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Marvel’s Agent Carter TV Show: ABC Eyes Series Order – /Film

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Here’s to hoping all good things to come when Agent Carter get greenlit. If you have not seen the latest Captain America movie, **SPOILERS** Agent Carter, rather, an elderly Peggy Carter receives a visit from Steve Rogers. This scene was one of my favorites moments from The Winter Soldier and left me wanting to know more about Peggy. If done right, the Agent Carter series can help stabilize the Agents of Shield for season 2 if it gets that far. The formation of SHIELD would be compelling as we could see the Hydra connection. 2, we would have a strong female lead which Marvel really needs to their dominant male cast of heroes. Lastly, I would come back to watching Agents of SHIELD provided the two series were linked with crossover storylines and with different time periods.  Hell, I would love to see a young Agent Coulson storyline at this point. I just need a good reason to believe that Marvel/Disney can show us all good things are not always on the big screen. I promise I will come back to watch week after week; honest.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wasn’t quite the runaway success that ABC had hoped for, but the network isn’t giving up on Marvel just yet. To the contrary, it’s thinking of doubling down.

A new report indicates that Agent Carter may bypass the pilot stage and go straight to series, debuting sometime during the (as yet unannounced) second season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. More details after the jump.

via Marvel’s Agent Carter TV Show: ABC Eyes Series Order – /Film.

Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon – Yahoo

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DougI love it science catches up to futuristic ideas as seen in popular science fiction books and movies. Now personally, I do like the idea of being able to understand a dog through a translation device rather than being able to speak to fish ala Aquaman. 1) I don’t like the idea of talking to an animal where I might eat it later on and 2) Squirrel…..

What if your dog could greet you with more than a growl, or announce the reason he’s scratching at the door? It sounds absurd and much like the storyline from the Pixar film, “Up,” but Scandinavian scientists are working to develop a headset that could soon allow your furry best friend to speak his mind. The Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery is the brains behind “No More Woof” — technology that aims to distinguish canine thought patterns and then issue them as short sentences via a microphone. “The brainwaves differ quite a lot from different races as well as individual dogs,” NSID writes on their website. “However it is possible to detect some common patterns and we have no doubt that in the future this technology will open up a vast new era of communication between dogs and humans, or animals in general and humans.”

via Talking Dog Device Ready to Hit Market Soon – Yahoo.

NASA Sued for Failing to Analyze ‘Alien Life’

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As Fox Mulder would say, “I want to believe.” Could this rock image from Mars have a possible explanation? Sure. Would it satisfy everyone? No. We beings on eArth have asked the second ultimate question, “Are we alone?” The first one being, “What is the meaning of life,” which everyone knows the answer to be 42. When I heard about the news, my first thought was, how did that ROCK appear when there was a previous picture of the exact spot which had nothing there except Martian soil?

Well, my first thought some Martian is fucking with us as this being threw a rock from beyond the camera’s view. Sure, that’s work for me. Next, NASA had mentioned that this rock could have been debris from space and it just so happened to land right on the very spot the rover is located on. Ok but where is the impact seen in the picture. By all accounts, it just looks like someone or something placed the rock right where the rover can see it. How did this Rock get there?

“When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ” Sherlock Holmes.

Who know, may be in the end all we get is just another rock.

When NASA concluded that a “doughnut-sized” object that appeared mysteriously before its Opportunity rover on Mars was actually an errant rock, it left some people dissatisfied: A lawsuit brought against the Agency alleges NASA not only failed to adequately investigate the object, but that it is biological in nature.

via NASA Sued for Failing to Analyze ‘Alien Life’.

Google’s Augmented Reality Glasses Take Hands-Free Computing to the Extreme | Techland | TIME.com

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Via Scoop.itThe Monster Scifi Show

Google has confirmed that it is working on augmented reality glasses which one day might let you send instant messages, get directions, snap photos and more from a clear display over your eye.

Don’t you just love it when science fiction becomes science fact? I know that I go ga-ga for future tech but this has got to be one of the coolest things to look forward to. However, the problems lies, how can they overcome areas where you can’t get a signal? Or worse, how much are the data plans going to cost us all? With AT&T bandwidth throttling with current smartphones, I can only imagine the complications users will face.

Looking over the video, which is clever, I have two issues: how will this work if you have glasses? Does this replace your specs or do you have to wear them over your regular glasses like those stupid 3D glasses? 2nd – Since the video showed a “Facetime” like phone call, how can the person see your face if the video feed shows what the glases are seeing? Which leads into this thought, video piracy. Are theaters going to stop people from wearing glasses fearing that the movie can be recorded? It does remind me of the special contact lenses as seen in Torchwood.

What do you think?

Via techland.time.com

Maybe it’s the astronauts coming to get us

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As watching the Today show most mornings, I would come across a story which has some scifi twist. The news piece was about strange booming noise in Clintonville, WI. Apparently this has been going on for the past three nights. To add to the spookiness, the intro to the piece has the X-Files theme song playing; hokey…yes. Below is the said video and at the two minute mark is where the title for this blog entry came from.

Needless to say, I thought the old lady was off her rocker with that statement. After a good laugh, I went looking for this video to post it for your viewing pleasure. However, in the process, I came across other videos which described similar events in other parts of the country and the world. WTF?!?

 

I had also found a site which documented these boom events around the world. Click here. The video below is in Spanish but there are English subtitles. This event was in Costa Rica which is tagged on the map above.
I don’t want to think there is more to this like the magnetic poles are shifting or the military experimenting with alien technology or the almighty sending us a message. I want to think that this is just some type of natural phenomena that has yet to be figured out. In the year of doom, thanks Mayans and your stoopid calendar, I feel this will only heighten many fears. All I know is that I will really pissed when this comes to fruition because I will miss the next Star Trek movie as directed by J.J. Abrams.
‘Nuff said

It’s the Hair Part. Huh?!? The Hair Part.

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Every once in a while I come across one of those driveway moments where I am listening to NPR. Those who are familiar with term will understand the meaning but let me explain away. You are in your car, either driving home or doing an errand and you’re listening to the radio. Just when you pull up to the driveway, your favorite song or piece of news comes on that makes you just sit in your car in your driveway just for a couple of minutes – hence the driveway moment. For my moment, it came to me when I had to pick up my daughter from summer camp. Just as I was pulling up in the parking space, there was a segment on Radio Lab called Desperately Seeking Symmetry in which there was discussion about “The Hair Part.” So, what’s the deal with Superman?

When you look in a mirror, you are looking at reverse image of yourself. If you have hair parted on one side, the mirror image would have the same hair part but on the opposite side. If you look closer at the Superman movie with Christopher Reeve you will quickly notice the hair part. As Clark, Kal-El has his hair part on the right side and as Superman, the hair part is moved to the left. Yes, we know they are the same person but there is when you look at them they look like two completely different people.

Doing a little research, I came across this study which discusses the hair part issue which delves into their meaning.

A left hair part draws unconscious attention to the activities that are controlled by the left hemisphere of the brain, i.e. activities traditionally attributed to masculinity. A right hair part draws unconscious attention to the activities that are controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, i.e. activities traditionally attributed to femininity.

A man who parts his hair on the right, and who is striving for positive assessment in a traditionally male role is at risk for having difficulties in interpersonal relationships, since he is sending a mixed, subconscious message by emphasizing the activities of the brain traditionally attributed to femininity.

Source: True Mirror

Now, having all this and listened to the podcast, I really believe in this theory but there is a flaw. What happens if you have no hair and happened to be bald like Lex and me? The theory doesn’t apply to men like me or does it? Lucky for me there is an attribute for baldness.

*No part, center part or bald: Perceived as balanced, trustworthy and wise. Downside: Can lack flair associated with other types.

Source: True Mirror

What do you think about the hair part theory? Does it stand up in real life or is it just a load of a malarkey?