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WSJ taunts the NFL with couch-based live-blogging (Download Squad)

Oct 4th 2009 1:19PM Interesting. I wonder if they'll try to invoke copyright law or something to try to shut this down, or just let it go? Might be able to make the argument that they're "rebroadcasting" their copyrighted recording, but since he's just stating the material facts of the game and providing his own commentary, I think it'd be hard to make that stick.

Of course, attempting to shut this down will probably backfire due to the Streisand effect, but I've never known a media company to let that stop them before. Probably the most likely recourse the NFL would pursue would be to blacklist any such media outlets that tried from covering games live... which, since they already grant exclusivity to a few media outlets already, is hardly a big loss.

Skype 2.8 Gold for Mac adds screen sharing and more (Download Squad)

Jul 23rd 2009 2:40AM Someone should put whoever's in charge of UI design for their Mac client in charge of cleaning up the horrendous mess that is Skype 4 on Windows. :P

Password Masking: love it or leave it? (Download Squad)

Jun 27th 2009 3:42PM Love it? Of course I don't love it. But the alternative is worse.

Personally, I think that it might be nice to allow passwords to be unmasked (with a checkbox or something) in low risk situations, but I would never want it to be the default. And it'd be nice to have other authentication mechanisms more thoroughly explored too.

XP Mode in Windows 7 is no cop out (Download Squad)

May 3rd 2009 2:34PM A very well thought-out argument. In any case, the idea that XP Mode is a cop-out makes as much sense as calling Classic mode in early MacOS X a cop-out.

Windows Mobile App Store will be pricey - for developers (Download Squad)

Mar 25th 2009 3:06AM Not really. Microsoft has never distributed 3rd party apps for any of its platforms before, IIRC. And you can still make your free/low cost app and distribute it yourself; no such luck with Apple, which is why they have to let a lot of crap on the AppStore.

Google Reader adds comments, risks wrath of web publishers (Download Squad)

Mar 12th 2009 1:48PM I think the above comments hit the nail on the head. 1) Not everyone has Google Reader 2) It doesn't sound like the comments are available publicly, but only to people you've friended. If that's the case, then this is no different than holding an email conversation about an article that you copy and pasted into an email. Doesn't sound so threatening if you phrase it that way. Also, I for one don't tend to look at the comments so much except in rare, so if you're posting full articles, it's relatively rare that I'll click through anyway. If you really want to make sure I see ads, stick them in the feeds.

In short, they're not doing anything illegal and frankly, I don't think it's even immoral. Non-story.

Ask DLS: What do you make of IE8's giant incompatibility list? (Download Squad)

Feb 20th 2009 1:20AM It probably means that people are doing workarounds that target IE... but they target it indiscriminately. So now when IE gets something right, but the webmasters still think it's broken and work around it, it gets more broken. Instead of fixing it, they're lazy and keep things broken and add themselves to this compat list instead.

Stopforwarding.Us Asks Your Friends To Stop Spamming (Download Squad)

Sep 12th 2008 3:40PM As someone who's tried the direct approach with a relative and basically got told "don't tell me what to do", I'm afraid I can appreciate this sort of service. If you don't know why it's needed, then you must be lucky enough not to have people that email you that pretty much require this sort of nudge.

The Bill Day giveaway (part 3) - Zune 80GB (black) (Engadget)

Jun 27th 2008 6:23PM Favorite microsoft product? Probably the natural ergonomic keyboard I'm typing with right now. :)