The F-104 Starfighter was probably the most famous lawn dart.
Does EA's CEO have any response to the fact that SimCity's "simulation" is so trivial that optimal play involves have 100% residential zones, no taxes, and no services of any kind?
A 5th grader with a pencil and a piece of paper could come up with a more realistic simulation that this.
It's rare to find a company that can truly create a market that doesn't exist.
Nike did this with athletic footware. They effectively said all previous vigorous human activity had be done un-ergonomically and then proposed their own solution.
Today's ROT13 gag generated lots of butthurt, especially from Anonymous Cowards. Even some of the copypasta ninjas steered clear of the stories for a whole day.
Maybe it wasn't funny, but it was satisfying. Kudos.
Anyone with real breaking news in the tech field already knows better than to announce it today.
The infamous Linux disabling PS3 update was released on April 1st... perhaps to get mileage out of the "nothing really happens today" attitude.
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Since Duke3D has been open sourced running it natively seems a better idea, especially on something without excess CPU power like the Pi.
They are actually a bargaining chip for China. If China reels in North Korea, then these missile interceptors near their borders will be removed.
The summary clearly states the interceptors are going to the US Pacific coast.
Neanderthal brains were larger than modern humans, not smaller.
I don't find your paranoid persuasive. Care to share any of your sources?
Your sarcasm detector needs calibration.
China's nuclear warhead stockpile (~240 warheads) is similar in size to that of the UK and France. The US and Russia, meanwhile, have ~8000 warheads apiece.
On this measure, China is clearly not in the same category.