top Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers
I already have. They don't seem to be getting the message, but I won't go back to giving them money that's for sure. Easy since they just produce cookie cutter games.
top Omand Warns of "Ethically Worse" Spying If Unbreakable Encryption Is Allowed
I sincerely hope one or more of their people get shot breaking into some place and not identifying themselves as agents
Which gets labelled as a terrorist attack and is used to justify further occurrences of same
top Tracking Down How Many (Or How Few) People Actively Use Google+
The only reason I'm a member.
top Ask Slashdot: Has the Time Passed For Coding Website from Scratch?
Now I have a repertoire of modules I can use to put together a site for a given situation.
top US Senate Set To Vote On Whether Climate Change Is a Hoax
This is the type of thing you actually have to research and prove one way or the other.
top What Will Google Glass 2.0 Need To Actually Succeed?
There aren't really many applications for it beyond professional design or perhaps firemen using it for imaging when they can't see beyond smoke, etc... Just niche applications so far. Perhaps a steep price drop could spur adoption and then the applications would emerge.
top Why Run Linux On Macs?
I prefer Linux and the software ecosystem, and want a laptop with good specs, battery life, features, and build quality. So I got a Mac and run Linux. I tried OS X but don't like the interface. They kept switching up the file manager on each OS revision, hiding folders I wanted to see, and it was hard to get apps I like working properly on the OS such as Inkscape. It is just not ideal for what I want to do.
top Meet Flink, the Apache Software Foundation's Newest Top-Level Project
Back in the 90s
on the Sega Mega CD.
top Hackers Leak Xbox One SDK Claiming Advancement In Openness and Homebrew
Microsoft said they wanted every Xbox One to be a development platform, I'm sure they were going to do this themselves soon anyway.
top Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates
"We're going to enter a world in which there's more wealth and less need to work,"
So what hey're saying is we need is a new method of distributing that wealth so that work is not the only way to obtain it?
about a month and a half ago
top The Joker Behind the Signetics 25120 Write-Only Memory Chip Hoax
Did Batman catch him?
about a month and a half ago
top AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us
If it empowers us then I guess it'll also help us do what we do best, exterminate each other
about a month and a half ago
top Unity 8 Will Bring 'Pure' Linux Experience To Mobile Devices
I was just too lazy to switch until the past few months, where all that effort trying to work around the interface built up to the point where I got fed up. I didn't mind trying out a new way to do things, found shortcuts that helped my workflow, and definitely gave Unity a fair shake. I just found my ire building up, instead of what was promised to me which was an improvement that I might have to learn to appreciate. Sticking with it since its introduction, I just haven't found that promise to come true.
I switched to Mint at the tail end of 17.0 and have upgraded to 17.1, and it's been a pleasure, everything works the way I expect and there aren't any quirks. Tailoring the default install to what I wanted was intuitive, and didn't take very long at all (just disabling window snapping/tiling). The options aren't hidden away somewhere secret and are clearly labeled. I'm very happy. Granted, this is based on a history of working with KDE 2/3, Gnome 2, and prior to that the Windows interface, so I've been used to something similar the whole time I've been using GUIs. I don't know what someone with fresh eyes or born and bred into a world where smartphone interfaces are what you learn first would think of Unity. But for me, I'm extremely happy with Cinnamon and I'm pleased that with every new release they don't change the way things work.
top Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain
The situation has been exposed: traditional taxi services have been suffering from a monopoly position, and there is clearly room for competition that reworks their model into something more fair for the drivers, and as a good opportunity for a startup that wants to make it happen. The demand is there, it just takes a group with the right plan to capitalize on the opportunity.
top Mozilla's 2013 Report: Revenue Up 1% To $314M; 90% From Google
So why are they moving to Yahoo again?
top Sony To Take On Netflix With Playstation Vue
No, Sony's service works on iOS devices and they plan on rolling it out across other non-Sony devices.
top Italian Supreme Court Bans the 'Microsoft Tax'
Just don't have software loaded on the PC at all, and include a disc that images your computer if you do agree that you want it at retail/on order.
top Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline
So saying "A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not "trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents" is definitely no consolation. Canadians should be happy that they decided to go nuts prior to this event rather than after? Do they want a cookie for that?
top Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
I finally switched to Mint with Cinnamon and love it. I appreciate what Ubuntu has done to make Linux usable on the desktop, but in that spirit I am now supporting Mint, which seems to have taken over that position with a great interface that promises consistency.
top Proposed Penalty For UK Hackers Who "Damage National Security": Life
Why is this only being limited to acts "on a computer"? If they feel so strongly about it, why doesn't it apply to any such act regardless of a computer being involved?
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