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Comment Re:Explain the Early Shutdown (Score 1) 6

I've said before that regardless of my reason for pulling the plug, a timeliness which wasn't particularly my choice, nothing of value was lost. isoHunt largely indexes other sites' torrents and comments/metadata are everywhere. There's Archive.org if you care about looking up what was on isoHunt, and Google for finding torrents.

From another commenter: http://torrentfreak.com/isohunt-founder-launches-kickstarter-for-p2p-clothing-line-131215/#comment-1163735962

Also, nice sig ;)

Submission + - Political fashion for Internet freedoms (kickstarter.com) 6

AmVidia HQ writes: Now, before you yell Slashvertisement. I'm Gary, isoHunt.com founder, and I'm not pretending this post is anything unbiased. You may have heard of its shutdown. I'm trying to continue the isoHunt legacy with a line of clothing kickstarted with my friend Cliff, blending political satire with stylish designs, that I hope to work as a form of silent protest on issues of Internet freedom and privacy. The majority of profits we raise will be donated to media democracy orgs, as stated on our Kickstarter. We also have more long term ambitions in creating a platform for politically minded artists to design clothing with *any* statement, localized to any country's politics. Designs that are crowdsourced and potentially open sourced as PSD source files.

You can call this soliciting feedback or support from the /. community which I've long lerked, so your comments are most welcomed. Particularly in how to mobilize the politically minded; we aren't kickstarting a fashion brand as much as the political messages it can carry, fashion is just the vehicle and platform we chose.

PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Unreal Tournament 3 Performance Revealed (pcper.com)

Vigile writes: "The Unreal Tournament 3 demo might just be dropping today, but with a launch on the PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and even an in-box Linux client it will definitely be one of the best titles out for the holiday. With an early take on the UT3 demo's performance, PC Perspective has posted an article that compares cards from NVIDIA and AMD in both single and dual-GPU configurations to see which are the best performers. It turns out that even mid-range cards are going to be more than capable of playing UT3 at impressive image quality levels."

Submission + - Should GWB be impeached?

Cigarra writes: "The New York Times published yesterday an Op-Ed explaining how the president George W. Bush broke the law by "monitoring the phone calls and e-mail messages of Americans for more than four years without first obtaining warrants from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, as required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act."
Can we expect the F.B.I. to open an investigation and name a special prosecutor, and the Congress to start talking of impeachment now that it is no longer Republican controlled?"

Submission + - New Multi-Touch Interface Rivals Apple's iPhone

EMIce writes: "The excitement over last week's Apple iPhone debut was tempered a bit for me by Steve Jobs' proclamation that Apple had "filed for over 200 patents for all the inventions in iPhone and we intend to protect them". But an NYU Researcher has recently demonstrated a similar interface at TED, the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference. He states that multi-touch has been around since the 80's and that research in it is booming right now. There is an article at FastCompany and a video on youtube. The demo is breathtaking. So did Apple invent the impressive multi-finger zooming and scrolling that Mr. Jobs so bluntly demonstrated?"

Submission + - Rails 1.2 is Out

xiaomai writes: It hasn't been posted to the Riding Rails Blog yet, but I just did a update on ruby gems and got the new 1.2 version of rails.

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