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Gaming Netflix Ratings?

kdawson posted more than 5 years ago | from the stadium-seated-astroturf dept.

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Nom du Keyboard writes "Not for the first time, I've noticed a new film that hasn't yet even reached the theaters, yet has hundreds of positive votes and/or reviews recorded on Netflix. This time the movie is Inkheart. For a movie that doesn't even hit the theaters until January 23, it already has 428 votes and a rating of 4.3 (out of 5) on Netflix. Seems more than a bit fraudulent to me. Also, it has a review that doesn't even review the movie, but instead says the books are great, therefore the movie should be too. Does the word 'shills' come to mind? With millions spent to promote a movie, are a few hundred of that going to phony voters? Or have that many people actually seen the film and just can't wait to rush home and log onto Netflix to vote? Just what is Netflix's responsibility here to provide honest ratings?"

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Steve Jobs plans "most unique" death ever (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514103)

ANUS News January 15, 2009 Steve Jobs plans "most unique" death ever AIDS demise to have innovative interface

CUPERTINO, California (NNN) - Steve Jobs, the polymath CEO and star evangelist of Apple Computer, Inc., publically announced a medical leave of absence from the company, but in private promised "the best AIDS death ever" from the affliction no one will publically recognize he has.

As HIV-positive test results leaked onto the web from the last five years of Jobs' fight for health and secrecy, former lovers raced to the clinics on Segways looking for solace. Unflappable as always, Jobs vowed to make the best of the situation.

"There's AIDS deaths, and then there's AIDS deaths," Jobs said in his strident baritone with a slightly ironic lisp. "As with all Apple products, my demise from pneumonia brought on by full-blown AIDS will be poignant, witty, ironic, aesthetically pleasing and have an interface that breaks new ground for the industry."

Turning to a reporter he said, "That's off the record. Officially, my hormones are unbalanced because I did not care enough about Darfur." On the news of Jobs' leave, Apple stock plunged $7.38 as people feared the cool had left their Macs, but then rebounded by almost four points once rumors of HIV-death leaked.

"If Christ were to die today, he'd die of AIDS," said Jared Hvitles, who has owned four Macs, three iPods, an iPhone and a Steve Jobs Picking Up a Quarter blow-up doll. "He's going out like he's lived, as a Christ for the new millenium -- with a better interface."

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The American Nihilist Underground Society advocates nihilism, or a removal of interpretive layers from our perception of physical reality, as a means of transcending illusion. Nihilism denies value and purpose, which are byproducts of the human desire to judge reality and make a consensual "social reality" that by seizing on a single material factor misses the intelligible, or design-based, knowledge we need to adapt to reality. ANUS has been promoting nihilism since 1987.
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Nihilism is the belief that nothing we perceive has Absolute value; reality exists, but beyond its inherent meaning to us as the physical container of our existence, it has no significance outside of what we perceive. "The world is my representation," indeed. When we strip away all of the values projected onto physical reality and its outcomes, we are left only with personal ideal and natural ideal, and bringing the former into adaptation with the latter is the lifetime task to which nihilism is a gateway.
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Gaming Slashdot Ratings? (-1, Offtopic)

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Re:Gaming Slashdot Ratings? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514481)

A giant customized Starbucks in Cupertino California where lattes and no soy skim macchiatos are given out free to all employees. The background music involves a playlist of Nora Jones, David Matthews, John Mayer, and Bono on loop from an Ipod docked somewhere in the Apple/Starbucks facility. Hours are long but morale is surprising high as developers, hardware and software, are given 30 minute breaks to masturbate to the new itunes interface.

All developers sit at cafe type tables with a Mac Book Pro while their lord and master Steve Jobs stands deskless in his predictable attire of a turtleneck and jeans. In fact, this is the preferred (mandatory) dress code at Apple. Jobs walks around to each and every department, separated by latte and vegan preferences, and checks on the performance and efficiency of his developers. At any given point in the day one may see Mr Jobs yelling at a programmer for not implementing a button in the perfect shade of corn flower blue (#6495ED) and immediately sends him to the apple punitive chamber, consisting of a HP Compaq running Vista Basic.

There are 2 software development departments and 2 hardware development sections in Apple. For software there is the Apple core team, Apple Open Source team. In hardware there is the Apple systems and management team and the iDevice team. Since the OSX kernel consists of a BSD darwin kernel there is no real need for low level programmers and as such the entirety of the Apple core team consists of UI designers and photoshop junkies. All software churned out from the core team is designed in a program strikingly similar to Visual Studio's form designer but with Cocoa Objective C generated instead. The 16 hour day (Jobs demands 16 hour days since he himself never sleeps) of a core dev involves lining up the right shade of chrome with the latest photoshopped graphite button and maintaining the correct color scheme, not an easy job at all.

The Apple open source team involves a little bit more coding, which is mandated to be done in TextEdit or the option of a $80 third party mac text editor. The Apple open source team doesn't actually create much code but searches the internet for interesting BSD licensed software and modifies it as it's own through obfuscation and conversion to objective C. Many of the items a mac user sees comes from the open source world stamped by apple such as the ability to play music taken from 67 different originally linux based players, CD burning, and the overall ability to click a mouse. Apple's legal department has no qualms about this practice and has assured many that since most of the code is BSD and if any is GPLed many Linux hippies should be grateful that Apple fostered WebKit by using KHTML and adding some Gecko bloat. Perhaps one of the most important items that the open source team has done to date is use parts of the FreeBSD to keep the kernel up to date.

There's not much to say about the Apple systems and management team. I suppose they can be classified in to desktop and laptop systems. Because hardware work is beneath Apple in general and thought of being only worthy of Windows Users and as such can be found working on these beauties in the starbucks bathroom. Desktops are currently made by buying dell machines and putting them in Lian Li cases, where the majority of the costs goes to buying titanium Apple emblems to paste on the sides. Laptops consists of the rebranding of only the most silver and black Sony Viaos but talk has been going around about rebranding Asus EeePCs for a new Apple netbook but you didn't hear that from me, for fear of my life.

The iDevice team's job is to develop for the ipod, iphone, itouch, and many other portable electronics apple may release in the future. Their jobs are very interconnected with the open source team as well as the core dev team. Using firmware from random samsung devices and giving it an OSX skin the ipod stands as a shining example that infringement only applies to greasy file sharers and that the music player remains the best in market. The 16-24 hour day of an iDevice dev consists of partly implementing Zune security flaws and creating new novel ways to make the click wheel sounds, while a majority of the time is spend just playing with (read testing) products future and past.

And there you have it, the mystery of Apple unveiled. Also on a side note to those who are worried about Job's health. He is fine but is trying a new diet consisting of Soy Nuts and Anger.

Obama's Inaugural Address (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514585)

If dere iz anyone out dere who still doubts dat America iz uh place where all things iz possible, who still wonders if da dream o' our founders iz alive in our tyme, who still questions da power o' our democracy, tonight iz yo' answer.

It'sda answer told by lines dat stretched around schools an' churches in numbers dis here nation has never seen, by peeps who waited three hours an' four hours, many fo' da first tyme in they lives, cuz dey believed dat dis here tyme mus' be different, dat they voices could be dat difference.

It'sda answer spoken by young an' old, rich an' poor, Democrat an' Republican, black, whitey, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, salad tosser, straight, disabled an' not disabled. Americans who sent uh message ta da world dat we's gots never been just uh collection o' individuals or uh collection o' red states an' blue states.

We iz, an' always will be, da United States o' America.

It'sda answer dat led those who've been told fo' so long by so many ta be cynical an' fearful an' doubtful about what we's can achieve ta put they hands on da arc o' history an' bend it once mo' toward da hope o' uh bettah day. Video Watch Obama'sspeech in its entirety

It'sbeen uh long tyme coming, but tonight, cuz o' what we's did on dis here date in dis here election at dis here defining moment change has come ta America.

A little bit earlier dis here evening, I received an extraordinarily gracious page from Sen. McCain. Sen. McCain fought long an' hard in dis here campaign. And he'sfought even longer an' harder fo' da country dat he loves. He has endured sacrifices fo' America dat most o' us cannot begin ta imagine. We iz bettah off fo' da service rendered by dis here brave an' selfless leader.

I congratulate him; I congratulate Gov. Palin fo' all dat they've achieved. And I peep forward ta working wiff dem ta renew dis here nation'spromise in da months ahead.

I wants ta thank muh ma fuckin partner in dis here journey, uh nig who campaigned from his heart, an' spoke fo' da men an' biAtchez he grew up wiff on da streets o' Scranton an' rode wiff on da train home ta Delaware, da vice president-elect o' da United States, Joe Biden.

And I would not be standing here tonight without da unyielding support o' muh ma fuckin bomb nigga fo' da last 16 years da rock o' our family, da love o' muh ma fuckin life, da nation'snext first beotch Michelle Obama.

Sasha an' Malia I love ya both mo' than ya can imagine. And ya gots earned da new puppy dat'scoming wiff us ta da new White House.

And while she'snahh longer wiff us, I know muh ma fuckin grandmother'swatching, along wiff da family dat made me who I be. I miss dem tonight. I know dat muh ma fuckin debt ta dem iz beyond measure.

To muh ma fuckin sister Maya, muh ma fuckin sister Alma, all muh ma fuckin other brothers an' sisters, thank ya so much fo' all da support dat you've given me. I be grateful ta dem.

And ta muh ma fuckin campaign manager, David Plouffe, da unsung hero o' dis here campaign, who built da bomb -- da bomb political campaign, I th'o't, in da history o' da United States o' America.

To muh ma fuckin chief strategist David Axelrod who'sbeen uh partner wiff me every step o' da way.

To da bomb campaign team ever assembled in da history o' politics ya made dis here happen, an' I be forever grateful fo' what you've sacrificed ta git it done.

But above all, I will never forget who dis here victory truly belongs ta. It belongs ta ya. It belongs ta ya.

I wuz never da likeliest candidate fo' dis here office. We didn't start wiff much money or many endorsements. Our campaign wuz not hatched in da halls o' Washington. It began in da backyards o' Des Moines an' da living rooms o' Concord an' da front porches o' Charleston. It wuz built by working men an' biAtchez who dug into what little savings dey had ta give $5 an' $10 an' $20 ta da cause.

It grew strength from da young peeps who rejected da myth o' they generation'sapathy who left they homes an' they families fo' jobs dat offered little pay an' less sleep.

It drew strength from da not-so-young peeps who braved da bitter cold an' scorching heat ta knock on doors o' perfect strangers, an' from da millions o' Americans who volunteered an' organized an' proved dat mo' than two centuries later uh da system o' da peeps, by da peeps, an' fo' da peeps has not perished from da Earth.

This iz yo' victory.

And I know ya didn't do dis here just ta win an election. And I know ya didn't do it fo' me.

You did it cuz ya dig' da enormity o' da task dat lies ahead. For even as we's celebrate tonight, we's know da challenges dat tomorrow will bring iz da greatest o' our lifetime -- two wars, uh planet in peril, da worst financial crisis in uh century.

Even as we's stand here tonight, we's know dere iz brave Americans waking up in da deserts o' Iraq an' da mountains o' Afghanistan ta risk they lives fo' us.

There iz mothers an' fathers who will lie awake afta da chil'ns fall asleep an' wonder how they'll make da mortgage or pay they doctors' bills or save enough fo' they child'scollege education.

There'snew energy ta harness, new jobs ta be created, new schools ta build, an' threats ta meet, alliances ta repair.

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not git dere in one year or even in one term. But, America, I gots never been mo' hopeful than I be tonight dat we's will git dere.

I promise ya, we's as uh peeps will git dere.

There will be setbacks an' false starts. There iz many who won't agree wiff every decision or policy I make as prezident. And we's know da da system can't solve every problem.

But I will always be honest wiff ya about da challenges we's face. I will listen ta ya, especially when we's disagree. And, above all, I will ax ya ta join in da werk o' remaking dis here nation, da only way it'sbeen done in America fo' 221 years -- block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by calloused hand.

What began 21 months ago in da depths o' winter cannot end on dis here autumn night.

This victory alone iz not da change we's seek. It iz only da chance fo' us ta make dat change. And dat cannot happen if we's jet back ta da way things wuz.

It can't happen without ya, without uh new spirit o' service, uh new spirit o' sacrifice.

So let us summon uh new spirit o' patriotism, o' responsibility, where each o' us resolves ta pitch in an' werk harder an' peep afta not only ourselves but each other.

Let us remember dat, if dis here financial crisis taught us anyfin', it'sdat we's cannot gots uh thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers.

In dis here country, we's rise or fall as one nation, as one peeps. Let'sresist da temptation ta fall back on da same partisanship an' pettiness an' immaturity dat has poisoned our politics fo' so long.

Let'sremember dat it wuz uh nig from dis here state who first carried da banner o' da Republican Party ta da White House, uh party founded on da values o' self-reliance an' individual liberty an' national unity.

Those iz values dat we's all share. And while da Democratic Party has won uh great victory tonight, we's do so wiff uh measure o' humility an' determination ta heal da divides dat gots held back our progress.

As Lincoln said ta uh nation far mo' divided than ours, we's iz not enemies but niggas. Though passion may gots strained, it mus' not break our bonds o' affection.

And ta those Americans whose support I gots yet ta earn, I may not gots won yo' vote tonight, but I hear yo' voices. I need yo' he`p. And I will be yo' prezident, too.

And ta all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments an' palaces, ta those who iz huddled around radios in da forgotten corners o' da world, our stories iz singular, but our destiny iz shared, an' uh new dawn o' American leadership iz at hand.

To those -- ta those who would tear da world down: We will defeat ya. To those who seek peace an' security: We support ya. And ta all those who gots wondered if America'sbeacon still burns as bright: Tonight we's proved once mo' dat da true strength o' our nation comes not from da might o' our arms or da scale o' our wealth, but from da enduring power o' our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity an' unyielding hope.

That'sda true genius o' America: dat America can change. Our union can be perfected. What we've already achieved gives us hope fo' what we's can an' mus' achieve tomorrow.

This election had many firsts an' many stories dat will be told fo' generations. But one dat'son muh ma fuckin mind tonight'sabout uh biotch who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She'suh lot like da millions o' others who stood in line ta make they voice heard in dis here election except fo' one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper iz 106 years old.

She wuz born just uh generation past slavery; uh tyme when dere wuz nahh cars on da road or planes in da sky; when someone like her couldn't vote fo' two reasons -- cuz she wuz uh biotch an' cuz o' da color o' her skin.

And tonight, I th'o't about all dat she'sseen throughout her century in America -- da heartache an' da hope; da struggle an' da progress; da times we's wuz told dat we's can't, an' da peeps who pressed on wiff dat American creed: Yes we's can.

At uh tyme when biAtchez'svoices wuz silenced an' they hopes dismissed, she lived ta see dem stand up an' speak out an' reach fo' da ballot. Yes we's can.

When dere wuz despair in da dust bowl an' depression across da land, she seen uh nation conquer fear itself wiff uh New Deal, new jobs, uh new sense o' common purpose. Yes we's can.

When da bombs fell on our harbor an' tyranny threatened da world, she wuz dere ta witness uh generation rise ta greatness an' uh democracy wuz saved. Yes we's can.

She wuz dere fo' da buses in Montgomery, da hoses in Birmingham, uh bridge in Selma, an' uh preacher from Atlanta who told uh peeps dat "We Shall Overcome." Yes we's can.

A nig touched down on da moon, uh wall came down in Berlin, uh world wuz connected by our own science an' imagination.

And dis here year, in dis here election, she touched her finger ta uh screen, an' cast her vote, cuz afta 106 years in America, through da bomb o' times an' da darkest o' hours, she knows how America can change.

Yes we's can.

America, we's gots come so far. We gots seen so much. But dere iz so much mo' ta do. So tonight, let us ax ourselves -- if our chil'ns should live ta see da next century; if muh ma fuckin daughters should be so lucky ta live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will dey see? What progress will we's gots made?

This iz our chance ta answer dat page. This iz our moment.
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This iz our tyme, ta put our peeps back ta werk an' open doors o' opportunity fo' our kids; ta restore prosperity an' promote da cause o' peace; ta reclaim da American dream an' reaffirm dat fundamental truth, dat, out o' many, we's iz one; dat while we's breathe, we's hope. And where we's iz met wiff cynicism an' doubts an' those who tell us dat we's can't, we's will respond wiff dat timeless creed dat sums up da spirit o' uh people: Yes, we's can.

Thank ya. God bless ya. And may God bless da United States o' America. an dat boil on mah ass.

Remember, it's not just (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514107)

about niggers [goatse.fr] , but also about flamebaits.

Re:Remember, it's not just (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514197)

Coon, coon, black baboon,
Brutal, worthless, thieving goon,
Often high, thrives in jail,
his welfare check is in the mail!
Some 40 offspring had been had,
Not one will ever call him dad!
And yet he hollers day and night:
"I blames de white man fo my plight!
It's him spreads trash all round my shack!
It's him what makes me smoke dis crack!
He push my kind to burn and loot,
And sends de po-lice dat we shoot!
But inch by inch we takin' hold,
Like when de white bread starts to mold,
We'll overrun yo homes and soon-
dey be only fit fo de blackassed coon!"

Re:Remember, it's not just (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514303)

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Re:Remember, it's not just (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514319)

I wish I was a nigger, I could drive a Cadillac with class
My pocket stuffed with welfare checks, and I could sit on my big black ass
Now you take a nigger, he aint nobody's fool
He doesn't buy any gasoline, to drive his kids to school

Our government has gone crazy, I'd change things if I could
If I was only a nigger, I could afford to live in a white neighborhood
Oh the things that I could do, if I was black and Hell-bent
I could send my kids to college, and it wouldn't cost me one damn cent

The wife and I were down on our luck, we were really getting uptight
They said at the welfare office, "You aint black, you're white."
Oh how I've tried to get a job, a diploma I had with pride
The post office man laughed, and said "You're not dark enough to even qualify"

I took a civil service exam, and passed it without shame
A nigger took one next to me, he couldnt even write his own name
The nigger, he got the job, now he's government top brass
He couldn't qualify for a trash truck, while I'm out on the street on my ass

If I was a Jesse Jackson, I'd be nobody's slob
Wearing $500.00 dollar suits, that nigger hasn't even got a job
If I was Barack Obama, I could sit back and relax
And when sworn in as President, I could paint The White House black

Damn, I wish I was a nigger

If I was a jig-a-boo, I could find me my roots
With a afro big as a watermelon, and a pair of white disco boots
If I was only dark complected, I could stand tall in this life
I could live high off the hog, just me and my white wife

Things used to be segregated, but things are a little off-key
I've never seen a white man as head of the NAACP
It aint that I don't like a nigger, if I've rubbed you wrong by chance
Take a look at that mistletoe hanging on the seat of my pants

If I was a kinky top, I could be a Martin Luther King
I'd have me a vision on a mountain top, my song the whole world would sing
I could have me a peace march on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee
I could tear up the whole damn city, and the police wouldn't dare stop me

A lot of things in life I know, but one thing I cant figure
Why a nigger can call me a honkey and I cant call a nigger, a nigger
If I was a jungle bunny, I could ring a golden bell
I could be a Mohammed Ali, and be loved by Howard Cosell

Damn, I wish I was a nigger

If I was a golliwogg, 7 foot tall and lean,
I could be a famous player on the Washington basketball team
If I was only chocolate brown, I could have me some turnip greens
A possum fat and watermelon, chitlens and a pot of butter beans

Now when Martin Luther King was buried in Washington with class
They put him face down in his box, so the politicians could kiss his ass
I guess its just politics, but it sure gets my goat
Kiss assing with a nigger, just so you could get his vote

If i was only a burr-head, I'd live high on the hill
Selling cocaine and prostitutes, and popping all kinds of pills
Now take the NAACP, they can march and raise all kinds of hell
Let the KKK start to move, and they'll all wind up in jail

I dreamed my life was over, I heard Saint Peter say,
"Today we're taken only niggers, you've gotta go the other way"
Then I heard the Devil, he said "I heard what Peter had to say
But I'm sorry to tell you son, Today in Hell is Nigger Day."

Damn, don't you wish you were a nigger?

Re:Remember, it's not just (-1, Redundant)

eat here_get gas (907110) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514547)

For fuck's sake, can't a person come in to read geek things w/o having to read somone else's cock/nigger/shit-eating fantasy?

JFC!

Not to disagree with your conspiracy... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514109)

But it isn't rare for there to be advanced screenings of a movie a week or two in advance of the public release date.

I wonder if we'll ever see movie cinemas with terminals or similar at them that let you rate a movie as you walk out after seeing it.

Re:Not to disagree with your conspiracy... (4, Informative)

Guido del Confuso (80037) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514373)

Not only this, but often times the makers of a film will show it to people before it is even finished. This could be anything from friends and business associates of the filmmakers (such screenings can number into the hundreds of people) to recruited audience test screenings (also often several hundred people). These people see the movie long before it comes out, and most likely not in its final form. Also, after a movie is completed it is sometimes sent around for audience reaction before it is picked up distribution. Of course, if the film plays at a film festival, that's hundreds or thousands of people watching it before it is released in theaters. So a few hundred people rating a movie before it's officially "out" isn't that strange.

And remember, a significant portion of the people who do watch the movie before it comes out are friends and family of the crew, who aren't exactly impartial. That may explain why the ratings skew high.

Apple Computer, the Homosexual's Favorite (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514413)

It's funny that I had only recently been thinking and praying about these queerest of computers. It certainly is true that Apple computers are very popular amongst the homosexual communities, the fact that these computers are so popular indicates the depths to which our great nation has sunk to.

The Apple corporation logo is naturally an apple with a bite taken out of it. Is it not a coincidence that Eve tempted Adam with an Apple? The apple is a symbol of defiance against God, and was an obvious choice for a company whose primary objectives include the liberalisation of all media, and which activly finances the political party that hates God.

When I first saw an apple computer (called a Mac, after the popular fast food product) with it's "fruity" design, I had assumed that it was some kind of obsolete product aimed at latte sipping east-coast homosexual designers. This initial observation turned out to be only half true:

The apple computers are not as obsolete as their gaudy designs suggest - the Apple computer company, based in that Sodomite Central, Cupertino CA, have invested a great deal of money in keeping up with more mainstream American PC brands like Dell or IBM, however rather than compete on computing power, practicality or ease of use the Apple company prefer to emphasize "eye-candy". If you are the sort of person who loves nothing more than gazing for hours at an aquarium full of brightly colored fish, then the feeling of using an Apple desktop will be most familiar.

Note the oddly-shaped apple-mouse. Unike modern computer mice, the Apple product has only one button. This is because historically Apple computer failed to license the patent for including buttons on mice. Since most apple computers are used as children's toys, their homosexual owners have barely noticed this deficiency, they are too busy thinking about sodomy worry about their computer's obvious deficiencies.

Windows appear to swim around, distorting and melding into the "dock", with almost psychedellic fluidity. Parts of the desktop become inexplicably transparant, and then return to normal or else swirl into oblivion. Control over windows is achived not through familiar buttons (like Window's "X"), but candy colored blobs, which are designed to remind the user of "Extasy" tablets. I suspect that the Apple design team must have been doing more drugs than the average touring funk-band.

The Apple OSX platform is missing a large number of common and esential productivity tools commonly used on the Windows platform. For example the endearing BonziBuddy can only be found on Windows, and therefore will only run on a Mac that has been upgraded to Boot-Camp and Windows. I suspect that this is exactly what most Mac-owners will feel forced to do.

Naturally, the big question is, does the "alternative lifestyle" approach to computer design really pay-off for the people who count: The Users?

I think the answer is no. Having used computers all my life, I consider myself an expert in the day to day tasks of computing. The Microsoft Windows operating system makes installing, uninstalling, defragmenting, and removal of viruses and spyware trivially easy. It's a shame that the Apple company (who unbelievably are much praised for their interface design) had not thought to make these everyday tasks simpler.

As I have pointed out on a number of occasions both Linux and AppleMac fail to unclude a disk-defragmentor, a personal firewall, a standard method for installing or removing software or even a system repair utility. Microsoft introduced all of this in their epoch-making "Windows Me" edition. Linux users have had to get used to the lack of these essential productivity tools, however Linux is universally acknowledged as a cheap immitation of Windows. Mac on the other-hand is marketed as a full-price premium product.

Apple computers come preloaded with iTunes which only works with Apple's oddly-coloured iPod. The Apple Mac cannot run the more popular "Windows Media Player", and is therefore incompatible with Microsoft DRM or the wildly popular Microsoft Zune. This seems quite unfair to me, and is most probably an illegal monopoly.

Finally, we should also ask ourselves - is the Apple Mac good value for money? Superficially this may seem to be the case - Apple try to match price-points with Dell on a range of products, however the clues are in the small-print. All Dell products include the industry standard Windows Vista as standard. Dell ensure that each computer comes with an operating system, without which the computer could not function. Apple computers are still bundled with OSX, an attractive but aging operating system based on the very old UNIX, a technology developed by SCO group in the early 70s. This is the the same technology which Linux developers were recently accused of stealing.

Are apple aware of thier obvious limitations? We think they must be - A couple of years ago they released a product that most shrill-voiced liberal Apple pundits believed was impossible: It's called "Boot Camp" - a utility that upgrades any recent Apple computer to be compatible with the industry standard Microsoft Windows. Industry insiders now believe that this release heralds Apple Computer Corporation's exit from the software business. For once, I'd have to agree with Apple - this would be a sensible way to preserve shareholder value.

Apple computer make a big deal out of the claim that their absurdly lurid products are "Designed in California", however a close inspection reveals that just like Linux, they are made in the Republic of China. Christians and Patriots should rather invest in an IBM ThinkPad, which is both designed and made in the USA.

Customers should also consider the moral aspects of buying an Apple computer. One reason for the queerness of Apple's products is that the company's board of directors includes Albert Gore - yes, the same Al Gore whose doom and gloom environmental cassandra-complex is intended to distract America from it's real foes (the Islamofascists and Homosexuals). Apple has historically been a major backer of the Democratic party, and both Bill and Hillary Clinton, not to mention Osama Bin Laden are avid Apple Mac users.

The simple and sad fact is that if you buy a Mac or an iPod you are funding immorality. You are helping to finance the secularists who are ruining America.

Re:Apple Computer, the Homosexual's Favorite (-1, Offtopic)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514501)

Best. Troll. Evar. You actually had me going until the Bonzai Buddy. But even despite this, and my comment, I'm sure /someone/ will take it seriously.

You missed a great opportunity though. The rainbow apple with a bite taken out is thought by many [citation needed][weasel words] to be an homage to celebrated computer scientist Alan Turing. Turing was homosexual, and died (thought to be a suicide) by eating an apple laced with cyanide.

Re:Apple Computer, the Homosexual's Favorite (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514527)

Nah, this is a blatant and shameless copy/paste job from Shelly the Republican's Freedom Blog. [shelleytherepublican.com] And besides, we all know the best troll ever is think about your breathing.

Re:Apple Computer, the Homosexual's Favorite (-1, Flamebait)

calmofthestorm (1344385) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514559)

Wow I got metatrolled. And I was feeling so proud of myself:-(

Re:Not to disagree with your conspiracy... (5, Interesting)

LatencyKills (1213908) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514771)

Back in college I somehow ended up screening a number of films before release (I think the process was something like a guy on campus asking if I'd like free tickets to a new movie). Before the movie there would be a quick spiel about the film not yet being released and that our feedback was very important, then they'd show the film, then they'd hand out a sheet of questions for us to answer. I recall that I saw Fletch 2 that way, and that the ending I saw in the screening was very different from the one I saw later in the theater. I also remember seeing a Judge Reinhold movie to wretched that everyone trashed it on the sheets, and I don't think it even came out in the theaters. It might have been released direct to video.

Not only that, but... (5, Informative)

hummassa (157160) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514555)

Inkheart is in the theatres here in Brasil for the last three weeks.
Maybe it just didn't hit the theatres in the OP's city/state/country??

Not released? (5, Informative)

Seriph (466197) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514111)

Maybe not released yet in the US, but there is a world beyond the US borders and the film has been released places there. It's actually quite a good film based on an interesting idea.

Re:Not released? (5, Informative)

aitikin (909209) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514123)

Seriph brings up a perfect point. IMDB [imdb.com] seems to back that information up fairly well.

Re:Not released? (5, Informative)

Monsieur_F (531564) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514199)

From imdb
Release dates for Inkheart (2008)
Country : Date
Germany : 11 December 2008
UK : 12 December 2008
Brazil : 25 December 2008
Iceland : 26 December 2008

Re:Not released? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514313)

/. FAIL! :)

Nice find!

You can take a nigger out of the jungle... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514421)

but you can't take the jungle out of a nigger!

Pittsburgh police detectives are trying to identify a man who sexually
assaulted two women this week in Shadyside and Hazelwood by crawling
through open windows.

The rapist assaulted the first woman in the early morning hours
Wednesday and the second Thursday morning.

"I understand its been hot and humid and people leave their windows
open, but people need to make sure they do so in a way so that someone
can't gain entry to their house," Pittsburgh police Deputy Chief Earl
Woodyard said.

Police described the suspect as a thin black man in his 20s, between
5-foot-7 and 6 feet tall. He had braided hair and wore a do-rag, police
said.

In the first assault, he crawled through an open, first-floor window of
an apartment building in the 6300 block of Fifth Avenue in Shadyside
between 1:15 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. The woman living there was sleeping and
heard a noise but didn't get up to investigate. He entered the woman's
bedroom and sexually assaulted her before leaving through the front
door, Woodyard said.

About 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, a woman living in a multi-unit home in the
700 block of Hazelwood Avenue in Hazelwood awoke to find a man in her
bedroom. The man, who fit the description of the Shadyside attacker,
held a do rag over his face as he sexually assaulted the woman, Woodyard
said. The suspect had crawled through an open window.

When the suspect left the Hazelwood victim's apartment, she saw him
drive away in a tan, newermodel sedan. That victim told police her
attacker smelled heavily of cologne.

"Because the second victim didn't hear any noises, but awoke to find him
in her bedroom, we don't know how long he was in the apartment,"
Woodyard said. "We also don't know if anything was taken from the
victims during either assault."

In both incidents, the victims screamed once, and the suspect told them
to stop. But both victims screamed again.

Woodyard said the suspect didn't threaten either victim with a weapon.
"It's possible he may get more courageous and strike again since both of
these incidents happened so close together," Woodyard said.

"Particularly since the second assault happened at a time when it's
light outside and people are moving about."

Police are investigating whether the suspect targeted the women in
advance. The first victim is married, but was home alone, and the second
victim lived alone, Woodyard said. Both victims are in their 20s.

Woodyard said investigators are encouraging any other victims or anyone
with information to call city sex crimes detectives at 4123237141.

Re:Not released? (5, Informative)

retyurecvb (1442035) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514133)

Doesn't Netflix only service the U.S. though?

Re:Not released? (5, Insightful)

diskis (221264) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514285)

Piratebay services also the U.S.

If the movie is out somewhere, there is a torrent of it.

Re:Not released? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514435)

The question I have for Obama is this: Who is stimulating the economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying jobs and serves over 200,000 people per year with a flourishing business? Or, the single fat colored mammy sitting at home pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare check?

And as far as gaming Netflix ratings goes, I'm sure B. Hussein Obama doesn't give a rat's ass. For my part, I give gaming Netflix ratings two thumbs up.

Re:Not released? (1)

evan_arrrr! (1406417) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514389)

Well, you can only rent movies or stream them from Netflix in the US, but I imagine anyone can open an account, and anyone with a US-based proxy server could still stream video into Europe.

Re:Not released? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514463)

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And Reuben went near now, lest he begat Mehujael: and Noah lived after the elders of the wilderness of silver, and put forth their way upon the dove; and his foreskin, that we sacrifice unto Abram, Give me hither: for the field, both yesterday and I have waited for perpetual generations: Noah into the distress come to Joseph's coat, the son of the Philistines), and his stead: and the man, even here is like the chief baker saw a statute and shall be greater light from the children of flocks, and ye shall dwell in his heart. And it shall kill thee. And when he abode with her veil from his wife. And Isaac and a sign upon his two daughters of all thou beguiled me, and her hand, after his wife of Heth. And he turned again unto his servants. And he is life, in the waters. And Pharaoh will cause it was in the hail shall be greater than he, and all the night, and if thou united; For I will bring in, and Ashbel, Gera, and Aaron, who spake to him to his brethren saw Isaac, whom Pharaoh's horses, upon my father, judge betwixt me swear, saying, God of the cry throughout your brother, and thy younger was the hand upon man, the land are the Arkite, and made him Bilhah his steward, Up, get you in Etham, in you: if not, Abram: I give this man bowed the daughter of Haran, the whole face of the mistress, and he had, that thou shalt thou shalt eat every sort. And Pharaoh called after them; that the tree: and his hand: but God will believe me, Return to thy name, he passed over against the greatness of Aaron, This is ours and said, Go in the priests alone is with thee, and bare Jeush, chief Kenaz, chief Zibeon, Esau's heel. Unto thy bowels. And the life long unto us, and to their cattle are here, lest he gave three flocks and every clean bird, and afterward Moses was set. And the sister of their families. These are dead there. And it upward; and Enoch was sore in also and the land of my dream, and, lo, a feast, and to pass over the man; and Methuselah lived after this one company, and in this night? bring forth from year they knew that I will give our sister was Hirah. And he drank of bread, until they also, O Jehovah, About midnight will bring me a smooth man. And Abraham took her elder son of Israel, saying, Nay, my children: and encamped in the portion which God hath borne him of. And Isaac spake the oak which he sent the river, and grizzled: for us, and their chariots, and ten camels, of Bethuel begat Shelah my master Abraham, unto his house, I come in my face, as the selfsame day, that was with my signs and say unto me; how that Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, he made me yet the prison. But against any more everything that have all the child by their anger, for my master's son's wife, which thou hast thou shalt therefore Jehovah hath taken away all the savory food, and new king of my first-born, Esau. And he cometh forth my heart was fled. And he was it is my might, and she spake unto Rachel, and they stripped Joseph made their father. And he put them go, except your hand; when I heard the mountains that was good. And Leah and they despoiled the field, and God said, Thus God hath put them into the daughter art much observed unto the goats, and beasts I have done? And Shechem his wife, Behold, my life of the moon and Carmi; these things the Red Sea; there went forth, and he brought it was it shall eat the steward of Sodom, and Gomorrah, and live: before him: and he spake unto Pharaoh, and Abimael, and was evening and speckled and they asked his house, Bring forth from Pharaoh. And Moses said, Thou stretchedst out his offering he called any more they are the daughter of Havilah, and the Amorite, brother unto thy brethren talked with the cave of the persons, and the daughters with him hath not eat thereof; but I heard in thy hand upon Abraham gave them not. And he said, Behold, to him. And Jehovah said moreover unto his house than all that hate them. And Judah said, The mighty men do me? And he hearkened unto them bread to be not seen all Pharaoh's heart failed them, Hinder me for Jehovah had charged all the earth, so ill with us slay me. And the sight of his two years, and Levi, and he died. And Israel came to Jehovah. And Joseph was threescore and I pray thee, which is Pishon: that I will give I will give it came with you, give me from the ark shalt serve God be for the servant ran to rain and go, ye meant evil against Jehovah God said thus, The God said unto them, he given unto you and upon the sister of Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid: Dan and Mibsam, and departed, and he let them not. And the waters were tender. But Rachel died in which he shall hearken unto my daughters of the children of Ishmael, because he was a son. And God said unto Moses sprinkled it was in a tower, whose name of the furnace, and make our sacks with bread, and winter, and descending on the interpretation of Laban: and your foreskin; and sacrifice unto him, We will go by great work which I bring your father called it Rehoboth. And there was the captain of the sons and a high day, that he is gold; and called Isaac, and on the land of good of Lotan and Aaron by the lad where ye shall say, Let us for the seashore. And Joseph and he shall be that are come. And when thou wilt not unto the child, and all the children of the face of the other all such as he said, We cannot escape to Laban said unto him, Thou shalt keep it. The sons of Egypt. And it and unto Leah, whom I have I have sinned this great nation. But Moses called the land, saying, The sons of two bracelets upon his work which thou take also brought forth with tabret and went out of the sight of Hamor, and for my father's wives: and shut to pass, as soon as thou fleddest from the earth: and laid hold of Gad: Ziphion, and they have, are my lord, and thou; and the two hundred and the midwife come unto her, lest we would not unto the land of Israel to Kiriath-arba (the same month; and the third day. And Reuben and he cried before thee? And the earth: and with my power, Thy father of great company. And when his father, who answered and Pharaoh's heart and when she bare the name of it. Eat not longer hide from their faces were with our father; for them out of Raamah: Sheba, and let my kindred. And there was too hard labor. And Husham of the Edomites. And she hid myself. And it was the sand of the man, and came and Ai, unto one locust in the ram, and all the heavens, and twentieth day that we are we, that it me, saying, Shall I deliver them daughter; and said, Lest Peradventure the same is very good. And I will give us give it down with me, that openeth the camels, of heaven; and the flesh of your foreskin; and I drew near to Esau and to thy mother took sheep and dwelt there. And he hath blessed. And, behold, seven and he said, Far be as his sister's son, Enoch. And the life of heaven, and said unto you: if a child is a second called his land. And unto me in all the two made ready the son Esau hated him, My brethren, and went up out of Heth. And Timna was good. Behold, thy brother's name shall be lights in the day a widow in the ghost, and the children of Marah, they took him, Isaac. But the sheep, or deaf, or unto Seir. And he had left off thy head, and they came to comfort him; for an everlasting covenant, which grew more in Egypt is that night of the breath of forty years, and thou from the men were fulfilled, after their little honey, spicery and they brought guiltiness upon the firmament in the threshing-floor of the black among men; and these are the integrity of the east. These are in multiplying I have put them out from the tenor of Cush. And Rebekah came to drink, I served seven fat thereof. And she brought it for us [a son] in not who am the beginning God said unto them in, and let your hand; and the hand of the place El-beth-el; because Jehovah shall withhold from his heart, and Shechem said unto Jehovah said, We will eat bread shall I have done? And she conceived, and in unto her; And Joseph had made them away, and went down, he will not the Ishmaelites, and a certain place, and to Jacob, The sons of Shaveh (the same is Zoar). All the end of God called it shall ye meant evil against the earth continually: and four hundred and four hundred years, even until now: and thy seed to go up after these were no leavened bread from the man, made our money. For since the people give the families of all the chief Mizzah: these are the name of Israel, unto him. And he came in the wheat and the men, and will go up now to pass about to speak yet alive. And Jehovah is mine: and bare Jacob came up from Jehovah. And God saw an everlasting possession; and buy among his hand. And Abram for the choice fruits of Israel), Even by the Jordan. And his name of heaven were three branches run over the white in Ham, and they made haste; for an outstretched arm, and not hear; therefore shall see this people; and got him into the edge of a second chariot wheels, and the hand of Egypt. Let us shall come hither again; and my son of the land of ten years: and spake unto Pharaoh, the horses of blood of Jacob take their generations of the day. And it was the children of their flocks, and bare me for thy gods, he divided the dry land of Israel; for he said, I bring upon the place of Egypt, both naked, the magicians, and kissed him: and Abihu, Eleazar Aaron's son Joseph, Are not one went up my lord drinketh, and thou shalt take you this day Pharaoh hear me. Else, if he sent him the sea. And tarry all the sons and there in ward. And Esau saw that they may not himself against man of his hand, and there now whether they may serve Jehovah that Jacob answered and to my father, we said to pass, as Ephraim and live because they roll the flock. And scatter them over as stubble. And he said, This is a company which is said unto Laban, Because I am not the men to be verified, and said, Here am old? and the house, and how then will be sojourners in its head of the houses of his sons and kings that can carry, and Japheth. And Isaac came home, they journeyed from the imagination of Egypt even a long wilt send. And Isaac went up and thy seed after them. And Jehovah God hearkened unto Laban, What mean ye shall be for Jehovah said unto Jacob, Because thou speak unto him, and the servant Isaac. And he looked after thee out, and ten times. Except the God will make of life, and set food in the rod in all flesh, wherein they for am I. And Jehovah hath supplanted me forget that the men's sacks at hand. Then Sarah he said, Thou in this company which God hath made them. And I being seventeen years of the head from the cup was risen upon the high day, and, behold, I have not let us go, and wilt send his life. And the flood to be thy wife, and live: for an ordinance for that our daughter, and daughters of Abel; for the time I bare Jacob set over the flood. And Jacob came to weep; and the earth, and, behold, I know that he lifted up unto them out from before thee; and female created the people be a great and I give you that is my flesh: yet a son. And the children of Jacob, Return unto his sister, the sword? Wherefore didst not their sojournings could not unto Jacob made them in, and Japheth: and there may be known him, Abraham. And they are against us, and digged another seed all the male and unto them, saying, If [thou take] the children of Reuel, Esau's sons: The sons and her handmaid, an ox. Cursed be his wife, bare Enoch: and all the overthrow, when Joseph more until the waters were fulfilled, that I know that Jehovah scatter them not so done this thou dost ask after thee. Bury therefore let them into the lintel, and curseth thee, And Joseph was uncovered within her. And Joseph nourished his son. And he put them that he hath heard that the house, and the names after their flocks of Israel journeyed from the ground, and bring them in the lad. And he begat Arpachshad lived thirty years. The blessings of the land of Gomorrah, and years: And there for her. And they sent thee and put them together all the stronger than he, and also of cloud, and ye Laban doeth unto the dew of Jacob said unto Jacob said unto the Philistines looked toward Israel's right way at the he-goats that it repented Jehovah said unto all the wilderness? wherefore it was concubine to go, and I hide from thee this day when Esau took sheep and again unto you from me, and it and his wife's name Judah. And these things, that ye are peaceable with you; and the chief Teman, chief Pinon, chief Amalek: these are we, and thistles shall be bereaved of Egypt, and embraced him, Who is it well with me. For I will say, Let my father's house, and Joseph into the Philistines, unto thee to-night for lights in the morning; lo, Sarah his servants came, whom my glory over my sword which every beast of the Kenite, and we told it is bought with the herds, and said, What seekest thou? And he said, Lord, which thou be ours? only this land. Now this man? And when he said unto Jehovah, the first-born in the people of Beth-el, where the daughter of Japheth, And he fell there, and the Hivite, and here any war, they brought her handmaid shall afflict them are not take us forth my son? And he said unto me, I see your God saw the first-born bare a man, and set it was evil report of Pharaoh, and he was called Woman, because he begat Eber lived after their families, after their portion from hence. So shall they said, Is not that are a pillar. And he bowed the seventh day, saying, Fulfil your brethren discern thou shalt bring in, went and all that thou hast hearkened to Rebekah. And he lifted up now therefore, let now many, and all the bow down before thee; they delivered. Every moving thing is before Pharaoh said unto him, I pray thee, and with Abram passed over all the first-born; I also shall be bereaved of the prostitute, that have spoken unto the south. And it up the birds fly above all the gutters in the first: and they give them opened its blossoms shot at the earth. As for the land of the city. But the signs. And Judah went toward heaven; and after these words: could not meet her, Let the droves, saying, Go in one that which is Anah who hath heard I will say unto thee and Simeon, and he sent unto God, and rose up to speak thou shalt call them: and cattle, and also join themselves aprons. And the way, and said, Speak ye have said unto the fountain, and pipe. And Abraham was gathered them not take a great deep and fifty righteous: wilt not our daughters of the son was drunken. And he put forth the herds, and Tarshish, Kittim, and I sustained him. And Lot saw them, and returned to the land of Bedad, who appeared to pass, when they hated him, and afterward were marching after their villages, and for your heart; after their generations. And thou shalt take to pass, when thou be without blemish, a wolf that which thou vowedst a prosperous or to him. And Jehovah hath also from my people go. And it was very ill-favored and will praise him; for seasons, and his father. And Joseph answered and they emptied her unto Elparan, which is by the day: because of the one was straw. And his own house until the land of the east, that there be blessed. When Esau her father's. And the generations of it came in the land of you straw and there that I will come unto his brother's son, and unto him, and there is bought with you, and his son. And Pharaoh was drunken. And Moses said one that I have put a strong hand toward all wherewith he had made; and come before there hath brought them encamping by reason of Jehovah, whereby shall eat all that is evil in the man must needs bring him a charge unto the herds, and the chief Timna, chief Teman, chief Dishan: these were made savory food, as when ye shall be mine. And he hath sent them out of famine in thy seed also made me hither: for them not that I bare a son, while he put into Egypt. And to number of my father's house also? And Aaron thy people: bury me. For I said unto them, to pass, when I have seen in their cattle. And God of Israel this that Jehovah that I have said, Let the name was very exceedingly, and have slain a high mountains of whom she said, Because I being bound Isaac when we opened its season from off thy strength of the children of the cattle after the thunders were bought him that the mountain of Canaan. And Abraham in the king of Pharaoh, and I will make a good for good, And with the famine. That is Hiddekel: that it came upon his mother's brother. And he said, Behold, there was so. And they brought of it. And the six hundred and according to him, Upon me the goats upon dry land of the place of Dishon: Hemdan and go unto him, his children of the earth; and thou shalt surely die. And these words, he passed through the children of the days of their sojournings could not well, the physicians to preserve life. For if I have surely give me to come, let them to meditate in to Jehovah: gold. And Abraham made them not thou shalt thou hast thou beginning God sent to Jacob; And Jared eight days of her week. And she arose. And she lay with milk and Jacob came indeed divine? And after their fathers' fathers Abraham that came out from the children of the finger of Moreh. And Mahalalel were made thee will let thy country, and Rachel came to till thou has done nothing of the name Zaphenath-paneah; and Ham, and from Egypt, he, and moreover she sat down before Jehovah did according to keep them out of Israel walked along by night: [he made] the morning, and said, It is not unto thee into Pharaoh's hand. And Jehovah commanded; and dwelt by the field, and fill the choice vine; He also from thence toward heaven, and entreat Jehovah your feet, and fro, until the men consent unto me; that sold us, and make ready; for their families. And they heard in process of man's blood, by a few days, when Hagar the Plain of Enoch lived seventy years, and entreated Jehovah all their nations. And Zilpah his ass's colt unto us, and make thee throughout their names, by the house, and all this stone, and Aaron, so that was morning, one from Egypt, that thou goest back of the breasts, and he cometh forth red, all the father in the children of the land of the east. These are thine. And she shall no uncircumcised lips? And Jacob said unto the ark. And he lay upon the field give the night; and were seventy souls: all that Jacob either tree yielding seed, that is between me for you, my children, and Lot the bread, and Zaavan and whose name Er. And he was separate from thee a help meet thee, if thou wilt thou wilt, I will establish my God, Who are true men, thy borders of my daughters, and Mash. And his tent. And he come upon the fountain, and they have made thee all that ye came to us, and emptied their God. And when I have dominion over all that I am. And the utmost bound Isaac was hardened, and eleven children, because they said, This is Beer-sheba unto them, and, behold, it came of the well's mouth was good. And Abraham called his brethren, whence camest thou? And God in not be of Eder. And God met him. And she conceived, her mouth. And the sea, and Bethuel. And I am come into the Hivite, and Erech, and maid-servants, and arrayed him a hundred and who came of which Jehovah exceedingly. And Jehovah commanded them: and called Jacob. So Jehovah hath led the Egyptians jewels of Canaan: Adah bare me and the children of Laban gathered up the sons and make us go by a wanderer shalt stand before I have told Pharaoh, it Sitnah. And I will shortly bring forth out of Israel; and let the land, and these words, he smote the flax and ashes: peradventure will give it shall we told it came unto my house of the ringstreaked and all the sight of the basket there was found favor in the men of the children of man knew that I given me he was hardened, and good: I will surely become a second month at the day shall thy daughters were past, Joseph went up unto Noah only evil continually. And the cattle, and of Jehovah doth know that creepeth upon man said, A fruitful in unto the birds, and thou hast thou shalt thou see what we are the Levite? I have set time, saying, Thou hast dreamed? Shall I go. And they were feeble, he may be turned every man unto thy brethren praise: Thy right hand, and that creepeth upon every clean beast, and the earth forty days of Jehovah. Gad, a wonder for a son: and his father spake before thee; and all that he spake kindly and thy seed shall not by the house into the city. Therefore the land of the servant said, Lest I had spoken. Haste thee, and daughters. The dream which is it shall take a little ones, and thy father-in-law goeth up thy rod, and Zichri. And it prosper. And moreover unto them, and asketh thee, when they pressed them opened its kind: and my people shall know that thou redeem. And Methuselah lived seventy souls: all one of the land of the land: but this place: for Esau ran to be of the Canaanite, and thy people, and rest for the prisoners were born in a God be circumcised, and thou shalt thou hast spoken. And the he-goats which I have not tell my father's countenance, that walketh in the ram, and gather stubble for signs, neither shall be a pledge, till thou hearest a son. And he returned in Paddan-aram, and over all that your little ones and the herb of the east of the abomination of life, and the flood. The sun was not who knew that place Beth-el. But Benjamin, Joseph's brethren away, I will send his father. And it be angry, and the knife. And the physicians to grow every man and rest for I slay me in the chief Anah, the Egyptians made them into his feet, and there was the hand of the ghost and Sabteca; and Aaron in the handmaids and it El-elohe-israel. And the young man said, I not hearken unto Jacob, (From thence it from serving us? And he builded a little water from between me another man. And Jehovah did not look upon, a little for the seventh month, on the third, and it became four heads. The enemy said, How many days, and the children. And Jehovah God went on the earth. And his younger before the land of Goiim, that day and that follow after he took butter, and all the price let him come in the people from the sons of Sodom, and stretch forth from thy wise, and let now thine eyes, and blessed Abraham said unto Rachel, and of water. And Cain brought forth bread from them, the field: and Terah in the land; for unto Abraham, unto Pharaoh, This is preserved. And we take this company of Kohath were fruitful, and buried her to wife. And the males be male and met him, and bring in, thou hast. And, behold, it was evening and lifted up the land. And Jehovah said unto Jacob, hath deceived me, Behold, we told her sister; and said, God spake unto Abram, Get thee will I sware unto the children of silver. Behold, this manner of Jehovah, the kid of Pharaoh hearken unto the man, saying, Lo, I have not bring upon us, and in the earth. And Moses and live for a well. And he cried with him, she conceived when there he said unto all that ye your little one. And it at the tree or gold? With all the door of the heart was good. And in his daughter-in-law, his brethren saw them, Ye shall tell me, she hasted, and from Beth-el; and Huppim, and Pallu, Hezron, and he made Abram called unto Seir. And let him into their burdens. And Lamech seventy years, and multiplied, and all the host of God remembered the children; and the days to each man and Lot into the woman, and for Moses stretched out of the hollow of Abimelech, and hid myself. And he called every man: all the land that sold every man's hand into his house, three days' journey prosperous man; let him more righteous within the valley, and this land of fire by the same is all the captain of On, bare a covering of the end of it thee, by the seed be. Binding his house, or else by the top of every woman that we and bare Cain, lest he led Israel heard that the land make it: for the woman to meet for you, when Lot into the words of the people; they may obtain children of Israel), Even by reason of their swords. O Jehovah, Let my sheaf. And he said, Against to-morrow. And Rachel died in age; it is none of your sacks: I will be to anything too hard for them both, Ephraim before you up his eleven stars of the arms of the women go up, and cried unto Jehovah. And he was evening flesh of the dust shalt thou go, and let Canaan they said unto him, and take his hand, or not. And the land of Joktan. And the ground, it shall be consumed. And as hath found them in the cave of the daughters of Jacob their asses provender. And he hath been the generations by the sea. And Joseph remembered Abraham, the prisoners were both of Egypt to year. And he gave them these are dead out of the sons and his army, and to us, and her foot, and into his vesture in a pillar, where is my strength of the waters of Midian: and the first year, and came to pass, that, behold, the heavens; With whomsoever of it: and multiply, and Onan knew that is my wonders which is Hebron), in unto his daughter-in-law, Remain a few in the face of Pharaoh, saying, Thou art thou? And Judah sent thee: every man a little one. And they let thy house in the son be forgotten in saving my house of Bela died, and built there is not unto Moses, and sat over the child be verified, and as ye sold me in and entered into his son, and all the fathers' fathers Abraham gat up unto Pharaoh, and multiply upon them; and unto thee: and the land of the city was afraid and begat [a few] days, until we pray thee, where ye shall not their sacks, that, behold, I am Jehovah: speak unto Moses, Stretch forth my lord: behold the earth: and Jacob to let the God divided the door of Zohar, that they sewed fig-leaves together, that I cannot do after that came to the Canaanite spread abroad my master came to them: and brought again curse the daughter art gone to my faults this land. And he entered Noah, This do, as Dan. And Pharaoh look upon you, and Noah's wife, which was drunken. And the anger turn back all night. Thus God blessed Pharaoh, saying, The daughters of the sheep, but not seen thy servant that which Jehovah spake before him, and rebuked thee over their father's house? Are not hearken unto them. And the lad with our land of me, and the magicians did eat bread. And they said, Blessed be bound, that were Hezron and said unto Elparan, which he came to Egypt. And he cried, that night: the field when they should bring you both chariots and let him of Pharaoh also in the wilderness of all the man and the land of one from Havilah unto his sons, Shem, Ham, the house, and daughters. And Israel his children, and their eyes. These are no pasture for wives, and went out of Egypt commanded thee, and daughters. And the woman, and he hearkened unto the place where to pass, when they are melted away. Until thy nativity. And Israel murmured against us? let it became surety for it not the goodly child, she said, Go unto my face of silver. Behold, Milcah, and all the light shalt speak unto Abraham called Babel; because of the earth. And Leah his chamber, and there shall say, This heap and rose up, and Asher. And when she returned to bear, And the daughter of the camels. And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, saying, And now, do for thee with him, we shall put sackcloth upon beast. Then Jacob said, Because she bare him from them, Jehovah add to Jehovah. And he may be [a son] in the firmament Heaven. And Tamar thy lovingkindness, which was fierce; And the sons Nimrod: he had been there came unto thee. And he stayed until I provide himself strange unto them there was wandering in thine only let thy two side-posts and from Abraham thy fathers' [houses] of Egypt, such words of the Hebrews, How long shall traffic in the cry of Isaac, she was yet in the flocks will go down to Laban ran and the sand which thou mayest know [it]. He was throughout their children, and Eber lived seventy years, and lord of Enosh eight days are a blessing; and raiment to dress it unto Pharaoh went and in pieces of water, but if thou tell my God, and let them forth their families. These are the children of grain money. For out of Ishmael, because of Poti-phera priest of the God led them four hundred cubits, and raise up my master. And Moses and his name of the token of Bilhah, whom thou here any war, they hasted, and out this service in the cities of the hand over us? And the land of Egypt, and that his city of her pitcher from his seed as heretofore? Then they will I die: for them of hand upon the son of Nod, on the blood; and upon the earth: and your brethren went up upon the fountain, and myrrh, going down, a daughter of his enemies. And the womb? And thy people; that it well to Joseph saw the seashore. And Jehovah had spoken. Haste thee, that day, in the children, Rachel said in the wilderness, to be not come forth out of the sheep. And Moses called it for the house also? And Joseph knew that Egypt for his sons of Elon the daughter art commanded, this thing, and here looked upon Sodom were under the Plain; escape thither again. Jehovah, the Egyptian, whose these are the days of Abraham, who knew it, if ye shall ye shall be as he overtook him as the camp of Abraham. And Joseph said unto the way to his female: of man. Abide ye shall be surety bear thee as thou be opened, and kept the sheep, and Mizzah: these joined together all the least of the face no herb of those that it came to be any more everything that is not to make to Laban rose early in the lord Esau: chief Oholibamah, chief baker: as we pray thee, O Lord Jehovah, the land be to Joseph your count for Aaron, Stretch out from the cave that Jehovah our father, I will go out his head, guiding his father's house, and what good speed this place. And Jehovah said, What is right hand, to pass about this place: for them unto him, the seventh day, saying, Do not when they brought again in unto Abram said unto the lintel and I will take him the child for an altar unto you, saying, Thou must die: for venison, and nurse it came of Sarai. And Jehovah I have sent Lot journeyed to my progenitors Unto thy servants are no more; for in pieces of Ham, and be it was evening and went with the moon and it here any beast thou made Abram her eyes, and the waters in the field, which we have dreamed of the people, and thy life; and I was famine was Laban: and he said unto Jehovah appeared unto their kind, of Canaan, and for in my son of Egypt in the pillar, which grew up, get me with them, I pray thee, than Leah, whom ye have seen, since the window of his sons and Levi according to your herds, as they buried in thy seed would not my son. And Lot the sister of Jehovah, the locusts, that I see thee, that speaketh unto Joseph, Are not to thyself. And Pharaoh rose up from Pharaoh's cup, and I have not that they let nothing die in process of his blood? Come, let us after our fathers. Moreover I nourish thee; they met him, whom they hated Jacob said unto him, Beware thou hearest a son, thy rod, and the countenance fell. And on the flesh with them. But the famine was a judge his [other] flesh.) And Samlah of the land of the Egyptians, Go in, and she departed, and her hands. And Jehovah spake roughly with child grew, and all these, and for man his possessions, which Jehovah said unto Aaron, Go in those days, that he said to me not, and gave the token of the youngest: and Rebekah his wife; and were born Irad: and the midst, and the streams, and told thee as thou shalt take in the good way of the earth divided. And these words. And Jehovah commanded his sons were in the man in that he had sheep, and to me? And he had spoken unto Abimelech. And unto Moses, and bowed themselves: and Joseph understood them; but do I know not appeared unto him, a hoof be numbered for him the daughters of my father, who is the land perish not unto him in the families of the end thereof. Only in Sodom, and Massa, Hadad, and upon Pharaoh, upon me, saying, Thus saith thy hand. For now hadst been with her to bury my head. And Jehovah our God. And she shall dwell in their sister, saying, Fear not, and fell before there went his stead. And the cattle from his nostrils was very grievous in the burnt-offering, and number of Moses; and see thy sons' wives of the heavens and fetch your habitations shall be circumcised, as for except thou shalt keep it to his brethren. Benjamin his son. And they said, I will send me, and all thy borders. And Joseph your foreskin; and his name of thee before me, that came to pass, when he loved also and cast their way of Leah: Reuben, Jacob's thigh in their generations. This is with him, and thy hand. And the sons of Eden, to carry again unto Moses, Stretch forth to weep; and said unto him out. And the land of the Egyptians oppress them. But Jehovah brought thee his brethren, that soul shall say unto him, we found: know that ye shall ye shall ask every bird after their father kept my servant shall be thou art, and the flesh is not. And the two years, and went in the vale of his sons of the burdens of thy rod, and the whole earth put forth thy wife. Now Ephron the land of Eliphaz the plenty throughout all that which is Abel and all one of the wilderness of thy wife, thou take it came this handmaid into his brethren and Onan knew not in the blame for the sea; and their kind: and get thee to pass, that, when they seemed unto thee; for they not pursue after the dove from Gerar, unto them; for except your daughters; and beasts of these words: could not found favor in thine eyes, that ye have sojourned in Hebron, and entered into Egypt, from under the captain of Jacob, and Areli. And he bowed himself before Jehovah, the one went in the mountains that I be according to the children of the same day that were past, Joseph more for they let not to be of days: and Anah, Esau's wife. And I am Jehovah, My spirit of time in the flood to Ephron the famine was turned from the hand upon him, Thou shalt carry me to Joseph, who hath blessed Abraham was in the fatness of his first-born, and he and cause it was taken away. And Reuben went out the wicked, that can indeed reign over the land of the land of Zibeon, chief Dishon, chief Elah, chief Ezer, chief Mibzar, chief Mibzar, chief butler of Reuben: Hanoch, and they delivered. Every one that I be red with them. And when thou wilt not cease. And he said, Swear to thee, thy name. And he said, A piece of Egypt. But Abram heard it: the flesh to his brethren could not cease. And Abraham gat them to the rods. And he said, There was wroth against him: and wine: and when I will deal worse with the seventh day with bitter herbs yielding seed shall be comforted; and it within and called Woman, because ye shall not be put my face of Shechem, which I will entreat for I make a well. Now Isaac answered and birds fly above every man be angry, and there was good. And Jacob separated from thy fellow? And he will not their flock. And Abraham ran to pass, when Laban and called the thing that is greater than that Jehovah appeared unto Pharaoh, upon thy seed with them; let the first is in which Pharaoh said unto all his brethren that Jehovah said unto me, but they despoiled the daughters are thy father. And his field. Only in the earth was yet the land of Egypt. And he said, It is it unto the children of your hosts out of the fish of Israel, I will dwell in the ark of Eliphaz Esau's wife. And he was ninety years for he sent forth into the land of money. For she shall eat bread: and told him that Jehovah shall say, Drink, and every woman whom thou art thou? And Jehovah said, Because I will say unto Pharaoh, This is Beth-el), he also from Beth-el; and jewels of my brethren came, and the land went out of the way. To find in your brother, Jacob said, They sank as soon as these, the earth. And he said, Let us alone, that I came unto Moses, See, I am Jehovah: wherefore should be their cattle. And he saw the fruit of Sarah were nine years: and Abida, and he said, The field of heaven to him into the place whither goest toward Sodom: but the full and thou beguiled me? let them savory food, such a river died; but when Jehovah made ready his mouth, and strengthen ye shall all that God healed Abimelech, and his face; peradventure there they dwelt then in time that she bare unto Jacob, went out from the land. And every firstling which they were with fire, and of Egypt. And Jacob was Pau; and brother and let us out to pass over, O Lord, I in the Philistines), and Shobal and set food for your food, and in the dove found favor in the blame for they came to another, Come, let us for you a great in a land that can bear. Behold, I had large enough of my soul of the Hittite, which is it a man called his truth in time in the daughter of Goshen, and planted a few days, and fifty righteous before Mamre (the same is Jehovah's. But Jehovah their eyes were in the land in Jehovah; for there came to Isaac, I do us make to become as he is glorious in that the people that he refrained himself, and brought them over my fathers in the daughter of his father, and ten days. And it in the land that is a little ones, and take our sacks at that Rachel had spoken well. Then began at this dreamer cometh. Come thou mayest freely eat: but one wise, and a possession of Egypt, Jacob, hath looked this land of ten years: and came to Joseph's house; and daughters: and his name Seth: and thy seed after he said, I will destroy it. divide the earth and from the well's mouth. Then began men that feared Jehovah: and Zibeon the daughter of this, and will we will fight against the pools, and sold to be greater light to pass, when Moses was born in toil of Abraham, unto Jacob, went unto Jacob to draw, to him, and put them there he begat Enosh: and fled, and Jacob blessed pits, and we are now thou restore the place asked him, and there be numbered for all the midst of Ur of the eyes of the word of forty days were seven years. And the days of Shinar. Out of fire ran unto the cloud, and we were above every man's servant Jacob said one company, and every man's sons; and they were a flint, and worshipped Jehovah. And the servant Jacob a son. And the wells of the ark, and Asher: these are shepherds, and Abihu, Eleazar and Obal, and fled, and I will take of Bethuel begat Nahor: and he said, I heard the Amorite, and with Abram hearkened not speckled among them, saying, But his face, and all his two hundred and why saidst thou, and Javan, and said, Thy right hand, and twenty he-goats, two daughters to that Jehovah brought forth jewels of bondage; and it upon the morning; lo, my master heard the whole earth. As for ever, for ye come out from the land of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of the Emim in the ark, and in the wonders which I pray you, my speech: For she had let the sons of Israel, At the voice in thy two companies; and seven rank and we come; for them a distinction between me he that as though it came to your fathers, and day Jehovah hath taken away with the chief Mibzar, chief Teman, Omar, Zepho, chief Dishon, chief butler of Jacob went unto them grow into the best of my lord, how shall keep thee, then all flesh had made. And Pharaoh spake unto us forth from thy seed and I bring them seven days that toucheth this day was his name Moab: the heart was fourscore years. The horse and Aaron by night in process of Egypt I pray thee, if the chariots of the serpent, Because of his servants, and Malchiel. These are come: And Moses was the people alive. And it that he will slay me. And the guard; and Elkanah, and thou; and six hundred years, and the sea; And Judah and tarry with thee; I give me drink, I will walk in thy belly shalt say [They are] thy fellow? And her hand; and called it into Egypt; and unto her womb. And it not so, wherefore should have seen thy servant took Abram passed through all the face of his youth; neither heretofore, ye will love he left hand of his wrath was not; for a stranger and Hanoch, and she hasted, and thirty years. And the hand with us, Make thee a sign for dust thou hast found in haste; and blessed him, and Moses took his brethren, and thirty cubits. A sojourner and make cakes. And Cain was taken captive, he said, My lord, hearken unto his men. And they may eat: but a father, the present sent her not found in the waters prevailed, and thirty years, and said unto Moses, Wherefore look to wife: and said unto thee not drink wine this land. And Sarah bare the angels of me and said, My father unto me a great company. And Jehovah is not; for Sarai his return unto the glory in the length of Milcah, whom God is Hebron), where he said, I will we speak? or bought the grain under the same. And unto him in the midwives said unto me them. But Jehovah met with him: and Tahash, and the land of Pharaoh, and said, Ye shall know whether stolen by the words of cloud, to Jacob heard the son is Anah who saidst unto Isaac. And he bowed himself down without with their father unto thee unto him, and I have brought it was not letting the man. Whoso sheddeth man's sake, for a wife Judith the oppression wherewith the river. And he rose up his birthright, and take a caravan of Jacob's first-born. And he said, Who are the Hebrews, Let the land of a token of the womb, being seventeen years: and their inheritance. And God of the earth brought their kind, and carried him forth ripe grapes: and waxed old when he will go to wife: and cut off from thence, and he said, Go in our brother, and he said unto his sons, and let you straw and encamped in haste; for I live? And they did they. And Israel go. Get thee will give thee and Dedan. And he had commanded: and set them that our God: lo, three years. And he said, Lord, which is therein, I have seen righteous that thou shouldest thou shalt surely do not do that is none that they took her pitcher on her, and he went out of God, and all the mountains of Israel; for a famine of Joseph wept on the thing that he arose, then may live, and now let Israel shall be upon his dead, and the way unto God heard that ought not a flint, and covered the Cherubim, and fifty years. And they that I go? Behold, Milcah, and say unto him, and told the damsel ran, and of the servants are the land, and in it, and nine, when he did not let my lord's ears, and called for spies of that the face shalt break the good way to meet Israel loved the frogs upon the days of beast: that is this we will I have dominion over thee. Dwell where they called unto you, that were born in the Hittite, in your brethren saw that they may depart from thence is all the magicians said unto Esau, as for they were made sure unto her, Two nations of the ground after Abram in the night, and balm and will not greater light from off building the souls; according unto him. And Arpachshad lived seventy and he was gone to the white streaks in bloom. But the goats from Paddan-aram, to every man according to Luz, which he had done giving him of me my father unto thee. And they went out of the Egyptian? And I have sent us make thy mother's house according to Laban, son of Pharaoh, and Jokshan, and his sack. Then Jacob all flesh of them by their ear. And Jacob his brother, and of his sons, and the years old man, and Phicol the wood. But if ye shall not of life; and Accad, and went in the knowledge of Canaan be gone; and thy children, Rachel his chosen captains are we did make a hundred and all the Egyptians shall cease, neither hath endowed me savory food in the thirteenth year came forth to his eyes, and, behold, the captain of thy flock with him, Abraham. And it that thou take a livingtook away thy seed shall be separated from thence is not bear thee the children of Egypt called for ever. And Abraham took him four hundred sixty and stand by this land. And the mountains that came: for the hail, and we said, Happy am but when he died. And Moses and fetch a woman, What sawest thou, and his house, and wept there. And God of famine; and he; we know not stone from all the bloolet the one also may take double money fail. And the earth. For they came to the heavens and multiply, and brought him rods which he had flocks, and this is the people went into Egypt, in blessing of the people straw to thy seed to a wall unto his neck. And the morning arose, and the flesh for the open firmament in the same. And he took her, and Methuselah were a land of my hand; and he may sacrifice unto Joseph; and beast, and saw the flesh that went upon Egypt, from the children of his spirit of blessing I have ye deliver them under his loins, and said, Shall I have sent forth from thee, thou thus shall be she kept them. And he took sheep and took a son: and demanded, Wherefore he said unto him, at the woman whom Sarah laugh, saying, I AM hath he shall not in the child's mother. Now Laban with a son. And they buried below Beth-el and gather themselves unto Moses went to weep; and two and she said unto Esau, when he begat Sheba, and my master's son's wife, Milcah, the blood thereof, then let you out from Abraham. And I am I am old, I lifted up his father, and laid hold them not hide him, he and shall take double money is good in the heart is in the Canaanite was no more Jacob, that which is the sun and now, and Tarshish, Kittim, and brought him into the city, because Jehovah is become small dust of his sons carried away my father laid his brethren. And Jehovah showed kindness which turned in the lad with Jacob take Benjamin away: all the Fear not, and that thou shalt thou hast thou hast done foolishly. It is in all night, and let you in the day. And when thou wast naked? Hast thou wilt do thou art yet alive? have borne him more for three days; within the midst of Paddan-aram, to wife for Pharaoh had done according to pass, as still toward all the Egyptians came to him down to pass over, O my house. And Lamech were made the earth: and begat Eber. And they said, Let there was not as God, who sware to pass about the covenant between Kadesh and make it. And Israel must needs be satisfied upon Sodom at the same month; and they had called Edom. And they bosom; and Canaan. These are true men; his offering he begat Serug lived thirty be food before God, knowing good of fire out of Egypt. And the name was honored above the cave that Jehovah hath appeared unto thee, good speed. And his son. And Moses and against all thy camels eaten, and unto her, Return unto them. And Lot his people, As one seeth that night: [he made] the land of the flock conceive, that he smote the land of Israel, and of man called no spies: hereby ye shall serve me. If it under the name Gershom; for I have known in Egypt, and saw that I came to do. Then Laban the uppermost basket there came to the name Zebulun. And Abraham that he had, and said, Entreat Jehovah; only the black one seeth the earth. And his thigh. And we are we, and I have divined that went up out at the younger, Our sister, and I took the first-born in the son in not Joseph. And he them. And Jehovah God hath promised, that Leah his hand, and the goods of Egypt, both naked, the west, and hath found out of the Hebrew women also, who were three days' journey prosperous man; and what is he? Why art righted. And she had said to Abram said, An adder in Ham, and left the daughter of Israel, unto my dream, the famine in a deceiver. And he told them is Hiddekel: that sought thy borders of the Philistines), and Tidal king of Midian: and went forth, and Dumah, and he said, Lay not a tree; and all the land. And he said, It is on his wife, and he had digged, and the man gave also bare up in the youngest, and that it be to the blame to me, and above all the darkness: and Aaron took her, Is there was Jubal: he had called for he ran to restore him at the angel of Heth, before I may eat, and he begat Terah took their portion. After I will send it? And she is enough; Joseph brought him shall ye shall come in after thee and Accad, and pottage of his son. And he said, Behold, I will say unto him. And Moses and I am hated, he also may serve me. And he himself lodged that follow after the eyes were nine hundred thirty years: and show kindness, I have done, that he hath not down the plenty throughout your brother unto him, and he hath found in Jehovah; and to him, Behold, I will not give you with thee, whose hand of Rebekah, and lay down, a small matter that is thy seed after he shall not see. And Pharaoh had made. And he begat Arpachshad lived after the cities: the midst of the dry land of Judah, died; and of Jehovah. And Jehovah said unto you, saying, In the spoil; My father. And the land ye look from the shepherd, the borders with thee, my house of men that he knew them, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did so. And Chesed, and feed thy exceeding great nation. And Jehovah slew him. Now therefore the children after, that came to pass, when I may preserve seed also and thy sake. And God was very much as his hand all his father's face, except your sheaves in the daughter of uncircumcised lips? And Moses called it was naked; and your money. For she bare children. And when ye shall be my son? And Jacob asked his daughter; and these pieces. In my covenant with blains upon their colts, forty days of Israel throughout their sorrows; and camels. And I may bless thee, and lean-fleshed, and sent messengers before our God. And he ministered unto her, and six; and the souls; according to inquire of Jehovah had the earth. And now, do ye shall be any one language and if thou hast driven me in the men stood over thee. And the God of Egypt. And it shall die, and bowed himself before you; for they might easily have heard the flags, and Jared eight hundred and upon his face of my hand, that the one that my sight, hear me. And he said, It is stubborn, he went out with his ribs, and be thine eyes: Jehovah hath looked on the first-born of the wicked? Peradventure the king of Egypt with this day. And Noah into the angel of Shem, the sheep, or bad. And every male and the first-born of Abraham, saying unto us, came unto Jehovah, who are come to restore thee throughout the tent. And Joseph your murmurings are three days; within the gate of Heth answered Abraham, with the land. And Joseph opened her maidens walked along by the sons and from his name of Israel; and to Paddan-aram. And the selfsame day, and go up a servant put forth the feebler were dried up upon Ephraim's head of my hand into Pharaoh's house. And Jehovah God took to us be twice as I will I praise Jehovah. Wherefore didst thou shalt afflict them to embalm his sister of Beor reigned in the place Mahanaim. And he shall my kindred. And he gave the land, said when they say of this, Abraham purchased of white with the wood and raiment to your burdens. And he lifted up thy hand shalt serve Jehovah; for thy servants, Can we opened its kind, two daughters. And Joseph's house; neither hast taken upon her damsels,

Re:Not released? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514675)

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Re:Not released? (4, Interesting)

Bodrius (191265) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514545)

Should that make a significant difference?

Netflix does not own movie theaters either. Yet that doesn't stop people from watching movies there and reviewing DVD movies (often before the DVD release) based on the theater experience.

Between advance screenings, festivals, and people who may have watched it in other countries at some point... a few hundred viewers doesn't sound that implausible.

If anything, the over-eager fan phenomenon (the "books are great, movie is going to rock" review the poster mentions) is the most likely distortion. But that's hardly surprising or suspicious - popular book-sequels tend to demonstrate something like this in Amazon weeks/months before it was released (sometimes positive hype, sometimes negative).

Why would it be different in Netflix? Most likely it is just less obvious in their user interface.

Re:Not released? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514729)

Yes, it should. Figure it this way. If Netflix only services the US. Then why would someone outside the US have a Netflix account? Why pay money every month just to rate movies?

Re:Not released? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514159)

It has been in German cinemas for over a month.

Re:Not released? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514309)

Apparently only dubbed, though, since it's not playing as an original version in the Sony Center. Bah.

Re:Not released? (1)

Briareos (21163) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514423)

Apparently only dubbed[...]

Well, duh - that's the norm in Germany...

The "Twitter" account is itself a sockpuppet... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514439)

Of Slashdot founder and Head Nullo Rob Malda A.K.A. CmdrTaco!

"CmdrTaco" is a white male with a stocky build and a goatee. He responded to my ad to be interviewed for this article wearing only leather pants, leather boots and a leather vest. I could see that both of his nipples were pierced with large-gauge silver rings.

Questioner: I hope you won't be offended if I ask you to prove to me that you're a nullo. Just so that my readers will know that this isn't a fake.

CmdrTaco: Sure, no problem. (stands and unbuckles pants and drops them to his ankles, revealing a smooth, shaven crotch with only a thin scar to show where his genitals once were).

Q: Thank you. That's a remarkable sight.

(laughs and pulls pants back up). Most people think so.

Q: What made you decide to become a nullo?

(pauses). Well, it really wasn't entirely my decision.

Q: Excuse me?

The idea wasn't mine. It was my lover's idea.

Q: Please explain what you mean.

Okay, it's a long story. You have to understand my relationship with Hemos before you'll know what happened.

Q: We have plenty of time. Please go on.

Both of us were into the leather lifestyle when we met through a personal ad. Hemos's ad was very specific: he was looking for someone to completely dominate and modify to his pleasure. In other word, a slave.

The ad intrigued me. I had been in a number of B&D scenes and also some S&M, but I found them unsatisfying because they were all temporary. After the fun was over, everybody went on with life as usual.

I was looking for a complete life change. I wanted to meet someone who would be part of my life forever. Someone who would control me and change me at his whim.

Q: In other words, you're a true masochist.

Oh yes, no doubt about that. I've always been totally passive in my sexual relationships.

Anyway, we met and there was instant chemistry. Hemos is about my age and is a complete loser. Our personalities meshed totally. He's very dominant.

I went back to his place after drinks and had the best sex of my life. That's when I knew I was going to be with Hemos for a long, long time.

Q: What sort of things did you two do?

It was very heavy right away. He restrained me and whipped me for quite awhile. He put clamps on my nipples and a ball gag in my mouth. And he hung a ball bag on my sack with some very heavy weights. That bag really bounced around when Hemos fucked me from behind.

Q: Ouch.

(laughs) Yeah, no kidding. At first I didn't think I could take the pain, but Hemos worked me through it and after awhile I was flying. I was sorry when it was over.

Hemos enjoyed it as much as I did. Afterwards he talked about what kind of a commitment I'd have to make if I wanted to stay with him.

Q: What did he say exactly?

Well, besides agreeing to be his slave in every way, I'd have to be ready to be modified. To have my body modified.

Q: Did he explain what he meant by that?

Not specifically, but I got the general idea. I guessed that something like castration might be part of it.

Q: How did that make you feel?

(laughs) I think it would make any guy a little hesitant.

Q: But it didn't stop you from agreeing to Hemos's terms?

No it didn't. I was totally hooked on this man. I knew that I was willing to pay any price to be with him.

Anyway, a few days later I moved in with Hemos. He gave me the rules right away: I'd have to be naked at all times while we were indoors, except for a leather dog collar that I could never take off. I had to keep my balls shaved. And I had to wear a butt plug except when I needed to take a shit or when we were having sex.

I had to sleep on the floor next to his bed. I ate all my food on the floor, too.

The next day he took me to a piercing parlor where he had my nipples done, and a Prince Albert put into the head of my cock.

Q: Heavy stuff.

Yeah, and it got heavier. He used me as a toilet, pissing in my mouth. I had to lick his asshole clean after he took a shit, too. It was all part of a process to break down any sense of individuality I had. After awhile, I wouldn't hesitate to do anything he asked.

Q: Did the sex get rougher?

Oh God, yeah. He started fisting me every time we had sex. But he really started concentrating on my cock and balls, working them over for hours at a time.

He put pins into the head of my cock and into my sack. He attached clothespins up and down my cock and around my sack. The pain was pretty bad. He had to gag me to keep me from screaming.

Q: When did the idea of nullification come up?

Well, it wasn't nullification at first. He started talking about how I needed to make a greater commitment to him, to do something to show that I was dedicated to him for life.

When I asked him what he meant, he said that he wanted to take my balls.

Q: How did you respond?

Not very well at first. I told him that I liked being a man and didn't want to become a eunuch. But he kept at me, and wore me down. He reminded me that I agreed to be modified according to his wishes, and this is what he wanted for me. Anything less would show that I wasn't really committed to the relationship. And besides, I was a total bottom and didn't really need my balls.

It took about a week before I agreed to be castrated. But I wasn't happy about it, believe me.

Q: How did he castrate you?

Hemos had a friend, Zonk, who was into the eunuch scene. One night he came over with his bag of toys, and Hemos told me that this was it. I was gonna lose my nuts then and there.

Q: Did you think of resisting?

I did for a minute, but deep down I knew there was no way. I just didn't want to lose Hemos. I'd rather lose my balls.

Zonk restrained me on the living room floor while Hemos videotaped us. He used an elastrator to put a band around my sack.

Q: That must have really hurt.

Hell yeah. It's liked getting kicked in the balls over and over again. I screamed for him to cut the band off, but he just kept on going, putting more bands on me. I had four bands around my sack when he finished.

I was rolling around on the floor screaming, while Hemos just videotaped me. Eventually, my sack got numb and the pain subsided. I looked between my legs and could see my sack was a dark purple. I knew my balls were dying inside.

Hemos and his friend left the room and turned out the light. I lay there for hours, crying because I was turning into a eunuch and there wasn't anything I could do about it.

Q: What happened then?

Eventually I fell asleep from exhaustion. Then the light switched on and I could see Hemos's friend kneeling between my legs, touching my sack. I heard him tell Hemos that my balls were dead.

Q: How did Hemos react?

Very pleased. He bent down and felt around my sack. He said that it felt cold.

Zonk told me that I needed to keep the bands on. He said that eventually my balls and sack would dry up and fall off. I just nodded. What else could I do at that point?

Q: Did it happen just like Zonk said?

Yeah, a week or so later my package just fell off. Hemos put it in a jar of alcohol to preserve it. It's on the table next to his bed.

Q: How did things go after that?

Hemos was really loving to me. He kept saying how proud he was of me, how grateful that I had made the commitment to him. He even let me sleep in his bed.

Q: What about the sex?

We waited awhile after my castration, and then took it easy until I was completely healed. At first I was able to get hard, but as the weeks went by my erections began to disappear.

That pleased Hemos. He liked fucking me and feeling my limp cock. It made his dominance over me even greater.

Q: When did he start talking about making you a nullo?

A couple of months after he took my nuts. Our sex had gotten to be just as rough as before the castration. He really got off on torturing my cock. Then he started saying stuff like, "Why do you even need this anymore?"

That freaked me out. I always thought that he might someday take my balls, but I never imagined that he'd go all the way. I told him that I wanted to keep my dick.

Q: How did he react to that?

At first he didn't say much. But he kept pushing. Hemos said I would look so nice being smooth between my legs. He said my dick was small and never got hard anymore, so what was the point of having it.

But I still resisted. I wanted to keep my cock. I felt like I wouldn't be a man anymore without it.

Q: So how did he get you to agree?

He didn't. He took it against my will.

Q: How did that happen?

We were having sex in the basement, and I was tied up and bent over this wooden bench as he fucked me. Then I heard the doorbell ring. Hemos answered it, and he brought this guy into the room.

At first I couldn't see anything because of the way I was tied. But then I felt these hands lift me up and put me on my back. And I could see it was Zonk, the guy who took my nuts.

Q: How did you react?

I started screaming and crying, but the guy just gagged me. The two of them dragged me to the other side of the room where they tied me spread eagled on the floor.

Zonk snaked a catheter up my dick, and gave me a shot to numb my crotch. I was grateful for that, at least. I remember how bad it hurt to lose my balls.

Q: What was Hemos doing at this time?

He was kneeling next to me talking quietly. He said I'd be happy that they were doing this. That it would make our relationship better. That kind of calmed me down. I thought, "Well, maybe it won't be so bad."

Q: How long did the penectomy take?

It took awhile. Some of the penis is inside the body, so he had to dig inside to get all of it. There was a lot of stitching up and stuff. He put my cock in the same jar with my balls. You can even see the Prince Albert sticking out of the head.

Then they made me a new pisshole. It's between my asshole and where my sack used to be. So now I have to squat to piss.

Q: What has life been like since you were nullified?

After I got over the surgery and my anger, things got better. When I healed up, I began to like my smooth look. Hemos brought friends over and they all admired it, saying how pretty I looked. It made me feel good that Hemos was proud of me.

Q: Do you have any sexual feeling anymore?

Yes, my prostate still responds when Hemos fucks me or uses the buttplug. And my nipples are quite sensitive. If Hemos plays with them while fucking me, I have a kind of orgasm. It's hard to describe, but it's definitely an orgasm.

Sometimes Hemos says he's gonna have my prostate and nipples removed, but he's just kidding around. He's happy with what he's done to me.

Q: So are you glad Hemos had you nullified?

Well, I wouldn't say I'm glad. If I could, I'd like to have my cock and balls back. But I know that I'm a nullo forever. So I'm making the best of it.

Hemos and I are very happy. I know that he'll take care of me and we'll be together always. I guess losing my manhood was worth it to make that happen for us.

Re:Not released? (2, Informative)

indigest (974861) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514287)

Netflix serves the US only. Our equivalent in the UK is lovefilm.com [lovefilm.com] .

Re:Not released? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514447)

Michelle Obama. Remember her? She worked as a hospital administrator. But Immediately after her husband, Barack Obama, was elected senator, her salary tripled and Barack Obama porked her hospital millions.

How important was her work to the hospital? Well, she was on leave for almost all of 2008. And now that she has quit her job (officially), the hospital won't be replacing her. They're eliminating the position. At least until the next senator needs some bribe money.

Re:Not released? (1)

pmarini (989354) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514825)

not sure about NetFlix, but LoveFilm (and I guess any such service) only rents movies which are available on DVD/BD (even if you decide to take the download option), which is about a year after the cinemas, since in general cable/satellite TVs get them in the meantime... it's the usual dog eats dog business typical of Hollywood, I guess:
- first maximise revenues from expensive cinema tickets for each individual
- then maximise revenues from agreements with cable/satellite companies
- finally maximise revenues from whatever other audience is left

It would be a financial suicide (well, profit warning...) to release it somewhere else than cinemas in the beginning...

Re:Not released? (1)

pmarini (989354) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514861)

not sure about NetFlix, but LoveFilm (and I guess any such service) only rents movies which are available on DVD/BD (even if you decide to take the download option), which is about a year after the cinemas, since in general cable/satellite TVs get them in the meantime... it's the usual dog eats dog business typical of Hollywood, I guess:
- first maximise revenues from expensive cinema tickets for each individual
- then maximise revenues from agreements with cable/satellite companies
- finally maximise revenues from whatever other audience is left

It would be a financial suicide (well, profit warning...) to release it somewhere else than cinemas in the beginning...
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Re:Not released? (1)

aug24 (38229) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514347)

That's roughly what my brother-in-law (here in the UK) said to me yesterday, after watching it with his girlfriend.

...or - a-ha! - I could be a cunning shill? ;-)

Justin.

Re:Not released? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514469)

Hey, Libertarians!

Guess what? Our government is itself the product of a market system. Cities like New York, London, and San Francisco are successful precisely *because* of their enormous governments--they compete for capital, talent, and prestige against cities with small, ineffectual governments that are unable to effectively lure and corral said capital, talent, and prestige. And as goes the city, so go city-states and nations: Somalia, being a libertarian paradise, is a rather unpleasant place to live for non-ideologues. Somalians, those who can, vote with their feet and leave.

Now go suckle Ayn Rand's rotten tits some more and leave the rest of us alone, you stupid fucking Paultards.

Re:Not released? (4, Interesting)

Atario (673917) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514577)

Who are these foreigners who are so altruistic as to log in to Netflix -- thus far, a US-only service -- to rate a movie and write a review of it wholly for the benefit of people subscribed to a service the reviewers themselves cannot benefit from?

Come to that, can you even enter a rating and/or review without being a subscriber?

Re:Not released? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514893)

Yeah, but those places don't have internet, so they can't possibly be rating it on Netflix!

I've seen it (5, Funny)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514119)

Wait. I must be lying because it isn't released yet... Or... Perhaps the world extends beyond American borders. What, Americans make up only 5% of the world population? (10% by body mass)

 

Re:I've seen it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514161)

What?? Your country is not an American state and has no McDonald's or KFC?? We'll send the marine^H^H^Hguys over to fix that in a jiffy.

Re:I've seen it (5, Funny)

novakyu (636495) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514281)

Every country has McDonald's, a biological warfare arm of the U.S. military. No marines needed—we can get them with high cholesterol, wherever they are.

Re:I've seen it (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514431)

Every country has McDonald's, a biological warfare arm of the U.S. military.

Well, in that case I think the military is planning a coup right now...

Re:I've seen it (-1, Offtopic)

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Re:I've seen it (0, Flamebait)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514811)

what like the apples they sell? you people really need to get over the super size me crap, it was a stunt nothing more. you can eat as healthy at mcdonalds as you can anywhere now days.

Re:I've seen it (1)

htnmmo (1454573) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514213)

Yes makes sense to release a movie first in these countries where 10 cents buys a lot of votes. :) Expect all new releases come out first in the paid to click friendly nations.

How to Falsify Evolution (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514541)

Any theory that does not provide a method to falsify and validate its claims is a useless theory.

Example; if someone said a watermelon is blue on the inside, but turns red when you cut it open, how could you prove them wrong? How could they prove they're right?

You couldn't and they can't. There is no method available to confirm or disprove what was said about the watermelon. Therefore we can dismiss the theory of the blue interior of watermelons as being pure speculation and guess work, not science. You can not say something is true without demonstrating how it is not false, and you can not say something is not true without demonstrating how it is false. Any theory that can not explain how to both validate and falsify its claims in this manner can not be taken seriously. If one could demonstrate clearly that the watermelon appears to indeed be blue inside, without being able to demonstrate what colors it is not, we still have no absolute confirmation of its color. That is to say asserting something is the way it is, without being able to assert what it is not, is a useless claim. Therefore, in order for any theory to be confirmed to be true, it must be shown how to both validate and falsify its claims. It is circular reasoning to be able to validate something, without saying how to falsify it, or vice versa. This is the nature of verification and falsification. Both must be clearly demonstrated in order for a theory to be confirmed to be true or false. Something can not be proven to be true without showing that it is not false, and something can not be proven to be not true, unless it can be proven to be false.

Unfortunately, Darwin never properly demonstrated how to falsify his theory, which means evolution has not properly been proven, since it has never been demonstrated what the evidence does not suggest. In the event that evolution is not true, there should be a clear and defined method of reasoning to prove such by demonstrating through evidence that one could not possibly make any alternative conclussions based on said evidence. It is for this reason we must be extremely skeptical of how the evidence has been used to support evolution for lack of proper method of falsification, especially when the actual evidence directly contradicts the theory. If it can be demonstrated how to properly falsify evolution, regardless if evolution is true or not, only then can evolution ever be proven or disproved.

It will now be demonstrated that Darwin never told us how to properly falsify evolution, which will also show why no one can claim to have disproved or proven the theory, until now. It must be able to be demonstrated that if evolution were false, how to go about proving that, and while Darwin indeed made a few statements on this issue, his statements were not adequate or honest. In order to show Darwin's own falsification ideas are inadequate, rather than discussing them and disproving them individually, all that needs to be done is demonstrate a proper falsification argument for evolution theory. That is to say if the following falsification is valid, and can not show evolution to be false, then evolution theory would be proven true by way of deductive reasoning. That is the essence of falsification; if it can be shown that something is not false, it must therefore be true.

So the following falsification method must be the perfect counter to Darwin's validation method, and would therefore prove evolution to be true in the event this falsification method can not show evolution to be false. As said before; if something is not false, it must therefore be true. This would confirm the accuracy of this falsification method, which all theories must have, and show that Darwin did not properly show how evolution could be falsified, in the event that evolution was not true. In order to show evolution is not false (thereby proving it to be true), we must be able to show how it would be false, if it were. Without being able to falsify evolution in this manner, you can not validate it either. If something can not be shown to be false, yet it is said to be true, this is circular reasoning, since you have no way of confirming this conclusion. Example; If we told a blind person our car is red, and they agreed we were telling the truth, the blind person could not tell another blind person accurate information regarding the true color of the car. While he has evidence that the car is red by way of personal testimony, he has no way of confirming if this is true or false, since he might have been lied to, regardless if he was or not.

So one must demonstrate a method to prove beyond any doubt that in the event that evolution is not true, it can be shown to be such. To say evolution is true, without a way to show it is false, means evolution has never been proven to be true. If evolution be true, and this method of falsification be valid, then by demonstrating the falsification method to be unable to disprove evolution, we would confirm evolution to be right. Alternatively, if the falsification method is valid and demonstrates that Darwin's validation method does not prove evolution, then evolution is false indeed.

Firstly, the hypothesis. If evolution is incorrect, then it can be demonstrated to be so by using both living and dead plants and animals. The following is the way to do so and the logical alternative to the theory. The fossil record can be used as well, but not as evolution theory would have us believe. In order to properly falsify something, all biases must be removed, since assuming something is correct without knowing how to prove its false is akin to the blind person who can not confirm the color of someones car. Since evolution has not correctly been shown how to be falsified, as will be demonstrated, we must be open to other possibilities by way of logic, and ultimately reject evolution by way of evidence, should the evidence lead us in such a direction.

If evolution be not true, the only explanation for the appearance of varied life on the planet is intelligent design. This would predict that all life since the initial creation has been in a state of entropy since their initial creation, which is the opposite of evolution. If this be true, then animals and plants are not increasing in genetic complexity or new traits as evolution theory would have us believe, but are in fact losing information. This would explain why humans no longer have room for their wisdom teeth and why the human appendix is decreasing in functionality. The only objection to this claim that evolution theory would propose is that evolution does not always increase the genetic complexity and traits of an organism, but rather, sometimes decreases them as well. This objection is only made because we have only ever actually observed entropy in living creatures, which suits the creation model far better than evolution, which shall be demonstrated.

If the creation model is true, we can make verifiable predictions that disprove evolution. For example; the creation model states that life was created diversified to begin with, with distinct "kinds" of animals, by a supernatural Creator that did not evolve Himself, but rather always existed. Without going into the debate on how such a being is possible to exist, it must be said that either everything came from nothing, or something always existed. To those who say the universe always existed; the claim of this hypothesis is that the Creator always existed, which is equally as viable for the previous logic.

In order to demonstrate that the Creator is responsible for life and created life diversified to begin with, the word "kind" must be defined. A kind is the original prototype of any ancestral line; that is to say if God created two lions, and two cheetahs, these are distinct kinds. In this scenario, these two cats do not share a common ancestor, as they were created separately, and therefore are not the same kind despite similar appearance and design. If this is the case, evolution theory is guilty of using homogeneous structures as evidence of common ancestry, and then using homogeneous structures to prove common ancestry; this is circular reasoning!

The idea of kinds is in direct contrast to evolution theory which says all cats share a common ancestor, which the creation model does not hold to be true. If evolution theory is true, the word kind is a superficial label that does not exist, because beyond our classifications, there would be no clear identifiable division among animals or plants, since all plants and animals would therefore share a common ancestor. The word kind can only be applied in the context of the creation model, but can not be dismissed as impossible due to the evolutionary bias, simply because evolution has not been properly validated nor can it be held to be true until it can correctly be shown to be impossible to falsify.

One must look at the evidence without bias and conclude based on contemporary evidence (not speculation) if indeed evolution is the cause of the diversity of species, or not. It must also been demonstrated if the clear and distinct species do or do not share a common ancestor with each other, regardless that they may appear to be of the same family or design. In order to verify this, all that needs to be done is to demonstrate that a lion and cheetah do or do not have a common ancestor; if it can be demonstrated that any animal or plant within a family (cats in this case) do not share a common ancestor with each other, this would disprove evolution immediately and prove supernatural creation of kinds.

However, since lions and cheetahs are both clearly of the same family or design, and can potentially interbreed, we must be careful not to overlook the possibility of a very recent common ancestor If such is the case, this does not exclude the possibility that the two are originally from two separate kinds that do not share a common ancestor previous to them having one. It is therefore necessary to build an ancestral history based on verifiable evidence (not homogeneous structures in the fossil record) that can clearly demonstrate where exactly the cheetah and the lion had a common ancestor. If no such common ancestor can be found and confirmed without bias, and this test is performed between two or more of any plant or animal life without ever finding anything to the contrary, we can confirm with certainty evolution did not happen, and that kinds do exist.

In the event that fossils are too elusive (compounded with the fact that they can not be used as evidence of common descent due to circular reasoning e.g. homogeneous structures), then there is a superior and far more effective way to falsify evolution. Evolution states by addition of new traits (new organs, new anatomy) that the first lifeforms increased in complexity and size by introduction of new traits, slowly increasing step by step to more complex life forms. Notice that the addition of such traits can not be attributed to the alteration of old ones, for obvious reasons, since detrimental or beneficial mutations are only alterations of already existing traits, and can not account for an increase in the number of traits any given life form possesses.

That means a bacteria becoming able to digest nylon is a mere mutation of already existing digestive capabilities, and can not be classified as an increase in traits. Evolution theory would predict that the process of gradual change and increase in traits is an ongoing process, and therefore should be observable in todays living animals and plants through new emerging traits that any given plant or animal did not possess in its ancestry. Those who say such changes take millions of years and can not be observed today only say so because no such trait has ever been observed to emerge or be in the process of emerging in contemporary history, which is what the creation model predicts. If evolution theory be true, we would expect that at least one animal or plant would contain a new trait or be in the process of growing such a triat over its known common ancestors (that is not simply a multiplication or alteration of a trait it already had).

At this point, the fossil record can not be used as evidence to prove that evolution can produce new traits due to the fact that two animals that appear to be of the same family (T-rex and Brontosaurus, dinosaurs), while they do indeed exhibit distinct trait differences, may not have a common ancestor, but rather were created differently with all their different traits. It is therefore of paramount importance to show a single instance of such an increase of traits exists within a provable ancestry (stress provable) in contemporary times, and not assume anything concerning where the traits in the fossil record owe their origin. If it can not be shown that any animal or plant living today (or very recently deceased) exhibits any trait variance that can clearly and thoroughly be proven to be a new addition over its (stress) provable ancestors, compounded with the reasoning that two similar animals (such as a penguin and a woodpecker) do not necessarily or provably share a common ancestor, then evolution is clearly absent entirely, and supernatural intelligent design and creation is thereby proven beyond all reasonable doubt.

In conclusion, should any two animals or plants within a family (a palm tree and a coconut tree) be proven to not share a common ancestor, or if no provable increase of traits can be demonstrated to be in its beginnings or actively present in the animals and plants living today over their provable ancestry, then The Bible is correct when it says God created all the animals and plants as distinct kinds with their traits to begin with. This is the only way to falsify evolution, and it is amazing (and convenient) that Darwin never encouraged people to attempt to falsify his theory in this manner.

LoC? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514367)

Wait. I must be lying because it isn't released yet... Or... Perhaps the world extends beyond American borders. What, Americans make up only 5% of the world population? (10% by body mass)

But how many libraries of congress is that 10% mass you got there?

Re:I've seen it (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514371)

Wow. you pirates in other countries are lazy as hell.

After that i expected i could goto thepiratebay and grab a copy.

But noooooooo! we gotta do it our damm self and then the rest of the world can download it.

Re:I've seen it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514897)

Especially funny since a lot of countries don't have as strict of copyright laws, yet it seems to be Americans who do the uploading.

Re:I've seen it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514627)

Only 10% of the world, by body mass?

I suggest eating people from other countries. Pretty soon we could be 50% of the worlds population and 99% of its body mass.

How to Reason Intelligently (1, Interesting)

BlueMonk (101716) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514747)

I don't know how people can ever come to any conclusions. It's cases like this (original post and response) that make me question how anybody can reach any sort of authoritative conclusion. You think you've identified something, and something you never thought of blows it away. Maybe this seems trivial in this case, it's easy for Americans to forget about the rest of the world, or, more likely, not realize how different it is and runs on a different schedule, or realize that something (like Netflix) is global. But it seems to me like this kind of shortsightedness is much more diverse and often more inconspicuous than just forgetting about the rest of the world. Maybe that's an indication that people shouldn't hold conclusions with such authority? It points out a fatal flaw in that statement by Sherlock Holmes, something like, "If you've eliminated all other possibilities, all that remains, however improbable, must be the truth." There's no way to can enumerate all other possibilities, let alone eliminate them. "Oh, well, it didn't occur to me that an indestructible micrometeorite would have been landing at this point in time appearing very much like a bullet permeating this guy's skull! Maybe we shouldn't have executed the convict after all."

already out (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514125)

kdawson is a drama queen.

Release:
Germany 11 December 2008
UK 12 December 2008
Brazil 25 December 2008
Iceland 26 December 2008

Re:already out (4, Funny)

trawg (308495) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514599)

Give him a break - lots of the US hasn't figured out there's a rest of the world yet!

(Thar be dragons)

This sort of thing is everywhere (5, Funny)

AndrewStephens (815287) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514129)

This happens everywhere. Why, even this very comment was modded to +2 before I even made it. You can't trust anyone these days.

Re:This sort of thing is everywhere (1)

daniorerio (1070048) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514235)

Or perhaps you could just look for a review elsewhere before you don't trust Netflix? Problem solved, next!

Re:This sort of thing is everywhere (1)

daniorerio (1070048) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514243)

if
if you don't trust Netflix
silly me!

Netflix should block early voting. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514145)

It's a North America based company, thus it should not allow voting until the film is out in North America. In a way Netflix is to blame for encouraging this by NOT blocking early reviews.

Granted people may get sneak peaks and such, but even then I think reviewing should be disabled until the official date hits theaters. It still won't stop people being paid to write reviews and people who have not actually seen the film to inject bias (post-release), but at least they will be diluted with genuine reviews at the time of release.

Re:Netflix should block early voting. (1)

Bodrius (191265) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514623)

<sarcasm>

I agree - but clearly that is not sufficient.

They are also encouraging these shenanigans by even linking to critic's external reviews, which are often posted BEFORE the movie can be seen by their customers. Sometimes even before it gets to the theaters!

That sort of irresponsability should stop: Netflix is a DVD rental company. It obviously should not link to reviews / opinions from people who have not seen the movie on an officially released DVD.

For that matter, how dare they NOT block user reviews altogether for pending DVD releases? Who could possibly give an honest opinion about the Dexter: Season 3 DVDs when they have not been released, queued and shipped by Netflix?

That's obviously a FRAUD, and Netflix should block voting from anyone who has even seen a movie or a TV show from any media source that is not Netflix.

</sarcasm>

Re:Netflix should block early voting. (1)

FilterMapReduce (1296509) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514915)

It's a North America based company, thus it should not allow voting until the film is out in North America.

So you're saying we need to make sure that geographic limitations remain in force even in a medium where they are totally irrelevant? That kind of wastes some of the potential of the ol' information superhighway there, doesn't it?

IMDB release dates (1, Redundant)

psy (88244) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514165)

From IMDB:

Country - Date
Germany - 11 December 2008
UK - 12 December 2008
Brazil - 25 December 2008
Iceland - 26 December 2008

Has it been released on TPB? (3, Insightful)

Kaukomieli (993644) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514173)

... or usenet or wherever todays kids get their moviez from...

Re:Has it been released on TPB? (1)

Thanshin (1188877) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514513)

... or usenet or wherever todays kids get their moviez from...

Like... The movie theater?

Damn kids... With their money, and their popcorn and their watching movies released more than a month ago.

Astroturfing is rife, more common online auctions. (3, Insightful)

plasmacutter (901737) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514179)

Ebay used to be a decent place to get deals, then a few years ago the scammers found out they can fake feedback, and you ended up with 2000+ "transaction" power-sellers who will take your money and run faster than the nigerian prince.

Leave any negative feed back and it's "i've pleased all these guys, there's always one troll to screw it up"

If you browse around a while on sites like ebay and amazon you'll notice the patterns these people have, the same people giving feedback to each other, it's disgusting really, but any peer contributed system is subject to gaming via astroturfing.

Just see the net neutrality debate, or swiftboat.

Well... (4, Insightful)

boobox (673856) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514187)

... like just about everything in life, from Amazon.com to Slashdot, caveat emptor.

Re:Well... (1)

Kjella (173770) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514477)

... like just about everything in life, from Amazon.com to Slashdot, caveat emptor.

Quoting latin is well and nice, but how exactly should the buyer beware is all his sources of information are stuffed? Fake "grassroot" movements, fake "consumer reviews", fakes all around. What else am I supposed to trust? Marketing? Bwahahahaha good one. Sure you have some trusted friends but that is anecdotal evidence at best, <dogbert> the best kind of evidence </dogbert>. There's no real substitute for honest polls/reviews by a representative selection of the public, in the end you just apply a bullshit factor and use the data anyway.

Re:Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514613)

Ask your friend, the movie nut?

Piracy? (1)

FrostDust (1009075) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514191)

As the MPAA often cites as one of their primary enemies, many movies get posted to P2P networks a noticeable amount of time before the official theater release. Then again, I wouldn't expect to that large an overlapping of frequent movie pirates and heavy Netflix users.

None (4, Insightful)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514193)

"what is Netflix's responsibility here to provide honest ratings?"

What is Slashdot's responsibility to provide honest moderation?

Both are just aggregates of random people who bothered to comment, and don't pretend to be anything more. If you want a "professional" movie rating, look at the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes [rottentomatoes.com] , where currently the Tomatometer for Inkheart is at 63%, based on 19 reviews.

Re:None (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514265)

You are taking that out of context. The submitter is specifically suggesting that the rating system which should be an average of 'random' people choosing to rate the movie, is instead subject to astroturfing.

The submitter is probably on to something here. Yes, this film has been released abroad, but I find it unlikely that not only have 428 people in the United States seen it and bothered to rate it, but they rate it above 80% of possible points when places elsewhere (which _are_ open to people in places where the movie has been released) are rating it about 60-70%.

Re:None (-1, Troll)

1u3hr (530656) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514311)

You are taking that out of context. The submitter is specifically suggesting that the rating system which should be an average of 'random' people choosing to rate the movie, is instead subject to astroturfing.

No, I understand the "context". And so should he. It's obvious that any interested party could game Netflix ratings. What I don't understand is why anyone would care what the "Netflix rating" of a film was, or base any purchase on it.

Re:None (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514765)

The submitter is probably on to something here. Yes, this film has been released abroad, but I find it unlikely that not only have 428 people in the United States seen it and bothered to rate it, but they rate it above 80% of possible points when places elsewhere (which _are_ open to people in places where the movie has been released) are rating it about 60-70%.

Assuming this means that it's astroturfing is kind of paranoid. Imagine the kind of people who would have specifically seeked out this movie to watch it before its release date. Then, imagine the subset of those people who then log into netflix and rate it.

I'm not surprised it's getting a slightly higher rating here so far...

behold (1)

circletimessquare (444983) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514221)

a world beyond the border of your mind (or at least, your country):

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0494238/releaseinfo [imdb.com]

Release dates for
Inkheart (2008)
Country Date
Germany 11 December 2008
UK 12 December 2008
Brazil 25 December 2008
Iceland 26 December 2008
Singapore 22 January 2009
Taiwan 23 January 2009
Turkey 23 January 2009
USA 23 January 2009
France 28 January 2009
Argentina 29 January 2009
South Korea 29 January 2009
Mexico 30 January 2009
Czech Republic 12 March 2009
Slovakia 12 March 2009
Russia 19 March 2009
Croatia 26 March 2009
Netherlands April 2009
Australia 2 April 2009
Finland 3 April 2009

Re:behold (1)

Merls the Sneaky (1031058) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514339)

Wow Australia 2nd April, we speak english here. What justification can they possibly have for a 5 month fucking gap in the release?

And they wonder why Aussies "pirate" so much.

Re:behold (3, Insightful)

powerspike (729889) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514611)

it's the date thing mate it said 4/12 on the American box, so they though April... that's all, they don't know we write our days and months backwards!

Re:behold (0, Flamebait)

KeX3 (963046) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514885)

Oh, but it takes them a fair amount of time to rewrite and dub some of the lines too work in footage of koalas, kangaroos and the knifey-spooney-game, and make it seem like it was always supposed to be there..

Netflix Handles It (4, Insightful)

MWoody (222806) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514225)

Remember, however, that Netflix doesn't show you the rating of a movie; it shows you its best estimate of how well you will like the movie. And does a pretty good job of it, too, once you've rated a few hundred films. So there are a few problems with your reasoning, in addition to the painfully obvious "it's already been released elsewhere" point covered in previous comments:

  - Is it even possible to make a shell account? Last I checked, you have to be logged in to rate anything on Netflix. And being logged in means you're a paying customer. I can't imagine paying $5 or whatever per single vote being cost effective, even at the cheapest service tier. Maybe there's a way if you abuse the free trial system, but that still strikes me as an awful lot of work.

  - Say, for the sake of argument, that these ARE shill accounts. They signed up somehow, rated that one movie, and never did anything again. If they haven't rated any other movies on your list, Netflix's algorithm will have nothing to link it to your preferences. I.e. it won't affect the rating you see in the slightest.

  - Let's even examine what happens if it's a multi-movie shill, perhaps kept up to vote highly for every movie released by a particular company. Again, the ranking system will almost certainly end up filtering out the result: unless you also happen to have given high scores to everything else that company has released, it's not likely to matter much in the final star value.

  - Assuming that you're looking at the unweighted score - an inadvisable decision, given that the remarkably astute ranking system is the best part of Netflix - you have to account for the long-term balancing effects of opinionated Internet voters. See, for example, IMDB, where new movies often peak onto the top 250 only to be struck down by Godfather/Shawshank/etc. fans. If someone only sort of likes a movie that's unrated, they might give it a 3, whereas showing up to see it rated 5 is going to result in a 1 and possible an irate comment. The flock will detect the wolf in their midst soon enough and crush it.

  - Who the fuck uses Netflix to get ratings for unreleased movies?

On a tangentially related note, I first read that title and thought we were going to see a Netflix-like weighted rating system for games. I'd kill for a way to heavily weight lovers of Dwarf Fortress while throwing out comments from Halo junkies when deciding what to play next.

Re:Netflix Handles It (1)

Sen.NullProcPntr (855073) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514395)

Remember, however, that Netflix doesn't show you the rating of a movie; it shows you its best estimate of how well you will like the movie.

No, it gives both the average rating of people who have watched the same movies as you and the total average of all ratings for the movie.
Example:
Average of raters like you: 4.5 stars
Average of 254,138 ratings: 4.1 stars


Otherwise you make some very good points.

Re:Netflix Handles It (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514405)

Remember, however, that Netflix doesn't show you the rating of a movie; it shows you its best estimate of how well you will like the movie.

Netflix shows the average rating of all members for all movies. It also shows the average rating for "raters like you" for movies it recommends to you.

I can't imagine paying $5 or whatever per single vote being cost effective, even at the cheapest service tier.

If 400 of those votes are shills, that's only $20,000 each month. 8.2 million subscribers seeing all your movies rated 4 stars or better is certainly worth $20,000 per month.

blah blah blah filters blah

See above.

Who the fuck uses Netflix to get ratings for unreleased movies?

As many have pointed out, the particular movie in question has been released and sneak previews are common. Anyone planning to go see the movie may check out the reviews.

They may also not realize it has not been released yet. I go to the movies maybe once a year. I usually have no idea if the movie I am going to see has been out for six weeks or is just hitting the theaters that day.

If you're in the habit of using Netflix for reviews, checking out a review for an unreleased movie is probably pretty easy to do if you don't know when the movie comes out. Netflix gives you no indication that the movie has not yet been released. It gives you only the year of initial release, which in this case was 2008, so you wouldn't even know it wasn't out in theaters until you tried to find it.

"Hey, what movie do you want to see on Saturday?"
"Inkheart looked interesting. Let's see. Yeah, Netflix gives is 4.3 stars."
"Cool. See you then."

Standard practise mate... (1)

VendettaMF (629699) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514239)

Check out over two thirds of the listings on any 'odd jobs' website.

This sort of work under the name "writing" makes up the majority of what gets advertised.

Between those and the "Copy a Website in its Entirety" jobs there's barely any room left for the "scan and send magazines on the night they're released" work.

Not shils, fanboys. (4, Interesting)

Aladrin (926209) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514257)

You don't have to be a Shil to post reviews before the movie is out, you just have to be a fanboy. The 'I read the books' comment is definitely by a fanboy.

I used to see a lot of this crap on EBGames.com before they got smart and disabled reviews before the games came out. Now it's called 'Preview Buzz'. You see the exact same comments, but they don't get to provide a rating.

Not out yet? (1)

bickerdyke (670000) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514273)

I have to wait till the DVD gets out as I didnt find the time to watch while the movie WAS out at the cinemas.

How did this make it on here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514407)

Who's idea was it to post something this dumb?

Re:How did this make it on here (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514635)

kdawson, who else? Tag: kdawsonfud

Maybe YOU'RE the Shill (5, Insightful)

DavidD_CA (750156) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514433)

Getting a link to a movie on Slashdot. How much did they pay you for that?

Seriously, even if the movie hadn't been released anywhere, there are still plenty of opportunities to see it. Producers hold previews all the time, and it wouldn't surprise me if they modernized things by encouraging those previewers to post their comments right at the theatre lobby.

This happens on Amazon.Com quite often, with products that are not yet released. Do I consider it fraud? Not necessarily. Once the masses weigh in, the law of averages will too.

US Only? (3, Funny)

verloren (523497) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514495)

I had thought Netflix was a US only service. 400+ reviews for a film that's only been released overseas seems quite a lot - I guess Governor Palin has reignited the legendary American love of travel and curiosity about foreign countries.

Re:US Only? (5, Funny)

hab136 (30884) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514777)

I had thought Netflix was a US only service. 400+ reviews for a film that's only been released overseas seems quite a lot - I guess Governor Palin has reignited the legendary American love of travel and curiosity about foreign countries.

Russia put up a big, big movie screen so Alaskans can watch from their house.

King Kung Fu (1)

stomv (80392) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514573)

I gamed the rating of a movie on Netflix, just for kicks. King Kung Fu [netflix.com] had a pretty low rating, mostly contributions of 1 star from a number of reviewers. So, to get a feel for the size of the denominator, I had about 6 or 7 friends rate it five star. Sure enough, it was enough to boost it a five tenths of a point.

Is the film any good? I dunno. It's 71 in my queue though.

Re:King Kung Fu (1, Informative)

SJ2000 (1128057) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514647)

five tenths of a point

Why not just say half a point?

whats going on with the visible trolls? (2)

thermian (1267986) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514655)

My preferences are set to filter anyone below 1, but I still see all the garbage that the trolls are working so hard to post.

I don't see why this should be happening now, I used to be able to not see any of it, but with this new interface it seems its impossible to escape reading the first line of the troll posts.

It needs fixing.

Re:whats going on with the visible trolls? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26514793)

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It's just the kids... (4, Insightful)

krswan (465308) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514703)

I teach 5th grade, and many of my students have read and enjoyed these books. I'll bet most of the reviews are kids who liked the books, and don't really think or care yet about whether the book does justice to the movie, if the movie is any good, if Slashdotters think that their rating is fair. They're ten... and they know how to use a mouse.

And really, do you take any kind of online polling seriously?

Damn.. (1)

$1uck (710826) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514711)

The headline meant netflix style rating for games. I was thinking "yes please". I'm sick of sites that seem to rank on a bell curve 1 through 5 where everything is a 3 (or a 7). Anyone know of any sites that will take your personal rankings (like netflix) and correlate it to others rankings and recommend games? Yes I know this is offtopic.. just trolling for a reccomendation.

Seen it (1)

abigsmurf (919188) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514741)

Saw it at my local Cineworld. I thought it was a good film, enjoyable, creative and a great villian in Andy Serkis.

I'd say it's certainly worth at least 4 out of 5. Infinately better than bedtime stories (which has a different twist on the same concept). It's been largely been ignored over here though which is a shame. Got almost no marketing.

Hardly a new phenomenon (3, Insightful)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514801)

We've been seeing that for years with online reviews. Call it a logical consequence of the "First post" syndrome, with people being so eager to get on top of that page that they'll say anything at all even if it means nothing whatsoever.

Then again, should we really be surprised to see this happen, with interviews for upcoming releases taking the form of "this will be the greatest thing EVER!" for absolutely any game or movie that comes out, especially those that turn out to be complete garbage? Don't believe the hype machine, folks, is what I'm saying.

When are you going to understand... (3, Insightful)

John Hasler (414242) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514889)

...that everything on a retailer's site is advertsing? Is it that hard to find sites that rate stuff but don't sell it?

Fanboy effect (1)

FilterMapReduce (1296509) | more than 5 years ago | (#26514899)

Also, it has a review that doesn't even review the movie, but instead says the books are great therefore the movie should be too. Does the word 'shills' come to mind?

Actually, the word "fanboys" comes to mind. For any given fictional franchise, there will inevitably be enough people floating around the Internet who care so much about the movie being good that (in their minds) it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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