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Eirenarch (1099517) writes "The independent film Radio Free Albemuth based on Philip K. Dick's novel of the same name has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a theatrical release. Frankly speaking the campaign is not doing very well and it seems like geek websites have not been paying attention. Did Slashdot readers know about the movie and the campaign?
Oh and the perks on this are great. For $50 you get the DVD signed by the director." top
Eirenarch writes "Xamarin has just announced that they got the Java part of Android ported to C# via machine translation. The resulting OS called XobotOS is available on Github. They claim some serious performance gains over Dalvik. For them this is an experiment that they are not planning to focus on but they will be using some of the technologies in Mono for Android." Link to Original Source top
Eirenarch writes "The CEO of the Kenyan company Mocality has written a blogpost complaining that Google has tries to steal their customers using fraud. The blogpost includes some pretty interesting technical details on how they tracked down who was behind strange support calls from their customers." Link to Original Source top
Eirenarch writes "Electronc Arts cancelled Red Alert 3 for PlayStation 3. The reason — 'Exotic and tough development environment'. Sounds like 'cruel and unusual punishment' to me." Link to Original Source top
Eirenarch writes "According to the Wikipedia article StarCraft turns 10 today. Probably the most popular RTS ever and surely the one with the greatest number of professional gamers. 10 years later it still attracts NEW fans and has the rang of almost national sport in Korea. It is still a major discipline in the World Cyber Games and many other tournaments." Link to Original Source top
Eirenarch writes "Recently I was asked how one can automate the configuration of PPPoE connection on Windows. I have seen some ISPs provide software to setup the PPPoE for their customers but I could not find anything on the topic. Help me please. It is not really important for me but it undermines my belief that you can find any (technical) information via Google."