Video: Citizen Four Documentary Playing in Bozeman

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I stole this from a press release.

Over the past ten years, documentary film has undergone a renaissance, and the art form is more vital than ever. Hosted and curated by local award-winning documentary filmmaker Jason Burlage, The Bozeman Doc Series aims to bring the year's best films from around the world to the Emerson Center, from environmental dramas to political profiles to intimate personal films.

On Thursday, January 22nd, the Bozeman Doc Series will present the most highly acclaimed documentary of the past year, Citizen Four. A real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, Citizen Four gives audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Citizen Four places you in the room with Poitras, Greenwald, and Snowden as they attempt to manage the media storm raging outside, forced to make quick decisions that will impact their lives and all of those around them.

The film not only shows you the dangers of governmental surveillance - it makes you feel them. After seeing Citizen Four, you will never think the same way about your phone, email, credit card, web browser, or profile, ever again.

The New York Times calls the film "Tense & frightening... a primal political fable for the digital age."

One of Time magazine's ten best movies of 2014, Citizen Four is a rare snapshot of history in the making.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the films begins at 7:00. Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at, where you can buy season passes and 7 film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue on Thursdays through April with one screening every two weeks. The Bozeman Doc Series. Real people. Real life. Come see the world.

I just wanted to mention that a lot of the information gathering done by the NSA is also done by commercial entities like Google and other advertising and tracking networks. I'd like to see a documentary film about that too. And now the trailer.

Weather in Montana?

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I'm not sure exactly when the big storm was today... but when I got home from work around 7PM it was fairly clear. Driving by a few places in Belgrade on my way home from the bus stop... the lower level parking lots were a bit flooded.

When I got home I saw something weird in my front yard. I mean, this is June 26th... just a few days before the 4th of July holiday, right?

Poorly shot video but you get the point. For some reason Google Chrome doesn't like the webm files I create with ffmpeg anymore... but it will play fine in Firefox.

hail-front-yard-20140626.webm Enjoy.

Linux Sys admin position in Bozeman

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We need another Linux Sys Admin in our Hosting group at RightNow Technologies in Bozeman. Some scripting / coding experience would be helpful but all that is really needed is a solid Unix/Linux background and a willingness to learn.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Pippin Wallace
RightNow Technologies

Public Ubuntu Mirror at Montana State University

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Just thought I would let everyone know that we have a public Ubuntu mirror on the Montana State University campus Bozeman. Feel free to use it as much as you would like. The mirror server is connected directly to our backbone network with gigabit speeds. Anyone on campus and at our regional campuses (Billings, Great Falls, etc) should benefit from very fast updates as well. Anyways here is the information:



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