Thursday, March 19, 2009

'Battlestar Galactica' at the UN: A night of geekery, human rights, and fantastic curtains | PopWatch Blog |

Apparently someone decided that the guys over grom Galactica should address the UN. It sounds fairly loopy, but Robert Orr, the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning said, "You've got people thinking about issues that we try and get people thinking about every day." and that does make sense.

For years Science Fiction (and Fantasy as a whole) has had stories that tackled various social issues in a way that made them approachable. The current version of Battlestar Galactica has put many issues in front of its viewers - from torture, to martial law, morality when people are pushed to their limits, government styles, and even what does it mean to be human - when you can't tell the difference between man and machine, what is the difference?

An article is at 'Battlestar Galactica' at the UN: A night of geekery, human rights, and fantastic curtains | PopWatch Blog |, though the linked video is currently down.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

NameCheap refusing to refund $7.45

Update: I finally got ahold of someone who had common sense. My money was refunded within 24 hours.

The domain registration company is refusing to refund $7.45 that is due to me. I had purchased a 1 year email hosting subscription, but they cancelled the service (and replaced it with a similar service, but didn't move previous customers over!) when I had 5 months remaining. It takes very little rocket science to figure out that if a customer buy a 12 month subscription and it only functions for 7 months that the company should refund 5 months worth of subscription fee.

Oh, did I mention that they didn't bother to notify me that they were about to shut down my email service, and that I only noticed because my dad sent me email (from his work account) saying his home computer was not working anymore?

After the jump, one of the messages I sent them after they twice refused to refund my money. Updates will occur when something happens.