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Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween!

It's Friday. It's almost Halloween, and many of us will be celebrating tonight by dressing up, acting like children, and drinking adult liquid candy (a.k.a. beer).

So in order to help you get through the day (and let's face it Fridays aren't any good for getting work done anyway - it's just not in their DNA) here are some enjoyable tidbits I've gathered from around cyberspace.

First, the funky new Daft Punk single, "Derezzed," from the upcoming film Tron: Legacy. It's not their best work, but it's fun, and danceable as always.

As for scientists' previous views that earth-like planets were probably very rare, well, they may have been mistaken. So, in other words, we have no idea whatsoever.

This summer there was some discussion about a certain NBA free agent - Lebron Something-or-another. Well, if there's any doubt about the financial impact one person - particularly a sports star - can have on a city, consider this news from Miami, that a pair of tickets to this weekend's Orlando Magic match-up sold for $25K. That's three zeros, folks.

No news on Sky Net Watch, but there is this from NPR's always-fun-to-listen-to Andrei Codrescu, who claims to have "conquered his fear of robots." Foolish man.

 For fans (like myself) of Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, there's news out now of a graphic prequel to the saga. Bugger Wars. Nice.

And just in case you find yourself on the top of Mt. Everest any time soon. Fear not! You will still be able to connect to a 3G network.

As for this weekend don't forget that AMC's The Walking Dead premiers on Sunday at 10/9C. I know where I'll be.

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