The New (Computer) Chess World Champion
You mean like what the runner up is already doing? http://stockfishchess.org/get-...
Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS
Don't need to change the actual files to patch it. See DLL Injection: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...
Ants Build Cheapest Networks
Ant Mills, where the ants do keeps following one another in a circle until they die. (insert joke here about reference counting and circular references).
Hard-Coded Bias In Google Search Results?
Um, yes, the first results may come from OneBox, which is not from their "Algorithmic" search, but from a separate service that triggers on certain keywords, like "music", "movie"... and "csco". Adding commas just makes it not trigger the OneBox search. It used to be that the OneBox results are more visually different from the rest of the results, but the recent redesigns makes them very much alike.
OneBox is also used to implement features like "10 km in miles". See also http://searchengineland.com/meet-the-google-onebox-plus-box-direct-answers-the-10-pack-26706 I'm not use if they still use the word "OneBox" to describe this feature though, but it is still used in the Google Search Appliances.
Disclaimer. IANAGoogler, reposting this from my reddit reply.
The Unsung Heroes of PC Gaming History
Not as popular, and not D&D, but Akalabeth should be one of the first first person dungeon hack. Predates the Ultimas, which is influential in their own right.
Nokia To Make GPS Navigation Free On Smartphones
It refuses to install properly on my E71 even after I forced it to install after the not-compatible warning.
The one linked on the European support appeared to be an older version.
Second Netbook Wave Begins
0.9 kg vs 1.45 kg. I don't know how many Mars bars that is, but that's over 60% increase in weight.
Practical Reasons To Choose Git Or Subversion?
Haven't used either, can't attest to stability or usability.