Neil Rieck
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

  • Back in 2004, Isaac Asimov (already dead for 12 years) sent all of humanity a message from 1988.
    • Isaac Asimov Sent Me a Message in 2004
      It has not escaped my attention that stumbling upon Asimov's suggested reading order in an old 1988 book is not much different than "receiving a messages from Hari Seldon" in the Foundation + Empire books :-)

  • Asimov's Favorite Fifteen as found in the forward to "PRELUDE TO FOUNDATION"
  • OpenVMS Advocacy
  • Humanity's Coming Dark Age (Could we avoid it?)

    The Rise and Fall of Empires

    Symptoms before each collapse: ignorance, superstition, religious fundamentalism, xenophobia, intolerance, rejection of science

  • My Blade Runner page: New Berlin Replicants

    Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL
    CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution
    into the NEXUS phase - a being virtually
    identical to a human - Known as a Replicant

    The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior
    in strength and agility, and at least equal
    in intelligence, to the genetic engineers
    who created them.

    Replicants were used Off-world as
    slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and
    colonization of the other planets.

    After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6
    combat team in an Off-world colony,
    Replicants were declared illegal
    on earth - under penalty of death.

    Special police squads - BLADE RUNNER
    UNITS - had orders to shoot to kill, upon
    detection, any trespassing Replicant.

    This was not called execution,
    It was called retirement.
  • View my computer-based Protein Folding efforts.

  • A plug for "My Karate Dojo" in Kitchener - Waterloo

    The fist of Chojun Miyagi
    Karate Do
    Goju Ryu
    Robitaille's Academy of Martial Arts (RAMA)The dragon is our mascot because "it will never give up"
    329 Kings St. E
    Kitchener, Ontario N2G-2L2
    telephone: 519-743-4800
    styles taught:
    • Goju-Ryu Karate (accredited through the Independent Canadian GoJu Federation)
    • Ju-jitsu (accredited through the World Ju-Jitsu Federation)
    • Traditional Yang Tai Chi
    • Traditional Kobudo (weaponry)
      • includes: Nunchaku, Sai, Tonfa, Bō (bow), Jō, Kama, Kubotan, Katana (samurai sword) training with a wooden Bokken
"Kitchener Karate" "Kitchener Martial Arts" "Kitchener Goju-ryu"