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Comment: Use BlueputDroid instead (Score 1) 93

I've been using using BluputDroid for a while. It acts as a bluetooth HID device. It's only requirements are that the phone be rooted, and the desktop have a bluetooth adapter and the correct stack installed. It doesn't require a questionable third-party server to be installed and running on your desktop. I've used it on my two HTPCs without issue. Considering you can get a small bluetooth dongle off of eBay for $5, it's well worth the price of admission.

Google May Limit Free News Access 236

Posted by kdawson
from the bend-like-a-willow dept.
You know how, if you want to read a paywalled newspaper article, you can just paste its title into Google News and get a free pass? Those days may be coming to an end. Reader Captian Spazzz writes: "It looks like Google may be bowing to pressure from folks like News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch. What I don't understand is what prevents the websites themselves from enforcing some limit. Why make Google do it?" (Danny Sullivan explains how they could do that.) "Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced. The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages. Publishers will join a First Click Free programme that will prevent web surfers from having unrestricted access. Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages."

+ - Star Trek premier gets standing ovation

Submitted by MrKaos
MrKaos writes: Proving that Science Fiction can be great entertainment, J.J. Abrams appears to impressed Star Trek fans at the World premier of "Star Trek", who gave the film a five minute standing ovation at the Opera House in Sydney today. Meanwhile flummoxed fans at the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Austin, Texas, deceived into thinking they were seeing a special extended version of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, were pleasantly surprised when a disguised Leonard Nimoy greeted them and announced they would be seeing the new film in it's entirety.

ILM's influence on the film is reported as visually stunning and lucky Australian fans are scheduled to see the movie first as it opens a day before the American release.

Comment: Great, any benefits to adding my copy to Steam? (Score 1) 354

by Praetor.Zero (#26180931) Attached to: EA Is Now Officially On Steam, <em>Spore</em> Loses SecuROM
I didn't want to buy Steam because I didn't want to support EA in their DRM habits. However, I had no problem installing it when it was given to me for my birthday. Is it possible to associate my serial with the digital copy that EA will provide with Steam? Right now, I just have a shortcut in the My Games tab. Would there be any benefit or downfall in doing so?

Comment: Re:I use it (Score 1) 61

by Praetor.Zero (#24410837) Attached to: OpenDNS As Quick-Fix To DNS Patch Dilemma

for my home and to address the privacy concerns have written a script which deletes my history automatically, I don't have to personally log in to do it. In any event, I don't care if OpenDNS knows I made a lookup request for any of the sites I visit. If I really want to cover my tracks, I would not use it. However that said, I would never, ever, recommend this service for an enterprise.

Care to share this script?


+ - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Announced

Submitted by Headcase88
Headcase88 writes: Sega and Nintendo are collaborating to make a Wii and DS game for the upcoming 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. The main characters from both franchises will be featured, including Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, and Tails. Sega of America president Simon Jeffery claims that the game is being built predominately by Sega's sports team (but not AM2 studio), and contends that "Miyamoto-san himself is actually very closely involved". Could this reverse the trend of mediocore Olympics games?
GNU is Not Unix

Torvalds "Pretty Pleased" With Latest GPLv3 295

Posted by kdawson
from the with-sugar-on-top dept.
Novus Ordo Seclorum writes "According to CNet, Linus Torvalds is 'pretty pleased' with the current GPL v3 draft. He said, 'Unlike the earlier drafts, it at least seems to not sully the good name of the GPL any more.' After his earlier criticism, some had questioned whether such controversies would lead to rifts in the community, especially if the kernel ended up under a different license than the GNU tools. But with the latest revisions, Linus will entertain moving the kernel over to the GPL v3."

The world is not octal despite DEC.