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The Geek Zodiac

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Everyone enjoys looking at what their zodiac sign is but isn't it about time there was a zodiac for geeks? Geek Tyrant has shown us a great zodiac aimed specifiaclly at geeks created by James Wright and Josh Eckert. Take a look and see what geek category your birth year falls under. Enjoy!

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The print on the bottom is a little hard to read. It says:

"† This is not to say that Ninja and Samurai are the same, only that they tend to appear around the same time and often in the same stories. And yes, Jedi Knight falls under this category (but depending on your reading, Han Solo would be either Pirate or Treasure Hunter).

* Also includes those who hunt the undead.

** “Desenrascanço (loosely translatable as “disentanglement”) is a Portuguese word used, in common language, to express an ability to solve a problem without having the knowledge or the adequate tools to do so, by use of imaginative resources or by applying knowledge to new situations.” - Wikipedia…

The Value of Smaug's Hobbit Treasure

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It's only natural that when you are reading a book and come to a scene with a dragon's treasure that you ask yourself, out of mere curiosity, how much the treasure could really be worth. Michael Noer of Forbes Magazine has actually done the math. Check out his article where he breaks down the components of Smaug's treasure and then what each component is worth. We know that Smaug sleeps on top of the treasure pile so Noer first figures out how big Smaug's relative size is and then begins to calculate the volume of the treasure pile. He ends up with the an equation to figure out the volume of the silver/gold pile that looks like this:

"V= 1/3 π r2 h = 1/3 * π * 9.62 * 7 = 675.6 cubic feet

But, obviously, the mound isn’t solid gold and silver.  We know it has a “great two-handled cups” in it – one of which Bilbo steals – and probably human remains, not to mention the air space between the coins.  Let’s assume that the mound is 30% air and bones.  That makes the…

WonderCon 2011 - Thundercats Trailer

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Attendees of WonderCon this past weekend were treated to a new, intense trailer for the much anticipated Thundercats show coming to Cartoon Network. This new trailer has lots of new footage and will undoubtedly get every Thundercats fan excited for this new show.

*Quick Thoughts*
I have to say that I actually do like the animation style. They've found a comfortable medium between "American animation" and "Japanese animation". One of the first things that confuses me is the opening narration. Am I to believe that this show is set on 3rd Earth and not Thundera before its destruction? We'll have to see how that works out. Never the less it's cool to see the Thunderan Army in battle (as well as Claudius). We see Lion-O become Lord of the Thundercats as well as Cheetara and Tygra in action which was really cool. And probably coolest of all, hearing Lion-O say, "Thunder...thunder...Thundercats...HOOOO!" and then hearing the growling tone of the the…

WonderCon 2011 - Green Lantern Trailer

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WonderCon 2011 was held this weekend in San Francisco. For those that are not aware, WonderCon is a comic, sci-fi, and motion picture convention that has been running since 1987. Fans in attendance were able to see something that I had thought not entirely possible; a Green Lantern trailer that makes the movie look amazing! Until now trailers for Green Lantern have had mixed reviews and have felt like they have been missing the mark a little. However, this 4 minute trailer should convince any comic or movie fan that this is a movie you just might want to check out after all. Green Lantern is in theaters June17th.