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ASCII Portal In the Works 82

Posted by Soulskill
from the we-do-what-we-must-because-we-can dept.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun points out a video showing Portal, redone with ASCII graphics. It's still in development, but appears to be quite far along. Its creator, Cymon, says on his website, "I have Windows XP, so all binaries will by default be for Windows. But I will also be including the source code with the distribution and am doing my best to write it cross-platform compatible, so it should compile in Linux and Mac. I've had successful builds done in Linux." He also talks in detail about his design plans and ideas.
It's funny.  Laugh.

+ - A Truly Useless Web 2.0 Service

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Jaggo
Jaggo writes "Creating his 10,000th account broke Jim Whimpey down, and so he decided to create his own web 2.0 service.
From the website: "Today's web is crazy. Open ID is a pipe dream. Every direction you turn you're forced to create yet another account. Most of the time it's for one of those throw-away web startups created 10 times a day, but occasionaly it's worth the effort. It might be to purchase some fancy threads, order a pizza or see how fat the Cool Kids from high school have become. When it's that important, you can't afford to drop the ball. With a useless account you can practice without fear. So when it comes to the crunch, you're ready! Sign up now!""
Technology (Apple)

+ - Steve Jobs Speaks Out Against DRM

Submitted by Dak RIT
Dak RIT (556128) writes "This afternoon, Steve Jobs posted an article entitled "Thoughts on Music" on Apple.com. Jobs argues that DRM doesn't work effectively and believes that Digital Rights Management should not be required by music companies. 'Convincing them to license their music to Apple and others DRM-free will create a truly interoperable music marketplace. Apple will embrace this wholeheartedly.'"
PC Games (Games)

+ - OpenGL for gamers who love linux

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An anonymous reader writes "Having rigth now such different flavours of linux distros, with amazing visually graphics like gnome or kde gaining more space every day, why game developers are not launching OpenGL games for linux? I'm not an expert on DirectX and OpenGL, but i know (work in) linux environment, and use windows for gaming. as far as i know opengl is superior than directx, at least for heavy detail works, like medical and labs applications. Nvidia still hasnt launch a decent driver for Vista, and benchmarks shows that vista+dx10 doesn't make an interesting advance. in terms of performance. Personally, i just need opengl games to finally dump my windows partition. I know the majority of cards are being developed best for directX support. Just wanna read some comments, i've been wondering this for years now."
Networking

+ - Which LAN Messenger You Use?

Submitted by gr3p
gr3p (1027072) writes "Greetings!! We are SME and we use IPMessenger on our LAN. http://www.ipmsg.org/index.html.en The best thing of this messenger is it's simplicity and support for "folder transfer". Since our office is expanding, we have decided to go for subnetting/routing and this is where IPMsg will fail as it works on "broadcasts". I'm testing a Jabber solution "server/Client" like "Wildfire jabber server and Spark Jabber client". http://www.igniterealtime.org/projects/wildfire/ The big problem is it doesn't support Folder Transfer. Please recommend a solution that meets my requirement and is "free". Regards."

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