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Comment Paradigm Shift Backlash (Score 2) 288

Every time the world's underlying assumptions shift there's some backlash and attempt to prevent the future from inevitably coming. But honestly either I'm just too knowledgeable about current events or everything I've read about other historical similarities seems tame in comparison. Yeah it was more violent but the world was just more violent then. Easier to club some heads or burn some equipment than employ lawyers. The breadth and scale of the backlash across everything in the digital space is just depressing.

Copyright, first sale, fair use, etc.

This was just the equivalent of a book club (slightly monetized). A twist on a library. This is getting ridiculous.

Comment Re:Uh....May Fools Day? (Score 2) 213

This edition has been in the work for a long time. So they really didn't even let 4th live in priority for more than three years. I'm not sure they have a good thing going though at all. Everyone I know played 3rd, 4th but eventually consolidated on Pathfinder. Does anyone like their pen and paper role playing game simplified down to 4th's level?

Comment Audiophiles (Score 0) 841

"I can't hear your rational argument over the impeccably better-than-perfect sound from my 83 trillion dollar sound system. Thank you, Monster!"

For the rest of us on /. haven't we had all of our music in FLAC for a decade now? I don't even listen to music much and mine is.

I'm not sure why this particular technology is so bizarrely specious in claims. I'm sure in fifty years we'll argue over the best neural interface with its platinum, massaged, better than reality addition is.
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Twitter Can Now Block Tweets In Specific Countries 151

itwbennett writes "In a blog post on Thursday, Twitter announced that it can now block individual Tweets in specific countries, while leaving them visible in other countries. 'We try to keep content up whenever and wherever we can, and we will be transparent with users when we can't,' the blog said. Twitter will publish requests it receives to block content through its partnership with Chilling Effects."

Comment I wish ... (Score 4, Insightful) 157

That OpenJDK could just get the lion share of development and mindshare. If LibreOffice can functionally replace OpenOffice there's hope for OpenJDK. Unfortunately LibreOffice had years of a head start on that front (functionally go-oo, etc).

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