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Comment: Re:"Homebrew", right... (Score 1, Insightful) 336

by mrPalomar (#33502842) Attached to: Sony Releases PS3 Firmware Update To Fight Jailbreaks

According to webster, theft is:

a : the act of stealing; specifically : the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it
b : an unlawful taking (as by embezzlement or burglary) of property

Abstrackt was referring to the definition of (a), which specifically mentions 'depriving' the rightful owner of their property. In the case of making an 'unauthorized' copy of digital data, no-one is being deprived of anything, unless you consider the opportunity the owner had of selling that item to the copier as 'property'. In many cases, the copier/pirate had no intention of buying the product in the first place, so there's no deprivation going on anywhere. ...but maybe you already knew that and were just being facetious.

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OpenSSH 5.4 Released 127

Posted by timothy
from the but-it's-secret dept.
HipToday writes "As posted on the OpenBSD Journal, OpenSSH 5.4 has been released: 'Some highlights of this release are the disabling of protocol 1 by default, certificate authentication, a new "netcat mode," many changes on the sftp front (both client and server) and a collection of assorted bugfixes. The new release can already be found on a large number of mirrors and of course on www.openssh.com.'"
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Chimpanzees Exchange Meat For Sex 313

Posted by samzenpus
from the what-do-I-get-for-a-cheeseburger dept.
the_therapist writes "A team from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, studied chimps in the Tai Forest reserve in Ivory Coast and discovered that chimpanzees enter into 'deals' whereby they exchange meat for sex. Among the findings are that 'male chimps that are willing to share the proceeds of their hunting expeditions mate twice as often as their more selfish counterparts.' They also found this to be 'a long-term exchange, so males continue to share their catch with females when they are not fertile, copulating with them when they are.'"

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