Windows 8 and Toyota come together to build a faster race car ( NeoWin 2013-02-23 )
Okay everyone, be honest. I'm not the only one who thought of this when reading that headline ...NYPD has a group dedicated to recovering stolen iPhones ( NeoWin 2013-02-23 )
What? No Lumia or WP8 phone recovery task force? How come?
( hey, it's the weekend, lighten up! )Microsoft claims no involvement in raid of hacker who leaked next-gen Xbox info ( NeoWin 2013-02-23 )
"We had nothing to do with it" says Microsoft. Yeah right. It smells a lot like the RIAA and Kim DotCom fiasco ( that one with with commandos and helicopters ). Somewhat related, well, at least to the high tech police state we find ourselves in, there was another story at CNet a few days back: Facebook pic of toy mortar leads to armed cops raid
where a guy looks out his window to see "five carloads of police who raided ..." his house because of a misunderstood picture he had on Facebook. I don't know about anyone else, but in my opinion the only time SWAT or commandos should be swooping in on private property is when there is a high probability of a Uranium enrichment lab on site. Anything short of this, especially including enforcement of dubious violations in the opinion of the BSA, RIAA, Microsoft or any other IP "owner" should be considered verboten, period. When governments become the SS stormtroopers for corporations, what else can this be called but fascism?John Carmack Gives PlayStation 4 a Thumbs Up ( Tom's Hardware 2013-02-24 )
I submit this as proof that Microsoft isn't the only giant to be chopped down to size with the passage of time. It hurts to see this from a legend such as Carmack, but for the love of God, how can he not be aware of the radical privacy invasions that Sony is perpetrating, it's everywhere, including above
as mentioned by Formfiller
referencing this ZDNet column: PS4 socials all the gaming, says Sony; but why?
. Always connected, NON-anonymous, plugged-in like the Matrix, what could possibly be wrong with that? Jeez John, come back to Earth son. You made your mark specifically by writing a killer non-networked graphical 3D output engine by thinking entirely outside-the-box, and now you cheer for mega-corporate consumer sheep-herding devices that coral them inside-the-box, and worst of all, Sony's box? So very disappointing.EDIT:
Edited by CharlotteTheHarlot, 24 February 2013 - 03:19 AM.