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Comment: Re:Here is a thought (Score 4, Insightful) 69

by Knight Thrasher (#19434099) Attached to: LEGO MMOG Named and Given a Launch Window

You're posting on /. - how could you possibly not see the irony in a post like this?

Slashdot - Geeks sitting inside on computers telling kids to go play outside!

=V

But more to the point on topic - kids are going to play video games, no matter how hard we shake our canes or yell at them to play on our lawns. I would rather kids have the option of playing a LEGO based MMO than, say, a GTA based MMO.

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+ - Top tech tips for working from home

Submitted by Moore Law
Moore Law (666) writes "Friday was national 'work from home' day in the UK and silicon.com marked the occasion by banishing the entire editorial team from the office — making do with home broadband connections and/or wi-fi at the local Starbucks. WFH — as it's known — is more than just a chance to skive at home — according to this columnist, it's also "one way to help cut carbon emissions". But this brave new world of work is not without pitfalls and misconceptions — "working from home, so goes the joke, begins with BBC Breakfast News and ends with The Simpsons... taking in Bargain Hunt, a pub lunch and an afternoon nap along the way"... But there are also plenty of practical matters to consider — as these 10 top tips show."

Device Developed To Help Socially Challenged 327

Posted by Zonk
from the insert-your-own-self-referential-joke-here dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A device from MIT Media Labs that can pick up on people's emotions is being developed to help people with autism relate to those around them. It will alert its autistic user if the person they are talking to starts showing signs of getting bored or annoyed." From the article: "The 'emotional social intelligence prosthetic' device, which El Kaliouby is constructing along with MIT colleagues Rosalind Picard and Alea Teeters, consists of a camera small enough to be pinned to the side of a pair of glasses, connected to a hand-held computer running image recognition software plus software that can read the emotions these images show. If the wearer seems to be failing to engage his or her listener, the software makes the hand-held computer vibrate."

George Lucas Predicts Death of Big Budget Movies 561

Posted by Hemos
from the the-death-kneel-is-coming dept.
H_Fisher writes "Before the red carpet had cooled at last night's Academy Awards, George Lucas told the New York Daily News that big-budget movies will soon be history. From the article: "'The market forces that exist today make it unrealistic to spend $200 million on a movie,' said Lucas, a near-billionaire from his feverishly franchised outer-space epics. 'Those movies can't make their money back anymore. Look at what happened with King Kong.'" Lucas' prediction: "In the future, almost everything that gets shown in theaters will be indie movies ... I predict that by 2025 the average movie will cost only $15 million.""
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Journal: Woah. I have a Slashdot Journal.

Journal by Knight Thrasher
I never noticed this before. Very interesting.

Well, if you're wondering who and what I am and have journied this far to find out, my name is Dave, I'm 22, married, father to 3 (1 son, 2 daughters) and in the software world of support while I work towards my bachelors part-time around work and family. CCNA certified, CCNP sooner or later, some Win2K MCSE, personal experience, a little of this and that and here I am.

Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"

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