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+ - Huge Headhunting Firm Steals Blogger's Job Concept->

Submitted by fuzzybunny
fuzzybunny writes: Turner Barr has been traveling the world for several years, taking various jobs and documenting the process of working abroad in a large number of countries. Recently, he discovered

that {his} entire brand, image and web personality was swiped for use in a marketing campaign by some massive multi-billion dollar a year company, without ever being asked for permission or acknowledged. The video for their marketing campaign was particularly creepy for {him}, as even {his} age and personality didn’t escape the level of detail spent on creating this doppelganger (they used a paid actor of course).

A low move, but par for the course?
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+ - Pluto Vote "Hijacked"

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fuzzybunny writes: The BBC reports that the IAU's controversial Prague vote on demoting Pluto from planet status was irregular. "There were 2,700 astronomers in Prague during that 10-day period. But only 10% of them voted this afternoon. Those who disagreed and were determined to block the other resolution showed up in larger numbers than those who felt 'oh well, this is just one of those things the IAU is working on'."
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+ - Pluto loses Planet Status

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fuzzybunny writes: The IAU has voted to strip Pluto of its status as a planet. More on BBC. Ceres, Charon and 2003 UB313 were also not accepted as planets at the meeting in Prague.

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