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Comment Re:I'm not worried (Score 0) 160

I don't use anything in that list. Also I have FiOS. Comcast is getting it's ass kicked around here so badly they don't even call themself comcast anymore and I don't use Hulu and am on the verge of canceling TV all together. Personally I find this merger to be completely irrelevant. Look at AOL/Time Warner. What did that accomplish? NOTHING. Nothing changed. I don't use AOL, I don't use Time Warner. Nothing changed for anyone that did. Unless you're a stock holder no one cares. Be glad that they're not asking for tax payer money to keep themselves from going under. Neither NBC or Comcast is doing well right now.

Best Places To Work In IT 2010 205

CWmike writes "These top-rated IT workplaces combine choice benefits with hot technologies and on-target training. Computerworld's 17th annual report highlights the employers firing on all cylinders. The Employer Scorecard ranks IT firms based on best benefits, retention, training, diversity, and career development. Also read what IT staffs have to say about job satisfaction. How's your workplace, IT folk?" Read below for a quick look at the top 10 IT workplaces according to this survey.

The Grown-Up Video Game 152

Phaethon360 writes "Now, more than ever, we're seeing many Mature ratings (M+, 17+, 18) being distributed by various national media regulators. But that isn't the only indicator for a game's intended audience. It doesn't take a thousand swear words, scantily clad women or gratuitous violence to differentiate a ten-year-old's game from a twenty-year-old's. The spectrum of human emotions encompasses a wider palette than just revenge, fear, and loss, but the games that shy away from these are frequently mistaken as being for a younger audience. From the article: 'The human experience is one that is made up of great hardship, pain, loss, death, and a multitude of experiences seemingly designed to destroy a person. However, that same experience is also filled with joy, love, laughter, family and friends. ... These so-called “grown-up” games need not be relegated to the category of niche gaming. In fact, at times we find that these video games are capable of reaching mass popularity among the gaming community. It is here that we find one of our generation’s outlets for the expression of conflict.'"

Comment Re:Games from different regions? (Score 0, Offtopic) 146

But someone like MS would include a tricky license agreement with the product which says something like "By opening this box you agree that you did not actually purchase this hardware but are only leasing it indefinitely from Microsoft Corporation" blah blah blah which allows them to break it remotely or take it back from you if you harm it.

Nintendo Wins Lawsuit Over R4 Mod Chip Piracy 146

schliz writes "The Federal Court has ordered an Australian distributor to pay Nintendo over half a million dollars for selling the R4 mod chip, which allows users to circumvent technology protection measures in Nintendo's DS consoles. The distributor, RSJ IT Solutions, has been ordered to cease selling the chip through its gadgetgear.com.au site and any other sites it controls, as well as paying Nintendo $520,000 in damages."

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