Matt Cates

Admin at Oregon State University/College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Author of Haveck: The First Transhuman; Creator of; Guest writer for Geeks, and others!

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Killer Life Lessons from Michael Myers
23 days ago
I've often said we can learn a lot from villains. And whether we like to admit it or not, we're always drawn to those characters who flaunt the rules of society and go after their dreams... however si...
Tips to Increase Your IELTS Vocabulary Score
2 months ago
Are you getting ready to take the IELTS exam? The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is used to measure "the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English i...
What If Black Panther's Killmonger Had Won?
8 months ago
Erik Killmonger's last line in Black Panther was uncomfortable. Sitting in the theater, I felt angry that Marvel had just made me feel a resounding empathy for their psychotic villain (and make no mis...
The Future of Human Resources
9 months ago
Decades ago, on a little TV series called Star Trek, starship captain James T. Kirk sat at the conference room table and talked at a clunky box he referred to as "computer." Whatever information Kirk ...
The Lovable Bee
a year ago
A man sat on his balcony and gazed out at the wavy blue sea in front of him. He smiled and whispered, “I love you, sea.” The sea waved at the man, and for the first time ever, the sea spoke! “You love...
History of the Heisenberg Hat from 'Breaking Bad'
a year ago
DANGER! This post isn't for casual Breaking Bad fans... Enter only if you have a deep yearning—a yearning, I say!—to learn Black Belt Nerd-level minutia about the history of the Heisenberg pork pie. O...