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Comment Re:That shit is fucked up. (Score 1) 22

Wait, what??? If this kind of behaviour is unacceptable, Im not going to be having kids. I thought the whole point of spawning was to laugh at them. I'm pretty sure that's why my parents did it...
But seriously, this is a father spending some good quality, chemically altered time with his boy.You just dont see enough of that these days.

Comment Re:Wow! Who ever would have guessed that!? (Score 1) 693

Read TFA before writing something like this.

Please.

Paul pointed out a few technicalities of the law, just like slashdotters love pointing out technicalities of computers etc.

Using a "get out of jail free" technical defense means that you got put in jail in the first place; even if you are not sent to prison, you can be charged, arraigned, harassed, etc based on evidence that will never meet "shadow of a doubt" standards.

Comment Solution. (Score 1) 897

The main argument of TFA is that FF3's warning about self signed certs is egregious.

There is not an issue about warning users; users need to be warned.

What is needed is individual warnings in a drop-down bar for individual problems with certificate issues:

*(picture of green 1's and 0's alongside a red face with a line through it) This certificate is self signed; It may not be trustworthy for identification purposes, you should only trust it for data encryption purposes.

*(picture of a green face alongside a red clock with a line through it) This certificate is out of date; it expired YYYY MM DD HH MM SS ago.

*Trusted case: (picture of a green face) This certificate identifies XYZ.com as trusted by CERTCORP.com. Your data is encrypted.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - I hope the GetTheFacts add pops up! 1

An anonymous reader writes: from MicroSofts site "The Infolect® application, which went into production in September 20"......."In the past six years, there have been no production outages at the London Stock Exchange, and the new systems running on Microsoft technologies are critical to maintaining this 100 per cent reliability record."
http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=200042

and a 2 years later
"London Stock Exchange blames outage on Infolect"

http://www.cio.co.uk/concern/security/news/index.cfm?articleid=2248&pagtype=allchantopdate
United States

Submission + - Pimps and Ferrets: Copyright & the 19th centur (ohiolink.edu)

Eric Anderson writes: "This link is to my dissertation manuscript about popular ideas about copyright during the nineteenth century US.

Although generally forgotten today, the nineteenth century US was absolutely rife with copyright-related controversy and excitement, including international squabbling, celebrity grandstanding, new technology, corporate exploitation, and ferocious arguments about piracy, reprinting, and the effects of copyright law.

Then, as now, copyright was very important to a small group of people (e.g. authors and publishers), and slightly important to larger groups (e.g. consumers and readers). However, these various larger groups did have definite ideas about copyright, its function, and its purpose. Many of these ideas are relevant today.

A book (if there is one) is probably years away. In the meantime, the dissertation itself is freely distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 license.

Pimps and Ferrets: Copyright and Culture in the United States, 1831-1891 (page has link to 1.8M, 231-page PDF) http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1193529137"

XBox (Games)

Submission + - Microsoft confirms Xbox 360 Family Timer (gamespot.com) 1

nexidus writes: Currently, all three current-generation consoles have parental controls. Like similar features on televisions and DVD players, the tools for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 let parents lock out games of a certain rating. Thus, a 35-year-old man could own Gears of War without worrying about his 5-year-old son accidentally playing it.

This morning, Microsoft upped the parental-control ante by officially announcing the long-rumored Family Timer feature for its Xbox 360 console. Based on a similar feature in the Windows Vista operating system, the feature lets parents limit the amount of time a child plays on a daily or weekly basis. Once a child nears the maximum playtime, a reminder will appear on the console to warn the player to save the game soon.

The Family Timer option will be a download from Xbox Live and will be available in December. Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices Division, unveiled it at a Washington, DC event this morning. The event was to promote PACT, "a family contract" being promoted by the Parent Teacher Association as a way "to foster family discussion about screen-time guidelines." The PACT contract is available for download on the newly revamped family games section of Xbox.com.

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