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by twenex27 (#19839195) Attached to: BBC Trust Will Hear iPlayer Openness Complaints
Yes. In other words, their remit is to serve the public (and in case you didn't know, BBC content within Britain is not funded by commercials but by a fee that's compulsory IF you own a tv). The only remit any of the other broadcasters have in Britain is (a) to make money; (b) to not breach any of the "lesser" regulations (such as no blood and guts when children's tv is broadcast).
Communications

+ - a slashdot style site for regular news?

Submitted by
OiToTheWorld
OiToTheWorld writes "Having been reading slashdot for a while now, I find I really enjoy the format and moderation system and debate, however, there are many things that get left out because, obviously this is a tech site. My question is: is there a site out there with a slashdot type format that focuses on international news, world events, and politics?"
Windows

+ - Microsoft starts selling Linux??

Submitted by antibios
antibios (545713) writes "Microsoft and Novell says Dell has agreed to buy Suse Linux Enterprise Server certificates from Microsoft and that the computer maker will set up a services and marketing program aimed at getting users of open-source platforms to switch to the new Suse Linux offering.

http://www.theage.com.au/news/Business/Dell-Micros oft-Novell-to-push-Linux/2007/05/07/1178390206427. html"
Patents

+ - Aussie software pirate extradited (10yrs jail)

Submitted by Watertowers
Watertowers (1061714) writes "BEFORE he was extradited to the United States, Hew Griffiths, from Berkeley Vale in NSW, had never even set foot in America. But he had pirated software produced by American companies. Now, having been given up to the US by former justice minister Chris Ellison, Griffiths, 44, is in a Virginia cell, facing up to 10 years in an American prison after a guilty plea late last month. http://www.theage.com.au/news/technology/aussie-pi rate-extradited/2007/05/06/1178390182639.html"
The Almighty Buck

+ - Steve Jobs highest paid CEO - $646 Mil

Submitted by
Whiney Mac Fanboy
Whiney Mac Fanboy writes "Fans of Apple CEO Steve Jobs are quick to point out that he is only paid a $1 salary for his role at Apple. However, according to Forbes he's the highest paid executive in the US — to the tune of 646 Million dollars for 2006. From the article

Forbes said the highest-paid CEOs were not always those that delivered the most to shareholders.Forbes said by its analysis, Apple's Jobs was 36th. Topping the list was John Bucksbaum of General Growth Properties, a real-estate investment trust. Over the past six years, Bucksbaum was paid $US723,000 a year while delivering a 39 per cent annual return to shareholders.
I wonder how much of that $646 Million was from improperly backdated options?"
The Internet

US, Asia, Europe Ceding Web Dominance 123

Posted by Zonk
from the hello-new-friends dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A new study shows that presence of the US, Asia, and Western European countries on the web is strongly declining. Newly internet-empowered countries are booming; many geographical regions are showing exponential growth, including Eastern Europe and South America. Chris Harrison explains: 'Countries that have never been able to place a website in the top 500 are now pushing dozens of established websites out of this prestigious list. This trend is both recent (within the last two years) and accelerating. Interestingly, Asia is seeing it's presence eroded the fastest, especially China.'"

Microsoft lawyer whines about Apple's DRM complaints->

From feed by engfeed

Filed under: Portable Audio, Portable Video

The gloves have long since been removed in the battle war between Cupertino and Redmond, and while we wouldn't deem this a direct hit, it's a mighty blow to gut regardless. Microsoft's general counsel and executive vice president Brad Smith has apparently decided that whining about whiners is the best approach to garner public support, as he mouthed off to reporters and suggested that Apple should just shut its trap in regard to the limitations of DRM, and in a completely unrelated addition, claimed that sales of the iPod should be good enough for that oh-so-greedy corporation. More specifically, Mr. Smith claimed that he wasn't a "big believer in just blaming the music industry for Apple's inability to sell every conceivable iPod," but contradicted himself ever so slightly by insinuating that Apple should leave well enough alone and enjoy the profits the player is already pulling in. Is it just us, or do you sense this vibe of bitterness mixed in there somewhere, too?

[Via GizmoNews, picture courtesy of Worth1000]

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Is DVORAK Gaining Traction Among Coders? 559

Posted by Cliff
from the slow-news-day dept.
coderpath asks: "At a recent Seattle Ruby Brigade hack night someone asked how many people used the DVORAK keyboard layout. Out of 9 people, 7 used DVORAK and only 2 were using QWERTY. I personally made the switch last Christmas, after 25 years of typing with QWERTY. What do you use? Have you switched to DVORAK? Have you been wanting to make the switch? Has anyone else noticed an increase in adoption of DVORAK lately?"
Censorship

Gary Kasparov Arrested Over Political Fight 427

Posted by Zonk
from the more-active-than-chess dept.
geddes writes "World chess champion turned opposition leader Gary Kasparov was arrested this morning while leading an march through Moscow in opposition to Russian President Vladamir Putin. Kasporov is a leader of the 'Other Russia' coalition which has been banned by the government from appearing on TV, and had been denied a marching permit. From the New York Times: 'Essentially barred from access to television, members of Other Russia have embraced street protests as the only platform to voice their opposition ahead of parliamentary elections in December and presidential elections next March. Early this month, Mr. Kasyanov's and Mr. Kasparov's Web sites were blocked, though it was unclear by whom.' Kasparov was later released from detention, though he was still fined for participating in the event."
User Journal

Journal: I miss my friend

Journal by NyteGeek

On the morning of Saturday, March 25, 2006 one of the worst mass murders in the history of Washington State took my friend Jeremy Martin. I don't know why I'm thinking of this today, but I am and I wonder if anybody else is.

The Almighty Buck

+ - Australian ISPs to disconnect file sharers?

Submitted by shadrach_au
shadrach_au (15798) writes "The Australian music industry has approached Internet service providers (ISP) to penalize people who illegally download music. Under the plan, record labels would identify Internet customers who are illegally downloading and service providers would give them three warnings before cutting off their phone and Internet connections. Recent research shows that 18 per cent of Australians regularly use filesharing programs like Limewire to illegally download songs from the Internet."

My idea of roughing it turning the air conditioner too low.

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