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Comment: And in other news... (Score 2, Insightful) 328

by ColdFury (#39185197) Attached to: US Prosecutors Have a Sealed Indictment On Assange, Say Leaked Files
And in other news that everyone already figured out... OJ Simpson *did* actually kill his ex wife. President Bush lied about WMD in Iraq to make his case for his invasion. Republicans are trying to sabotage the economy to make sure Obama doesn't get re-elected. And Waldo wasn't in the picture at all.

+ - Gaming PR firm nabs Worst of 2011->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Ocean Marketing, in what may go down in history as the worst PR move ever, has botched a situation following the posting of an email thread between Paul Christoforo, head of the PR firm and a customer known only as Dave on Penny Arcade early this morning. The debacle, which has incensed a majority of internet outlets, has only been exacerbated by the increasing lack of support Christoforo claimed to have in the condescending emails exchanged between initially Dave, and later on Penny Arcade and PAX cofounder Mike Kraulik."
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Hardware

+ - The relics found in the computer mag labs->

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Barence
Barence writes "PC Pro magazine has been clearing out its testing Labs — and unearthed a number of relics from computing's past. Among the treasures include a 1981 IBM Personal Computer, powered by a 4.77MHz Intel 8088 processor and a mighty 256KB of RAM, with 64KB of that soldered onto the motherboard. Elsewhere, there's an Apple Macintosh Color Classic, a Casio Cassiopeia PDA running Windows CE 3.0 PocketPC Edition on a 131MHz StrongARM processor, and an iMac G4 that's oddly had its bezel removed to give a rather un-Apple like effect."
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Games

+ - Get Up and Stretch->

Submitted by ColdFury
ColdFury (2040946) writes "The Sun reports on a man who passed away from a Deep Vein Thrombosis while standing in line for a job. The cause? Marathon 12 hour Xbox sessions.

Those warnings to get up and stretch aren't just for good public relations, ya know."

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Security

+ - Office Workers Clueless About IT in General->

Submitted by Orome1
Orome1 (1901578) writes "Many office workers are not as tech or security aware as they could be, according to a new survey. When asked what cloud computing meant, a quarter thought it was a data centre in the sky. A fifth thought it was something that Microsoft advertises, 10% global warming caused by overheating computers and 10% guessed it was a trendy club. When asked what Android is, a third said a new science fiction movie, 10% a new robot invention and 17% said it was Darth Vader’s father! Only 4 out of 10 people correctly said it was an operating system for mobile phones."
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Comment: Re:Governet (Score 1) 84

by ColdFury (#35815540) Attached to: DOJ Gets Court Permission To Attack Botnet
There's been a lot of metaphors drawn between the web and the Wild West.... As the West became more settled, by necessity it became more regulated, less 'Wild'. So has the Internet, as more people 'plug in' and start to embrace it, the more the law enforcement efforts we see aimed at the criminals running rampant on it.

"There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress." -- Mark Twain

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