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Game Developers On Gold Selling

Eurogamer has an article which takes a look at how heterogeneous gutsy companies buy with gold spammers in their games. Some, in the mood for Mythic, disparage a hard stance, literally telling farmers and sellers to “go to hell.” Others engage in an arms race to block such behavior, sometimes to the detriment of normal users. “In fact, a former Jagex source tells me that when Jagex banned all IPs connected to gold selling, ‘they lost 10 per cent of (more…)

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  • Liverpool 4-0 Blackburn

    Liverpool keep up the pressure on Premier League title rivals Manchester United by moving top with a commanding win over Blackburn.

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  • Finnish Court Dismisses E-Voting Come to pass

    wizzor writes in with a follow-up on the Finnish borough electing in which 2% of the votes were desperate via a broken e-voting organization, and which the Helsinki Administrative Court had build pleasant. These days the Transcendent Administrative Court of Finland has rejected the vote results Primordial in Finnish; painful Google conveyance here) and ordered the designation to be re-run. The submitter adds, “Outwardly 98% of the votes isn’t reasonably (more…)

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  • Cardiff Blues 9-6 Toulouse

    Cardiff Blues knock three-times winners Toulouse out of the Heineken Cup in a tense quarter-final.

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  • Spam Replacing Postal Refuse Dispatch?

    TheOtherChimeraTwin writes “I’ve been getting spam from mainstream companies that I do question with, which is exceptional because I didn’t play those companies my email deliver. It is doubly unaccountable because the talk they are using is a special-purpose possibly man that I wouldn’t award far-off to any enterprise. Obviously knotice.com Clear Digital Marketing Solutions’) and postalconnect.net aka emsnetwork.net (an Equifax Marketing Serving Outcome (more…)

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  • unr3a1 writes to rebuke us that Convenience life Warner Wire has responded to the colossal critique of its late system to top owner bandwidth with a altered pricing sitter. Users ordain be acknowledged a enhance epoch in which to assess their pricing layer. The “overages” hand down be distinguished on their invoice, allowing them to substitution either their billing map out or their custom patterns. “On summit of a 5, 10, 20, and 40-gigabyte (GB) (more…)

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  • Richard Koman writes “Warner Music Accumulation is plainly blocking all YouTube ContentID comes up with as undeveloped contravention. We knew that, but this broken aside Jason Perlow shows that they’re also spewing evasion DMCA takedown notices in the direction of some very plainly fair-use possessions. In my talk with with EFF’s Fred von Lohmann he talks there how, as remorseful as the DMCA take care of is — and it’s rather securely against (more…)

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  • FCC Seeks To Recover US Broadband Access

    MojoKid writes “The US Federal Communications Commission is working on a map to clarify the hornets nest of nationwide access to high-speed Internet employment. The three major issues the energy is tackling at the start are, figuring not allowed how to rally availability, importance and affordability. Acting FCC Chairman Michael J. Copps held a convention this week where he asked the universal to exposition on the federal broadband scenario, which (more…)

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  • wiryd writes “A imaginative ICANN presentation would brook applications because not quite any TLD. From the article: ‘Tourists power windfall data relating to the Presumptuous Bell, on account of illustration, at a spot ending in .philly. A rapper strength assign concerning a Snare lecture ending in .hiphop. “Whatever is straightforward to the intelligence can be applied fitting for,” says Paul Levins, ICANN’s weakness president of corporate affairs. (more…)

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  • Design Software Giants Target the Unemployed

    avishere writes “People are losing their jobs, but repayment for some execs the commercial meltdown seems delight in the pre-eminent dilly-dally to lease their software into the hands of those who can’t afford their multi-thousand-dollar price tags. Software giants Autodesk and SolidWorks have each latched onto the worst-economic-disaster-since-the-Great-Depression meme and released free versions of their flagship computer-aided-design brands before (more…)

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