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Stargate Universe: Wormholes in Stars

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

In Stargate Universe, they recently attempted to dial home to Earth by using the power of star, creating the wormhole from within the star.

The very next episode, they mentioned that solar flares can cause the wormhole to bounce back and travel through time.

So, wouldn't dialing from within a star contain a somewhat heightened danger of accidental time travel? OK, so solar activity is somewhat unpredictable, and presumably varies from star-to-star, so the risk might be somewhat limited.

What the Heroes plot should be...

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

Heroes has decided to rip off one of any number of "oppressed super heroes" plots where the super powered Heroes (and villians) are being chased by the government. (Wait, isn't that the plot to X-Men 2?)

You know what I think would be interesting?

Instead, they should reveal that the powers come from alien cells, which the Company was experimenting with. The formula would then be some form of food or something required for the alien cells to grow, while the Catalyst would be the alien cells themselves.

NCIS: Who Could Beat Gibbs in a Fight?

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

This question comes straight from a conversation that Abby and McGee have in the episode "Road Kill." From the episode:

ABBY: I'd pay to see the right battle. Like Leroy Jethro Gibbs versus...

MCGEE: Ziva!

ABBY: Oh, McGee, I was thinking like Terminator.

MCGEE: Which model? TX? T1000?

ABBY: All of them. Gibbs terminates.

MCGEE: Alright, how about Gibbs versus Godzilla?

ABBY: King of the monsters? Toast.

MCGEE: Mothra?

ABBY: Wingless in a nanosecond. Come on, McGee, give me something fierce. Boss-man's got mad skills.

Google Earth, and the NCIS episode "Blowback"

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

I'm watching an episode of NCIS off my TiVo HD - which means nice resolution, and I can pause and rewind it. The episode involves the NCIS agents investigating a weapons deal. They discover an email detailing where the deal will take place - at 45 26' 29"N 71 41' 29"W, which is, in fact, the actual coordinates for the airport mentioned in the story.

TiVo Adds YouTube

Submitted by Xenoveritas on

TiVo's added YouTube support to their Series 3 DVRs. So how does it work?

Short answer, horribly.

The user interface is a bit clunky, but overall works. But when you get to the videos, finally, the audio skips. (On every one I tried.)

And the video quality is horrible, but then again, it's YouTube. I was expecting YouTube quality video and that's what I got. I was also expecting YouTube quality audio, but it managed to fail to deliver on that.

All-in-all, not a very effective way to visit YouTube. My PS3 does a much better job.