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Comment: Generic blog design (Score 1) 69

by a2ms (#45006607) Attached to: You're Invited: Take a Look At Slashdot's New Beta
Sorry, but the new design looks very generic, like any other mediocre tech blog. I feel like I am seeing too many images instead of the summaries, I like slashdot because I can just open it and read to the point, now I have to scroll through useless images. Also where are the controls for filtering comments? and the scores for each comment seems to be gray-out, which in my opinion makes the moderating system irrelevant. Finally the design seems to be optimized for small screens, but in a big screen with a big resolution, I fill that all the text in the article and comments is crammed into a column which is about 1/4th of the screen. I hope you consider the feedback and make changes accordingly.

Microsoft Shows Full 3D XNA Games On Windows Phone 70

Posted by Soulskill
from the xbox-live-mini dept.
suraj.sun writes "Microsoft has shown off XNA games running on Windows Phone; full 3D is a go. From Engadget: 'Microsoft just showed us a pair of 3D games running on its ASUS Windows Phone prototype and built with its brand new XNA Game Studio 4.0 9. The two titles are The Harvest, a good looking touch-controlled dungeon crawler with destructible environments, being developed by Luma Arcade; and Battle Punks. Microsoft spoke to the ease of its Direct3D development platform, which was built by the same folks responsible for the first-gen Xbox. What we saw of The Harvest was built in "two or three weeks," mostly from scratch, and folks who've already built games for XNA in VisualStudio shouldn't have much trouble with a port from the sound of things: "very, very easy," said Microsoft. Right now developers can do their testing in Windows, but there should be a Windows Phone 7 Series emulator out for devs eventually.'"

Puzzle In xkcd Book Finally Cracked 90

Posted by kdawson
from the be-there-or-be-somewhere-else dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After a little over five months of pondering, xkcd fans have cracked a puzzle hidden inside Randall Munroe's recent book xkcd: volume 0. Here is the start of the thread on the xkcd forums; and here is the post revealing the final message (a latitude and longitude plus a date and time)."

Comment: Why did Google used IE? (Score 1) 318

by a2ms (#30790752) Attached to: IE 0-Day Flaw Used In Chinese Attack
Why do everybody concentrates on blaming IE and Microsoft.. this attack was to Google.. and I thought they only hired smart people. And they even have their own BROWSER!! so why the hell was anybody using IE inside Google? I mean if they need to test their things for IE that's alright, but browsing other stuff... then the idiot who did that should be punished... Finally i get there were other vulnerabilities exploited, but this specific one shouldn't happen inside the "company that leads the future"...

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