j.sanchez1 writes: Web Pro News has a quick blurb about a website buying and selling "used" mp3s. I checked the domain registration and it is all private. Is this really something that someone is going to try and pull off, or is it a honeypot set up by the RIAA? How would they be sure you did or didn't keep a copy for yourself after selling to them?
j.sanchez1 writes: "The recent coverage about Shuttle's new KPC has gotten me thinking (again) about a small, low-cost headless file server for home. In the past, I have looked at the iPaq and considered using older computers I have lying around, but for various reasons I have never jumped in to do it. Do you guys have any suggestions on what to use for a home file server (hardware and software)?
The server would be feeding files to Windows PCs and connected to the network through a Linksys WRT54GL running DD-WRT firmware."
j.sanchez1 writes: Wired has the scoop on the official bidder list (PDF) for the 700MHz auction slated for January 24, 2008. Along with AT&T and Verizon, Google and Paul Allen's Vulcan Spectrum are on the list as well.
j.sanchez1 writes: According to PC World, Opera Software has filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft in the European Union, accusing it of stifling competition by tying its Internet Explorer Web browser to Windows. The complaint, which was filed with the European Commission on Wednesday, says Microsoft is abusing its dominant position in the desktop PC market by offering only Internet Explorer as a standard part of Windows, and hindering interoperability by not following accepted standards with IE.
The part about Microsoft not following accepted standards is the most interesting part. Grab the popcorn guys, this is gonna be worth watching.
j.sanchez1 writes: Torrent freak is reporting here that Demonoid has once again been shut down by the CRIA. The Demonoid homepage has the following explanation: "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding."
The Demonoid IRC channel says that the site is down, but the tracker is still working.
j.sanchez1 writes: My daughter wants an MP3 for her upcoming 10th birthday, so I wanted to pose the question to the/. community: which MP3 player would you recommend for ease of use? Drag-and-Drop to load songs on it would be best. I have an iPod and my knowledge of other MP3 players is seriously lacking. Capacity is not too important, as I was looking at something about 1GB being enough.
j.sanchez1 writes: After finishing Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2 Episode 1 for the umpteenth time, I am looking for something to tide me over until Half-Life 2 Episode 2 comes out. What are the best Half-Life 2 mods out there? I am looking for both single-player and multi-player.