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Submission + - Simpsons not allowed during prime-time in Ecuador (google.com)

xarragon writes: "The left-wing government in Ecuador has barred "The Simpsons" from being shown between 06:00 PM and 09:00 PM pending a government investigation of it's effect on kids.

'A government-backed regulator will assess the program's impact on "boys, girls and teenagers," and wants to restrict its broadcast "to assure the protection" of younger audiences.'"

Comment Re:I don't quite see what this is about (Score 3, Informative) 346

>>>Microsoft knew about it but launched it anyway so it would be the first in its generation. There was a thread here in Slashdot about this.

Therefore it *must* be true because slashdot never posts inaccurate or biased stories! /end sarcasm.

No, it's true because it linked to documents and internal sources proving this...

At least Microsoft was willing to admit the problems and exchange or repair failing consoles. Microsoft was willing to lose money to keep people happy; that's better than what Toyota did when their 2004 truck engines started sludging oil & seizing-up (they blamed the customer). It's good to see a company stand behind their product for a change.

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Hey fanboy, that's the least they could do after launching consoles they knew they were faulty! And you think they supported the product just because they were nice? Have you thought that it would be much worse for them if they didn't? There's no excuse to launch a product they knew it was going to give a lot of problems, when they could just have solved them by delaying the launch. Sure it was nice that they at least provided replacements, but it was just a compensation for a problem they shouldn't have caused.

Comment Re:I don't quite see what this is about (Score 5, Insightful) 346

If that was true than the same would be happening to the PS3 and Wii. But these haven't caused not even a third of the problems the XBox had. It was just poor design, Microsoft knew about it but launched it anyway so it would be the first in its generation. There was a thread here in Slashdot about this.
Security

Submission + - Europe and Russia leaders in confrontation

Ptolomeu writes: Germany's President Angela Merkel and European Comission President confronted Vladimir Putin with acusations like lack of democracy and Human Rights in Russia. He responded in a statement: "Both Russia and the EU are interested in the development of relations with each other, and they will develop whether we like it or not" obvioulsy referring to the fact that Europe relies on many of the natural resources it imports from Russia. BBC reports the leaders met at a summit, where the tension was so palpable it became obvious the relations weren't so tense since the Cold War ended.

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