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Comment: Re:BSD loses support from Open Source (Score 1) 149

by Ankle (#42429995) Attached to: New Releases From FreeBSD and NetBSD

There is always the new package manager if you don't need any special options and are fine with binaries:
http://wiki.freebsd.org/pkgng
https://mebsd.com/make-build-your-freebsd-word/pkgng-first-look-at-freebsds-new-package-manager.html

It easily rivals apt-get but I still stick with the regular ports system because I need to compile several packages (other than the dependancies) myself for the different options not available with binaries and I've never found compiling from source anywhere near as simple on linux distributions as it is on FreeBSD.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 376

by Ankle (#27942039) Attached to: Why Bother With DRM?

What happens when they go out of business and the authorization servers for the game go offline and they never released a patch to remove the DRM? I don't know about you but I still play some of my games from 10-12+ years ago were both the publisher and developer are long gone.

The Internet

+ - Teacher convicted for porn pop-ups

Submitted by
jlorenzatti
jlorenzatti writes "A substitute teacher in Winham Connecticut was convicted of exposing her students to pornography through pop-ups occurring on her classroom computer .

This story raises an interesting discussion:

Where does the responsibility lay for spyware/adware/viruses/porn pop-ups not occuring on a network? Is it the user, the IT Department, or both?"
Announcements

+ - Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Unveiled

Submitted by
njkid1
njkid1 writes "Today LucasArts unleashed a raft of new information on what's been known until now as "Star Wars Next Gen." The new game's official title will be Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and will center on a young "secret" apprentice to the ultimate sci-fi bad guy, Darth Vader. Yes, we finally get a Star Wars game where it's good to be bad. http://www.gamedaily.com/canvases/gd/_a/star-wars- the-force-unleashed-unveiled/20070214131409990001? &ncid=AOLGAM000500000000014"
Republicans

+ - Law requires ISPs to record all surfing activity

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A bill introduced last week by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) is beginning to raise eyebrows. (...) Under the guise of reducing child pornography, the SAFETY (Stopping Adults Facilitating the Exploitation of Today's Youth) Act is currently the gravest threat to digital privacy rights on the Internet. Given the increasing tendency of people, especially young people, to use the Internet as a primary means of communication, this measure would affect nearly all Americans in ways we are only beginning to understand. Also, given the fact that the Act requires all Internet Service Providers to record the web surfing activity of all Internet users, this amounts to the warrantless wiretapping of the entire Internet."
Movies

+ - The Top 12 Movies that Were Ahead of Their Time

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Alex Billington
Alex Billington writes "What makes a movie years down the road be referred to as ahead of its time? It's the visual effects and technical achievements that the filmmakers implemented, from the miniatures in Star Wars to the time-freezing camera system in The Matrix, these movies were vastly ahead of their time. FirstShowing.net has comprised a comprehensive list of the top 12 movies in history that were ahead of their time, ranging from Psycho and 2001 to The Matrix."

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