Microsoft Clears MechWarrior4 Free Launch
So is Microsoft no longer evil? I'm sure some slashdotters will find a way of turning this nice move by Microsoft into something sinister.
Virgin Media To Trial Filesharing Monitoring In UK
Please dont mention use*** the last thing I want is for them to realise they still have it.
Why the UK Needs the Pirate Party
Well you'll get my vote, I won't vote Labour after the mess they've made, Conservatives lost my vote with the idea of using Google to store our personal data, Lib Dems have been useless running my council, BNP will never get my vote, I usually end up voting Green, so having another choice is great.
Who is your favorite fictional doctor?
No Doogie? Come on we all grew up with him, and now he's a chick magnet in how I met your mother, a real geek hero. Yup I voted for the Doctor, and it didn't even cross my mind that it could have meant the EMH, although he was the only good character in Voyager.
Monkey Island To Return
I was thinking the exact same thing, they would need the original voice cast though, and then they could TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
What Can I Do About Book Pirates?
This may not be applicable to you but recently I was looking for several e-books and found the price stupidly high, I can buy a paperback for £3.99 but an e-book costs $16.00,to me this makes no sense, producing a paper based book and distributing it is surely more expensive than producing an electronic version, don't the publishers get the book in electronic form from the authors anyway? Where are the costs?
Off topic, I also find extremely frustrating that most books I want are not available in electronic form, and some that are are restricted to the U.S. and Canada, I could understand this for new books but not ones published in 2004. I have resorted at times to downloading torrents of books I own already as paperbacks, this probably isn't legal either but it satisfies my moral code
Collateral Damage as UK Censors Internet Archive
Well I'm on Virgin Media in the UK and neither IA or the WayBack Machine work, maybe some pages have been censored I don't know.
Microsoft Giving Away Vista Ultimate, With a Catch
It seems that nearly every 'free' deal these days is only for US residents, maybe I should move, then again I'm sure it wont be long before the UK becomes US state anyway.