Donkey Kong uses discrete analog components for its sound and its hardware is documented both through the schematics and the MAME driver implementation of said discrete sound.
The reason the US stopped reprocessing nuclear waste from its reactors is because one of the steps in the process results in weapons-grade material and there was (and still is with the terror threat) a proliferation risk.
They were just acting on orders from their corporate masters...
Here in Australia voting is compulsory and it doesn't make a difference, we still get the same kind of politicians unwilling to say NO to the USA (doesn't matter if its liberal or labor, both will do whatever the US government and the big US corporations want)
Whats it going to take for people in New Zealand to elect a government willing to say NO to the USA, to big US corporations and to totally one-sided and unfair trade agreements like this?
Blame the combination of Telstra (who don't particularly like the idea of a network it has no control over and earns no money from as would have been the case for a FTTP NBN), Foxtel (who see a high speed network killing off their overpriced crappy pay TV offering) and the big movie/TV companies (who see a high speed network as leading to increased levels of piracy)
Iraq's nuclear program was basically stopped by the Israeli attack on the Osirak reactor.
Big multinationals are lying about where income is earned so they can get away with paying less tax in countries that have higher tax rates.
A solution to the problem would be to require companies to list in their annual reports exactly where the income was earned (with strong penalties for lying about where the income came from and powers for regulators to investigate such things) so they are forced to pay tax on earnings in the country they earned the revenue in.
Here in Australia, most ATMs give out a combination of $20s and $50s. I have seen a few ATMs (the one that springs to mind was near a casino) that give out $100s but never any that give out smaller stuff than $20s.
Its not always the case that the car companies (German or otherwise) get what they want from the EU.
Take the case of refrigerant gasses for car air conditioners. Until recently, cars in the EU were using a refrigerant called r134a which is bad for the environment. The EU introduced regulations requiring a switch for new cars to a refrigerant called r1234yf which is a lot less damaging to the environment.
Mercedes however refuses to use r1234yf because they claim that its it a lot less safe than r134a if there is a leak or a fire. Mercedes instead says it wants to use carbon dioxide as a refrigerant going forward (since it doesn't have the fire risk of r1234yf and is actually less harmful to the environment than both r1234yf and r134a) and continue using r134a until it can switch over to carbon dioxide.
There is a big fight going on right now over the issue with Mercedes saying r1234yf is unsafe because of the fire risk and various bodies (including the EU and French authorities) arguing that the fire risk isn't as great as Mercedes says it is and the environmental risk of continuing to use r134a outweighs it.
Does your ISP tell your customers that they do this kind of proxying and why? If you tell customers that you need to do it to stop SPAM on your networks, people will be less likely to shoot off at the mouth and say "hey, ISPs are blocking encryption so they can spy on all my emails" or whatever as in the tech-dirt article.
I thought Microsoft had dropped all support for Internet Explorer 6 and Windows XP?
If not, they should and force people still stuck on IE6 to upgrade.
If you have ever downloaded something from BitTorrent, you have also distributed it (I know of no BitTorrent client that will download an entire file and not upload a single byte of it to anyone else)
It wont have any impact on that since this case is about copyrights and not patents.
+1 to this, I bet you couldn't even get gigabit from you to even Google severs and kit, let alone the rest of the internet.