Browsing Archives of Author »Dan Handley«

Artificial Intelligence: Hawking’s Flaw

July 21, 2014


  A couple of months ago, Stephen Hawking published an article warning about the possibility of the rise of sophistication in artificial intelligence might mean the machines could soon enslave us all. When a scientist of Hawking’s stature says something, people take it seriously. It’s bad enough when so-called “experts” claim that in twenty years, […]

ONCE UPON A TIME There Was A Brief Showdown

April 12, 2014


Episode 316 “It’s Not Easy Being Green” [Photos: ABC/Jack Rowand] There was a witch, a queen, a funeral … and a Tom Baker scarf! So there was this glowing green (radioactive?) cyclone that dropped a baby. The kiddo was found by a peasant couple who managed to deduce that it was a girl in spite […]

ONCE UPON A TIME There Was A Split Personality

April 5, 2014


  Episode 315 “Quiet Minds” [Photos: ABC/Jack Rowand] Rumpelstiltskin is back, but what about Neal? And what’s with all the filler conversation? Emma went to the diner prior to it opening in order to meet with David, Mary Margaret, Regina, and Hook. They had one of their this-is-for-the-audience-in-case-they-weren’t-paying-attention discussions about what was going on. In […]

ONCE UPON A TIME Things Got A Bit Hairy

March 29, 2014


Episode 314 “The Tower”  [Photos: ABC/Jack Rowand] So this time they tried to make a horror film, but with more hair! So Charming was in a castle and walked into a nursery, apparently Emma’s. Seems impossible. Then a fully-grown Emma showed up in a ball gown and wanted him to teach her to dance for […]

ONCE UPON A TIME The Family Tree Got Even More Complicated

March 22, 2014


Episode 313 “Witch Hunt” As if the family tree wasn’t complicated enough, it now is even more complex. Plus, a shout out to the Lollipop Guild! We’ll get to those in a bit.  But first … So the Wicked Witch is in the Evil Queen’s castle going through her stuff. And the convoy of heroes […]

ONCE UPON A TIME They Reset The Reset

March 12, 2014


Episode 312 “New York City Serenade” It’s been a rather long wait for new episodes of Once Upon A Time. These split seasons can be rather annoying. Then there was some sporting event in Russia that set everyone back even further. So now that Regina pushed the Reset button at the end of the mid-season […]

Super Heroes Part 2: Strong ‘N Tough

January 9, 2014


As I stated in Part 1, we’re going to figure out how to make some real-world super heroes. To begin looking at creating powers, let’s start with two things that are almost obligatory in the comic book world. Let’s look at how to make heroes super strong, and how to make them super tough. The […]


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