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Submission + - Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from Star Trek, Hospitalized with Stroke (

fightinfilipino writes:

“Last night while at her home in L.A., Nichelle Nichols suffered from a mild stroke,” McGinnis wrote. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.” Nichols, 82, appeared in the original “Star Trek” TV series, which ran from 1966-1969, as well as the “Star Trek” movies. She also played the role of Nana Dawson in the ABC show “Heroes,” and voiced characters in the TV series “Futurama,” “Gargoyles” and “Spider-Man.”

Comment Re:Action movies are boring. (Score 1) 332

I agree wholeheartedly with your insightful analysis. And, I also think that DS9 was THAT show that displayed the complexity of plot, character development and overall narrative richness that is the stuff of a good story. Why can't we have more of this kind of show and/or movie. Lin knows nothing about Trek, just as Abrams knew nothing before him. I'm forced to copy and paste my comment from below, which is lost below the pretty funny "helm" comments: My mind is weighed down by the senselessness of this decision [to choose Lin over Frakes]. Why ignore the director of Insurrection, First Contact and directing credits of Voyager, DS9 and TNG? KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

Submission + - NASA, Leap Motion And What The Future Of HMIs Look Like (

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 writes: Leap Motion was one of the many companies that participated in early April's NASA’s Space Apps Challenge, the NASA incubator innovation program. Thousands of people are involved from over 100 cities, while the company supplied seven host cities around the world with devices for the challenge.

Teams will be able to use the Leap Motion Controller to create and manipulate 3D experiences. Real-world use cases include:
    Operating a Mars rover remotely to collect specimens
      Manipulation of 3D data clusters
      Space navigation around the solar system

Submission + - California's anti-game senator Leland Yee arrested on corruption, bribery charge (

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 writes: Democratic California state senator Leland Yee, an outspoken critic of the video game industry, has been arrested on bribery and corruption charges. The FBI nabbed the politician this morning during a sting operation, sources have told NBC Bay Area. Yee represents District 8, which includes video game development hotbeds like San Francisco and San Mateo County. Gamers know him as the man who put forth the much-publicized violent game law that the United States Supreme Court struck down in 2011.

Submission + - Washington taxi group sues to shut down Uber in Seattle (

g1nG3Rj0urNAl157 writes: The Western Washington Taxicab Operators Association has filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. in King County Superior Court, saying the company that began a ride-sharing service last year in Seattle has an "unlawful and deceptive business practice which harms the economic interests of taxicab drivers."

Comment Re:VPN (Score 1) 264

Am I missing something really obvious? Why would you even try something like DuckDuckgo? It's only "remedy" for privacy is it's policy of not tracking users. Serious considerations for privacy would impel one to consider an anonymizing network layer such as I2P. Or if you really want relatively foolproof privacy, get a VPN connection, install VPN network monitoring software and configure your DNS settings manually.

Comment Re:Suspicious (Score 1) 266

I wonder if there is something about the last Pope they don't want leaked. Could it be he stepped down to avoid a standing pope being shown to have committed some horrible crime against children?

It's possible. Also likely that Benedict XIV was shown to be too dovish about going after the predator-priests. Cardinal Law of Boston was given a prominent place in the Vatican hierarchy after he hushed allegations of sexual abuse in his archdiocese (and shuttled the priest to another parish to protect him). The Vatican hierarchy acts no differently than any other politicians abusing authority and hiding their mistakes.

Comment Re:Not Science Fiction - not Trek (Score 1) 514

Hmmm, Perhaps we need to review our code on this one. DS:9 has the most complex character development, plot and action sequences of any Star Trek series? Why is this so rarely acknowledged? And Benjamin Sisko's character is every bit as forceful and commanding as Picard ever was. Go DS:9! *sound of virtual coin clinking sound in voting booth*

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