Come on Slashdot editors. In the last week I have seen summaries with such poor spelling, grammar and content that an 8 year old would be embarrassed to submit them. Is a 30 second proof-read too much to ask? I am beginning to get disenchanted.
Seriously this is disappointing. I'm getting better quality news and stories from "tabloid" websites such as The Register and The Inquirer now. Slashdot is starting to resemble a blog full of random ramblings than a good quality, reliable news source.
Virgin had no option but to comply with the court order that was issued. If they had ignored it, they would've been fined hundreds of thousands of pounds - probably even more than that.
I'm not a Virgin Media customer, but I understand that the block is trivial to swerve around, so Virgin Media have obeyed the letter of the law, but haven't made it particularly difficult to get around. Anyhow, DDosing a web-site is just lame.
If you're asked in an interview to provide your FaceBook login details, then ask everyone on the interviewing panel to do the same. And then go through their profile bit by bit, querying all photos and status updates. They'd soon change their ways.
But seriously, is this getting to be the normal thing to do in the USA? I've never heard of anything like this in the UK. It sounds horrendous.
iB1 writes: Eurogamer have been sent a leaked e-mail from GAME which indicates that due to credit issues, they will not stock Mass Effect 3, or any other EA games for the foreseeable future. Is this the beginning of the end for another high-street store?
There was an article on the BBC a while back about a similar thing with Hi-Viz jackets. In the UK - virtually anyone doing anything remotely hazardous (unloading trucks, security etc. etc.) seems to need a high-viz jacket for 'elf and safety reasons.
All you need to do is go to the pound shop, buy a hi-viz jacket and you could probably wander in and out of various buildings without security batting an eyelid