In honor of the news about SGU getting the axe, let’s take a moment of silence to remember all the science fiction stories (from this decade) that have no proper* ending because of idiot executives.
- Defying Gravity
- Legend of the Seeker
- Sarah Conner Chronicles
- Stargate Universe
Good luck to V, Fringe and The Event…
* Proper ending, meaning not a fantastically lame ending that only a cancelled sci-fi show could manage to do. The last episodes of Dollhouse, Jericho, and Legend of the Seeker may have wrapped things up, but boy did they sure suck compared to how the stories could have ended if it had been up to the writers.
NPR did some mythbusting this week and discovered the truthiness behind 5 things we tend to believe about water.
- Myth 1: Drink Eight Glasses Each Day
- Myth 2: Drinking Lots of Water Helps Clear Out Toxins
- Myth 3: Lots of Water Equals Healthier Skin
- Myth 4: Drinking Extra Water Leads to Weight Loss
- Myth 5: It’s Easy to Get Dehydrated During a Workout
From the article:
“But first, how do you know if you’re drinking enough water? Experts say there’s an easy way to judge. If you’re not thirsty, you’re fluid intake is likely “just right.”
Link to NPR story, Link to peer-reviewed science editorial ($$ premium content, unfortunately).
Hey everybody, here’s a track I recently put together called “Trapped in 1984.” I think it would be really cool to have some dystopian animation to go along with it, so consider this my official request for animations/videos/mashups. It’s short and sweet which makes animating easier.
Download the track, see what you can do. Email me back or post it to YouTube (but don’t forget to give me credit for the tune).
The White House just released this Executive Order:
Read it and then reread it. It’s for real. There are no 5th Amendment rights or Habeas Corpus available for anyone who falls under the specified criteria of posing “a significant risk of committing an act or acts of violence…” in regards to the Iraq occupation, or funding such acts. All property and interests of the “offender” will be possessed. You can also read clearly that this is specifically referring to United States persons (a group that includes United States citizens), not Iraqis and not just “Enemy Combatants” or criminals. Not that I in any way support violent acts, in protest of the Iraq occupation or otherwise. However, if the government deems you to pose a significant risk of committing (meaning prior to even committing) such an act, then this Executive Order immediately and prejudicially removes your rights.
To be fair, the Department of Treasury has responded to questions about the EO – “Tuesday’s broad executive order on freezing Iraq-related financial assets is solely intended to target supporters of the Iraqi insurgency.” But if that were truly the case, the wording in the order would need to reflect it.
Marshal Law is the next logical step. I for one welcome our new fascist NeoCon overlords.
I hate the Internet on April Fools.
In other news, Blizzard has released a Tinfoil Hat item in the WoW Armory, wireless power is now available, Google has released Gmail Paper, The Pirate Bay found a permanent location (the North Korean embassy in Stockholm, Sweden), and Julianne Moore is set to play Dana Scully in an upcoming X-Files movie.