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Comment Re: Damn people are getting dumb (Score 4, Insightful) 94

What about the many, many movies that never actually get released where I live (likely 20% or more never get released here, as a way of "protecting" the domestic movie producing market here)? Oh, I get it, you want me to wait until they are released on DVD and have me import them, right? Too bad about region encoding, apparently I am a "thief" for wanting to buy & watch DVD's in a different region.

I am happy to pay for content, but don't make it impossible to do so and I'll stop circumventing. Hell, the money I pay for a VPN could go to the content provider instead.


New Mars Rover Rolls For the First Time 100

wooferhound writes "Like proud parents savoring their baby's very first steps, mission team members gathered in a gallery above a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to watch the Mars Curiosity rover roll for the first time. Engineers and technicians wore bunny suits while guiding Curiosity through its first steps, or more precisely, its first roll on the clean room floor. The rover moved forward and backward about 1 meter (3.3 feet). Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity) is scheduled to launch in fall 2011 and land on the Red Planet in August 2012. Curiosity is the largest rover ever sent to Mars. It will carry 10 instruments that will help search an intriguing region of the Red Planet for two things: environments where life might have existed, and the capacity of those environments to preserve evidence of past life."

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