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  • Jan 13th, 2010 @ 3:43am

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    I'm very impressed to see a private company take a stance like this.

    From my reading of the article I took the larger story to be that Google is implying that "some hackers trying to access Gmail accounts" were in fact the Chinese government.

  • Jan 7th, 2010 @ 7:57am

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    The creation of a core tribe with an effective entry fee seems like just another great RtB. It seems like a good development, rather than a problem to me.

  • Jul 31st, 2009 @ 1:05pm

    (untitled comment) (as Peter)

    We've had them in Ireland for decades too, they're called Prize Bonds

  • Apr 25th, 2009 @ 2:13pm

    Apologies (as Peter)

    That bill was proposed by Charlie McCreevy. He used to be our Finance Minister and was a huge contributing factor that led to the mess our country's finances are in today, so it's not a big surprise that he's up to no good in Brussels.

    Apologies on behalf of Ireland!

    And to the person who suggested that countries should leave the EU because of something like this, thanks for the chuckle!!

  • Mar 26th, 2009 @ 1:44am

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    I would think 40 hours is a fair amount to ask for in a (RPG) game. All the best games I played in my youth were in that time frame (mostly longer).

    If the game feels repetitive, then I think that's a failure on the part of the developers. When I was a gamer, I would have wanted my money's worth, but also just the pleasure of being engrossed in it like a good long book.

    I would never expect a business book to be a certain length, but I would expect it of a good novel.

  • Feb 19th, 2009 @ 3:53pm

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    I think this is borne out of frustration on the part of the IRMA. When the Eircom ruling was announced there was a definite sense of an empty victory for them. Eircom said "yeah sure, we'll block users, we promise" with a wink and a nudge to the rest of the country. The IRMA are hoping (I guess) to spook the legal department of some of the ISPs into enforcing it.

    Fingers crossed the letters are met with laughter and promptly filed in the bin!