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+ - RoboHash turns any string into a Robot->

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E1ven
E1ven writes "Robohash is a quick web service that makes it easy to provide unique, robot/alien/monster/whatever images for any text.
Put in any text, such as IP address, email, filename, userid, or whatever else you like, and get back a pretty image for your site.

With hundreds of millions of variations, Robohash is the among the leading robot-based hashing tools on the web."

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Comment: Good Start! (Score 1) 168

by E1ven (#37222716) Attached to: PS3 <em>Counter-Strike</em> To Support Keyboard and Mouse

This is a great start, but I'd like to see them backport the KB/Mouse to their older games as well.
I've always been a PC gamer, but this is step in the right direction. They could port it to Portal 2 with a Software patch, and I'd be a happy guy.

If more companies did this, the PS3 would be an obvious buy for me..
I also like the openness Sony's had with their PSN, and I like that I can buy Portal 2 for PS3, and get a Steam version for free.

Sony is a bunch of asshats in lots of areas, but they're doing OK on this part.

GNUStep

+ - Sony released new platform built on GNUstep->

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E1ven
E1ven writes "Sony has released a new open development platform for consumer devices, based on the GNUstep codebase. From their site-The foundation upon which this project is base comes from the GNUstep community, whose origin dates back to the OpenStep standard developed by NeXT Computer Inc (now Apple Computer Inc.). While Apple has continued to update their specification in the form of Cocoa and Mac OS X, the GNUstep branch of the tree has diverged considerably."
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Comment: Re:why buy WoG through Steam, instead of NOT throu (Score 1) 572

by E1ven (#32185842) Attached to: Steam Client for Mac Launches, Linux Client On the Way

I GREATLY prefer to buy games through Steam, and will often pay a premium to do so. It gives me the convenience of being able to download it on any PC I go to; It's in my list, along with every other game.
I don't need to store the DMG or ISO, and go through a manual install process. It's all there, in one place, easy as pie, and ready to move across systems.

Earth

+ - Nanowire Solar Cells to Solve Energy Crisis?

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Can cheap silicon nanowire solar cells that are 98 percent plastic solve the energy crisis? In principle yes: enough energy falls on the Earth from the Sun in a single hour to power the entire world's electricity grid for a year, if only we could economically capture and convert it--at least, that's what the scientists say. But of course, that would mean paving half the Earth (the sunlit side) with perfectly efficient solar cells. The sad truth is that even the best silicon solar cells are only about 25 percent efficient, plus their cost would be astronomical to deploy on a large scale. However, Caltech now claims to have solved both these problems with super-effiecient plastic solar cells that it promises will be dirt cheap--since they are 98 percent plastic and only 2 percent silicon--plus will be even more efficient that silicon due to embedded nanotechnology that harvests from 85-to-98 percent of the incident light across the entire spectrum (unlike silicon solar cells which must be tuned to a specific frequency of light--yellow for Southers states or blue for Northern)."
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+ - Longest Pi Day Ever!!! 3

Submitted by Tater Butt37
Tater Butt37 (1758746) writes "On March 14, 2015, it's Pi Day! At 9:26:53.589, it will be the longest Pi Day ever! This only happens once in a lifetime! The date will be 3.141592653589!!!! If you're a real nerd, you won't miss it!"
Businesses

+ - Creative Commons launches CC+ License->

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E1ven
E1ven writes "Creative Commons has released their CC+ protocol, which provides a way for authors to allow other people to commercially reuse their work, and give them a pre-negotiated fee or percentage. It makes it easy for people to release the Material under CC-No-Commercial, and then have a way to charge for commercial use if companies are interested."
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