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Submission + - OSX Leopard to make Mac accounts portable

Colin Burrows writes: OSX Leopard looks like it'll make user accounts portable. Any Mac will look and feel like your own, wherever you access it. T3 says "users' settings could be stored centrally, so every Mac can load your individual preferences and home directory...What's more, as Leopard's Time Machine works with removable drives there's the possibility of accessing any file you've ever made on any Mac, from any machine you like."
The Internet

Vista a Threat to Internet Freedom? 479

BBC columnist Bill Thompson warns readers that new DRM technology, especially that found in Vista, is damaging the freedoms that the internet was based on. "The freedom of expression that was once available to users of the Internet Protocol is being stripped away. Our freedom to play, experiment, share and seek inspiration from the creative works of others is increasingly restricted so that large companies can lock our culture down for their own profit. [...] governments and corporations around the world are making a concerted effort to dismantle the open internet and replace it with a regulated and regulable one that will allow them to impose an 'architecture of control.'"
Television

Submission + - Turner Broadcasting to pay $2 million for ATHF ad

elmedico27 writes: CNN.com is reporting that "Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and Interference Inc. have agreed to pay $2 million" for the recent bomb scare in Boston resulting from the placement of LED signs featuring characters from the Adult Swim cartoon Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Is this an overreaction by authorities? Or should Turner be sent the bill for the emergency response?
The Internet

Submission + - Why Craigslist won't run ads

prostoalex writes: "USA Today interviews Jim Buckmaster, CEO of popular online classifieds site CraigsList. The company currently has 23 employees, never paid a single dime to advertise itself, but nevertheless is 9th most popular Web site in the US (USA Today quotes Alexa). Viewed as a major factor in declining newspaper subscriptions, CraigsList has this to say: "On the charge of "stealing" ads from newspapers, Buckmaster remains quietly unapologetic. The big newspaper chains continue to be about twice as profitable as the average American business, he says, "so it's not as though they're hurting." Newspapers have become "beholden to Wall Street," he says. "The primary focus is not necessarily on journalism; it's on maximizing revenue.""
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Submission + - 25 Terrifying IT Horror Stories

colleesu writes: "In time for Halloween, CIO (a mag for Chief Information Officers) has published this: "Not for the Squeamish! Witness 25 of the worst IT debacles! So many IT specters in one place could give you nightmares, but those with courage enough to read on will learn from the horrible mistakes of others." They've organized the entries according to: Enterprise Resource Planning; Big Government; Acts of God (and others); Bad Decisions; and, Miscellaneous."

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