Who Are Our Time Lords?

In Sid Meier's classic game Civilization III, one of the first "technologies" that your chosen civilization must learn is the calendar (which, amusingly, unlocks the ability to build the Stonehenge, even if you happen to be the Chinese or Incas). As a teenager, this...

Music and Makeup

Perhaps you've seen one of those selfies where the person has used software to impose makeup on themselves. They can make their skin glisten and nose narrow and zits invisible. The app in question is probably Facetune, and I've always found it a fascinating name. The...


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