I am not sure that small pox is the best place to start but I like the idea of distributed computing helping to find cures for diseases, much like SETI@Home has done for the search for extra-terestrial life. I do like Oxford’s cancer project, much more. [source: MetaFilter]

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Hordes of mouth-breathing geeks forsake Lucas for Jackson – news at 11.

“I tried to make it work. But Star Wars just didn’t hold up its end. A relationship is a two-way street. If George had told me he didn’t want to do any more Star Wars movies after the original trilogy, yes, that would have hurt. But it would have been better than dragging me along like this. What he ended up doing was just passive-aggressive bullshit.”

“If it hadn’t been for Peter Jackson showing me what a fantasy saga can be, I might have settled for [summer 2002’s] Attack Of The Clones as the best I could ever hope for.”

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Today’s Fun Fact (brought to you by the letter G: If coloring weren’t added to Coca-Cola, it would be green.

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