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Comment Re:Finally, logic and reason win out. (Score 1) 210 210

Would it have been terrible to let in twice as many people this year, i.e. the people selected due to the glitch AS WELL AS the people selected by the second truly random lottery? (I know nothing about immigrations logistics and laws, so don't know how dumb that proposition is).

Comment They approached it wrong. (Score 1) 250 250

These people approached it the wrong way though, the file-sharing aspect shouldn't have been that obvious to start with. What they should have done is scrape some of Timothy Leary's crankier writing about techno-shamanism where pure a network of pure unified knowledge is the eventual goal of humanity or something and try to get a religion based on that, and only when that is recognized, argue that the set of belief also covers file sharing.

Comment They'll simply profit from the name. (Score 5, Interesting) 244 244

The name 'Space Invaders' rings a bell for a lot of people. It has no meaning in regard to the story apart from alien invasion, but the name 'Space Invaders' has deep ties in popular culture, meaning much more people will go see the movie because of the it, even if it has little or nothing to do with the game.

Comment Re:I believe you've mispelt (Score 1) 462 462

The internet can simply be a huge drain of time. Spending the day on the net isn't any better than spending the day to watch TV. If the original poster realized he needs to take some distance, that's his right. Looking at your post history, trying this probably wouldn't hurt you either.

"Facts are stupid things." -- President Ronald Reagan (a blooper from his speeach at the '88 GOP convention)