The Heartbreak of Heartbleed

More about internet security and “Heartbleed” issues.

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Periodically when a person uses a computer one may receive notifications that contain phrases such as “do you trust this connection” or “do you trust this site.” While it is unlikely that such prompts are intended to send users tumbling into an existential abyss they nevertheless carry a very important question bundled in the guise of a simple yes or no (“allow” or “don’t allow”) moment. That question: “do you trust…”

Well…do you?

Using technological systems in contemporary society (in particular “high technological” systems) is often premised upon an oft unspoken level of trust, which relies as much (if not more so) on subconscious consent. We trust that our devices will function the way we have been led to expect them to function, we trust that the applications we use will do what they advertise, we trust that the passwords we use are being kept secret by the sites to…

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#BBC’s The Real History of Science Fiction starts April 19

BBC America’s The Real History of Science Fiction starts April 19!

“Co-produced by BBC America and BBC 2, The Real History of Science Fiction series is narrated by Mark Gatiss, the writer and actor who appeared on Doctor Who and created last year’s An Adventure in Space and Time, the TV movie about the creation of Doctor Who. He also acts and has co-created the BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.”

science-fiction
image from http://balldini.wordpress.com

On BBC America on 4 Saturdays starting 19th April at 10 pm ET
SEASON PREMIERE: EPISODE 1 – ROBOTS

Episode 2 premieres Saturday, April 26, 10:00pm ET
EPISODE 2 – SPACE

Episode 3 premieres Saturday, May 3, 10:00pm ET
EPISODE 3 – INVASION

Episode 4 premieres Saturday, May 10, 10:00pm ET
EPISODE 4 – TIME

“The four-episode programme will appear on BBC Two (times and dates to be announced).”

“Among those taking part are:
William Shatner (Star Trek),
Nathan Fillion (Firefly),
Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek),
Steven Moffat (Doctor Who),
Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind),
Chris Carter (The X-Files),
Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica),
John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock),
David Tennant (Doctor Who),
Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future),
Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner),
John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing),
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who),
Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust),
Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy),
Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise),
Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness),
Syd Mead (Blade Runner),
Kenny Baker (Star Wars),
Anthony Daniels (Star Wars),
Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek),
Peter Weller (Robocop),
Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.”

“The documentary focuses on everything from Star Wars to Star Trek and of course Doctor Who. Gatiss reminds us how good sci-fi engages audiences on a emotional level. It isn’t just jaw-dropping special effects and aliens but a way to address social issues, big ideas and human issues.”

For more details, episode summaries, trailers and more, follow the link, below, and see the BBC official website on The Real History of Science Fiction.

Read full article, watch trailers and get links to more info here:
http://www.peter-capaldi-news.com/blog/new-trailer-real-history-science-fiction/?utm_source=whonews&utm_medium=whonewsapp

#BBC’s The Real History of Science Fiction starts April 19

BBC America’s The Real History of Science Fiction starts April 19!

“Co-produced by BBC America and BBC 2, The Real History of Science Fiction series is narrated by Mark Gatiss, the writer and actor who appeared on Doctor Who and created last year’s An Adventure in Space and Time, the TV movie about the creation of Doctor Who. He also acts and has co-created the BBC series Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.”

science-fiction
image from http://balldini.wordpress.com

On BBC America on 4 Saturdays starting 19th April at 10 pm ET
SEASON PREMIERE: EPISODE 1 – ROBOTS

Episode 2 premieres Saturday, April 26, 10:00pm ET
EPISODE 2 – SPACE

Episode 3 premieres Saturday, May 3, 10:00pm ET
EPISODE 3 – INVASION

Episode 4 premieres Saturday, May 10, 10:00pm ET
EPISODE 4 – TIME

“The four-episode programme will appear on BBC Two (times and dates to be announced).”

“Among those taking part are:
William Shatner (Star Trek),
Nathan Fillion (Firefly),
Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek),
Steven Moffat (Doctor Who),
Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind),
Chris Carter (The X-Files),
Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica),
John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock),
David Tennant (Doctor Who),
Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future),
Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner),
John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing),
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who),
Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust),
Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy),
Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise),
Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness),
Syd Mead (Blade Runner),
Kenny Baker (Star Wars),
Anthony Daniels (Star Wars),
Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek),
Peter Weller (Robocop),
Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.”

“The documentary focuses on everything from Star Wars to Star Trek and of course Doctor Who. Gatiss reminds us how good sci-fi engages audiences on a emotional level. It isn’t just jaw-dropping special effects and aliens but a way to address social issues, big ideas and human issues.”

For more details, episode summaries, trailers and more, follow the link, below, and see the BBC official website on The Real History of Science Fiction.

Read full article, watch trailers and get links to more info here:
http://www.peter-capaldi-news.com/blog/new-trailer-real-history-science-fiction/?utm_source=whonews&utm_medium=whonewsapp