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+ - Godot Game Engine Released Under MIT License-> 1

Submitted by goruka
goruka (1721094) writes "Godot is a fully featured, open source, MIT licensed, game engine. It focuses on having great tools, and a visual oriented workflow that can deploy to PC, Mobile and Web platforms with no hassle. The editor, language and APIs are feature rich, yet simple to learn. Godot was born as an in-house engine, and was used to publish several work-for-hire commercial titles.

With more than half a million lines of code, Godot is one of the most complex Open Source game engines at the moment, and one of the largest commitments to open source software in recent years. It allows developers to make games under Linux (and other unix variants), Windows and OSX."

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+ - No more fix for bugs on Batman: Arkham Origins, warned Warner Bros Montreal->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Warner Bros Montreal has told to user complaining for bugs in the company official forums that it i'll not issue any more patches to fix bugs in the game, and that its workforce is totally focused on the upcoming DLC.
The official statement says that "if" some future patch fix come i'll be only for "game breaking" issues, the rest of the bugs in the game i'll remain unfixed.
Community users in the forum reacted whit enragement and indignation after the official statement.

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Comment: Re:Massive "scale" is the appropriate term... (Score 1) 304

by Torinir (#43925715) Attached to: Hacker Exposes Evidence of Widespread Grade Tampering In India

Actually, given the consistent spiking at specific grades on the ISC and ICSE charts, there may be some significant "grace" marking going on, and not just at the pass mark, I'm talking larger than normal shifts between valid marks (around the 70's and 90's). Both the ISC and ICSE tests are 40 questions on every subject, so there shouldn't be any marks at 96, 98 and 99 too, yet those graphs suggest that some students did get those marks.

Comment: Apple may have a problem, Houston... (Score 5, Informative) 316

by Torinir (#41434541) Attached to: Apple Wants Another $707 Million From Samsung

Apple might have a hard time asking for more money from that judgment when Samsung has valid claims which could lead to a retrial.

Of note: the table of references point to cases of jury misconduct, even though the arguments by Samsung were redacted. Bet on this judgment being tossed out fast.

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+ - Congress members attempting to distance themselves->

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Local ID10T
Local ID10T writes "According to the BBC:

Eight US lawmakers have withdrawn their backing from anti-piracy laws, amid "blackout" protests on thousands of internet sites.

The list of senators no longer backing PIPA includes Senator Marco Rubio (R) from Florida, Senator Roy Blunt (R) from Missouri, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R), and Senator Ben Cardin (D) of Maryland.

In the House of Representatives, Ben Quayle (R) of Arizona, Lee Terry (R) of Nebraska, Dennis Ross (R) of Florida, and Tim Holden (D) of Pennsylvania said they were no longer supporting SOPA.

Not a good day to be associated with killing the internet I guess..."
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+ - Intel Offers Protection Plan For Overclockers->

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MojoKid writes "Intel today unveiled a pilot program that provides warranty protection to overclockers in the event they get a little bit overzealous with pushing the pedal to the metal. For a fee, Intel will provide a one-time replacement of certain processors that are damaged by overclocking and/or over-volting. It's completely optional and in addition to the original three-year standard warranty that already applies to Intel's retail boxed processors. Intel isn't yet ready to flat-out endorse overclocking but the Santa Clara chip maker is perfectly content to provide a "limited remedy if issues arise as a result of an enthusiast's decision to enable overclocking," for a modest fee, of course. The deal applies to only to certain Extreme Edition and K-series (unlocked) processors currently, in Intel's Core i7 and Core i5 families."
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+ - Hollywood Moguls Stop Obama Donations Over SOPA->

Submitted by bonch
bonch (38532) writes "Hollywood studio chiefs are withholding donations to the Obama campaign after the White House expressed concerns over certain restrictions in the SOPA legislation. Taking it as a 'declaration of war,' studio execs have expressed outrage privately and publicly, with Robert Murdoch writing on Twitter: 'So Obama has thrown in his lot with Silicon Valley paymasters who threaten all software creators with piracy, plain thievery.'"
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+ - German Hackers plan satellite DR solution->

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EliSowash writes "In a move that gives cloud-based Disaster Recovery a whole new perspective, a trio of German hackers have put together a plan to build a space antenna that will keep the Web up and running in case of an event that affects its availability. "The hacker community needs a fallback infrastructure in case of natural and economic disaster to stay connected," according to their site."
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... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"