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Comment Re:simple solution (Score 1) 226

But will they bother? Clearly they are going to sell several million PS3 units on the back of this exploit.

They may bother if they still lose money on console sales ... they may be breaking even by now. If so this hack destroys their true revenue stream.

Submission + - Facebook status update provides alibi (

fattmatt writes: A NY man accused of robbery has successfully used his Facebook status update for his alibi. The best part is the actual status update... "On the phone with this fat chick... where my IHOP."
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Submission + - First Congressional Hearing in Second Life

fattmatt writes: I am not sure if the First Congressional Hearing in Second Life is an April Fools gag given the date. FTA...
"The video link was set up by 'Machinima by Silver and Goldie' The topic was 'Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium' The meeting was opened in Washington by Congressman Edward Markey, who also had his avatar chairing the meeting in the Second Life virtual room. As well as the congressmen, four witnesses were present, these were Philip Rosedale, founder and Chief Executive of Second Life, Larry Johnson, Ph.D, Chief Executive Officer at the New Media Consortium, Susan Tenby, Senior Manager, TechSoup and Colin J Parris, Ph.D, Vice President, Digital Convergence, IBM."

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