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moderators_are_w*nke (571920) writes "The BBC have picked up a report from "internet intelligence" company Envisional showing illegal film downloading is up 33% in the UK since 2006. The solution is apparently for content providers to "compete with piracy and get their content out there themselves as easily and as quickly and as cheaply as possible"" Link to Original Source top
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Slashdot is a funny place on April fools day it really is, but one thing that today's pinkdot theme has brought out is that female geeks are just as weird as their male conterparts.
There are a small number of female geeks on their high horses (cute ponies?) moaning that the whole thing is sexist. Its not sexist, its a bit of fun on April fools day. Sexist would be refusing you a job because you are a woman, this is not that.
Please grow up, stop moaning and realise that people are allowed to have a bit of fun. Most of the female population (in fact the population as a whole) understands this - I just wish the geeks would too.
It seems strange that a number of/. users are expecting Microsoft to magically convert Office documents and all the OLE objects and CLSIDs contained in them into plain text XML in one version. This would require them to take out a feature that probably 80% of users have used (OLE) and replace it with one probably about 1% will use (XML file structure). This is not going to happen.