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Comment: Re:OpenSimulator (Score 1) 237

by trinity93 (#38522330) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Tools For Teaching High School Kids How To Make Games?

It supports everything sl supports and more you just have to add them from third parties if its not there by default. Its sorta like you have to do with content management systems. there are add ons that people in the community make. and did i mention its all free. Another thing to consider is how many 3d apps are multi user and can be shared in a geographically dispersed way? There is a reason several major collages and universities use this tech right now to do what the OP was looking for.

Biotech

Making Fuel With Newspapers and Bacteria 185

Posted by Soulskill
from the finally-a-use-for-newspapers-in-the-internet-age dept.
Debuting on the front page, Lifyre writes "Scientists at Tulane have found a natural bacteria (dubbed TU-103) that produces butanol. While butanol-producing bacteria aren't new, there are a few important points about this particular bacterium. It is the first natural bacteria that converts cellulose directly to butanol without the cellulose needing to be processed into sugar first, and it can do this in the presence of oxygen, which kills other butanol-producing bacteria. The simplification of the process could significantly decrease the production costs of butanol. This bacteria could allow virtually any plant product, such as newspaper or grass clippings, to be used to produce fuel for conventional vehicles."
XBox (Games)

Early Kinect Games Kill Buyers' Access To Xbox Live 111

Posted by Soulskill
from the enjoy-those-support-calls dept.
Stoobalou writes "Microsoft's Kinect motion controller isn't due to ship until November 4th, but one retailer has jumped the gun, leaving a number of gamers with a bit of a quandary. The un-named distributor has sent what Microsoft describes as 'a very small number' of Kinect systems to lucky buyers who might not consider themselves quite so lucky if they try to use the device and its bundled games. Installing the games will require a firmware upgrade, which is nothing out of the ordinary, but in this case the upgrade hasn't yet been released. Attempting to install the non-existent update seems to fool the console into thinking you are trying to play a pirated game and locks the user out of Microsoft's Xbox Live on-line service."

Comment: Re:Mark of the Beast (Score 1) 166

by Nynaeve (#33529782) Attached to: Biometric IDs For Every Indian Citizen

the "right hand" is the fingerprint, and the "forehead" is the retinal scan. Think of it from John's perspective. What he saw were people scanning their fingers and eyes, and he described it as best he could.

all it would take is a national rationing system like in time of worldwide disaster to make it true.
21 Dec 2012. I wish it were just silly Mayan prophecy, but it isn't. You will see prophecy fulfilled.

Comment: Re:Should I quote from the book of Revelations? (Score 1) 166

by Nynaeve (#33529718) Attached to: Biometric IDs For Every Indian Citizen

The number of the beast is meant to be understood using the concepts of the time in which it is relevant. In this case, my guess is ASCII. Maybe it's just coincidence, but:
B + I + L + L + G + A + T + E +S + III
66 + 73 + 76 + 76 + 71 + 65 + 84 + 69 + 83 + 3 = 666

I do not think that trying to use Greek numbering is relevant, though.

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