We've found an old copy of Femme Fatales that has an interview with Saffron Burrows in relation to Wing Commander. These days the magazine reveals "the sexy sirens of the screen," but back in April 1999 Femme Fatales' focus was on "the luscious ladies of horror, fantasy & science fiction." This made Ms. Burrows a prime candidate to be featured.
"In the Wing Commander movie, I'm Angel Devereaux, the wing commander of a group of fighter pilots," explains Saffron Burrows. "I get to play like an RAF pilot in an RAF cockpit that's been converted into a spaceship of the future." ... "And there's a wonderful, old feel to Wing Commander."
The rest of the interview actually spends a lot of time on the movie she did after Wing Commander, Deep Blue Sea. You can click the images above to see the full pages.
It has been a while since we've covered SETI, but that's because there hasn't been a new client version available in ages. But that's now changed as their new client has lots of fancy new features and it sounds much more professional. Also it's not just for aliens any more. Here are the features that you're likely to care about:
You can download the new client from the SETI BOINC site, and if you're a new user, don't forget to join the CIC's SETI group.
Variable credit per work unit
BOINC assigns a variable amount of credit per completed work unit, based on your CPU speed and the CPU time used.
Highly configurable preferences
You have more control over how your computer is used: for example, you can limit the disk usage, the network bandwidth, and the work hours. You can also control the amount of work that your computer downloads each time it connects to our server. These 'preferences' are managed using a web-based interface, and they automatically are applied to all the computers on which you run SETI@home.
SETI@home's graphics now have a modern 3-D look. When they're running in a window, you can use the mouse to rotate and zoom. You can even customize the graphics using a web-based interface.