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Comment: Re:Old games (Score 3, Insightful) 190

by TheAndruu (#30750144) Attached to: Game Endings Going Out of Style?
For a lot of us, we were kids in those times we look back at those old games, and as kids, we had so little other things going on that we could focus our determination on finishing those games. Now other items take priority, like work and family. Plus most kids I knew growing up only had a few games, since you had to wait for birthdays or other holidays to get those games you really wanted. And since our attention was divided among only a few games, we'd often pick our favorite and play it over and over. Now I can just go out and buy a new game whenever I want, cutting down the replay time of old games.

Comment: Sprint doesn't hide this (Score 1) 1

by TheAndruu (#29529023) Attached to: Sprint Blackberry Tethering Cut Off
Sprint makes it clear that tethering is not included in their 'Everything Data' plan. See details here: http://nextelonline.nextel.com/en/stores/popups/simply_everything_popup.shtml "Phone as modem or tethering: not included." However, I know that with Sprint, you can circumvent this with a Palm Pre if you download the "MyTether" application. Perhaps you had a bad experience with with just one sales rep. Sprint also guarantees a refund within 30 days to cancel your plan, if you want to go that route. Or you may be better off getting a Pre anyway ;)
Games

Mass Effect 2 Announced For Early 2010 72

Posted by Soulskill
from the allegedly-no-holds-barred dept.
Bioware has confirmed rumors that development for the sequel to Mass Effect is well under way, and they're planning on a release in early 2010. They mentioned PC and Xbox 360 versions of the game, but no information was given about a possible PS3 version. CVG has a write-up of what we know about Mass Effect 2 so far. Quoting: "In the shooting department the developer's official announcement promises 'intensified combat' and 'expanded weapon options.' We're hoping some of the work goes on improving the game's shooting mechanics, which were solid enough but could certainly do with some polishing to meet 2010 standards — especially in the cover system department. As for 'expanded weapon options,' we can only assume this refers to the in-depth gun tweaking and customisation options available in Mass Effect 1."
Data Storage

AnandTech Gives the Skinny On Recent SSD Offerings 96

Posted by timothy
from the they're-small-and-quiet-the-end dept.
omnilynx writes "With capacity on the rise and prices falling, solid state drives are finally starting to compete with traditional hard drives. However, there are still several issues to take into account when moving to an SSD, not to mention choosing between a widening array of offerings. Anand Lal Shimpi of AnandTech does a better job than anyone could expect detailing those issues (especially those related to performance) and reviewing the new offerings in the SSD arena. Intel's X25 series comes out on top for sheer speed, but OCZ makes a surprise turnaround with its Vertex drive giving perhaps the best value."
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Securing PHP Web Applications 229 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the protect-ya-neck dept.
Michael J. Ross writes "The owners and the developers of typical Web sites face a quandary, one often unrecognized and unstated: They generally want their sites' contents and functionality to be accessible to everyone on the Internet, yet the more they open those sites, the more vulnerable they can become to attackers of all sorts. In their latest book, Securing PHP Web Applications, Tricia and William Ballad argue that PHP is an inherently insecure language, and they attempt to arm PHP programmers with the knowledge and techniques for making the sites they develop as secure as possible, short of disconnecting them from the Internet." Keep reading for the rest of Michael's review.

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