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Comment Re:so ? (Score 2) 344

You mean those institutions that take your money and then reinvest it to make money for themselves - occasionally causing an economic collapse that decreasing the value of your money drastically? They also happen to keep a pretty handy record of every transaction so that governments can see what you've been up to with your money...

Yeah, I can't see why anyone might be searching for an alternative form of currency.

Comment Honeypot? (Score 5, Interesting) 120

Honestly, if I was even considering writing malware, this would smell like a major sting operation.

The group recruiting for this service must expect that plenty of white hats and/or law enforcement would apply just to see who responds. It would be asinine.

This is one of those industries where I would expect recruitment to be a "don't call us, we'll call you" type of situation.

Comment Re:I personally love it (Score 2) 358

This is SPECTACULAR!

I want this stuff installed on my house.

1) My wifi signals don't need to leave my house.
2) My neighbors' wifi signals don't need to enter my house.
3) I *hate* cell phones, and now when people come over, their calls will drop, their bars will drop, and they'll turn the damn things off finally.
4) I have satellite TV.
5) I need better insulation.

Comment Re:Ok. Who is the victim ? (Score 1) 254

I'm guessing Nintendo "represents" these very same game manufacturers because Nintendo licenses the right to produce software for the platform. Thus, as a result, Nintendo controls who can write software for this platform, and makes money from the manufacturers as a result - thus the manufacturers are "lucky" to get anything at all, since Nintendo makes the rules (sound familiar? hint: app store).

It's important to note that Nintendo does produce games of their own as well.

Movies

Submission + - Feds & Hollywood Seize Domains of Movie Pirate 1

adeelarshad82 writes: The federal government and Hollywood teamed up to seize domain names of seven sites that allegedly trafficked in copyrighted movies without due payment. The so-called "Operation in Our Sites" sting targeted TVShack.net, Movies-links.tv, Filespump.com, Now-movies.com, PlanetMoviez.com, PirateCity.org, zml.com, NinjaVideo.net, and NinjaThis.net. The operation was run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, in conjunction with several Hollywood studios. Unlike past anti-piracy efforts, the sites did not actually offer the movies for download, but instead streamed the movies and TV shows against ads. Previously, movie crackdowns had concentrated on sites that distributed movie files, most recently using the BitTorrent protocol.

Submission + - Haiku Releases Second Alpha of BeOS Re-Creation (haiku-os.org)

NiteMair writes: The Haiku project announces their R1 / Alpha 2 release of the open source operating system inspired by BeOS. This new release highlights basic WiFi support (currently WEP while WPA/WPA2 is still missing) and a native WebKit-based browser called WebPositive. It also improves performance and stability across the board since the previous alpha release due to many optimizations, bugfixes, and enhancements. Haiku offers an interesting desktop platform for users who want a responsive and easy system to use, it's worth a glance if you haven't checked it out yet.

Submission + - Steve Jobs believes Theora codec violates patents (fsfe.org) 3

EMB Numbers writes: From: Steve Jobs
To: Hugo Roy
Subject: Re:Open letter to Steve Jobs: Thoughts on Flash
Date 30/04/2010 15:21:17

All video codecs are covered by patents. A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other “open source” codecs now. Unfortunately, just because something is open source, it doesn’t mean or guarantee that it doesn’t infringe on others patents. An open standard is different from being royalty free or open source.

Sent from my iPad

Comment Re:BEOS (Score 1) 271

Most of the BeOS peolpe have moved on... several ended up back at Palm, some at Apple, but many ended up at Google working on Android, etc.

BeOS is history... these days it's much better to just use Haiku if you want an open source BeOS.

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