War Texting Lets Hackers Unlock Car Doors Via SMS
I hate myself for remembering this, but they actually stole a truck, and a pretty modern one. So it is reasonable.
Facebook More Hated Than Banks, Utilities
And yet millions of people still use it. Nothing is ever going to change, no matter how much they are despised, until consumers stand up for their rights by not using the service or product that offends them!
*Proud not-user of Facebook*
Acoustic Stealth Technology Finally Created
This is the first I'm hearing of it.
US Supreme Court: Video Games Qualify For First Amendment
Amidst all the bending over backwards to let corporations do whatever they want under the reasoning of Free Speech, it's nice to at least see the Supreme Court being consistent in their application of the First Amendment.
Why Classic Video Game Revamps Must Disappoint
Not to sound like an advert, but you might wan to look at Guild Wars 2:
- No "holy trinity", dedicated tanks and healers forcibly removed to focus on tactics rather than roles.
- No WoW-style quests, entire overworld is dynamic events that have different outcomes in the persistent world based on if you succeed or fail.
-Buy to play, with no monthly fee.
Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane) Dies at 63
Way too young. However, either the wikipedia article or all the news stories are wrong. If she was born in '46, she was 65.
They could both be right. She was friends with a time traveler, after all. :)
Which Comic Character Is the Greatest Engineer?
Gune should get an honorable mention:
"Does this look familiar? Do you know what it is? Neither do I. I made it last night in my sleep. Apparently I used Gindrogac. Highly unstable. I put a button on it. Yes. I wish to press it, but I'm not sure what will happen if I do..."
Guild Wars 2 Devs Aiming For the Top
Guild wars 2 is NOT a PVP-based MMO. The majority of the content is PvE. There is no ganking or open-world PvP, all PvP is in seperate PVP-only areas.
Guilds Wars 2 is a western MMO from a WESTERN developer. I'm not sure why everyone thinks it's an asian MMO. GW1 was most popular in Europe and the US.
Microsoft Suspends Gamer For Being From Fort Gay
Well, that's gay.
EA Says Game Development Budgets Have Peaked
Uh, FFXIV is absolutely coming to PS3. Confirmed for March 2011. Remember, this is the sequel to a game that was already on PC and console (FFXI).
Besides, anyone in beta (NDA lifted) can testify that it's designed around a controller, not a mouse. :(
Child Porn As a Weapon
EXTREMELY easy. I'm surprised it hasn't started happening frequently already. As much as we (as a society) demonize people for even being suspected of this crime, I'd hesitantly say it does happen frequently already.
It would not be easily discovered as everyone in the chain of justice is quick to assume the defendants are guilty, and may not do as thorough a job as they should looking for evidence of a setup. Easier to parade around your captured "predator" and get good press, then to search for the truth.
I've seen it firsthand; an old buddy of mine admitted one day that when he was 19, he got drunk at a party and slept with a girl who lied about her age by a single year. She was 17, not 18, which is under the legal age in my state. Today, he is a registered sex offender, cannot vote, has trouble finding work, and cannot live in most communities. He has to inform the communities he is allowed to live in, which makes everyone immediately assume he's some kind of monster after their children.
Was my friend kind of an idiot at 19? Absolutely. But does he deserve to become a lower class of society for the rest of his life over his (ultimately harmless) mistake?
NASA Sets Dates For Space Shuttle Finale
I don't get it. But I want to. :(
Verizon iPhone Rumored For Early Next Year
You can install MeeGo on the n900. Having control over your own hardware is nice. :)
Justice Not As Blind As Previously Thought
If this is true, how'd Micheal Jackson keep getting off?!
Apple Is Nintendo's "Enemy of the Future"
Gee, with shorter games, dumbed-down games, yearly franchise releases over-saturating brands, less focus on bug-free releases, a dramatic rise in nickel-and-diming DLC, exploding budgets, and a general fear of innovation or creativity, I wonder why the video game industry is starting to slump?
The only game on the horizon I'm really looking forward to is Guild Wars 2.
Call In the Military To Blast Rogue Satellite?
Okay, but they ORDERED a plane!
Steam Client for Mac Launches, Linux Client On the Way
...oh. So it does. :)
Obama Calls Today's Ubiquitous Gadgets and Information "a Distraction"
I was about to mod you up before you said "death panels".
Will Game Cartridges Make a Comeback?
I still play cartridge games now. Who wants to play Turtles in Time co-op?
Russian Officials To Investigate Regional President's Alien Abduction Claims
You'd think if a alien species could travel millions of billions of miles at (presumably) FTL speeds, they'd at least have the foresight to abduct someone important to interview.
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