top To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games
If you can afford to sell a game developed in America to Russians at a high enough price to make a profit, then you can sell the same game at the same price outside Russia and make the same profit.
Or will the games companies sell at a loss to Russia, essentially meaning that non-Russians have to subsidize Russian sales?
top Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography
...could easily lead to a doubling in size of Denmark's Lego stockpiles...
top Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack
Not bad bringing up something that happened in 2005 with the scandal having impact to 2007.
I'd have thought that 10 years would have been quite long enough for Sony to have gotten around to saying sorry. I guess it must have slipped their minds...
top Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages
Hah! Still stcuk using one letter lanaguages, hey?
Personally, I use (unpronounceable squiggly symbol) - the price of programming languages. Pain in the arse to google though.
top US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive
I wonder how many pairs of jackboots they can buy for $67 million ?
top Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77
It's all down to the fact that timothy can't tell his R's from his elbow.
top Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea
Are you sure it wasn't "Scotch and water don't mix"?
about a month and a half ago
top Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare
Donating is not the same as paying taxes...
top PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'
Bennett Haselton had another submission on Slashdot.
You'll be blown away by what happened next!
top U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines
Presumably the taller models costs more due to the extra material involved. Shouldn't the price also therefore be varied by waste size? A 6 inch figure of a super model will use a lot less plastic than a 6 inch figurine of my manly figure.
top Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies
The people that go to them don't expect much and hence are rarely disappointed
Tell that to the people who bought tickets for "Howard the Duck".
top Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux
"Go fuck yourself", he hinted.
top Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices
... I still have my stockpile of Tamiflu from the last viral epidemic.
top China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons
Who could miss the symbolism of 10,000 pigeons shitting on the citizens gathered in the square.
top Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film
This is Tricia Takanawa reporting from the opening night of "Tetris:The Movie". I am standing outside the cinema and there are lines and lines of people waiting to get in... Oh, wait, They all disappeared."
top Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time
Microsoft found that the J, K, W, X and Y keys were rarely utilised by Italian users and so has replaced those characters in the Italian version of the operating system with Unicode characters representing hand gestures. The Italian keyboards are also more compact. "It really wasn't worth supporting them when they are only used 0.1% of the time", said a Microsoft spokesperson.
top Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion
Does the surface contract point of the prosthetic also mean that he can jump from closer to the line than somebody with a normal footprint?
top Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
Where is all that water going?
"Few would dispute that Arizona, with golf-rich cities such as Scottsdale and Phoenix is one of the world's premier golf destinations. Arizona's golf courses are as diverse and spectacular as its landscape. Across the state there are more than 300 courses, From traditional links-style layouts to target courses, Arizona possesses an obscene number of courses to challenge your skills and provide you with some unbeatable vacation leisure."
top The Psychology of Phishing
They register domains similar enough to the company and often related (support-raytheon for example) so that even people that look for questionable URLs can be fooled.
It doesn't help that legitimate companies that should know better do the same. I recently got a survey from PayPal, but rathet than going through their verified site at www.paypal.com, the links in the email directed only to www.paypal-survey.com. It looked like a classic phishing scam but was apparently a legitimate survey request.
top Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go
If 12,.500 layoffs are at Nokia, then weren't most of these jobs overseas anyway, from a US viewpoint?
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