Remember that 2006 movie Idiocracy? The one where Luke Wilson plays an average underachiever who wakes up 500 years in the future, only to realize that he’s now the smartest person on Earth? And everyone else is dumb — like, really dumb? Well, that movie is cruel and terrible and you should be ashamed for liking it. Seriously.
Source: io9 – Idiocracy Is a Cruel Movie and You Should Be Ashamed For Liking It
Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction and fantasy for everybody. Certain great books inspire scores of authors to create something new. Here are 21 of the most influential science fiction and fantasy books.
Source: Gizmodo – 21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever
Over the course of six weeks during the height of the Cold War, almost three million Soviets visited an exhibition that celebrated America. American kitchens, American art, American cars, and most especially American capitalism. The American National Exhibition in Moscow was a full-court press to convince the Soviet people of American superiority.
Source: Gizmodo – The All-American Expo That Invaded Cold War Russia
Seems like whenever I get distracted for a bit the TC Team goes crazy with updates. Anyways the core and TDB have been updated. Now we have the most recent TDB 335.54 with patches up to today.
Current Core: TrinityCore rev. bb8922a5e49f 2014-07-09 08:58:27 +0200 (HEAD branch) (Unix, Release)
Current DB: TDB 335.54
Check commits at github
There may be as many as 80,000 American prisoners currently locked-up in a SHU, or segregated housing unit. Solitary confinement in a SHU can cause irreversible psychological effects in as little as 15 days. Here’s what social isolation does to your brain, and why it should be considered torture.
Source: Gizmodo – Why Solitary Confinement Is The Worst Kind Of Psychological Torture