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caffiend666 (598633) writes ""In our pursuit of new digital frontiers, we realized that we may have left behind a large number of users who couldn't access Google Maps on their classic hardware. Surprisingly, the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was unsupported, despite its tremendous popularity with over 60 million units sold worldwide."
"Our engineering team in Japan understood the importance of maps on retro game systems. With the power of Google’s immense data centers, and support from Nintendo and Square Enix, we were able to overcome the technical and design hurdles of developing 8-bit maps. Today, we’re excited to announce the result: a version of Google Maps for NES, with beautiful low-res graphics, simple and intuitive controls, and a timeless soundtrack."" Link to Original Source top
caffiend666 (598633) writes "1) You can prove nothing 2) Only on work computer 3) Less than a meg 4) About 10 meg 5) About a gig 6) Less than 100 gig 7) Less than 1 terabyte 8) Greater than 1 terabyte 9) Googled Porn takes up no space" top
caffiend666 (598633) writes "'Marge Simpson poses for Playboy....the magazine is giving the star of "The Simpsons" the star treatment, complete with a data sheet, an interview and a 2-page centerfold.'... '"We knew that this would really appeal to the 20-something crowd," said Playboy spokeswoman Theresa Hennessey.'... Playboy even convinced 7-Eleven to carry the magazine in its 1,200 corporate-owned stores, something the company has only done once before in more than 20 years." Link to Original Source top
caffiend666 writes "A newly found deep ocean worm 'can cast off green glowing body parts, a move scientists think may be a defensive effort to confuse attackers. Researchers have dubbed the newly discovered critters "green bombers."'... 'The first of the new species has been given the scientific name Swima bombiviridis.' So, it's a naturally occuring animal that rips off it's arms and throws them and we're not talking about a game from ID Sofware?" Link to Original Source top
caffiend666 writes "According to USA Today (and LA Times, and WSJ) "Eastman Kodak said Monday it's retiring its most senior film because of declining customer demand in an increasingly digital age." "Photojournalist Steve McCurry's widely recognized portrait of an Afghan refugee girl, shot on Kodachrome, appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985. At Kodak's request, McCurry will shoot one of the last rolls of Kodachrome film and donate the images to the George Eastman House museum, which honors the company's founder, in Rochester." Mama dont take my kodachrome away..." Link to Original Source top
caffiend666 writes "Palm Pre is out, let's discuss the status and compare stories. First days seems to of gone as well as expected with many selling out before noon. I bought the second at the local sprint store and so far I like it. Much more one-hand friendly than the iPhone. Haven't gotten the main aps to sync with Linux, but the media portion functions much like a thumb-drive with my Fedora-8 Linux system. For the Pre-verts out there, here's some Palm Pre dismantling pictures." Link to Original Source top
caffiend666 writes "Dave Arneson, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, died after a two-year battle with cancer, his family said. "The biggest thing about my dad's world is he wanted people to have fun in life," Weinhagen said. "I think we get distracted by the everyday things you have to do in life and we forget to enjoy life and have fun."" top
caffiend666 writes "In order to abate the massive vibration issues of their new Ares I spacecraft, NASA is installing shock absorbers. "The plan is to install 16 canisters in the bottom of the rocket with 100-pound weights attached to springs. Battery-powered motors will move the weights up and down to stop vibrations. Those are essentially remote-controlled shock absorbers, said Garry Lyles, who headed the team of NASA engineers tackling the shaking problem." So, when the spaceship is a rocking, don't come a knocking?" Link to Original Source top
caffiend666 writes "On Monday, Live Science reported that the "brain's roaring metabolism, possibly stimulated by early man's invention of cooking, may be the main factor behind our most critical cognitive leap"... "Eating (mostly) cooked meals would have lessened the energy needs of our digestion systems, Khaitovich explained, thereby freeing up calories for our brains.
"... "Instead of growing even larger (which would have made birth even more problematic), the human brain most likely used the additional calories to grease the wheels of its internal functioning." I used to think it was the other way around: I think big therefore I am. I guess now it's: I am big therefore I think. So, Cheesy Poofs are OK?" Link to Original Source