Sweet! Does this mean Nokia will start bundling Microsoft's NIBBLES.BAS with handsets instead of their snake game?
It's not just Bing that lit the fire under Google that helped make this happen, Facebook is actually their most potent threat - wrote about it here. They're challenging Google for ad revenue, for search, for email, the list goes on. I saw some pretty compelling discussion on Twitter speculating about how long till Facebook comes out with their own browser.
So the question I have is, will we see a Facebook superbowl ad next year?
I read this and thought, haven't I seen this before? But no, apparently The Telegraph published a similar story in 2008 about another gentleman, living in england, who has also taken some amazing space photographs from his "garden shed." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/3526362/Amateur-astronomer-captures-dawn-of-the-universe-from-back-garden-observatory.html - interesting.
Right - communications off island provided by Ericsson? I don't think so. That and hams aren't trying to provide emergency communications forever- fundamentally they really are just there because they have radios and they hear people asking for help- if you had one and you heard someone asking for help would you respond? That's how it goes and that's basically how amateur radio helps out in disasters. Ham radios are everywhere - when disaster strikes the closest working radio is fired up and whoever hears the call from that radio on the other side does whatever they can do to help the person making the call. It's that simple.
Great post - something else to note was the Duke scripting engine- it was so much fun to get in there and tweak it - they got that much right in terms of mods, but beyond that I agree Quake excelled (and benefited as you said).
I just have to share this here - if you are a Duke Nukem fan... or really if you are just a fan of 'the funnay' then be sure to visit 3D Realms' Duke Nukem outtakes collection page: http://www.3drealms.com/duke3d/outtakes.html (note, it says realplayer is required by they also have
Nobody got fired for shipping a buggy product, but people have been fired for not meeting deadlines.
That, right there, explains the entire situation. No need for a 24 page paper.
Congrats to The Nameless Mod team, the mod (well, now a full retail game in development) I'm really looking forward to is Alien Swarm: Infested - been in development since 2005 - http://www.blackcatgames.com/swarm/ - I played the UT2004 total conversion mod back in the day and it was AWESOME.
Bring it on! (also DNF)
According to this post it doesn't look like we were looking in the right place:
"I was involved in the mturk search for Fossett last fall and saved all of those overlays we were using. None of the ones I saved cover the area where the Fossett items were recently discovered near Minaret Lake/Minaret Mine. All of the overhead imagery covered areas further to the north of Mammoth."