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Comment: Re:A draw? Really? (Score 1) 247

by Ganniterix (#19233197) Attached to: Big Releases Heat Up High-Def Format War
Geeeeezzz .... Just enjoy watching movies without feeling the need to criticise each tiny weeny bit of each and every frame ... just to show the whole world that brand advertising does not work on you!! :S !!! Come on!! Go to the cinema ... or rent the dvd .. or download it if you prefer ... you don't like it ... bah .. tough luck ... you'll like the next one. Not each and every film has to be stellar! I bet the whole bunch of you would enjoy life more if you just got a little bit less overcritical!
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Software Error Likely Killed MGS Spacecraft 199

Posted by kdawson
from the off-by-one dept.
Aglassis writes "NASA investigators have determined that a software update performed in June of 2006 may have doomed the 10-year-old spacecraft. Apparently the software error caused the solar arrays to drive against a mechanical stop which then forced the spacecraft into safe mode. Unfortunately, after that the spacecraft's radiator was pointed at the sun which overheated the battery and destroyed it. Contact was lost with the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft in November 2006. NASA will form an internal review board to determine formally the cause of the loss of the spacecraft and what remedial actions are needed for future missions."

Vista Startup Sound to be Mandatory? 865

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the any-sound-you-want-as-long-as-it's-this-one dept.
Toreo asesino writes "There has been lots of debate in the past few days over Microsoft's plan to make the startup sound in Windows Vista something that can't be specifically silenced by changing the sound settings in the control panel. Users would be able to avoid hearing it by manually turning down the speaker volume, but then they would have to turn that volume back up to hear anything else."

RMS Calls to Liberate Cyberspace 578

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the waving-the-magic-wand dept.
Henri Poole writes "In an interview with Groklaw's Sean Daly at GPLv3 Conference in Barcelona, RMS talks with passion about the dangers of DRM. From the article: 'the point is, we shouldn't be passive victims! We should decide that it will not happen! And the way we decide that is by activism. We have to do everything possible to make sure that those products are rejected, that they fail, that they give bad reputations to whoever makes them.' He closed the interview with a far reaching goal for the Free Software Movement: 'the goal is to liberate everyone in cyberspace.'"

Most Web Users Unable to Spot Spyware 399

Posted by samzenpus
from the masters-of-disguise dept.
Ben writes "According to a Spyware Quiz conducted by McAfee SiteAdvisor , a staggering 97% of Internet users are just one click away from infecting their PCs with spyware. One interesting conclusion from this study showed that even users with a high "Spyware IQ" have a nearly 100% chance of visiting a dangerous site during 30 days of typical online searching and browsing activity."

Kingdom Hearts II Review 116

Posted by Zonk
from the you've-got-to-have-heart dept.
The rich IP backgrounds of Square/Enix and the Disney Corporation were thrown together for the first time in 2002. The Square-developed game, entitled Kingdom Hearts, surprised players with a story that blended two very different flavours into a compelling whole. The extent to which that game drew on the respective company's products made for a breathtakingly large world, and a storyline twisty enough to satisfy even the most jaded RPG player. Unfortunately, weak gameplay detracted from the overall experience of the unique title. The sequel, Kingdom Hearts II, picks up the pieces where the original left off and makes noticeable improvements in both story and gameplay. Read on for my impressions of a solid RPG that does fan service like no other title out there.

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