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Comment Sad day for everyone (Score 1) 356

Sad day, I used to play one of the Scapegaming servers, and if it wasn’t for this “free trial” I would have never switched to Blizzard’s servers, which is what many people did, the others on the servers would have never paid $15 a month to play it, so I don’t think blizzard ever really lost as much as they thought they did, and they probably actually gained money from private servers like these.

Comment vague description of actions taken (Score 2, Insightful) 1

The source linked was an article mainly about how the internet has progressed hate mail. As for Richard Dawkins, here is a link to an apology he made for this http://richarddawkins.net/articles/5165. The apology states that the forums they had previously will be archived, and that a new forum will be created where new threads will be monitored for being relative to science and reason. New comments will not be monitored prier to posting. Where he says "...many of the comments that appeared on it were beside the point," was referring to threads not comments. The closing quote in the post was Richard Dawkins response to comments that had been posted outside of the sites forums, before they had been shut down, not the responses he received from others after the forums had been shut down.

Submission + - Thanks readers for not expressing yourself (newenglishreview.org) 1

santosh maharshi writes: "Richard Dawkins has recently learned that he should thank his readers for not expressing themselves.

He ran a website for people of like mind, but noticed that many of the comments that appeared on it were beside the point, either mere gossip or insult. So he announced that he was going to exercise a little control over what appeared on it — as was his right since it was, after all, his site. Censorship is not failing to publish something, it is forbidding something to be published, which is not at all the same thing, though the difference is sometimes ill-appreciated.

The torrent of vile abuse that he received after his announcement took him aback. Its vehemence was shocking; someone called him ‘a suppurating rat’s rectum.’ He replied to this abuse with admirable restraint:

"Surely there has to be something wrong with people who can resort to such over-the-top language, overreacting so spectacularly to something so trivial".


Submission + - Windows 7 = Moore's Law In Action (blogspot.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Windows 7 users place significantly higher demands on PC hardware than users of its popular predecessor, Windows XP. Their workloads are typically larger, more complex and spend a greater amount of time running in kernel mode. Fortunately, this additional computational overhead is mitigated by newer hardware — i.e. "Moore's Law in action."

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It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.