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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Movie/Video search aggregation?

raolin writes: I have been running without television service for the last few years, relying instead on Netflix Streaming, Hulu Plus, Amazon, and my personal video library. I have the latter indexed and easily searchable, but I have not managed to find a good aggregator for the streaming services that I use, so when I have friends over and the question "Can we see X?" is asked, I have to search three streaming sources, which is kind of a drag. I know Netflix has a search API that I could work with, and it seems at least possible that Hulu and Amazon do as well, but before I try to build something myself I thought I'd ask the community. Any thoughts?

Submission + - Time Machine: Watch a 1982 Report on Video Games (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: "It's easy for us, with the benefit of 30 years of hindsight, to poke fun at a 1982 news report about video games. But as Keith Shaw points out, even the 14-year-old you would have been jumping all over this reporter for all that he gets wrong. Don't get eaten by the 'pac men'! Plus, gasp, it may take a lot of time to read the instructions on how to play."

Submission + - Voyager and the Coming Great Hiatus in Deep Space (txchnologist.com)

MatthewVD writes: "Some time in the next decade, the Voyager probes will run out of juice and finally go silent after almost a half century of exploration. John Rennie writes that the lack of any meaningful effort to follow up with a mission to interstellar space shows the "fragile, inconsistent state of space exploration." It's particularly frustrating since the Voyagers have tantalized astronomers with a glimpse into about how the sun's magnetic field protects us from (or exposes us to) cosmic rays. Have we gone as far as we’re willing to go in space?"

Submission + - Canada Post Files Copyright Lawsuit Over Crowdsourced Postal Code Database (michaelgeist.ca)

An anonymous reader writes: Canada Post has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Geolytica, which operates GeoCoder.ca, a website that provides several geocoding services including free access to a crowdsourced compiled database of Canadian postal codes. Canada Post argues that it is the exclusive copyright holder of all Canadian postal codes and claims that GeoCoder appropriated the database and made unauthorized reproductions. GeoCoder compiled the postal code database by using crowdsource techniques without any reliance on Canada Post's database and argues that no copyright in postal codes and no infringement.

Comment Re:mDesktop works great... (Score 2) 359

I forgot to mention that this handles dual monitors without issue, and goes from docked w/two monitors to undocked with one monitor seamlessly. If you decide to exit it, all applications collapse to your single desktop.

The one issue I have noticed is that if you have an open dialogue box it will likely die on desktop switching. This is a minor annoyance, but not one that has caused me much heartburn (and believe me, I have lots open, two and three copies of visual studio, and similar instances of SSMS running at a given time).

Sorry, should have thought all that through in my first post.

"Consider a spherical bear, in simple harmonic motion..." -- Professor in the UCB physics department