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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Aug 30, 2019. 10 comments

Mystery Russia Explosion Reportedly Happened During Mission to Recover Nuclear-Powered Missile from Ocean

Mystery Russia Explosion Reportedly Happened During Mission to Recover Nuclear-Powered Missile from Ocean

U.S. intelligence has reportedly determined that a mysterious blast that occurred on Russia’s northern coast earlier this month took place during a mission to reclaim a nuclear-powered missile.

Last week Russia signaled that it had no interest in shedding light on the August 8 explosion that killed at least five people. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the Comprehensive...

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Jennings Brown Jennings Brown Aug 14, 2019. 19 comments

Mysterious Russian Nuclear Explosion Upgraded From Weird to Baffling Amid Evacuation Confusion

Mysterious Russian Nuclear Explosion Upgraded From Weird to Baffling Amid Evacuation Confusion

Russia military officials issued conflicting reports this week about whether residents in areas near a mysterious nuclear explosion must evacuate.

The confusing orders came about five days after an explosion at a military testing site killed at least seven people and caused a spike in radiation levels in a nearby city. The Russian Ministry of Defense initially said that a liquid-propellant...

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Alex Cranz Alex Cranz Jan 21, 2018. 17 comments

Intel Claims 90 Percent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumors of New Attacks Arrive

Intel Claims 90 Percent of Affected CPUs Have Live Patches Just as Rumors of New Attacks Arrive

This morning in a press release, Intel announced that it has “issued firmware updates for 90 percent of Intel CPUs introduced in the past five years.” But it’s possible the flurry of patches is just beginning.

These Intel CPU updates patch major vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre , which security researchers say affect most CPUs—including Intel’s.

If you happen to have an Intel CPU...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 17, 2017. 18 comments

Spectre Will Be The Last James Bond Film For Director Sam Mendes

<i>Spectre </i>Will Be The Last James Bond Film For Director Sam Mendes

Many people think the most recent James Bond film, Skyfall, was one of the best. Credit for that goes largely to director Sam Mendes, who brought his Oscar-winning skills to the action franchise. He begrudgingly came back for the upcoming film, Spectre, but now says this will probably be his last one.

Speaking with the BBC, the American Beauty director said the following about coming back for...

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Charlie Jane Anders Charlie Jane Anders Sep 06, 2017. 24 comments

Spectre is Way Too Ridiculous A Movie To Take Itself So Seriously

<i>Spectre </i>is Way Too Ridiculous A Movie To Take Itself So Seriously

James Bond movies are generally ridiculous, although they run the gamut from Casino Royale to Moonraker. Spectre, the new one that’s out today, is definitely one of the more ridiculous of the bunch—but holds itself with a kind of overly grim dignity, like a teenage executioner. The good news? The action sequences are amazing, and the film looks utterly gorgeous.

What Is The Best James Bond...

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Katharine Trendacosta Katharine Trendacosta Aug 22, 2017. 24 comments

The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

The 5 Best And 5 Worst "I Wanted to Get Caught" Villain Schemes

Villains sure do like to be captured on purpose, don't they? We've seen it again and again as a trope, but it's not always a bad thing. Sometimes, it does show just how brilliant our bad guy is. And sometimes, it shows just how stupid our heroes are. Here are the best — and worst — times a villain got sent to the slammer deliberately.

Why do so many villains get caught on purpose?

The first...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 18, 2017. 21 comments

The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Movie Posters That Will Never Be Released 

The Most Heartbreakingly Beautiful Movie Posters That Will Never Be Released 

If you think the posters Mondo releases are cool, wait until you see the ones they can’t. For every poster that makes it to print, several alternate versions are canceled, for a slew of different reasons. Once a year, Mondo pulls back the curtain on its most beautiful failures.

Mondo is the poster and collectable brand of Alamo Drafthouse. In the past several years, it’s turned into a pop...

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