tulcod writes: The Dutch government has accidentally passed a law on net neutrality, enabling ISPs to filter internet traffic based on "ideological motives". The PvdA (labor party) accidentally voted for this exception to the Telecomwet (telecommunications law), which, on its own, does not allow such filtering. PvdA intends to repair their mistake.
tulcod writes: AMD has received the first DisplayPort certification for their Radeon HD 3400, 3600 and 3800 products, as well as the new 780G motherboard chipset, which includes a Radeon HD 3200 IGP. "AMD has been a driving force in the development of DisplayPort," said Bill Lempesis, Executive Director, VESA. "The ATI Radeon HD 3000 series of graphics cards are the first source devices to achieve DisplayPort certification."
tulcod writes: Pidgin 2.2.0 contains the results of several major Google Summer of Code branches bringing some new, extraordinary features. We have a new protocol, MySpaceIM, a bunch of new features for an existing protocol, XMPP, and nifty new certificate management to make sure your IM server is who it says it is.
tulcod writes: Recently, someone at my school, a man who's about 60 years old, told me his opinion (in person) about copyrights. He clearly thinks copyrighting is a bad thing. I doubt he's part of the scene (and it seems implausible he has ever downloaded, for example, music), but there are probably a lot of people agreeing with him. I don't really know what to think of it. Obviously, pretty much all of us have ever "stolen" media. But I think it's implausible any of us did that with objective goals. So is the old man at school correct? Is copyright a bad thing for everyone?