techsoldaten writes: "Marc Andreesen's social network platform Ning announced sweeping changes to the API for interacting with the platform today, much to the consternation of widget developers and systems integrators. The good news: they're implementing OpenSocial as a primary method for interacting with the platform. The bad news: they shut down access to major portions of their API without giving notice to developers. You can't even download the code you had been working on, despite the fact that code portability had been one of the major selling points of the platform. They're claiming this only impacts a small segment of users; as a member of that small segment, even a day's worth of notice would have been nice."
techsoldaten writes: "I bought a 360 and a Wii in the last year and both failed within 90 days of purchase. With the 360, it simply stopped working one day and I had to pay Microsoft to fix it. The Wii stopped working within the same timeframe and the only difference was I didn't have to pay Nintendo for repairs. I considered getting a PS3 over the weekend but realized that reliability has become a huge concern on my part, having been burned on other console purchases. I want to play games, not talk to customer support and wait weeks to get something back. Anyone in the slashdot crowd know if there problems with the PS3 like there are with the other consoles (the 360 especially)?"
techsoldaten writes: "CNN is running a story about the Commodore 64 and how people are still devoted to it after all these years. From the article, "Like a first love or a first car, a first computer can hold a special place in people's hearts. For millions of kids who grew up in the 1980s, that first computer was the Commodore 64. Twenty-five years later, that first brush with computer addiction is as strong as ever." Now if they will only come talk to me about my 8088."