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Hemisphere Games Reveals Osmos Linux Sales Numbers 131 131

An anonymous reader writes "Hemisphere Games analyzes the sales numbers for their Linux port of Osmos and ask themselves, 'Is it worth porting games to Linux?' The short, simple answer is 'yes.' Breakdown and details in the post." A few other interesting details: the port took them about two man-months of work, the day they released for Linux was their single best sales day ever, and they got a surprising amount of interest from Russia and Eastern Europe. Their data only reflects sales through their website, and they make the point that "the lack of a strong Linux portal makes it a much less 'competitive' OS for commercial development." Hopefully someday the rumored Steam Linux client will help to solve that.
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Make-A-Wish Builds A Millennium Falcon Fort For Boy 94 94

Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a production crew from Little Mountain Productions, a 9-year-old is getting the best fort ever. The crew is making him a Star Wars-themed fort with a gigantic Millennium Falcon with solar-powered LED interior and exterior lighting to sit on top. No word on how fast it can make the Kessel run, but lets hope the kid gets a long trip.

Comment Personal Experience with Feedback (Score 1) 324 324

My wife and I are expecting our first child, so we recently had to find an OBGYN. After working with a new doctor (who is great by the way) for a few weeks we came across this on ratemd.com:

"several times while visiting her office, she had asked me if I wanted to sell my child into polish sex slavery. Indeed, I told her know. As I walked out of her office, there were several FBI agents serving a warrant upon her place of business. "

I don't know whether to tell the doctor or spare her the stress, as I understand ratemd does not take down postings. Needless to say, we have yet to be propositioned :)

Comment Re:I hate this characterization of the West (Score 4, Insightful) 164 164

Also, in America we already have a large supply of cheap, exploitable labor via illegal Mexican immigrants. Japan's much stiffer immigration laws don't allow for this. As long as robots cost more than 5 bucks an hour, they will never make a dent in America.

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