Friday, June 06, 2014

Win A Trip To Space

     I don't know if it's round-trip or not, but who cares?  The top-level Hackaday Prize is an all expenses paid trip to space!

     It's no quiz show, Roy Malcom, nor will Clifford Russell need to keep buying soap and writing slogans: to win this one, you need to be a Number One Alpha Geek -- and you've gotta invent the future.

     Offer does not apply in Italy, Quebec, or in a number of grotty little autocratic and/or theocratic states.  I have no idea how the first two made the list; they might want to look into that.

     (While I'm linking to books we read as youngsters, remember the Winston Science Fiction Series?  Good stuff -- and that cover art!)

11 comments:

Jerry said...

It has been a unique experience rereading the books I read as a teenager. Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" was exciting enough as a teenager. Decades later, there are whole layers of complexity I missed. The movie & TV series pales in comparison.

Roberta X said...

There was a TV series?

Dan said...

Animated series made by people who didn't get all of the complexities of the movie so they dumbed it down. G.I. Joe in space basically.

Tam said...

No. Just like there wasn't a movie.

Roberta X said...

Ew.

Joel said...

Sigh - all these years, and I still haven't gotten over my desire to track Paul Verhoeven down wherever he hides and kick him right in the...

Oh, wait. What was this post about?

Anonymous said...

Quebec has a strange law that makes most promotional contests illegal in the province.

Starship Troopers is a great book. I think Heinlein was amazingly prescient in creating a society in which only veterans can vote and become teachers, judges or police officers. Imagine a country where there is no Common Core and the police don't maim children with flash-bangs.

Al_in_Ottawa

Matt G said...

"No. Just like there wasn't a movie."

Just like there was never a Highlander II.

Jon said...

Actually, there's a TV series (which... wasn't all that bad, for saturday morning cartoon fair), a Movie Series... (They made more. The first was the best by a long, long margin... which is kinda sad...)
And I suppose inevitably... and Anime.

If you had to subject yourself to one of them, subject yourself to Roughnecks. (The Cartoon) - while its hardly RAH's poorly concealed political rant (which, I'll admit, I love) its by far the least offensive of the bunch. Tells a better story too.

Robin said...

I had forgotten about the TV series.

I demand a trigger warning.

staghounds said...

More earn than win that trip.