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+ - Private Russian company proposes lunar base->

Submitted by MarkWhittington
MarkWhittington writes: According to a Wednesday article in Sputnik, a private Russian company called Lin Industrial has announced that it is capable of building a lunar base. However, according to information contained to a recent post in Parabolic Arc, this announcement may be more the result of idle braggadocio than an objective assessment of actual ability. Nevertheless, Lin seems to be one of the few entrepreneurial startups in Russia in the style of much more robust enterprises in the West such as SpaceX and Blue Origin.
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+ - Sex is Good For the Body, But What About Games?

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Toblerone
Toblerone writes: "Twitchguru has a counter-point article discussing sex in video games, and whether or not the industry should bother — Rob Wright argues that more mature games should have more mature content, but Aaron McKenna argues that there's no need for sex in video games, and most sex portrayed in games is done in a laughable manner anyway."
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+ - college math classes forcing windows on students?

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OiToTheWorld
OiToTheWorld writes: "I recently started classes again after winter break. On arriving in my math class, we were told that we had to use the MYMATHLAB software to turn in homework online. The catch is that this software/membership that I paid for along with my textbook will ONLY work on Internet Explorer and apparently shows no indication of changing this. Having asked the teacher if I could turn in the assignments on paper because my linux computer could not run internet explorer, I was told no and that I essentially needed to buy a new operating system in order to pass the class.

My questions are these: Is there a workaround method i can use to do my assignments? why would the company that sells the software do this? Has anyone else encountered similar problems with other software?"

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