In this clip from the first season of Showtime drama Masters of Sex, Freaks and Geeks and Party Down actor Lizzy Caplan sings a cover of the tune most popularized by Ray Charles.
The show is a loose account of the groundbreaking sex study conducted by Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson. It's a supremely well-acted period piece, with a number of excellent performances including Beau Bridges and The West Wing's Allison Janney as a husband and wife dealing with his closeted homosexuality. Michael Sheen's intense and emotional work as Masters creates a compelling portrait of a character who could easily be an unlikable wretch in the hands of a lesser actor, and Caplan is tremendous as Johnson, radiating both warmth and steely determination as a woman with modern ideas on relationships trying to get by and get ahead at equal turns while encountering the medical field's glass ceiling and society's objectifying glare. The writing can be a bit on the nose with its entendres and the title sequence is distractingly out of place with its plethora of visual puns, but both the first and second seasons are definitely worth watching. You can pick it up on Blu-ray/DVD
or digital download.
Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam.
In this footage, a supercomputer’s CPU cores — nearly 900 of them — are neatly lined up in the Task Manager. The Doom logo appears, generated by code that targets each core. Then Doom itself plays, each “pixel” generated by thrashing a core with just the right amount of busy work. Max Holt: Finally got […]
The UK government today ordered domestic companies to stop buying equipment from Chinese vendor Huawei and to stop using its kit entirely by 2027. Huawei is suspected to be an arm of the Chinese government, breaking into western markets (and maybe its networks) by selling impossibly cheap equipment. The UK only recently approved more Huawei […]
You may not realize it, but some of the biggest films in movie history have been edited using the same tools some of you use to cut your video of vacationing at Disney World. Giant movies from Oscar favorites The Social Network and Gone Girl to blockbusters like Avatar, Deadpool, and last year’s Terminator: Dark […]
Now that the initial furor and shortages have subsided, it’s probably not a bad time to start considering your long-term cleaning and disinfecting plans. Sure, that might seem anywhere from overly cautious to outright ridiculous, but the threat of COVID-19 appears poised to be present for a while and the need for quick travel clean-up […]
With more and more companies moving all their operations into the cloud, the need has never been greater for those with the skills to map exactly how an organization reconstitutes itself in that new environment. Network architects responsible for determining all the communication, storage, and infrastructure needs of an expansive organization are among the most […]