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Comment: Re:Wow. (Score 2, Insightful) 150

by Callandor (#33759960) Attached to: Code Repository Atlassian Buys Competitor BitBucket
If I had mod points, I'd mod this up. As a Mercurial user for over a year and a Bitbucket user for just under a year, I was very disappointed to read this story in my RSS. Not only is it old news (Bitbucket made this announcement on Tuesday), but it is full of inaccuracies and obviously written by a git fanboy. I've been using Jira and Confluence for several years now and I have no love for Atlassian and their products, but I don't hate them, either. At a glance, this announcement makes Bitbucket both better than it was and more attractive than GitHub. Maybe Atlassian will make some business decisions in the future that make Bitbucket less attractive, but for now, this is good news. There's no reason to be all negative about it, especially in the lead story. Troll is right.

Comment: Re:The disc is DRM (Score 2, Informative) 213

by Callandor (#30754354) Attached to: Nintendo Wii To Get Netflix Streaming
"Your Account & Help" -> "Manage Netflix ready devices and computers" will give you a list of registered devices and provide you with a link to deactivate them. I've never deactivated a device, so I don't know how the process works, but it looks like you should be able to deactivate devices in order to free up slots to register others.

Comment: Re:The disc is DRM (Score 1) 213

by Callandor (#30753560) Attached to: Nintendo Wii To Get Netflix Streaming

Computers count as a device when it comes to a six-device limit. From Netflix's FAQ:

"Please keep in mind that your account can have up to six unique authorized devices activated (associated with the account) at any given time, including personal computers and Netflix ready devices."

Registration is automatic; odds are good that most people aren't even aware that this is (and has been) happening. Interestingly, as best as I can tell, Netflix's license agreement does not prohibit your sharing your password with friends. However, you are limited to six devices, including computers, and up to four simultaneous streams, depending upon your plan.

As for whether the disc is DRM, it seems unlikely. Who needs a physical key when you have an account and a device ID that is stored on the server?

Comment: Am I missing something? (Score 5, Interesting) 211

by Callandor (#30714650) Attached to: The FBI Wants To Know About Your IT Skills
From the information provided, which is very little, it appears that the FBI is requesting information from people who have voluntarily joined an organization of IT professionals not just sponsored by but directly affiliated with the FBI. Why is this getting everyone's hackles up? It does not say that the information will be required of all members, nor does it say that members will be required to inform on their coworkers or companies. The ACM asks you about your IT skills, too. How is this different?
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