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Comment: How robust is this service? (Score 1) 424

by goto begin (#28422933) Attached to: Tracking Thieves With 'Find my iPhone'
When the blue ring on the map was quite large, no doubt the phone was indoors - perhaps the apartment block that was mentioned in the story. Aside from the GPS signal being obstructed, what else can go wrong with this service? Do you have to have the GPRS/3G data network enabled and connected? Does the phone have to be on?

Comment: Re:RMT is great for making money, not for amusemen (Score 2, Insightful) 81

by goto begin (#28262759) Attached to: A Case Study of RMTs In <em>EVE Online</em>

RMT is essentially unfettered inflation. Its printing money.

By that logic, so is growing apples - so long as there is a market for it and your prices are competitive. The total money supply does not increase, so I think the analogy of 'printing money' doesn't quite fit.

Comment: Re:Bad research (Score 5, Informative) 81

by goto begin (#28262745) Attached to: A Case Study of RMTs In <em>EVE Online</em>
In addition to this, one does not need to wait for a physical card to arrive in the post or even buy directly from CCP. There are authorised sellers of electronic GTCs which are delivered instantly by email with no extra costs. I find the article to be very poorly researched - two mouse-clicks from the EVE website takes you to the list of official resellers.
PC Games (Games)

EVE Online Developers Help Player Make Fan Movie 56

Posted by Soulskill
from the somebody-forgot-to-collect-their-souls dept.
Enfors writes "CCP, developers of the sci-fi MMOG EVE Online, continue to impress with their open attitude towards players. In a thread on the EVE forums, an EVE Online player named Dire Lauthris describes difficulties he was having while making a fan movie that would illustrate a portion of EVE Online's background story. To make it 'historically correct,' he contacted CCP, the developers, to check on some facts. Instead of threatening to sue him for infringing on their intellectual property, they ended up inviting him to their offices to set him up with better movie-making software than the one he was using. Also, they had an employee record the narrator voice for his movie. The movie is now finished and available online. Massively is running a related article about storytelling in EVE."
Earth

Antarctic Ice Bridge Finally Breaks Off 505

Posted by timothy
from the invest-in-arizona-beaches dept.
GreennMann writes "An ice bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to two islands in Antarctica has snapped. Scientists say the collapse could mean the Wilkins Ice Shelf is on the brink of breaking away, and provides further evidence of rapid change in the region. Sited on the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Wilkins shelf has been retreating since the 1990s. Researchers regarded the ice bridge as an important barrier, holding the remnant shelf structure in place. Its removal will allow ice to move more freely between Charcot and Latady islands, into the open ocean."

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