Friday, April 18, 2014

Tribute to BSG - Geeky post alert

Battlestar Galactica

So I was a huge sucker for mid 2000s TV series Battlestar Galactica (BSG).  The series showcased not only amazing space combat scenes, but also political thrillers, as well as lessons in moral values.  Not to mention superhot Cylon teases.

The plot revolves around humanity in a distant future, having already abandoned Earth after depleting its natural resources and settled in an earth-like planet "Caprica".  "Cylon" robots were invented to help humans, but later conspired against their masters (i.e. kinda like Skynet).  In a coordinated nuclear attack by the Cylons, Caprica was completely destroyed, wiping out humanity except for some 50,000 survivors who escaped the cataclysm in a flock of decommissioned ships lead by Battlestar Galactica and a reluctant Secretary of Education serving as the new President.

So word is they are "reimagining" the world of BSG in a new movie.  Not many details have been revealed.  I just hope they will put somebody believable as Admiral Adama, maybe Laurence Fishburne?  And as Starbuck, either Gemma Arterton or Charlize Theron.  And Brooklyn Decker as Number Six.  Hooray!  Throw Jet Li in the mix and I'll be first in line to see it.  Ok I guess it doesn't need to be that good for me to go see it, it just needs to be about as good (bad?) as the Chronicles of Riddick series.

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On an *even* geekier note, the Heartbleed bug struck servers around the world hard.  The only thing end-users can do is be patient, wait until things settle down, and then change our passwords to something secure -- emphasis on secure.  Use Keepass or another password manager of your choice.

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