Friday, October 12, 2007


Happy Birthday to my Mom & Sis!

DVRs for tonight:
6pm Flash Gordon
7pm Stargate Atlantis
8pm Ghost Whisperer & Blood Ties (Lifetime)
9pm Moonlight & Women's Murder Club (ABC - I'll try a pilot)
10pm Numb3rs & Men in Trees (ABC)

Nobel prize news:
Al Gore (along with a UN panel) has won the peace prize.
For the first time, a former Worldcon guest of honor (1987) has won the literature prize. Doris Lessing has apparently said that she didn't suppose this was for her earlier Science Fiction novels which people didn't consider proper 'literature', though she thought they were amongst her best work.

Sulu and Scotty have been cast for the new Star Trek movie. John Cho will be Sulu. I love John Cho, but I really don't see him as Sulu. This will either be weird or show a totally different side to his acting. Simon Pegg (Shaun in Shaun of the Dead) has been cast as Scotty. I was actually hoping that Paul McGillion (Dr. Beckett from Atlantis) would get the role, since I knew he was trying for it.

Fisher Stevens will have a recurring role on Lost this season.

5 hard drive companies are being investigated by the International Trade Commission for possible copyright infringement. They have 45 days to complete the investigation or come to agreements with the copyright holders or hard drives by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell could be banned from the US. Can you imagine that? Talk about shutting down all PC sales in the US.

Scary article about bad information ("cascades of error") leading to fad diets in the US.

CNet has a photo gallery of "dinosaurs" today - computers from the 70s. Interesting.

New technique for making solar panels - from a liquid crystal solution. They think they can cut the costs too. If they can, there may be applications for LCD screens as well as solar panels.

New material designed for aircraft combines layers of aluminum and glass fibers in a lightweight crack-resistant composite.

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