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Comment: Re:Right on Adobe! (Score 1) 731

by profet (#32199744) Attached to: Adobe Calls Out Apple With Ads In NY Times, WSJ

This may be a flawed analogy, but wouldn't it be akin to a company releasing a car that only ran on diesel? That impedes all the companies that sell only "normal" gasoline. They're stifling competition! If you want to use "normal" gasoline, buy a car that runs on that.

That is more than flawed... its plain wrong.

Lets try and fix it.

It would be akin to a company releasing a car that only ran on diesel, preventing companies from creating diesel in unapproved ways (from algae, corn, discarded food products), and then having some approval process for checking diesel that would prevent certain companies from selling fuel for the car.


+ - Senator to FCC: no broadcast flag for you!

Submitted by Flag waver
Flag waver (666) writes "Senator John Sununu (R-NH) will introduce legislation that will prevent the FCC from creating technology mandates for the consumer electronics industry. As a result, the FCC would be hamstrung in its efforts to revive the broadcast flag. '"The FCC seems to be under the belief that it should occasionally impose technology mandates," Sununu said in a statement. "These misguided requirements distort the marketplace by forcing industry to adopt agency-blessed solutions rather than allow innovative and competitive approaches to develop."' Sen. Sununu previously tried without success to remove the broadcast flag provisions from the massive telecommunications bill that died before reaching the Senate floor during the last Congress."
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+ - World of Warcraft now the size of New York City

Submitted by
DeadBugs writes "World Of Warcraft has passed 8 Million subscribers. This would put it on par with the population of New York (the largest city in the United States). With the first expansion coming out since the game was released, the game could easily pass 10 million people.

From the press release: "Since debuting in North America on November 23, 2004, World of Warcraft has become the most popular MMORPG around the world. Today, World of Warcraft is available in seven different languages and is played in North America, Europe, mainland China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.""

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