October 20, 2016

Brett Singer Live Returns

Brett Singer Live has returned! Listen to it right here!

Next time we’ll get someone else to be on the air with me. Will it be you? It might be. Let me know on the Facebooks or the Twitters if you’re interested. Several fine folks have already said they will join me in my media endeavor, which is greatly appreciated.

You can also listen to past shows here. AND you can get my show on iTunes. Yes. iTunes. Click here and iTunes will open and all will be right with the world.

But I’m back! Let’s go!

Source: Guess Who’s Back? 10/19 by Brett Singer | Entertainment Podcasts

October 19, 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer? Yes please!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer

Watch it now. You want to. I want you to. I wish to bring you joy.

And now I bring you sadness, or at least not-joy. You’ll have to wait until May 5, 2017 to see the movie. Oh well. Deal with it.

October 11, 2016

We’re Going To Mars?

Apparently we’re going to Mars. Seriously. Well, soon. Check this out from President Obama (via CNN):

English: Diagram of the interplanetary traject...

English: Diagram of the interplanetary trajectory of Mars Polar Lander enroute from Earth to Mars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space,” writes the President, “sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth.”

Source: Barack Obama: America will take the giant leap to Mars – CNN.com

And if you want a job on Mars, check this out.

October 6, 2016

Presidential Family Time

This DaddyTips Featured Video is of Michelle Obama on Stephen Colbert’s show discussing Presidential Family Time. It’s very funny and also nice. You should watch it.


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September 29, 2016

Alien Megastructure WHAAAT?

Scientists have discovered an “alien megastructure” in space.

Bill is alien

Bill is alien (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That’s less cool than it sounds. Despite being SUPER COOL, this picture doesn’t help.

The video over at Business Insider (link) is very well made and definitely gets the point across in a short amount of time. That’s useful. And I’ll admit that the picture of what appears to be the Death Star got me to click.

BUT. Let’s calm down for a second. We don’t really know what this space thing is. And to be fair to Business Insider, the phrase “The peculiar dipping events in the disk-bearing young-stellar object EPIC 204278916” are not very exciting when you have no idea what they mean.

Space news is cool. We’ve discussed this. So if it takes using Star Wars style imagery to draw us in… well, I can live with that. I just hope our alien overlords are nice.

I kid. Sort of.

No one knows why these stars are acting so peculiar.

Source: New alien megastructure star discovered – Business Insider

September 22, 2016

Teach Your Kids What a Phone Is

Via Sue Walsh on Medium:

A friend recently told me that he asked his son to answer the phone. He and his wife have a backup landline, as cell reception can be spotty in their apartment. As the phone rang, the son ran around looking for it, not knowing where it was, even though the landline was in plain view. He thought “phone” was his Mom’s orange-cased iPhone. Without knowing that the ringing was coming from that unidentifiable thing on the wall, the call was missed.

The rest of the article is good too. The part I quoted is specifically about kids not knowing what a land-line is. They should. Teach them. ‘Kay?

Source: Digitization and The Loss of Iconography – Posted by SYPartners – Medium

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September 21, 2016

Connect a PS4 Controller to a Mac

I recently discovered Steam for video games (very late adopter over here) and for most games I prefer a controller to the keyboard/mouse thing. What to do?

English: A Sony PlayStation 2 DualShock 2 cont...

English: A Sony PlayStation 2 DualShock 2 controller. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(NOTE: the picture above is of a PS2 controller. This article is about connecting a PS4 controller. But I didn’t have a photo of a PS4 controller I could use for free. You might be able to use a PS2 controller as well. As always, YMMV.)

Turns out it’s fairly easy — OK, super easy — to use a PS4 controller on a Mac, which is what I have. Basically, you plug it in and it works. Wireless usage via Bluetooth is also possible, although I’m old so I prefer wired.

Click through to Macworld.co.uk to see full instructions.

If you’re looking for a great controller for playing games on a Mac, look no further than the PS4 DualShock. The stock gamepad for the PlayStation 4 is a great controller, and it’s easy to set up. In this feature, we’ll show you how to connect a PS4 gamepad to your Mac

Source: How to connect a PS4 games controller to a Mac – Features – Macworld UK

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