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Comment Re:So long, Netflix, it was good while it lasted (Score 2) 187

More like the rights holders for that non-original content have been slowly but surely starving Netflix of content, bringing about this situation. Sure, I wish all that old stuff that I originally subscribed to see was still available, but I don't blame Netflix for not re-upping when the movie studios et al keep trying to eat all of their profit.

Comment Re:The stakes are high (Score 1) 280

But let me ask you this. If you had worked and trained your whole life for something that you probably only had one shot to accomplish, would you give that up easily?

So what you're asking is,
if you had, one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted. In one moment
Would you capture it, or just let it slip?

Comment Re:How is presenting all theories a problem? (Score 1) 665

What gets me about this is that it's specifically talking about natural selection, which has been demonstrated to be true in countless observations. Natural selection doesn't make any conclusion about the origin of all life, it just says "things that are better suited to an environment are more likely to outnumber things that are unsuited to that environment". Whether you want to teach evolution or creationism, natural selection still demonstrably exists. See also: the peppered moth.

Comment Re:No co-op (Score 2) 263

i must correct you.

only when you attempt to play the game they are currently play are they then booted from the game.

And I must correct you...read the FAQ: http://store.steampowered.com/sharing

Can I share specific games, or do I have to share my whole library?
Libraries are shared and borrowed in their entirety.

Can a friend and I share a library and both play at the same time?
No, a shared library may only be accessed by one user at a time.

When I authorize a device to lend my library to others, do I limit my own ability to access and play my games?
As the lender, you may always access and play your games at any time. If you decide to start playing when a friend is already playing one of your games, he/she will be given a few minutes to either purchase the game or quit playing.

Social Networks

Submission + - 55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Leaked (hothardware.com) 1

MojoKid writes: "Tens of thousands of Twitter accounts have been compromised in a recent hack attack in which more than 55,000 passwords were leaked and posted to Pastebin by anonymous hackers. Most of the accounts supposedly belonged to spammers, and there were many duplicate entries, Twitter officials pointed out. However, to play it safe, you should probably change your Twitter password ASAP."

Submission + - Sony Demonstrates Paper-fueled Battery (gizmag.com)

Zothecula writes: We've heard of gadgets being powered by some pretty crazy stuff, but how about paper? Sony recently showed off a new bio-cell battery that breaks down paper in order to create power. A paper battery sounds a little bit far-fetched, but the technology works, and could potentially change how we power devices in the future.

Submission + - New Particle fouund by LHC (bbc.co.uk)

Dupple writes: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) on the Franco-Swiss border has made its first clear observation of a new particle since opening in 2009.

It is called Chi-b (3P) and will help scientists understand better the forces that hold matter together. Says the BBC


Submission + - EFF reverse engineers Carrier IQ config (extremetech.com)

MrSeb writes: "At this point we have a fairly good idea of what Carrier IQ is, and which manufacturers and carriers see fit to install it on their phones, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation — the preeminent protector of your digital rights — has taken it one step further and reverse engineered some of the program’s code to work out what’s actually going on. There are three parts to a Carrier IQ installation on your phone: The program itself, which captures your keystrokes and other “metrics”; a configuration file, which varies from handset to handset and carrier to carrier; and a database that stores your actions until it can be transmitted to the carrier. It turns out that that the config profiles are completely unencrypted, and thus very easy to crack."

Submission + - Square Enix Possibly Compromised (square-enix-europe.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Just received this alarming email from Square Enix. It appears that they recently were compromised. Preliminary reports state that there was no compromised user data. They are now allowed to join the list that includes the PSN and Steam. Lets hope they don't shut down servers.

Submission + - YouTube Says Universal Had No 'Right' to Take Down (wired.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Contrary to a previous story, Google played no part in the Megaupload takedown. From Wired: "YouTube said Friday that Universal Music abused the video-sharing site’s piracy filters when it employed them to take down a controversial video of celebrities and pop superstars singing and praising the notorious file-sharing service Megaupload."

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