Nerd News Roundup


Thor: The Dark World

io9 has a description of 30 minutes of footage from Thor: The Dark World.

Just watched a 30-minute clip. It is composed of many smaller clips, so the plot is not consistent.

It begins with Loki wearing handcuffs in Asgard. Guards escort Loki to Odin’s throne where Frigga tells Loki not to repeat his past mistakes. Loki retorts what is “repeat?” To punish Loki, Odin informs him that he will be permanently locked away in a dungeon, and tells him that his brother Thor will be the king.

Then the scene cuts to Thor and the Warriors Three fighting in a village. Thor and Sif have a banter. Sif is seen shielding herself from an arrow. The scene concludes with Thor smashing a stone-like creature (Kronan).

Next up, a brief dialogue scene between Thor and Heimdall, as they look at the stars from the end of the Bifrost (Rainbow Bridge).

It goes on from there.

Star Wars

Here’s a look at one of the new villains we’ll be seeing on the animated Star Wars: Rebels show coming to Disney XD: The Imperial Inquisitor.

With each successive villain wielding even less practical weapons, I predict the next Star Wars villain will use a Krull-saber.  If you've never seen Krull, you won't get this joke... but seriously, it's not worth watching Krull to get it. Trust me.

With each successive villain wielding even less practical weapons, I predict the next Star Wars villain will use a Krull-saber.
If you’ve never seen Krull, you won’t get this joke… but seriously, it’s not worth watching Krull to get it. Trust me.

The inquisitors were a group of dark Force users serving under Darth Vader. Some were turned Jedi, others were trained from their youth. They were used to hunt down the surviving Jedi, which means that it’s likely that there will be at least one Jedi protagonist in the series as well who will cause this particular inquisitor a great deal of grief every week.

Anyway, if it all sounds goofy, it sort of is.

Doesn’t mean I won’t watch it.

Because I am a dork.

Sigh…

General

If you’re a user of the Chrome browser, you might want to regularly clear your cache.

Feinman: Chrome has several databases and files that store information on users’ computers. One of those databases is encrypted and designed specifically to store passwords securely. However, other unencrypted databases and files store strings of text regardless of their sensitivity.

These files are where Identity Finder was able to find unprotected credit card numbers and other personally identifiable information. This means a lost or stolen computer or one infected with malware could lead to identity theft even without access to the underlying Windows account.

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