Topography definitely matters in predicting fallout. Mass consistency of particles means that they speed up to go around obstacles (think of urban canyon howling winds). The slightest change in elevation can shift wind direction — a practical example is the utter inability of meteorologists to predict Washington DC… » 2/26/09 9:29am 2/26/09 9:29am

Maybe I'm in the minority, but I loved it. Terminator is my favorite show on television right now (tied with Burn Notice on USA), and I was overjoyed to see it return. I liked the exploration of Sarah's fears, especially given how the episode prior delved into the changes since her waitress days. Having Kyle (Kyle!… » 2/15/09 2:03pm 2/15/09 2:03pm

I've had Altered Carbon on my bookshelf for months, unread. Now that I hear that there's hot sexxin' in it, I'll probably pick it up. Thank you for bringing me this very important information! (in other words, if Mr. Morgan is lurking, sexual content can attract readership as much as it can drive it away) » 12/01/08 5:15pm 12/01/08 5:15pm

It's more than 25%, if you get into the vagaries of the way ratings were reported last year. NBC combined the Monday and Saturday repeats to tout how well Heroes was doing when it premiered in 2007, but now they're citing only the Monday rating to make the viewing figures look better. If you go by the combined number,… » 9/24/08 10:10am 9/24/08 10:10am

I've pretty much stopped watching Sci Fi, and it used to be one of my favorite channels. The shows I watched are still there — Stargate: Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka — but the stories went in directions I didn't like, and the characters were robbed of their integrity and consistency. Plus, the treatment of… » 9/24/08 6:37am 9/24/08 6:37am

I was prepared to go postal if Last Starfighter were dissed, but thankfully you agree with me that it was awesome. Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan armada... Who wouldn't love that? » 9/09/08 6:31am 9/09/08 6:31am