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Role Playing (Games)

Submission + - Twilight MMO in the Works

HasselhoffThePaladin writes: Massively.com posted a story on BrainJunk Studios' announcement of their work on a Twilight MMO. . I don't know anything about Twilight except that it's retarded and the kids interested in it are retarded, and I hope they're all happy with their sad, emo lives. Honestly, I just want to see every Slashdotter's reaction to this news.
United States

Submission + - Federal Judge Rebuked for Porn Distribution 3

anagama writes: "While Robert Zicari and Janet Romano got a year and day for obscenity, Federal Appeals Court Chief Judge Alex Kozinksi only got a non-criminal slap on the wrist for running a private website which he inadvertently made publicly accessible and included "two naked women on all fours painted as cows". While there are clear differences between Zicari/Romano's distribution intentions and the judge's intentions, it is interesting that his possession of simulated bestiality porn is treated so lightly."
The Courts

Submission + - RIAA Wants to Bar Jammie from Making Objections (blogspot.com) 2

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: "In the Duluth, Minnesota, case headed for a re-trial on June 15th, Capitol Records v. Thomas-Rasset, the RIAA has filed a motion seeking to bar the defendant Jammie Thomas-Rasset (she got married recently) from making objections, during trial number 2, to the plaintiffs' copyright registration documents. To preempt those of you reacting with shock and anger at the American judicial system, let me assure you this motion has nothing to do with the American judicial system : the RIAA's motion has the chance of a snowball in Hell of being granted, as there is simply no legal basis for preventing a person from making valid legal objections in Trial #2, just because the lawyer she had in Trial #1 didn't make similar objections. I'm guessing that the RIAA lawyers realized they have some kind of problem with their paperwork, and thought this a clever way of short circuiting it; instead, of course, they have merely red flagged it for Ms. Thomas-Rasset's new legal team. A few days earlier the RIAA lawyers filed a similarly ludicrous motion trying to keep Ms. Thomas-Rasset's expert witness from testifying; that too is doomed."

Submission + - Stupid Burglar Nabbed by Backup Program (perens.com)

Bruce Perens writes: "A Berkeley, California, burglar engineered his own arrest, and that of his girlfriend, when he stole a laptop and used it as his personal computer. He didn't realize that the laptop had an automatic backup program, and that the photos he took were being copied to his victim's backup repository. Berkeley police recognized him, and his location, from the photos."

Submission + - "Noob" to become 1 millionth official Engl (destructoid.com)

PHPNerd writes: "According to experts, the English language has entered a state of evolution that is progressing so rapidly that we are adding a new word to it every 98 minutes. This kind of language development hasn't been seen since the days of William Shakespeare. One of the biggest words in nerd culture today is "noob" which could end up being the 1,000,000th word added to the English language by the Global Language Monitor. From the article:

The word "noob" has its heavy roots in gamer culture, which should be obvious since we're talking about it. It's also seen a lot of use among online communities to "welcome" fresh faces, and has become an accepted term of abuse for anybody who looks like they don't know what they're doing. The Global Language Monitor accepts words once they have been used 25,000 times by media outlets.


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