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PC Games (Games)

+ - Internet Connection Speed Reccomended For Gaming

Submitted by Red Mage 13
Red Mage 13 (791885) writes "I'm considering dumping my current ISP, and the thing that I'm most concerned about is finding a good, cheap connection that will allow me to play last-gen PC games (and Xbox live) without too much lag. Is 640kb/s enough, proving Bill Gates right, or should I splurge on a blisteringly fast connection?"
Programming

+ - I need suggestions for a tech-deprived audience

Submitted by
jmvbxx
jmvbxx writes "This is the situation:

I want to create a series of small applications aimed at the business community in South America. Applications that we, in more developed nations, might take for granted (ex. HR, payroll, CRM, etc). The main problem I have is that M$ has near 100% market penetration with next-to-no awareness, or knowledge, of the basic open source alternatives.


My question is:

Keeping in mind that I am not going to code for a Windows machine, what do you, the community, think would be best solutions? For example, I am seriously considering Rails (w/ MySQL) but now there is so much buzz about Ajax that I don't know which way I should head first.

So, what do you think? What approach would you take? (keeping in mind that I would like to use open technologies, if possible)"
Networking

+ - Proof that women hate men.->

Submitted by
mikeeusa2
mikeeusa2 writes """"Mary Winkler Could Only Serve 60 Days(This is the woman who shot and killed her preacher husband in the back with a shotgun).

Daringest on Sat, 2007-06-09 03:49. informs us:

The trial of Mary Winkler is saddening and disappointing, but it's not surprising. Women get away with murder probably everyday.

The foreman was on the jury this Friday morning on CourtTV. According to him the women on the jury wanted to acquit the murderess. He, the jury foreman, was disappointed by the verdict but said the decision was a compromise since the ten women on the jury wanted to set her free.

Lisa Bloom, host of the CourtTV program and daughter of famed misandrist Gloria Allred, said the defense attorney was smart to keep the platform heels next to the defendant when she was on the stand. Apparently, Mz. Bloom thinks this helped the female jurors to sympathize with and exonerate the murderess. If a man wants his wife or girlfriend to wear heels, he deserves to be killed.

When a man gets married, he gives his wife the right to take his life, as well as his rights and property.

What's interesting is that in another case some months ago, a man was sentenced to eight (8) years in jail for trespassing in a women's apartment and trying on her underwear. So women believe a man who tries on her underwear should be jailed for eight years but a woman has a right to kill a man just because she feels like it. Where's the "equality" here?""""

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