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Comment: Re:WRONG!! (Score 0, Troll) 833

by cypherz (#24602075) Attached to: Psystar "Definitely Still Shipping" Mac Clones

Most importantly, the fanbois will no longer be special and will find some other shiny, overpriced toy to validate their whiny, shallow, pseudo-intellectual, metrosexual, idiotic existance. They'd probably be much happer(and less whinier) if they spent their hard-earned money at the gay disco instead.

Why is this (tired) troll marked 3, insightful? Sheesh. Is Slashdot turning into Digg?

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+ - Sci-Am's list of useless stuff at CES this year.

Submitted by EWAdams
EWAdams (953502) writes "Scientific American's blog has a run-down of some of the weirder and more pointless junk being flogged at the Consumer Electronics show this year. Among the examples:

GameDr Smack Talk In case you can't remember what to say when you pwn somebody in Halo on Xbox live, just hit one of the five buttons on this little box to deliver your message instantly. (The idea is, see, you record your smack-talk in advance, so that it's at the ready whenever those rockets go off. Get it?) If I owned one of these (and an Xbox, and a TV...) I might record my cat meowing. That way, when I pwned somebody, I could say "meow!" (Take that, mid-western 12 year old!)
Yeah, that's what the world needs more of: a way to automate being a tiresome adolescent."

UK Government Wants Private Encryption Keys 822

Posted by Zonk
from the my-keys-not-yours dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Businesses and individuals in Britain may soon have to give their encryption keys to the police or face imprisonment. The UK government has said it will bring in the new powers to address a rise in the use of encryption by criminals and terrorists." From the article: "Some security experts are concerned that the plan could criminalise innocent people and drive businesses out of the UK. But the Home Office, which has just launched a consultation process, says the powers contained in Part 3 are needed to combat an increased use of encryption by criminals, paedophiles, and terrorists. 'The use of encryption is... proliferating,' Liam Byrne, Home Office minister of state told Parliament last week. 'Encryption products are more widely available and are integrated as security features in standard operating systems, so the Government has concluded that it is now right to implement the provisions of Part 3 of RIPA... which is not presently in force.'"

Graphical File Revision Control for Non-Techies? 41

Posted by Cliff
from the binary-file-cvs dept.
EagleEyez asks: "Packages like Subversion and CVS are great for code and version control for programmers and developers, but what about for design and creative teams? I'm trying to help my company streamline part of the creative process, but haven't seen a software package that does version control, check-in/out, e-mail notifications, etc. that is specifically tailored toward images and basic HTML content. Full fledged document management tools might work, but they seem a bit much and tend to focus more on office docs. Does anyone have any recommendations?" There are a few projects moving in this direction, they just may not be as usable as some would like. More detail in the full article.

New York Times sues DoD over Domestic Spying 511

Posted by Zonk
from the good-a-reason-as-any dept.
gbobeck writes "Yahoo News is reporting that the New York Times has filed suit against the U.S. Defense Department. The suit is seeking the release of all relevant documents and a list of people targeted by the NSA domestic spying program. As stated in the article: 'The Times had requested the documents in December under the Freedom of Information Act but sued upon being unsatisfied with the Pentagon's response that the request was being processed as quickly as possible, according to the six-page suit filed at federal court in New York.'"

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