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Real Time Strategy (Games)

Submission + - Did you like Total Annihilation? Help KickStart Planetary Annihilation!

An anonymous reader writes: RTS Total Annihilation ( was released in 1997 and 7 years later was still winning awards ( Now, the team that built both TA and its successor, Supreme Commander (, wants to build a modern RTS in the same vein with your help via KickStarter ( Here's some raw meat to get the /. crowd excited: Linux support at launch and DRM-free (, buried).

Submission + - Record-setting 500 trillion-watt laser shot achieved (

cylonlover writes: Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's National Ignition Facility (NIF) have achieved a laser shot which boggles the mind: 192 beams delivered an excess of 500 trillion-watts (TW) of peak power and 1.85 megajoules (MJ) of ultraviolet laser light to a target of just two millimeters in diameter. To put those numbers into perspective, 500 TW is more than one thousand times the power that the entire United States uses at any instant in time. Pew-Pew indeed ...

Submission + - Raspberry Pi Launched, Sold Out (

An anonymous reader writes: Raspberry PI Model B was on sale from Farnell and RS components. RS components lists the Model B @ 21.6 Pounds. While Farnell Exports has already begun profiteering operations @ 26 Pounds. There was a limit of one per customer.

"The inevitable price hike on launch. It wasn't us, it was them." Maybe it was a revenge on the US for those pound prices they pay which are higher than US prices on electronics. European Tax on US!

Model A will be going into production in a month.


Submission + - NASA: Solar blasts decreased orbital debris in 201 (

coondoggie writes: "While high-levels of solar activity is not good news for satellites, GPS and electronics they can have one benefit: such massive solar bursts can decrease the amounts of dangerous orbital debris. In fact the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office today said the increase in solar activity over the past year actually decreased the number of cataloged debris in Earth orbit during 2011. This increase in the Sun's activity, known as the solar maximum is expected to peak next year."

Submission + - Symantec Admits its Networks Were Hacked (

Orome1 writes: After having first claimed that the source code leaked by Indian hacking group Dharmaraja was not stolen through a breach of its networks, but possibly by compromising the networks of a third party entity, Symantec backpedalled and announced that the code seems to have exfiltrated during a 2006 breach of its systems. Symantec spokesman Cris Paden has confirmed that unknown hackers have managed to get their hands on the source code to the following Symantec solutions: Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition, Norton Internet Security, Norton Utilities, Norton GoBack and pcAnywhere.

Submission + - Silver Solution Ink Makes Faster Flexible Circuits (

judgecorp writes: "Silver-based compounds dissolved in ammonia, could make finer and more flexible circuits, according to researchers at the University of Illinois. Existing inkjet based circuit printing systems use particles which are less predictable. The silver-based ink remains dissolved until the ammonia evaporates, and can be delivered through 100nm nozzles. In all senses, it's a better solution."

"I've seen the forgeries I've sent out." -- John F. Haugh II (jfh@rpp386.Dallas.TX.US), about forging net news articles