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How Warcraft Really Does Wreck Lives

Lave Re:70 days in a year (617 comments)

Everyone should dedicate that much time at least to stuff they enjoy. Agreed, but should people dedicate that much time of their life to a single pastime.

more than 7 years ago

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An Open Letter to Manchester Cathedral and the CoE

Lave Lave writes  |  about 7 years ago

Lave writes "Due to Resistance:FoM, Manchester Cathedrals is demanding 4 Sacred Digital Guidelines are adopted by Developers. These will hold back the new electronic media from being able to openly explore religion & faith in the same way the Comic Code held back comics from developing as an art form. They also propose that the Church of England own the copyright of 800 year buildings funded by the public over centuaries of oppresive feudalism and so can censor work that features these buildings. In this open letter they are asked to sign 4 Secular Digital Guidelines that preserve the rights of the "new electronic media" to explore, criticize and even ridicule elements of faith."
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Freespeech? How THREESPEECH censors comments

Lave Lave writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lave writes "This is new to me. "Semi-offical" sock puppet sony blog THREESPEECH proclaims they won't censor content so long as "this space is used constructively." One constructive comment later and I've realised that not only do they delete comments but from that point on they create a fake web page just for you — where your post remains. Presumably just to get you to stop posting."
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Lave Lave writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lave writes "http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5396488.stm British Supermarket giant Tesco is launching it's own range of software for sale in it's stores. Tesco said it would offer six packages, including office software, security systems, a photo editing tool and a CD/DVD authoring program all priced less than £20. Will these highly visible low cost alternatives hurt the adoption of free but "hidden" OSS in the UK?"
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Lave Lave writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lave writes "http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5388182.stm As Bill Clinton promotes Ubuntu (the concept) to the Labour Party Conference, the BBC talks about the widening understanding of the world in the west. From the article "There are ubuntu education funds, ubuntu tents at development conferences, ubuntu villages, an ubuntu university — and it's now the name of an open-source operating system." Will this new understanding of the philosphy behind Ubuntu lead to greater adoption of Ubuntu Linux? One can only hope."

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