A few items collected over the past week or so while I was away from the keyboard.
- Highlights from Astronomy and Sky & Telescope magazines
- Burt Kwouk (1930-2016)
- Trailers for Star Trek series & new MacGyver series
- Hugo Awards, how to foil the Puppy slates
Burt Kwouk (1930-2016)
Best know for his role as Cato in Pink Panther Films, but also had genre roles in the Curse of the Fly and various TV series. Hop over to IMDB for a full listing.
Trailers for Star Trek series & new MacGyver series
At the CBS Upfront presentation at Carnegie Hall in New York on May 18, CBS unveiled the logo for the new STAR TREK television series within the first-ever promotional video for the highly-anticipated program. (Only the premiere will be available on CBS, after that it goes to streaming.)
A reimagining of the television series of the same name, following a 20-something MacGyver as he creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening. – Written by CBS
The whole messy Puppies/Hugo situation– this is a thread on File 770 in which various ideas on how to stop slates from screwing up the Hugo awards are discussed and dissected. Last year, there were 5 no awards because those 5 categories were owned by Puppies.
Since Steven’s presentation on cybercrime and the series, CSI Cyber, I’ve been paying a lot more attention to the subject. It’s worth checking into blogs such as this one from the Norton Community Forum
Cybercrime in Canada is growing. http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/pubs/cc-strategy-strategie-cc-eng.htm
Cybercrime: an overview of incidents and issues in Canada is the RCMP’s first report on cybercrime, and focuses on aspects of the cybercrime environment that affect Canada’s public organizations, businesses and citizens in real and harmful ways.