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Getting Work Done | LAS | s18e02

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Last week we played games on Linux, this week – It’s time to get some work done!

Find out how some of the busiest guys on the Internet manage it get it all done, using Linux!

Plus – Find out why Motorola might be Android’s next big threat, and Cisco’s plans to help protect Linux!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!



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Smallville Farewell | J@N | 5.12.11

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After 10 years Smallville comes to an end with a two hour series finale. We reflect on the odd, strange, downright goofy, and always fun moments this Superman “spin-off” series has delivered over the years!

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Seasons : 10
Episodes : 215
Premier : October 16, 2001
Final Ep : May 13, 2011

Origins

* Derived after a potential series chronicling a young Bruce Wayne’s journey toward becoming Batman failed to generate interest [feature film division of Warner Bros, did not want to compete with a television series]
* After meeting with the president of Warner Bros. Television, Gough and Millar pitched their “no tights, no flights” rule, which would break Superman down to the bare essentials and look at the events that led Clark Kent to become Superman
* They returned and pitched their idea to both The WB and FOX on the same day. A bidding war ensued between FOX and The WB; the latter won out with a commitment of thirteen episodes to start
Interesting Points

* The pilot episode broke the record for highest rated debut for The WB, with 8.4 million viewers
* By the end of its run, Smallville became the longest-running comic book based series and longest-running North American science fiction series in television history beating Stargate SG-1
* The interiors of Templeton Secondary School were used for Smallville High’s interior; the production team repainted most of Templeton in Smallville High’s red and yellow colors, and stuck large Smallville High Crows logos everywhere.
-The team painted over so much of the school that the school eventually adopted them as their official school colors

Spinoff could-have-been’s

Aquaman

-Was to be played by Justin Hartley [Smallville’s Green Arrow]
-Expected debut fall 2006, but following the merger of the WB and UPN, the resulting CW Network opted not to buy the series.
-Made available online through iTunes in the United States and became the number-one most downloaded television show on iTunes

Green Arrow
During sixth season , “talking” was as far as the spin-off idea ever got

After ‘Smallville’ Is Over, What’s Next? Here Are Four Spinoffs We’d Love To See!

Guest Stars from Superman Past

Christopher Reeve
Smalville : Dr. Virgil Swann [1st translated Krypton-ian language
Superman I/II/III/IV : Clark Kent / Superman
Margot Kidder
Smallville : Bridgette Crosby [liason of sorts for Dr. Virgil Swan]
Superman I/II/III/IV : Lois Lane
Annette O’Toole
Smallville : Martha Kent
Superman III : Lana Lang
Terence Stamp
Smallville : Voice of Jor-El
Superman I / II : General Zod
Marc McClure
Smallville : Dax-Ur [Krypton's scientists, created machine later dubbed Brainiac]
Superan I/II/III/IV : Jimmy Olsen
Dean Cain
Smallville : Curtis Knox :immortal doctor, stealing ‘meteor freak’ organs for his wife
Adventures Lois & Clark : Clark Kent / Superman
Teri Hatcher
Smallville : Ella Lane [ mother of Lois Lane

SMALLVILLE Producers Feel the Pressure of the Series Finale

-Interview Lex returns

Jeremy’s Rants:
Smallville is not Superman!
The whole series felt like a psuedo-superheroey ripoff with the names and places from Superman legends randomly thrown in to spice up an otherwise unrelated story. Sometimes as things that made sense, other times … not. (Brainiac comes to mind)
- The stupid ‘creature of the week’ meteor junk in early seasons.
- Can’t fly?!
- Long, drawn-out romance with Lana Lang.
- And then, romancing Lois Lane before he’s even Superman!
- Lex Luthor. All of it.
** (Caveat: I actually loved what they did with Lex in Smallville, and the actor was phenomenal. But it wasn’t really Lex.)


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May 12th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Podcaster Summit Highlights | STOked 80

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It’s a break from our regularly scheduled STOked this week, and we’ve got the some of the best moments from the recent STO Podcasters Summit.

Plus Murphy joins us for a new Community feedback segment, and shares his personal inspirations for his Foundry missions!

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May 3rd, 2011 at 8:13 am

Your Sci-Fi Feedback | J@N | 4.12.11

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Last Thursday we featured some of our favorite predictions from Sci-Fi classics. We asked to hear yours and expected a few good responses. Boy were we terribly, terribly wrong! You sent in a TON of great suggestions!

Tonight’s episode of Juptier@Nite is powered by your submissions!

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carlblemming wrote:
I remember reading “The Door into Summer” by Heinlein some time in the 1970′s. In that book a man uses “cold sleep” to travel into the future. When he wakes up in a hospital they give him a newspaper on electronic paper, and he had to figure out how to turn the page by tapping in the corner of the screen. Whenever I see a news app on a tablet computer it reminds me of that.

TOSStarTrek wrote:
Computer taking over the world? Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

kazzsaru writes: Regarding the robot side of the Terminator scenario, lets not forget Honda’s work in robotics. We’ve got walking bipedal robots already! In fact, the Honda engineers keep Asimo off their wireless networks BECAUSE of the Terminator scenario. Call it superstition, I call it smart.

kiwicanuck1973 writes:
An often forgotten historical scientific discovery by Aristachus. Eratosthenes of Cyrene, even coined the terms Longditude and Latitude, founded the discipline of Geography. He also calculated the circumference of the Earth. If he used the Egyptian Stadia, then his calculations were off my 2%. Though using the common Attic Stadion, it would have been circumference 16.3% larger. Even so it is still a amazing.

kiwicanuck1973 writes:
What about Dr. Gabor Forgacs a researcher at the University of Missouri. Regenerative medicine, where his research is into printing new organs. Then there are the 3D printers. A basic form of Star Treks replicators. Wonder if this could be the start of true recylcing technology. Break it down into constituant elements, then reuse in the 3D printer. There is also tissue engineering, organ cloning as an alternative into donor organs.


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April 12th, 2011 at 10:54 pm