I remember seeing coupons like this and guides how to produce them circulating on 4chan, atleast half a decade ago. Alot of people were using them to get steep discounts on PS3s as I recall.
Given pirating audio will always be possible (just use a microphone), is it possible that their new audio format will simply involve steganography to add purcharser identification to tracks. This would allow them to better identify, and perhaps prosecute all pirates (until they find a way of stripping the audio fingerprint). It seems alot more plausible than them actually trying a funky new drm (after Apple were compelled to remove drm from itunes music).
+ the actual google page has been around for atleast 6 months, it was posted to HN that long ago.
Doesn't seem to want to let me auth, US only?
Additionally I would expect that malware authors find it easier to get around his ad filters than the major companies, perhaps he will next be arrested for distributing malware.
Techmeology writes: A while ago, I wrote a simple strategy game based on Reversi, but with a few key differences in the rules. I showed it to some of my friends, who really enjoyed it, so I wrote an open source Android version called Chain Reversi over the summer, and published it on the Android app store. I had hoped to earn some money from it, but so far I haven't managed to get anyone other than my friends interested in buying it since my skills are mainly in technology rather than marketing. I decided to make the game open source because I figured that might get a few people (who care about stuff like that) interested who might then share it with their friends and get some exposure for my game, but that hasn't happened. How have my fellow Shashdotters gotten their success in selling on the Android app store?
LyX can export directly to latex
.tex code which should compile on online compilers. It may not be as convenient than a button to do it straight away but It should be possible to create a version of LyX without the LaTeX libs.
I imagine to directly compile using an online service, LyX would need to host it themselves or come to an agreement with a company who provides the service.
I'm currently using LYX to write my dissertation report, it does a good job of hiding the latex for basic structures, and you can press ctrl+L at any time if you wish to insert raw latex. My only issue I've had using LYX actually lies with the listings package for latex which isn't LYXs fault. (The listings packages syntax highlighting functionality doesn't easily support the highlighting of the '' in XML syntax without various hacks which temperamental results at best). Although LYX could benefit from a dedicated editor for generating listings highlighting code for the latex preamble I suppose, however it would be a shame to do this without improving the listings package first.
Not even this one? http://i.imgur.com/PDKKIM8.jpg I would never actually buy train simulator 2012 but I did give me and a few friends a good laugh.
I would use longer passwords, but multiple sites like to limit passwords to arbitrary lengths like 14 and 16 (live.com and slashdot.org last time i checked). What reason is there to have any password length limit (other than arbitrary passwords of like 100kb of data) if they should be storing them as salted hashes?
According to the nzherald article there was also a $120 deterrent fine per track. Still comes to an incredibly low overall fine which is a moderate success I suppose.
Or even how long does it take for projects to reach that milestone, they might just keep reworking them.
Why can't these app sales be handled like brick and mortar stores. Microsoft sets a price which they sell licenses to apple, then apple can do what they like with said licenses as purchased.
This seems to be the official thing about it because there's some stuff going around twitter that it's a lie. http://nj.gov/state/elections/2012-results/directive-email-voting.pdf
And i'm fairly sure of the main UK broadband providers i've seen adverts for BT, Virgin Media, Talk Talk and PlusNet all advertising no limit (although its quite possible there are 'fair use' t&c's). Most providers just choose to traffic shape if you go over unreasonable daily limits (with virgin media this is during peak time).