Jailbreakme 3.0 Released
Interesting. You seem to believe geek is now a culture dependent upon product selection. Is this related to the purchased hipster culture? Do you enjoy the labels you bought? Are you sure they are the right ones? You like forming cliques, and belonging to one when it's gaining popularity, don't you?
Notch Announces Minecraft 'Adventure Update'
Minecraft is sort-of-fun on its own, but the game really blossoms when you do something like run a Bukkit-based server and get a world or two going, get some of the important plugins going, and invite friends into your world. If it weren't for the Bukkit project I would have been done with Minecraft by the time Beta came out.
My greatest hope is that one day someone will bridge the gap between second-life and Minecraft and will create a game that has the flexibility and user-generated content from second-life with the simplicity and procedural block-based terrain of Minecraft. I want more blocks! I want scripted NPCs! I want Minecraft to be a MUCK!
- http://bukkit.org/ Bukkit project
- http://tumblr.preoccupied.net/ Tumblr for our minecraft server
Ask Slashdot: Worst Computer Scene In TV or Movies?
FSN (File System Navigator), was a real application made by SGI for 3D viewing of file systems. That really is a real gui layer, and you can get a clone of it for linux called FSV at http://fsv.sourceforge.net/
UK Minister Backs 'Two-Speed' Internet
This has nothing to do with net neutrality. Customers can already (typically) purchase different bandwidth tiers from their ISP depending on needs.
Cook's Magazine Claims Web Is Public Domain
I'm close with you on this. I have believed for a while now that the American Dream is revenge. We love revenge as a society.
Maybe humans love revenge as a species. I don't know, I'm not travelled enough to really speak about other cultures.
But from winning the lotto and quitting your job with a big "fuck you guys" to postal workers going postal, to columbine, to "nuke the entire middle east" and how we treat criminals (we want punishment a lot more than we seem to want rehabilitation), we have a guttural response to everything. We have been hurt, and thus we will seek to hurt. Perhaps we aren't strong enough (money, influence, physical strength, etc) to take our revenge, but some day... some day we'll be the badass who will lay the smack-down.
I'm going to go back to lurking for another year or so now.
Final Fantasy XIV Launches To Scathing Reviews
Yogscast covered it pretty darn well on their youtube channel.
Lots of play time and commentary, showing just how amazingly boring this game is. Also: cutscene. Cutscene. CUTSCENE.
The Age of Touch Computing
I agree, I envision a touch interface desktop to be like a small drafting table. It amuses me that people have a hard time considering this; there are posts and posts above where they only consider the options of either horizontal or vertical, since those are the positions they are currently familiar with.
OCZ Prepares Neural Impulse Actuator for Shipping
I can report the precise same effect for Stunt Race FX (motorcycle in that water level). Just relaxed one day and wasn't paying attention, and had some amazingly great runs through the course.