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Obviously this is most likely the end of an era in piracy, but the pirate bay feels otherwise. If the new owners will screw around with the site, nobody will keep using it. That's the biggest insurance one can have that the site will be run in the way that we all want to. And — you can now not only share files but shares with people. Everybody can indeed be the owner of The Pirate Bay now. That's awesome and will take the heat of us.
Of course, its only a matter of time before the new owners buckle to political pressure and filter the site of "copyrighted" material. I believe the phrase is "take the money and run"." Link to Original Source
"Labor reductions are always the most difficult action to take, but many companies are finding it necessary in this environment," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. "We continue to improve the customer experience and these improvements are reflected in much higher levels of satisfaction in customer surveys and in independent performance tests. Our commitment to quality will not change."
As a Sprint Customer myself, i am very dissapointed by his news and hope that, in the long run, it doesn't effect my service (or end up being sold to another company)." Link to Original Source
The liquidation will affect more than 30,000 employees, adding to the rising number of U.S. job losses, which last year hit their highest level since World War II. As of Dec. 31, Circuit City had 567 stores in the United States and about 765 stores and dealer outlets in Canada.
acedotcom writes "Ever wanted to experience the excitement of a Hard Drive Crash without all of the fun? datacent.com offers hard drive data recovery and on their website they also offer a collection of failing hard drives sounds. Everything you could ever want from stuck spindles to head crashes without having to hear "do I lose ALL of my files?"" Link to Original Source top
acedotcom writes "It seems that Trent Reznor Is leaning Canadian, favoring an ISP "tax" on music downloads. This is after the results from the "Niggy Tardust" experiment were less the optimistic for cheap distribution of albums online. Reznor says "I think if there was an ISP tax of some sort, we can say to the consumer, 'All music is now available and able to be downloaded and put in your car and put in your iPod and put up you're a** if you want and it's $5 on your cable bill.'"
acedotcom (998378) writes "It looks like the best North American torrent tracker on the net might be gone for good. Wired.com follows up...
The popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid has been taken offline again and this time it looks like the site is gone for good. A notice on the Demonoid homepage reads: "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding."
read more here — http://blog.wired.com/monkeybites/2007/11/demonoid-torren.html
Maybe they hould invest in Sealand?" top
acedotcom writes "Arrangements are being made to transport Kim to an undisclosed location, according to police. Kim had been missing in the remote southwestern Oregon wilderness for 11 days. The Kim family has asked not to be contacted at this time.
"They have been true champions throughout this whole ordeal," Josephine County Undersheriff Brian Anderson said of the family at a press conference. "We just want them to know our prayers have been with them from day one."
the full story is here http://news.com.com/James+Kim+found+deceased/2100- 1028_3-6141498.html?tag=nefd.top" top
acedotcom writes "CNET's Senior Editor James Kim is still missing after leaving his Wife and two daughter's on foot to find help after a wrong turn left the family stranded in the Oregon wilderness. Most of you may remeber James Kim from numerous TechTV shows such as "Fresh Gear" and "The Screen Savers".
"A full-scale ground and air search has now shifted to the 35-year-old editor, who left the car on foot Saturday morning to seek help and has not yet been found, Josephine County sheriff's authorities said at a news conference in Merlin, Oregon. "He's a resourceful guy and we're hoping for the best," said Mike Weinstein, a detective with the Portland Police Bureau's Missing Persons Unit."
ABC has a full article http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2701123&pag e=1
Normally i dont care about, you know, people...but keep ole' Jimmy Boy in your thoughts." top
acedotcom (998378) writes "What weighs 14 pounds, is 17", and is water-cooled? It's the XBOX360 laptop. Hack-a-day writes:
I'm posting this a little early because it's gonna be popular. Ben Heckendorn has been up to his tricks again. This time he built a 14 pound, water cooled 17 inch XBox 360 aluminum cased laptop. It's got all the outputs you could ever need. Oh, this one is very good. He was kind enough to write up the build and do a nice photo shoot. Oh, this is very, very nice.
see it on hackaday, http://www.hackaday.com/2006/09/10/xbox-360-laptop /
or at the guys great website, http://benheck.com/Games/Xbox360/x360_page_1.htm
hey, this is my fitst slashdot submission!!!"