Lunatrik writes "Title pretty much tells it — Myst Online creator Cyan Worlds has opted to take an open-sourcing End of Life approach to the online game, rather than simply cutting its lifeline. Both client and server-side code will be made available.
Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10122588-62.html"Link to Original Source
Lunatrik writes "Taking yet another step towards true invisibility, Berkeley scientists have discovered an extremely precise material which enables visible light to be passed around an object, rendering it invisible. Both Science and Nature are expected to report on the results later this week."Link to Original Source
Lunatrik writes "Following from this forum post, it appears that Ubisoft has released a no-CD crack for Rainbox Six Vegas 2. The catch? It was stolen from a pirate group, Reloaded. So begins the pirating of the pirates?"Link to Original Source
Lunatrik writes "In a not entirely unexpected turn of events, Flagship Studios, the producers of the bug-ridden (at release!) game Hellgate: London is going under, multiple sources are reporting. In addition, many current subscribers to the game are finding themselves unable to cancel their subscriptions due to "technical errors"."Link to Original Source
Lunatrik writes "The New York Times in reporting that 1 out of every 100 American Adults are in prison, setting the stage for state budget woes and some hard decisions on how to handle both violent and nonviolent inmates. Taking this into account, is our legal system due for an overhaul? Alternatively, does our society simply need to get better at "rehabilitation"?"Link to Original Source
Lunatrik writes "Invoking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, Federal Custom's Agents have raided over 30 homes and businesses looking to confiscate so-called 'mod chips', or other devices that allow the playback of pirated video games. This raises an important question: Are legitimate backup copies of a piece of software you own illegal under the DMCA?"Link to Original Source