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Submission + - Australia Internet Filter Fails Speed Tests (apcmag.com)

nathanh writes: The Australian government has completed the trial of its contentious Internet Filter. Not only did it fail to meet the 2008 performance benchmarks — handling only 8Mbps of the 12Mbps required — it falls well short of the planned 100Mbps FTTP. Yet Senator Conroy has deemed the trial "a success" despite widespread opposition from the judiciary, the ISPs, the technical experts, and the citizens of Australia!
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Submission + - iPhone Developer Harassed by Hasbro (manu.com.au)

nathanh writes: I'm the author of the popular iPhone puzzle game Magic Cube and I've been receiving threatening letters from Hasbro's lawyers. Hasbro owns trademarks and US patents for the Rubik's Cube. Hasbro doesn't mention trademarks or patents, but alleges that Magic Cube infringes copyright law!

The lawyer's letter goes on to demand financial statements so they can work out how much money I "owe" Hasbro. There are dozens of similar cube puzzles on the App Store, so could this be the start of harassment against other App Store developers? Stay tuned.

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The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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