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Comment Re:Isn't this just DRM in little pieces? (Score 1) 462

What I would Not be okay with is if I was playing Final Fantasy 12 or Zelda Twilight Princess and suddenly a popup says, "If you want to enter the final dungeon, please type in your credit card number. It will be charged $10." That would piss me off.

Buy a copy of Dragon Age: Origins (regular edition) and you can have just that! Today!

Comment Re:A focus on function (Score 1) 337

Instead of a fancy apartment we see industrial manufacturing

The funny thing is that the apartment probably isn't even there. The scenes look like they were shot against a green screen (and badly at that). Look at the woman's pixelated hair. Pretty mediocre craftsmanship, I'd say.

Comment Re:I hope they aren't planing to follow M$ office (Score 1) 118

There's a ton of usability work behind Office 2007. I don't know if anything's actually published, but Jensen Harris, a Program Manager from Microsoft, has been blogging a lot about the UI and the thoughts behind the ribbon.

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Submission + - Charter implements SiteFinder-like DNS

paulbiz writes: It appears Charter Cable's DNS servers have just started resolving all invalid hostnames and pointing them to their own error page. The about page states "This service automatically eliminates many of the error pages you may encounter as you surf the web. No software was installed on your computer for this service to work." It has an "opt-out" page, but when you "opt-out" it simply sets a cookie that makes their page redirect errors to Microsoft Live Search instead!

Adapt. Enjoy. Survive.