Doctor Who gets lengthy sabbatical as showrunner Steven Moffat quits | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/01/doctor-who-gets-lengthy-sabbatical-as-showrunner-steven-moffat-quits/
Oh NO!!! The best, most fun, and silly and sexy show on TV is taking a break. I am not a TV junkie, FAN, by any stretch. But Dr Who saved me while I was recovering from my bone marrow transplant due to cancer. Besides the folks who have been doctors and their ability to keep me laughing as well as providing a modicum of challenge to my drug addled brain, it provided structure at a time I could not buy a schedule.
Quick note: not a fan of Capaldi yet. It always takes time to adjust to a new Dr. So far, Matt Smith is BEST. Of course when you have Amelia Pond to always save your ass, how can you go wrong?

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Have a great day. And if your on the east coast, love the snow!!!
Sam

Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten

Gillian Anderson had to fight for equal pay for the new X-Files miniseries http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/22/10815552/gillian-anderson-x-files-miniseries-half-salary-david-duchovny

I titled this as I did cause the South was so intent on missing the boat. Their chivalrous, charming, and ultimately the cause of their death was the same attitude expressed here.
Come on folks, if you’re gonna be sexist at least try and couch out in respectable ways. Of course when you’re this blatantly full of shit, there ain’t a shovel big enough our hole wide enough to hide in.
As a friend used to say, “This rankles my ass”.

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Is two cars colliding at 50mph the same as one car colliding into a wall at 100 mph? – Physics Stack Exchange

http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/45578/is-two-cars-colliding-at-50mph-the-same-as-one-car-colliding-into-a-wall-at-100

I spent a goodly amount of time watching the Mega Mythbusters marathon over the holidays. BBC America is the channel we have on more than 50% of the time. And, no we aren’t TV junkies.
I love seeing how things work and most of all how people solve problems. Being an aging hippy, I remember garages with workbenches. Pegboard loaded with tools neatly organized on a background of stenciled outlines. Gerber baby jars, shelves of them, holding every kind of screw, nut, bolt, thingamajig, whatsit, doo-hickey ever made. It seemed like everyone had their own personal Home Depot in their garage. Things could be fixed back then and someone always knew how. Mythbusters workspaces remind me of that. A tinkerers paradise.

That’s not really my point here (it does open creaky doors, memories of a long time past)
I was looking for an answer to one of their myths in which they gave an incorrect conclusion.
I ended up at the site linked to above. I had never heard of it. I am posting here only because the QA about the MB question was actually civil and informative. If the other blogs are similar this looks to be promising. Do read on if you haven’t already and if you have, keep enjoying!
Sam