There’s a mind-bending physics experiment that suggests to many people that the past can be rewritten. A choice in the experiment appears to affect a measurement but the choice is made after the measurement is recorded. The future choice appears to determine the past measurement (hence, delayed-choice).

Weird imagery to show quantum stuff is happening, ooooooooh. Via Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/wormhole-time-travel-portal-vortex-2514312/

Changing the past!? Retrocausality!? Who would believe such a thing!? Well… me. I wasn’t alone. It seems that 99% of people who come across videos and blogs about the experiment online seem to come away thinking the past can be rewritten due to the weirdness of quantum mechanics or at the very least…


The Mandalorian is bringing back important characters from The Clone Wars and Rebels. Disney also just announced several new shows/movies featuring key characters from the animated shows. The good news? Both are pretty enjoyable and introduce beloved characters and story arcs. The shows even manage to elevate the prequel movies and have a few moments that may change future viewings of the original trilogy. The bad news? There are plenty of filler episodes that aren’t particularly fun or important, especially early on in both shows. If you have all the time in the world, watch both shows in their entirety…


Update: This post was just a quick rant. If I knew it would become so popular I would have put in more effort. I get so many emails about this piece and it gets linked to so often that it just goes to show how much of a problem this is in education. I’m glad it’s helping people. I keep changing where I blog so I’m leaving this version here on Medium so people can always link to it.

This is a big pet peeve. Let’s get straight to business: the terms “homeobox” and “Hox” are not interchangeable. They do…


So I just got out of the cinema after seeing Rise of Skywalker for the first time. I liked some bits (cute aliens, cool droids, exciting moments) but was mostly disappointed with the film in terms of pacing, writing, and a lot of the decisions. That said, they did almost everything I’ve been saying they would since December 2015 with one exception. Spoilers ahead!

So not everything in Star Wars is cannon anymore but the new films still borrow elements from lesser known stories. I’m on a bit of a roll predicting things like this including the GoT finale and…


Tane wo Maku Tori (たねをまく鳥, seed-sowing bird), is a puzzle game for the WonderSwan where you help a sad bird grow plants so it has enough food to feed its family.

Controls

Tane wo Maku Tori is played with the WonderSwan held in portrait orientation. This means the Y buttons are on the bottom left and the X buttons are on the bottom right. …


The Densha de Go (電車でGO!) games are train simulators using real routes in Japan and featuring real trains. They might appeal to anyone who has enjoyed recent titles like Euro Truck Simulator. The series has featured in arcades, home consoles, and portable systems including the Japan-exclusive Bandai WonderSwan.

The first entry on the WonderSwan features 4 different routes with 4 different trains. This game can be quite difficult at first and you really have to learn your routes well to improve. Hopefully this manual will help.

Controls

To navigate menus, use the X buttons like a D-pad to move the cursor…


The following translation is for the WonderSwan Color’s manual. The original WonderSwan and later WonderSwan Crystal are almost identical in function so this manual should be applicable to all of them. I have skipped over legal information and the most basic safety notices. What you’ll find here is everything you need to know to use your quirky, Japan-only handheld.

Buttons

Face of the device (holding it in landscape):

  • Y buttons are the ones in the top left. Starting from the top and going clockwise they are Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4. …


Rhyme Rider Kerorikan (ライムライダー・ケロリカン), a rhythm game for the Bandai WonderSwan, was developed by NanaOn-Sha around the time they were releasing PaRappa the Rapper and Vib-Ribbon. It’s stylish, quirky, fun, but also surprisingly difficult. The game is frequently recommended to English-speakers getting into WonderSwan games since it doesn’t have much in-game text compared to RPGs like Final Fantasy or Romancing Saga. However, you need to understand the manual in order to know the button combinations to use in-game.

Rhyme Rider Kerorikan doesn’t come with a traditional game manual. Instead there are various cards included in the box that explain different…


Firstly, I need to be clear that I don’t think I’m the only person who has come up with this theory. My evidence is that I believe GRRM is leaving clues in the books so naturally I expect others to reach the same conclusion. But it’s funny to me because I’ve been telling my friends this theory for almost a decade and swearing that I know exactly who will eventually sit on the Iron Throne and it looks like I was right. …


This is the sixth article in a series about amazing women in tech history. Previous entries have featured Margaret Hamilton, Grace Hopper, the ENIAC programmers, Katherine Johnson, and the women of Bletchley Park.

Today’s entry is a bit of an anomaly. We’ve covered some inspiring women in this series but most of them aren’t well-known to the general public. This is particularly true for the ENIAC programmers, who were forgotten for most of their lives; and the women of Bletchley Park, who had to keep their life-saving work secret for 30 years. Hedy Lamarr, on the other hand, was a…

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