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the_arrow (171557) writes "Many who grew up in the 1980's playing with computers remember Elite by David Braben and Ian Bell. Later it came a sequel, but it has been quiet the last almost 20 years. Not anymore, as their company now have started a Kickstarter campaign for Elite: Dangerous, an official sequel to the venerable game." Link to Original Source top
the_arrow (171557) writes "It seems there are some politicians who "get it". At least it seems that way after reading an entry in Rick Falkvinges (leading Swedish Pirate Party member) blog. To be more specific the ones from the green group in the European parliament who now have adopted a position saying in part:
the copyright monopoly does not extend to what an ordinary person can do with ordinary equipment in their home and spare time.
the_arrow (171557) writes "In Denmark the tabloid newspaper Ekstra Bladet usually have scantily clad ladies on page 9. When making an iPad application, Apple of course rejected it because of that. However, Ekstra Bladet is not happy with that, and many sites (like this one) reports that Ekstra Bladet is thinking about taking Apple to European court for "unfair censorship and anti-competitive behaviour". It have even been reported on the CNN website." Link to Original Source top
As a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Amiga computer, Hyperion Entertainment has made a video using the Gource CVS visualization software showing a time-compressed version of 25 years of Amiga development, from the early days of AmigaOS 1.0 to the present. Personal commentary added by one of the current core full-time AmigaOS developers, Hans-Joerg Frieden (a.k.a. "Rogue").
the_arrow (171557) writes "According to the artist currently known as Prince, "The internet's completely over." At least that what he says in an interview with the British newspaper Mirror. Quoting Prince: "The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you." Full interview found here." Link to Original Source top
the_arrow (171557) writes "Acording to an article in Swedens The Local the first case under the European union antipiracy directive IPRED has been overturned in the court of appeal. The ISP ePhone was told by a lower court to connection information for a private ftp-site to five book publishing companies, but that ruling have now been overturned." Link to Original Source top
the_arrow (171557) writes "Scottish artist Edwyn Collins wanted to stream one of his own songs on MySpace, it seems that Warner wont allow him to. From the article: "Edwyn Collins has been barred from streaming his own song through MySpace. Management for the former Orange Juice frontman have been unable to convince the website that they own the rights to A Girl Like You, despite the fact that they, er, do." Also: "MySpace are not equipped to deal with the notion that anyone other than a major [label] can claim a copyright, complained Grace Maxwell, Collins's wife and manager."" Link to Original Source top
the_arrow (171557) writes "Who could have guessed that the mormons in Utah are so hot on on-line porn? According to this article, a study from Harvard University apparently found that in conservative states people are surfing more porn than in more liberal states." Link to Original Source top
the_arrow (171557) writes "It won't come as a surprise to anyone, but the people behind The Pirate Bay do of course plead not guilty. Except that, it seems like a pretty uneventful first day. The main evidence shown so far against TPB was apparently a set of screenshots, as reported here." Link to Original Source top
TeliaSonera customers cut of from part of Internet
the_arrow (171557) writes "Since a couple of days, many TeliaSonera customers have trouble reaching parts of the Internet. This is because Cogent cut of their connection after a dispute over an upgrade of Cogents network. TeliaSonera have sent a letter (blog in Danish, letter in English) to customers." top
Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three — and paradise is when you have none." — Doug Larson
Personally I have two phones connected to a single land-line, one private cellular phone, one work cellular phone from my employer, a SIM card from where I work, and one cellular from the condo board. My question is simple: How many phones and/or lines do you have?" top
the_arrow (171557) writes "In 1994 the Swedish band Rednex had a major hit with the country-dance hit "Cotton Eye Joe".
In 2007 that very same band (still somewhat active) are upp for sale on eBay.
You want to own your own pop-band? Now is your chance!"