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Comment: One problem is that Iranian leaders are trying to. (Score 0) 333

by Slaytanic213 (#28431837) Attached to: Mass Arrests of Journalists Follow Iran Elections
"One problem is that Iranian leaders are trying to delegitimize the reform movement by pretending that the reformers are puppets of foreign powers, so special discretion is required for anyone wanting to help the Iranian people."

Umm, but they are. Don't we all know this already?

Brian Ross Report on Covert Operation to Destabilize Iran - Aired 5/24/07
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wg3r2YSM9g

Also, Iran was on it's way before some oil interests of the US and Britain got in the way.

Iran Had a Democracy Before We Took It Away
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20090622_iran_had_a_democracy_before_we_took_it_away/

But Americans have an attention span of two weeks.

Pitiful.

Cellphones

Mobile Gaming Market Heats Up 18

Posted by Soulskill
from the must-be-all-that-kinetic-energy dept.
A few days ago, we discussed Sony's announcement of a slew of new titles for the PSP, part of their plan to reinvigorate the platform. Unfortunately, according to analyst Nicholas Lovell, it may be too late for the PSP to achieve what Sony had hoped. He says gaming on the iPhone and iPod Touch are rapidly expanding to fill that section of the market. Despite this, rumors have been swirling once more that the PSP2 is under development, and while Sony wouldn't confirm or deny, they were at least willing to talk about the rumors. Meanwhile, the App Store is dealing with a flood of titles that shows no sign of slowing, making it somewhat difficult to keep tabs on the higher-quality games. An Apple spokesperson discussed this in an interview with Pocket Gamer, and also mentioned that they'd be OK with a community gaming service similar to Xbox Live, should somebody decide to make one. It's likely that Apple will soon see more serious competition from Android Market; now that a pricing system is going online, the major publishers have more of an incentive to bring games to the platform. The Guardian's games blog recently went over some of the top games available on Android.
Handhelds

Hands-On With the PSP-3000 41

Posted by Soulskill
from the upgrades dept.
Eurogamer got a chance to take a look at Sony's latest hardware revision for the PSP. Their overall impression of the new model is positive, finding that a redesigned screen offers noticeably better graphics and higher brightness without affecting battery life. They also say the button pads may be slightly different, and the unit comes with useful firmware upgrades. "Elsewhere, our side-by-side comparison of the current PSP/PSP-2000 firmware, 4.05, and the new 4.20 firmware on the PSP-3000 reveals a 'USB Auto-Connect' option, which promises to automatically switch the handheld to USB mode when a cable is connected. It will do this from anywhere on the XMB, but it won't interrupt gameplay. ... The new-model PSP also allows you to play games on a TV by hooking it up with a special adapter (sold separately) and a composite cable, whereas the old one would only allow composite cables to display video, with gaming reserved for component output."
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Journal: Rogue element or freedom fighters?

Journal by CPMO
There's a new kind of campaigning group emerging, perhaps predictably, from Web 2.0 site "Slashdot". This group calls itself the Campaign for the Protection of Minority Opinions (CPMO).

Its members claim to be fighting for the right to express opinions that go against Slashdot's so-called "moderation" system that automatically hides some comments from view. The CPMO claims this is censorship and violates freedom of speech.

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.

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