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+ - Godot Game Engine 1.1 Released->

Submitted by goruka
goruka writes: After half a year of work, Godot, the most advanced open source self-contained game development environment reached version 1.1. This game engine is a community developed effort to produce an open (and no strings attached) alternative to large commercial software such as Unity and Unreal. This release focuses on improvements to the 2D engine so all features used by modern 2D games are implemented. A video showcase with all the new work is available.
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Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New Monthly Record 372

Posted by samzenpus
from the it's-getting-hot-in-here dept.
mrflash818 writes: For the first time since we began tracking carbon dioxide in the global atmosphere, the monthly global average concentration of carbon dioxide gas surpassed 400 parts per million in March 2015, according to NOAA's latest results. “It was only a matter of time that we would average 400 parts per million globally,” said Pieter Tans, lead scientist of NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network. “We first reported 400 ppm when all of our Arctic sites reached that value in the spring of 2012. In 2013 the record at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Observatory first crossed the 400 ppm threshold. Reaching 400 parts per million as a global average is a significant milestone."

Comment: Re:Crap hardware, not surprising (Score 0) 192

by Svartalf (#49010265) Attached to: Xenon Flashes Can Make New Raspberry Pi 2 Freeze and Reboot

Define "better". So very few devices work well for things in the $35 category. You typically have to spend double that for similar gear- and IT isn't any better- they're all bare boards and each have gotchas gallore for their use.

Most people aren't going to shell out $500 or more for the board that accounts for all the possible concerns- which is what you get to pay for someone to have done most of the gotcha removals on the design. Well, unless they're building a system to commercially control an industrial CNC machine or the like...

Comment: Re:He-3 mining? (Score 3, Interesting) 283

by Svartalf (#48969423) Attached to: FAA Could Extend Property Rights On the Moon Through Regulation

SMH... You do know what He3 is, right? It's a Helium Isotope.

Helium's melting point

Absolute Zero

Helium freezes at just a degree above Absolute Zero. The dark side of the moon's entirely too warm for frozen He3. It's sequestered in the regolith of the Moon's Surface and is constantly replenished over time by the Solar Wind.

I guess I shouldn't expect is /. after all.

Comment: Re:He-3 mining? (Score 2) 283

by Svartalf (#48969315) Attached to: FAA Could Extend Property Rights On the Moon Through Regulation

It's sequestered in the regolith and rock on the surface. You could call it mining, since that's the same premise behind most mining- you peel rock/sand out, you extract what you were after and leave behind tailings. Fortunately it's largely in the regolith, so you wouldn't disturb it too much and the Sun's always in the process of replacing it over time. You could also call it extraction- which would also be accurate.

Comment: Re:Demand (Score 5, Insightful) 224

by Svartalf (#48939129) Attached to: New Study Says Governments Should Ditch Reliance On Biofuels

They're all fatally flawed. The biggest problem with biofuels as they currently are is that we're not really doing them right. We're taking food and converting it to fuel- when we should be producing the fuel as a recycling process which isn't the same thing and isn't as "polluting" and the like. It's not a solution, per se, to fuel- but it is a solution to convert what'd go into landfills and the like into something else useful as it can be used for fuel and feedstock for plastics, medicine, etc.

One good suit is worth a thousand resumes.