JustOK writes: A former Napster Executive, Milton Everett Olin, Jr. was killed on Sunday by a Los Angeles Sherriff's patrol car. Olin died at the scene of the accident in suburban Calabasas. According to reports, both Olin and the patrol car were traveling in the same direction on the 22000 block of Mulholland Highway. Olin was a noted bike enthusiast.
JustOK writes: Darth Vader did alot of bad things and did alot of things bad, and the Battle of Hoth was of both types. The Empire's attempt to capture Echo Base, while successful, was still a horrible failure. Sure, the Empire overran the ground defenses and captured the base, but most of the Rebels escaped. Luke, Leia and Han all got away. The Rebels had a poorly laid out ground defense, and a planetary "shield that can’t keep an invader out and complicates their own escape." Read "Inside teh Battle of Hoth" at http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/battle-of-hoth/
JustOK writes: Warner Bros has apparently given a childrens' summer camp in Alberta, Canada a kick in the pants, and "requested" that the camp stop using the name "Rivendell" for the summer refugee for kids. From the CBC: "The camp formerly known as Rivendell is now called Camp in the Creek. Instead of "dwarves, hobbits and elves," kids will be grouped as "squirrels, bobcats and grizzlies""
JustOK writes: Amateur astronomer Kathryn Aurora Gray, a 10 year old girl from Fredericton, NB, Canada has been credited as being the youngest person ever to discover a new supernova. As confirmed in International Astronomical Union (IAU) Electronic Telegram # 2618, the supernova has been designated: Supernova 2010lt in UGC 3378.
The image was captured this past New Year's Eve and the supernova was discovered on Sunday, January 2, 2011. It is located 20" west and 10" north of the center of UGC 3378 in the constellation of Camelopardalis
JustOK writes: According to the The Register, CEO and co-founder of Norwegian browser maker Opera, Jon von Tetzchner, has stepped down from his role at the company and will be replaced by Lars Boilesen as Opera's new boss.