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+ - Lulzsec founder betrays!->

Submitted by thodelu
thodelu writes: One of the six, Hector Xavier Monsegur – also known by his computer name of “Sabu” – pleaded guilty and was said by officials to be working with the government against his former colleagues. Monsegur was described by officials as one of the founders of LulzSec, an offshoot of the antigovernment hacking group Anonymous.
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Comment: Re:NetHack (Score 1) 480

by Spyware23 (#36357528) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

The imagination needed, or rather, willingness to put up with the lack of the great anchor that is known as graphics, might be too much strain for a ten year old. I do agree that NetHack and its companions (other text-based dungeon crawlers) are fantastic games and offer countless of unique experiences, but this is an ASCII dish usually served best to those who have had the opportunity to train themselves a little bit more in the areas of thought, language and patience.

Comment: Re:because it's not at all difficult... (Score 5, Insightful) 161

by Spyware23 (#35583344) Attached to: Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

Right. You undertake a multi-million project over the course of years and you can't sync logistics & legal? Come on, bullshit. The reason they release games on different dates now must be that they think they can make more money that way (money always is the reason).

Comment: For those without the patience... (Score 4, Informative) 247

by Spyware23 (#35467698) Attached to: The Full Story Behind the Canonical vs. GNOME Drama

For those without the patience to read this article (which is much longer than I intended it to be when I started!), here are the headline points:

-FreeDesktop.org is broken as a standards body
-Mark Shuttleworth doesn’t understand how GNOME works
-GNOME is not easy to understand
-Deep mistrust has developed between Canonical, GNOME & KDE
-Difficult people are prominent in each of these projects
-Behind closed doors conversations are poison
-For people to work together, they need to be in the same place

Pulled from http://blogs.gnome.org/bolsh/2011/03/11/lessons-learned/

Comment: Re:Wall Street rules (Score 1) 299

by Spyware23 (#34937726) Attached to: The Companies Who Support Censoring the Internet

Change things from *inside* a democratic system? Great idea! How about... we all stop voting! Yeah, that'll show 'em! Lets cancel out their phony elections by not showing up en masse. But oh, wait, according to you, withholding your vote from a system you choose to not participate in because your moral standards don't allow you to is lazy.

Comment: Most certainly so. (Score 1) 804

by Spyware23 (#34708758) Attached to: Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

When students try to hide themselves behind a screen of digital hogwash I would instantly dismiss them. If you aren't interested in what the lecturer has to say, why even bother showing up? If you want to take notes, utilize far more superior tools: pen and paper. Beats the hell out of any not-taking utility on any laptop/tablet.

Students should be actively engaged with lecturers, and not be dividing their time between them and their computer.

Comment: Most certainly (Score 1) 804

by Spyware23 (#34708742) Attached to: Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

If we're talking about lectures, most certainly so. I would dismiss any student trying to hide behind a screen of digital hogwash, if you're not interested in what someone is lecturing, why even bother showing up? If you want to make notes, bring a non-intrusive pen and paper. Beats the hell out of any tablet/laptop loaded with whatever note-taking utility.

Neckties strangle clear thinking. -- Lin Yutang