Daily archives: July 21, 2005

Global Conspiracy

Global Frequency is the pilot episode of what was going to be a five season TV drama series, based on the comic books by Warren Ellis. Sadly, shortly after the pilot episode was filmed, there was a management change within Warner Bros and it was never broadcast. Filming for subsequent episodes was also cancelled.

However, the pilot was somehow leaked onto the internet where thousands of people around the world have since downloaded and watched it. Global Frequency is now arguably the internet’s most viewed TV episode.

If you have managed to see it, you’ll understand my use of the word “sadly” above. It isn’t very often that a TV series is created which I think I could watch, but this has all the hallmarks of being great, despite having the handicap of being written by the man behind the worst film we ever had the misfortune to waste 3 hours of an Orange Wednesday on. The internet being what it is, there is now a site starting a campaign to persuade another company to pick up filming.

I live in hope.

All pro air con

Three Utah students, working on a science fair project, have created an air-conditioning unit that doesn’t require Freon. The system utilises the Peltier Effect, blowing hot air over commercially available chips and producing cold air, and could not only cut down on the use of an ozone depleting chemical but also save billions of dollars in petrol use.

via Jalopnik

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Anyone know any office voodoo?

A little hex to turn off the air conditioning in the managers’ section, timed to coincide with the next hot day, would do, but what I really want is a big (very, very big) hex that’ll stop the head of department complaining about everything. A little bit of anti-micromanagement juju could go a long way……

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