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Submission + - Obama admits US gun laws are his 'biggest frustration' (

Lexical_Scope writes: In an interview with the BBC President Obama calls his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" both "distressing" and talks about his frustration to pass these laws "even in the face of repeated mass killings". Other quotes included "If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it's less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it's in the tens of thousands".

In the interview the President promised to "keep trying" so everyone who expects the Federal Government to come and get their guns should stay alert.


Submission + - Tired MMORPG Graphics Brought Back To Life (

Lexical_Scope writes: Dark Age of Camelot was released just over 8 years ago and still has a relatively hardcore following. During the intervening years, it's graphics have started to look a little (okay, a lot!) dated in comparison to modern titles. Silakka has used some really innovative techniques to port some of the DAOC maps into the Crysis Graphics Engine with spectacular results. He discusses the technologies and tech used on his blog, which is well worth a read. WARNING: The videos might cause otherwise sane viewers to resub their DAOC accounts...I did :(

One picture is worth 128K words.