Help for 11 year old that wants to grow up to make games?
Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a freely available teaching tool designed to be a student's first exposure to object-oriented programming. It allows students to learn fundamental programming concepts in the context of creating animated movies and simple video games. In Alice, 3-D objects (e.g., people, animals, and vehicles) populate a virtual world and students create a program to animate the objects.
US Treasury Dept: Banks Should Block Tor Nodes
I found a $25 withdrawal from my Savings account showing up as "Check converted to an electronic
transaction by the merchant" from a Kohls store. I don't shop at Kohls, and that account doesn't even have checks, so this was either an error entering the account number or a crook. Kohls wouldn't give me any information on this saying it wasn't available, escalating it higher only got me a "we'll get back to you" which never happened. The bank said there's nothing they can do to prevent this from happening again except to close the account and reopen it with a different account number. The bank refunded the $25, but I would never have noticed if I hadn't checked all the transactions on the statement. Long story short, anyone can enter a routing and account number and make purchases if they get a lucky number that works.
Class-Action Suit Claims Copyright Enforcement Company Made Harassing Robo-calls
I had this happen. Google the number, find an email address, send them an email that you are getting these calls but you are not the intended recipient and you do not know the person, and to stop the calls or legal action will be taken. Never got another call.
Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
I just install Ubuntu Gnome, then Gnome Fallback (called Flashback now) that way I don't have Unity leftovers. Unity sucks donkey wang if you ask me.
Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?
The Mechanical Universe video series is a great learning tool for physics. http://www.learner.org/resourc... Or, check out the courses at www.edx.org some free, some paid if you want a certificate.
Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives
There's a dial-up modem/router called wiflyer... http://www.amazon.com/Always-O...
CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"
I used to look like the guy on a package of Zig-Zag papers, got pulled over all the time, and let them search my van. They never found anything because there was nothing to find.
Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?
And here's a neat project to make a lab power supply out of an old PC power supply http://www.electronics-tutoria...
Ask Slashdot: What Old Technology Can't You Give Up?
1950's Tube Radio
Model T Points/Coil Box
Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?
80's Tempest, Mario Series
90's Sonic Series, Gran Turismo
00's Gran Turismo again
10's Nothing Special
TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers
And wasted their time. Told them I have Linux, they handed the phone to the tier 2 tech, still didn't know what Linux was but insisted my PC had a windows virus. They never called back after the next trick I pulled on them.
Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?
I use a Pentax 20x50 Binocular more than my low/mid priced refractor telescope. Also Stellarium www.stellarium.org is a good free planetarium for win/mac/linux PCs.
Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?
When I was 14 my internet was a C.B. radio. We had trolls there too.
Microsoft Considered Renaming Internet Explorer To Escape Its Reputation
New Car Heads-Up Display To Be Controlled By Hand Gestures, Voice Commands
So what if I program it to turn off the radio by flipping the bird? And what will the cop in front of me (at a stop sign) think when he sees me flipping him off, when all I wanted to do was turn off the radio?
Why is Sun's Corona 300 times hotter than its surface ?
I read long ago that the reason why the corona was hotter was because of the shock waves (sound waves) from the inside heating up the outer area.
San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Dismantling Will Cost $4.4 Billion, Take 20 Years
I agree, every household in most of Ca has been paying for this wart on their electric bill since it opened. Its been closed for almost a year and the decommissioning fees are still being collected. Factor in the cost overruns to build and maintain it and what it's going to cost for the spent fuel rods, which is still unknown, and it's going to equal a very deep money pit.
US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia
For better care? I don't think so.
To develop a vaccine? Maybe.
To create a new weapon? Seems more likely.
The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist
Using Linux? Check.
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