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Comment Re:Sorry to see it has gotten so bad (Score 1) 181

I'm right there with you. I had DirecTV in my last house because it wasn't serviced by our local cable company (Time Warner). I moved into a house I rented, that was in a cable area and the landlord wasn't so keen on drilling a dish on the house so I regretfully terminated my service.

Fast forward a couple of years, I own my house and find myself increasing displeased with Time Warner and looking seriously at going back to DirecTV.

This article just halted that.


EA Shuts Down Pandemic Studios, Cuts 200 Jobs 161

lbalbalba writes "Electronic Arts is shutting down its Westwood-based game developer Pandemic Studios just two years after acquiring it, putting nearly 200 people out of work. 'The struggling video game publisher informed employees Tuesday morning that it was closing the studio as part of a recently announced plan to eliminate 1,500 jobs, or 16% of its global workforce. Pandemic has about 220 employees, but an EA spokesman said that a core team, estimated by two people close to the studio to be about 25, will be integrated into the publisher's other Los Angeles studio, in Playa Vista.' An ex-developer for Pandemic attributed the studio's struggles to poor decisions from the management."

Comment Re:Idiocy (Score 1) 676

They aren't trying to catch illegals as they are leaving. They already fingerprint incoming travelers but have no mechanism to see who actually leaves the country. By capturing incoming and outgoing immigration information...they can see who is still in the country, and go after them.

Comment Re:Excuse me (Score 1, Offtopic) 151

Why is this insightful?

Who is to say that it will?

Who is to say that the next WinMo store won't send goblins in the night to steal your baby?

Lets try to judge the current situation by the current criteria set shall we? Hypothesizing on the future is fine as long as it has some basis. (I know, I comes the party line of Embrace, Extend, Extinguish...)

Stellar rays prove fibbing never pays. Embezzlement is another matter.