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Comment: Lord of the Rings Online is the one you want (Score 1) 480

by Saltheart (#36361328) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

I think that LOTRO is very well suited for the young, especially if you start out in the Shire as a hobbit, which is a very charming place. Although it does have some "scary" areas, such as the Barrow downs (wights and such). You develop virtues such as Compassion, Charity, Honesty, Innocence, etc that adds to your abilities. You don't get killed, you get defeated. And yes, it is multiplayer. And the artwork of some of the areas are just beautiful. I especially like the elven areas. Falathlorn and Rivendel are very nice, and Lothlorien (a high level area) is just breathtaking in my opinion.

It's good for old timers too. I love the game, and I'm almost 49 years old.


15-Year-Old Student Discovers New Pulsar 103

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the sky-isn't-the-limit dept.
For the second time in as many years, a student has made a discovery while participating in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC), a joint program between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and West Virginia University designed to get students and teachers involved in analyzing data from the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). This time it was high school sophomore Shay Bloxton, who discovered a brand new pulsar. "For Bloxton, the pulsar discovery may be only her first in a scientific career. 'Participating in the PSC has definitely encouraged me to pursue my dream of being an astrophysicist,' she said, adding that she hopes to attend West Virginia University to study astrophysics. Late last year, another West Virginia student, from South Harrison High School, Lucas Bolyard, discovered a pulsar-like object called a rotating radio transient. His discovery also came through participation in the PSC."

Apple Orders 10 Million Tablets? 221

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the pricepoint-better-be-right dept.
Arvisp writes "According to a blog post by former Google China president Kai-Fu Lee, Apple plans to produce nearly 10 million tablets in the still-unannounced product's first year. If Lee's blog post is to be believed, Apple plans to sell nearly twice as many tablets as it did iPhones in the product's first year."

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