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Comment: Re:Another reason... (Score 1) 1030

by Slorv (#41134385) Attached to: Windows 8 Changes Host File Blocking

>The most annoying thing about these latest versions of Windows is that there appears to be this new class of user with control that supersedes than the owner of the hardware.

I couldn't agree more. Beeing a mac guy since 6.05 I'm reluctantly realizing that while I haven't yet seen any evidence of a super root in OS-X 10.7 and up unless we actively turn certains functions off we're loosing control over our HW and SW there aswell. And don't come talking about protecting the end-user.

Linux in the other hand ...

Comment: Employer != owner (Score 2) 467

by Slorv (#39017273) Attached to: Dealing With an Overly-Restrictive Intellectual Property Policy?

>The problem is: my employer has an IP policy that states that anything I do while under their employ is theirs, even when I'm off the clock

Maybe I misunderstand but is that claim even legal?
For them to claim ownership of products of all your thoughts while you are working a normal dayjob for them?
What if you were to write a song in an evening, would they own that to?

Beeing an emplyee is beeing a person who sells work during, mostly anyway, eight hours a day to an employeer. Your employer is not your owner.

+ - Assange police reports leaked on to the internet->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is getting a dose of his own medicine, with details of the confidential Swedish police pre-trial investigation continuing to be leaked on the internet.

The latest leak is a 100-page fax between Assange's Swedish and British lawyers that was posted to a website on January 27 by an unknown person.

Although Swedish chief prosecutor Eva Finne decided that there was no rape case to answer for Assange and rescinded the warrant for his arrest, the documents show that the police continued to investigate the WikiLeaks founder and interviewed witnesses for months.

A full translation of the police records is available here."

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+ - GitHub Sends DMCA Counternotice to Sony->

Submitted by Plombo
Plombo (1914028) writes "After receiving a second DMCA takedown notice from Sony demanding the takedown of another repository related to PS3 homebrew, GitHub sent a counternotice. In addition to the standard legalese about how the repository doesn't infringe on Sony's copyrights, it notes that "Sony is attempting to abuse the DMCA to avoid public embarrassment (too late) and put the genie back in the bottle (too late), and has failed to meet the minimum requirements for giving DMCA notice (no details provided on which source code lines infringe copyright). the exposure of sloppy crypto implementation on Sony's part in no way infringes on copyright or makes available any of their proprietary internal software".

Shortly before the counternotice for the second takedown notice was posted, GitHub recieved a third DMCA takedown notice from Sony demanding the removal of 1160 Git repositories, most of them forks of fail0verflow's PS3 tools. Most, although not all of them have been removed."

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+ - Sony Sends DMCA Takedown Notice to Gitorious->

Submitted by Plombo
Plombo (1914028) writes "On February 2, Sony sent a DMCA takedown notice to Gitorious demanding the takedown of the same PS3 homebrew repositories that were removed from GitHub last week. Although they were initially removed, Gitorious has since restored them, sending a response to Sony pointing out that Norway is outside the jurisdiction of United States copyright law."
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First Person Shooters (Games)

+ - The modern FPS - as seen by the BBC in 1980->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A year before the BBC tried to educate the computer-illiterate with the BBC Micro, it had already inadvertantly predicted the look and feel of the modern hi-res first-person shooter in an episode from the third season of its very low-budget 'Robin Hood in space' SF show 'Blake's 7'. The episode 'Death-Watch' is to videogame FPS prediction what the 'Star Trek' TOS episode 'A Taste Of Armageddon' is to the likes of turn-based strategy games such as .Sid Meier's Civilization'. This article contains a short video excerpt from the episode that will look familiar to fans of 'Gears Of War' and the 'Half-Life' franchise. Ironically, if the BBC had had any real budget to work with, they would have got it wrong..."
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+ - Windows 7 Update Breaks Firefox-> 1

Submitted by TechForensics
TechForensics (944258) writes "Apparently since an update last month, Windows 7 Firefox users have been experiencing numerous blue screen crashes when using Firefox, even if the browser is running in a clean installation. I personally experienced a blue screen crash every ten minutes and went looking for a fix. The good news is that verifier.exe (which stresses and tests your drivers) finally got the OS to say there were "Compatibility problems with Firefox" and to recommend running it in XP SP2 compatibility mode. So far, testing has not produced another blue screen."
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PlayStation (Games)

+ - Playstation 3 glitch fixed; due to erroneous leap ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A quick update on the widespread Playstation 3 glitch. As of tonight (Monday, March 1st) the problem has resolved itself. I powered up the PS3 to find the clock was set to April 29th, 2020, but once I went into the system menu and and set the system to set the date and time via the internet I got an accurate date. That seems to be the test of whether your PS3 is 'fixed' or not; Sony says you should be all set."
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PC Games (Games)

EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely 341

Posted by Soulskill
from the sixty-dollar-yearly-fee dept.
Spacezilla writes "EA is dropping the bomb on a number of their video game servers, shutting down the online fun for many of their Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3 games. Not only is the inclusion of PS3 and Xbox 360 titles odd, the date the games were released is even more surprising. Yes, Madden 07 and 08 are included in the shutdown... but Madden 09 on all consoles as well?"

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354