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Just Trust Us, We’re the Government
The 4th Amendment

There’s been a lot of talk about tying cops’ hands behind their back unless a backdoor into your phone is built in. But are they really that restricted?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm August 12, 2015 Tags: ,
FAA Offers Private Property In Space Solution
A picture of the lunar surface taken by Apollo 17

Private property, as it stands now thanks to an almost 50 year old treaty, is impossible. But people are thinking of ways around it. Is this good or should we just scrap the treaty?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm February 3, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
My New Obsession: Kerbal Space Program
Minimus Landing

Don’t download this game unless you have some serious amount of time to dedicate to it. Because once you start… you may not be able to stop.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 9, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
Lock In
The cover of Lock In by John Scalzi

Colin review’s John Scalzi’s book Lock In, as the second part of his winter holiday reading marathon. It’s a complex book that deals with a lot of interesting themes but is also a fast paced mystery.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 8, 2015 Tags: , , ,
The Martian
The book cover to The Martian

An astronaut finds himself stuck on Mars, alone. Best case, a rescue mission is a year away. How will he ever survive? Colin reviews The Martian, a fascinating novel that’s equal parts science and survival.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,