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Hawk-Eye: non-free software, proprietary hardware and software patents in Soccer Rules

http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com

After the referee blunders from the 2010 Soccer World Cup, FIFA may now accept non-free systems in soccer rules. It sounds to me like a "new enclosure". For your information, Hawk-Eye is non-free software with proprietary hardware and software patents.

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Nintendo DSi: Defective by DESiGN.

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

"In November, Nintendo released the DSi console in Japan. Next month, the rest of the world will be hit by this console. Similar to the previous Nintendo DS and DS Lite consoles, the DSi has two screens and the ability to access WiFi networks.

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Listening to Last.fm in Emacs

http://20y.hu

"During the backup process before I had upgraded my notebook to Fedora 10, I decided not to copy back my Music folder to the fresh installation, but start using Last.fm whenever I’d like to listen to music. The question came quite straight—so how to play Last.fm streams in Emacs?

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iPhone kill-switch

http://freeculture.org

"Last weekend, Steve Jobs revealed that Apple has built a “kill-switch” into every iPhone to terminate any 'malicious or inappropriate' programs that somehow got through their application screening process.

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