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2 December 2003
ONE ring ruled them all last night, as a magical fellowship of trolls, hobbits and film geeks united in Wellington to hail The Return of the King.
But even as 100,000 fans celebrated the world premiere of the final instalment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Kiwi director Peter Jackson was fighting with the estate of Rings author JRR Tolkien.
Tolkien’s estate is refusing to allow Jackson - tipped to win this year’s Best Director Oscar - to create a Rings museum in Wellington.
Wrangles with the late author’s family have marred the $4.7 billion-earning film trilogy, to the immense frustration of Jackson and Hollywood studio New Line Cinema. He wants to save the thousands of swords, suits of armour, costumes and sets used in the films in a museum but the estate’s custodian Christopher Tolkien, who has refused to endorse the movies, won’t give permission.
5 December 2003
- Slashdot | SCO Ordered to Produce Evidence
- Lawrence Lessig - More SCO fud, this time insulting the constitution
- Slashdot | SCOrched Earth
8 December 2003
14 December 2003
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18 December 2003
What are the cultural differences between Unix and Windows programmers? There are many details and subtleties, but for the most part it comes down to one thing: Unix culture values code which is useful to other programmers, while Windows culture values code which is useful to non-programmers.
This is, of course, a major simplification, but really, that’s the big difference: are we programming for programmers or end users? Everything else is commentary.