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+ - Space Quest fans create retro adventure game to support new SpaceVenture-> 9

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Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "A team of fans has released a short retro point-and-click adventure game titled "Pledge Quest I: The SpaceVenture Adventure" to rally support for the new Kickstarter from Space Quest creators, the Two Guys from Andromeda. The game features its protagonist, Bea (named for Roger Wilco's love interest in the Space Quest series), completing a series of puzzles that culminate in her logging on to her computer and making a pledge in support of the upcoming sci-fi/comedy SpaceVenture game from the Two Guys. The "Pledge Quest" game was conceptualized and developed by fans in just a few short days, in hope that it would rally support for the Two Guys' SpaceVenture (which reaches its deadline on June 12)."
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Games

+ - Space Quest Creators Kickstarting New Sci-Fi Adventure->

Submitted by
Decaffeinated Jedi
Decaffeinated Jedi writes "The Two Guys from Andromeda, creators of Sierra's Space Quest series, have reunited after twenty years, and they're collaborating on a new SpaceVenture. Like the recent Leisure Suit Larry revival, the Two Guys are relying on crowdfunding through Kickstarter to get their new sci-fi adventure game off the ground. They've already released one prototype in HTML5, and they plan to release more as the project meets future funding milestones."
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Sci-Fi

+ - I saw the BSG Finale and thought it was:

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Poll idea: I saw the season finale of Battlestar Galactica and thought it was: (1) Fracking awesome! (2) Fracking awful! (3) You've got to be fracking kidding me! (4) A good reminder to be nice to my Roomba (5) Hard to see over Cowboyneal's shoulders"

Comment: 15 year old keyboard (Score 1) 523

by Pilferer (#26261821) Attached to: The Best Keyboards For Every Occasion

I still use my 15 year old AT-style "Keypro" brand keyboard. It's not as loud as an IBM Model M, but feels just as nice. Better.

(I try really hard not to think about how gross it must be under the keys...)

Every other keyboard I've used feels plastic and cheap.

The same goes for my awesome 7 year old Viewsonic PF790 monitor, and my 10 year old Microsoft IntelliMouse. I'll be really sad when one of these finally die.

As I've gotten older, I've learned: if you like something a lot, buy a second one! Some day, they won't make them anymore.

My Keypro will probably last another 15 years, but I have a feeling my next computer won't have a PS/2 port. I don't know how well it will work chained with AT->PS2->USB adapters.

Sci-Fi

+ - EVE Online Has been hacked

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jkcity
jkcity writes "on the 19/10/2007the EVE Online servers were taken down for 10 hours after it was discovered, that someone had hacked into the CCP network and managed to gain direct entry to the eve online databses and used the access to add stuff to his account in eve online. There were many rumours during the outages as they took down all websites and only form of communication was from IRC chat channels which no one knew if was actually real or not."
Intel

+ - Intel Demos Core 2 Extreme QX9650, Benchmarks->

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MojoKid
MojoKid writes "Intel demonstrated a dual socket gaming rig at IDF this week, based on their Skulltrail platform with the X38 chipset. The interesting thing about this machine wasn't just that it had 45nm quad-core CPUs in its sockets and PCI Express 2.0 capable slots but also that it was running a pair of NVIDIA graphics cards in SLI. That's right, SLI on an Intel chipset. No word whether or not X38 would officially be supported with SLI just yet. In fact, NVIDIA representatives noted Intel was buying NVIDIA nForce 100 SLI Southbridges just for this one motherboard model."
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Software

BitTorrent Closes Source Code 390

Posted by samzenpus
from the taking-my-toys-and-going-home dept.
An anonymous reader writes ""There are two issues people need to come to grips with," BitTorrent CEO Ashwin Narvin told Slyck.com. "Developers who produce open source products will often have their product repackaged and redistributed by businesses with malicious intent. They repackage the software with spyware or charge for the product. We often receive phone calls from people who complain they have paid for the BitTorrent client." As for the protocol itself, that too is closed, but is available by obtaining an SDK license."
Businesses

+ - Pop a pill: forget bad memories

Submitted by wile_e_wonka
wile_e_wonka (934864) writes "
An amnesia drug that blocks or deletes bad memories is under development by researchers at Harvard and McGill University (in Montreal). The technique seems to allow psychiatrists to disrupt the biochemical pathways that allow a memory to be recalled.

In a new study, published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, the drug propranolol is used along with therapy to "dampen" memories of trauma victims. They treated 19 accident or rape victims for ten days, during which the patients were asked to describe their memories of the traumatic event that had happened 10 years earlier. Some patients were given the drug, while others were given a placebo.

A week later, they found that patients given the drug showed fewer signs of stress when recalling their trauma.

I feel like I have seen this somewhere."
United States

+ - New Laws Require U.S. Flags to be Made in the USA

Submitted by prakslash
prakslash (681585) writes "AP is reporting that new laws are being passed in various State Legislatures that will require every American flag sold in the USA be domestically produced. The law's sponsor, Democratic Rep. Tom Rukavina, said that the 'The biggest honor that you can give the flag is that it be made by American workers in the United States of America'. On the other hand, according to Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland, under World Trade Organization standards, the U.S. government can't treat foreign products less favorably than those produced within its boundaries."
Worms

+ - AT&T's worms

Submitted by
Keith Stevens
Keith Stevens writes "From http://www.usispa.org/principles.html

under US ISPA FOUNDING PRINCIPLES
and Security, Privacy, and Cybercrime

The last point is:

US ISPA is strongly opposed to the transmission of "spam."
Spam degrades networks, generates customer complaints, and
imposes significant costs on ISPs and their customers.

And the point I want to make is:

Spam is sent from worm or virus infected computers known
as bots or zombies. I have solid evidence that proves AT&T,
a member of US ISPA, is not in the least interested in
blocking or cleaning worm infected computers running on
their customers computers. Michael Standard, Vice Chair
of US ISPA, is Senior Counsel for AT&T in San Antonio, Texas. (it figures)"
Education

+ - Things you didn't know you could do with Wikipedia->

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An anonymous reader writes "Neomeme writes "You probably know Wikipedia as the world's largest encyclopedia, suitable for research on most any topic. You know you can look up terms, but what you may not know is that Wikipedia features a ton of other information that can do a lot more than help you with that research paper.""
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Announcements

+ - SDF Public Access UNIX System Celebrates 20 Years->

Submitted by
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones writes "It was on June 16th, 1987 that the SDF-1 received its first caller at
300bps. This little Apple ][e BBS of the late 80s turned into a Public
Access UNIX System with the demise of "killer.dallas.tx.us" during the
"Operation Sundevil" raids. Since then it has grown to become the oldest
and largest continually operating PUBNIX on the planet.""

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