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Emulation (Games)

Emulation For Preservation of Digital Artifacts 81

Posted by Soulskill
from the sitting-at-his-virtual-desk dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Author Salman Rushdie donated his papers and notes to Emory University a while ago. Not surprisingly, many of Rushdie's original notes, drafts, and correspondence existed in electronic form. Rather than printing them out or converting them to other formats, archivists at the university created an emulated image of Rushdie's old computer, complete with old software. Researchers visiting the archive can read his email in Eudora and his Stickies notes, or read drafts of his books in ClarisWorks. When you leave your legacy to future generations, would you like a virtualized copy of your personal system to be included?"
Piracy

Ubisoft's Authentication Servers Go Down 634

Posted by kdawson
from the single-point-of-well-you-know dept.
ZuchinniOne writes "With Ubisoft's fantastically awful new DRM you must be online and logged in to their servers to play the games you buy. Not only was this DRM broken the very first day it was released, but now their authentication servers have failed so absolutely that no-one who legally bought their games can play them. 'At around 8am GMT, people began to complain in the Assassin's Creed 2 forum that they couldn't access the Ubisoft servers and were unable to play their games.' One can only hope that this utter failure will help to stem the tide of bad DRM."

Comment: Propaganda Alert! (Score 0, Offtopic) 131

by kiwioddBall (#30797266) Attached to: Another Attack, On Law Firm Suing China
Don't be sucked in by the Propaganda!

Why is this being treated like it is a big event? This sort of thing has been going on for years, probably more commonly from the US toward China.. How about some balanced reporting? Don't clog up Slashdot every time something technology related appears on the net!
Sci-Fi

Ghostbusters Game Coming From Atari 48

Posted by Soulskill
from the who-you-gonna-call dept.
Variety reported last week that Atari secured the rights to a Ghostbusters video game from Activision Blizzard, intending to publish something next year to coincide with the first movie's 25th anniversary. "The Ghostbusters game, which features all four actors from the original movie and a new script by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, is a follow-up to Ghostbusters II." Now, Eurogamer confirms that the game is indeed in development for the PC, PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 and DS.
Image

Slashdot's Disagree Mail 126

Posted by samzenpus
from the keep-trying dept.
Usually persistence is an admirable quality. There comes a time however when you reach that fine line between endeavoring to persevere, and drunk dialing your ex-girlfriend. The mail this week is from people who don't know when to say when. You have to admire their determination and feel a little bit bad that they don't have anything else to do. Read below to see how many times someone can click send in a day.
Image

Slashdot's Disagree Mail 202

Posted by samzenpus
from the well-here's-your-problem dept.
Slashdot has one of the best discussion systems there is. It's grown and adapted over the years to meet various challenges and suit the needs of our users. A lot of time and effort has gone into it and we are always open to user input to help make it better. Some of our best ideas start as user suggestions and we appreciate the feedback. Of course they can't all be gems and sometimes the suggestions we get are unworkable or just bizarre. Here are a few of my favorite unhelpful, helpful suggestions.
Image

Slashdot's Disagree Mail 206

Posted by samzenpus
from the the-old-ball-and-chain dept.
Being in a relationship is not easy, more than half of all first marriages fail in this country. That statistic doesn't improve if you spend most of your time reading your favorite website and not tending to the needs of your family. Instead of asking me to help fix your relationship maybe you should try playing with your kids, talking to your wife, and not staring at a computer screen all day. You should realize that the help link doesn't provide help with your life. It's mostly for getting passwords and stuff. Below you'll find a collection of people that should have reached out to Dr. Phil and not Dr. Sam.
Microsoft

+ - Software piracy works for some

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The President of Romania made comments at the opening of a Microsoft technical center in Bucharest to the effect that the country has a promising IT sector because piracy helped young people discover computers. Here is the link to a Washington Post article covering the comment and Gate's (lack of) response. Leaving aside the questionable logic of the argument, the comment does raise the question why Open Source Software is not massively dominant in poor countries."
Windows

+ - Apple tells iTunes users to stay away from Vista

Submitted by
An anonymous reader writes "From the article:

Beta users of Vista have long reported problems running version 7.02 of iTunes, the most recent release. Apple has now formally acknowledged that issue on its site, posting the following recommendation: "iTunes 7.0.2 may work with Windows Vista on many typical PCs. Apple recommends, however, that customers wait to upgrade Windows until after the next release of iTunes which will be available in the next few weeks." Problems which Vista users can experience include an inability to play tracks purchased from the iTunes store, inability to synchronise calendars, random changes to iPod settings and occasional complete corruption of the device."
Movies

+ - CGI Ghostbusters comeback?

Submitted by Darth_Victor
Darth_Victor (666) writes "After the Dan Aykroyd has confirmed a Ghostbusters comeback. As noted on wikipedia, [in] Febuary 2 2007, Dan Aykroyd Confirmed Ghostbusters III as still in development. In an interview on CISN Country 103.9FM, Aykroyd indicated that a CGI film where the ghostbuster travel to a hellish version of New York was still in the works and that Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Ivan Reitman were still willing to resume their duties from the previous films. How long until this one is shelved?"

Somebody ought to cross ball point pens with coat hangers so that the pens will multiply instead of disappear.

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