Star Wars The Last Jedi – The worst Star Wars ever made?

Warning: This is a review about the newest Star Wars movie that is currently in cinemas. If you haven’t watched it but plan to do so, this review contains spoilers that will influence your movie experience.

Actually, I wanted to write a blog post about a comparison between the two modern Star Wars movies The Force Awakens (TFA) and Rogue One (RO). I really enjoyed RO and its unconventional approach to the franchise, whereas I disliked TFA for being too repetitive and stale. In my opinion, TFA was a poor copy of Episode IV with new (but underdeveloped) characters. While wouldn’t consider it the worst Star Wars movie ever, it left me unsatisfied and killed my hype for the upcoming episodes. RO did a way better job in expanding the universe and delivering a good story with believable characters. And the last scene was pure beauty.

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Nate Silver – The Signal and the Noise

Many people were shocked after Donald Trump won the United States presidential elections of 2016. They were fooled by false sense of security, supported by many mainstream poll and prediction sites forecasting Hillary Clinton to win. But how could the pollsters be so wrong? And how is it possible to improve future predictions? These are some of the questions, the book The Signal and the Noise wants to answer.

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Star Wars – Is the prequel trilogy really that bad?

Star Wars is one of the most famous science fiction franchises in history. The first three movies (Star Wars IV-VI) become an important part of today’s pop culture. Overwhelmed by the success of the trilogy, director George Lucas decided to make a sequel trilogy, in which the young Anakin Skywalker turned to the dark side. This trilogy consists of three movies, The Phantom Menace (I), Attack of the Clones (II) and Revenge of the Sith (III).

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Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee – The Second Machine Age

In 1996 the U.S. government developed the then fastest supercomputer in the world. The project cost about $55 million and occupied a floor space of about 80 percent of a tennis court. The machine reached the power of 1.8 teraflops. Just nine years later another computer hit this benchmark. The difference: It could fit into every living room and cost only about five hundred dollars. The computer was the PlayStation 3, developed by Sony.

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Black Mirror episode ranking

Recently I got into the Netflix series Black Mirror. If is a very beautiful (but also dark) series illustrating the dangers of new technology. The single episodes are not connected with each other, so you can watch them in any order you want. Some episodes are nearer to today’s world that you maybe want them to be while others seem to be further away from today. But no matter how near or far the displayed world seems to be, the series asks important questions how human living is influenced by modern technology.

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