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Comment: Re:Game engine? (Score 1) 199

by mlc (#43327545) Attached to: Cuban Video Game Recreates Revolutionary History
According to Revista Tino :

Para su producción se utiliza el Visual Studio 2005 y el lenguaje de programación Visual C++. Que aunque es de licencia propietario, para la construcción y para el manejo del motor de juego 3D, es el más efectivo. También se utiliza el lenguaje de script Simkin. El motor Génesis 3D y el kit de herramientas de Génesis 3D son utilizados para el diseño y comportamiento de la plataforma de juego, el MilkShape 3D 1.8.1 y el 3D Studios Max 9.0 se utilizan para el diseño y animaciones 3D, el Adobe Suite CSS 3 se emplea en el tratamiento gráfico 2D, el Sony Vegas 5.0, el Fruity Loops y el SoundForge son utilizados para el tratamiento de video y sonido.

People without Spanish skills can probably just look at the capitalized words and get the idea.

Comment: the FLA (Score 2) 164

by mlc (#38707136) Attached to: Apple To Release List of Companies That Build Its Products Around the World
The FLA was formed by the apparel industry as a front to make it look like they were doing something to protect the workers in their factories. Now the electronics industry may be joining, but there's no reason to suspect they'll suddenly gain a new appreciation for something other than PR.

Comment: at least try calling verizon (Score 2) 270

by mlc (#36591304) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Mobile Data In Canada For a US Citizen?
I was in Canada last summer for a couple of weeks, and Verizon offered me fairly reasonable data (and voice, fwiw) roaming rates. They even automatically canceled the plan on the day I was scheduled to return to the US without me having to make another call to customer service. Most Verizon reps have actually heard of Canada. It's not like you're traveling across the ocean or anything.

By “fairly reasonable,” of course, I still mean too much money, but still less than signing up for an entirely new prepaid plan with a Canadian carrier. Call them up, see how much money they want, and then make your comparisons from there.

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North Korea Develops Anti-Aging "Super Drink" 296 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the can-full-of-wonder dept.
__roo writes "According to North Korea's official news agency, a drink produced by North Korea's Moranbong Carbonated Fruit Juice Joint Venture Company can cure aging and all disease. 'It, with effects of both preventive and curative treatment, helps improve mental and retentive faculties by multiplying brain cells. It also protects skin from wrinkles and black spots and prevents such geriatric diseases as cerebral hemorrhage, myocardium and brain infarction by removing acid effete matters in time.' It also has no side-effects." Last month North Korea announced its fusion breakthrough, and now it has a super drink. One can only imagine what wonders may come in July — perhaps self-buttering toast.
United States

Barack Obama Wins US Presidency 3709

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the enough-of-that-now-this dept.
Last night, around 11pm, all the major networks announced that Senator Barack Obama had won the election. Soon after, Senator McCain conceded. There were no crazy partisan court hearings, just a simple election. This is your chance to talk about it and what it means for the future of our nation.
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The Smell of Space 70 Screenshot-sm

Posted by samzenpus
from the excuse-me-while-I-smell-the-sky dept.
According to NASA scientists, space smells a lot like my uncle's workshop. One can detect hints of fried steak, hot metal, and the welding of a motorbike. They have hired Steven Pearce, a chemist and managing director of fragrance manufacturing company Omega Ingredients, to recreate the smell in a laboratory. NASA will use his research to help train potential astronauts. Steven said, "I did some work for an art exhibition in July, which was based entirely on smell, and one of the things I created was the smell of the inside of the Mir space station. NASA heard about it and contacted me to see if I could help them recreate the smell of space to help their astronauts."
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Give Up the Fight For Personal Privacy? 751

Posted by kdawson
from the they-know-anyway dept.
KlaymenDK writes "Over the last decade or so, I have strived to maintain my privacy. I have uninstalled Windows, told my friends 'sorry' when they wanted me to join Facebook, had a fight with my brother when he wanted to move the family email hosting to Gmail, and generally held back on my personal information online. But since, amongst all of my friends, I am the only one doing this, it may well be that my battle is lost already. Worse, I'm really putting myself out of the loop, and it is starting to look like self-flagellation. Indeed, it is a common occurrence that my wife or friends will strike up a conversation based on something from their Facebook 'wall' (whatever that is). Becoming ever more unconnected with my friends, live or online, is ultimately harming my social relations. I am seriously considering throwing in the towel and signing up for Gmail, Facebook, the lot. If 'they' have my soul already, I might as well reap the benefits of this newfangled, privacy-less, AJAX-2.0 world. It doesn't really matter if it was me or my friends selling me out. Or does it? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter. How many Windows-eschewing users are not also eschewing the social networking services and all the other 2.0 supersites with their dubious end-user license agreements?"

C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]

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