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Comment: Re:Will there be no wiki truths? (Score 1) 439 439

I know it isn't probably what you want but I think http://www.comicvine.com/ is probably a good wiki for comics, though it would be nice to see those sort of things on wikipedia. I am not sure how much info is on comicvine as I am more of a videogamer and a related website http://www.giantbomb.com/ is good for that.
The Internet

+ - Pirate Bay earns 20,000 Euros a day-> 2 2

An anonymous reader writes: controverisal pro-piracy website the piratebay likes to portray itself as an innocent hobby site that provides a free index without censorship, but recent facts show that the site is earning up to 20,000 Euros per day from its advertising. Taking in money on this scale puts a different slant on the motives behind the Swedish filesharing site, and could open up the runners of the site to prosecution for profiting from copyright infringement.
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The Internet

+ - What do do when your domain registrar screws up?

melonman writes: You register your domain with a a major registrar that is owned by a huge backbone provider. Then, when your domain comes up for renewal, they debit your account, produce an invoice for renewing the domain, but don't renew the domain. Your mail starts bouncing, your website vanishes. You google the problem and find that you are not alone. You contact support, and never receive a response. It looks like your domains are about to be lost, and that it will then cost $300 to reclaim them... That's the current state of several domains that our company manages for third parties. What are the options for regaining control over your domains when your registrar screws up and refuses to talk to you?
Red Hat Software

+ - Fedora Core and Extras merge complete

lisah writes: "As of noon ET today, the merge of the Fedora Core and Extras repositories was underway in anticipation of the upcoming Fedora 7 release. The merge will combine about 8,000 packages and make it possible for people to spin their own custom spins of Fedora with exactly the packages they prefer. The move also marks the first time a major distribution allows community members the ability to modify packages directly inside a distribution."
Security

+ - OpenBSD Security Patch Patched

whamett writes: Just days after OpenBSD patched its second-ever remotely exploitable security hole, there's now a new version of the patch. On the one hand, this is a drag, and it's time to patch your systems; on the other hand, you'll still be running one of the most secure operating systems in existence. (And, in case you missed it, there's an informative message from Theo de Raadt responding to Core Security's advisory.)
Java

+ - Interview - James Gosling, father of Java

Minaloush writes: Interesting Q&A with Sun's James Gosling on silicon.com. The father of Java field questions on the GPL, security, the role of Java in the enterprise — and even reveals his — albeit limited — views on Windows Vista ("I tend to stay away from Microsoft [software] because it tends to be so toxic").

From the article:
If you come up with a good software development tool, that makes life easier for the developers and they can get their job done quicker, then the first thing the manager says is 'oh you've got free time on your hands. Do this extra thing'.

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.

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