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XBox (Games)

Submission + - Microsoft Not Refunding Points When XBOX360 Dies ( 4

DonnarsHmr writes: "After spending 26 hours, 55 minutes on the phone with 800-4MY-XBOX and 33 hours, 55 minutes trying the various fixes suggested by customer service, being hung up on multiple times by a CSR, and having a note attached to his file instructing CSRs to blow him off without resolving the issue, Speaker Ender finds out Microsoft will not be transferring his 25,600 ($319.87 worth) XBOX Live points to his new XBOX after his old one died. In fact, Microsoft will not be doing any refunds of transfers when an XBOX dies and has to be replaced.

$320 of paid for content? Stolen by Microsoft."

United States

Submission + - Executive order overturns Fifth Amendment (

RalphTWaP writes: Tuesday, there wasn't even a fuss. Wednesday, the world was a little different; by executive order, the Secretary of the Treasury may now seize the property of any person who undermines efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq. The Secretary may make his determination in secret and after the fact.

Submission + - Bird sized airplane opens intelligence options (

coondoggie writes: "Look up in the sky — it's a bird, it's a plane it's...both? Researchers today introduced a very cool micro-aircraft shaped like the swift — one of nature's most efficient flyers. The RoboSwift can sweep its wings back and forth, changing the shape and the wing's surface area. The idea is to make the aircraft fly more efficiently and agilely than fixed-wing aircraft. The micro — airplane is powered by a special propeller that folds during gliding to minimize air drag. RoboSwift steers by sweeping back one wing more than the other. The difference in wing position allows RoboSwift to make very sharp turns."

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.