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Report them to themselves for ratting out rats. When they add that to their database, they'll be guilty of ratting themselves out for ratting out rats, which means they need to add another entry to their database...

Just don't tell them I sent you.

The Courts

Jack Thompson Faces Disciplinary Hearing 231

CoolC writes "Gamepolitics is reporting that attorney Jack Thompson is to face a disciplinary hearing before the Florida Supreme Court. The attorney faces five counts of professional misconduct, three of which are correlated with his ongoing campaign against violent video games. Thompson faces the possibility of disciplinary action up to and including disbarment."

Journal Journal: Help Find Jim Gray

As was reported on slashdot January 30th, computer scientist Jim Gray went missing at sea. As of February 1st the coast guard has given up on looking for him. However Amazon has stepped in to try to help.
Wireless Networking

Submission + - etiquette for stealing wireless

nathandbos writes: "How rude is it to use a neighbor's open wireless access point without permission? I'm staying at my in-laws over the holidays and they don't have a reliable broadband connection. So I've been using an open connection that presumably belongs to one of the neighbors, although I don't know which one. It could be one of seven houses in the vicinity, and I really don't feel like knocking on all of their doors to ask a question most of them wouldn't understand. I don't know any way to figure out who they are electronically.

So I'm just wondering, how much of a social affront is this? I'll propose a bad-neighbor scale that runs from:

1= turning around in neighbor's driveway after 11PM

6= failing to pick up dog poo on their lawn

10= running off with spouse

Where on this scale is using an open wireless connection?"

Submission + - Microsoft sends free Vista notebooks to bloggers

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has crossed the line by giving high-profile bloggers free notebooks loaded with Vista, according to This initiative will be prove to be damaging for Microsoft. No doubt we'll all still buy Vista, but we'll just be a little more suspicious about how Microsoft conducts itself as a corporate citizen.

Submission + - Microsoft bribing bloggers with free laptops

Slinky writes: "According to at least six bloggers, Microsoft has been sending out free top-of-the-line laptops pre-loaded with Vista as a 'no strings attached gifts'. This 'reward' for their hard work on covering tech in general is coincidentally right before the launch of Vista to consumers. To be clear, these weren't loans, they were gifts, and they were top-of-the-line Acer Ferrari laptops. Microsoft blogger Long Zheng broke the silence over the source of the freebies."

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