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XBox (Games)

Submission + - Bioshock goes gold

wiggles writes: Title says it all. From the press release: "2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO), announced today that BioShock(TM) has gone to gold master exclusively for the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system and Games For Windows"
The Internet

Submission + - Hunting via the Internet idea DOA

Radon360 writes: The fairly recent concept of hunting animals via the internet has been met with swift legislation to prevent the idea from becoming a reality in many states. According to this Wall Street Journal article 33 states have already enacted bans and a federal ban is in the works. One of the cited reasons for the expediency is that there is no real opposition to enacting such a prohibition. Most notably, the NRA also supports these bans, though for different reasons than animal rights groups. While sportsman groups have generally come out in favor of such legislation, they are keeping a watchful eye out for the potential of broadly written laws that might impact conventional hunting methods. Just in case you might have been thinking about starting up a site to allow others to go sport-fishing over the internet, California has already banned this practice as well.

Submission + - Track down and squash pesky PHP bugs

An anonymous reader writes: Tracking down bugs in PHP code can be a challenge. But if you have a development system and can install Xdebug, squashing those bugs becomes a lot easier. Xdebug can show a stack trace, dump even complex variables, track memory usage over time, and allow you to conduct an effective post-mortem when an error or crash occurs. This is a good way to get introduced to PHP tools that simplify your PHP debugging.

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