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Members of the Senate have called Zero Dark Thirty, Academy Award-winning director Kathryn Bigalow’s Bin Laden movie, “grossly inaccurate” in its portrayal of US-sanctioned torture. In a letter to Sony Pictures Entertainment, Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) said the movie was a “deep disappointment,” labeling it “misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that led to the location” of the Al Qaeda leader.
“People who see ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ will believe that the events it portrays are facts.”
Zero Dark Thirty is labelled as a fictitious work, but opens with a note claiming it’s based on first-hand accounts of actual events, which the senators argue blurs the lines between fact and…
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As much as we’re familiar with mobile device torture tests, they’re normally inflicted by us or otherwise not-so-voluntary. Nokia, however, has stepped up to the plate and doled out the abuse to the Lumia 900 itself with a hammer and nail, all based on a wager that the Windows Phone’s use of Gorilla Glass would hold up to Sonim-level punishment. The company’s Chris Ruble and Mike Meyers (not that Mike Myers) used a Lumia 710 as a dry run before an on-camera demo that not only saw the 900 assaulted with the hammer, but used as a blunt instrument itself — all without a crack or scratch. We imagine that other toughened-glass phones would survive the hit, and there’s every possibility that smacking the polycarbonate plastic would leave more than a scuff mark. Nokia’s test still proves that its pride and joy can withstand more than just a casual roughing up, and you can see the slightly cringe-inducing test in the video below.
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In our second annual iphone Stress Tests, Senior Editor Tim Moynihan applied a serious beating to the Apple iphone 3G using keys, breakfast cereal, water, dish soap, and city sidewalks.