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The Man Who Went Through 11 Xbox 360s

xanderwilson This reminds me of my Commodore 64 (428 comments)

Kept "overheating" or something, and the store kept saying it was the programs I was using and then the power supply. So we kept swapping them out until they wouldn't let me anymore. The period between startup and crash would start at a few hours and inevitably get down to a few minutes, until I was never sure whether I should PRINT or SAVE my file because either one might increase the chances of a crash...

more than 7 years ago

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Audiobook project Telltale Weekly turns five

xanderwilson xanderwilson writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Alex writes "Audiobook project Telltale Weekly/Spoken Alexandria, first discussed at Slashdot in 2004, has turned five years old. The project sells MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC spoken word audio for five years, and then frees the audio under Creative Commons licenses. Most recent free release from the early days: an unabridged narration of The War of the Worlds, originally available for eight bucks."
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xanderwilson xanderwilson writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Alex writes "MediaDailyNews reports: 'Bob Guccione Jr. is in talks with his father Bob Guccione Sr. to acquire Omni, the seminal science and science fiction magazine that spawned a new category of consumer magazines, including Discover, the publication Guccione Jr. now presides over as CEO.'"

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