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Comment: Great PR (Score 4, Insightful) 121

by Psychor (#33730742) Attached to: British ISP Sky Broadband Cuts Off ACS:Law

It seems Sky are very quick to trumpet in a press release how wonderful they are now that they've decided not to continue handing over thousands of customer details to a company with woefully inadequate security procedures (for now). However personally I'd be more impressed if they'd verified that the details would be handled securely before handing them over and getting them leaked in the first place.

I guess the main lesson for us Brits here is to make sure all your pornography is hardcore enough that it's illegal in the UK, then you can't be held in breach of copyright for sharing it. You will of course break some other laws, but there isn't much that's legal here these days anyway!

PC Games (Games)

+ - Dell releases World of Warcraft laptop

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Psychor
Psychor writes "Dell has released a high specification new laptop complete with World of Warcraft branding (Horde and Alliance versions available). With a starting price of $4,499 it's not cheap, but does feature SLI graphics and AGEIA PhysX technology (a laptop first). RAID and solid state storage are also options.

Interestingly it also comes with a voucher for a FigurePrint, a unique statue of your in-game character complete with their current gear using 3D prototyping technology. How do Slashdotters feel about these new products? Do they represent a marketing department gone mad, or would you like to see this kind of merchandise available based on other games/media."
Google

+ - GMail Adds AIM Support->

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Tech.Luver
Tech.Luver writes "Gmail rolled out a new feature to make it even more convenient and useful to chat from Gmail: AIM support. Now you can now chat with all your AIM buddies right inside Gmail. Just click on the upside-down triangle next to "set status here" in your Gmail chat and select "Sign into AIM" from the drop down menu. Once you've entered your AIM log-in information, your AIM contacts will appear intermingled among your Gmail contacts, and you can select an AIM contact and chat with them directly. ( http://techluver.com/2007/12/04/gmail-adds-aim-support/ )"
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