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More Evidence For Steam Games On Linux

glenkim This could be awesome! (256 comments)

As an aspiring game developer, I look at Valve's actions with a lot of excitement lately. Steam and Source are coming to Mac for sure now, and so that means Source SDK should be updated to support deployment to Macs. If Linux is included in this package, it only sweetens the deal. For developers just getting started, Source would have a unique advantage over the other engines available currently (e.g. Unreal, Crytek) in that it would allow developers to reach as wide an audience as possible. I really hope this happens.

more than 4 years ago
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Brain Decline Begins At Age 27

glenkim Re:Confounding Variable (381 comments)

I agree that there is most likely some other factor involved. Correlation does not equal causation in this case. That is to say, yes, people tend to reach their intellectual peak at 22, and start waning by 27. However, the reason for why it does this has not been touched upon at all at this point.

It could for example, have nothing to do with natural aging, but have everything to do with the fact that most people are out of college by then and working. If you're not exercising your mental muscles by constantly learning new things, of course you're going to get dumber.

more than 5 years ago
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Valley Firms Push California Oil Tax

glenkim Re:No on Prop 87? (543 comments)

I wonder if it's the exact same commercial they play on the radio here in LA. It's some guy speaking casually in a baritone voice. He says that there's good news and bad news, blah blah blah, sarcastically remarks on how the increasing gas prices are "more good news at the pump" and at the end, says the good news is, we get to vote on the bill.

I just remember upon my first time hearing it, the whole thing smacked of a phony ploy by oil companies to keep screwing us in the ass with a smile.

more than 7 years ago

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Open Hardware Community Gathers at Summit

glenkim glenkim writes  |  more than 3 years ago

glenkim (412499) writes "Last week in New York, members of the open source hardware community gathered at the Open Hardware Summit to listen to talk about current issues and the future of the growing movement. The keynote address was given by Limor "Ladyada" Fried, whose open source Roland 303 clone, x0xb0x, has been discussed previously. Topics she covered include her personal reasons for doing open source hardware, experiences in dealing with haters (hint: they’re gonna hate), how open hardware is a part of freedom of speech, and what it’s like working with Bunnie Hwang. Particularly noteworthy are her thoughts on the altruistic nature of contributing to open source: “When we give to charity, we don’t give just to get our name on the building. We give to become better people.”

More talks are available here, with slightly more information about the talks available at the OHS site. Slashdot previously covered the state of open source hardware in 2008."

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Notes From the QuakeCon 2010 Key Note

glenkim glenkim writes  |  more than 4 years ago

glenkim (412499) writes "Kotaku has posted their liveblog of the QuakeCon 2010 key note, with some big announcements by gamedev god and /. regular John Carmack. Highlights include a video (http://kotaku.com/5611523/id-unleashes-rage-on-the-iphone) of the id Tech 5 engine (aka Rage) running on the iPhone 4G at 60fps, with claims that it also runs on the iPhone 3GS. Carmack noted that performance on the iPhone was able "kill anything done on the Xbox or PlayStation 2." He also announced the source code release of two games, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory (ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/source/). Also, Carmack finally admitted that Doom 3 was too dark!"
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