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Blizzard Boss Says Restrictive DRM Is a Waste of Time 563

Posted by Soulskill
from the what-about-lan-play dept.
Stoobalou writes "Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce reckons that fighting piracy with DRM is a losing battle. His company — which is responsible for one of the biggest video games of all time, the addictive online fantasy role player World of Warcraft — is to release StarCraft 2 on July 27, and Pearce has told Videogamer that the title won't be hobbled with the kind of crazy copy protection schemes that 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."
Education

Obama Calls Today's Ubiquitous Gadgets and Information "a Distraction" 545

Posted by timothy
from the what-pegs-your-truth-meter-precisely dept.
zaphod was one of several readers unhappy with the sentiment expressed in President Obama's graduation address to the students of Virginia's Hampton University, writing: "According to Obama, 'information becomes a distraction' when it comes to iPads, the Xbox, etc. (All items he admits not knowing how to use.) He's basically saying we are getting too much information too quickly, and from 'unreliable sources.' Of course, he's referring to talk radio, blogs and other mediums that tend to disagree with his political views." CNET has a slightly different, less critical reaction, focusing on the differences among the actual devices named; they note that the Xbox is not an iPad.

Comment: Global Warming? (Score 0) 695

by Stoned Necromancer (#18675877) Attached to: Sunspots Reach 1000-Year Peak
I noticed that somebody is describing / tagging this as a global warming.
Scientific evidence shows that sunspots have lower temperature than overall.
Then how could they contribute to global warming?

Shouldn't it be ice age instead? :)
Or maybe the lower temperature is co-produced with a deadlier form of radiation?

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