Links for 11-01-2007

Bugged Canadian coins, Geek Week at the BBC, lots of space stuff…

2 thoughts on “Links for 11-01-2007”

  1. Science fiction – it’s escapist junk. How could it prepare you for the future? It’s not like some sf writer could predict, oh I don’t know, let’s say bugged money:
    “…It was hard to take American cash seriously when it was no longer convertible outside U.S. borders. Besides, all the bigger bills were bugged….”
    (Bruce Sterling, Distraction, 1998)

  2. Never a truer word spoke, Bill. Actually, I’m sre I remember The X-Files doing a minor plot thread on bugged bank-notes – something to do wth those metallic strips being coded so that the government could keep a trace on how much cash was moving through airports?

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