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Comment: Re:Relativity (Score 1) 398

by xSquaredAdmin (#42736953) Attached to: How <em>EVE Online</em> Dealt With a 3,000-Player Battle
That's not quite accurate. If you've shot at someone/been shot at in the past 15 minutes then your ship will go to a safe spot but won't disappear for a while (15min?). For that duration your ship will be in space and can be scanned down and destroyed by someone with the appropriate tools.

Comment: Re:I've noticed here in the UK... (Score 1) 551

by xSquaredAdmin (#38562872) Attached to: In New Zealand, a System To Watch for Disabled Parking Violators
Perhaps it's just a more permanent way of indicating that it's a handicapped spot? Wheelchair symbols painted onto the pavement like they have here in Canada can fade with time making it unclear that it is/was a spot. It's a bit harder to not notice when you've got a big orange thing sticking up from the pavement.

Comment: Re:Kind of early to predict that (Score 1) 305

by xSquaredAdmin (#35977036) Attached to: RIM Collapse Beginning?

Don't see how the security is any better than a direct https link between Exchage and your phone.

I honestly am not familiar with Androids/iPhones - do they have the option for remote lockdown/wiping of the device? I know this has been used a few times where I work when someone has managed to lose their BlackBerry or has decided to not return it after being let go from the company.

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Posted by samzenpus
from the wasted-days-and-wasted-art dept.
tiffanydanica writes "For a lot of us our browser history is something we consider private, or at least not something we want to expose to every website we visit. Web2.0collage is showing just how easy it is (with code!) for sites to determine what sites you visit. When you visit the site it sniffs your browser history, and creates a collage of the (safe for work) sites that you visit. It is an interesting application of potentially scary technology (imagine a job application site using this to screen candidates). You can jump right into having your history sniffed if you so desire. While the collages are cool on their own merit, they also serve as an illustration of the privacy implications of browser history sniffing."

Comment: Re:QuestHelper (Score 1) 344

by xSquaredAdmin (#27280427) Attached to: Blizzard Asserts Rights Over Independent Add-Ons
I think that may run afoul of the new policies as well:

All add-ons must be distributed free of charge. Developers may not create "premium"; versions of add-ons with additional for-pay features, charge money to download an add-on, charge for services related to the add-on, or otherwise require some form of monetary compensation to download or access an add-on.

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+ - Blizzard asserts rights over independent addons

Submitted by bugnuts
bugnuts (94678) writes "Blizzard announced a policy change to Addons for the popular game World of Warcraft which asserts requirements on UI programmers, such as charging for the program, obfuscation, soliciting donations, etc. Addons are voluntarily-installed UI programs that add functionality to the game, programmed in Lua, which can do various tasks that hook into the WoW engine. The new policy has some obvious requirements such as not loading the servers or spamming users, and it looks like an attempt to make things more accessible and free for the end user. But unlike FOSS, it adds other requirements that assert control over these independently coded programs, such as distribution and fees.

Blizzard can already control the ultimate functionality of Addons by changing the hooks into the WoW engine. They have exercised this ability in the past, e.g. to disable addons that automate movement and "one-button" combat. Should they be able to make demands on independent programmers' copyrighted works, such as download fees or advertising, who are not under contract to code for Blizzard? Is this like Microsoft asserting control over what programmers may code for Windows?"
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+ - Blizzard Dissallows WoW AddOn Donation->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Blizzard Entertainment today has posted a new World of Warcraft User Interface Add-On Development Policy that among other things asserts that user written game modifications must be free and cannot solicit for donations in game. Previously if Blizzard didn't want an addon to be able to do something they would disable the functionality. Now it seems they are out to legally assert their control over the game environment by prohibiting addon behavior that they have no way programmatic to police. Such radical behavior seems to be in response to or at least will curtail a popular addon that recently released a version with in game advertising. Up till now many other addons have had in game donation urls.

Is it legal/moral to require derivative works of a paid software to be free? Most addons are free, but not all addons are equal. If you spent years maintaining and developing a complex addon how would you feel about Blizzard now telling that you can't even ask for donations? Obviously Blizzard wants to keep addons in the realm of hobby, but do they have the right to tell people how they can use their UI API?"

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Comment: Re:Apple OS != Linux? (Score 1) 596

by xSquaredAdmin (#27004685) Attached to: Microsoft Sees Linux As Bigger Competitor Than Apple

Whoosh.

Definitions of certifiable on the Web:

        * fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
        * capable of being guaranteed or certified; "a certifiable fact"
            wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

        * That can, or that must be certified; Mentally ill to such an extent that involuntary institutionalization is appropriate; crazy
            en.wiktionary.org/wiki/certifiable

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