Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:Hello, incremental search anyone? (Score 1) 173

by Pyrroc (#20349809) Attached to: WordLogic Patented the Predictive Interface

What is claimed is:
  1. A method of processing text entered into a personal computing device with a pointing device, the method comprising:
    1. receiving a partial text entry;
    2. obtaining a dynamically generated list of completion candidates based on the partial text entry;
    3. displaying the list of candidates in a search list within a graphical user interface;
    4. receiving a user input signal associated with the pointing device;
    5. if the user input signal corresponds to a first type of user selection with the pointing device, deactivating the search list; and
    6. if the user input signal corresponds to a second type of user selection with the pointing device, replacing the partial text entry with a completion candidate from the search list.

Bah, /. doesn't support the ordered list type attribute. The second ordered list should be a-f not 1-6
The Internet

Web Censorship on the Increase 132

Posted by Zonk
from the xxx-xxxx-xxx-xxxx-xxxxxx dept.
mid-devonian writes "Close on the heels of the temporary blocking of YouTube by a Turkish judge, a group of academics has published research showing that Web censorship is on the increase worldwide. As many as two dozen countries are blocking content using a variety of techniques. Distressingly, the most censor-heavy countries (which includes China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Burma and Uzbekistan) seem to be passing on their technologically sophisticated techniques to other areas of the world. 'New censorship techniques include the periodic barring of complete applications, such as China's block on Wikipedia or Pakistan's ban on Google's blogging service, and the use of more advanced technologies such as 'keyword filtering', which is used to track down material by identifying sensitive words.'"
The Internet

+ - Canadian Supreme Ct Upholds Net Publication Ban

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Michael Geist is reporting that Canada's Supreme Court has just upheld the ban [decision here] on publishing election results on the Internet before the close of polling stations. The dissent was apparently concerned with the impact on the Internet, noting that people who rely on the net for news would be denied access for hours to election results."

+ - How Strong is Viacom's $1 bn Claim Against Google?

Submitted by Kermit
Kermit (666) writes "Yesterday, Viacom sued YouTube and its owner Google for damages in excess of $1 billion for infringing Viacom's copyrights. Viacom is the media giant which owns television programming including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and movie studios including Dreamworks and Paramount. Viacom claims that YouTube has actively infringed Viacom's copyrighted works by publicly performing these movies on its website, and by permitting copies to be embedded in websites across the Net. Central to Viacom's claim is how the court will interpret provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Will Viacom win, or will Google be granted a "safe harbor"? Read this excellent analysis by David Mirchin to find out."

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.