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3-hour cut of Dune

Photo: Dune

Contrary to legend, it’s apparently not the case that a legendary 4 hour “working” cut of David Lynch‘s original is out there waiting to be found. So this—which includes the expository picturebook used to help TV viewers figure out what the hell is going on—is likely the longest we’ll ever see. – Rob Beschizza, Boing Boing
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Comcast changes customer’s name on bill to “Asshole Brown”

The name on Ms. Brown’s bill had been changed from the reader’s husband’s name, Ricardo, to “Asshole” Brown. Ms. Brown tried to get Comcast to correct the name, going so far as to visit her local Comcast office and phone more senior Comcast execs in the Washington state region. She got nowhere. – Xeni Jardin, Boing Boing 
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Google strong-arms indie musicians into accepting brutal, crowdfunding-killing deal for…

Zoe Keating, who runs her own micro-label, has summarized the conversation she had with her Google rep. As JWZ says, it’s “the same strategy they used with Google Plus: instead of creating a new service and letting it compete on its own merits, they’re going to artificially prop it up by giving people no choice but to sign up for it.” – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing  
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