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Comment: Re:In other words (Score 1) 565

by shinma (#34129706) Attached to: Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain
Of course, feeding the troll is stupid, but... The entire quote is "on the one hand, information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other." So yeah, I don't think what you're saying means what you think it means.
Censorship

+ - More porn related censorship in Ireland

Submitted by
AnnoyedPornGuy
AnnoyedPornGuy writes "As previously discussed on Slashdot, the Irish Domain Registry banned me from using the domain porn.ie. Since then I've attempted to register a business called "Pornography" to try to get around this ban (or at least to allow me get pornography.ie) but alas the Irish Companies Registration Office think the word "Pornography" is "undesirable". This is in spite of the evidence I included to show that pornography is legal in Ireland, how the word is commonly used in Government documents and how they've previously allowed a business call itself "Society to Outlaw Pornography".

What they've totally missed is that by allowing me call my porn site pornography.ie I would've been able to eliminate accidental visitors. But they've now left me with no choice by to call my porn site something vague.

It's stupid."
Patents

+ - Ionic Wind - Chillin' the PC

Submitted by
Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth writes "A new type of ultra-thin, silent cooling technology for processors is being developed by Kronos Advanced Technologies in collaboration with Intel and the University of Washington. In two years, this new technology might replace existing cooling fan technology in laptops and other portable devices, making them more reliable and far quieter."
Enlightenment

+ - Tech industry shifts towards green

Submitted by isabotage3
isabotage3 (991236) writes "http://www.nwfdailynews.com/articleArchive/jan2007 /techgreen.php Most US companies don't talk about global warming. In Silicon Valley,climate change is pretty much taken as a given. It's part of the tech industry's shift in recent years toward the green end of the spectrum.
Just last week, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a regional business booster association announced a 12-point campaign called Clean and Green that takes traditional regional planning issues, such as ride-sharing and mass transit, and frames them in the context of global warming.
Hyperion Solutions, a software maker that gives a $5,000 bonus to employees who buy cars that get better than 45 miles to the gallon."
PC Games (Games)

+ - Why Bother With Episodic Games?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Are episodic games providing a new, blue ocean opportunity for game innovation and, indeed, sales? In the latest Gamasutra editorial, GameTap vice president of content Rick Sanchez explains his stance, by defining what an episodic game entails, and emphasizing their potential. Sanchez asks "If you can buy into these three tenants as defining rules for an episodic game series, it begs the question: why bother making episodic games at all? The answer is not an obvious one when you consider that this content model presents a lot of challenges for an industry that, historically, has not been good at producing quality content in the studio-like TV show model that episodic game development would demand. The fact that the development model for episodic games probably requires the industry to re-educate consumers on how long games should last, or even what level of visual quality to expect, is another burden. Traditional boxed software still sells, so, again, why bother with episodic games?""
It's funny.  Laugh.

When Celebrities Speak on Science 574

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the good-idea-bad-idea dept.
Timberwolf0122 writes to mention that the website Sense About Science is encouraging stars not to comment on scientific issues without at least checking their facts. A somewhat amusing article on the BBC matches up a few comments made by celebrities with the factual reaction from experts in the field of study tackled by their blunder.

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