How to Build An Incredibly Cheap Death Star

By: Monday May 14, 2012 12:10 pm

I’ve seen a fair amount of discussion about the financial wisdom of the Empire in Star Wars building the Death Star. What all the analysis seems to miss, though, is how incredibly cheap such a device would be to build for an advanced civilization. People often forget how radically technology will change our ideas of cost.

Favorite Jesus/Christmas Movies

By: Friday December 25, 2009 12:30 pm

All I want for Christmas is to watch Hollywood’s Jesus films, like the full cycle of Star Wars movies, the Matrix, or the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, capped off with The DaVinci Code.

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