writes: It's being reported that George Lucas has completed dumping the original Star Wars down the memory hole, with a statement that Han never shot first.
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Lucas: Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie. The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.
writes: News.com reports that a new bill has just passed the house (by a vote of 409-2) that "anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings — or face fines of up to $300,000." This was rushed through with no discussion, no public debate, and no hearings. But don't worry, the fine for a first offense is only $150,000.Link to Original Source
writes: A former TV weatherman is surveying the 1,221 climate measuring stations in the USA. In the two weeks since the project was started, they've gotten surveys of 50 of the sites. At at least 10 of the stations, there were issues that would cause the temperatures to be measured higher then the actual temperature. These elements range from being placed near a large parking lot, to air conditioning exhaust, to a barrel used to burn trash, to jet exhaust. This data is used by scientists studying climate change, isn't it important to at least make sure the measuring stations providing data are sending accurate data?