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Comment Re:refunds (Score 1) 437

They paid for a ticket for The Wrath of Khan, but that's not what they got. If it were me I'd be raising hell.

I believe most cinemas will refund your ticket if you leave within the first 15 minutes of the film. YMMV.

On the other hand, though, who do you think is attending a screening of a "special, extended version" of The Wrath of Khan? It's a safe play for the organizers to assume that it will be mostly die-hard fans, and "rewarding" them with a surprise showing of a brand-new Star Trek film is a very inexpensive and effective publicity stunt. (FWIW, I read about this first in the mainstream media.)

I'm as cynical as most about Star Trek and Hollywood. But this is pretty cool, especially the introduction by Leonard Nimoy.

Comment Re:Glad to see.. (Score 1) 1188

Shove it. I got "rich" from working my ass off in college, earning three fucking degrees, working my ass off at work, and most importantly saving every penny I earn until I had a million dollars. So shove your "you must be a crook" attitude up your shit-filled ass.

Don't sugarcoat it, man.

Comment Re:Nonsense (Score 1) 1127

Developers are critical of their own code.

I'm not completely convinced of that. Sure, they all refactor their own code, but at some point they come up against their ego about it, consciously or not. This is why testers should be different people than coders - the tester won't have any reason to hold back, and the software will be better for it.


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An anonymous reader writes: The Canadian Recording Industry Association is back in the news with claims that Canada is "awash in piracy" supported by yet-another bought-and-paid for survey by a polling firm. Michael Geist debunks the claims, demonstrating that they are wildly inaccurate and amount to little more than the fact that Canadians like fake Louis Vuitton handbags.
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athar writes: "The Canadian Supreme Court, in an unanimous 9-0 decision, struck down the security certificate regime in Canada, whereby foreigners could be detained indefinitely on the basis of secret evidence, with no real ability to challenge their detention. The Court ruled that the regime violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and has given the government one year to rectify the regime. The decision is in stark contrast to the current legal situation in the United States."

Submission + - Should sites like Wikipedia be blocked at schools?

Londovir writes: Recently our school board made the decision to block Wikipedia from our school district's WAN system. This was a complete block — there aren't even provisions in place for teachers or administrators to input a password to bypass the restriction. The reason given was that Wikipedia (being user created and edited) did not represent a credible or reliable source of reference for schools. My question is: should we block sites such as Wikipedia because students may be exposed to misinformation, or should we encourage sites such as Wikipedia as an outlet for students to investigate and determine validity of information? What's your opinion?

Submission + - Ballmer repeats threats against Linux

daria42 writes: Steve Ballmer has reissued Microsoft's patent threat against Linux, warning open-source vendors that they must respect his company's intellectual property. In a no-nonsense presentation to New York financial analysts last week, Microsoft's chief executive said the company's partnership with Novell, which it signed in November 2006, "demonstrated clearly the value of intellectual property, even in the open-source world."

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