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Comment Re:Generous Author (Score 1) 395

I also got a copy of the book for free about a year or two ago from winning a contest on GameDev.net. I'm not much of a fiction reader but I gave it a shot. My review is overwhelmingly positive. I can count with one hand how many books I've read that I truly, truly enjoyed and this is one of them. It really did hook me in a way that few books ever have. I gave this book to my mother (who can barely use a computer) and she loved it just as much as I did. I highly recommend this book to anyone, geek or non-geek alike.

Comment Great for Obama (Score 5, Insightful) 918

I'm an Obama supporter living in Texas and I think this is actually a great thing to have both McCain and Obama's names removed from the ballot. Texas is a very conservative state, which makes my vote here virtually worthless. But if neither is on the ballot, then the chances of Obama winning the state because of write-ins or Barr (or another 3rd party candidate) winning because their name is on the ballot increases. Basically if John McCain doesn't win Texas, its a very deep blow for him and this lawsuit is pretty much the only shot we have at it.

When will we abolish this stupid electoral college?
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Debunking reasons not to open source game projects->

FreeGamer writes: "There are many significant indie game projects that are committed to creating a quality free game where the developers are afraid of the consequences of making the development public by publishing the project under an open source license. The reasons for declining to open source a project are usually bogus. Over the years I've tried to change the minds of several game project developers, usually met with stubborn resistance. Hopefully this article can help projects earlier on in their development cycle before people have committed themselves to keeping their free game project as a closed source one."
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Enlightenment

Submission + - why exercise boosts brainpower

aditi writes: CNN reports that exercise boosts brainpower by building new brain cells in a brain region linked with memory and memory loss.
Tests on mice showed they grew new brain cells in a brain region called the dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus that is known to be affected in the age-related memory decline that begins around age 30 for most humans.Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging scans to help document the process in mice — and then used MRIs to look at the brains of people before and after exercise.They found the same patterns, which suggests that people also grow new brain cells when they exercise.

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