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"War On Terror" Board Game Confiscated In UK

Tabernaque86 Locations (598 comments)

It seems as soon as there's a topic regarding law enforcement on Slashdot, everyone comes out of the woodwork with some story about corruption throughout the ranks. But keep in mind not everyone is from the same country, and it'd be nice if you could at least specify where you're coming from before you start some story. I'm from Toronto, but have traveled around Canada and seen local authorities vary drastically in how they use their powers. Now if things can vary that much across just a few provinces, surely things vary much greater for different countries, and it'd be important to distinguish what law enforcement agency you're talking about.

Also, for a community that's usually opposed to mainstream media, no one has really taken into consideration the media's bias to negative acts. Stories about corrupt officers sell more than stories about officers doing their job properly, or even going beyond the call of duty, so news agencies tend to focus on that. There are plenty of good cops out there; they just don't get their fair share of the headlines.

more than 6 years ago

AT&T Could Cut Off P2P Users

Tabernaque86 Re:Step in the right direction (397 comments)

While this may be oppressive, at least users now know where they stand.This has to be better than an invisible, 'if we think you're using too much we may slow you down, and then lie about it repeatedly' policy.

Similarly, it's better that they're reminding customers of this and giving them a heads up. If it's in their contract, couldn't AT&T automatically pull the plug on their service and say later "You breached the contract...you *did* read the contract, didn't you?"?

more than 6 years ago



Sony shifting PS3 marketing to focus on Blu-Ray

Tabernaque86 Tabernaque86 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Tabernaque86 (1046808) writes "What started as a "optimistic" joke on the price of the PS3 and it's Blu-Ray capabilities, Sony is now using the joke seriously. Kaz Hirai, president of the games unit, is trying to use the fact that it's a "great Blu-Ray player" as a focusing point for Christmas sales."
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Tabernaque86 Tabernaque86 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Tabernaque86 (1046808) writes "The BBC has an article up over the recent purchase of internet radio site Last.fm by US media giant CBS. ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/6701863.stm ). The purchase of the on-line social network has set a record for the largest ever UK web 2.0 acquisition, at $280 million USD.

What's interesting that the article fails to address why CBS is purchasing Last.fm now, considering the Royalty Board is increasing internet radio fees to an exhorbitant amount, which is more-or-less causing internet radio to shut down by then end of next month."


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