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While it is still part of the SciFi Channel, SciFi Wire has split off, with a much cleaner, more elegant, and faster-loading home page than the original site, living on its own domain name. This is a reversal from when the SciFi Channel absorbed Sci-Fi Weekly back in 1994, paying the collage students who created and maintained it some serious money for their troubles. Weekly may have evaporated from the independent Net, but some of us remember. Another spin-off property is DVice, which currently has a fun article on the most absurd devices from sci-fi movies. Of course, when you consider the history of ownership of the channel since it began in 1992, and how the mergers changed everything over the years, who can be surprised about how it all turned out?