Fantastic New International Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer! Â« FirstShowing.net
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is again directed by British filmmaker David Yates, of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix previously, and written by Steve Kloves, who also wrote the adaptations of Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Goblet of Fire but not Order of the Phoenix. This is the sixth book in J.K. Rowling’s immensely popular series. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince arrives in theaters next summer on July 17th, 2009.
So I’ve seen a few advertisements from “Let Freedom Ring“. Let it be known that anyone that believes anything that is in their advertisements are going to be misinformed. Also: there is likely going to be legal retribution for the lies that they’re telling in their advertisements. This isn’t just a ‘swift boat’ situation. This is a wholesale rape of Free Thought.
Insurers, automakers and American subsidiaries of foreign banks all want the Treasury Department to cut them a piece of the largest government rescue in U.S. history.
The betting is that many with their hands out will be successful, especially with financial markets in a stomach-churning dive and predictions the economy is about to tumble into a deep recession.
Read the article here
Yeah because this method of handing out money worked so well in Iraq and after Katrina. Has nothing been learned at all in the past 8 years? January 20th cannot come fast enough.
Pharyngula: Elitism is not a four-letter word
Dear friends, In these times, with extremely serious, complicated crisises confronting us both economically and internationally, we need to have intelligent, educated people as president & vice president:
Columbia University – B.A.
Political Science with a Specialization in
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Two Star Wars MMOs to Exist in Virtual World Harmony
Speaking to Eurogamer (via Ars Technica) at the Star Wars: The Old Republic press event, LucasArts executive Tom Nichols said, “We have many other features planned to support Star Wars Galaxies. We see no reason why the two games can’t exist together.”
Yes, because what we need is TWO star wars MMOs.Â I tried Galaxies once.Â It sucked.
Slashdot | Couch Potato Gene Identified In Fruit Flies
“University of Pennsylvania biologists have discovered a mutation in fruit flies aptly named the ‘couch potato’ gene that allows them to simply chill out â€” entering a mild state of quasi-hibernation known as diapause, when winter arrives.
Right on the heels of Gov Pallin saying that she’ll cut all funding for “fruit fly” research.
Slashdot | Researchers Find Problems With RFID Passport Cards
“Researchers at the University of Washington have found that RFID tags used in two new types of border-crossing documents in the US are vulnerable to snooping and copying. The information in these tags could be copied on to another, off-the-shelf tag, which might be used to impersonate the legitimate holder of the card.”
Seriously? Did no one in the government have no clue that this was an issue with RFIDs? The USA desperately needs an “Office of Current Technology” that has the sole responsibility of staying on top of current tech and how it can be used and abused. The kind of ignorance that leads to the current RFID system for passports should never have happened.
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For the love of god I hope they’re optional. The last thing that wordpress needs is more bloat. The package size from 2.0 to 2.6 is nearly a full megabyte of pure bloat that doesn’t add a single thing to the software.
Universal Bringing EA’s Army of Two To the Big Screen Â« FirstShowing.net
Electronic Arts has partnered with Universal Pictures to produce an adaptation of the video game Army of Two. Screenwriter Scott Z. Burns (of The Bourne Ultimatum) has been hired to write the adaptation with Scott Stuber (of The Break-Up, The Kingdom, Role Models) producing. Universal is fast-tracking the project and hopes to start production in 2009.
I haven’t actually played this game, but several of my close friends have, and from what I understand the game sucks. Not as bad as the worse game you’ve ever played, but certainly not worthy of being made into a movie. I guess I should just be happy that Uwe Boll isn’t making this one.