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Comment ST Continues (Score 4, Interesting) 401

Star Trek Continues is very, very good. The first episode features the return of Apollo, played by original actor Michael Forest. I've already sent them money; I'd rather see this funded than more TNG era stuff. The era had its moments, but this is a really faithful back-to-the-roots adaptation that captures the heart and soul and the *feel* of Star Trek better than anything else I've ever seen. The attention to detail is amazing. Gorn Bob says check it out: http://www.startrekcontinues.com/

Comment UN's Fault? (Score 2) 158

The article said the Nepalese were billeted at a Haitian miltary base with poor sanitation. "...Because of inadequate water and sanitation facilities at the base, cholera-infected sewage contaminated the Artibonite River..." implying the Haitians had been dumping sewage into the river themselves at least since the disaster. This was an accident. I'm no big huge fan of the UN, but they were there to *help* fer goshsakes, and for Haiti to attack them is wrong.

Comment Re:Really? Political correctness? (Score 1) 772

Why do you believe that a female Doctor Who would not attract and keep TV viewers?

Indeed. Why not cover all the PC bases, as the OP stated? "Why not a vegan tranny black lesbian Muslim in a wheelchair?" For me, the Doctor will always be Tom Baker. But then I'm a straight white male. May my oppressive soul burn forever in Hell.

Comment Re:Barely worth pirating (Score 1) 314

It's pretty awful. The pilot opened up with some scraggly-bearded mangina burying a body, and we're supposed to think he's a *good guy*. It goes downhill from there. None of the characters I saw were sympathetic in any way. I tried to watch the second episode and gave up after a few minutes. Not worth pirating, indeed.

Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Will the NSA Controversy Drive People to Use Privacy Software? (slashdot.org) 1

Nerval's Lobster writes: As the U.S. government continues to pursue former NSA contractor Edward Snowden for leaking some of the country’s most sensitive intelligence secrets, the debate over federal surveillance seems to have abated somewhat—despite Snowden’s stated wish for his revelations to spark transformative and wide-ranging debate, it doesn’t seem as if anyone’s taking to the streets to protest the NSA’s reported monitoring of Americans’ emails and phone-call metadata. Even so, will the recent revelations about the NSA lead to a spike in demand for sophisticated privacy software, leading to a glut of new apps that vaporize or encrypt data? While there are quite a number of tools already on the market (SpiderOak, Silent Circle, and many more), is their presence enough to get people interested enough to install them? Or do you think the majority of people simply don't care? Despite some polling data that suggests people are concerned about their privacy, software for securing it is just not an exciting topic for most folks, who will rush to download the latest iteration of Instagram or Plants vs. Zombies, but who often throw up their hands and profess ignorance when asked about how they lock down their data.

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