Five Things #45

There’s a new instalment of the on-going Alien franchise in the works and much discussion as to how it will connect to the previous films. Simon Brew argues that it may be time to stop linking everything up.

If you use computers to grade essays, you create opportunities to hack the system. Monica Chin reports on the students who figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat.

“Just because you can make your guitar sound like a video arcade doesn’t mean you should.” Mike Edison argues that true musical virtuosos are minimalists who put roll before rock.

Following the most recent Brexit shenanigans, Chris Grey chronicles Britain’s descent into political insanity .

Funk’s House of Geekery looks back at The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.