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Creative MP3 Players Ship With Virus

Zonk posted more than 9 years ago | from the surprise-in-your-cereal dept.

Worms 237

TheChillPill wrote to mention a Register article which reports that Creative has instituted a recall for some 5GB Zen Neeons. The reason? About 3,700 were shipped with the Wullik-B email worm. From the article: "Creative is reporting that the virus affects players with serial numbers between 1230528000001 and 1230533001680 that have shipped in Japan in late July. According to a translation of Creative's statement (in Japanese) on the security flap the firm has temporarily stopped shipping Zen Neeons players while its partners assist in the recall of the infected batch. The firm said it has identified the source of the outbreak and fixed the problem. Creative said the virus contamination issue was confined to Zen Neeons players and didn't affect any of its other products."

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How many more times, Zonk??? (5, Insightful)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455366)


Article is yet another dupe....original article can be found here [slashdot.org] .

Seriously, Zonk...this shit just isn't funny anymore. Perhaps you view your endless dupe posts as some sort of clever social commentary...or perhaps you've just taken a few too many sniffs of the huffing rag. Either way, we're getting pretty damned sick of it.

Do us all a favor and resign. While you're at it, wipe your hard drive and smash your modem.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455391)

What is even worse than the fact that this is a dupe of a very, very VERY recent article, is the fact that it's clearly a reactionary submission from the earlier piece on Creative's patent being used against Apple.

At least pretend to keep a balanced opinion on things.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0, Flamebait)

dextration (852266) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455392)

Utterly agreed.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455425)

Yet you still let yourself be whored out by CumTaco & KowBoiKneel by generating image-requests for their ads (no, dear Mozilla-zealots, Firefox does not block the requests)?

Shithead.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455397)

I totally agree. Seriously, in every aspect I agree. We also think the same applies to you.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (4, Funny)

justforaday (560408) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455399)

Well, that story was dealing with worms, and this one is dealing with viruses, so they're very clearly different stories...

MOD PARENT FUNNY (1)

Captain Splendid (673276) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455675)

Good times!

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (5, Insightful)

garcia (6573) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455409)

It's not as if Zonk isn't being notified [slashdot.org] .

Think I'll get modded redundant this time?

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (2, Insightful)

robslimo (587196) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455562)

Has /. has ever pulled a story for being a dupe, hoax or otherwise bogus? ...thinkin' they ought to.

OTOH, these blatent dupes seem to be one of the things that comprises slashdot's character. We certainly wouldn't want it to become a Fark clone or anything else as insipid.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455605)

No, they just generally have one of the "editors" (Editors? Like they ever do anything even remotely worthy of that description. Approve-button-clicking monkeys could do the same job.) add a note to the story saying it's a dupe/hoax/etc, but usually it takes many hours. Often the story won't even be on the front page anymore when they do add the note.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455693)

I've seen it happen.

I saw a trupe get pulled (and a dupe of something on the front page).

Guess it was too embarassing to keep up.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (2, Interesting)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455797)

Yes, CowboyNeal pulled a dupe once after I notified him in #slashdot. There were just a few comments at the time though, so I doubt this one will get pulled.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455417)

Oh noes! Worst crime of the year! DUPING! Quick, everyone - get your pitchforks! We need to stop this monster before he reproduces and DUPES US ALL!

Geez, get a god damned life, ya idjit.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (1, Insightful)

Zab UvWxy (694326) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455479)

And, sadly, the first poster - with a VALID comment - gets modded Redundant.

*sigh*

Come On, Slashdotters (2, Funny)

linguae (763922) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455498)

Come on, Slashdotters. What's with the frowns on everyone's faces. Why is everyone taking these dupes so negatively? Just think of these dupes as reruns. We would love to crack jokes about Windows viruses, talk about how Linux should be used for everything, talk about how "creative" stuffing viruses in MP3 players are, and....

Oh, scratch the sarcasm. These dupes really are annoying.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455506)

I'd mod you up some more, but I wasted all my mod points for today.

Re: How many more times, Zonk??? (5, Informative)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455517)


> Seriously, Zonk...this shit just isn't funny anymore.

1) Visit http://slashdot.org/users.pl?op=edithome [slashdot.org]

2) Un-check "Zonk"

3) Click "Save"

4) See ya in another thread.

Re: How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

cavtroop (859432) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455548)

Done. Thanks for the tip.

Re: How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

Black Parrot (19622) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455568)


> Done. Thanks for the tip.

Hope it works; I just now did it myself. (Else I wouldn't have seen this thread.)

Re: How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

Jonny_eh (765306) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455709)

Does it change the entries in the RSS feed? If not, then the original poster is still correct to gripe.

Re: How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

Trillan (597339) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455741)

No, it doesn't. If it did, I'd still read slashdot. As it is, this is my last story and last comment.

Re: How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

Bogtha (906264) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455816)

Let's do the maths.

  1. Assume Zonk will post two hundred stories between now and the end of the year.
  2. Assume half of them are dupes.
  3. Assume half of the remainder are worth reading.

Doing as you suggest will, at very conservative estimates, stop you reading fifty worthwhile stories between now and the end of the year.

The problem isn't that every story Zonk posts is stupid, it's that a lot of them are, and we have no way of weeding them out. If Zonk resigned, then another, hopefully less dupe-prone editor would be posting the worthwhile stories. Your suggestion throws the baby out with the bathwater.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (3, Insightful)

defkkon (712076) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455540)

Article is yet another dupe....original article can be found here.

Normally, I can't stand when people bitch and moan about duped stories. Sometimes they're duped from months ago, and even I forgot they were ever posted.

Normally, I would moderate such bitchings as "Offtopic" or "Redundent".

This time, I'm very disappointed. This was:
a) Very, very, very recently posted already
b) Was a very distinct headline to begin with, about a major corporate SNAFU and not relating to Google, Xbox 360 vs. PS3, Microsoft is teh evil!, etc.
c) Generated a lot of healthy discussion - this wasn't a topic that got ignored the first time.

Oh well, I guess its technically not hurting anyone. Its just annoying as hell.

Ok, I'm done ranting. Go ahead and moderate me Offtopic or Redundent.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

dgos78 (881140) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455556)

Wow. Slashdot has gone to shit. I've had enough and I'm out of here. I'll get my news elsewhere. The moderators here are out of control too. All the negative moderation to TMM's post has finally driven me away completely.

If he lived in New Orleans... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455561)

If Zonk lived in New Orleans, he'd be one of the looters. This duping behaviour is simply criminal.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (2, Insightful)

d_54321 (446966) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455626)

OK, yeah, it's a dupe, but

a- the original article summary didn't mention an mp3 player. ("Creative Zens"? WTF's a Creative Zens? Who cares?!) I didn't give it a second glance and didn't know it was a dupe till just now

b- the original article summary didn't mention serial numbers- NOR did the articles pointed to- this is very useful and important info. But yeah, that info should have been put in as a reply to the original post, just as the orinal post should have been clearer.

ScuttleMonkey- you're not as bad as Zonk, but you're still a bad monkey.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455643)


Who the fuck modded this Insightful? Seriously Monkey, do you view your complaining about dupes as some kind of higher enlightenment for the slashdot community? Do you think that because you have so much free time on your hands to spend 8 hours a day reading slashdot and pointing out dupes that it makes you a better person then, say, someone with a real job? If you don't like the article, don't fucking read it. I am much more sick of the "Look at me! First Dupe post! Haha, slashdot editors you suck! I'm' smarter than you!" bullshit then the dupes themselves.

Why don't you do us all a favor and stop being such a whining douchebag.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

TripMaster Monkey (862126) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455728)


Nice try, Zonk, but we know it's you.

Dupe Checker? (2, Insightful)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455677)

Article is yet another dupe

I'm disgustipated.

I can't post from home because some crud-bucket on my ISP has misbehaved and slashdot is blocking me from posting there. Such creativity and innovation! Examples:

  • Bar posting due to a spate of negative mods (never mind net total is positive.)
  • Time delay for initial post
  • Time delay between posts, longer for AC
  • Content check for CAPS, too few letters per line, oddball characters appear too often, etc.
YET(!) no dupe checking code to help the editors avoid this common pitfall. You can see where the priorities lay.

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455702)

Seriously, Zonk...this shit just isn't funny anymore.

That's where you're wrong. I think it's actually getting funnier. You could go all 'Groundhog Day' with it. Don't post angry!

Re:How many more times, Zonk??? (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455757)

I missed it last time. I'm glad they duped it now I have two sets of replies to read.

How man more times, TripMaster? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455808)

Parent is yet another TMM first post....posting history can be found here. [slashdot.org]

Seriously, TMM...this shit just isn't funny anymore. Perhaps you view your endless reposts of article text and throwaway, redundant observations as some sort of clever social commentary...or perhaps you've just taken a few too many sniffs of the huffing rag. Either way, we're getting pretty damned sick of it.

Do us all a favor and stop posting. While you're at it, wipe your hard drive and smash your modem.

Windows TCO? (4, Interesting)

gbulmash (688770) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455369)

Now the question is, will the next analyst who does a Windows vs. Linux TCO comparison include "gets viruses into your product, requiring a recall" as one of the factors in calculating the cost of Windows?

- Greg

Two in a Row! (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455370)

One more dupe and I get a tic-tac-toe!

Unbelievable (4, Funny)

kneecarrot (646291) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455374)

Oh my, I just can't believe how irresponsible Creative is being. This is the second [slashdot.org] time that they have shipped 3700 of these players with this exact same virus in less than a week!

Re:Unbelievable (1)

Cash202 (854642) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455497)

Rofl.

The terror...this makes you think...who else could screw up and do the exact same thing in under a week...

Like permit two identical pieces of news to be posted on the same site within a week...

Re:Unbelievable (1, Redundant)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455796)

It's strange how things reported by slashdot usually happen twice in the same week.

Dupe... once again (3, Insightful)

andersbergh (884714) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455375)

Stop the dupes!

Re:Dupe... once again (1)

HTTP Error 403 403.9 (628865) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455396)

Fascinating, Creative seems to have embedded articles about the virus with a virus.

Screeech! (4, Funny)

andrew1222 (906582) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455382)

Wonder what a virus sounds like through those earphones? Ashley Simpson?

Re:Screeech! (1)

sTalking_Goat (670565) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455485)

Thats the real reason they're recalling it. It's not a virus at all, its just the unmastered version of her duet with Hillary Duff.

B.T.W. who TF is Nick Cannon and why is he staring in a bad Beverly Hills Cop/21 Jump Street rip-off?

Nope.. she sounds more like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455608)

Wonder what a virus sounds like through those earphones? Ashley Simpson? ... bacteria, not virus.

First Prime Factorization Post (0, Troll)

2*2*3*75011 (900132) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455388)

1230528000001 = 19*64764631579
1230533001680 = 2*2*2*2*5*5101*3015421

HAHA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455390)

HAHA Damn windows users

Hmm (3, Funny)

twocoasttb (601290) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455393)

Does their patent cover this too?

But... (3, Funny)

TheOtherAgentM (700696) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455401)

The question is, who owns the patent on shipping MP3 players with viruses? Will they take legal action?

Re:But... (1)

vertinox (846076) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455812)

I don't know about who owns the viruses, but my the iPod earbuds that i own might be growing a nasty bacteria culture.

Dupe (0, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455413)

Yes, we know! [slashdot.org]

Patents (0, Redundant)

lilrowdy18 (870767) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455423)

Lets see if Creative will patent this.

They could patent an idea of shipping units with preinstalled anti-virus testing software.

Dupes? (1)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455577)

Your post IS A DUPE of:

This [slashdot.org] , this [slashdot.org] , and this [slashdot.org] post in this very story.

No subscription for me (4, Insightful)

the_rev_matt (239420) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455427)

It's been said a million times, but this is precisely why I won't pay for a slashdot subscription. Nor will I click on any ads. Even if I see an ad that looks interesting (which is fairly often, I'll open a new tab and browse there manually rather than give slashdot the traffic revenue. An occasional dupe is one thing, but when 25% of the stories on the front page are dupes from YESTERDAY, it's clear that OSDN doesn't give a shit about quality.

Re:No subscription for me (4, Funny)

Patrik_AKA_RedX (624423) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455480)

Well, /. looks more and more like TV each day. Ads, reruns. One of these days they'll start doing news items and weather forcasts.

news items (1)

wiredog (43288) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455836)

Yeah, but they'll probably be aimed at nerds.

Re:No subscription for me (1)

Saeger (456549) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455569)

<ChrisRockVoice>I take care of MY cashcow!

Re:No subscription for me (2, Insightful)

tdsanchez (15549) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455578)

Slashdot used to not suck. It seems when you add money and greed to -anything- it becomes a polished TURD.

Re:No subscription for me (-1, Troll)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455713)

I missed a lot from last week and this seems to be a good article. I don't have time to browse through all the history so I personally am glad they duped this article.

MOD PARENT UP (1)

swillden (191260) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455802)

I agree completely. Lots of us don't have time to read /. every day, so we often appreciate dupes. In my case, at least 75% of the time I see complaints about a duped article, it's the first time I've seen the article.

Dupes are valuable for the casual reader, and the bulk of slashdot readers are casual readers. The editors know their audience.

care to wager? (1)

The Lynxpro (657990) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455432)


Care to wager if Creative has a patent on shipping MP3 players with pre-installed viruses? :)

On the question of what happened to Slashdot (5, Funny)

Haiku 4 U (580059) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455433)

I remember when
Slashdot gave me articles
that weren't day-old bread.

Eat them anyway!
Karma be dammed, you'll read them
and come back for more!

Re:On the question of what happened to Slashdot (1)

BJH (11355) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455730)

Front page dupe again
Finger on left mouse button
Click the x - goodbye!

Good to see (4, Funny)

justforaday (560408) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455436)

It's good to see that Taco worked incredibly hard to make Zonk the editorbot in his own image...

Re:Good to see (1)

Winterblink (575267) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455623)

Perhaps this is a side-effect from his being cloned? :)

Don't blame Zonk! (4, Funny)

asdfasdfasdfasdf (211581) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455438)

Actually, the virus causes reposts on the slashdot homepage. Apparently, he bought himself a Zen recently.

Re:Don't blame Zonk! (3, Funny)

jcenters (570494) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455688)

Actually, the virus causes reposts on the slashdot homepage. Apparently, he bought himself a Zen recently.

Re:Don't blame Zonk! (1)

yoris (776276) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455786)

You mean, he bought himself _several_ Zens

Had to say it... (2, Funny)

KoolDude (614134) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455441)


Now, *that's* Creative.

Re:Had to say it... (1)

ArsonSmith (13997) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455823)

not really, it's been done before, yesterday [slashdot.org]

Well, I have to say (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455447)

They're sure getting creative with their viral marketing.

Creative MP3 hardware in general sucks... (1)

leather_helmet (887398) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455465)

I have a zen micro 5gb and have had to send it in twice for repair due to the infamous headphone jack problem.(same problem occurred twice...) (check their message boards, major issues with minor and major defects)

In related news: (1)

Qbertino (265505) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455472)

Slashdot dupe posts with virus.

To late, folks.

Re:In related news: (5, Funny)

justforaday (560408) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455512)

To late, folks.

*raises glass*
To late!

Creative Worm has infected /. (1)

spicydragonz (837027) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455475)

No /. endlessly repeats the same storys.

Certainly.. (1)

cmdrTacyo (899875) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455508)

Boi you msging me for karma and starting to beg
I'll cut off yo leg and smack ya greg
I'm the illest rapper you've ever seen
Diss you up make peeps laugh like I"m mista been
Hustle on slashdot to get that green
Get a life you slashdot fiend
My hood raps is about as true as yo life
Until I stab out yo guts with a steak knife
One last time my cd's hitting stores soon
It'll be a blast watch yourself cuz it's like dune
So get off your grandpa and swallowing his prune

Ugh ... (2, Interesting)

Sonic McTails (700139) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455510)

So how long until we see a dupe of this dupe?

Seriously, searching the site doesn't take long, and now uses Google to do it, A quick search of Creative and virus would have found the original. You see? [google.com]

Re:Ugh ... (1)

mopslik (688435) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455711)

Seriously, searching the site doesn't take long, and now uses Google to do it, A quick search of Creative and virus would have found the original.

Even easier -- just click on the "worm" icon, and you'll see the story sitting right there beneath the dupe.

Dupe, dupe, dupe, Dupe of URL, URL, URL (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455532)

Sorry, I had to say it (1)

Xerp (768138) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455551)

An excellent article, sir, with only two minor drawbacks: One, we already know about this FREE virus shipment and two, we we already know about this FREE virus shipment. Now I know technically speaking that's only one article, but I thought it was such a big one, it was worth mentioning twice.

(Modified. Original from Red Dwarf, Holoship)

Duplicate you say? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455592)

--------------------
Posts above this line already RTFA.

wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455603)

stop posting dupes you moron

Have virus, will travel. (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455612)

When I was working at Atari, an XBox master disc had to be recalled from manufacturing because a PC virus was found. It was caught early enough that there was no significant delay for the product. I'm surprised stuff like this doesn't happen more often.

Once Again, Creative Beats Apple to the Punchline! (1)

FFFish (7567) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455613)

Betcha they patented this innovative new interface, too: Method and Apparatus for the Propagation of Computer Viruses Via Music Player!

Fixed the problem? (1)

polyhue (38042) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455637)

"The firm said it has identified the source of the outbreak and fixed the problem."

So they're not running Windows anymore? ha.

They're creative alright! (2, Funny)

bmgz (849666) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455651)

What a wonderfully Creative way to distribute virii!

Re:They're creative alright! (2, Funny)

ShibbyShagDeluxe (818722) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455814)

What scares me about this is if you can distribute viruses via mp3 players, imagine what will happen when normal household appliances get computerised!

My car will drive itself to Mexico without me, the door will let salesman into the house, and worse of all, my satellite box will make me watch through commercials as the sofa straps me in and winches my eyelids open...

Now I know why the amish community reject technology altogether.

Leave Zonk alone you ____ nut (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455665)

Who cares if it's a dupe. I don't. At least we can discuss freely here. Go smoke your pot, dumb ass.

Dear Slashdot, (5, Insightful)

sootman (158191) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455673)

You know, with just the tiniest bit of effort, it would be SO easy for you not to suck out loud.
- take two seconds to see if a story has been posted before. sounds hard, but I hear computers can do amazing things these days.
- proofread submissions. you're allowed to change them. you know, like an editor.
- don't put an obnoxious slant on every little thing. more reporting, less commentary. if you have something to say, I hear slashdot allows comments nowadays. (comments, commentary... hmm. note to self, investigate possible connection.)
- cache. for fuck's sake, it's not funny anymore. if you don't want to put yourselves at risk, use coral or a similar service. They exist for a reason.
- contact small sites. which would you rather do: "scoop" other sites by an hour and reduce the server to molten rubble after 15 minutes, or contact the admin ahead of time and post the story two hours later? this is what separates responsible adults from behaviorally-challenged fuckwads.
- and once you've earned some credibility back,
- ???
- Profit! Until then, I refuse to pay to subscribe until you behave like a responsible outfit. one you quit behaving like retarded woms, I'll happily subscribe, knowing that you're a great source of links to interesting stories that I *didn't* see two days ago on the same site.

Re:Dear Slashdot, (4, Interesting)

djh101010 (656795) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455769)

For the record, subscribers _do_ see stories before they're posted to the world. And, there's a link to click "If you see a serious problem with this article, click here" which is a mailto: to someone "at" slashdot.

That said, I've used it twice, and both stories went green "as-is" with the glaring problems, so I don't know if that goes to the bit-bucket, or if anyone is listening. Maybe nobody said "Hey, this is a dupe" at that point, or maybe, just maybe, nobody is reading those messages. Any internal slashdotty-type person care to comment?

Zonk Exposed (2, Interesting)

p0 (740290) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455704)

First take a look at his Slashdot page : www.slashdot.org/~zonk [slashdot.org]

There is a link to his blog: http://www.randomdialogue.net/ [randomdialogue.net]

His Mini Biography: http://www.randomdialogue.net/aboutme/minibio.php3 [randomdialogue.net]

His Blogger Profile: http://www.blogger.com/profile/10483795 [blogger.com]

His About Page: http://www.randomdialogue.net/aboutme/basicinfo.ph p3 [randomdialogue.net]

The rest is upto your imagination!

fa6o8z (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455721)

/. hit with Zonk Virus (1)

rAiNsT0rm (877553) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455726)

It creates duplicate stories daily!!!

Backlash against patent? (1)

geekee (591277) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455732)

So was this bad press for Creative dupe put here as revenge because the editors love Apple and hate any company that would dare challenge Apple, especially with a frivolous patent?

At least they have a patent on mp3 UI ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#13455733)

... to distract everyone from their crummy products and loser position in the marketplace. I'd be surprised if M$ wasn't bankrolling their pathetic attempt to grab share.

Bastards.

Worm vs Virus? (2, Funny)

cciRRus (889392) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455737)

This article refered to a virus, while the previous "dupe" refered to a worm. Maybe the guy thought that the 2 cases are different? Heh.

Get more current (1)

cnerd2025 (903423) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455754)

Saw this on CNET 2 days ago. Get with the program, /.

"dupe"? (3, Insightful)

abiessu (74684) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455795)

Normally I'd side with all those screaming "DUPE!", but this is a new article on theregister about this issue (1200 GMT 2005-09-01), so it's not like the links or even the summary are duped. Especially since this time they're talking about the recall rather than the discovery of the virus.

As an aside, what was up with the first article? A link to a babelfish translation... was no english version available? If that's all we had two or three days ago, it seems to me that this new article reference is a good thing.

I wonder... (3, Funny)

pwnage (856708) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455799)

Will Creative patent this "method for the distribution of malicious software code via aninferior hardware entertainment device."

They could license it and make millions!!!

When "News for Netrds" Mattered (3, Insightful)

amichalo (132545) | more than 9 years ago | (#13455826)

I have resisted bandwagoning the dupe article issue but my spin is a little different...

How do the dupe articles make it through when I submit [slashdot.org] articles that get rejected - like news on non-volitile MRAM replacing volitile DRAM and how Freescale is getting closer and closer to this being reality.

That's something nerds can sink their teath into, but the editors reject it for "more of the same".
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