SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "A man was robbed of his iPad right after he bought it. He was holding on to the bag so tightly that when the thief ripped the bag free he took the skin off the tip of his pinky finger and will require amputation." Link to Original Source top
SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "Apparently Microsoft Works is available for the Mac if you believe the stock photo used in the demo for Works. Watch the demo and about 10 seconds in you will see an old PowerBook in use on the desktop. Due to screen glare you can't tell if OS 9 or OS X is running on it." Link to Original Source top
SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "A California man and a couple of Florida men are charged with numerous crimes including violation of the DMCA over attempting to defeat the new Dish Network encryption." top
SocietyoftheFist (316444) writes "As we all know, except for those that don't watch TV and those that live under rocks, analog OTA transmissions will cease early next year. Currently most municipalities require the cable companies carry all the free OTA analog content as part of their basic packages. This requirement of course allows those that live in areas with poor local reception to get the locally broadcast channels clearly. My question for the TV hackers in the Slashdot crowd is this, coming next February will the cable companies be required to carry the OTA DTV/HDTV local channels? I know they are required to continue sending Analog signals for the next several years. I ask because although I find most of TV useless, I don't want to be completely without it. Frankly the local analog and DTV reception in my areas sucks and I do have an HDTV that I would want to use for more than displaying DVDs and SD TV. Frankly it seems to me that all Cable companies should be allowed to go all digital in February as well. Rent a digital converter or else buy a digital to analog converter box and go to over the air if you don't want to rent/buy a converter box from you cable company. For those that are more in the know, why haven't the cable companies pushed harder to move basic customers to converter boxes?"