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Emulation (Games)

A JavaScript Gameboy Emulator, Detailed In 8 Parts 62

Posted by timothy
from the behind-the-scenes dept.
Two9A writes "JavaScript has shed its image of being a limited language, tied to DOM manipulation in a browser; in recent years, new engines and frameworks have given JS a reputation as a language capable of bigger things. Mix this in with the new elements of HTML5, and you have the capacity to emulate a game console or other system, with full graphical output. This series of articles looks in detail at how an emulator is written in JavaScript, using the example of the Gameboy handheld: starting at the CPU, and (as of part 8) running a copy of Tetris."

Comment: Re:More info (Score 1) 2

by Kcowolf (#21854166) Attached to: RIAA Suing User for Copying CDs to Hard Drive
RIAA's old site: http://web.archive.org/web/20070516072606/http://www.riaa.com/issues/ask/default.asp#stand "What is your stand on MP3?" "...If you choose to take your own CDs and make copies for yourself on your computer or portable music player, that's great. It's your music and we want you to enjoy it at home, at work, in the car and on the jogging trail." RIAA's new site: http://www.riaa.com/physicalpiracy.php?content_selector=piracy_online_the_law "Copying CDs" "...burning a copy of CD onto a CD-R, or transferring a copy onto your computer hard drive or your portable music player, won't usually raise concerns so long as: * The copy is made from an authorized original CD that you legitimately own * The copy is just for your personal use. It's not a personal use - in fact, it's illegal - to give away the copy or lend it to others for copying."
Music

RIAA Now Filing Suits Against Consumers Who Rip CDs 403

Posted by Zonk
from the because-we-needed-another-reason-to-be-cranky-at-them dept.
mrneutron2003 writes "With this past week's announcement by Warner to release its entire catalog to Amazon in MP3 format with no Digital Rights Management, you would think that the organization that represents them, The RIAA, would begin changing its tune. Instead, they are pressing on in their campaign against consumers by suing individuals who merely rip CDs they've purchased legally. 'The industry's lawyer in the case, Ira Schwartz, argues in a brief filed earlier this month that the MP3 files Howell made on his computer from legally bought CDs are "unauthorized copies" of copyrighted recordings.'"
Media

+ - RIAA Suing User for Copying CDs to Hard Drive 2

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tigerhawkvok
tigerhawkvok writes "Everyone has some gripe about the the RIAA. Well, here's one that we can all partake in, more than usual: The RIAA has officially started suing people for copying CDs to their hard drive. Yes. You read that right. They want you to fill up your PMPs with just content downloaded from their label websites, Microsoft's marketplace, iTunes, or what have you. No CDs allowed.
No, this is not just the famous side-comment of "when an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song." Copying a song you bought is "a nice way of saying 'steals just one copy' " as said by the Sony/BMG chick. This is an actual lawsuit.

This disgusting trend brought to your attention courtesy Engadget."
Social Networks

+ - Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia->

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privatemusings
privatemusings writes "'Wikipedians' are up in arms at the revelations that respected administrators have been discussing blocking and banning editors on a secret mailing list. The tensions have spilled over all over the 'encyclopedia anyone can edit' and news agencies are sniffing. The Register have this fantastic write up — read it here first."
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The Register: Secret mailing list rocks Wikipedia->

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High School Musical 3

On the surface, all is well in Wikiland. Just last week, a headline from The San Francisco Chronicle told the world that "Wikipedia's Future Is Still Looking Up," as the paper happily announced that founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales plans to expand his operation with a high-profile move to the city by the bay.


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Music

+ - RIAA Jury Finds Minnesota Woman Liable for Piracy->

Submitted by jgarra23
jgarra23 (1109651) writes "Looks like the Minnesota Jury found Jammie Thomas liable for copyright infringement and awarded the RIAA approx. US$220,000 which is a far cry from the US$3.8 million they (RIAA) were requesting. This case will most likely set interesting legal precedents in the US Justice system regarding IP and copyright infringement."
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Software

Software Deletes Files to Defend Against Piracy 544

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the users-delete-software-to-defend-against-idiocy dept.
teamhasnoi writes "Back in 2004, we discussed a program that deleted your home directory on entry of a pirated serial number. Now, a new developer is using the same method to protect his software, aptly named Display Eater. In the developers's own words, 'There exist several illegal cd-keys that you can use to unlock the demo program. If Display Eater detects that you are using these, it will erase something. I don't know if this is going to become Display Eater policy. If this level of piracy continues, development will stop.'"

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