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Comment Re:A true innovator (Score 2, Informative) 227

You're all wrong. Paul Bigsby invented the solid electric Spanish guitar (held like 'normal'). The Frying Pan was a lap steel. Les Paul actually had a Bigsby guitar before he came out with the Log. Loyd Loar of Vivi-tone did the first electric hollowbody. Read "The Bigsby Book", it just came out. I actually did a wee bit of work on photography for it, and know the guy who did quite a bit of research for it.

There's a lot of misinformation about the early years of guitars as people like Bigsby didn't keep records, he wrote tiny pencil notes on his homemade pickup winder. There's going to be some books coming out that show a lot of people who did what when, and I expect there's going to be quite a lot of controversy. Les Paul did give us the multi-track, for which I am eternally grateful.

Portables

Submission + - Zune Pass songs can be loaded on non-Zune players

Harvey Chute writes: "A member of Zunerama has discovered that songs downloaded from Zune Pass can be synced to his daughter's Creative Zen. The link has screen grabs showing Zune Pass songs being loaded onto a Creative Zen. We're monitoring to see what happens over time — i.e. if the songs remain available as long as the Zune Pass is maintained. LINK — http://zunerama.com/forum/index.php?topic=3079.0 — Harvey Harvey Chute Editor, Zunerama admin@zunerama.com http://www.zunerama.com/"
Software

Submission + - File Deleting Software a Hoax

teamhasnoi writes: "In a followup to yesterday's story the developer of Display Eater has responded to the poor publicity, admitting that the app does not delete files. Quote: "It was my hope that if people thought this happened, they would not try to pirate the program. I could stop wasting time writing copy protection routines to be broken over and over. It turned out to be a mistake." He has now made the application free by posting a registration code, and plans to open-source it."
Microsoft

Submission + - VMware attacks Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes: On Monday VMWare will release a white paper detailing its concerns with license changes on Microsoft software that may limit the ability to move virtual-machine software around data centers to automate the management of computing work. This was reported by Steve Lohr of the New York Times in an article published on February 24, 2007. Two choice quotes: "Microsoft is looking for any way it can to gain the upper hand," said Diane Greene, the president of VMware. ... "This seems to be a far more subtle, informed and polished form of competitive aggression than we've seen from Microsoft in the past," said Andrew I. Gavil, a law professor at Howard University. "And Microsoft has no obligation to facilitate a competitor."
Software

Submission + - Software Deletes Files to Defend Against Piracy

teamhasnoi writes: "Back in 2004, Slashdot discussed a program that deleted your home directory on entry of a pirated serial number. Now, a new developer is using the same method to protect his software, aptly named Display Eater. In the dev's own words, "There exist several illegal cd-keys that you can use to unlock the demo program. If Display Eater detects that you are using these, it will erase something. I don't know if this is going to become Display Eater policy. If this level of piracy continues, development will stop." Is deleting user data ever acceptable, even when defending one's software from piracy?"
Security

Submission + - Myspace and GoDaddy shut down security archives

Gerald writes: "According to a post on the nmap-hackers mailing list early this morning, Myspace had GoDaddy shut down the entire SecLists.org domain. SecLists.org is run by Fyodor of Nmap fame and hosts many important security-related mailing list archives. This is an important service for the security community.

It looks like someone posted a list of Myspace usernames and passwords to one of the lists archived at SecLists.org. Instead of contacting Fyodor directly about the problem, they contacted his DNS provider (GoDaddy) and had them shut down the entire domain."
Communications

Submission + - Scientists store whole image on a single photon

WebWeasel2006 writes: "Taken from The Register Scientists from New Yorks University of Rochester have stored an entire image on a single photon. The image is stored by passing a single photon through a tiny stencil, quantum physics forces the photon to pass through all of the the holes in the stencil picking up a shadow of the image. The photon is then slowed in a caesium gas cube. The potential for information buffering is staggering. Thousands of photons could be stored in a single cell...."
The Internet

Submission + - Google expert debunks 'undetectable' link spam

netbuzz writes: "Google's Webspam expert Matt Cutts sort of channels Chris Rock's famous "No matter what a stripper tells you" bit in debunking new SEO claims of the "undetectable" link scheme. To illustrate his point, Cutts digs out a 2002 e-mail from another SEO "expert" who inadvertently and amusingly makes the point for him — a point he contends is as valid today as it was then.

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