Revolution #1

Sep. 29th, 2016 05:09 pm
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"Think about all the great characters that fall under the Hasbro umbrella. The Transformers, G. I. Joe, ROM, M.A.S.K., the Micronauts! All of these properties have their own exciting back stories and histories. Well, in Revolution, all of those ideas collide in a huge way. During this series, we’ll discover that these characters exist in the same world. We’ll see how their histories and futures are intertwined, and we’ll establish a huge shared universe from this point forward."

- Cullen Bunn

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Marble statuette of triple-bodied Hekate and the three Graces. Hekate presided over pathways and crossroads, especially at night. She was the goddess of the moon and of nocturnal sorcery.

Roman, 1st–2nd century A.D.

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Posted by Mahvesh Murad


Welcome back to Midnight in Karachi, a weekly podcast about writers, publishers, editors, illustrators, their books and the worlds they create, hosted by Mahvesh Murad.

Author Marie Brennan is on the podcast this week, talking about dragons, amnesiacs and her new epic fantasy novella, Cold-Forged Flame. Available now from Publishing, you can read an excerpt here.


Listen to Midnight in Karachi Episode 65 (24:53):

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Posted by Kieran Shiach

This week saw the last issue of the current volume of Sean Ryan, Cory Smith, Andres Mossa and Albert Deschesne's Nova, which over the course of eleven issues has been a real coming-of-age story for Sam Alexander, who has grown into confident and worthy successor to the Nova name.

In the final issue, Sam finally got answers about where his powers come from, but along the way he set in motion events that returned an iconic Marvel hero to the spotlight.

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Posted by Kevin Fitzpatrick

We’re just hours away from binging all that Marvel’s Netflix Luke Cage has to offer, but don’t hold it against star Simone Missick for dropping an anticipated spoiler early. Not only will Misty Knight live to fight another day, the Marvel fan-favorite will also arm up for The Defenders crossover series.

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Google Chrome 54.0.2840.41 Beta

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Google’s game changing browser Chrome combines sophisticated technology with a simple UI, to create a faster, safer and easier browsing experience. Launched in 2008, Google Chrome quickly dominated the browser market to become the most used browser globally within 4 years of its public release. Google’s rapid and continuous development cycle ensure...

Razer Cortex

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Razer Cortex is a free app that has a number of useful tools; it lets gamers launch games whilst boosting computer performance, back up save games, record in-game footage and find bargain deals on games.

The main function of the app is to let gears find the best deals they can get their hands on. It provides a price comparison engine that helps ...

Avira System Speedup

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Avira System Speedup is the one-click tune-up suite that accelerates your speed, deep cleans your PC, thereby freeing up storage space on your hard drive, and prolonging your PC’s battery life.

Avira System Speedup is broken down into 3 Feature sets:


Avira System Speedup will first of all analyze your system to...

Driver Booster Free

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Driver Booster Free from IOBit is a really useful tool that will always keep your system up to date. It scans your system automatically after installation and provides you with a comprehensive list of your computer's drivers with full information regarding their age and if they need replacing. If they do need replacing then Driver Booster Free can ...

NK2Edit 3.26

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NK2Edit is a small and lightweight utility, which enables you to edit files with an .NK2
extension, which are created by Outlook. The files are used by the 'AutoComplete' feature that
helps you in completing an email addresses or contact details in Outlook.
As Outlook does not provide any ability to edit the 'AutoComplete' list, the NK2Edit


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Krita is an Open Source painting tool that has been designed for illustrators, concept artists, the VFX industry, and matte and texture artists. Krita has numerous innovative features to help the amateur and professionals alike.

Key Tools include:

Brush engines.
Brush stabilizers.
Pop-up palette.
Wrap-around mode.
Resource manager.

NetSetMan 4.2.3

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NetSetMan is really useful utility that allows you to quickly switch between pre-configured network settings*.

This is great if you travel frequently and connect to different networks. You can capture, modify and apply network settings, depending on which network setup you are connected to.

Key Features include:

IP addresses.
WiFi ma...

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Posted by Maddie Stone on Gizmodo, shared by Mario Aguilar to io9

File this under bad news for humanity’s climate ambitions: The dams and reservoirs we use to harness ‘clean’ hydroelectric power and irrigate our crops apparently emit carbon. A lot of it. All told, man-made reservoirs release roughly a gigaton of heat-trapping greenhouse gases each year. That’s more than the entire nation of Canada.


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Posted by Stef Schrader

Hyundai’s brand new N-division seems to be honoring the secret request of every hoser who’s mispronounced the marque’s name as “Hoon-day.” Their new racing-focused concept isn’t just a preview of N-cars to come, but a caged track beast with Lambo doors that I would spend many days hooning if given the chance.


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Posted by Jon Brodkin

Enlarge / The new rules, now delayed, would require cable companies to make TV apps for devices such as the Apple TV and Roku. (credit: Andrew Cunningham)

The Federal Communications Commission has delayed a vote on a plan that would require pay-TV operators to make free TV applications, so cable subscribers will have to wait longer for an alternative to renting set-top boxes from cable companies.

The FCC was scheduled to vote on final rules at its monthly meeting today, but the item was removed from the agenda just before the meeting began. The commission's Democratic majority still seems determined to issue new rules, but there have been objections from the cable industry and disagreements among Democratic commissioners over some of the details. 

"We have made tremendous progress—and we share the goal of creating a more innovative and inexpensive market for these consumer devices," Chairman Tom Wheeler and fellow Democrats Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel said today in a joint statement. "We are still working to resolve the remaining technical and legal issues and we are committed to unlocking the set-top box for consumers across this country.”

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Posted by Ars Staff


This year marks the 25th anniversary of Sid Meier’s Civilization. It’s an important milestone for a series that has shaped the strategy genre in countless ways over the last quarter-century. The release of Civilization VI is the next big step, and after 2014’s good-but-not-outstanding Civilization: Beyond Earth, which felt more like a spinoff than a sequel, expectations are high.

The good news is that in the 15 hours and several hundred turns I've poured into a pre-release version of the game—which features all of the structural and mechanical features from the retail release, half of the game’s 20 distinct civilisations, a comprehensive list of different map types, three map sizes, and two game speeds—Civ VI is already very good indeed. It might even be the most in-depth Civilization game to date.

Sure is purdy

Of course, the most recognisable change is the art style. While Civ VI retains the functional hex-grid structure introduced by Civ V, developer Firaxis has dropped the more realistic look, redesigning everything with brighter colours and cartoonish characters more similar to those in Civilization Revolution. The results are absolutely gorgeous, and while I’m sure the visuals will divide opinion, I’d argue Firaxis has picked the better-looking of the two aesthetic approaches. The game has a real sense of flair, and screenshots really haven’t done it justice—it looks beautiful in motion.

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I think the Golden Age of Television is a term that will soon not be applied to the current state of TV. What seemed like a bastion for original, unique content is quickly going down a route many say movies have gone down, one plagued by reboots, remakes, and “reimaginings”. Don’t believe me? Well then take this one example: THE EXORCIST, LETHAL WEAPON, S.W.A.T., and BEHIND...
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Dear yuletide writer:

First of all, I want to say a big thank you for agreeing to write a story for me. I love all the fandoms I've chosen, so I will be happy with a story for any request. If you've already got a story in mind, then go for it! These are all just possible jumping off points if, like me, you like having prompts as a starting point.

Since it's entirely possible we don't know each other, I figured I'd give you some basics about me and some tips on the kinds of things I like/dislike in stories.

Where to find me: I am [personal profile] musesfool on DW/LJ, victoria_p/[ profile] musesfool on AO3, and [ profile] cacchieressa on tumblr, plus I have a recs journal at [personal profile] unfitforsociety.

Likes )

Dislikes )

To sum up, mostly what I want is for the characters to have fun hanging out with each other, because I love hanging out with them. If it can be described by the phrase "hijinks ensue," you're probably nailing it.

In all cases, if you have an idea that uses all the characters I've requested, that's awesome, but if you don't/can't, that's okay, too. Certainly my suggestions include ideas that may not use all the requested characters, so don't feel like you need to shoehorn someone in if it doesn't work with what you're writing.

This year, I consciously chose to have a theme of con artists, grifters, and thieves in my requests, so if you are up for writing heist fic, I sure hope we get matched! If that is not in your wheelhouse (certainly, writing it is not in mine, though I love reading it), I've provided a bunch of other options, so I hope you find something here that sparks for you.

In terms of specifics, I tried to expand a little in this letter about what I like about the source (actual request details are in italics, addenda in plain text). I hope you find it helpful.

Note: these are in alpha order by fandom; I really do want all of them, so don't worry about which one you match on - I will be happy with any of them!

The Middleman: The Middleman; Wendy Watson; Noser
details )

Ocean's (Movies): Danny Ocean; Rusty Ryan
details )

Six of Crows Series - Leigh Bardugo: Inej Ghafa; Kaz Brekker
details; contains spoilers for Crooked Kingdom )

A Year and A Day in Old Theradane - Scott Lynch: Amarelle Parathis; Brandwin Miris; Sophara Miris; Shraplin Self–Made
details )

Thanks again, dear writer! I hope you have a great [community profile] yuletide!

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Posted by Mihăiță Bamburic

Now that Android 7.0 is officially available, OnePlus 3 users are starting to wonder when their "flagship killer" will receive a software update to Nougat. The smartphone has received frequent updates since its launch in June, but the latest version of OxygenOS that you can get today has yet to make the move from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. OnePlus is committed to improving the software for its third flagship, as evidenced by the numerous updates released so far and the introduction of a community build, and, as such, it should not come as a surprise to hear that it is "actively working" on bringing… [Continue Reading]

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Prep the powder: Terence Winter—a man who knows a thing or two about scenes involving copious drug consumption—is going to tackle the script for Universal’s Scarface remake, according to Variety. The writing duties for the project have changed hands quite a bit: David Ayer took a stab, as did Straight Outta Compton’s Jonathan Herman. But now, with Antoine Fuqua on board to direct, it will get what Variety calls a “polish” from the capable hands of Winter, known for his work on The Wolf Of Wall Street, Boardwalk Empire, and of late Vinyl. What do all these properties have in common? Cocaine.

Just as the 1983 version of Scarface altered the details of the story in the 1932 original, focusing on a man from Cuba in Miami rather than one from Italy in Chicago, the new one will also change up the circumstances of the tale ...

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Posted by woody

A timely question from JC. I rarely discuss politics, but this, at its heart, is a technical question, not a political one. Please forgive me for the epithet, which I rarely use as well, but it’s most appropriate here: Woody, What’s your take on the USA losing control of the internet, and how do you […]
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Posted by Timothy Cain

Remaining relatively faithful to the Sway Concept from last year’s Geneva Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the fifth-generation Micra at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, more than six years after the fourth-generation Micra arrived. Directed at the European market, which Nissan says is the world’s largest market for hatchbacks, the Micra is not at all intended for […]

The post All-New Nissan Micra Goes On Sale In Europe In March, Not In Canada Anytime Soon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

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Posted by Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Alan Henry to Lifehacker

It’s easy enough to find the cheapest flight for your destination—there’s no shortage of tools to help you do that. The problem is, there’s usually a reason the flight is cheap: it’s a red eye, it’s a terrible airline, or there’s a long layover. Hopper’s latest update tells you when to buy the flight you actually want for the best price.


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Posted by Katie Levine

Let’s jam this in before the end of September, anyway! Janet and her onscreen husband Todd Anderson (You’re the Worst) put together the most Frankensteined JV Club episode to date- ranging multiple locations and dates. But no need to fear- there’s still plenty of M.A.S.H., tales of high school horror and movie chat, just maybe not in the order you’d expect!

Follow @janetvarney and @jvclubpodcast on Twitter!


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Posted by Chris Coffel

Director Charles Band’s 1990 horror classic Meridian is coming to Blu-Ray for the first time on October 24. Band’s Full Moon Entertainment is releasing the film which stars Twin Peaks’ Sherilyn Fenn as a beautiful young artist who must choose her destiny in this hauntingly sensual tale of love, passion and revenge.
Catherine Bomarzini (Sherilyn Fenn; Twin Peaks, Fatal Instinct, Gilmore Girls) returns to the family castle in Italy after her father’s death and gets caught in the web of a mysterious love triangle: a man (Malcom Jamieson) who is at times repulsive, at other times enchanting; and a creature of the night whose gentle eyes and touch reveal his infinite love and devotion.

With the help of Martha (Hilary Mason), her faithful childhood nanny, and the ghost of a slain young girl, Catherine discovers the medieval curse that threatens their lives and only she can dispel.

Alex Daniels and Phil Fondacaro are also in the cast of the cult classic which is produced by Band & Debra Dion.



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