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Comment Re:Can we get this judge... (Score 0) 415

That's just fucking crazy, god i'm happy that i live in a sane country. Over here we pay something like 40$ for "healthcare tax" monthly from your salary - it covers pretty much everything that you ever going to need, if you wan't to be real safe add 20$ for the "extended insurance" that covers even more. My father had a hearth attack last year and needed surgery - we didn't pay anything at all for it, and now that he has to take 5 different prescription drugs we get like 95% of their price covered as well.

Comment Re:What (Score 0) 218

The "news" seems to be the p2p search protocol, which isn't really THAT new of an idea, and isn't too useful until it's supported by all the major clients and they actually manage to be compatible with each other, which given their track record will happen in a century or so...

Comment Re:Banking regulations. (Score 0) 124

I'm not sure how it works in most of the world, but here the law applies to anyone. Registration as a bank gives you some protection from those laws (stuff like money laundering and tax evasion by your clients) and in return you have more reporting to do and have to follow some basic regulations set by the national bank.

I sure as hell hope that in most of the world (or at least those countries where paypal have representation and assets) anyone who actually looses money from their actions can go to court and have them pay back disregarding registration as bank, this is how sane laws work.

Comment /me pleads guilty (Score 0) 426

Back in first grade I've stabbed some idiot that was trying bully me and was a few years older with a pen into his neck... The guy spent a few days in hospital, i was questioned by the cops but they agreed it was self defense (not that they could anything to someone 6yrs old...), and i got a reputation that prevented people picking fights with me for many years after. Anyway... it's fucking 2010... the last time i wrote anything with a pen/pencil on a piece of paper (if you don't count signatures) was probably half a decade ago, i think it's time to retire the whole "handwriting" thingy from schools.

Submission + - Blizzard Eliminating Privacy on Battle.Net Forums (

Goatbert writes: Today Activision-Blizzard announced that in addition to the current (and controversial) implementation of their RealID social network for World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2, going forward all posts to the official Blizzard/SC2/World of Warcraft forums will display the posters First and Last Name. Handles or nicknames of any sort will not be allowed.

Submission + - Blizzard to use Real Names on forums (

An anonymous reader writes: Continuing with the trend of sites attempting to emulate MySpace and Facebook, Blizzard has decided to use real names in game. Previously this was restricted to players who elected to become RealID friends with each other (and anyone RealID friends of your RealID friends). Now Blizzard is taking this a step further by requiring all posts on the forums to include a real name.

Submission + - Blizzard to require RealID for forums. (

An anonymous reader writes: Recently, Blizzard Entertainment implemented a feature to some of its current as well as all of its future games: RealID. Today, Blizzard announced that it intends to require usage of the real names of posters for its StarCraft II forums before release, and for its World of Warcraft forums shortly before the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

"The first and most significant change is that in the near future, anyone posting or replying to a post on official Blizzard forums will be doing so using their Real ID — that is, their real-life first and last name — with the option to also display the name of their primary in-game character alongside it. These changes will go into effect on all StarCraft II forums with the launch of the new community site prior to the July 27 release of the game, with the World of Warcraft site and forums following suit near the launch of Cataclysm. Certain classic forums, including the classic forums, will remain unchanged."

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