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Bible.com Investor Sues Company For Lack Of Profit 181

The board of Bible.com claims that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than to make money on the domain name, but an angry shareholder disagrees. From the article: "James Solakian filed the lawsuit in Delaware's Chancery Court against the board of Bible.com for breaching their duty by refusing to sell the site or run the company in a profitable way. The lawsuit cites a valuation done by a potential purchaser that estimated bible.com could be worth more than dictionary.com, which recently sold for more than $100 million."
Graphics

Wolfenstein Gets Ray Traced 184

An anonymous reader writes "After showcasing Quake Wars: Ray Traced a few years ago, Intel is now showing their latest graphics research project using Wolfenstein game content. The new and cool special effects are actually displayed on a laptop using a cloud-based gaming approach with servers that have an Intel Knights Ferry card (many-core) inside. Their blog post has a video and screenshots."

Comment Re:Come to Verizon! (Score 5, Informative) 738

> Ah, fuck it. Go mangle the English language. I'll be curled up in bed, sucking on my language-nazi thumb.

    Under the flourescent lights, no doubt. Some might say that your a looser! Their wrong, in a worser way than normal. You're comment inspires they're ire but you can likely find the compliment to it in any forum these days. It's pandemic.

    Phew,I'm glad to have that out of my system. :-)

For the wannabe language-nazis:
It's fluor, not flour. A fluorescent lamp is coated with a fluor.

"Your" is possessive. "You're" is contraction of "you are", i.e. Your belt might be loose or looser. But you're probably going to be a loser if you gamble in Lost Wages.

Worser is not a word. Never has and I hope it never is. Things go from bad to worse to worst.

Their/they're/there: "Their" is possesive, i.e. Their car is green. "They're" is a contraction of "they are", i.e. They're there already.

A compliment is a nice thing said about you: "You look marvelous" is a compliment. A complement is a match or counterpart (in the literal sense) for something. A Philips screwdriver and screw complement each other. Or it refers to a roster: The platoon is at full complement.

"It's" is contraction of "it is". Its wrong to use it's in any other way.

    Well, those are my pet peeves anyway. :-)

Patents

Submission + - How you can help undo the Novell - Microsoft deal. (lamlaw.com)

Phrogger writes: " Lamlaw reports on what we as individuals can do to help unravel the patent licensing agreement between Microsoft and Novell/Xandros/Linspire. In short, ask Novell/Xandros/Linspire for the relevant patent numbers. From the fine article: "If you do not have a patent number, you do not have a patent. And if you do not provide the patent number neither can you sue someone for having violated it, You do not have one. The patent number is a key piece of information. So, your job if you accept it, is to ask those vendors you may otherwise be interested in to detail for you just which patents apply to which of their products. You know, like you pick up a device off of the table and low and behold there is a big number on the bottom, right? You want to see the number. They have to know the number, right? Otherwise, what are they selling? Snake oil?""

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