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Submission + - Blizzard Boss Says DRM Is A Waste Of Time (thinq.co.uk) 2

Stoobalou writes: Blizzard founder, Frank Pearce reckons that fighting piracy with DRM is a losing battle.

His company — which is responsible for the biggest videogame of all time, the worryingly-addictive online fantasy role player World of Warcraft — is to release Starcraft 2 on July 27th and Pearce has told Videogamer that the title won't be hobbled with the kind of crazy copy protection schemes which have made Ubisoft very unpopular in gaming circles of late.

Starcraft 2 will require a single online activation using the company's Battle.net servers, after which players will be allowed to play the single-player game to their hearts' content, without being forced to have a persistent Internet connection.

Submission + - Sudden acceleration due to Toyota computer glitch? (go.com)

cyclocommuter writes: Some Toyota owners are up in arms as they suspect the accidents have been caused by some kind of glitch in the electronic computer system used in Toyotas that controls the throttle. Refusing to accept the explanation of Toyota and the federal government, hundreds of Toyota owners are in rebellion after a series of accidents caused by what they call "runaway cars."

Submission + - Missing dot drops Sweden off the Internet (networkworld.com)

netbuzz writes: What was essentially a typo last night resulted in the temporary disappearance from the Internet of almost a million Web sites in Sweden — every address with a .se top-level down name — during routine DNS maintenance. . "This little mistake is going to affect Internet traffic for two days," says a spokeswoman for the organization that administers .se.

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