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Comment Re:Windows 7 (Score 1) 605

Task manager doesn't get the priority it used to? If this is the case, then I'd venture to guess that this would be a serious problem. I can't tell you how many times I've had an unresponsive Windows environment when I've been able to hit Ctrl-Shift-Esc or in worse cases Ctrl-Alt-Delete to bring up the task manager and take care of whatever is wrong.

Activision Wants To Bring Guitar Hero To Arcades 75

dlapikin writes "Activision is preparing a deal with Konami and Raw Thrills to bring Guitar Hero to arcades worldwide as soon as 2009. It looks to be a great fusion of their current Guitar Hero III axe and World Tour. 'Some features have been streamlined, however, like character customization. Raw Thrills doesn't want people obsessing over the hair color of their on-screen rock star. But one important feature that has remained is downloadable content. Raw Thrills has the ability to push new songs to "Guitar Hero Arcade" through the Internet. Owners of the machines can pick and choose which of the new songs to add to the cabinet.'"
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Submission + - Should the Web be ADA-Compliant?

AgentPaper writes: "As reported in today's New York Times, the National Federation of the Blind has filed suit against mega-retailer Target, claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act on the company's Website. In the class-action suit filed in US District Court in San Francisco, the NFB claims that Target's Website is not compatible with text-to-speech software used by blind and visually impaired customers, and that this incompatibility represents a lack of accessibility in a "public accommodation" as defined by the ADA. The suit has major implications for both e-tail and the Internet at large, since if found in favor of the NFB, it would legally define Webspace as publicly accessible space, and thus subject to the same laws and regulations as a physical space such as a building. Should companies be legally required to make their Websites accessible for users with various handicaps? More generally, should Webspace be treated like physical space in legal proceedings?"

Submission + - The end of net privacy in Brazil

DieNadel writes: The Brazilian senate is considering a bill that will make it a crime to join a chat, blog or download from the Internet without fulling identifying oneself first.
If approved, it will be a crime, punishable with up to 4 years of jail time, to disseminate virus or trojans, unauthorizedly access data banks or networks and send e-mail, join chat, write a blog or download content anonymously.
Privacy groups and Internet Providers are very concerned, and are trying to lobby against the bill, but it seems they won't have much success on it.

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