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Submission + - Dark Movies (& Another Reason to hate Sony) ( 2

Orbity writes: I had often wondered about movies in the theater seeming dark with the coming of all-digital projections. Turns out there is a reason — it's too hard to take the 3D lens off for 2D movies, resulting in up to an 85% reduction in transmitted light. As a bonus, you can blame Sony for this too: "Opening the projector alone involves security clearances and Internet passwords, “and if you don’t do it right, the machine will shut down on you.’’ I wouldn't want to try changing the lens either!

Submission + - Climategate spreads to Wikipedia ( 14

sparkydevil writes: Some catnip to those who have long argued about administrator bias and groupthink in Wikipedia.

Canada's National Post reports here and here that one of the objectives of those promoting Climate alarm was to control Wikipedia. Starting in February 2003 U.K. scientist and Green Party activist William Connolley, one of nine team members, rewrote Wikipedia'½Â½Â(TM)s articles on global warming, on the greenhouse effect, on the instrumental temperature record, on the urban heat island, on climate models, on global cooling as well as working to erase the Little Ice Age, the Medieval Warm Period and infamous hockey stick graph. He rewrote articles on the politics of global warming and on the scientists who were skeptical of the team.

According to the article Connolly created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles, removed more than 500 articles as an administrator and barred over 2000 Wikipedia contributors while rewarding those who supported his views. "In these ways, Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement."

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.