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Comment Re:Public Service Anouncement (Score 1) 709

No,

All Hallows Day (Nov. 1st) comes after Hallow's eve (Oct. 31st).
Nothing in the Wikipedia article supports your claims.
"Respected" is a bold statement. Lets just say that most Christians don't give a lot of religious / anti-religious meaning to it. it's for the kids to have fun.

Comment Re:So.. (Score 1) 590

OK, I can picture a game creator of a war/frag/heavely armed game inviting those reseachers for a focus group session and watch his new realease in action were all protagonists are made of females, Hispanics, Native Americans, children and the elderly.

After the carnage, he turns on the lights and faces his audience with a large smile: "Well, whadyall think ?"

1/3 are speechless, 1/3 fainted, and rest are still fighting over the waste basket to belch in it.

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Pirate Bay Operators Stand Trial On Monday 664

Anonymous Pirate writes "Operators of The Pirate Bay stand trial on Monday in Stockholm. The four defendants from the popular file-sharing web site are charged with being accessories to breaking copyright law and may face fines or up to two years in prison if found guilty. The four defendants have run the site since 2004 after it was started in 2003 by the Swedish anti-copyright organization Piratbyrån. The Swedish public service television announced that they are going to send a live audio stream from the trial. It will be broadcast without editing or translation."
Education

Submission + - Russian schools abandon Windows?

atamyrat writes: "http://www.rlhc.net/blog/?p=272

From the article

In a strange twist of events which include former Russian President and Nobel Prize winner, Mikhail Gorbachev, calling Bill Gates and current Russian President Vladimir Putin making comments on software piracy, Russian school may be moving to Linux very soon. It almost sounds like a cold war spy novel. Anyways, the Russian school system is looking to move to ASPLinux, a localized Linux disto, to combat software piracy.
http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn.shtml?2007/02 /05/234178

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=37 460"

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