Tag: 2017

Dec 31 2017

The Final Countdown To 2018

I felt like letting Xadara leave 2017 in style. After the rather low point I feel the site hit in December, why not end it on a high note right? To that end, I felt the best way to go about this would be with the 1986 hit song, “The Final Countdown” by the band …

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Dec 31 2017

Closing Out 2017

Well, here we are, the end of 2017. I think most people would agree one way or another it was a hell of a year – 2016 was rough, but 2017 really took the cake for most everyone, me included. In some ways, the year here on my website was equally rough. It marked the …

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Dec 02 2017

Voyager 1 Fires Thrusters That Haven’t Been Used In 37 Years!

In a bit of space news that nearly made me tear up, it looks like NASA JPL has been able to successfully fire a  thruster system on Voyager 1 that hasn’t been used since 1980! These small rocket motors, designed to fire in long-duration burns for course correction, will be used in upcoming years to …

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Oct 28 2017

Angry Video Game Nerd Episode 150: Polybius

Since I’m planning to eventually review every single episode of the series (probably a never ending task, as I think about it) I’ve been avoiding covering AVGN episodes on release –  as nice as it would be to hit them while they are hot, I feel like I might wind up, down the line, running …

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Jan 01 2017

2017

Well, here we are. It’s the year 2017. Damn… that sounds futuristic as hell doesn’t it? Of course, I’ll be saying that about every forever, so it is what it is – 1984 sounded like the future way back when, after all, so it’s all relative. In any case, another year is upon us, and …

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Dec 23 2016

2017 Plans: An Update

2016 was a hell of a year. It had its good points, its bad points, and all in all, it was pretty much just like any other given year. The biggest element was about halfway through the year a focus change in my efforts from YouTube to this site proper. This was a change that …

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