For Much of the World, Demand For Water Outstrips Supply
Just so you know, California pays a great deal more in federal taxes than it receives in federal benefits, only receiving 78 cents for every dollar sent out.
This Is What Wall Street's Terrifying Robot Invasion Looks Like
Shouldn't it be pretty simple to stuff this worm back into its can?. Put a 1% tax on the sale price (not gains) for any stock which is held for less than 1 minute. HFT will instantly disappear. Human beings will never notice. What am I missing?
Microsoft Drops 'Metro' Name For Windows 8 UI
I seem to recall that, the second time around, the judge's ruling was essentially "Well, if the shoe fits..."
Sony Has Lost the PS3 Hacking War
What an amazing world we live in, where a customer can be 'blamed' for buying 2,000 units of your luxury goods product at full retail price.
PC Gamers Too Good For Consoles Gamers?
Listen to what you are saying. A video games developer shouldn't think about whether or not their game is fun? And for the record, PC game developers DO spend a lot of time trying to ensure that the game is 'fun' between two PCs, hence the popularity of anti-cheating software. Shadowrun may be a case study of a bungled job, but there's no point in going to all the trouble of developing a game mode which no one will play because it sucks.
The Futurama of Physics
I love that line too, but the pedant in me is compelled to ruin it. Certainly a ship that was intended for deliveries to other planets would have been designed with the atmospheres of other planets in mind, which are potentially much more pressurized than that of Earth (consider for instance the high-gravity planet where Zapp broke the hover dolly with a load of pillows). Of course, Farnsworth is old and senile...
Does the Wii Provide A "Watered-Down" Game Experience?
My masochistic nature forced me to play all the way through that game despite it being insanely repetitive.
I have no idea what this guy is talking about when he says Elika has an advanced AI. She follows you around when you walk. Sometimes, she'll get out of your way if you backtrack. When you are doing acrobatics, she follows you step-for-step. Then, when you fall, there's a cutscene where she catches you. Also, when you reach certain points in the level, she has dialogue. That's it. I would be rather surprised if a Super NES lacked the computational power to move her around.
I was in Las Vegas recently, and the entire strip was full of fullscreen content stretched to fit widescreens. It seemed like a little metaphor for Las Vegas, really.
ISS's Node 3 Might Be Named "Colbert"
Just rename it to A Series of Runways.
PDF Vulnerability Now Exploitable With No Clicking
Don't worry, dawg. Xzibit is on his way; he's heard that you love PDFs...
Bands Bypass iTunes With iPhone Apps
Per your own source, Lump > Peaches > Kitty in terms of charting.
In-Game Web Browser Round-Up
Yo dawg, I heard you like web browsers...
Obama Sides With Bush In Spy Case
I'm only voting for you if you promise to nominate Theo de Raadt to head up the Department of Userland Security.
Microsoft Donates Code To Apache's "Stonehenge" Project
I guess you'd have to ask the creators why they chose it. Trouble is, no one knows who they were, or what they were doing.
Adventure Game Interfaces and Puzzle Theory
Man, that game was a hoot.
Game: Do you ever feel like you're not really alive?
Me: I'm a zombie!
The Age of Touch Computing
I wonder if the solution isn't simply a touchpad with some texture to it - maybe a grid of raised dots?
Survival-Horror Genre Going Extinct?
What? A smoker or hunter kills you in one hit if your allies don't save you.
PlayStation Home Beta Opens to the Public
Actually, I'm a Wii fanboy. My wife wanted something that could play Puzzle Fighter, and the Wii release schedule has been pretty thin for several months.
Windows Cheap Enough For $2B Aussie Laptop Deal
They are Australian...
PlayStation Home Beta Opens to the Public
Home is basically a collection of mini-games tied together by a giant pain-in-the-ass world where you have to walk around and stand in a real line in order to use a piece of virtual equipment.
Movie trailers are not the worst idea in the world. I might be interested in watching movie trailers on my PS3. What I'm not interested in doing is logging in to Home, going through a million loading screens, and then watching a trailer (which one? Whichever one they're showing! Want to change it? Too bad!) in a virtual theater full of actual jackasses jumping up and down in front of the screen ("Yo dawg, I know you like TV, so we put a TV inside your TV so you can watch TV while you watch TV!") and make homophobic comments over the voice chat.
Meanwhile, there's nothing to actually DO with anyone you would meet in Home, so the 'social MMO' aspect of Home is totally pointless. I keep waiting for Ken Kutaragi to hold a press conference just to announce, "The Aristocrats!"
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