During the week end the rumor that Facebook is going to close on March 15 started spreading. It seems that an on line tabloid started this rumor reporting alleged statements from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who allegedly stated that running the site has become too stressful. Well, considering that the same site reports that aliens are going to attack the Earth during this year that’s not prticularly shocking news.
Algirdas Jonas Budrys (picture ©William Shunn) was born on January 9, 1931 in Königsberg, East Prussia. His father was consul general of the exiled Lithuanian government and in 1936 his family found sanctuary in the U.S.A., where he lived for the rest of his life.
On January 7, 1961 in UK the first episode of the show “The Avengers” was broadcast. The show went on until 1969 and it’s one of the most famous British TV shows of that era. Patrick Macnee was a protagonist in all its seasons and in “The New Avengers”, the TV show that in the ’70s tried to renew the success of “The Avengers”.
It’s been one month since my transition to digital terrestrial television after the switch off in my region. Initially I did a new channels automatic scan and store almost every day to check if there were new ones and if some of them changed number. After some days I started doing it only once a week because I noticed that at that point the problems I initially had with some national channels had disappeared and sometimes no new channels appeared.
The novel “The Heaven Makers” by Frank Herbert published for the first time in 1967 is based on the idea that human history is manipulated by an alien species, the Chems.