January 2, 2017 • Humor, Geek
We all know Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics:
1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2. A robot must obey orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3. A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.
But that hardly covers every interaction a robot might have. Here are 25 additional laws of robotics, to cover any eventuality.
December 23, 2016 • Humor, Geek
When it comes to planning a thoughtful and engaging party, Leslie Knope is the end all and be all. We were thrilled when Leslie Knope let us peek into her party planning binder for the U.S. Department of the Interior Midwest Division Christmas Hanukkah Extravaganza. This is a party you won’t want to miss.
December 23, 2016 • Fiction, Humor
Since Nintendo has released the NES Classic Edition console, we're bringing back another classic. This season, give the gift of retro reading...with actual books! Sure, tablets are great. They offer the ability to carry hundreds of books in one compact device. And while we love and support e-books, we're jumping at the chance to get back to original books—in print format!
December 22, 2016 • Humor
December 21, 2016 • Classics, Fiction, Humor
Marley was dead to begin with. Just another of the many corpses in this filthy city. Scrooge was Marley’s partner, but what did that add up to, when all was said and done? Nothing more than a plugged nickel. You could still make out the “Marley and” over the “Scrooge Investigations” on the cheap door to the dark office they shared once. Bobbi Cratchet had twice asked Scrooge if he wanted to scrape it off proper, class up the joint. But Scrooge would have none of it.