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Best Man Rigs Newlyweds' Bed To Tweet During Sex 272

When an UK man was asked to be the best man at a friend's wedding he agreed that he would not pull any pranks before or during the ceremony. Now the groom wishes he had extended the agreement to after the blessed occasion as well. The best man snuck into the newlyweds' house while they were away on their honeymoon and placed a pressure-sensitive device under their mattress. The device now automatically tweets when the couple have sex. The updates include the length of activity and how vigorous the act was on a scale of 1-10.

Comment Re:Not exactly a surprise ... (Score 1) 386

I don't disagree that rightsholders should be paid. But the word most certainly is *not* "stealing." The filesharers are making "unauthorized copies," they aren't "stealing." I've been the victim of both burglary and infringement of my copyright, and I can assure you they are quite different.

You want to talk about stealing, let's talk about the way ASCAP and BMI take money from venues but don't actually bother to accurately figure out who is entitled to get the royalties they collect, as well as trying to claim license fees for music that they don't have the right to claim license fees for.

For the record, 90% of the music I've acquired in the last year was either *purchased* directly from the artists in question or through CD Baby. The remaining 10% was *purchased* from Amazon, Borders, or the used record store down the street.


Submission + - Vista makes forensic exam of PC easier for lawyers (

Katharine writes: Jason Krause, a legal affairs writer for the American Bar Association's 'ABA Journal' reports in the July issue that Windows Vista will be a boon for those looking for forensic evidence of wrongdoing on defendants' PC's and a nightmare for defendants who hoped their past computer activities would not be revealed. Krause quotes attorney R. Lee Barrett, 'From a [legal] defense perspective, [Vista] scares me to death. One of the things I have a hard time educating my clients on is the volume of data that's now discoverable.' The fun is primarily attributable to Shadow Copy, TxF and Instant Search.

Submission + - Firehose malfunctioning?

An anonymous reader writes: I have a feeling all Up and Down votes are being counted as Down votes. There hasnt been any submissions that got above Blue today, and nearly everything i vote up quickly becomes purple.
United States

Submission + - "Libertarians are Terrorists" says Alabama

An anonymous reader writes: In a surprise move, the Alabama Department of Homeland Security (ALDHS) has seen fit to redefine terrorists as those who oppose a strong and dominant government, which includes Libertarians.

The original article at .htm [404] has been removed but an archived copy can be found at .

A disturbing sign of things to come or a hilarious display of government incompetence? Only time will tell.
The Media

Submission + - Farking Up Copyright

superdan2k writes: "BoingBoing brings to light that Fark is living up to its name. It has altered its copyright policy in a manner that gives it the copyright to submitted materials (which would include Fark Photoshop fun which, in this writer's opinion, is the most worthwhile part of the site), and grants the original creator license to use the submission in their own applications. The article at BoingBoing points out some pretty obvious reasons for doing this, but I'm calling it "Operation: Footbullet" — Fark just shot themselves in the foot."
User Journal

Journal Journal: Indian national sent to jail over visa fraud

Maine Today is reporting that an Indian national has been sentenced to 20 months of jailtime over egregious fraud relating to the worker visa program. Mr. Narendra Mandalapa who has been in custody for more than a year, received a considerably lighter sentence than the maximum possible 46 months. Mandalapa had been charging $22000 per worker for forged visas or labor documents. Hundreds of such fraudelent cases were reported

Submission + - Report: Xbox 360 'Ubiquitous' in India

njkid1 writes: "According to Amritt Ventures, Microsoft's Xbox 360 would appear to be doing well in India. Amritt's Gunjan Bagla noted that the 360 is "ubiquitous in stores across Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore." ?id=15033&ncid=AOLGAM000500000000023"

Journal Journal: Slashdot given credit on ForeignPolicy

Congrats /. one of the <subjective>leading</subjective> foreign policy media outlets has mentioned you in their blog. "It's a particularly inauspicious time to be launching a new newspaper, with dead-tree media companies struggling with revenue models that can overcome the Internet's free culture (exemplified by craigslist, the newspaper-killer). And it's not as if the politicos left an institution that doesn

Submission + - Share antiviral drugs to contain flu pandemic

An anonymous reader writes: A piece in the Indianapolis Star reports on a study that shows that the sharing of antiviral drugs among coutries is the most effective containment strategy for a global flu pandemic. The study, based on massive computer simulations of epidemic spreading models coupled with airline travel data, suggests that rich coutries would serve their own best interests by sharing their stockpiles with third-world countries.

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