recoiledsnake writes "Gizmodo is reporting that Apple has refused to answer its request to attend the company's big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote this Monday. Apple's move to ban Gizmodo seems a direct repercussion of Apple's prototype leak by Gizmodo and subsequent actions of Apple to get the prototype back. Meanwhile, Gizmodo said that it would resort to a live blog to cover the event in case of the ban. This comes a few days after San Mateo County authorities announced that a 'special master' had been appointed to assist in the search of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's belongings: goods seized as part of a police investigation into the disappearance (and Gizmodo acquisition) of one of Apple's prototype iPhones. It's the very device that's rumored to be announced at the Monday keynote."
Thomas Hawk writes "Victoria Kolakowski, a current sitting law judge at the California PUC, is running for Alameda Superior Court judge in California. As part of her campaign she is robodialing people in California with a pre-recorded message. The only problem is that in Califorina robodials are actually illegal unless first introduced by a non-recorded natural person who gains consent to play the call. Ironically, the agency set up to protect our privacy and enforce this law, the California PUC, is the very agency where Kolakowski works today. Kolakowski originally apologized for the calls but then later deleted messages on her Facebook account from people objecting to her use of these calls. Now Kolakowski is trying to argue that because 'technically' she is routing her calls through Colorado from outside the state that her robodials are actually legal."
Its also pretty common to get AV false positives for keygens due to the warez scene/demoscene compression systems they use (which are sometimes used by malware creators as well).
Don't forget the controversy of Adobe allegedly trying to sabotage the HTML5 spec.
yeh... after the election. so basically, after he has got what he needs from it.
Based on your logic, IE6 is not obsolete and web developers should keep supporting it. Oh wait...
...simply porting a console version to the PC...
No, no, no. The PC version had plenty of new features, such as "Keyboard and mouse input" and "Customizable resolution settings"!
kaychoro writes "There may be hope for Duke Nukem Forever (again). 'Jon St. John, better known as the voice of Duke Nukem, said some interesting words during a panel discussion at the Music and Games Festival (MAGFest) that took place January 1 – 4 in Alexandria, Virginia, according to Pixel Enemy. Answering a question from the crowd regarding DNF, St. John said: "... let me go ahead and tell you right now that I'm not allowed to talk about Duke Nukem Forever. No, no, don't be disappointed, read between the lines — why am I not allowed to talk about it?"'"
Interesting as EA CEO John Riccitiello made a lot of moneyfrom EA buying them in the first place, while EA shareholders are the losers.
lbalbalba writes "Electronic Arts is shutting down its Westwood-based game developer Pandemic Studios just two years after acquiring it, putting nearly 200 people out of work. 'The struggling video game publisher informed employees Tuesday morning that it was closing the studio as part of a recently announced plan to eliminate 1,500 jobs, or 16% of its global workforce. Pandemic has about 220 employees, but an EA spokesman said that a core team, estimated by two people close to the studio to be about 25, will be integrated into the publisher's other Los Angeles studio, in Playa Vista.' An ex-developer for Pandemic attributed the studio's struggles to poor decisions from the management."
I dunno, on my 1920x1080 display old games look pretty good using Nvidia (driver) scaling (fixed aspect ratio, scale to fit vertically). Maybe just because its sufficiently high res, scaling artefacts are not particularly noticeable.
Slashdot should wordfilter any occurrences of "Barrack Hussein Obama" to "I am an enormous flaming douchebag". Do you think you're clever to point out, at every opportunity, that Obama shares one of the most commonly used names on earth? Seriously, this is worse than tards who always write 'M$'. (Yes I'm aware of the irony of suggesting a wordfilter in a thread about censorship, but like on most sites that use wordfilters, we still know what you mean, its just nice to see your asshattery publicly shamed.)
Objective-C is the language, Cocoa is the API. Cocoa APIs are also available for some other languages, but Objective-C is the primary language for Mac software.