OpenOffice.org To Be Given Back To the Community
I've already switched to LibreOffice.
Glasses Purge 3rd D From Films
Welcome to 2 months ago: http://www.tested.com/how-to-make-2d-glasses-for-3d-movies/47-279/
Internet Abbreviations Added To Oxford Dictionary
they can point out that its in the dictionary now
As opposed to never talking to you again, on account of you being an uptight ass?
Teacher Suspended Over Blog About Students
A teacher's obligation is to help her students learn, is it not? An appropriate response to a student "holding back the rest of the class" is to confer with the parent and recommend alternatives, not complain about it on a publicly accessible blog. Honesty does not require being an asshole.
Designer Tweets Egyptian Riots Due to His New Line Coming Out
Of course. I don't think any rational person would argue he shouldn't be allowed to tweet such a thing, but we can still call him an asshole.
Mars Journal Issue Inspires Hundreds of One-Way Trip Volunteers
(No slashnerds. that does NOT mean I am into bestiality, so don't crack jokes.)
Duh. It means you can see horses and build pastures.
Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles
Funny, wasn't it just a month ago when the internet was up in arms because they were offering such a book?
iFixit Tears Down Microsoft's Kinect For Xbox 360
GiantBomb did an all-day live stream with Kinect on Thursday in which they demoed every launch title. You can see the archived versions here, on the Quick Looks tab.
Blizzard Announces Final Diablo 3 Class, PvP Arena Battles
Blizzard's design staff recently, famously lamented: "Our worst mistake was PvP"
Generally when you put quotation marks around a phrase it's meant to signify that someone actually said those words. You're referencing WarCry's 2009 interview with Rob Pardo, wherein he expresses his feeling that adding arenas was their biggest mistake. However, it's not because arenas were a bad idea, but because he felt it was tacked-on.
Blizzard these days is heavy into e-sports, which is why Diablo 3 will have PvP, and why they'll focus as much energy as they need in order to make it competitive.
Given one free trip to the past in a time machine, I would..
That Hitler hasn't been killed by timetravelers, is generally considered proof that time-travelling will never be possible, or that it will turn out that killing Hitler is an even worse idea that letting him kill himself. So if given the choice of time-traveling: Don't kill Hitler...(??)
I like to go further and say simply that the universe exists is proof that travelling backwards through an already-existing timeline is impossible. Given infinite time, at some point a time traveler would discover a means to destroy/prevent the creation of the universe and do so.
As smart-phones go, my phone is ...
It doesn't have a camera, which turns out to be an advantage since I can take it to places where cameras are not allowed.
If a place is actually serious about not allowing cameras they'll confiscate all cell phones, whether or not they actually have a camera.
Facebook Says It Owns 'Book'
I would think that the "teachbook" name was chosen on purpose to be "facebook for teachers/teaching".
What are you quoting? That phrase is mentioned nowhere on teachbook.com. In fact the only results that show up in a search for "site:teachbook.com facebook" are links to "share this on facebook", just like every other website on the internet. In addition the site looks absolutely nothing like Facebook. They don't even use the color blue for pete's sake. No brand confusion possible. This is bullying.
Hardware Hackers Reveal Apple's Charger Secrets
I think you missed a certain Seinfeld episode.
BioWare's Star Wars MMO To Have Space Combat
Sure, it may be funny to you, but what happens to the person being spaced?
They're brought back to life by a mysterious organization and from then on have to take orders from Martin Sheen.
Spore-Inspired Action RPG Darkspore Announced
Imagination is a good thing, but it doesn't replace a complete audio/visual experience. No one would ever leave their house if it did.
'Weekly Episodes' Coming To Star Trek Online
I really hope BioWare implementing Mass Effect-like multi-player dialogue in TOR will start a trend. One of the first quests I did in WoW's Cataclysm beta even has a morality choice, though I doubt it has much of an impact on the outcome of the questline.
Leaving a Comment? That'll Be 99 Cents, and Your Name
You have the wrong definition of troll. No one is saying that having an impassioned opinion is trolling.
Clickjacking Worm Exploits Facebook "Like" Feature
A similar technique for Privoxy users can be found here: http://bmearns.net/wwk/view/Privoxy
By default it only stops cookies. At the bottom of the page it is explained how to block all Facebook access from third party sites.