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Eisenoxyde
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MPAA wants to make home theaters illegal

Frome the article:

The MPAA defines a home theater as any home with a television larger than 29" with stereo sound and at least two comfortable chairs, couch, or futon. Anyone with a home theater would need to pay a $50 registration fee with the MPAA or face fines up to $500,000 per movie shown.

Jesse

[ November 28, 2006, 09:14 AM: Message edited by: Eisenoxyde ]

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You might want to try that link again. It points to Hatrack. [Smile]
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Here's the article that was posted on slashdot and digg. The site is down right now, but the mirror should work. That said, I'm pretty sure this is satire rather than a real article.


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Eisenoxyde
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Thanks ricree, I just fixed the link too.

Jesse

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Hmmm...satire only works when it's funny. As it is, this could almost be true.
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BBSpot? Definite satire...

Unless you believe their headlines on the left: "Microsoft Purchases Evil from Satan" and "Bush Proposes Faith-Based Firewalls for Government Computers".

[ November 28, 2006, 09:32 AM: Message edited by: Nighthawk ]

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Eisenoxyde
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I think it's sad when satire could be confused for reality. When I first read the headline on fark, I thought it was true for a moment until I saw where it came from.

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It has to be satire.

We all know that "Microsoft Purchases Evil from Satan" is backwords. Satan has a lease arrangement to download for Microsoft's help line.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dan_raven:
It has to be satire.

We all know that "Microsoft Purchases Evil from Satan" is backwords. Satan has a lease arrangement to download for Microsoft's help line.

What do you expect? Even Satan doesn't have enough lawyers to battle Microsoft.
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I fear this will just give them ideas.
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