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snarfies (115214) writes "Gameranx reports that a woman was banned from Star Citizen for trying to start a safe place for females within the game. She was banned for "trolling" and told that she could only attempt to appeal her ban through customer support, and if she attempted to do so the ban would be made permanent. Anyone else who has asked about this incident has also been banned. She details her entire experience, along with screencaps of the entire thread and the official responses she has recieved, on her page.
snarfies (115214) writes "Despite the fact that Jeff Vogel of Spiderweb Software recently declared that Ultima IV is a terrible game, Phi Psi Software has ported this classic to Flash for online play. The original game data has been completely transferred into XML making the game almost completely data driven, and progress can be saved in your browser." Link to Original Source top
snarfies (115214) writes "State Attorney General Tom Corbett wants to know who's saying bad things about him in fewer than 140 characters. Corbett subpoenaed Twitter, asking that it hand over the “name, address, contact information, creation date, creation Internet Protocol address and any and all log in Internet Protocol address” associated with two Twitter accounts, @bfbarbie and @casablancaPA, which have only 68 and 123 followers, respectively [as of Wednesday night, 124 and 206]." Link to Original Source top
snarfies (115214) writes "Harriton High School Assistant Vice Principal Lindy Matsko this morning decried the "many falsehoods and misperceptions" about her role in the Lower Merion school's webcam tumult sparked by a student's lawsuit.
"At no time have I ever monitored a student via a laptop webcam," said Matsko, who is in her 25th year working for Lower Merion School District, "nor have I ever authorized the monitoring of a student via a laptop webcam, either at school or in the home. And I never would."" Link to Original Source top
snarfies (115214) writes "Ninety-two firms have received a writ from a man called Jerry Harthcock, who alleges they have all infringed a patent he filed.
Harthcock claims he registered patent number 6,347,368, "Microcomputing Device for Exchanging Data while Executing an Application," in 2002. All MIPS RISC cores include an element that infringes his patents, and the defendants all manufacture, use or sell products that so infringes this patent he claims.
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