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Submission + - Possessing Animal Crossing a Warning Sign?

Toonol writes: Local ABC affiliate KMIZ is running a story claiming "Wii Gamers Vulnerable to Crime". Amazingly, in the article Andy Anderson, part of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force, is quoted as saying about the game Animal Crossing: "There is no reason an adult should have this game," and continues "adults playing 'animal crossing' and similar games are likely doing it for the wrong reasons."

This seems to reflect the absolute ignorance certain people have of the gaming community, which can be a problem when mixed with the legal domain. Do we just need to wait another generation before gaming loses it's stigma?
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Submission + - Going from prototype to market

Toonol writes: I've put together a prototype of a small device, and am considering manufacturing and selling it in moderate quantities (hundreds, maybe thousands). It's currently constructed out of parts purchased at Radio Shack, but can anyone point me toward a better wholesale source for resistors, switches, LEDs, and so on? This will be an inexpensive device, certainly under twenty dollars, so every penny saved is important. Another concern I have is regulation... if I am selling a handmade electronic device on eBay, or on my own web site, is there a chance of running afoul of the FCC or similar agencies? Any other general advice would be appreciated, since I'm sure many Slashdot readers have gone through this process.

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