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Encryption

Submission + - Disk encryption on Mac OS X

bowa writes: On the fly encryption, disk encryption like is offered by a lot of players on the market for windows and linux. Truecrypt or Jeticos Bestcrypt must be two of the most well known. But nothing like this is available for Mac OS X. Yes apple has made available FileVault ... but as much as i like apple, i prefer some open source solutions for encryption. Do fellow slashdot readers know about any good disk encryption software for Mac OS X ?
First Person Shooters (Games)

Submission + - Sony caught editing Halo 3 Wikipedia entry (vnunet.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Sony has been caught out editing the Wikipedia entry for Microsoft's highly anticipated shooter Halo 3.

The original entry stated: 'Halo 3, the third game in the best-selling Xbox game franchise Halo, is a highly anticipated first-person shooter video game under development by Bungie Studios for the Xbox 360 and is expected to "set a new high water mark" for next-generation games.'

However, a sentence had been added which reads: 'Although it won't look any better than Halo 2.

PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - Un-Brick your PSP! (noobz.eu)

slewfo0t writes: "I looks like the guys over at N00bz have found a way to un-brick your PSP with little more than a battery with modded firmware and a memory card! No more having to send your PSP to Sony so they can rip you off! SCORE for the homebrew crowd!!! From the article, "The fine folks at N00bz have crafted yet another ingenious work of homebrew. This time, it's a program that can recover lost, "bricked" PSP systems from the void — an unbricker called "Pandora's Battery." According to N00bz, "It's the culmination of years of behind-the-scenes research and development by some of the top names in PSP hacking, under the name of the Prometheus project."" Here's the article"
Microsoft

Submission + - Miguel de Icaza supports OOXML

An anonymous reader writes: Interesting bit, though you might want to know: On the Mexican vote for OOXML, Miguel De Icaza attended via phone, and expressed many points in favor of adopting the format. The is no transcript of the meeting, but there are a couple of ogg recordings: http://www.openintelligence.com.mx/downloads/Migue l_Alex_Pop_SC34.ogg (in spanish).
United States

Submission + - Sharpshooters for Urban Deer (helenair.com)

inphaze writes: "In Helena, Montana the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks wants to hire sharpshooters to kill 350 urban deer between Oct. & Feb. Helena has already set aside $30,000 for the hunt. They're giving the public 30 days to comment."
Microsoft

Submission + - MS exec: Pirating software? Choose Microsoft

An anonymous reader writes: ArsTechnica is running a story regarding Microsoft's view that should software piracy occur, Microsoft's desire is that the pirated software be theirs, to potentially, in the future, convert users from the "dark side" into legit users who obtain licenses...

"At the Morgan Stanley Technology conference last week in San Francisco, Microsoft business group president Jeff Raikes commented on the benefits of software counterfeiting. 'If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else,' he said. 'We understand that in the long run the fundamental asset is the installed base of people who are using our products. What you hope to do over time is convert them to licensing the software.'"

Obviously Microsoft prefers the market to use their software even if it's pirated rather than the alternative to occur: the use of free software which threatens their dominance in the software market.

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