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Slashback: Profanity, Synching, Flicks 119

Extra, extra -- Read more about it! Yes, that means another round of Slashback, bearing this time: The stillborn auction of [expletive deleted]company.com's domain name; why EPIC has decided to stop sailing with Amazon; and another tantalizing glimpse of a world so advanced we can watch instruction videos on personal computers. More, too.

Even Richard Feynman could have figured this out! Logos writes: "It seems that EPIC has decided to end their relationship with Amazon. Here is a link to the letter that I received on their mailing list. The final straw was Amazon's announcement that they are no longer able to ensure the privacy of their Customer Info."

How apropos! Servius writes: "Doublespeak is a wonderful thing. CNN has this story about EPIC dropping out of the Amazon affiliate program because of Amazon's recent relaxation of their rules for the use of personal data. Quote: 'The new policy is actually stricter than the previous one because it spells out the conditions under which personal information can be transferred.' I hope that makes you feel a lot safer."

Potty mouth, potty mouth, Milkman Dan! Domain shoppers everywhere, your time to mourn has come. After placing the domain f*ckedcompany.com for sale on everyone's favorite auction site site owner Philip Kaplan pulled the auction.

h0ngk0ngph00ey writes:

"After a quick check back at eBay today to see how high the bidding went for f*ckedcompany.com, I was somewhat surprised to see that the auction was ended. A look at the bid history seems to indicate that either eBay pulled it for being offensive, or the seller just got too many responses from people who weren't at all serious. /.'ed to death it seems."

lee@lvcm.com has a different perspective:
"Well without warning the owner pulled the auction from ebay. I was one of the serious high bidders and was never contacted by the owner. CNNfn contacted me and asked me questions (along with several other news organizations) and they were all under the assumption that he really wanted to sell the domain. I guess it was all a publicity stunt."

Will the Geeks in Space have to play Apollo 13? rak3 writes: "The Sync, home for the broadcasts of Geeks in Space and JenniShow (of JenniCam fame), seems to have run into some troubles. The company was going to be acquired, but this has fallen through and they might have to shut down the site. Read more about it here."

It's sad, since the folks behind The Sync have served to support everyone from local artists to aforementioned Geeks in Space. Hopefully, they can pull through this. If not, smart companies everywhere will start mailing them job offers right about now!

Soon I will watch Carlito Brigante kick ass with penguin supervision. cyber-vandal writes: "Two days after the Ask Slashdot on Intervideo's LinDVD, the announcement has been made here. No sign of the actual player being available, but this is a good sign that it wasn't merely MPAA-inspired vapourware. At last I can look forward to fragging my Win9x partition."

And here's another tibdit to add to the DeCSS gallery, for anyone else who admires the technical possibilities of the DVD format but not the politics attached thereto, GeekLife.com writes: "[H]ere's the DVD Logo rendered in beautiful shades of gray using the DECSS code as ink. "

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  • What the hell do I have to do with any of this??
  • Timmothy, you choad. If it was stillborn that would mean the auction never got underway - which it did. It just got yanked.
  • by sp0re ( 34323 ) on Thursday September 14, 2000 @03:21PM (#778671) Homepage
    The $3 mil bid was from a guy in Chicago whose previous 5 eBay purchases were auto parts for $16.50 and under. Most likely a joke, like all the other multi-million-dollar bids. Read the story here [ecompany.com]. I wrote it. He told me he was feeling sentimental about the site. XXX
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Thats pretty cool.

    Id sell my nick but noone would want it even though everyone posts as me.

    Damn cheapass ingrates! Pay me for my nick!
  • The ultra-cool, ultra-low numbered slapmeat nick "mholve" - sitting at a cool UID of 1101.

    That's right, folks! This old-timer has nothing better to do anymore than troll slapmeat, since the karma cap has taken all the fun out of things.

    Besides, this place sucks. Taco needs a new server, a new sysadmin or a new hosting center... But I guess he blew his Andover/VA stock wad on Mindstorms and cheap-ass ten dollar keyboards instead.

  • by mholve ( 1101 )
    Yeah, not much unlike my choice. ;>
  • Retard. "Down" doesn't inherently imply rebooted.

    I assume you don't understand the concept of "uptime", do you?

    And where the hell do you assholes get off harassing Senior Taco, huh? Don't make me come down there and kick your cracker-eating, club-footed, honkey-asses.

    hypo.
  • From the web site in question: I was bored this morning so I put FC on ebay. Bidding starts at $1. Took the auction off of Ebay -- interested parties, contact me and tell me who you are. Click here for more information Posted: 9/13/2000

    It doesn't seem that ebay took the auction down.
    ___

  • I agree man, slashdot still sucks these days. I'm still here for historical reasons, to get my news, and also in the hopes that some intelligent, rational conversations will suddenly appear. This hasn't happened very much lately...

    At least kuro5hin will be back up RSN, according to the site; I like their entire way of doing things a *lot* better.

    Unfortunately, it wasn't as asshole proof as slashdot, because they didn't have so many to test it. (But that's the point: they never wanted them there in the first place...)
    ---
    pb Reply or e-mail; don't vaguely moderate [ncsu.edu].
  • The owner of the site pulled the auction, not ebay. Says so right on the site.
  • I have two Win 2000 boxes with a UPS under my box - uptime since i installed RC2? 100%. 374 days.

  • I had problems about 7 hours ago; this would be a New Zealand reader, 'ere.

    dos:> tracert slashdot.org .. and it made it quite a few steps along the way. I could still get news.com, yahoo.com, metafilter.com.

  • I've always wanted johan, never seen it used, but it was taken when I joined.

    Not that i'd pay anything for it. It'd just make one less user name I have to remember
  • You too can be King of the World [slashdot.org].

    (serious offers only. yes I know about the link. I consider it similar to bold text. Or italics.)

  • It's not that tough. Click on the link, EPIC stands for Electronic Privacy Information Centre. Amazon has done something ridiculously stupid regarding the privacy of their customers. WHY would a website devoted to privacy want anything to do with Amazon?

  • You might find http://www.hollan.org/steg.txt interesting.

    - RSH
  • Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits.

    ----
  • Well if you ever read the official style guide [guardian.co.uk] for The Guradian [guardian.co.uk] which is one of the UK's quality broadsheet papers you'll see what they think about the use of words like fuck - don't use them needlessly but don't censor them, it's just a copout.


    If a mainstream newspaper has this policy why can't slashdot, censoring words is lame.

    swearwords

    We are more liberal than any other newspaper, using words such as cunt and fuck that most of our competitors would not use, even in direct quotes


    The editor's guidelines are straightforward:


    First, remember the reader, and respect demands that we should not casually use words that are likely to offend


    Second, use such words only when absolutely necessary to the facts of a piece, or to portray a character in an article; there is almost never a case in which we need to use a swearword outside direct quotes


    Third, the stronger the swearword, the harder we ought to think about using it
    Finally, never use asterisks, which are just a copout

  • you *do* realize that the DVD logo using DECSS as the ink is *already* in the gallery, right?

    or am I the only one who actually went to view it?

  • by Anonymous Coward
    I know you're just making a little joke, but your snide comment is still inappropriate. Richard Feynman did more to advance the art of Quantum Electricity Dynamics than anyone this century, as recognized by his 1963 Nobel prize in Physics (bringing his total number of Nobel prizes to 3, more than even Linus Pauling's). If it weren't for him, would people even know where Tuvan is on the map? That the Challenger's O2 rings caused its fatal explosion? Please, people. You wouldn't even have slashdot, if it weren't for scientists like him from the 60's. Please, read his many books [amazon.com] and inform yourself about a great man and a great scientist.
  • by mholve ( 1101 )
    154 whole days?

    My old Sparc 20 at home at the end of a $49 UPS has been up for nearly a year...

    Somebody oughtta quit their day job. ;>

  • I found this [cmu.edu] the other day and thought it was kinda neat.
  • Well, I made sure to pick fuckedcompany.com as one of my companies. Did you?
  • was slashdot down, or was it a pice of network somewhere? "...jumping to conclusions often lands you with shit on your face."
  • by Anonymous Coward
    (bringing his total number of Nobel prizes to 3, more than even Linus Pauling's

    Feynman just won one Nobel Prize. No one has won three Nobel prizes. There have been three people who won two: Linus Pauling (one for chemistry, one for peace), John Bardeen (both physics), and Madame Curie (one chemistry, one physics).

  • Whaddaya want?
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Could someone please explain that Richard Feynman comment to me?

    No, actually you need a PhD in physics before I can even attempt to explain it. Sorry.

  • Your choice... $1500, or an UltraSparc 5 :)
  • guess this would constitute whoring for karma, but anyways....

    cancel bid rules [ebay.com] here

    cancle auction rules [slashdot.org] here.
  • Heh, saw that link on bluesnews this morning and have made it my sig. That is just so great!
  • 'The new policy is actually stricter than the previous one because it spells out the conditions under which personal information can be transferred.'
    Or, in other words,
    'The new policy is worse because it tied us to several conditions whenever we wanted to transfer personal information, instead of letting us do it whenever we felt like it'.

    Servius has a point there. That's deffinitely something to think about. So apparently to them it's a bad thing to clearly delimit what a company can do with your personal info.

    Marketroids (kudos to whoever came up with this word first), gotta love 'em!

  • Interesting thought, but I think you have to at least intend to sell something in order to get hosted by them. What would be cooler is if they used Napster to distribute GiS. Rob actually brought this up last episode; Napster would be a great form of distribution. What do you say, guys? Prove there's a legitimate use for filesharing!
  • CNN said it rhymes with truck

    how creative.

  • i think the fckd.co. auction actually got pulled because of stoopid bids... i visited in the morning and someone had bid $44,150 or some such reasonable number that looked like a real bid, but when i went back in the afternoon, the high bid was "$10,000,000.00".

    yeah, right...
  • Jeez, what kind of uncreative moron would use his own name, for God's sake!
  • You can't do anything serious on e-bay. E-bay is for selling trash to fools, and silly publicitly stunts. Ooh and scamming people's paypal. Did I miss anything?
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  • by artful ( 23728 )
    Do you think the MPAA will sue them for DeCSS or because the DVD logo is trademarked? Is anybody working on those stupid G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC17 logos?
  • maybe nobody bothered to notice- the webmaster, right on his very own front page, noted that anybody interested (seriously) in buying the domain, just needs to contact him. Too many jokers started bidding out of control. You people should do your homework before posting this crap.
  • by Pope ( 17780 )
    Dick's dead, man.

    Pope

    Freedom is Slavery! Ignorance is Strength! Monopolies offer Choice!
  • I pity the foo', who don't watch they language.
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  • by Palin ( 3182 ) on Thursday September 14, 2000 @03:42PM (#778709) Homepage Journal
    1) In this modern era of SDL, why oh why are they writing the LinDVD player to specifically support certain chipsets?

    2) If the show was over on 09/09 as their page suggests, then why did none mention it on slashdot? Did anyone go to the Linux World (Taipei) show and see this thing?
  • "I hate you, Milkman Dan!"

    redmeat is hillarious! I'm sad to say that that reference was the most gratifying thing I've seen here for days.

  • Foo! Maybe his Kharma is negative! I ain't gettin on no plane!
    ---
  • Foo', check the web-site. You crazy fool, he says right there, he ain't sellin it on no e-bay. Stay in school!
    ---
  • Thats waaay behind livid and co, which apparently fun fine on a dxr2 or dxr3 decoder, but its too jittery in software mode on my P600. Oh dear, I've got a few "illegal" lines of code on my computer. Being an average linux newbie, I am not a master programmer and, although I can get by in perl, tcl and bash scripting, I wouldnt have a clue where to start to use this "illegal" code. To be honest, if the only illegal thing on my computer is a few k of C, then all the anti-piracy stuff should be greatful I am no longer costing Microsoft millions with an illegal copy of windows/office etc. When you look at the warez scene on the internet, which Joe public can download full copies of complete games that normaly sell for £30, then compare it to a few lines of code that only a real geek knows where to use it, you can see which does more harm to the IP industry as a whole.
  • Uuh, what are you talking about, Beavis?
  • This is a copy of an email I sent to someone about this issue:
    I saw your post on Slashdot, and noticed that you thought the FC auction was a stunt - I checked in at the bidding, too, saw it was up to 5 million, and the high bidder's name was gad-something. After the auction was pulled, I saw several independent news stories that pointed out that they actually interviewed several of the last high bidders, and they turned out to be college students playing jokes & the like (they are subsequently getting their eBay accounts revoked, I think). Anyhow, I suspect Pud just lost track of which bids were legitimate & which weren't & didn't feel like tracking them all down. He was quoted on cnet.com (I think it was cnet) as saying, "I thought it'd be easier to just do it through eBay instead of spending hours in talks" - apparently, he thought that all the bids would be legitimate and the number of fake bids blew his tolerance.
    I suggest that if you are seriously interested in buying the website, go to the FC home page, and click on the "this website for sale" link. He has more info there.
  • "If not, smart companies everywhere will start mailing them job offers right about now!"

    Any ass can make a website that serves high-bandwidth content. What makes these guys different is that they ran out of money doing it.

    Why will "smart companies" want to hire these geeks, again?
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Why don't you have MP3.com handle Geeks In Space?
  • ...domain names are and aren't considered property, contrary to popular belief. Network Solutions' contract and numerous international court decisions have established as fact in the eyes of the law. You don't own the combination of letters that makes up your DNS entry, just the priviledge of using it exclusively -- otherwise, how could your registration expire after two years? If you really owned a domain name, you'd keep it forever.

    While I'm sure eBay would like to offer as many auctions as they can (= more $), they certainly wouldn't want to piss off NSI -- after all, NSI could always revoke ebay.com and auction it off! We need a better place where web users can sell^H^H^H^H exchange the priviledges of domain names without harassment from the registars -- there's probably a huge untapped market for "used" domain names. (Have a popular site that you don't want anymore? Sell the domain name to a dotcom upstart and let them coast off your popularity!) After all, if people are willing to buy used cars...

  • The final straw was Amazon's announcement that they are no longer able to ensure the privacy of their Customer Info.

    Wait a minute! Shouldn't they post this before every customer transaction?

  • That's really interesting. You should make sure it's on the CMU professor's gallery. [cmu.edu]
  • Personally, I don't think domains peroid should be purchased simply for the fact of selling, now with this *company.com one, that wasn't the case so thas good. however, still, I think that the person was just out for a hayday. but isn't there something in EBay's agreement saying you have to LEGALLY sell? The high bidder could take this to court.
  • Because specific chipsets have specific DVD acceleration support, and it's usually not exposed by X (not X's fault, the companies in question want to avoid legal trouble with DVD-CCA so they won't document anything they don't have to).
  • "Well without warning the owner pulled the auction from ebay. I was one of the serious high bidders and was never contacted by the owner. CNNfn contacted me and asked me questions (along with several other news organizations) and they were all under the assumption that he really wanted to sell the domain. I guess it was all a publicity stunt."

    Would you pull from anything that would give you $3,000,000 in your hand?? ($3,000,000 was the bid I last saw it going for)

  • ...the website talks about pulling fc.com from ebay:

    "...Took the auction off of Ebay -- interested parties, contact me and tell me who you are. "

  • why doesn't a company just make a dvd-rom drive that has a flash ROM you could download the DeCSS code into? I'm sure it wouldn't be THAT freaking hard. *There should be a DeCSS marathon on slashdot, everybody contributes a line of code to the cause*
  • It's not just the domain name but a fully operational site, along with a userbase of 125,000 unique users a week.

    Phillip.

  • "Took the auction off of Ebay -- interested parties, contact me and tell me who you are. Click here [fuckedcompany.com] for more information"
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  • This is what is meant when people talk about passing consumer privacy laws.

    Consumer? or Citizen Consumers only have the 'rights given to them by corporatists.. remember that next time you call yourself a 'consumer'!
  • Why don't they understand that? They're property, they can have whatever they want in it, because of freedom of speech, and what if your company name, has profanity in it? It could happen, and would you have to censor your own domain name for it? I always hate the goverment for those things, because they don't have any good judges who are, nerds. They don't know what they're really talking about, and odds are, none of them own a dns entry.
  • by Tam-Lin ( 17972 )
    Could someone please explain that Richard Feynman comment to me?
  • Marketroids (kudos to whoever came up with this word first), gotta love 'em!

    I always liked Marketeers!

  • This /. nick is up for auction. It's funny and crazy, but also completely serious--don't bid if you don't intend to pay. Check the sig for a link.
    --
    Linux MAPI Server!
    http://www.openone.com/software/MailOne/
  • Heh heh heh. forget it d00d. U R N07 31337!
  • He wasn't just selling the domain, but the SITE itself.
    ----
  • I was reading since more or less the beginning (2 months after it was /.) and I don't think I created a login for myself until at least 8 months later, probably a year but I don't really remember. Either way, that was years ago and I still don't really think my /. username is absolutely necessary. yeah, I configure it to be My Slashdot, but hell, that's what My Yahoo is for.
    But I do agree, low user IDs are not cool :)

    [phpwebhosting.com]
    nerdfarm.org
  • My understanding of it, was there were buying more than just the domain name. They were buying the whole site. Certainly the whole is more than the pieces, as it were. There has to be a distinction made between the two. Supposedly someone put a lot of work into it.

    --
  • Taped to a pillar near the fly rail in the main theater at UC Irvine was a list of the "Ten Rules of the Theater". One of the more memorable was this: "Never underestimate the power of the artistically pretentious." Ten points to sp0re for his story on ecompany.com and the gratuitous use of the word "schadenfreude".
  • according to the website, Kaplan is still looking for a buyer.... he's asked interested parties to email him.
  • You can find this on Napster, if you just search for Carlin. Yes, that's illegal, but I have a feeling of all comediens, Carlin won't mind. It's usually called Seven Words or something with that in the title.

    I'm still waiting for him to do a monologue about the MPAA and/or the RIAA. :)

    -David T. C.

  • Intervideo demo'ed LinDVD at the "Linux World tradeshow in Taipei (Sep 7-9, 2000)" - how appropriate - a conference I'm certain no one went to,and so no one can verify that this is still just vaporware.

    Joseph Elwell.
  • Well, I've got a couple of accounts under 1k. I could sell you one for $500. Interested?

    Not interested... :-)

    Seriously, I have no idea how I managed to grab #17, that time I by chance logged on using a 14.000 baud modem, connecting from across the atlantic.

    I wasn't even trying to fill out the registration form quickly. I remember that form clearly. In those days it asked for a name instead of a nick. You can still see that a lot of people with low user ids use their real name instead of a nick.

    (And no, I'm not selling mine.)

  • I'm not as low as you guys, but I did use my nick. :)

    I've been wondering for the past week (since actually noticing my #) just how long I've been reading /. I do still enjoy it.

    dana
  • Many Slashdotters were less than enthused with the new registered user concept when it was first introduced and refused, or at least delayed, registration for a while.

    I waited over a month as I recall and still ended up with a pretty low number.

    While I don't imagine that anyone cares about their Slashdot user# I know some people who would really like lower ICQ numbers.

  • by El ( 94934 )
    Now for this one they SHOULD get sued... for misusing a trademark!
  • What's all this censorship? Here goes. Just substitute it back.

    Fucked
    Fucked
    Fucked

    (What? Saying fuck doesn't get you moderated up? It worked for this one [slashdot.org]!)

  • I'd sell mine except for the fact that in some giddy drunken euphoria of open, identified dialogue, I used my full name as my user id.
    Oh well.
  • hahahahahahaha i needed a good laugh :)
  • I saw it at $10,000,000.
  • by mholve ( 1101 )
    That would be incorrect. ;>
  • I block doubleclick. For that matter, I block images.slashdot.org. Oh no, now I can't see the "Censored" guy that looks suspiciously like my boss.
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  • > i think the fckd.co. auction actually got pulled because of stoopid bids... i visited in the morning and someone had bid $44,150 or some such reasonable number that looked like a real bid, but when i went back in the afternoon, the high bid was "$10,000,000.00".

    Maybe people think they are bidding on Microsoft. Or Firestone, at the very least.

    I'd give $10e7 for either. If I could get a loan.

    --
  • Yes, quite. Probably not too many other Kev Vances out there looking for a cool 3 digit uid :)
  • Ok, well the auction's completely down now, but when I looked yesterday, it said it had been cancelled but serious buyers could still email the guy who owns the site.

    Its anyone's guess as to why he suddenly opted for a more discreet way to take bids.
  • 3) eBay, as it always mentioned in it's policies, has the right to refuse to actually auction anything it doesn't want to. Normally, there is a list of things that don't stand a chance (human body parts, guns, etc.), but they still reserve the right to refuse service. Whether or not this is the actual case or not doesn't matter. I didn't expect the auction to last that long anyways.

    It wasn't pulled by eBay - it was pulled by the seller, which is totally OK [ebay.com.au]. And if you go to the site [fuckedcompany.com], you'll see they're still accepting legitimate offers by e-mail.
  • It may have been coined originally by occasional Slashdot poster Leo Schwab [best.com] for his Amiga demo of same name. It certainly helped to further popularize the term. The demo was a clever Robotron spoof.

    As Bill Hicks [nott.ac.uk] said, "If you are in marketing or advertising... kill yourself."
  • Um.. uh. .. I ain't gettin on no plane!
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  • Sigh. This is not a troll. I would just like "Slashback" to be factual. Or maybe even funny, why not? Unfortunately it's too often neither. I emphasized below the parts of the article that give you some idea of what they're about. The rest (more than 50%) is worse than useless, in my opinion. Why post it then? I really don't know.

    Extra, extra -- Read more about it! Yes, that means another round of Slashback, bearing this time: The stillborn auction of [expletive deleted]company.com's domain name; why EPIC has decided to stop sailing with Amazon; and another tantalizing glimpse of a world so advanced we can watch instruction videos on personal computers. More, too.

    Oh, and would a few hyperlinks in the lead be too much to ask? Currently if I want to know about corrections or updates to Slashdot stories, I *have* to click on the article. This bugs me.

    OK, here's my theories why /. does this:

    - Too kind: you want to give people who make submissions full credit, so you include their full submission in the body of the article.

    - Too greedy: you want that extra hit count of everybody having to click to get the information.

    - Too dumb: you truly think Slashback is really well-written, really funny, really the best way to present the stories.

    I dunno, you tell me.
  • I see the dilemma, if fuckedcompany were to sell fuckedcompany, they would have to list themselves as being fucked! I guess they tried to become unfuckedcompany.com. &*)

    kick some CAD [cadfu.com]
  • by gtx ( 204552 ) on Thursday September 14, 2000 @02:38PM (#778760) Homepage
    i personally think it was all a publicity stunt to see how many different ways the media would dance around the name of the site:

    f*uckedcompany.com
    (expletive)edcompany.com
    fuckedcompany.com
    ...for media with balls
    a company with a bad 'f'word followed by edcompany.com

    it's kinda funny how many times i've read people dancing around it.
  • "...Yeah, there are 400,000 words in the English language and there are seven of them you can't say on television.

    What a ratio that is. 399,993 - - - to 7.

    They must really be bad.

    They'd have to be outrageous to be separated from a group that large.

    `All of you over here, you seven. Baad words!'

    That's what they told us they were, remember? `That's a bad word!'

    No bad words. Bad thoughts. Bad intentions. And words... "


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  • Not true. eBay allows Domain Names to be sold there -- in fact, they even have a whole category created just for this purpose. (Search for "domain name" next time you're there.) It's pretty hilarious how much people are asking for some domains. Would you pay $10,000,000 [ebay.com] for "HairAssure.com" or "ExtremeFan.com"? Or what about $2.5 million [ebay.com] for 20001.net? Some people apparently overestimate these things a bit.
  • After placing the domain f*ckedcompany.com [fuckedcompany.com] for sale on everyone's favorite auction site site owner Philip Kaplan pulled the auction.

    The asterisk is really pointless, since you linked to the site. After all, the courts have determined that linking to a site is much, much worse than listing the URL.


    My mom is not a Karma whore!

  • No, because in the US, there are no laws guaranteeing privacy unless otherwise disclaimed.

    There OUGHT to be, but there aren't.

    This is what is meant when people talk about passing consumer privacy laws.

  • I've got one of those Netstream 2000 decoder cards everyone's one about. They sent it to me apparently so I could help betatest it--and then they never got back to me afterward, oh well. It's a nice card, and the H+ I formerly had found a good home with a friend of mine who desperately needed it (his computer wasn't fast enough to play The Matrix without skipping). And now that I've actually got Linux working, I anticipate testing it in a few days once I have the time. I'll either post about it to Slashdot, or write a Themestream article about it--or maybe I'll write the Themestream article and then submit it to Slashdot. :)

    Anyway, for those who can afford the card, the beta player is available for download right from Sigma Designs [sigmadesigns.com]. It's primitive so far, and only supports piping out to a TV set, not direct on-monitor play, and I haven't actually had the chance to get it working so I can't say much about whether it actually does--but it is a true licensed Linux DVD solution.
    --

  • What? Jenni of Jennicam has her own SHOW? Oh what will they think of next?

    broadcasts of Geeks in Space and JenniShow (of JenniCam fame),
  • I hope every one realises that this is a reference to Milkman Dan [redmeat.com] "Booze-fueled paragon of pointless cruelty and wanton sadism" from the sick and twisted "webtoon" redmeat [redmeat.com] by Max Cannon, as featured in the satirical news paper (both online and off) the Onion [theonion.com]

    Thad

  • Couldn't VA buy the Sync? I'm sure you guys could suggest it to somebody :)
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  • The real Derek Pomery is an imposter

    foo,

    -l

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