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+ - Live Interview With GLaDOS From Portal->

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Mr. Jaggers
Mr. Jaggers writes "Chris Pope (podcaster from Tech Jives Network and social media guy for the Guys From Andromeda game studio) is being joined by Ellen McLain, the voice actress of GLaDOS from Valve's series of Portal games in an informal live chat on Twich TV right now (12pm PST / 3pm EST, United States time zones). Ellen's other voice work includes the announcer from Team Fortress 2, as well as appearing in the other games in Valve's 2007 Orange Box release (Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Half-Life 2: Episode Two). The chat can be joined via IRC or from the Twitch TV website, and Ellen will be available to fans for questions, including her work with Valve, as well as future projects (including the spiritual-successor to the Space Quest series of adventure games). The podcast of it will be up later on for those that miss the chat, but for those that can join in, it ought to be real treat to be able to ask GLaDOS why she was so mean to us..."
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Comment: Re:Are you guys stupid or something? (Score 3, Interesting) 239

by beckerist (#40197087) Attached to: No Intelligent Aliens Detected In Gliese 581
Not that magnetohydrodynamic drive exhaust is undetectable but from my understanding, the only way we'd ever see a "signature" is if the engine were pointing directly at us. Given our size, constant movement, and the minuscule amount of ions actually released the probability of ever detecting anything is probably infinitely close to zero.

Comment: Re:Aggregation (Score 3, Informative) 337

by beckerist (#36907440) Attached to: How Do You Keep Up With Science Developments?
I've thrown all the feeds from each of these sites into Google Reader. In no particular order:

I have plenty more. Any RSS feeder app works. You get some repeats but there's a constant stream of science news.

Comment: Re:Yay! (Score 2) 246

Great point. Does WebMD really have their license to practice medicine? How about FreeCreditReport having having a CPA license? For that Wikipedia legal in Missouri? All of these sites are available to help, at the users discretion. None of them guarantee accuracy though all of them are regulated to a point where their usefulness outweighs their potential inaccuracies. If you don't like it, hire a real lawyer/doctor/accountant/nerd.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.