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Comment Re:System Shock 2? (Score 1) 106

I agree in that System Shock has clumsy controls. But why do you say that about others? From Quake (1996) until recently all FPSs have had standardized and pretty good controls.
Today FPSs are awfully optimized for consoles and are unbearably boring, you'll end up with this:

Submission + - SPAM: Glyphosate found in Cotton gauzes, swabs, pads and tampons

jcfandino writes: Researchers from La Plata University in Argentina detected the presence of Glyphosate (a potentially carcinogenic herbicide according to the World Health Organization) or AMPA (a derivative) in all tested cotton and sterile gauze. Substances were also found, though to a lesser percentage- in swabs, wipes and pads, according to a study.
"In terms of concentrations, we saw that in raw cotton AMPA dominates (39 mg / kg and 13 mg / kg of glyphosate), while in gauze is absent, but glyphosate was present in concentrations of 17 mg / kg.", Dr. Marino said.
The researcher reported that "we sought literature and found no national or international publication that speaks of glyphosate residues and its metabolite in this type of product."
"We want the results we have obtained during last week to alert all to systematize research and in this what we are on now, working with other disciplines, because our obligation is to ensure the health of the population" he concluded.

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Comment Re: subjects in comments are stupid (Score 2) 280

If what you're saying were true, when people upload hollywood blockbuster movies to youtube with the usual silly background and overlaid lens flares / permutations to the image (so they can get around the auto DMCA youtube filters) it's now legal, because they moved the picture around a bit and cut open a bit of the image.

Doubt it works that way...

Ah, you saw JJ's Star Trek too?

Comment Re:*Please* don't use the old-style keyboard light (Score 2) 219

Key layout it's been the same for 100+ years. Can't you just memorize it? It's not that hard.
I'd say, no backlight and sturdy non-chiclet keys like they use to have.
I wish all the manufacturers (specially lenovo) stop copying Apple's 'cool' designs.
This is Thinkpad we're talking, people don't look up on classic models for the color if the Enter key, but because they were trusty machines, unbreakable, good battery life, mate high resolution displays and a very good keyboard for a laptop.

Submission + - Sourceforge staff takes over a user's account and wraps their software installer ( 11

An anonymous reader writes: Sourceforge staff took over the account of the GIMP-for-Windows maintainer claiming it was abandoned and used this opportunity to wrap the installer in crapware. Quoting Ars:

SourceForge, the code repository site owned by Slashdot Media, has apparently seized control of the account hosting GIMP for Windows on the service, according to e-mails and discussions amongst members of the GIMP community—locking out GIMP's lead Windows developer. And now anyone downloading the Windows version of the open source image editing tool from SourceForge gets the software wrapped in an installer replete with advertisements.

Comment Re:No elaboration? Is it a cubesat? (Score 2) 81

Some quotes:

The Fajr (Dawn) satellite was successfully placed 450km above Earth on Monday

The satellite was locally made, said the official IRNA news agency, as was its launcher

Fajr satellite, weighing 52kg would be able to take accurate pictures from space.

the 21-metre and 26 tonne launcher, named Safir-Fajr, shows "the ability of Iran to build satellite launchers".

Comment Re:Agile is supposed to fix these things (Score 1) 186

You're attacking the problem by over engineering the solution.
That's usually a bad idea, against the KISS principle and the "do the least amount of work to complete the feature" rule.
If the BAs were right, you'd end up with bunch of complex unnecessary code to test and maintain and you'd be running against the schedule for no reason.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval