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Building a Homemade Nuclear Reactor In NYC 219 219

yukk writes "Mark Suppes, a web developer for Gucci, is working on his own personal fusion reactor. His work in a NYC warehouse using $35,000 of his own money and $4,000 raised on a website has made him the 38th independent researcher recognized as creating a working fusion reactor. How's that for a hobby?"
Windows

Microsoft Kills Support For XP SP2 315 315

Trailrunner7 writes "Microsoft's announcement this week that it is preparing to end support for machines running Windows XP SP2 not only represents a challenge for the thousands of businesses still running SP2, but also is the end of an era for both Microsoft and its customers. It wasn't until 2004 that the final release of XP SP2 hit the streets, but when it did, it represented a huge step forward in security for Windows users. It wasn't necessarily the feature set that mattered as much as the fact that the protections were enabled by default and taken out of the users' hands."
Nintendo

Nintendo To Take On Piracy In 3-D 249 249

crimeandpunishment writes "Nintendo says when its new handheld game device with 3-D technology comes out, it will have beefed-up anti-piracy measures. For obvious reasons, the company is keeping tight-lipped on the specifics. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata says they're not only concerned about software piracy, but also a growing tolerance for it. He said, 'We fear a kind of thinking is become widespread that paying for software is meaningless.'"

Comment: Re:Microsoft the tar-baby (Score 1) 215 215

Once you start with MS your paths close up until the only remaining one is: they own you. Maybe if Novell had stayed away from Microsoft they'd be doing better now. Red Hat is doing really very well.

Not true, Apple was once close to Microsoft. M$ even bought shares from Apple but now, Apple is a big competitor.

Games

New Assassin's Creed Next Year, Will Have Multiplayer 56 56

Ubisoft has announced that the next stand-alone Assassin's Creed title will come out next year, and it will be the first in the series to come with an online multiplayer mode. The company also said it will be "shoring up its focus on competitive AAA core titles on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3" in the coming year, making mention of upcoming releases for the Tom Clancy game series and a new Prince of Persia title.

Comment: change code (Score 1) 369 369

I'm I the only one thinking that Microsoft should buy the source code of an OS like SkyOS? It's already reasonnably working well and they could throw all their programmers into it to make it usable and workable for PC. I think this way would be better than sticking with and old os that keep adding layer of complexity everytime there's a new version.

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