writes "The BBC reports that Microsoft has disconnected approximately 600,000 X-Box users from X-Box Live because the devices they are using have been modified, either with software or with new chips, to play pirated games.
"Microsoft confirmed that it had banned a 'small percentage' of the 20 million Xbox Live users worldwide.
writes "I was shocked to hear about this first from my wife reading me an article from our local newspaper as opposed to seeing this headlining slashdot. Apparently, Vulcan Alberta lost the bid to host the world premiere of the new Star Trek flick. Most likely, because they don't have a movie theatre. But with the help of Leonard Nimoy, residents of the middle-of-nowhere town will be flown to a special showing in Calgary. Most logical indeed"