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Comment Re:For those of us who don't know... (Score 5, Informative) 160 160

Minecraft is a sandbox type game where you can build stuff out of the environment. It has no scripting or math functions built in, nor does it really have any sort of logic gates built in. However, it does something called "redstone dust" which you can use as wires. The wiki explains more, but you can hand-craft logic gates out of it: http://www.minecraftwiki.net/wiki/Redstone_Dust

Comment No on patdowns, but still support the rape-scans? (Score 2) 377 377

I mean, there is this (emphasis mine):

"Instead of threatening to shut down flights in Texas, why doesn't the TSA just show us their statutory authority to grope or ogle our private parts?" asked Simpson.

But aside from that, and perhaps it's my unfamiliarity with the proposal, I don't see any indication that this is trying to end the practice of treating everyone like a criminal.

Comment Re:I predict more are going to jump ship from Micr (Score 1) 480 480

We're piloting putting OO.org on our thin clients in a computer lab we manage at SF State (California). The thin clients have four things on them, total: Firefox, Chrome, IE, and OO.org. Everything else can be used via remote desktop, but we rarely get anyone who needs anything other than a browser and open office.
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Submission + - The Very 1st American Newsreel of Sputnik Launch-> 1 1

MMBK writes: Fifty three years ago this week, the Russians won the space race – or one of it’s laps – by successfully launching the Sputnik satellite into orbit. This newsreel, the first to report on the launch, recycles older animation about geosynchronic orbits, since all film footage was kept secret (note the very un-Soviet IBM logo on one of the massive computers).
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Visually Demonstrating Chrome's Rendering Speed 140 140

eldavojohn writes "Recent betas of Google's Chrome browser are getting seriously fast. Couple that with better hardware, on average, and it's getting down to speeds that are difficult to demonstrate in a way users can appreciate. Which is why Google felt that some Rube Goldberg-ish demonstrations with slo-mo are in order. Gone are the days of boring millisecond response time metrics."

Comment Re:Not to sounds like a video snob ... (Score 1) 171 171

Of course, I've not put our Wii on hte 'net yet - don't need to, got kids to worry about with it...

The Wii has parental controls, and the way they handle multiplayer online stuff anyway, there is pretty much no way for people to contact other people using the Wii online.

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