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Comment To hell with those codecs; the real story here is: (Score 1, Interesting) 686

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Not even apple thinks xserves are worth a shit

I freaking knew it

Comment Hilarious (Score 5, Insightful) 230

This guy's worried about "narrowing the ways in which developers think about and write networked applications" in a world where people are reinventing wall(1) as twitter, IRC as friendfeed, and other web 2.0 'innovations.' You want to widen developers' thinking about networking? Leave sockets alone and close off port 80.
PC Games (Games)

An In-Depth Look At Game Piracy 504

TweakGuides is running a detailed examination of PC game piracy. The author begins with a look at the legal, moral, and monetary issues behind copyright infringement, and goes on to measure the scale of game piracy and how it affects developers and publishers. He also discusses some of the intended solutions to piracy. He provides examples of copy protection and DRM schemes that have perhaps done more harm than good, as well as less intrusive measures which are enjoying more success. The author criticizes the "culture of piracy" that has developed, saying. "Fast forward to the 21st century, and piracy has apparently somehow become a political struggle, a fight against greedy corporations and evil copy protection, and in some cases, I've even seen some people refer to the rise of piracy as a 'revolution.' What an absolute farce. ... Piracy is the result of human nature: when faced with the option of getting something for free or paying for it, and in the absence of any significant risks, you don't need complex economic studies to show you that most people will opt for the free route."
Software

Submission + - South African Government goes Open

Jyms writes: Seems like the South African government has finally taken the plunge and gone open. They have been making noises about this for some time. Hopefully they can pull this off. Wonder how long it will take before the man in the street notices. For more info see their OSS page.

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