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God Bless America (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033092)

God Bless America

God Bless America, with the worst crime levels in the first world
God Bless America, where "democracy" means a rich, white male as President
God Bless America, the biggest consumer of the world's natural resources
God Bless America, so happy to violate international laws
God Bless America, where "freedom of speech" means race-hate groups like KKK
God Bless America, and its massive and ever-growing poverty gap
God Bless America, with barely 300 years of dire history and culture
God Bless America, all its appalling "sitcoms" with no grasp of irony
God Bless America, with the highest obesity levels in the developed world
God Bless America, because corporations should be allowed to run amok
God Bless America, wasting billions to attack foreign countries

God Bless America, and thank God I don't have to live there.

-

Re:God Bless America (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033116)

God Bless America, where "freedom of speech" means race-hate groups like KKK

Well, fuck their activities, indeed, but what about fighting [petitiononline.com] for your rights [goatse.cx] ?

Re:God Bless America (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033127)

And yet, everyone want's to be just like us. Odd...

Re:God Bless America (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033298)

I guess that's right. I mean if it's a choice between having the bombs dropped on you or dropping the bombs yourself, you're likely to choose the latter.

first post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033093)

woohoo!

Duke (-1, Offtopic)

_pi-away (308135) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033095)

I never really liked any of the Duke games.

Re:Duke (1, Offtopic)

Trurl's Machine (651488) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033147)

I never really liked any of the Duke games.

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a genuine Duke game, but my favorite was always Shadow Warrior [3drealms.com] . Based on the same engine, created by the same designers, with the same gross kind of humor that I shamefully ejoy. However, in the "reality" of some weird Jackie Chan movie, this kind of humor seems just more appropriate than in the pseudo-sf scenery of "Duke Nuke'm".

Re:Duke (1)

Deflagro (187160) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033228)

I loved that game. It was so funny...that bunny machine. Breed bunnies and then shoot them all up. Or jump into the big tank thing and blow everyone away. That was one great game. I didn't even know it used the Duke engine, figures.

Re:Duke (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033157)

Why didn't they include Linux for the desktop? every year is "The Year Linux Is For Desktops" and every year it never delivers.

Re:Duke (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033268)

I actually liked the original Duke games - a solid platformer. I was disappointed at the 3d translation - I was hoping of a more "3d platformer" game - something more like American McGee's Alice with a better combat system. Or Tomb Raider with real strafe keys. Instead, we got Doom but with a better engine and the worlds worst bunny-hopping.

RIP, Fallout 3 (5, Interesting)

frenetic3 (166950) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033101)

let us have a moment of silence. (seriously).

that was such a kick in the nuts.

-fren

Re:RIP, Fallout 3 (4, Interesting)

viniosity (592905) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033233)

I too really enjoyed Fallout 1&2 but had never heard the 3rd one was in progress. I hope that some organization picks up the genre though. It's nice that there are some RPGs that are not set in the medieval universe but none really had the flavor that Fallout did. A follow-up, whether it was called Fallout3 or not, would be welcome by me as long as it:

-retained the ability to name/improve your char
-supported portraits (c'mon guys it's not that hard!
-allowed different weapons and strategies
-had a nice 3D system like NWN

I know that last one might be a little controversial, but after getting used to zooming and panning in the 3D world it's hard to go back to pixels..

Re:RIP, Fallout 3 (1)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033235)

Lets not forget Total Annihilation 2. There's another toasted title we'll miss (but then, some of us didn't have high expectations).

Re:RIP, Fallout 3 (1)

Asgard (60200) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033353)

Ahhhh, TA... one of the best RTS's ever. It still rivals most of then in playability.

We need a furpile here (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033341)

Anyone want to engage in a bit of furrilific yiffing fun?

If so, please reply to this post.

(Mundanes don't need to bother)

probably best left on the drawing board... (4, Funny)

sweeney37 (325921) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033103)

Perhaps someone should comprise a list of things that should of been vaporware, for the sake of corporations that stupidly put them out and consumers who shelled out cash for them. NGage anyone?

Mike

Should of... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033142)

Spelling, anyone?

Re:Should of... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033165)

that's actually a grammar problem, dope.

Re:Should of... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033200)

It's a spelling issue. He incorrect spelled "have" as "of" and left off both the v and the e. Who is the dope now my little faggot friend?

YES (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033106)

I didnt get First Post.;..I Im such a looser like the FPer... YAHOOOOOOO

So... (5, Funny)

CaptainAlbert (162776) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033117)

...do these awards, erm, ever get presented? :)

Re:So... (4, Funny)

b0r0din (304712) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033191)

Yes, according to Duke Nukem's staff, the awards show will be sometime in late, oh, let's just say July of 2004. That seems about right.

Re:So... (1)

Wyatt Earp (1029) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033195)

They are getting around to it.

The awards will be presented when Wired has the time and manpower to get them finished.

Or...

The awards are on order and the award store says they will call us when they are finished.

Re:So... (1)

fred87 (720738) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033332)

I allready have presented SCO's award for a vapour-ware case several times via email and telephone.

Duke Nukem Forever (4, Funny)

gazuga (128955) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033123)

Winning the Lifetime Achievement Award, if you hadn't guessed already: Duke Nukem Forever!

How do you think it got its name in the first place?

missed the vote (4, Funny)

grub (11606) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033125)


I would have voted for "SCO's Evidence Against Linux" had the thought crossed my mind.

Re:missed the vote (4, Interesting)

(startx) (37027) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033162)

rtfa. SCO "evidence" did get a dishonerable mention

Re:missed the vote (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033221)

I did and don't recall seeing that. will read again..

Re:missed the vote (1)

Walterk (124748) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033333)

Meanwhile, dishonorable mentions go to SCO for the as-yet-unseen Unix code that the company alleges was ripped off in Linux, and to Microsoft for its "secure computing initiative" and the ever-slipping ship date for Longhorn, which is shaping up to be a very promising candidate for the Vaporware awards in 2006, 2007 and maybe even 2008.

anal sex (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033131)

anal sex

Hurd (5, Funny)

neodymium (411811) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033134)

GNU Hurd didn't make it into the list. Odd....:-)

Re:Hurd (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033202)

How about an open source businessmodel that actually work for developers?

We have heard it for years from zealots but I would say that hardly anyone has come up with a businessmodel that actually works. Redhat and IBM just selling other peoples work (read free labour) certainly doesn't quality.

Duke Nukem Forever... (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033139)

...looks to be on schedule. The "Forever" in the name is how much you have to wait to see it (you know, a lot of games, like unreal tournament uses the same tactic in the name).

WMDs (0, Funny)

Theatetus (521747) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033141)

I'm surprised the Iraqi anthrax factories didn't make the list.

Re:WMDs (5, Informative)

drafalski (232178) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033177)

From the article:
Dishonorable shout outs also go to Valve's Counter-Strike: Condition Zero; President George W. Bush's weapons of mass destruction...

The List (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033144)

Lifetime Achievement Award: Duke Nukem Forever

10. RadioShark (Griffin Technology)
9. Amiga OS 4.0 (Amiga)
8. Wrist PDA (Fossil)
7. HDTV TiVo (TiVo)
6. RealPC (FWB)
5. Wi-Fi SD Card for Palm (SanDisk)
4. Team Fortress 2 (Valve)
3. Phantom Gaming System (Infinium Labs)
2. Fallout 3 (Black Isle Studios)
1. Half-Life 2 (Valve) /anon

Re:The List (0)

hawkbug (94280) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033336)

Yeah, but there currently IS a directivo that is HD.... or am I crazy? I thought they were already selling those things.

2003 Grand Champion of Vaporwar is.... (4, Funny)

macdaddy (38372) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033145)

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Lets give it up for WMD ladies and gentlemen!

*cough* Well, I did say it was Vaporwar. :-)

Re:2003 Grand Champion of Vaporwar is.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033311)

More a smokescreen than vaporware...!

Re:2003 Grand Champion of Vaporwar is.... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033379)

Damn, you are the third one to mention WMD, and all three of you have been modded +5, Funny.

1. It's redundant. The article already gave dishonorable mention to the missing WMD.

2. It's not funny. It's actually a rather tired and obvious joke.

Please bitchslap all three posts with "Overrated" mods accordingly. Thank you.

They quoted... me?!? (5, Funny)

downix (84795) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033156)

Come on, out of who knows how many votes for AmigaOS 4, they picked me?

HL2 should not have been #1... (4, Insightful)

fireduck (197000) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033159)

I think Team Fortress 2/Half-Life Fortress should take that spot, if one really feels the need to slam Valve. Fortress was preselling at the time of HL's release. It then disappeared, sorta re-appeared as the free TF mod, and was re-confirmed with the announcement and subsequent E3 showing of TF2. Then it re-disappeared again, and apparently is gone, now that HL2 is soon to be up to bat?

HL2 had the source code stolen thing, and that's an understandable delay in shipping. TF2 just makes no sense... (particularly given how impressive the technology demonstrations were at E3 however many years ago that was, 4?)

Re:HL2 should not have been #1... (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033331)

from reading/playing with the code (erm, I mean a friend told me, yeah, that's it), the hl2 source was no were near ready in Sept./Oct. HL2 ship date would have been pushed back even if the source had not been stolen, because it simply wasn't done. If anything, having it release was a good thing, because it gave them a public excuse to delay, and causes them to perform a decent code review when it's finally "done."

As for TF2, it's now a mod for HL2, so of course it's delayed.

Re:HL2 should not have been #1... (1)

emarkp (67813) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033338)

HL2 had the source code stolen thing, and that's an understandable delay in shipping.
Sure, except that steam (Valve's online gaming/distro network which replaced WON and patches) sucks rocks, and no one in the community with a brain expected an on-time ship date.

I'm betting HL2 is vaporware for 2004 as well.

Re:HL2 should not have been #1... (3, Insightful)

sTalking_Goat (670565) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033354)

How does the stealing of source code delay shipping?

Was there just the one copy?

Fallout 3 (1)

bigbigbison (104532) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033167)

Was that ever officially announced? How can it be vaporware if they never announced that they were making it?

Re:Fallout 3 (1)

Quinn (4474) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033313)

Screenshots had been released, and the developers commented often both on Interplay and nma-fallout.com forums. It was never officially announced, no.

Pre-Order for Duke Nukem Forever (5, Funny)

FraggleMI (117868) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033169)

I think I might have pre-ordered DNF, but I have moved 4 times since, and have a feeling some lucky person will end up with my copy in 2054.

Holy crap, think about, all those people that pre-ordered will end up buying another copy just because they forgot they preordered.

Radio Shark (2, Interesting)

ilsie (227381) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033179)

I would love to have radio timeshifting capabilities, especially in my car. Mainly due to being spoiled by my TiVo, I'm always looking for the rewind button when listening to NPR.

Incidentally, TiVo is supposed to be putting in XM capability into one of their new receivers, does anyone know if you'll be able to timeshift it?

Re:Radio Shark (2, Informative)

Zathrus (232140) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033314)

Incidentally, TiVo is supposed to be putting in XM capability into one of their new receivers, does anyone know if you'll be able to timeshift it?

Sigh.

No, they're not. They're adding the ability to use an XM receiver via HMO -- that's it. Nothing more. No, you can't timeshift it. It's essentially taking an XM receiver and making it networkable to HMO-enabled TiVos. It's really deeply underwhelming.

E17? (1)

axxackall (579006) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033183)

I don't know what is that Duke. But I know what is E17... or what is E17 supposed to be after being released. It's been too long already (3 years?) for me to lose any hope to see it working.

Dream Bundle (1)

bmiller949 (681252) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033185)

Duke Nukem Forever with a Bit Boys graphics card. That joke was cheap and easy... kind of like a date with a porn star.

I nominate (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033188)

HTML standards-compliant Slashcode [slashcode.com] . ;)

Re:I nominate (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033346)

If awards were being given for Most Overrated Idea of All Time, I would nominate HTML validation. Seriously, who cares? In addition to the fact that there is no such thing as a functional, standards compliant browser with no non-standard add ons, you'll have to test and tweak your pages for each browser anyway.

Straight From the duke's mouth... (2, Informative)

GillBates0 (664202) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033193)

Incase you were wondering about the projected timeline for duke nukem forever; from their website [3drealms.com] : There is no release date set, we are not taking pre-orders for the game. End of story.

Once we begin taking pre-orders, believe us, you'll know about it. :)

The release date of this game is "When it's done". Anything else, and we mean anything else is someone's speculation. There is no date. We don't know any date. If you have a friend who claims they have "inside info", or there's some game news site, or some computer store at the mall who claims they know - they do not. They are making it up. There is no date. Period.

Story of Duke Nukem Forever? (4, Interesting)

notcreative (623238) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033198)

Does anyone here know the story of why Duke Nukem Forever has become vaporware? I'm interested in the seedy underbelly of the gaming industry.

2003 maximum vaporware (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033199)

Saddam Hussain's weapons of mass destruction. We're still waiting for their release ;-)

Just A Reminder Everyone (5, Interesting)

devphaeton (695736) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033203)

.... of why you shouldn't Pre-Order stuff.

I'm still waiting for Gran Turismo 2000 to hit the shelves.

Software Etc. will listen with empathy about my loud proclamations of GT2K == GT3-Aspec, and the sales weasels will agree with me. But the mgmt. shall not, will not, could not would not refund my money, nor give me a store credit until:

1) A game called Gran Turismo 2000 ships.
2) Official word from Sony arrives that the game is canceled.

bastards.

online dating voted # won (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033204)

we're still waiting for stuff that matters.

buy gosh. y'all are just a hair slow on the understanding dept., but we're still with you all the way, never a cover charge.

consider yourselves vapourious, should you fail to brighten up. first warning.

2004 (0, Redundant)

savagedome (742194) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033205)

In other news, 2004 Vaporware Awards were announced. Guess who topped the list? Duke Nukem Forever and ever...

My opinion (1)

W32.Klez.A (656478) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033206)

It is a terrible act to not even make aware to your customers why these products never come. I can understand the sense of the tail-between-the-legs effect, but really, it would make customers more happy to understand the troubles you're having. Unless, of course, your company is lying in the first place.

Just my two cents.

I bet I know why DNF is being delayed... (1)

Jon Abbott (723) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033208)

My guess is that they are trying to get Bruce Campbell [imdb.com] himself to do the voices for Duke Nukem Forever, and he won't...

Next Slashdot poll (5, Funny)

C_Kode (102755) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033209)

I think we should take a poll to rename the word "Vaporware" to "Duke Nukem".

Then next year we can have " the 2003 Duke Nukem Awards"..

Ahh, just a thought...

Re:Next Slashdot poll (2, Funny)

CyberDave (79582) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033369)

Well, I think next year we might be having the 2004 Duke Nukem Awards. CyberDave

I ate refried Mexican food last night... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033216)

...and now I have vapor in my underwear.

Does that count?

Vaporware necessary to a thriving industry? (-1, Troll)

Sheetrock (152993) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033220)

Although in computing it's most visible, most fields have their own share of vaporware. It's an inevitable reaction of skyhigh expectations getting grounded in reality. There's an anecdote/analogy I've heard about the phenomenon from an economist that seems oddly appropriate.

Think back in the late 1800's in America (mentioning this for non-U.S. /.ers), where there was this saloon in the West that was kind of a run-down, ramshackle joint that was frequented by a few loyal patrons and not too many others. I think it was California, but it could have been Oregon or someplace similar -- well, the location isn't really relevant to the story but if you're interested you may be able to dig a bit on Google to find out. Basically, while the saloon didn't go out of its way to publicize itself to out-of-towners (not much point given that it was in a remote area) it managed to do a fairly steady trade despite the occasional brawl that caused property damage and the persistent requests from a particular fellow for free drinks.

More nights than not, the proprietor of the saloon would watch this drunk come wandering in through the doors, sit down, and lay a line on him about how he's trying to pull things together and how he'd just make enough to keep himself in beans and couldn't the bartender just pour him a shot or two to fuzz the edges and whatnot. And again, more nights than not, the bartender would take pity on the poor guy and pull out the whiskey.

Now, mind you, this went on for some time, and while the bartender was an easy mark even he had his limit. So one night, after the bartender already gave the fellow three shots on the house, he decides to cut the guy off.

"Look," he says, "while I'm really sorry to hear that things still aren't working out for you I don't think that I can keep giving you free drinks. I've got to make ends meet too, you know."

So the drunk says, "I don't suppose you've got anything I can do to get another drink tonight?"

The proprietor, not particularly wanting this fellow to hang around all night and certainly not expecting him to take him up on his proposition, says "Well, you see that spittoon over there? If you take a swig out of that I suppose I could give you a drink to wash it down."

No sooner did he finish his last sentence than the drunk walked over to the spitoon and hefted it off of the flooy. Before the bartender could stop him, the fellow put the rim to his lips, tipped the bottom of the metal container up into the air, and began to swallow. To the bartender's dismayal, the guy continued to slowly chug the thick contents of the spittoon. When he had finally gulped the final remnants of the container, he threw it to the ground, wiped off his lips with his shirt cuff, and gagged, "So, do I get the drink?"

"You can have the bottle!" exclaimed the bartender, immediately pouring the first shot. "But tell me, why did you swallow the whole damn thing? You only needed to swig it to earn the drink."

And the drunk replies: "It was all one long string."

Harpoon 4 ? (3, Informative)

applemasker (694059) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033225)

In development since 1997, transferred to about 43 different development teams, this project was most recently killed by UbiSoft in November 2003. Amazon was still taking orders last time I checked though, nice of them. By the time it ships, no one will even remember the Cold War.

Please. Another pretender to the throne. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033307)

Stars! Supernova Genesis, owns all their non-existing asses.

Osama? (1, Insightful)

tommck (69750) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033226)

What about Osama bin Laden?

He hasn't bin seen in person, but he's bin heard and bin quoted all over the place!

don't challenge fauxking amateur evile (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033262)

it thrives on that sort of confusion?

Obligatory SCO troll (2, Funny)

RealProgrammer (723725) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033248)

The SCO Group [caldera.com] seems to have promised, but never delivered, UNIX code that was "copied verbatim" into Linux . None of the millions of lines, 65 files, or some new type of undefined intellectual property have yet materialized.

Hey, maybe this isn't as much a troll as I thought. Oh well, the mod points are yours.

------
UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the U.S. and other countries
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Phantom at CES? (1)

darkmayo (251580) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033252)

Apprently these guys where at the CES show in Vegas this year showing off. Does anyone have an actual sighting perhaps something grainy, blurry and easily mistaken for a log in the water?

very important missing game (4, Informative)

dAzED1 (33635) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033263)

Ummm...EQ2?

A long time ago, the EQ2 FAQ said that EQ2 would be out Q32003. Then, it said Q42003. Then it said Q12004.

Now, it simply says:
n will EverQuest II be released?
EverQuest II will launch in 2004.


I know that EQ2 will arrive eventually, but it definately fits in the group of "all those eagerly anticipated gizmos in 2003 that were put off, put away or quietly put down."

Isn't EQ a big game, relative to anyone that would be playing Duke Nukem, even if it had come out?

well jeez (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033277)

i would have sworn the most sought after vaporware was an intelligent slashdot editor

no dice there, either

go go jon katz!

Funny, I just got Duke Nuke 'em in the mail (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033280)

Opps. Sorry, that was an AOL 9.0 CD...

SplashPad? (2, Interesting)

Speare (84249) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033281)

Where is the SplashPower SplashPad [splashpower.com] ?

Several [popsci.com] press [badassgeek.com] articles [i4u.com] have promised this for the past year. They're stuck on "looking for partnerships." I want one. Today.

At least macs are represented... (1)

DdJ (10790) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033282)

Well, I suppose in some sense it's good to note that some of the items on the list were for the Macintosh. RadioShark, RealPC, there's mac stuff there.

I remember... (3, Interesting)

eglamkowski (631706) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033286)

I remember when Battlecruiser 3000 was the vaporware champion.

Original Release Date: April 1993
Actual Release Date: October 1996

And that '96 release date was only because the publisher forced the matter, even though Smart thought it wasn't yet ready for publication.

And bear in mind that the original release date in 1993 meant it was already being worked on MUCH earlier. In fact, it had been in development for 7 years by the time it was pushed onto the shelves in '96. I mean,

And for all that, it probably should have stayed as vaporware :-p

I mean, how long has Duke Nukem been in development anyways? More then 7 years? Or is BC3K still king?

Re:I remember... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033361)

The Usenet flamewar still rages over BC3K, I think. It's kind of the electronic equivalent of that town that's had a subterranean coal fire for years.

You think it might be out, but then it starts up again.

Phantom gaming console (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033295)

I just stumbled across this priceless website disclaimer [phantom.net] on Phantom's website [phantom.net] I've higlighted some of my favorite lines.

"Prices listed on website are subject to change without notice. Infinium
Labs cannot be held responsible for pricing discrepancies due to errors in
website functionality.
All product photos are for illustrative purposes only. Photos
displayed on website may contain optional items that are not included in the
default configuration for that system. Prices, configurations, and availability may
change without notice. Taxes and shipping charges not shown. Infinium Labs
cannot be held responsible for errors in photography or typography.
For hard
drives, GB means 1 billion bytes and accessible capacity may vary depending on
configuration. For CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, and DVD+RW/+R drive(s),
maximum data transfer rates may vary and discs created with these drives may
not be compatible with all drives and players. For modems and network
cards/hardware, maximum achievable data transfer rates may vary. Award(s)
and quote(s) listed do not necessarily pertain to a specific system or
configuration.
All registered trademarks and trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. Actual case may vary in design.
"

The definition of vaporware (3, Funny)

ooby (729259) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033316)

A Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Duke Nukem Forever on the suggestion of reader Jeff White, who wrote, "First proposed in 1801 (or something close to that), Duke Nukem Forever has now come to define the term 'vaporware.' I wouldn't be surprised if dictionaries actually began printing it: 'vaporware: n. See Duke Nukem Forever.'"

Don't be suprised, Jeff. Wikipedia has bested you [wikipedia.org]

Apple contributions to open source (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8033320)

Where's my quicktime source ???

Knuth V4 (4, Insightful)

jefu (53450) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033326)

About six years ago I got a response card thingy from one of the publishing companies. They were telling me that I could sign up then to buy Vol. 4 of Knuth's Art of Computer Programming. So I guess that can't count as last years vaporware. Their optimism should have counted for something though.

Speaking of which... (2, Insightful)

devphaeton (695736) | more than 10 years ago | (#8033330)

any one got a news on Gran Turismo 4 and Driver 3 for the Playstation2?

I've followed these for the first year, and after watching the dates get pushed back again and again, i haven't looked in a bit.

Just curious if anyone's got info before i spend half the day weeding through all the google hits for "driver 3 release date" over the last 1.5 years.

oh please oh please oh please be better than the Stuntman game
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