Steve Jackson was involved with almost every major gaming company when rpg's first took off. He really was a major influence on gaming in general.
Who the heck downvoted this? Best opening/relevant comment in a while.
Wolfe is a better writer than 99% of everyone who's been published in fiction, including most literature authors. Since he writes science fiction though, most University professors would never recommend him. It's too bad that their prejudice places a whole field of fiction in the "unworthy" category.
Not sure why, but every single time Firefox updates, they break my favorite theme: Springshine. It's incredibly annoying. I suspect it's because they change the first number, instead of the second number, like a sane programmer would do (we should be on 4.18 or so now, not 21!).
The news media does, though. And since the news media drives political opinion more than any other source...
Liberal Republicans do not win elections. Sadly, the idiots in DC can't figure this out.
Or if they do, the Supreme Court will fix them so they don't. Too many chances of real corruption being exposed if people can get information on what the state does.
The cybercrime division of the FBI is the very first subscriber, remarkably enough.
Yahoo News is actually quite good, especially their Sports department.
If revenue is down, but profits are up, I'm betting a bunch of the long-term employees were fired, as they were the most expensive. While this will help Yahoo's short-term outlook, a few years down the road will be really bad for them.
Wait! You mean the fact that we have huge unemployment, and many of us that are working now have jobs that paid less than what we made in 2008, actually affects retail sales? I hope Wall Street doesn't find out about this!
It was popular, and in the geek linux world, that's a sin. Kind of like how all successful punk bands are "sell-outs".
All the baby boomer professors will keep working for another 10 to 20 years. Until they retire, they are taking up a huge percentage of the available academic jobs. With regards to literature majors, the death of the publishing industry has killed any non-academic work. While there is still some work available, compared to even 10 years ago, it's peanuts.
One step closer to fascism. Big business controls the government, and the government will control every single aspect of your life.
Gnome2 is still my favorite GUI. Currently, I'm using Win7 and probably will stick with it for the next 5 years. I have it dual -booted with Bodhi, but I use linux less and less.