Friday, October 26, 2007


The One Laptop Per Child project is experimenting with using cows as a power source to run the laptops.

Astronomers have identified hundreds of black holes that were masked by dusty galaxies billions of light years away.

The Senate has approved a 7-year extension to the internet tax ban, including wording that should protect email, IM & file storage that are not linked to an IP access account. The version approved by the House did not have that wording, so it still needs to go back and be approved there before it can be signed off, but they think they can get it done before the old ban expires next week.

NPR (online here) will be playing a 30-second scary story by Neil Gaiman tomorrow.

Cinemax (of all places) is planning a scifi movie-of-the-week series (which may become an actual series) about 5 aliens who crash to earth in 1863 and how they influence mankind's development.

CNet has a slideshow of robot photos from the RoboDevelopment Expo going on now.

Fuel cells powered by the heat in the air? It looks like it is possible and a New Jersey company is working on making it a reality. Cool.

Reaper just got an order for an additional 3 scripts. That means that either new scripts or a full season have been ordered for every new show I've watched except for Womens Murder Club and Big Shots. Although I find them somewhat entertaining (as long as Womens Murder Club doesn't try to call BART "the" subway again) they aren't my favorite new shows for the season, so I think the season is starting well. Knowing how networks work, I expected to have a new favorite killed after 3 weeks.

While trying to find out why the 3rd season dvd for Battlestar Galactica is being delayed until April 2008, it was discovered that the 4th season won't be starting in January or February like we expected. It will be starting in April, so the dvd timing is to link them together.

DVRs for tonight:
6pm Flash Gordon
7pm Stargate Atlantis
8pm Blood Ties & Ghost Whisperer
9pm Moonlight & Womens Murder Club
10pm Numb3rs & Men in Trees

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