apodyopsis writes: "There is a e-Petition on the UK government website about the recently announced BBC/Microsoft deal to use Windows based DRM on the BBC website. The petition asks the Prime Minister to raise this issue in parliament. From the e-Petition:
"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to raise the subject of the Microsoft BBC deal to parliment."
"The BBC has announced that its iPlayer due for release later this year will be based around proprietary Microsoft codecs and DRM and hence be neither open source or available to some operating systems. This has already been raised and criticized by the OSC (Open Source Consortium). More information can be found on the BBC website and on the open source consortium website. This goes against common sense and government or BBC policy to be open."
apodyopsis writes: He originally themed his one-bed home on Captain Kirk's famous Enterprise spaceship and tried to sell it for £1.25MILLION, but could not find a buyer. He then updated it to a replica of the later Voyager version, with touch-panel blue lighting, moulded wall panels — and a life-size transporter room."