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Comment: Game Prices are High? (Score 1) 423

by mugetsu37 (#39751407) Attached to: If You Resell Your Used Games, the Terrorists Win
They're lower than ever! In the 90's you would spend the same amount of money on a game, $50-$60, that you spend now. Video games are one of the few things that inflation has barely touched, which is probably why the industries crying over not being able to stuff their coffers. Even consoles were selling for close to what they cost now, what with the SNES and Genesis costing around $200, the Playstation around $300, and the Saturn around $400. It's not used games that are killing the market, if anything it's a market that hasn't changed in almost 20 years that's killing it.

Comment: Use Their Own Work (Score 0) 430

by mugetsu37 (#37282712) Attached to: How Do You Explain Software Development To 2nd Graders?
See if they've been working on any group projects of their own and try to relate it that way. Then you needn't worry about introducing a new system, rather show how it would work in your world. My dad was able to explain it to me when I was that young, there's no reason another second grader would be unable to understand the concept.
Hardware Hacking

Calculator Networking With CALCnet and Doors CS 60

Posted by timothy
from the site-for-sore-thumbs dept.
KermMartian writes "In an effort to make your trusty graphing calculator more like a computer, a shell called Doors CS has been developed, with an integrated networking stack, CALCnet2.2. The protocol is demonstrated in a nine-calculator pong-type demo, and the many file management, GUI, and other features of Doors CS can be seen at here. All the associated software is available for download."
Debian

Debian 6.0 To Feature a Completely Free Kernel 283

Posted by timothy
from the nothing-dirty dept.
dkd903 writes "The Debian Project has announced that the upcoming release — Debian 6.0 'Squeeze' — will have a completely free Linux kernel. This means that the Linux kernel which ships with Debian 6.0 will not have any non-free firmware. The Debian Project has been working on removing the non-free parts since the last two releases. With Squeeze, they are finally realizing that goal."
Oracle

Oracle Releases MySQL 5.5 263

Posted by samzenpus
from the new-and-improved dept.
darthcamaro writes "Two years after Sun released MySQL 5.1, Oracle has picked up the ball with the official release of MySQL 5.5. New features include semi-synchronous replication, InnoDB by default and new SIGNAL/RESIGNAL support for exception handling. Above all, Oracle stressed that they are committed to further MySQL open source development and that they see it as a complementary technology to their proprietary Oracle database."
Linux

+ - Linux Users: Ask Adobe->

Submitted by mugetsu37
mugetsu37 (1485997) writes "An Adobe employee has urged Linux users wanting native Creative Suite applications for their OS to submit a 'feature request directly' to the company's engineering team.

Responding on the vote page of a campaign asking for Adobe to port their Creative Suite set of products to Linux, Adobe employee Carey Burgess listed several points of contact users should now use to further the case.

Burgess had previously replied to users voting in the poll, stating that he "understood" why people want to see the design tools made Linux-friendly."

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Television

Internet Usage Catches Up With Television In US 119

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the way-better-lolcats dept.
Hugh Pickens writes "Joshua Brustein writes that, according to a survey by Forrester Research, the amount of time people spend on the Internet has increased 121 percent over the last five years with Americans now spending as much time using the Internet as they are watching television. And while people younger than 30 years old have spent more time with the Internet than television for several years, Forrester's survey shows that this is the first year that people in older age groups are doing so as well. Forrester's survey also shows a significant increase in the number of people using the Internet to watch streaming video with 33 percent of adults surveyed this year saying they use the Internet to watch video, up from 18 percent in 2007. However the rise of the Internet is not necessarily leading to a drop in television consumption because the Internet, and particularly the mobile Internet, simply creates more opportunities for people to consume media, says analyst Jacqueline Anderson with younger viewers increasingly comfortable with the Internet as the place to watch their television. 'For the younger population, the TV is still important, but where they're getting that content from is changing,' says Anderson. 'For the generations that are coming up, that's where we're going to see the cut.'"

+ - 35 dollars Laptop->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Indian institute of technology students developed this wonderful laptop in a very less cost, yes its a 35 dollars laptop. Currently it is only used by the students but pretty soon it will be open for sale for all over the world."
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Idle

+ - Wikileaks.org is Back->

Submitted by mugetsu37
mugetsu37 (1485997) writes "Wikileaks.org, the whistleblower organization's main Web site, is back up in the U.S. less than 10 days after domain name service provider EveryDNS terminated the domain name, citing stability concerns.

The restored site is now being hosted by Silicon Valley Web Hosting and is using Dynadot, a San Mateo, Calif.-based firm as its registrar and DNS provider, according to Netcraft , an Internet monitoring firm based in the U.K. The site has been up and running since Friday, according to Netcraft."

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