in norcal it's illegal to capture the rain that falls on your property due to water rights regulations that go back 150 years
WHAT? Surely you jest. Please cite your source.
Personally, the idea of drinking toilet water doesn't bother me so much because of the e.coli or whatever but rather because of the residues of birth control pills, antidepressants, painkillers, etc. that are already found in our waterways. One can only imagine that recycling wastewater will result in higher concentrations of these substances that cannot be filtered out. I'm imagining some kind of mad-cow-type disease except that instead of working on individual cells in your brain, it works on the individuals in your society, causing weird, unpredictable changes in social behavior.
This movie has won movies forever. I watch it continuously on a loop and I cannot leave my computer.
Yeah, move audiences are really chomping at the bit for a probing discussion of the Halting Problem and the Turing-Church correspondence.
Should anyone be interested in daily events and news articles from exactly one hundred years ago, please check out Old Grey Horror.
As for fiction, I've been forcing myself to read H.P. Lovecraft due to his lofty reputation in the fantasy genre and it's most often hard going but there are moments of genius. I've really been disappointed by so-called 'classic' literature. Hemingway is all right but Dostoyevsky and Faulkner are so boring that I am reluctant to suffer through other works from the canon of Western literature.