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Autodesk offers all of their software free to students, for 3 years. This article is mistaken that Autodesk is offering discounted software... EDU use is free.
This guy says is better than I can - http://balajiviswanathan.quora.com/Indian-Space-Mission-Poverty-and-Closet-Racism?srid=7qo&share=1
If you bothered to check what happened to the $4 billion, you would find out that they paid dividends and bought back stock. They didn't lose the money!
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things. -- Doug Gwyn