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Comment: Good place to start is these collections (Score 1) 1244 1244

Gollancz in the UK have 2 series, Science Fiction Masterworks and Fantasy Masterworks. There's a good selection of well known and forgotten books in the series. The SF mostly covers from the 1950's onwards while the Fantasy version goes back as far as Dunsany & Eddison. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SF_Masterworks/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_Masterworks/ PS looks like pricing bots have had their way with new copies of them on Amazon.

Comment: Re:So much for build quality... (Score 2) 531 531

If Apple's laptop assembly is anything like Dell's one person is give all the parts and its assembled in one spot. That amount of errors sounds like it was built by a new start and therefore its training/quality that failed. Dell laptop assembly required 10-15 laptops an hour. Servers was 4-5.

Comment: George Hotz OtherOS Crack Jan 2010 (Score 1) 534 534

The removal of the OtherOS option was not the reason for the current crack. The OtherOs was removed because George Hotz figured out a crack involving the OtherOS option. He released that crack in Jan 2010 and Sony removed the option in March 2010. The current cracker crew cracked it in 9 months while having 3 years of people exploring lots of dead ends for them to ignore. Yes, a small percentage of people will use the now open PS3 to run homebrew. 99.99% of people will use the crack to run pirate games. Free always trumps $.

Comment: Re:That's not a rack-mounted server (Score 2, Informative) 160 160

As a former Dell Server operator, systems of that type were expected to be built in 8 to 10 minutes from motherboard install, rear fan, processor, heatsink, ram, CD drive(s), floppy drive, harddrive(s)and cards. And a quick test to make sure it boots. And the guy in the video forgot to connect the floppy drive.

+ - Infinity Ward Wars->

DeWinterZero writes: Bluesnews.com is reporting that that Infinity Ward, creators of the billion dollar selling Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, have lost their studio heads due to allegations of "breaches of contract and insubordination." The owner/publisher is Activision. Its the latest controvery in a long run since the release of the game in November.
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