The AP story on ePublishing that I’ve mentioned here has been released:
Slow-Starting E-Books Find Niche Markets
Quite a few misquotes (mostly of the variety of combining things I said separately, out of context, into single statements — often completely wrong). Irritating.
Ah well — it’s a wire story, with a photo, and (more importantly) a correct link to my business website. Can’t complain, really.
I figured that with Martha appearing in Series 2, they would have to do something like this.
Specially-edited “kid-friendly” versions of the TORCHWOOD series 2 episodes will air a few days after each first-run episode.
They had made an effort to keep the shows separate, but with a WHO companion appearing, I can’t see as they had any choice but to do this. Although, I suppose this means that series 2 won’t have any episodes where the adult content drives the plot (like series 1’s “Day One” and its sex-driven alien) — otherwise the edited version would be about 12 minutes long!
Forgot to post about this.
Back in January, during the whole Happy Fun Cancer Dance, part of my treatment included a CT scan. (As friends will remember, it was the worst part of the entire process for me — major claustrophobia attack, as I had to be run through twice (because I’m tall), and so spent more than an hour in a small hole.)
The other day, I was listening to NPR and heard a story (which you can listen to here) about recent studies that show that CT scans *cause* cancer in thousands of people every year, delivering dosages of radiation far in excess of normal x-rays. The NPR story said that a single CT dosed the patient with radiation roughly equal to that received by people who were one mile away from the Nagasaki bombing.
…and I was run through TWICE.
Here’s an AP Story on it, for those who don’t have time for the audio.