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Comment: Re:Plex is closed source - watch that EULA! (Score 1) 516

by AgentUSA (#33461216) Attached to: Video Appliance For a Large Library On a Network?

The Plex client that was forked from XBMC is still open source. But the Plex Media Server back end is closed. And the devs seem to be concentrating most of their efforts right now on the media server.

They also seem to be doing everything they can to give as little as possible back to XBMC. I don't know if that's due to bad blood from their split two years ago. Or because they want to turn Plex into a business.

Comment: It had to be said (Score 5, Funny) 366

by AgentUSA (#26207215) Attached to: As Christmas Bonus, Google Hands Out "Dogfood"

Hey. If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me, I have one. I'd like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight. I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a cheap, lying, no-good, rotten, fore-fleshing, low-life, snake-licking, dirt-eating, inbred, overstuffed, ignorant, blood-sucking, dog-kissing, brainless, dickless, hopeless, heartless, fat-ass, bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped, worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is. Hallelujah. Holy shit. Where's the Tylenol?

KDE

+ - KDE 4.0 Beta 1 Released->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "August 2, 2007 (The INTERNET). The KDE Community is happy to announce the immediate availability of the first Beta release for KDE 4.0. This release marks the beginning of the integration process which will bring the powerful new technologies included in the now frozen KDE 4 libraries to the applications. Almost two months after the foundations of KDE 4 have been laid with the first alpha, KDE enters the stage of a full freeze of the library interface. From now on, the applications will focus on integrating the new technology refined during the last months, and the library developers will try to fix all bugs found during this process. No new applications will enter the official KDE modules and usability and accessibility work is of course an ongoing process. In the following weeks KDE developers will be able to add features to their applications until the next beta is released and the application features will be frozen as well."
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Censorship

+ - NFL Caught Abusing the DMCA

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Implied Oral Consent
Implied Oral Consent writes "You know how the NFL puts up those notices before every game saying "This telecast is copyrighted by the NFL for the private use of our audience, and any other use of this telecast or of any pictures, descriptions or accounts of the game without the NFL's consent is prohibited"? Well, Ars Technica is reporting that Wendy Seltzer thought that that was over-reaching and posted a video of the notice on YouTube. Predictably, the NFL filed a DMCA Take Down notice on the clip. But Ms. Seltzer knows her rights, so she filed a DMCA Counter Notice. This is when the NFL violated the DMCA, by filing another Take Down notice instead of taking the issue to court — their only legitimate option, according to the DMCA. Unfortunately for the NFL, Ms. Seltzer is a law professor, an EFF lawyer, and the founder of Chilling Effects. Oops!"
Hardware Hacking

Build an Environmentally-Friendly PC 249

Posted by Zonk
from the being-green-is-so-pc dept.
ThinSkin writes "While gas-guzzling cars are greatly to blame for releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, computers play their role in warming up the Earth too. ExtremeTech has an informative how-to article on building a green PC that will not only help save the planet, but will also slim down that energy bill. An important component, or culprit, to consider is the power supply, so investing in an 80 PLUS PSU is a step in the right direction. The article also discusses how to configure Windows Vista to utilize its power-saving options."
IBM

+ - IBM sued for firing Internet addict

Submitted by globring
globring (192519) writes "A man who was fired by IBM for visiting an adult chat room at work is suing the company for $5 million, claiming he is an Internet addict who deserves treatment and sympathy rather than dismissal. If it goes to trial, the case could affect how employers regulate Internet use that is not work-related, or how Internet overuse is categorized medically."

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