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Submission + - Meet the Classic Game Designers

belg4mit writes: In collaboration with AMC in support of their fictionalized account of the history of video games, "Halt and Catch Fire", Motherboard TV is releasing a series of mini-documentaries about people involved in the history of gaming including Dona Bailey, the author of Centipede, and John Romero of id Software fame.

Comment Re: Let's get this out of the way... (Score 2) 200

Osteopathy itself is pretty wacky, but the trend is for schools to fall more in line with the practices of conventional medicine. It's also worth noting that osteopathic schools have a tendency to accept more non-traditional students e.g; late career change, or non-scientific undergraduate degrees.

Submission + - Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings (arstechnica.com)

An anonymous reader writes: When web browsers started implementing 'do-not-track' settings, Yahoo got some respect for being the first of the huge tech companies to honor those settings. Unfortunately, that respect has now gone out the door. As of this week, Yahoo will no longer alter their data collection if a user doesn't want to be tracked. They say there are two reasons for this. First, they want to provide a personalized web-browsing experience, which isn't possible using do-not-track. Second, they don't think do-not-track is viable. They say, '[W]e've been at the heart of conversations surrounding how to develop the most user-friendly standard. However, we have yet to see a single standard emerge that is effective, easy to use and has been adopted by the broader tech industry.' It looks like this is another blow to privacy on the web.

Comment Hiveminder (Score 1) 133

Hiveminder.com is a freemium task tracking service with an IMAP interface available.
It's pretty nifty, and means many criteria, although I no longer use it because I found
myself spending too much time managing task relationships. That's more a manner
of how I was using it though, I think...

Comment Re: Yo Dawg I Heard You Like Water (Score 1) 273

You might want to recheck your "facts." The prevailing theory is that excess fire surpression has lead to more dramatic wildfires, not a lack of "timbering." Indeed, selective harvesting of mature trees for more board-feet also leaves the forest more vulnerable to fires, since younger trees as are not as able to withstand them.

Be careful when a loop exits to the same place from side and bottom.