UK Newspaper Websites To Become Nearly Invisible
Why do you think Rupert Murdoch was so keen on getting the Tories into power? He wanted them to control it and shut it down.. I predict lots of lobbying from Murdoch's people against the BBC pretty soon.
GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware
Look, it's clearly a case of the open source community failing to innovate and just copying the competition. They're getting so desperate now that they even resorting to copying features from propriety software a couple of years before they appear..
Android Ported To iPhone
Slugish and Buggy, just like my actual android phone (HTC Magic, UK)
Matt Asay Answers Your Questions About Ubuntu and Canonical
I gave up PC based gaming a long time ago. Each flashy new game release seems to require a very expensive upgrade of hardware too.. With consoles the hardware is fixed, guaranteed (more or less) to be identical for a given console, and therefore the experience will be much the same for each user, and game developers are forced to push the hardware rather than upping the specs.
City Laws Only Available Via $200 License
The trouble with that law is that it would likely only apply to laws created after itself, and logically it'd be the first law to expire after 10 years. At it's first review it would have had no effect, and thus be unneeded, so removed. Thus never apply to any other law. So it'd be pretty pointless.
Skype For Linux To Be Open-Sourced "In the Nearest Future"
however. Having skype integrated into open source PBX as a trunk (using the binary protocal, and the know how of how to use from the skype source) would be pretty good..
Microsoft Puts C# and the CLI Under "Community Promise"
This doesn't make Stallman wrong all along. The issue Stallman raised is that the situation was not clear enough to have confidence that freedoms would be safe. If this announcement clears that up (as it appears to do), then the situation is *now* clear, and he can change his view based on new facts. That does not mean that he is then made wrong in his previous statements. This statement has brought the information that many in the community were asking for, it doesn't make them wrong for wanting this.
Senator Applauds Pirate Bay Trial, Chides Canada
This was exactly what came to mind when I read this headline. Surely if canada are paying a tax on blank media/ipods, then tough MPAA and RIAA, they've paid for the music already, and if they were to do it here (UK), then I (one who does not pirate music etc) would then feel quite justified in doing so as effectively I've paid. So "piracy" goes up..
Ray Ozzie Calls Google Wave "Anti-Web"
...while Google Wave will work on any standards-compliant web browser.
So not internet explorer then.
Windows 7 RCs Shut Down To Force Updates
For me the issue seems to rather be that Microsoft are getting a number of people to beta test their software, and the least they could do is give them a free copy of the end result.
LoTR Fan Film — The Hunt For Gollum
Yeah but they also use the fact that no-one is consuming their crappy drivel as a means of proving that their low sales are about piracy.
Developing Battery Replacement Infrastructure For Electric Cars
No, it's just going to leave you all over the road and middle of nowhere when it explodes.
What Filters Are Right For Kids?
you are aware that most teenagers between the age of 13 and 16 lie and say they've had sex when they haven't?
Wikileaks Pages Added To Australian Internet Blacklist
Nope, they're immediately detained on some manner of prison island, no questions asked.
Isn't that what we brits used australia for in the first place?
BBC Hijacks 22,000 PCs In Botnet Demonstration
But At least your article is likeley to be duped within a week or two.
IE8 May Be End of the Line For Internet Explorer
There's a saying isn't there. "Nobody ever got fired for choosing microsoft". Perhaps they should have been....
Should Obama Give Stimulus To Open Source?
Isn't the premise that money spent by the tax-payer to stimulate the economy should provide a return on investment to the tax-payer. So tax-payer pays for software development, software developer spends money and stimulates economy, software developer gives resultant software, not just the compiled, but the source, free to use in whatever way possible.
This seems far more reasonable than the tax-payer pays for software to be developed, gets nothing, or possibly some single version of some software.. Then a few years down the line the tax-payer needs to pay for the sofware they paid to be written yet again for version 2...
Average User Only Runs 2 Apps, So Microsoft Will Charge For More
Citations? Since when was slashdot wikipedia? Slashdot has never been known for verifiable facts, whereas wikipedia.... oh... wait..
MS Confirms Six Different Versions of Windows 7
My only annoyance is I will need to buy it twice (64 bit desktop, 32 bit laptop)
Actually, you'll have to buy it twice because, desktop + laptop equals 2 computers, otherwise you're pirating windows, and I'm sure no-one on slashdot would do that.
US Becomes Top Wind Producer; Solar Next
hmm. maybe 20 times, it's 1.21 isn't it?
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