If you are retired, why not take the chance on $20 vs a sure $5 you don't need?
But TFA says exactly the opposite occurred--"older adults tended to prefer to lock in guaranteed earnings over gambling on a bigger win".
The noteworthy part of the study is not simply that the elderly made less money, but that their decisions were inconsistent and irrational.
As a matter of fact, there's still an active community that plays multiplayer Master of Orion 2 games over the Internet (via dosbox). Anyone interested, check out #moo2 on QuakeNet IRC.
I use screen protectors on any device with a stylus. Gorilla glass is good enough for everything else (including my phone).
With the exception of Angry Birds (great for killing time on public transport) what smart phone games have original ideas
Angry Birds isn't even original. It's pretty much just a colorful reskin of flash games like Castle Clout and Crush the Castle, which predate it by a year or so.
It's only in cleartext during installation, and only while the password field has focus. This is hardly something to get up in arms about, unless you regularly re-install your OS in front of a crowd.
I have to second this. I had been looking to upgrade an aging 1600x1200 LCD for a while, but the only affordable monitors I could find were 1080p and I really couldn't justify an "upgrade" that actually lost me vertical resolution.
I finally picked up a U2412M last year, and have been extremely pleased with it. Thinking about grabbing another to replace the mediocre Hitachi serving as my 2nd display.
At least here, they're going after someone who was systematically and deliberately distributing copyrighted content, rather than just some poor kid running bittorrent.
How about the Nintendo DS? Speaking from personal experience here--I've written (or ported) several DS homebrew projects.
Sure, there's plenty of emulators, and ports of popular (and less popular) classic games. And the obligatory linux port, not that it's useful for much besides bash and ssh.
But there's plenty of original games too. There's also ebook readers, music and movie players, utilities to backup retail game saves, drawing/coloring apps*, music creation tools, and more.
* One of these, Colors!, later became a rather successful commercial title for the 3DS.
I had the same reaction to Unity as most people... at first. When I first upgraded to 11.04, I found Unity annoying to use, even on my touchscreen laptop.
However, they've been steadily improving it, and to be perfectly honest I rather like Unity as of 12.04. The Dash is slick, the HUD is a great new feature, and I've always been a fan of the more minimalist window managers anyway. My only significant complaint is that I refuse to give up sloppy mouse focus, which renders the global menubar completely useless (so I reverted to the old menubars).
In an era of "Secret Questions" and facebook, we really don't need to worry about passwords. Those SQs are the bigger problem
This. I will occasionally put in long strings of random characters for websites that ask these questions, and just accept that if I ever legitimately forget my password, the account is gone forever.
That's a great way to describe the situation. Wish I had some mod points.
My personal machines are all named after characters from the Commander Keen series.
At my last job we used Warcraft III heroes. At my current job I used Transformers, until we hired a full-time linux admin who rotated those out in favor of boring functional names.
ubuntu is to debian as firefox is to gecko
Nobody uses Gecko directly. Debian isn't just a good base for building an operating system, it's a pretty good one already.