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Pinched in it’s entirety from Warren Ellis’ blog. Awesome vitriol. Warren Ellis ยป Harlan Ellison On The WGA Strike Settlement HARLAN ELLISON ON THE WRITERS STRIKE SETTLEMENT YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO RE-POST THIS ANYWHERE: Creds: got here in 1962, written for just about everybody, won theWriters Guild Award four times for solo work, sat […]

deludedangels: 02/2008 jess and i have gone swimming. rich is there too, alternating taking work phonecalls with doing butterfly strokes. in the corner of the shallow end of the pool is The Greek from season 2 of The Wire, eating an omelette with fennel in it. i am translating the season into Italian for the […]

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel | SCIFI.COM Sony’s Columbia Pictures has acquired screen rights to Michael Chabon’s alternate-universe novel The Yiddish Policemen’s Union and set Oscar nominees Joel and Ethan Coen to direct, Variety reported. I’ve not read the book but I will now. Wikipedia makes is sound […]

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Gallery: Inside the Navy’s Armed-Robot Labs The Navy’s MDARS-E is an armed robot that can track anything thatmoves. Told that I was the target, the unmanned vehicle trained itsguns on me and ordered, “Stay where you are,” in an intimidating robotvoice. And yes, it was frightening. Powered by ScribeFire.

Judge Dredd Writer: My Nightmare Vision Of A State Gone Mad Has Come True (from Sunday Herald) “It’s not funny anymore. I find it hard to write Judge Dredd now, I really do.” …Grant and Wagner would read tabloid newspapers to find social trends such as youth gangs, unemployment, overcrowding and neighbour rage that they […]

Asharq Alawsat Newspaper (English) Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat- A controversial new electronic device could revolutionize the field of Islamic jurisprudence and allegedly issue more accurate Shariah fatwas [religious edicts]. The device, currently in production in France, will be known as the ‘Electronic Mufti’ and will depend on Artificial Intelligence (AI) to issue opinions on contemporary Muslim […]