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Comment: We were unable to send an alert.. (Score 1) 168

by jswinth (#35616884) Attached to: Univ. of Illinois Goes War-of-the-Worlds On Students

"We are working with the provider of the Illini-Alert service to implement additional security features in the program to prevent this type of error."

After implementing the "additional security" we will hear how they were unable to send an alert for an actual event because the Chief of Police was dealing with the problem and couldn't come in to put his code in.

Comment: Standard Print Model (Score 1) 347

by jswinth (#32624960) Attached to: Best Browser For Using Complex Web Applications?

Only home users should be printing (usually PDF) via the browser. This is usually just some really big barcode where it doesn't matter if the layout changes.

If you are trying to print precise documents then you will need to develop a printout direct to the printers. If you are issuing passenger tickets then I'd recommend an industrial printer like a Zebra. The printing language is not that difficult to learn and those printers will just keep printing for years day-in day-out.

Classic Games (Games)

OpenTTD 1.0.0 Released 107

Posted by Soulskill
from the and-so-soon dept.
Gmer writes "Eming.com reports that OpenTTD, the open source clone of the Microprose game Transport Tycoon Deluxe, has reached a milestone. OpenTTD 1.0.0 has been released 6 years after work started on the first version, with the help of hundreds of contributors and thousands of testers/players. Over 30 language translations are considered complete, and OpenTTD is available for *BSD, Linux, Solaris and Windows. OpenTTD is a business simulation game in which the player is in control of a transport company and can compete against rival companies to make as much profit as possible by transporting passengers and various goods by road, rail, sea or air."
Emulation (Games)

Emulating New Super Mario Bros. Wii At 1080p 76

Posted by Soulskill
from the super-high-def-mario dept.
KingofGnG writes "An impressive confirmation of the Dolphin Wii emulator's capabilities comes from a YouTube video, which shows off recently-added video clips of New Super Mario Bros. Wii in full HD. It demonstrates the growing compatibility of Dolphin with the latest games published for the Nintendo console."

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.