sciencehabit writes: Why did The Avengers blow the roof off the box office, while Battleship sank to the bottom of the sea? Blame internet chatter. The number of times a film is mentioned in blog posts and social media strongly reflects how much money it is pulling in at the box office, according to a new model developed by Japanese physicists.
"Only a brain-damaged operating system would support task switching and not
make the simple next step of supporting multitasking."
-- George McFry