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Comment Apple Faces Class-Action Suit For In-App Purchases (Score 3, Insightful) 283

Do people really plug in their credit cards into iTunes and then let there kids just do what they want with a device that has access to that resource? There is no way i would even leave a credit card attached to that kind of account, let alone let a child have unrestricted access that device. I have two iPod touches that my kids play with. At this point they are too young to grasp the concepts of accounts or passwords, but that day is coming. I only do iTunes cards so that there is no way that any financial damage can go beyond the amount i have already pre-paid (usually in the $15 to $25 range). A little common sense goes a long way in this world, but i guess that's asking too much.

Comment Apples secret weapon (Score 1) 716

Apples secret weapon building computers and devices that you like more a month, six months, or even a year after the initial purchase/obtainment date. They are used to being disappointed so when they aren't, it makes a strong impression. People talk about those kinds of things in there lives.
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Submission Legal problems for Wikipedia

ToiletDuck writes: "The Wikimedia Foundation has been named in a lawsuit filed by literary agent Barbara Bauer, apparently over her less-than-complimentary Wikipedia biography (mirror). The lawsuit comes in the wake of the resignation of Brad Patrick, Wikimedia's General Counsel and Executive Director. When questioned about Wikipedia's liability in an interview with GC South last year, Patrick stated 'Our belief is that since every post is attributed to an individual, is time-stamped and is retained in the database, the foundation itself is not publishing that content. We view individual editors as responsible and have prominently displayed on every edit page that individuals are responsible for their own contributions. We take the position that we are a service provider and are protected under section 230 [of the Communications Decency Act].' Should Wikipedia be liable for defamatory information added by its volunteer editors?"
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Journal Journal: Where Do The Presidential Candidates Stand On Energy? 2

Energy policy is a big thing for me in the 2008 election. So I went and looked at the web sites of four Democratic frontrunners and four Republican frontrunners to see what their issue statements were on the topic. Of the 8, only 3 laid out their plans in detail, 2 merely paid lip service with appropriate buzz words but no r

Submission Borrow items from your neighbors...

neighborrow writes: "with you make the most of the items you use least and pay the least for the items you want most! is a global yet extremely localized, interactive, online library (glocal onlinebrary) which enables you to see the DVDs, books, CDs, games, tools, and other items that are available in your building or neighborhood, and allows you to check them out and borrow them, FREE. Now you can find (and borrow, trade, or donate) items in your neighborhood without compromising anyone's privacy, especially your own (all profiles can are can be private and secure, addresses are kept private and exchanges can be anonymous if desired). Securely lend the items you rarely use but still want to own, trade the items you don't want at all, and share the cost of new items. Finally, a fun, free, safe and practical way to get the most out of your stuff. Sharing with your neighbors really saves dollars and makes sense."

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