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MSRedfox (1043112) writes "Major film companies are in talks to try and sell $30 PPV viewings of movies between box office openings and DVD sales. Their idea to offset declining DVD sales is charge outrageous prices to view the film on your home TV. One has to wonder where paying double the price of a new Blu-ray release is considered a deal for a single time viewing at home." Link to Original Source top
MSRedfox (1043112) writes "Nissan has stated that having your car key too close to your cell phone can wipe out the data on these high tech keys, effectively leaving one stranded with no way to start their car. "We discovered that if the I-Key touches a cellphone, outgoing or incoming calls have the potential to alter the electronic code inside the I-Key" http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUS N2424455020070524 With more and more devices going high tech, is this going to become an even bigger problem in the future?" top
MSRedfox (1043112) writes "A fire started by a homeless man knocked out service between Boston and New York on the experimental Internet2 network. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2007/050207-inter net2-fire.html "Question: When can a cigarette take down your network? Answer: When you throw it at a bridge and light it on fire." It seems the redundant systems are needed when internet2 services can be knocked out this easily. Does this show that internet2 has a long ways to go before it's ready for prime time?" top
MSRedfox (1043112) writes "Viacom is being sued for trying to improperly strong arm a parody video off youtube by using the DCMA. Is this latest counter suit a sign that people are tired of being abused and are finally standing up for their rights? From the article- "They said Viacom Inc. should have known the use was legal and thus its complaint to YouTube to have the video blocked amounted to a 'misrepresentation' that is subject to damages under the 1998
Digital Millennium Copyright Act" "'With this lawsuit, we are making clear that corporations like Viacom must not be allowed to muzzle independent video creators and censor their free speech'" said Eli Pariser, MoveOn's executive director." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070322/ap_on_en_tv/yo utube_viacom" top
MSRedfox (1043112) writes "I'm a 32 year old gamer and beta tester of Microsoft Vista. When Microsoft offered the Technology Guarantee to upgrade new systems to Vista on its release, I went ahead and built a new computer with the understanding that I would be able to upgrade to the 64-bit Vista. I picked up a copy of Windows MCE 2005 for my new system. I entered the required data on https://upgradeweb.moduslink.com/Vista to setup my update. But for MCE 2005 they didn't offer a 64-bit upgrade, only 32-bit. Both Windows XP Home and Pro have 32-Bit and 64-Bit upgrade options on the website.
When I email the support and asked about the 64-Bit upgrade for MCE 2005 to Vista Home Premium I was sent this response:
Thank you for your interest in the Upgrade Redemption Program.
The upgrade you qualify for on this offer, is directly related to
the version of WinXP that is installed on the qualifying computer.
For example, if you have a 32 bit version of XP, you will
get Vista 32, not Vista 64.
If you want further upgrades, you will need to purchase an upgrade
when Vista becomes available retail.
Upgrade Redemption Center"
They have successfully turned this MS Fanboy angry. So what I'd like to ask the Slashdot community, is if anyone has any advice on who to contact at Microsoft to try to get them to fix this blatant mistake. They've already taken $120 for my OEM of copy of MCE 2005, please help me from giving them more cash. Thanks."