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Comment Not so bad (Score 1) 228

Inkjet prices aren't so bad for those home users that only need to print occasionally. It takes decent volume (and/or time) to make back the difference in start-up costs of a laser in the cases I've seen. Especially if you want access to color printing.

Man Fined $1.5 Million For Leaked Mario Game 287

An anonymous reader writes "A Queensland man will have to pay Nintendo $1.5 million in damages after illegally copying and uploading one of its recent games to the internet ahead of its release, the gaming giant says. Nintendo said the loss was caused when James Burt made New Super Mario Bros Wii available for illegal download a week ahead of its official Australian release in November of last year. Nintendo applied for and was granted a search order by the Federal Court, forcing Burt to disclose the whereabouts of all his computers, disks and electronic storage devices in November. He was also ordered to allow access, including passwords, to his social networking sites, email accounts and websites."

Comment In this case (Score 5, Insightful) 180

Well, in this case it may have made sense for Nokia. They are a hardware company, so giving away the software for free would not directly harm their income. Other industries won't be convinced so easily (i.e. companies that make money off of selling software to the masses).

Comment Re:This makes a lot of sense (Score 1) 567

I had the joy of riding on the Deutsche Bahn ICE last month for the first time and I agree 100%. It was the one of the most convenient and comfortable public transportation systems I've ever ridden. It would be great if we had a similar alternative to flying here in the US. The incredible ease of boarding (no check-in, security) and connections (5 minute layovers!) left me in awe.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.