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Submission + - Hey baby, what's your sign?

Dan Slotman writes: Your birthday could influence your driving. This hilarious Reuters article reports on a study that concludes that your astrological sign is a more significant factor on tickets and accidents than your age. However, the article is very light on detail, so take it with a chunk of salt.

Submission + - Left Behind, a violent Christian videogame

Dan Slotman writes: A Christian video game based on the book series Left Behind has been criticized for encouraging religious violence.

From the article:
Players are charged with recruiting, and converting, an army that will engage in physical and spiritual warfare with the antichrist and his evil followers... "After you kill somebody you need to recharge your soul points and to do that you need to bend down in prayer. ... I think the message is extremely clear," said Clark Stevens, co-director of Campaign to Defend the Constitution.
It certainly should be noted that not all Christians are happy with the game. "'We are trying to tell families that this game is faith-based violence and is not suitable for families,' said Rev. Timothy F. Simpson, a Presbyterian minister and the interim president of the Christian Alliance for Progress."

It has been argued that violence in videogames doesn't matter because it isn't real. Faith in video games doesn't seem like a very loaded subject. Does the combination of faith and violence justify a different reaction?

Submission + - Mainframes making comeback in PC era

Dan Slotman writes: CNN covered an AP story about the utility of mainframes in what commonly regarded as the PC age. The story focuses on IBM and their success in continuing to market their line of mainframes, which according to the article is their most profitable line of hardware.

Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. -- Epigrams in Programming, ACM SIGPLAN Sept. 1982