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Because We All Miss Entourage, HBO Creates Silicon Valley Sitcom

Mike Judge and Alec Berg speak in Pasadena. (Photo: Getty)

Shooting has wrapped on HBO’s new TV show Silicon Valley, and the sitcom is debuting in April. Typical unnecessary tech embargo. Still, HBO invited some TV critics to scope it out earlier this week, and they were pretty pleased about it.

The Hollywood Reporter‘s Lacey Rose said it seemingly aspires to be “Entourage for the start-up scene,” which we guess means a show about four Erics?  Read More

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Cyber Security Expert Inadvertently Pitches Amazing TV Show

Are you not entertained? (Photo:  flickr.com/dullhunk

Today the Guardian features an interview with John Arquilla, who is a a professor of defence analysis at the US Naval Postgraduate School. In it, he argues that the government’s time and energy would be better spent recruiting black hats, rather than arresting them: “The brilliance of hacking experts could be put to use on behalf of the US in the same way as German rocket scientists were enlisted after the second world war.”

We can’t imagine the Anons would like to compared to Nazis, in any analogy. Nor is his argument that ne’erdowells can be flipped terribly novel. But in making his case, it started to sound like perhaps Mr. Arquilla has a different agenda. Read More