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Comment: Start with 1 episode of current Doctor. (Score 2) 655

by SicariusMan (#35606388) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How/Where To Start Watching Dr. Who?

I would tell you to start with the season that started with the current Doctor. Then go back and start on a season when a new Doctor starts. Every doctor has his own arc and don't really cross over each other much. In some of the newer ones, you won't make the connection to some of the "older" characters that make guest spots, but then when you work your way back to the season where they show up originally, you'll be like, "Oh, OK I get it now". Someone else put it in another of the comments that the great thing about a time traveling show is that you don't have to watch them sequentially. That's kinda true, but I'd say its nicer to watch the episodes of a season that way, and to watch a Doctor develop from the start of his first season as the Doctor. Good luck with catching up.

+ - Obama FCC caves on net neutrality-> 2

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "...the rule, which will be voted on during tomorrow's FCC meeting, falls drastically short of earlier pledges by President Obama and the FCC Chairman to protect the free and open Internet.

The rule is so riddled with loopholes that it's become clear that this FCC chairman crafted it with the sole purpose of winning the endorsement of AT&T and cable lobbyists, and not defending the interests of the tens of millions of Internet users."

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Single-Player Game Model 'Finished,' Says EA Exec 439

Posted by Soulskill
from the sorry-about-your-luck dept.
Frank Gibeau, label president for EA Games, recently spoke with Develop about the publisher's long term development strategy. Gibeau thinks developing major games without multiplayer modes is a passing fad: "’s not only about multiplayer, it’s about being connected. I firmly believe that the way the products we have are going, they need to be connected online. ... I volunteer you to speak to EA’s studio heads; they’ll tell you the same thing. They’re very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it co-operative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged goods only, single-player, 25-hours-and you’re out. I think that model is finished. Online is where the innovation and the action [are] at."
XBox (Games)

Microsoft Unveils New Xbox 360 Wireless Controller 150

Posted by Soulskill
from the more-aerodynamic dept.
adeelarshad82 writes "Microsoft unveiled a new wireless Xbox 360 controller, which features a revamped D-pad that transforms from a plus to a disc. The new D-pad was developed to address complaints from users. Other new features include: A, B, X, and Y buttons that are gray instead of the standard red, green, yellow, and blue; and a matte silver color. The controller includes 2.4-GHz wireless technology with a 30-foot range."

Location Services Raise Privacy Concerns 152

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the this-all-sounds-familiar dept.
megahurt writes "Location-based services are becoming more common, and the features they add to mobile devices can be useful and even fun. But the downside is that everyone who reads the posting will know the user isn't home. On top of that, some services, such as Foursquare, can be linked to Twitter feeds. Peter Eckersley, senior staff technologist, says there are many situations in which the location data that is kept could be misused. Many of the providers of services say in their privacy policies they will give up the data in cases where it is subpoenaed. That isn't always from law enforcement; sometimes the data can be used in civil lawsuits such as divorce cases."
Classic Games (Games)

Sega To Bring Dreamcast Titles to PSN, Xbox Live 158

Posted by Soulskill
from the anyone-call-a-taxi dept.
Sega announced yesterday that it plans to bring back a number of popular Dreamcast games, updating them and releasing them for download on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Sonic Adventure and Crazy Taxi will come first, with further announcements expected after E3. "Both of the games will be based on the Dreamcast originals, but will be updated with high-definition graphics, surround sound, online leaderboards, and Achievement and Trophy support." Kotaku has a list of other titles they hope to see — what game(s) would you like Sega to bring back?

+ - Rogue Certificate Authorities Now Possible

Submitted by SicariusMan
SicariusMan (412699) writes "It seems that according to this article some security researchers have been able to create a rogue certificate authority. The fake certificates are accepted by all popular browsers across many operating systems. Seems like we'll soon be turning the corner to some type of new system soon."

Comment: SCO has to be crazy. (Score 1) 1065

by SicariusMan (#6217182) Attached to: SCO Terminates IBM's Unix License
I am sorry, but I just can't imagine how SCO thinks it can win a pissing contest againist IBM. I mean come on, they couldn't outdue RedHat, Mandrake, or the other Linux distro's, but they think they can win againist Big Blue? Anymore US courts comes down to money, PR, and how famous you are/were. Ask any American what SCO is and does, and unless they are a techie, they will stare at you blankly. Ask them who/what IBM is and does, and they will answer anything from they make PCs, to they make cash registers. In the end IBM will win if for nothing more than they are a big, old, well respected company, and an icon of big business in the US.

"Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain." -- The Wizard Of Oz