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Comment: Oh no money for software and content! (Score 4, Funny) 161

by ROBOKATZ (#31856890) Attached to: How To Build a Winscape
although they want $10 for the software and then $10 for many of the actual video loops.

Well, nothing is stopping you from making your own if you want to save $20, after spending several thousand on the hardware. Actually I suppose you could just engineer your own plasma screens too. Screw you patents! Stick it to the man!

Comment: Re:query "why windows sucks" (Score 1) 582

by ROBOKATZ (#28984441) Attached to: Bing Search Tainted By Pro-Microsoft Results
I really don't think it's demoting anti-MS pages.
http://www.bing.com/search?q=is+windows+expensive&go=&form=QBLH&qs=n
  • Is Windows getting more expensive? - CNET News
  • Windows 5x More Expensive than Mac OS X
  • Windows Vista: One Expensive Operating System!
  • Expensive Computer Dead Slow
  • Windows, Skylights & Doors | Sierra Club Green Home
  • Why is Windows so expensive?
  • Windows 5x More Expensive than Mac OS X
  • Windows 7 pricing thoughts - Is Windows too expensive? | TalkBack on ...
  • RoughlyDrafted: Five Windows Flaws - 5
  • Comparison of Windows and Linux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "In practice, the availability of Windows source code is generally heavily restricted or extremely expensive, if available at all. However, even where source is available ..."

Comment: Re:query "why windows sucks" (Score 3, Interesting) 582

by ROBOKATZ (#28972109) Attached to: Bing Search Tainted By Pro-Microsoft Results
And "is windows expensive" returns just plain anti-Windows results. "why is windows expensive" (eliminating the 'so') returns more neutral responses. This is just a difference in the search algorithms. I wonder how many phrases were tried before the authors obtained suitably pro-MS results for their troll.

Comment: Re:Details (Score 1) 377

by ROBOKATZ (#28851525) Attached to: Ubisoft Working On a New Anti-Piracy Tool
If I had mod points I'd mod you up. I don't know why everyone around here is under the impression that all copy protection is broken virtually before release. It took over a year to crack starforce. Besides, most publishers are just looking to buy themselves a few days so that the people desperate to get it will go ahead and buy it when they can't find a torrent.
The Internet

+ - Book: End of Dayz

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "End Of Dayz is an eclectic collection of underground text files compiled from Soljo Publishing's full 1992 to 2006 run — a snapshot of creativity and opinion from the digital jilted generation, right from the ASCII edge and onto your bookshelf. Hacking, politics, science, fiction and humour from the group that brought you The Soljo, The Discordant Opposition Journal, SPACT and the RWM Collective. A must read for any self respecting old school geek, or indeed any geek interested in the history and traditions of underground geekdom. Internet counter culture at it's best. Available from lulu.com or read Cult Of The Dead Cows review of the book here"
Biotech

+ - Vaccine for flu to be tested on humans

Submitted by Adam9
Adam9 (93947) writes "British scientists are on the verge of producing a revolutionary flu vaccine that works against all major types of the disease. Described as the 'holy grail' of flu vaccines, it would protect against all strains of influenza A — the virus behind both bird flu and the nastiest outbreaks of winter flu. Just a couple of injections could give long-lasting immunity — unlike the current vaccine which has to be given every year."
Google

Firefox Creator No Longer Trusts Google 528

Posted by CowboyNeal
from the watching-the-watchmen dept.
watashi writes "Blake Ross the man whose scratched itch became the Firefox browser explains on his blog why he has a problem with Google's policy of promoting their own products over competitors' in search results. His main gripe is that the tips (e.g. "Want to share pictures? Try Google Picasa") result in an inability for other products (perhaps even Parakey?) to compete for the top slot on Google."

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