Fans of old TV shows are in luck. Especially if you like action and drama, you can find reruns of I Spy, Starsky and Hutch, The Saint, Perry Mason, The Untouchables, and Police Story. There are also plenty of comedies and sitcoms. In addition to long-running cable stations like TV Land and Nick at Night (Nickolodeon), oldies TV stations are popping up all over the country: Retro TV, TV Me, Antenna TV. Here in Comcast Monopoly Country, check out channel 21. Good fun. Break out the popcorn and fire up the Tivo.
We were delayed a month by the tsunami, but Season 3 of Wavelength is off and running. This season we are proud to be the first show in the 40-year history of Pacifica Community Television (PCT) to use a teleprompter, just like 60 Minutes and Barack Obama! Also, all of our shows are available online:
You can go there right now and watch show #23, with Pacifica's City Manager Steve Rhodes discussing his participation as Pacifica's representative in the Sharp Park Working Group, which issued its report on Sharp Park in February. Also, I interview Barry Parr of Coastsider.com on the possibility of Pacifica Community Television taking over operations of Mid-Coast Television, which covers the coastside from Montara to Pescadero. Wavelength airs on PCT Channel 26 (Comcast cable), Mondays at 6:30 p.m., just before City Council or Planning Commission meetings.
Emma Woollacott | Mon 26th Apr 2010, 03:05 am tg daily: science blog
They say strangers are just friends you haven't met yet—but it's not a view Stephen Hawking shares. In a new documentary series for the Discovery channel, he suggests that we should be avoiding making contact with aliens at all costs. Life, he suggests, is likely to be widespread in the universe, though the odds are that most of it will take the form of microbes or simple animals. But if there is more developed life, we should be careful. "One piece of advice that Professor Hawking doesn't mind sharing is the less-popular notion that it might be better if we kept our location a secret rather than being so anxious to make contact," says Discovery. "Reaching out to the stars with our messages of curiosity and peace may only make it easier for an advanced alien mining operation to stake a claim on Earth. First contact would be a much better proposition if we can wait until we are on more equal terms." Hawking compares making contact with alien species with Native Americans' first contact with Christopher Columbus - which didn't turn out brilliantly for the Native Americans. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships... having used up all the resources from the planet below," Professor Hawking says. "Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they could reach. If so, it makes sense for them to exploit each new planet for materials to build more spaceships so they could move on." Professor Hawking suggests that one massive source of energy available to advanced alien civilizations would be the ability to tap and concentrate the radiant energy of stars with an array of planet-size collectors. You can see a clip of some of the alien conceptions from Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking: http://dsc.discovery.com/videos/stephen-hawking-aliens/.
US Court Rules AGAINST FCC On Net Neutrality, Comcast Wins Big JOELLE TESSLER | 04/ 6/10 11:28 AM | AP
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Federal Communications Commission lacks the authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is a big victory for Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company. It had challenged the FCC's authority to impose so-called "net neutrality" obligations on broadband providers.