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Comment Slashdot is a tabloid now? (Score 5, Informative) 169 169

Seriously this is disappointing. I'm getting better quality news and stories from "tabloid" websites such as The Register and The Inquirer now. Slashdot is starting to resemble a blog full of random ramblings than a good quality, reliable news source.

Comment Not Virgin's fault (Score 5, Informative) 89 89

Virgin had no option but to comply with the court order that was issued. If they had ignored it, they would've been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds - probably even more than that.

I'm not a Virgin Media customer, but I understand that the block is trivial to swerve around, so Virgin Media have obeyed the letter of the law, but haven't made it particularly difficult to get around. Anyhow, DDosing a web-site is just lame.

Submission + - GAME Group goes into administration->

iB1 writes: It's been a long time coming, but GAME Group, which owns the GAME and GameStop stores has finally gone into administration, putting 10,100 jobs at risk over Europe.

I'm not surprised as GAME have been struggling for a while, and their bricks and mortar type stores were woefully outdated in this digital era.

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Comment Turn the tables (Score 1) 550 550

If you're asked in an interview to provide your FaceBook login details, then ask everyone on the interviewing panel to do the same. And then go through their profile bit by bit, querying all photos and status updates. They'd soon change their ways.

But seriously, is this getting to be the normal thing to do in the USA? I've never heard of anything like this in the UK. It sounds horrendous.

Comment Re:Body language is an effective tool (Score 1) 189 189

There was an article on the BBC a while back about a similar thing with Hi-Viz jackets. In the UK - virtually anyone doing anything remotely hazardous (unloading trucks, security etc. etc.) seems to need a high-viz jacket for 'elf and safety reasons.

All you need to do is go to the pound shop, buy a hi-viz jacket and you could probably wander in and out of various buildings without security batting an eyelid

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