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Samsung Halts Galaxy Tablet Promotion In Germany

adona1 Re:It just shows how stupid the patent law is. (325 comments)

If that's so, then that's an issue Apple should take up with MediaMarkt. It's not relevant to the Samsung/Apple case unless Samsung themselves pushed this.

more than 2 years ago

BitTorrent Trial Makes Australia's High Court

adona1 Re:Im supprised it got this high. (98 comments)

One was written by revolutionaries, the other by lawyers. Guess which one doesn't have guaranteed rights? :P

about 3 years ago

Carmack: Mobile Gaming To Surpass Current Consoles

adona1 And that will be brilliant (119 comments)

Provided we don't mind a cell phone with a 12 hour battery life.

more than 3 years ago

Lawmaker Reintroduces WikiLeaks Prosecution Bill

adona1 Re:Misleading... (389 comments)

Don't count on the Australian Government to try to protect Assange. The Prime Minister has already said that the Wikileaks releases are illegal, despite being later unable to clarify what law was broken.

Essentially, if America's Attorney General demanded Assange, then Australia's Goverment would bend over backward to comply.

more than 3 years ago

The Man At Microsoft Charged With Destroying IE6

adona1 Re:IE6 is NOT the most popular web browser... (458 comments)

This is the key. My company also rolled out a new intranet and only supports IE6 (in fact, they've issued warnings around the company that Firefox isn't secure as it doesn't received 'regular security updates'. Oh, the fun).

However, the person they roped in to build the intranet included a few comments in the source code, specifically "Internet Explorer 6 is fucking terrible" "I had to hack this code to even get it to work" and an entire subfolder named "IE6sux".

So that's what MS has to deal with, corporations who figure if it ain't broke then there's no reason to fix it. Problem is, they don't actually realise what 'broke' is.

more than 4 years ago

Killzone 3 Announced

adona1 Re:Killwhat? (58 comments)

You do know there's a Games section on Slashdot, right? Apart from that, KZ2 has been one of the flagship games for the PS3 (at least until late 2009/early 2010) so presumably is as relevant as the dozen or so MW2 stories posted on here over the last 6 months.

more than 4 years ago

Texas Schools Board Rewriting US History

adona1 Re:Sad that this is even being considered (1238 comments)

Well, I and other non-American slashdotters are curious.....when Texas periodically calls to secede from the Union.....why isn't the rest of the country jumping up to help them along their way? ; )

more than 4 years ago

LimeWire Likely To Shut Down Soon

adona1 Re:And nothing of value was lost (264 comments)

iTunes on Windows is pretty badly coded, I know enough people who've had it either attempt to take over their media or in one extreme case, deleted the DVD-ROM drivers (don't ask, I have no idea how). Therefore as they require the program to access the store, it's 0-2 as far as access to decent mp3 stores goes.

more than 4 years ago

LimeWire Likely To Shut Down Soon

adona1 Re:And nothing of value was lost (264 comments)

Exactly! Oh, except Amazon won't let me pay for their mp3s because I don't live in America. Plus I run Windows so putting iTunes on it is one of the less clever things I could do.

more than 4 years ago

Australian Gov't Claims Internet Filter Legislation Still In Play

adona1 Re:I'm a voter and... (98 comments)

No, no they didn't. They stated they were supporting an opt-in filter. This was in all their media releases. If they slipped in a mention of it being mandatory prior to the election, it was either (deliberately) under the radar or they think if they repeat it often enough we'll all believe it.

Pro-tip - we don't.

more than 4 years ago

Avatar Blu-Ray DRM Issues

adona1 Re:DRM (376 comments)

This. Most people at my work wouldn't know what DRM is, but mention copy protection....they get that. They want to make a copy of a DVD for their niece or of their CD for the car....and can't because of DRM. Call it copy protection and they instantly get what you mean.

more than 4 years ago

Sony Update Bricks Playstations

adona1 Re:Par for the course? (510 comments)

To paraphrase Andre the Giant, I don't think that word (justice) means what you think it means

I think you mean Mandy Patinkin, AKA Inigo Montoya. You killed my movie quote. Prepare to die.

more than 4 years ago

How Sony and Microsoft Hope To Crack the Motion Control Market

adona1 Re:Can you hear that? (138 comments)

No, on most gaming blogs I'm hearing a collective "eh" from Xbox/PS3 gamers, who after seeing the enormous amount of 3rd party shovelware available for the Wii have little interest in motion control for their own console.

That is, unless Lucasarts actually releases the lightsaber game everyone has wanted for years...

more than 4 years ago

How Sony and Microsoft Hope To Crack the Motion Control Market

adona1 Re:What's wrong with gamepads? (138 comments)

It can be used as an NES controller. No analogue sticks, no trigger buttons, little use in most core games, which seems like OP's area of interest.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Founder Accused of Hacking Into Rivals' Email

adona1 Re:Not Really Surprised (261 comments)

I really want Facebook to die and be replaced by a version that honors privacy. Something with an ethical code.

Give it time. FB will be overtaken by the next big thing, the way Myspace was & all the social networking sites before that.

Just don't expect any of them to give a damn about least not after a pile of cash gets invested into them.

more than 4 years ago

Mexico Wants Payment For Aztec Images

adona1 Re:I've got a stronger claim (325 comments)

And how many record companies have ripped of poor Africans for source music without paying them a cent?

I get what you mean, but I wouldn't have thought that drawing inspiration from somewhere requires paying the source.

If so, I think Europe can sue Disney for most of their older movies, as well as for inspiring Sleeping Beauty's Castle... ;)

more than 4 years ago

EA Shutting Down Video Game Servers Prematurely

adona1 Re:The only people who have anything to whine abou (341 comments)

Well, let me rebut by saying: fuck you. A woman deserves to get raped because of how she dresses and/or acts? Her poor choices may lead to the result. That =/= deserving it. That is the kind of crap I'd expect to read on 4chan. What next, you'll blame the Holocaust on the Jews for their not leaving Europe when the Nazis came to power? (yes, I'll Godwin if I have to).

more than 4 years ago

Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

adona1 Re:Are you fucking serious. (267 comments)

Yeah..........unless you're developing weapons, it's often hard for science agencies to get government funding as a guarantee...

more than 4 years ago

Photoshop Disaster Draws DMCA Notice For Boing Boing

adona1 Re:So what? (391 comments)

Look into any free trade agreements between the US and Canada. Often (as the bigger of the two), the US inserts clauses where the second country brings copyright laws into line with America's (that's pretty much what happened over in Australia).

And no, this type of clause is generally not reciprocated.

more than 4 years ago


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