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BBC iPlayer Locks Out Open Source Flash Alternativesview story

http://www.linuxinsider.com – As a result of recent updates to the BBC's Flash-based iPlayer, open source media players can no longer play its content. The updates implement SWF Verification, a copyright protection mechanism that excludes free alternatives to Flash player, such as that offered by the XBMC community, among others. (General)

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This really takes the biscuit...view story

http://forums.opensuse.org – BBC News - Police shoot dead 'rampaging' cow in Kendal "Police said that after discussions with its owner and a vet, it was shot dead by a police marksman to prevent it from harming itself or other members of the public. " Oookaaay :sarcastic:. (Distributions)

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George Hotz says he's hacked 'unhackable' PlayStation 3view story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Quote: THE hacker who made headlines when he unlocked Apple's iPhone in 2007 says he has now hacked Sony's PlayStation 3. American George Hotz, 20, said he was working on his latest hack effort but intended to post full details online soon, the BBC reports. (HowTos)