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Interview: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, the Science of the Dark Tower

Those of you that have heard the Dark Tower episodes of the podcast, know that I really enjoy the theoretical science that goes into it. One day, whilst pondering another MIND = BLOWN episode of StarTalk Radio, I got to thinking about the Tower, and how a scientist would view these various things. On a whim, I decided to shoot an email off to, none other than, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium and world renowned astrophysicist, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. To my surprise, he did a short email interview with me regarding the topic! I am so excited to bring you this interview! Dr. Tyson is a man that I look up to greatly, even as a lowly hobbyist of astronomy and physics. What follows is that interview, and I will say it again, MIND = BLOWN! Is there anything this guy doesn’t know?

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Stephen King Fancast: Eyes of the Dragon with Shaun Collins

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On this episode of the Stephen King Fancast, Shawn Collins and I discuss “Eyes of the Dragon.” Shaun is one of the hosts of a Doctor Who Podcast that I am a big fan of called Travelling the Vortex.

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Stephen King Blog: WOAH! That was THAT Dude? – Seth Green

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I’m pretty sure everyone is familiar with Seth Green, even if they don’t know it. He is the voice of Chris Griffin in Family guy,

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He is the creator of Robot Chicken,

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Summer is Baseball Time/Happy Early Father’s Day!

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I understand that this blog is mostly geared toward facets of geekery and nerdity, I know, because it’s my blog and that was the goal. I also understand that very few nerds couldn’t give a damn about sports, and I, for the most part, am part of that group. The one way in which I differ is a local Single A baseball team, the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes!

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Stephen King Fancast: Willa feat. Christopher Birk

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The podcast is back! It’s been a long time coming since Mevio shut this podcast down (read more about that here) but it’s finally back! I am still bitter about the shutdown, however, so feel free to Tweet your hate to them on my behalf. >:)

On this episode, I am joined by  the Director of  the “Willa” adaptation, Christopher Birk. We discuss the “Willa” short story from “Just After Sunset,” and the making of Chris’ film adaptation of “Willa.” Should you be interested in finding out more info on the film, you can watch the trailer below and visit the Official Website, at Alphatree Productions.

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Facebook is Now Making Business Pages Pay-to-Post

This is a screen grab from Facebook. I am an admin of this page, and Facebook wants businesses to now pay for the people who have already “Liked” that page to get updates in their news feeds. This new update has not yet been implemented across the board, but it is going to be. There is a bunch of more info on this topic over on AlwaysUpward, who have gone through the motions to figure out a work around. You can read that series of 2 articles by clicking here if you want to make sure you continue receiving updates via Facebook. It is a pretty convoluted series of steps, and it may be easier to set up a Twitter. Your call.

That being the case, I want to take a minute to let you know that the Facebook pages for my various sites (Alloy Productions, Stephen King Fansite and MetalsPeak) will still be in existence, but I am going to use it a lot less. I will send the posts to Facebook still, but only about 10% of you will see the posts in your news feeds. If you want to see all of the posts that go up on these blogs, then I suggest you subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up for an account with Google+ or Twitter. Twitter is my preferred method of social networking, and probably the most accessible, so that is what I suggest. Links to our other social sites can be found at the bottom of this blog post, for each site. You can also subscribe to this blog or hit me up on Twitter or Google+ to see all of those posts as well. Those links are at the top of the sidebar on the page you are currently on.

Understand that Facebook is backing all of its “Page” users into a corner with this move and it is out of our hands.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but if I wanted to pay Facebook for people to see my posts, I would run an ad. As I said before, this new functionality has not yet been implemented on all pages, so I’m trying to make you aware of it before I have to start paying to make sure you see it.

Thanks for your attention to this matter,

Matt Jacobs

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