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U.K. Teen Arrested For ... Not Being Nice Online

Submitted by jean-paul on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 08:02

We've known for a while that some countries are more interested in limiting the freedoms of its residents than others are, but now it seems that in the United Kingdom, you can be charged for not being kind. Forget laws banning threats, harassment, or any kind of fair use copying, because the U.K. is now demonstrating to the world that you aren't even allowed to voice an opinion that might make someone sad or angry.

Thumbs Down to ctvolympics.ca

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 13:08

This is my official F-You to the folks at CTV. I went to ctvolympics.ca to watch some of the olympics, but all of their videos require Microsoft Silverlight. I am a Linux user, so I went to go-mono.com and installed the silverlight plugin, as well as the codec packs that it offers. I did this in both Firefox and Chromium, but I still can't see any video. Is silverlight really so much better than flash that CTV needs to use it? The only advantage I can see is that they don't have to serve the video feeds to as many people.