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Comment: Re:Why, are they idiots? (Score 1) 289 289

One more thing to carry around and worry about whether or not it was charged? No thanks, not gonna happen. I have a Kindle, loved it at first but quickly lost interest for reasons mentioned above.

I'll read a BOOK, thanks, and get my news on the internet using my laptop or phone, both of which I have already trained myself to keep charged/with me at all times.

I am not sure I would even want one for free.

Comment: Re:Nothing new (Score 1) 373 373

It's not as if Google ever actually intended to buy Yahoo, either.

But seriously, in this discussion no one said anything about buying until you did. So what relevance does googles intention or not to buy yahoo have to a discussion which essentially boils down to "Mommy he's touching me", "No, she touched me first","He pulled my hair.", "But only because she stole my toy." all the way back to 1995.

The Internet

Researchers Warn of Possible BitTorrent Meltdown 294 294

secmartin writes "Researchers at Delft University warn that large parts of the BitTorrent network might collapse if The Pirate Bay is forced to shut down. A large part of the available torrents use The Pirate Bay as tracker, and other available trackers will probably be overloaded if all traffic is shifted there. TPB is currently using eight servers for their trackers. According to the researchers, even trackerless torrents using the DHT protocol will face problems: 'One bug in a DHT sorting routine ensures that it can only "stumble upon success", meaning torrent downloads will not start in seconds or minutes if Pirate Bay goes down in flames.'"
Businesses

Inside Factory China 135 135

blackbearnh writes "While China is attempting to pull its industry up out of mere manufacturing mode, for now the country is the production workhorse of the consumer electronics industry. Almost anything you pick up at a Best Buy first breathed life across the Pacific Ocean. But what is it like to shepherd a product through the design and production process? Andrew 'bunnie' Huang has done just that with the Chumby, a new Internet appliance. In an interview with O'Reilly Radar, he talks about the logistical and moral issues involved with manufacturing in China, as well as his take on the consumer's right to hack the hardware they purchase."
Games

G.I. Joe Game On the Way 37 37

Electronic Arts has revealed that they are developing a G.I. Joe video game that will be launched alongside the G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra movie later this year. According to the announcement, the game "picks up where the live-action movie leaves off, allowing players to re-create and re-live the greatest moments from the film, cartoon series and action figure toy line." The game is planned for the PS2, PS3, PSP, mobile devices, Xbox 360, Wii, and DS. EA confirmed that there would be a co-op mode, but it's unknown whether there will be an online component.

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