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Facebook's Zuckerberg Says Forget Privacy 415

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the speak-for-yourself-not-your-users dept.
judgecorp writes "Privacy is no longer a social norm, according to the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Speaking at the Crunchie awards in San Francisco, the entrepreneur said that expectations had changed, and people now default to sharing online, not privacy. It's all right for him, but does he mean it's ok for bodies like the UK government to monitor all citizens' Internet use?"
The Internet

Internet Pranks in Schools 404

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the like-putting-electromagnets-on-your-teachers-dell dept.
Ferante125 writes "An interesting article about online pranks by students and teachers' responses to them. There are some interesting stats that sounded a little hard to believe. My immature side finds it funny and my more mature side is interested in the legal aspects." For the most part it seems like this article thinks pranks are basically just name calling and flaming on websites.
Microsoft

+ - DirectX10 drops Hardware Acceleration for Audio.

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shrewd
shrewd writes ""Imagine your surprise when you fire up one of your favourite games in Vista — say World of Warcraft or Prey — only to find your fancy EAX-endowed soundcard and 5.1 surround speakers are dribbling out flat, unenhanced stereo sound. Then, in a vain attempt to spruce up the audio by enabling EAX, you get a nice taut error message saying EAX is not detected on your hardware. What's going on? Welcome to the world of Vista audio. And a brave new world it is.""
Java

+ - The future of Open Source Java

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Thanks largely to the open sourcing of the JDK, 2007 promises to be the most exciting year in Java programming. With the developer community in the driver's seat, expect to see Java programming propelled forward, backward, and sideways, probably all at once. This article takes a look at what's ahead for Java in Open Source and predicts what is coming for the Java platform."

Comment: As an alternative... (Score 2, Informative) 248

by Tolomak (#14381901) Attached to: Ultrawide Zoom in a Compact Camera

Consider the Ricoh Caplio GX.

28-85mm Optical Wide Zoom, 5 Megapixels, 2 AA batteries, has manual mode, and is compact so I take it with me everywhere (it survived backpacking and mountain biking); I have it for a year and a half now and I'm very happy with it; it's noticeably faster than the SONY P71 I had before and takes beautiful shots (use a tripod in low light though).

It was ~$350 but it's not available in North America, you'll have to order from Europe (cheaper) or Asia.

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