Decades before leading a team of more than 100 engineers responsible for The Perseverance rover that landed on Mars this week, East L.A. native Sergio Valdez was a student of none other than Jaime Escalante at Garfield High. In case you're too young to remember or so old you forgot, Escalante was such a bad-ass math teacher that they made a movie about him in the '80s called Stand and Deliver. Guess he's still got it.
In the spirit of the recent Mars landing, check out this theatrical trailer for the movie "Flight to Mars", made in 1951. The first graphic pops up saying "Fifty years into the future!" which would put them at 2001. Not to dampen this accomplishment but it's 2021 and I saw NASA administrator, Steve Jurczyk, say… READ THE REST
Some people are just soundbar people. And hey, plenty of soundbars are more than serviceable, offering up robust quality sound that makes your favorite TV shows, movies, and video games really pop. But, when you stack a soundbar next to a premium 5.1 surround-sound home theater setup? Well, the results are really night and day. It's kind… READ THE REST
Sometimes, it doesn't feel like being smart and driven gives you a ton of advantage over those who aren't as bright or aren't as motivated. Even though you've worked hard to launch a career, build some positive credit history, or start your journey toward a happy, productive future, the simple fact that you're what Gen… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the Swiss Army knife has been an essential everyday carry item since long before the term EDC was even a thing. It appears to the Boy Scout mentality in all of us, with the utility to pull out a blade, corkscrew, nail file, or practically anything you need at a moment's notice. That… READ THE REST