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Comment this is not new (Score 5, Informative) 278

i live in the uk and my local cineworld did this briefly about 5 years ago after a commandment from on high. The staff found it embarrasing and stupid and i remember seeing them wandering in with the goggles on and staring at us for a few seconds then walking off again. They only did it for a couple of weeks.

This isn't new, and it isn't really a sustained procedure of audience monitoring. It's a publicity stunt to make people think they're being watched - make a giant fuss about how they're watching everyone in the dark and hopefully that will scare them into not filming the screen.

They do it long enough to make people aware of it then stop again. Then in another 5 years make a big hoo-haa and break out the night vision goggles again for a couple of weeks.

Comment Re:Adolph Hitroll here with a Greasy Yoda up GNAA (Score 0) 68

You seemed to have posted this several times today. I don't get it - what response are you hoping for? If it's mild confusion and wondering what it is that might motivate someone to devote a lot of time to doing this then I suppose I'm guilty of feeding the trolls.

Comment Re:Theory (Score 1) 591

Why can't you spell the word "fucking"? Please read definition #1 of the link you posted. Congratulations, you just destroyed your own argument. Also, please read the wikipedia page for "Scientific theory" (I assume this is what you mean by "scienftic theory wiki") . The first line also directly contradicts the claim you're attempting to make.

In common english, theory means "hypothetical explanation/contemplation/conjecture". As a scientific term, theory is defined in both the references you gave along the lines of "a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that is acquired through the scientific method and repeatedly tested and confirmed through observation and experimentation". I don't understand why you can't comprehend what I assume you've taken the time to read.

Comment Re:Unlimited for one year (Score 4, Insightful) 418

Smugness aside, it's a fair point. The Headline is absurd, and the first thing I thought on reading is that would mean you could have a kid and get free wages for the rest of your life, so the headline must be bullshit.

The word "unlimited" has lost all meaning. "Unlimited within X limits" is an oxymoron. "Any amount of leave within the first year" is not. "No further limits within X limits" is also a less misleading way of phrasing things.

Comment Re:Everyone stands on the shoulders of giants (Score 1) 273

This is very true. Another crucial characteristic is being a leader. None of this stuff could have happened without the thousands of people involved all doing their part, and none of them would have be doing any of it without being led by Jobs or Musk. There are not many great leaders. To lead you have to have the drive, confidence and vision which most people just don't seem to be bothered about.

In space, no one can hear you fart.