Ask Slashdot: Life After Software Development?
Permanent positions in game development are few, and competition is fierce. It is also a high stress industry (ask a game dev about "crunch time") and pays poorly.
That being said, your basic concept is sound. Stay in your field, but move outside your industry.
Teens Share Passwords As a Form of Intimacy
I may steal this for a .sig
Sony To Sell 3D Head-Mounted Display
I'm bald, and that looks uncomfortable. I'm also wondering how much the final product will weigh.
Theoretical Shoe Inserts Could Power Your Gadgets
I'll pass on this technology for shoes. I'd either have to strap my phone to my shoes, or run cables in my clothes. Either method doesn't impress me.
Most vital body part / system?
One version of the story...
The organs of the body always argued about who was the most important. Finally they agreed to have a meeting to try to decide who was in charge. Each organ took a turn
Brain: I should be in charge because I run all body functions.
Blood: I should be in charge because I circulate oxygen for the brain.
Stomach: I should be in charge because I process food to the brain.
Legs: I should be in charge because I take the brain where it wants to go.
Eyes: I should be in charge because I let the brain see where it's going.
Asshole: I should be in charge because I get rid of your waste.
All the other parts laughed and made the asshole very mad.
To prove his point, the asshole immediately slammed tightly closed and stayed that way for 6 days, refusing to rid the body of any waste whatsoever.
Day 1 - Brain got a terrible headache and cried out for relief
Day 2 - Stomach got bloated and began to ache terribly
Day 3 - Legs got cramps and became unstable
Day 4 - Eyes became watery and vision became blurred
Day 5 - Blood became toxic and poisoned the body
Day 6 - The other organs agreed to let the asshole be in charge.
The moral of the story: No matter who you are, or how important you think you are, you will find that it is always the asshole that is in charge.
Greg Bear To Write Halo Trilogy
I would love to see a game made of http://www.larryniven.org/stories/Man_of_Steel_Woman_of_Kleenex.shtml/
Fun Things To Do With a Math Or Science Degree?
... she's good at math. Let's find a way to make her do math, even though she doesn't like it. Does anyone else find this whole topic offensive?