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Submission + - The first release of Aries project (

SF:dudedesign writes: Aries is an easy to use and feature rich text editor which effectively allows users to modify documents rapidly with powerful features such as Rich Text editing, photo file manipulation, touch screen feature, full screen editing etc. Changes in version 0.1.0 [BREAKING FEATURE] ARIES Main application [FEATURE] New Cloud TextBox control [FEATURE] New Cloud URLBox control [FEATURE] New Cloud RichTextBox control [FEATURE] Aries Web for surfing, modifying and saving websites [FEATURE] Aries Wise-Clear for cleaning the document from unwanted errors [FEATURE] New Cloud ToolstripRenderer [FEATURE] Web Helper class

Submission + - Aries 0.1.0 Build 112 (

SF:dudedesign writes: Changes log - Aries Project *************************** Changes in version 0.1.0 [BREAKING FEATURE] ARIES Main application [FEATURE] New Cloud TextBox control [FEATURE] New Cloud URLBox control [FEATURE] New Cloud RichTextBox control [FEATURE] Aries Web for surfing, modifying and saving websites [FEATURE] Aries Wise-Clear for cleaning the document from unwanted errors [FEATURE] New Cloud ToolstripRenderer [FEATURE] Web Helper class

YouTube Coming To the PS3 and Wii 87

Clara writes "The YouTube blog has announced that YouTube is on its way to the PlayStation 3 and Wii. From the article: 'Have you ever wanted to just sit on your couch and watch YouTube on your TV? Well, now that's possible via YouTube for Television, initially available through the Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii game consoles at Currently in beta, the TV Website offers a dynamic, lean-back, 10-foot television viewing experience.' No YouTube for Xbox, however (Google must simply not have gotten around to Microsoft yet)."
United States

Diebold Admits ATMs Are More Robust Than Voting Machines 230

An anonymous reader points out a story in the Huffington Post about the status of funding for election voting systems. It contains an interesting section in which Chris Riggall, a spokesman for Premier (formerly Diebold) acknowledged that less money is spent making an electronic voting machine than on a typical ATM. The ironically named Riggall also notes that security could indeed be improved, but at a higher price than most election administrators would care to pay. Also quoted in the article is Ed Felten, who has recently found some inconsistencies in New Jersey voting machines. From the Post: "'An ATM is significantly a more expensive device than a voting terminal...' said Riggall. 'Were you to develop something that was as robust as an ATM, both in terms of the physical engineering of it and all aspects, clearly that would be something that the average jurisdiction cannot afford.' Perhaps cost has something to do with the fact that a couple of years ago, every single Diebold AccuVote TS could be opened with a standard key also used for some cabinets and mini-bars and available for purchase over the Internet."
The Internet

Submission + - Teen gets bizarre popularity, lewd comments on Net

Anonymous writes: Internet and law is not always fair. An 18 year-old Allison Stokke never post inappropriate photos of herself on the Internet, yet gets bizarre popularity and lewd comments, all because of one misleading photo. Hundreds of message boards and chat forums users have posted sexual fantasies. Some of the comments are pretty crude. Unwanted attention is out of control. Legally, probably nothing can be done unless someone steps further over the line," said Allan Stokke, father of Allison, a prominent Orange County defense attorney. Experts in 1st Amendment and Internet law also say the family has little control over where or how photos of Stokke are used, even those taken of her when she was a minor. The photographer can sue but Allison Stokke can't. All of it is unfair to Stokke.
Censorship Attempts To Suppress HD-DVD Revolt 1142

fieryprophet writes "An astonishing number of stories related to HD-DVD encryption keys have gone missing in action from, in many cases along with the account of the diggers who submitted them. Diggers are in open revolt against the moderators and are retaliating in clever and inventive ways. At one point, the entire front page comprised only stories that in one way or another were related to the hex number. Digg users quickly pointed to the HD DVD sponsorship of Diggnation, the Digg podcast show. Search digg for HD-DVD song lyrics, coffee mugs, shirts, and more for a small taste of the rebellion." Search Google for a broader picture; at this writing, about 283,000 pages contain the number with hyphens, and just under 10,000 without hyphens. There's a song. Several domain names including variations of the number have been reserved. Update: 05/02 05:44 GMT by J : New blog post from Kevin Rose of Digg to its users: "We hear you."

Submission + - Users Overtake Digg

econoar writes: "Well, digg pissed off their users, and the users have just fought back. I've never really seen anything like this on user run websites, but chaos is taking place over on Digg. As I have mentioned before, Digg is my favorite website out there, but after they banned me earlier today I got a little pissed. I submitted a story about a T-Shirt with the now famous HD-DVD hex key on it, and I was banned for "violating the terms of use". Stories were getting deleted and user accounts were being banned all because of a stupid HD-DVD copyright Hex code that can be used to unlock HD-DVD. Digg claimed that they could be sued and what not for it so they decided to censor all of the stories that had to deal with the key. The whole thing is just bull, you can't copyright a sequence of numbers and letters. People come to digg for the sole reason of not having to deal with censorship. The users have become pissed and now every story on the front page is about the HEX key. I'm not going to post it here, but you can go see for yourself. Oh, and not to mention that HD-DVD is a main sponsor on Digg's podcast, Diggnation, of which I am a fan of. Digg really screwed the pooch on this one. Don't fuck with your users. Submissions are now shut down on digg also."

Submission + - HD-DVD key censorship revolt at

earthforce_1 writes: "It looks like the founders at have received and complied with a takedown notice regarding the HD-DVD master keys, and blocking accounts of some users attempting to repost the keys. Subscribers have revolted en-masse and have reposted the keys in at least a dozen story threads and thousands of comments in countless ways. They also modded up all stories about the censored keys until at one point, every single front page story was about the HD-DVD keys! Until the original story was taken down, it was modded up over 15,000 times, an all time record.

This has been a totally unprecedented subscriber revolt against the website moderators, and at least one story thread suggests one of the founders had taken promotional money from the HD-DVD consortium."

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