“We all know ants are incredibly capable creatures. They live in vast, interconnected colonies, can lift several times their own body weight, and coordinate their activity with incredible precision.
“But many of the things that make ants impressive would also make them formidable foes. Perhaps it’s time we took a look at some of these strengths in greater detail. Remember: it’s important to know your enemy - erm, I mean your new insect overlords…”
“With its assets frozen, MegaUpload can no longer pay to host its data with its service provider, and so the AG will cooperate with the erasure of tens of millions of users’ personal files — backups, family photos, personal videos, financial records, and even movies and music in production by independent artists who used MegaUpload as a file-locker while their produced their work. TorrentFreak characterizes this as the destruction of evidence, and I think that’s right.”
“When, at the end of Alien, Sigourney Weaver says, “This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off,” she’s not telling the whole truth. Because there’s another survivor, curled up with her in the hypersleep capsule. Jones (or Jonesey) the ginger tom.
“Jones serves multiple functions within the Alien storyline: 1) CATGUFFIN, a pretext for characters to go wandering off on their own. 2) CATPANION, an excuse for Ripley to express herself out loud when she’s otherwise alone. 3) CATSHOCK, a cheap shock tactic in which the cat jumps out unexpectedly. 4) CATSCALLION, a wild card; at the end of the film, the cat might yet be harbouring an alien.
“In short, one cannot overestimate the importance of Jones to Alien. This is his story.”