Posts in December, 2015

Complete Star Wars timeline – calendar of significant events and characters in the Star Wars universe

// December 21st, 2015 // No Comments » // Movies and TV

Remember, the Star Wars universe exists beyond the movies. Many novels, comic books, television series, and spinoff movies expand upon the universe as explained in the 9 canonical movies. Based on the Coruscant tropical year, this calendar uses the Battle of Yavin (when the first Death Star was destroyed) as its epoch or year zero. […]

Really? Paul Ryan snuck the full text of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act into the emergency budget bill last night

// December 16th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

I suspect this will be big news over the course of the next few days and rightfully so. With the threat of government shutdown looming, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced a 2,000-page “omnibus” budget bill as a last-minute compromise. Most of the bill looks fairly legit until you get to page 1,728 where […]

Anonymous Troll ISIS Day – a collection of the funniest ISIS memes making the rounds

// December 11th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

Since Daesh relies heavily on social media to spread its propaganda, Anonymous created a unique #TrollingDay (Troll ISIS Day) social media event encouraging users saturate social media with ISIS-related memes. Here’s a sample of the ISIL memes making the rounds on December 11, 2015.

We have ISIS’s secret internal administrative plans – and man, are they a doozy

// December 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

The following was purportedly leaked from an ISIS administrator to researcher Aymenn al-Tamimi who passed the document to The Guardian. Despite relatively immature prose that looks like it was written in crayon, the document was published in several sources. Various English translations are floating around the web and I took the clearest of each to […]

Obama’s address to the nation – Is the US government attempting to calm the public or instill more fear?

// December 7th, 2015 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

The president’s speech last night was long, dry, and full of fluff. I’ve taken the time to transcribe the speech and inject quick summaries after each paragraph so you can skip the mumbo-jumbo and get to the gist of the message.