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Journal Journal: Open Source Art: Put Up Or Shut Up 15

One of the arguments that go back and forth in the fight over abolishing copyright is that if copyright is abolished, the financial incentive to create is removed and the supply of quality work is diminished. The abolishionists counter that this is not the case, but that new business models will evolve to work with the new system. But the only ones they point to as currently working are all based around software. I don't see it any currently working for other art forms on any sort of large sc
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Submission + - All Your Rights Are Belong to Us

cyrusmack writes: "For those of us that thought US copyright law was about the most draconian in the world, we were shocked by today's announcement of a new lobbyist group that wants even stronger copyright law. The group, called the "copyright alliance", features the usual suspects: Microsoft, MAFIAA, Viacom und herr Maus ("Look, it's Walt Disney! Shoot him now!"). Funnily enough, there was no mention of information access rights nor of US copyright law's gross violations of basic human rights. Funny that."
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Submission + - Identical Twins Battle Over Paternety Test

ziggamon2.0 writes: Twin brothers Raymon and Richard Miller are the father and uncle to a 3-year-old little girl. The problem is, they don't know which is which. Or who is who. Since they are identical twins, and have the exact same DNA they are inseparable in paternety tests. How is one to know? And if their DNA is really the same, in a biological perspective, does it really matter?

Feed Harvard, Princeton researchers developing implantable "biocomputers" (engadget.com)

Filed under: Misc. Gadgets

Researchers at Harvard and Princeton have announced that they've made a "crucial step" in the development of so-called "biocomputers," which could one day be implanted in patients to directly attack diseased cells or tissues Fantastic Voyage-style. According to Physorg, the computers are actually constructed entirely out of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and are able to translate complex cellular signatures like the activities of multiple genes into a form that can be more readily observed. Currently, the researchers have demonstrated that the biocomputers can work in human kidney cells in culture, although they seem confident that they'll eventually find a wind range of uses, including working in conjunction with biosensors or medicine delivery systems to target, for instance, only cancerous or diseased cells, without causing any harm to the patient's healthy cells.

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Microsoft

Submission + - QuickTime plays havoc with RAID in Vista!

Mr.Tweak writes: "Are you wondering why your RAID arrays keep dying under Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit)? It is not because you are unlucky, if you are trying to play QuickTime movies stored on the array using Apple software, that is your problem. Let's get the word out there and see if Apple and Microsoft cannot come together and fix this issue quickly. Temp fix for your RAID with redundancy arrays included."
Media

Submission + - Mass outage hits XM

An anonymous reader writes: XM Satellite Radio is experiencing a major outage right now, having lost one of its satellites and a massive number of repeaters. Listeners on the East Coast are mostly affected since XM's second satellite doesn't have a national footprint. Customer service reps are saying anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days for service to be restored.

The cause to all this mayhem? A software update.
Intel

Submission + - Intel Launches New Chipset

mikemuch writes: "The new P35 and G33 chipsets, codenamed "Bear Lake" are now available. They have a new memory controller that supports DDR3 RAM at up to 1333MHz, a new southbridge, and will support the upcoming 45nm Penryn CPUs. They don't yet have an actually new and different GPU — their GMA 3100 is pretty much the same as the GMA 3000 of the G965 chipset. ExtremeTech has details on the new chipset architecture."

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