Columnist out of a job after review of pirated ‘Wolverine’

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by Steven Musil Rupert Murdoch apparently wants his employees to know that he does not take piracy lightly--especially when it's one of his movies that is being illegally downloaded. So when Roger Friedman, an entertainment columnist with FoxNews.com, a division of Murdoch's News Corp. media giant, posted a short review of the forthcoming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," he soon found himself out of work. Friedman, who had had contributed to FoxNews.com for 10 years, wrote Thursday in his Fox 411 column that downloading the unreleased superhero movie from the Internet was "so much easier than going out in the rain" and that it "exceeds expectations at every turn," according to a report in Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily. 20th Century Fox described the Friedman copy of the movie as a "stolen,…
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ISPs and Net firms start storing user data

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Details of user e-mails, website visits and net phone calls will be stored by internet service providers (ISPs) from Monday under an EU directive. The plans were drawn up in the wake of the London bombings in 2005. ISPs and telecoms firms have resisted the proposals while some countries in the EU are contesting the directive. Jim Killock, executive director of the Open Rights Group, said it was a "crazy directive" with potentially dangerous repercussions for citizens. All ISPs in the European Union will have to store the records for a year. An EU directive which requires telecoms firms to hold on to telephone records for 12 months is already in force. The data stored does not include the content of e-mails and websites, nor a recording of a net…
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Facebook and Twitter Users Really More Productive

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This story appeared everywhere last week (and it was not an April Fool!) A study carried out at the University of Melbourne discovered that people using the web for personal surfing get more work done than those who do not. The study was carried out by Dr Brent Coker: People who do surf the internet for fun at work - within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time in the office - are more productive by about 9% than those who don’t. Dr Coker states that most projects, such as writing a report, consist of mini-tasks e.g. gathering information, entering data, creating a graph, etc. Workers were shown to take small web-surfing “treats” between these mini-tasks. That enabled the mind to rest itself, leading to a…
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Waqar Zaka from ‘Living on the EDGE’ is SICK

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I never knew about Waqar Zaka until I saw a few videos from a friend's wall on Facebook. I didn't knew he was the singer in the song "Nahi parha main ne poora saal". The thing is, he SUCK very bad, he has attitude problem and I personally think he is retarded. Must be some bad accident in the past when he fell off his bike or when he was visiting Afghanistan after the video in 1995. It is very shameful to see these kind of persons as VJs on a Pakistani based TV channel (THE MUSIK) and the people who are FANS of him? and the people who want to go to his show and get Humiliated and FUC*ED on-air with his sick attitude? I will classify these people/fans…
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German woman divorces husband for cleaning too much

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BERLIN (Reuters) – A German woman has divorced her husband because she was fed up with him cleaning all the time. German media reported the wife got through 15 years of marriage putting up with the man's penchant for doing household chores, tidying up and rearranging the furniture. But she ran out of patience when he knocked down and rebuilt a wall at their home when it got dirty, Christian Kropp, court judge in the central town of Sondershausen, said Thursday. "I'd never had anyone seek a divorce for this," he said. (Reporting by Franziska Scheven; editing by Myra MacDonald) Courtesy: Yahoo News Read the Original Story.
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Domino’s sent 11,000 free pizzas

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CINCINNATI – The Domino's pizza chain has given away nearly 11,000 free pizzas because of a never-used promotion that a Web customer stumbled upon. Tim McIntyre, spokesman for Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Domino's, said Wednesday that the company had prepared an Internet coupon for an ad campaign that was considered in December but never activated. McIntyre said somebody discovered that the code word "bailout" was good for a free medium pizza ordered online. The information quickly spread Monday night on the Web, until the code was deactivated Tuesday morning. The owner of 14 Domino's locations in the Cincinnati area says his stores gave away more than 600 pies. Owner John Glass told The Cincinnati Enquirer that Domino's promised to reimburse him for the pizzas. Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com Courtesy:…
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