[clug] The rights of Geeks

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Mon May 19 10:51:16 EST 2003

Are you sure it was discrimination? Patrons at the premiere (Aka media,
stars and celebrities) were frisked with a metal detector to make sure no-one
tried to sneak in recording devices. On that sort of precedent, staff would be
inclined to view a laptop as a potential recording device.

You may have experienced the unreasonable paranoia that is today's movie industry.


P.S. Someone pointed out to me that the hacking was actually nmap. :o)

-----Original Message-----
From: Alastair D'Silva [mailto:deece at newmillennium.net.au]

Have you (as an adult) ever been disciminated against because of your
tendancy towards geekdom? Well, I have, and am not happy about it. What
can we do? We'll have to let these businesses know that this behaviour
will not be tolerated! We are geeks, hear us roar!

I just got home from the local cinema (Hoyts Woden in Canberra,
Australia) after watching Matrix Reloaded, at least, that was the plan.
After waiting in line for 2 hours, the manager approached me and said
that my laptop was not permitted in the cinema, and that I would have to

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