Ivor O’Connor

August 8, 2011

Revamped Cosmos

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 4:27 am

There’s no way I can hold my breath for a year but I’m so excited I’m tempted to try. This bit of news has made my month! From http://www.digitaltrends.com/lifestyle/fox-to-revamp-acclaimed-science-series-cosmos-with-neil-degrasse-tyson/

Sometimes life surprises me… Dare I hope FOX comes out with the revamped works of Bertrand Russel?

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Carl Sagan’s classic science docu-series “Cosmos” is getting a refresh, and will air on Fox starting in 2013.

Science enthusiasts, rejoice! Carl Sagan’s classic television series Cosmos, considered by many to be one of the greatest science series of all-time, is returning to television, reports Deadline.

The Cosmos refresh, officially titled Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, is being produced by self-professed nerd Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy. And the 13-episode series will be written by Ann Druyam, Carl Sagan’s widow and a writer/producer on the original series, along with astrophysicist Steven Soter.

 

HTTPS Everywhere

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 12:11 am

HTTPS Everywhere seems like a great idea.  Here’s their writeup for it:

HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS. Firefox users can get it by clicking here:

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