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Comment Re:EA is a pirate! (Score 1) 214

Hes mad at the right person. EAs authentication scheme locked him out. Its EAs fault if someone else could "keygen" his serial. As a paying customer, he shouldn't be affected by the pirates. As usual, only paying customers are affected by DRM and copy protection. The pirates just crack the thing and forget about it.

Comment Re:Firefox IS getting infected in the wild (Score 2, Insightful) 369

Define "Infected Firefox installations"

Maybe you mean "PC with Firefox installed thats infected by a {virus|trojan|keylogger|spyware}" ?

Still, installing Firefox doesn't prevent you from catching something for running infected software or prevents someone from installing some crap that puts toolbars or BonziBuddy into your PC....

Linux

Submission + - Motorola leaves LiMo Foundation board (goodgearguide.com.au)

angry tapir writes: "Motorola is so focused on Android that it has dropped its board seat on the LiMo Foundation, the mobile Linux group it helped found. The LiMo Foundation, started by companies including Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, NEC and Samsung, has built a standard middleware layer that can run on different mobile Linux OSes. Android, which is supported by Google and has replicated some of the development done in the LiMo Foundation, is based on Linux and could thus join the LiMo foundation, though it has not."
Idle

Submission + - Carl Sagan on Marijuana (boingboing.net) 1

eldavojohn writes: "BoingBoing is reporting that allegedly Carl Sagan wrote a piece for "Marihuana Reconsidered" under the pseudonym Mr. X that appears to look fondly upon the science of trippin' balls. Puff the Magic Sagan's full piece can be found here. It opens with 'It all began about ten years ago. I had reached a considerably more relaxed period in my life — a time when I had come to feel that there was more to living than science, a time of awakening of my social consciousness and amiability, a time when I was open to new experiences.' Too bad old Mr. Cosmos couldn't enjoy his latest vocals."
Biotech

Scientists Deliver Bee Toxin To Tumors Via "Nanobees" 98

ScienceDaily is reporting that Washington University School of Medicine researchers have found a way to deliver bee toxin to tumors using nano-spheres they call "nanobees." The results in mice showed a cessation of growth or even shrinkage of tumors while the surrounding tissue was protected from the toxin. "The core of the nanobees is composed of perfluorocarbon, an inert compound used in artificial blood. The research group developed perfluorocarbon nanoparticles several years ago and have been studying their use in various medical applications, including diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis and cancer. About six millionths of an inch in diameter, the nanoparticles are large enough to carry thousands of active compounds, yet small enough to pass readily through the bloodstream and to attach to cell membranes."
Games

Aion Open Beta Starts September 6th 147

NCSoft announced today that the open beta for upcoming fantasy MMO Aion will begin on September 6th, extending through to the 13th. The client is available now. The game launches on September 22nd in the US, with a two-day head-start given to players who pre-order. NCSoft has also said they'll be showing off Aion in more detail at the Penny Arcade Expo, expanding on the information they provided at Gamescom (video).
Software

Red Hat Spins Off JBoss 2.x As HornetQ 50

Several sources are reporting that Red Hat has spun off the 2.x release of the JBoss messaging protocol as HornetQ. The 1.x version of JBoss is still being supported in maintenance mode and will continue to be known by its original name. "HornetQ is an open source project to build a multi-protocol, embeddable, high performance, clustered, asynchronous messaging system. HornetQ is an example of Message Oriented Middleware. [...] HornetQ is designed with flexibility in mind: It's elegant POJO based design has minimal third party dependencies: Run HornetQ as a stand-alone messaging broker, run it in integrated in your favorite JEE application server, or run it embedded inside your own application. It's up to you."

Comment Re:Getting Firefox? (Score 2, Insightful) 578

They don't have to use any standard protocol or client. They can probably ad an icon somewhere that says "Install IE" and get whatever is needed from the network with no further user interaction. I dont think they are expecting naive users to open a client, connect somewhere and getting a file using a FTP client or something to that effect.
The Media

Wikipedia Bans Church of Scientology 665

El Reg writes "Showing a new-found resolve to crack down on self-serving edits, Wikipedia has banned contributions from all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology. According to Wikipedia administrators, this marks the first time such a high-profile organization has been banished for allegedly pushing its own agenda on the 'free encyclopedia anyone can edit.'"
Operating Systems

Phoenix BIOSOS? 394

jhfry writes "In an interesting development by an unexpected source, Phoenix Technologies is releasing a Linux-based, virtualization-enabled, BIOS-based OS for computers. They implemented a full Linux distro right on the BIOS chips, and by using integrated virtualization technology, it 'allows PCs and laptops to hot-switch between the main operating system, such as Windows, and the HyperSpace environment.' So, essentially, they are 'trying to create a new market using the ideas of a fast-booting, safe platform that people can work in, but remain outside of Windows.'"
Mozilla

Adblock Plus Maker Proposes Change To Help Sites 615

Dotnaught writes "Wladimir Palant, maker of the Firefox extension Adblock Plus, on Monday proposed a change in his software that would allow publishers, with the consent of Adblock Plus users, to prevent their ads from being blocked. Palant suggested altering his software to recognize a specific meta tag as a signal to bring up an in-line dialog box noting the site publisher's desire to prevent ad blocking. The user would then have to choose to respect that wish or not."

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