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Comment Re:In other words (Score 1) 565

Of course, feeding the troll is stupid, but... The entire quote is "on the one hand, information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other." So yeah, I don't think what you're saying means what you think it means.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 342

And the original article discusses Safari 4 beta's adoption vs. Safari 3 beta, which did not come out in 2004, so the post that says "when Firefox came out most people didn't realise they even had a choice. It's hardly a fair comparison between 2004 and now" is the one that obviously didn't read.

Nor did you.


Submission + - More porn related censorship in Ireland

AnnoyedPornGuy writes: "As previously discussed on Slashdot, the Irish Domain Registry banned me from using the domain Since then I've attempted to register a business called "Pornography" to try to get around this ban (or at least to allow me get but alas the Irish Companies Registration Office think the word "Pornography" is "undesirable". This is in spite of the evidence I included to show that pornography is legal in Ireland, how the word is commonly used in Government documents and how they've previously allowed a business call itself "Society to Outlaw Pornography".

What they've totally missed is that by allowing me call my porn site I would've been able to eliminate accidental visitors. But they've now left me with no choice by to call my porn site something vague.

It's stupid."

Submission + - Ionic Wind - Chillin' the PC

Iddo Genuth writes: "A new type of ultra-thin, silent cooling technology for processors is being developed by Kronos Advanced Technologies in collaboration with Intel and the University of Washington. In two years, this new technology might replace existing cooling fan technology in laptops and other portable devices, making them more reliable and far quieter."

Submission + - Earthlink CEO passes away at age 49.

reidhoch writes: "According to various news sources, e.g. Yahoo! Earthlink CEO, Garry Betty, has died due to complications from cancer. He joined Earthlink in 1996 and led it's growth from a regional ISP to a national ISP with 5,000,000+ subscribers."

Submission + - Tech industry shifts towards green

isabotage3 writes: /techgreen.php Most US companies don't talk about global warming. In Silicon Valley,climate change is pretty much taken as a given. It's part of the tech industry's shift in recent years toward the green end of the spectrum.
Just last week, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a regional business booster association announced a 12-point campaign called Clean and Green that takes traditional regional planning issues, such as ride-sharing and mass transit, and frames them in the context of global warming.
Hyperion Solutions, a software maker that gives a $5,000 bonus to employees who buy cars that get better than 45 miles to the gallon.
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Submission + - Why Bother With Episodic Games?

An anonymous reader writes: Are episodic games providing a new, blue ocean opportunity for game innovation and, indeed, sales? In the latest Gamasutra editorial, GameTap vice president of content Rick Sanchez explains his stance, by defining what an episodic game entails, and emphasizing their potential. Sanchez asks "If you can buy into these three tenants as defining rules for an episodic game series, it begs the question: why bother making episodic games at all? The answer is not an obvious one when you consider that this content model presents a lot of challenges for an industry that, historically, has not been good at producing quality content in the studio-like TV show model that episodic game development would demand. The fact that the development model for episodic games probably requires the industry to re-educate consumers on how long games should last, or even what level of visual quality to expect, is another burden. Traditional boxed software still sells, so, again, why bother with episodic games?"
It's funny.  Laugh.

When Celebrities Speak on Science 574

Timberwolf0122 writes to mention that the website Sense About Science is encouraging stars not to comment on scientific issues without at least checking their facts. A somewhat amusing article on the BBC matches up a few comments made by celebrities with the factual reaction from experts in the field of study tackled by their blunder.

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