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Comment: Nit-picking review (Score 2, Insightful) 40

by Ratface (#30516750) Attached to: Website Owner's Manual

When I read a book review, I am usually less interested in a grammatical analysis of the book and more interested in the book's content and usefulness. I found it difficult to get much out of this review because of all the nit-picking. It would have sufficed to point out that the book contains grammatical and spelling errors rather than detailing them all. That information would perhaps be more interesting to the book's editor.

Comment: Re:I'm sold ... (Score 1) 115

by Ratface (#26683931) Attached to: Learning To Read With Click and Jane

I can relate to this. My boy is around the same age and is just starting to learn to use the computer and interact with learning games. Using the computer with him on good quality educational sites is great fun but it is only a part of the bonding and learning we do. He already has around a hundred books and bedtime wouldn't be complete without reading a selection. He also loves playing with the games on my phone and even with simple things like Arkanoid on the DS - again he can't actually play them which can be frustrating for him at times, but he loves the whole experience of joining in.

Fortunately his curiosity and love of learning aren't confined to sedentary activities, he is just as happy being outside in the woods or playing in the garden and he is extremely social. But he is definitely picking things up from the media around him as well as from us and his nursery school (we live in Sweden and he is at an international English speaking school). Watching the learning process is fascinating!

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BitTorrent Closes Source Code 390

Posted by samzenpus
from the taking-my-toys-and-going-home dept.
An anonymous reader writes ""There are two issues people need to come to grips with," BitTorrent CEO Ashwin Narvin told Slyck.com. "Developers who produce open source products will often have their product repackaged and redistributed by businesses with malicious intent. They repackage the software with spyware or charge for the product. We often receive phone calls from people who complain they have paid for the BitTorrent client." As for the protocol itself, that too is closed, but is available by obtaining an SDK license."

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