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Microsoft Clears MechWarrior4 Free Launch 131

Posted by Soulskill
from the done-and-done dept.
Vamman writes "If you've been following the drama surrounding the free release of MechWarrior4, then you're probably aware that the initial announcement, made last summer, was a bit premature. Now, nearly a year since that announcement was made, MekTek Studios has announced that Microsoft Legal has given clearance for the free release of Mechwarrior4. This move by Microsoft Games couldn't come at a better time for the community, as the owners of MechWarrior are attempting a reboot of the franchise."

George Washington Racks Up 220 Years of Late Fees At Library 146

Posted by samzenpus
from the at-least-he-read dept.
Everyone knows that George Washington couldn't tell a lie. What you probably didn't know is that he couldn't return a library book on time. From the article: "New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the 'Law of Nations,' which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789."

Comment: Re:Bad bill... (Score 1) 305

by homeslice3 (#31632656) Attached to: 10% Tax On Custom Software, $100M Tax Cut For Microsoft
Show me proof of drastic cuts in Washington's State budget. Which programs have been eliminated? Which have been drastically cut. Name them.

And I don't mean lessening of projected increases, I mean actual cuts, where one year's budget is less than the next. And even adjust per capita.

As for DRASTIC you mean a 5-10% actual cuts this upcoming budget cycle. I think we're projected to spend 35B vs 33B in 09.

Washington like many other states doesn't have an income problem, we have a spending problem. Revenues are up per capita/inflation compared to 5,10,15, 20 years ago. We surely can run a state with the 30B+ per year can't we?

Our State Government can't seem to prioritize what's important - all the Leg seems to be doing it finding ways to piss of both small and large business's here and alienating the very citizens who pay the most of the taxes on a per person basis by finding ways to tax/extract revenue.

Show me any organization public or private, that can't find 5-10% of their budget to be cut after YEARS of increases and I'd say BS. I'm as liberal/lefty as anyone our here, but we seem to be shooting ourselves in the foot over this. Line up the priorities in a list. Line up the revenue in another. Draw a line. Simple. :)

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