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Comment: Obey, Citizens! (Score 1) 1255

by ShedPlant (#44736091) Attached to: Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil
Remember Soviet citizens, you must stand in line for this scrap of mouldy bread which our Gracious Leader has got for you! Anyone who is caught using the "black market" in food is an Enemy of the People, and will undergo "correction". Buying food through private channels undermines our wonderful Soviet institution of agriculture. All faults (not that there are faults) are due to insufficient resources in the Department of Bounty.
Windows

Draconian DRM Revealed In Windows 7 1127

Posted by kdawson
from the just-who-did-you-think-owns-your-machine dept.
TechForensics writes "A few days' testing of Windows 7 has already disclosed some draconian DRM, some of it unrelated to media files. A legitimate copy of Photoshop CS4 stopped functioning after we clobbered a nagging registration screen by replacing a DLL with a hacked version. With regard to media files, the days of capturing an audio program on your PC seem to be over (if the program originated on that PC). The inputs of your sound card are severely degraded in software if the card is also playing an audio program (tested here with Grooveshark). This may be the tip of the iceberg. Being in bed with the RIAA is bad enough, but locking your own files away from you is a tactic so outrageous it may kill the OS for many persons. Many users will not want to experiment with a second sound card or computer just to record from online sources, or boot up under a Linux that supports ntfs-3g just to control their files." Read on for more details of this user's findings.
Role Playing (Games)

+ - Fox's Mass Effect 'Expert' Apologises-> 1

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ShedPlant
ShedPlant writes "On Thursday we discussed a Fox News feature that propagated lies about the role playing game Mass Effect. According to the New York Times, Fox's 'expert psychologist', who admitted to never playing the game, has apologised for her comments on the show.

In an interview on Friday, Ms. Lawrence said that since the controversy over her remarks erupted she had watched someone play the game for about two and a half hours. "I recognize that I misspoke," she said. "I really regret saying that, and now that I've seen the game and seen the sex scenes it's kind of a joke.

"Before the show I had asked somebody about what they had heard, and they had said it's like pornography," she added. "But it's not like pornography. I've seen episodes of 'Lost' that are more sexually explicit."
One Amazon reviewer says of her most recent book:

I know all about this book but have never fully read it. Why? Due to the overwhelming backlash, I have no choice but to agree with the 1 star ratings. The rumors are rampant that this book was poorly written and poorly researched. So without verifying the contents myself — I give it a 1 star. Good thing video games aren't judged in this manner — whew!!!
The real question is, why would Fox want the opinion of an 'expert' who was clearly clueless on the topic?"

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