The Man Who Fell to Earth” on states that next year, Rodd Millner plans to be the first person to travel faster than the speed of sound. In a stunt that will either redefine the boundaries of science or the boundaries of idiocy, Millner intends to jump from a balloon 130,000 feet up to the edge of space. National Geographic has their version of the story at “Australian Man Plans Highest Skydive Ever.” • Sylvania’s 27-inch combines functions of TV and Net appliance which owes its internal intelligence to a single-chip PC (a National Semiconductor Geode) running an embedded Linux operating system. Read more in this MSNBC article “Digital Net/TV has Linux inside.”