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Comment: Re:I see a problem here and it isn't Snowden/Germa (Score 1) 337

by aod7br (#49304037) Attached to: German Vice Chancellor: the US Threatened Us Over Snowden
That's exactly what's happening in Brazil right now. US hacked Petrobras and disclosured only information related to the current political party in power, which has a non-US-aligned view in external affairs AND is not bending to international Multinational Corporations to weaken the work related laws. US also manipulated other local anarchist groups in protesting against government. And we are a friendly, democratic nation... like Germany! Even germany prime minister knew what was happening in Brazil in the world CUP and let a clue scape when she visited my country, Merkel said she would talk to Dilma "to understand the protests in Brazil". Both knew what was happening.. It was the US acting in both countries, Merkels phone was hacked by the US. Hell, US courts even disclosured what US intelligence agencies were doing to Brazil: http://motherboard.vice.com/re... US is waging cyber war in FRIENDLY nation. They call the hacking of GEMATO patriotism, and hacking of sony "cyber terrorism" I do not support communism, socialism or the current pary, but if I were a Brazillian authority I would issue an arrest order for US officiais in Brazil right now. My country is turning into a mess because of US actions. US throwed Brazillian goverment in a coup-de-etat supported by them 30 years ago and now they are doing it again! We are not Panama, we are a 200million nation, the 7th economy of the world. Hey forcing us to the same path they forced Venezuela in. Is there sanity in US government? I work for an american company. I love america and most people is nice and polite. But I fucking HATE the US goverment and OBAMA didnt help, despite my best hopes. Please american people, save us from your goverment, regain the power from the corporations.

Comment: Re:Cool, but why? (Score 1) 114

by aod7br (#48770217) Attached to: Text Editor Created In Minecraft
Keep doing what you like, what you are best. This is how we produce, as a species, the advances, the new insights and the culture we need to understand ourselves. I bet Picasso heard many times "if only you painted that way"... As for the work of the guy in minecraft, that is an AWESOME educational tool. Millions of kids eyes are in minecraft, we must teach them THERE, make them interact and understand devices like the word processor, gate arrays, computers. Its a MUCH better, and interactive, way of learning.

Comment: Attacking GOVERMENT servers under FBI guidance??? (Score 4, Insightful) 59

by aod7br (#47176387) Attached to: How FBI Informant Sabu Helped Anonymous Hack Brazil
Attacking GOVERMENT servers under FBI guidance??? WTF is an internal north american police agency doing messing with brazilian goverment sites?? Omg, long time I dont care to login in slashdot to post something, but here it is:
VA SE FUDER US goverment
Fucking with my country supporting a military coup and keeping those murderers in power for 30 years wasnt enough? You are trying AGAIN to undermine a democratic goverment just because we have a non automatic alignment policy with the US on foreign affairs? Just because we supported democraticaly ELECTED Chaves and others in south america? All american authorities should be considered persona non grata in Brazil, and ALL US goverment agents related to FBI and NSA should be imediately ARRESTED in brazillian soil. I am tired of american goverment double face with friendly nations
Open Source

Linux 2.6.37 Released 135

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-and-improved dept.
diegocg writes "Version 2.6.37 of the Linux kernel has been released. This version includes SMP scalability improvements for Ext4 and XFS, the removal of the Big Kernel Lock, support for per-cgroup IO throttling, a networking block device based on top of the Ceph clustered filesystem, several Btrfs improvements, more efficient static probes, perf support to probe modules, LZO compression in the hibernation image, PPP over IPv4 support, several networking microoptimizations and many other small changes, improvements and new drivers for devices like the Brocade BNA 10GB ethernet, Topcliff PCH gigabit, Atheros CARL9170, Atheros AR6003 and RealTek RTL8712U. The fanotify API has also been enabled. See the full changelog for more details."

Comment: civ V VERY dissapointing to hardcore players (Score 1) 380

by aod7br (#33656412) Attached to: First Reviews of Civilization V
I play civ since Civ1, and Civ4 was the best yet. Not only game mechanics were much polished, it was endless fun playing it online (which is a TOTALLY DIFFERENT game from single player). We online players were hopping for just a civ4 with better graphics (sell point for non-hardcore gamers) and with multiplayer issues solved (host control of joiners, no Out Of Synchs, ban of trolls etc etc). Instead we get a new kind of Civilization Revolutions, which is a game for non-civ players. Sure it will get more people into civ, but WHY THE HELL SHOULD THE FANS BUY IT? No reason at all for us civ4 players to buy this noob game.

The Sun Unleashes Coronal Mass Ejection At Earth 220

Posted by Soulskill
from the return-fire dept.
astroengine writes "Yesterday morning, at 08:55 UT, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory detected a C3-class flare erupt inside a sunspot cluster. 100,000 kilometers away, deep within the solar atmosphere (the corona), an extended magnetic field filled with cool plasma forming a dark ribbon across the face of the sun (a feature known as a 'filament') erupted at the exact same time. It seems very likely that both eruptions were connected after a powerful shock wave produced by the flare destabilized the filament, causing the eruption. A second solar observatory, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, then spotted a huge coronal mass ejection blast into space, straight in the direction of Earth. Solar physicists have calculated that this magnetic bubble filled with energetic particles should hit Earth on August 3, so look out for some intense aurorae — a solar storm is coming."

Too Much Multiplayer In Today's Games? 362

Posted by Soulskill
from the nobody-needed-to-frag-each-other-while-stomping-koopas dept.
hornedrat writes "Gamepro discusses the idea that modern games put too much emphasis on multiplayer, and that players aren't as concerned about it as developers think. 'The current environment encourages developers to unnecessarily toss multiplayer into their games without caring about it — or even considering whether anyone will bother playing it. It’s like they're checking an invisible quota box that demands multiplayer's inclusion.' Personally I agree that too much emphasis is placed on competitive multiplayer. I play online, but only with my brother in games that allow co-operative modes, like Rainbow Six: Vegas and ARMA 2. 'My point isn't that developers shouldn't try and conquer Halo or Call of Duty. We'd never have any progress in this industry if developers didn't compete. Game companies, however, should think carefully about what they want their games to be, and more important, gamers should consider what they want. If a developer wants to eclipse Halo, then by all means, pour that effort into a multiplayer mode that's different.' I would be interested to know how many gamers really care about the multiplayer components of the games they buy."

The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel 228

Posted by samzenpus
from the it-still-beats-toe-drinks dept.
If you have $765 burning a hole in your pocket, and a penchant for drinking alcohol out of a taxidermied animal, the good folks at BrewDog have just the drink for you. Their latest creation, called The End of History, is a 110 proof beer that comes packaged in a variety of small stuffed animals.
Classic Games (Games)

Video Game Legends To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the fierce-competition-between-tetrominoes dept.
killdashnine writes "Last year we discussed the creation of the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum in Ottumwa, Iowa, and a first event in 2009 which brought 3,500 people to witness it. Since then, there's been much progress toward creation of the museum, including the upcoming 'Big Bang 2010' exhibition. Their first event kicks off with formal induction ceremonies, tournaments, record-setting attempts, and an array of concerts from 8-bit music to modern rock. This serves as the first official fundraiser for this new non-profit. Iowa is positioning itself as the Video Game Capital of the World. While some sneer and scoff at this, pointing to LA or Seattle as gaming giants and rightful heirs to the title, the real goal is not to glorify software developers but rather to memorialize the 'heroes of video games,' from the iconic Pac Man to pioneers such as Ralph Baer." Here's a list of this year's inductees. Who gets your vote for next year?

"Take that, you hostile sons-of-bitches!" -- James Coburn, in the finale of _The_President's_Analyst_