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Submission + - Apple Safari 5 hype machine rewrites history again ( 3

An anonymous reader writes: Apple quietly rolled out Safari 5 after the WWDC first day. Along with the rollout came the hype propaganda rewriting history again by claiming that
"Safari is the first — and only — web browser to pass Acid 3"! I wonder if you can see the Opera house or Chrome outside of a walled garden...


Submission + - Warner Bro. Accused of Pirating Anti-Pirating Tech ( 1

psycho12345 writes: German firm Medien Patent Verwaltung claims that in 2003, it revealed a new kind of anti-piracy technology to Warner Bros. that marks films with specific codes so pirated copies can be traced back to their theaters of origin. But like a great, hilariously-ironic DRM Ouroborus, the company claims that Warner began using the system throughout Europe in 2004 but hasn't actually paid a dime for it.

Submission + - Transport ticketing system as job creation (

MichaelSmith writes: Screw ups in the new Melbourne ticketing system are so common they aren't really funny any more but this one almost had me ROFLing.
Staff at the firm making myki have had to manually add one cent to 87,261 cards so that they can be used on Sundays, when seniors are entitled to free travel. The myki system requires all users — even those getting a free ride — to have a positive balance on their card. 'This exercise took several weeks and was carried out by existing myki customer service staff...."

Geez guys write a loop. Learn some perl. Or fix the original requirement.


Submission + - Subversive Organizations Must Now Register in SC 6

Hugh Pickens writes: "The Raw Story reports that terrorists who want to overthrow the United States government must now register with South Carolina's Secretary of State and declare their intentions — or face a $25,000 fine and up to 10 years in prison. The "Subversive Activities Registration Act" passed last year in South Carolina and now officially on the books states that "every member of a subversive organization, or an organization subject to foreign control, every foreign agent and every person who advocates, teaches, advises or practices the duty, necessity or propriety of controlling, conducting, seizing or overthrowing the government of the United States ... shall register with the Secretary of State." While the intention of the law is apparently aimed at Islamic terrorists, it's unclear in the law's wording whether it can be applied to militias, some of whom have in the past called for the overthrow of the US government. "In the long and storied history of utterly retarded legislation in South Carolina, we may have finally found the legal statute that takes the cake for sheer stupidity, which we think you’ll agree is saying something," one unsigned blog posting scathingly commented."

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