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Sun's Project Darkstar Game Server Platform No More 82

Posted by timothy
from the dropped-off-the-moving-truck dept.
sproketboy writes "Project Darkstar, an open source software platform from Sun labs that simplifies the development of horizontally scalable servers for online games, is being discontinued as of the Oracle acquisition. This project, mentioned a couple of years back on Slashdot, was a unique concept for building an application server specific to on-line gaming. Sadly they were so close at version 0.9.11 (which is still very stable). Hopefully the open source community can get involved and help continue work on this project."

Comment: Re:A real hacker... (Score 1) 198

by jmickle (#31000994) Attached to: A Look Into the Chinese Hacker Underworld
quoting from team america.... I'm So Ronery So ronery So ronery and sadry arone There's no one Just me onry Sitting on my rittle throne I work rearry hard and make up great prans But nobody ristens, no one understands Seems like no one takes me serirousry And so I'm ronery A rittle ronery Poor rittle me There's nobody I can rerate to Feel rike a bird in a cage It's kinda sihry But not rearry Because it's fihring my body with rage I'm the smartest most crever most physicarry fit But nobody else seems to rearize it When I change the world maybe they'll notice me But until then I'rr just be ronery Rittle ronery, poor rittle me I'm so ronery

Comment: The sad truth (Score 1) 373

by jmickle (#30785128) Attached to: How To Get a Job At a Mega-Corp
The truth is you either need to be outrageously awesome and do something that changes the way we use computers (very unlikely), have an intense amount of luck to make it in or be a complete slob. I can speak from experiences when i say some people simply dont deserv their positions, and you see this alot in large companies. Other then that the only true way into a good corporation is to buy the management drinks at a bar or know someone lol

Comment: Ohh the pain (Score 1) 932

by jmickle (#30077090) Attached to: Easing the Job of Family Tech Support?
I feel your pain For some reason everyone in my family seems t odo the same. And yes now it is just purely a chore. I find that for my immediate family (parents and sister) i will fix theirs and just lock them down to normal practices. As far as my aunts and uncles it got so bad a while back ago that they would bicker about their computers to each other in the office they worked in. They got so bad the ywould call me while i was at work and bicker to me on the phone. I finally later discovered that a price tag of 200/hr for them would solve the issue.

You should never bet against anything in science at odds of more than about 10^12 to 1. -- Ernest Rutherford