Lawsuit Challenges New York Sugary Drink Ban
We are anything but socialist.
Valve Software Launches Linux Blog, Confirms Work On Steam Client for Linux
Relating to your point #3. There have been two studios who have had a market on the three major OS (Windows, OS X, Linux) who have left. This is id Software (Rage is Windows only) and Epic (still no Linux client for Unreal Tournament 3). When Valve finishes porting the Source engine, they will have the engine with most reach and since they are also delivering the distribution network, they will probably be on the throne for a very long time.
Insects Rapidly Becoming Resistant To GM Corn
I believe these were some of the older crops before they were rendered sterile. It has happened though. GM-crop companies (Monsato, I believe) have sued farmers under the DMCA for using the produced seeds of plants which Monsato sold seeds for. There was a case where a farmer was sued even though the neighboring farmer used such plants and pollen from those plants got carried over. Here's a recent one: http://nelsonfarm.net/issue.htm
South Korea Blocks Late-Night Online Gaming for Adolescents
There are athletic sports where an average career lasts for about 3 years (American Football) with skills that do not transfer on later in life.
NYPD Dismantling Occupy Wall Street Encampment
How is ~55 million votes out of a ~280 million population, 50.1%? Does not compute. Population as of 4/1/2000 (http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html), Voting numbers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2000 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2004). Also, feel free to correct numbers on Wikipedia, aparently, they are wrong with 48.3% for Kerry.
IEA Warns of Irreversible Climate Change In 5 Years
I am pretty sure most things we do (short of actually building a bomb to blow ourselves up along with the planet) will not bother the planet at all. It has been here for over 4 billion years. It has seen dinosaurs come and go. I am sure we will be long gone before the planet becomes sick or dead in some way.
Motorola CEO Blames Open Android Store For Phone Performance Ills
Does he mean things like motoblur?
The FSF's Campaign Against the Nintendo 3DS
Except when you are paid to create a work of art, your work is considered "commissioned." Therefore, you are the author, but the copyright is with the company. At least in USA.
CMU Eliminates Object Oriented Programming For Freshman
My professional title is "application administrator." If you have java code running on a java app server, I support it. Problem is, over my 2.5 year experience in this position, there are a lot of "OutOfMemory" issues that occur. There are also a lot of issues related to lazily configured hibernate causing database performance issues. And of course, the fixall comes from Windows ... "just restart it." Only very few Java developers could actually support the infrastructure they code for, that includes database, messaging and ESB backends.
If I had a shotgun to point at some developers, there would be an extreme shortage of developers.
Postal III, Source Engine Still Coming To Linux
After the Epic scam, any news of anyone releasing any game for Linux is to be taken with a grain* of salt.
* grain the size of the Moon.
PS3 Piracy Threats Cause Phone-Home DRM
Mostly because everyone thinks they got the silver bullet.
Nintendo Warns 3D Games Can Ruin Children's Eyes
Except Sega had this tech and knew the problems in 1980s.
Real-Life Frogger Ends In Hospital Visit
beta has been out for some time. :)
NS2 was announced a long time ago.
Georgia College's New Policy — Reporting All P2P Users To the Police
NET act? AFAIK, according to DMCA, non-profit copyright infringement is a civil offense.
Obama Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority
To follow along similar path. Who is our government protecting us against?
Obama Wants Broader Internet Wiretap Authority
the same shit happens. Disagree with the government, you end up in jail/raided/etc. ... WTF? At least Soviet Union had a law about disagreeing with the government, so at least you'd get a day in court.
Public Clearinghouse Proposed For Evoting Failures
When I was in high school (and junior high school). We took these multiple guess tests (as my physics teacher called them), which used a #2 pencil and were checked using a machine the size of an HP Laserjet 1020 (6" by 6" by 12" thereabout). Why not use the similar technology? Or just give a big screen (24" with all the pictures of the candidates) with a touch screen element and let voters poke the candidate they like. Then give them a review screen at the end with names. ??? profit?
Nerds Still More Likely To Get Bullied
Couple of boxing lessons (to learn how to properly punch/defend/move) and learning from MMA fighters in UFC (submitions and how to get out of them) is all you should really need.
Made-For-Torrents Sci-Fi Drama "Pioneer One" Debuts
Baikonur is in Kazakhstan ... but no matter, an interesting story instead. I would have preferred if they weren't clear on the origins of the person in the capsule ... but instead kept the possibility of time travel (it seemed appropriate to me when the stories used were the same, likewise with the gear).
UK's RIAA Goes After Google Using the US DMCA
The US DMCA includes provisions and exceptions written by library of congress, one such provision is when the work in question cannot be obtained easily or the device to play it on cannot be obtained easily. In short: roms of SNES/NES/Genesis/and other console games from before 90s can be legaly distributed (can you buy a 2600 to play pong?). Of course, if nintendo offers the game through the Wii, then it becomes illegal again since it is now easily available. Sony removing backwards compatibility on PS3 means that images of PSX and PS2 games are now legal to distribute since I can't walk into a store and buy a system to play them, nor can I go to a store and buy the actual game.
I am not a lawyer, but would appreciate if one would correct me if I am misunderstanding something.
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