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Television

+ - How do you keep track of your shows?

Submitted by
Forrest Fuqua
Forrest Fuqua writes "I'm Writing to ask what most people use to manage their media, mostly TV Shows, I'm Always losing track of what show I'm on, Also a auto skip those pesky intros are annoying, Right now I'm using a M$ Access DB to keep track so far I've Thought about using AutoIt but have failed, I ask you Slashdot Users, How do you keep track of your shows."
Security

+ - MMORPG Games and Fraud->

Submitted by WWoWW
WWoWW (666) writes "In the world of MMORPGs, also known simply as online games, players can meet other players, become friends, engage in battle, fight shoulder to shoulder against evil, find their virtual destiny... However not all is well in these virtual worlds, where virtual evil can become greedy reality. Online games are played by real people, including thieves and con artists who make real money by stealing other people's virtual property. This article explores how MMORPG passwords and virtual property are stolen and how other malicious acts are committed against MMORPG players."
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Movies

+ - MPAA says democracy is illegitimate->

Submitted by
cabalamat3
cabalamat3 writes "Dean Garfield, director of the MPAA's anti-piracy department, was interviewed recently. When asked about the Pirate Party's attempts to fight the MPAA at the ballot box, he replied, "There's nothing about what the Pirate Bay does or what the Pirate Party does that is legitimate." So there you have it, standing for election in a democracy is illegitimate."
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Networking

Journal: P2P over IPv6?

Journal by Spy der Mann

The last few days i was discussing with a friend over the poor connectivity in his ISP. He's having trouble connecting to MSN and P2P apps because his ISP suddenly switched to NAT. So I wondered... what about IPv6? It's old enough, and maybe it would be time to switch (our country's NIC has decided to stop assigning IPv4 addresses by 2011). But is IPv6 available for users already?

Space

+ - Voyager celebrates 30-years out of this world->

Submitted by
coondoggie
coondoggie writes "NASA is today celebrating one of its most successful space programs ever: Voyager. Voyager 2 launched on Aug. 20, 1977, and Voyager 1 launched on Sept. 5, 1977 and between them, they have explored all the planets of the outer solar system, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune; 48 of their moons; and the unique system of rings and magnetic fields those planets possess. And the craft continue to run smoothly and send back information from distances more than three times farther away than Pluto. NASA notes that even though most of the launch vehicle's 700 ton weight is due to rocket fuel, Voyager 2's travel distance of 4.4 billion miles from launch to Neptune results in a fuel economy of about 30,000 MPG. As Voyager 2 zips out of the solar system, this economy will get better. http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/18560"
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Announcements

+ - SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years->

Submitted by
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones writes "It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at
300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public
Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the
"Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest
and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet.""

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The Internet

+ - Open Source Economics Driving Web 2.0 Innovation->

Submitted by
ReadWriteWeb
ReadWriteWeb writes "Jitendra Gupta looks how the open source model is interacting with our market driven economic system. He writes that the open source movement has become a powerful value creator; that it has created an interesting and somewhat egalitarian wealth distribution mechanism, where on one hand it has made it hard for one stakeholder to extract inordinate rents, and on the other hand it has created the right incentives for a lot of people to participate in, and have a stake in, its success. Indeed, were it not for the LAMP stack, startup costs would have been a lot higher then they are today — and we would not be seeing the amount of innovation we are seeing from web 2.0 startups."
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Books

+ - Best Open Ebook Format / Store?

Submitted by
cuteseal
cuteseal writes "Having been a Palm Reader user from back in the day when a Palm was still called a Pilot, I have built up a sizable collection of ebooks, that can only be read by their proprietary Ereader software. I love reading ebooks on my handheld, but I am frustrated that my technology choices have inevitably been limited based on the criteria — does it support the Palm Ereader software? Blackberry — not supported, Psion — nada, Sony Reader — nope, until recently, Windows Smartphones were off the list as well.

Ebook users out there — what ebook formats do you use, and what reader software gives you the most platform flexibility? There are many alternatives out there (Mobipocket, Microsoft Reader, Adobe PDF) but the ultimate, IMHO, would be to buy ebooks in an open, ubiquitous format that every reader and platform could support, and still have the variety, range and currency of carrying recent titles. An added bonus would be to have DRM-free formats, such as text files (wishful thinking?) or even Aportis DOC. Do you know of any ebook stores that do so, and if so, which ones are your favourite and why?"

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