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“Roll Out!” – World of Tanks comes to the XBox 360

The folks at Wargaming.net have brought their flagship online wargame for the PC over to the XBox 360. The game is free to download and play – but I will warn you now it is utterly addictive.  Let me put it this way : this is the kind of game that invades your dreams. The […]

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Exploring the Uses of Kik and Staying Safe

Are you the type of person that loves to keep in touch with your friends and family at all times? If so, you definitely need to check out Kik. It is possible that you remember the old BlackBerry messenger service. Kik was modeled after that old application. Kik is an instant messaging service, which is […]

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The Shutdown: The Price of Political Posturing Part 1

This is a rather good first vlog from our pal Miguel Fernandez.

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Will You Be A Refugee In The Climate Disaster?

The Intergovernmental panel On Climate Change (IPCC) has finished its fifth report, and more scientists than ever now agree that climate change is real, is caused primarily by humans and is going to create massive problems in the latter half of this century. Richard Schiffman at The Atlantic writes: The polar icecaps are melting faster […]

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Iggy and the Stooges, San Jose Sat. night, last show ever?

Iggy and the Stooges will be going on an extended leave after headlining the C2SV Festival in San Jose this Saturday night. Who knows, this could be the last Stooges show ever. It includes James Williamson and Mike Watt. Bassist Mike Watt is best known for the Minutemen and fIREHOSE. I was lucky enough to […]

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Changing The Tempo at NTS

When we launched Not The Singularity, we had high hopes for the site. We hoped to create a fusion space where folk could read commentary on politics, gaming, foreign affairs, literature, music and so forth without being patronized,  and without having to cleave to any ideology other than being interested in the subject matter. We […]

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Is It Time for the World to Intervene in America’s Bloody Civil War?

Heh: That’s America, we say, as news of the latest massacre breaks – last week it was the slaughter of 12 people by Aaron Alexis at Washington DC’s navy yard – and move on. But what if we no longer thought of this as just a problem for America and, instead, viewed it as an […]

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Syrian Rebels Shift Towards Peace Conference, Russia Offers Troops For Chemical Cleanup

It’s very early days yet but I’m beginning to think peace in Syria may, like the war has had until now, have a momentum all of its own. The first encouraging sign comes from the main rebel group. The President of the opposition Syrian National Coalition, Ahmad Jarba, has said the Coalition is ready to attend an […]

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Review of the new series Sleepy Hollow

There are few classic stories that hold a special place in my heart. So it makes me uneasy when I see a new re-telling of one. The pilot of Sleepy Hollow was something I was curious about.  The 1999 movie with Johnny Depp wasn’t bad I thought. But this was a series set in modern […]

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Assad Fully Complies With Call To Detail Chemical Arsenal – Report

Here’s some good news for a change. (Reuters) – Syria has handed over information about its chemical arsenal to a U.N.-backed weapons watchdog, meeting the first deadline of an ambitious disarmament operation that averted the threat of Western air strikes. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said on Saturday it had “received the expected […]

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