If you enjoy Cosmos, check out "Inside the living cell". It's a BBC documentary, you can find it on YouTube. Absolutely mind-blowing. It goes into serious detail on how our cells function, using CGI and sensible explanations. I honestly cant recommended it enough. Cell structure will be covered in Cosmos at some point, but probably not with as much detail.
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I'm 28 now and still in the same position I was when I left school... Ruggedly Handsome, and doing pretty much nothing. Not for lack of trying though. Just can't seem to land on the thing that I want to do and keep doing. The things I am good at are the things that it's very hard to get into. I'm still trying, but I only have so much time left before my savings are wiped out and I get locked down into some crummy job that I hate.
If I can barely survive while doing what I want to do, and be happy doing it, I will count that as as success.
Edit: On a related note, I recently attended my ten year school re-union. I helped organize some parts of it, and it was awesome meeting people I haven't seen in years. I know this is a nightmare scenario for a lot of people, especially if their careers / lives have gone off the rails a bit, or they aren't where they want to be.
I was shocked by how many people at the reunion were in the same boat as me. Even more shocking were the people who achieved their goals, got the job they wanted, started making some decent money, but were incredibly unhappy with their situation as they had begun to hate their work and dreaded the daily grind. One girl was in the process of quitting her 60k (euros) a year job and going back to college to get a primary school teaching degree (kids aged 4 - 13).
I was always determined not to settle for a job that I hate, and after that re-union I am more determined than ever. Unfortunately, that's not saying much! My determination is matched only by my lethargy and procrastination skills. It's a shitty mix.
What is the deal with this podcast? Why must I wait to engorge my ears with delicious goo?
They need to start making these all at the same time. Just record for about three weeks straight and release it all at once, like House of Cards on Netflix.
Dungeon Keeper 2. Most definitely. Favorite PC game of my youth. Countless hours played in the sandbox mode, and there are still people playing multiplayer games over VLAN (You gotta do some forum searching though).
So, I have been playing Titanfall all weekend. It is GREAT fun.
The sensation of moving through the environments is satisfying and fulfilling. The Titans feel powerful while in them, and if you take care of them, they can last a long time.
The general pace and movement speed reminds me of Call of Duty, but thats really where the similarities end (apart from all the fps tropes, obv).
I suggest anyone who is skeptical to play it in a friends house or something before you buy it. It seems really crazy and illogical to judge a game before you have given it a go yourself.
Whenever the PC Beta goes Open, I'll give it a shot.
Oooh hopefully that happens today