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Comment: sibal is a clown (Score 2) 82

by phreakv6 (#38281792) Attached to: Indian Minister Seeks To Censor User-Generated Content Online

Using 'think of the children' and 'hurting religious sentiments' as reasons for censoring is getting out of hand all over the world.

this guy is a known clown. all he wants to achieve out of this is to censor all anti-congress sentiments on the indian internets which has been on an incredible rise this year. he is getting what he deserves. look at #kapilsibal and #idiotkapilsibal

the ire is epic. the biggest democracy on the planet prides its free speech. snubbing that is going to take some doing.

Space

+ - India's GSLV D3 mission fails->

Submitted by xmpcray
xmpcray (636203) writes "It was a big moment for India — the launch of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). But minutes into launch, there was crisis with the indigenous cryogenic engine underperforming and the rocket deviating from its path. The worst fears had come true. The mission was a failure. It took India more than 15 years to develop this cryogenic engine as technology for this was denied."
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Comment: Re:WAR, what is it good for? (Score 3, Interesting) 712

by phreakv6 (#29283917) Attached to: Has the Rate of Technical Progress Slowed?
"Don't be so gloomy. After all it's not that awful. Like the fella says, in Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. I...n Switzerland they had brotherly love - they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. So long Holly. " - harry lime, the third man
PlayStation (Games)

The Making of the PlayStation 125

Posted by Soulskill
from the who's-your-daddy dept.
Edge Online has an in-depth look at the beginnings of the first PlayStation console. It starts at Sony's partnership with Nintendo, the purpose of which was to integrate a CD-ROM drive into the SNES. A falling out between the companies led Sony to stubbornly pursue a market dominated by Nintendo and Sega. The console's technology and Sony's unusual position in the industry quickly attracted the interest of many developers and publishers, eventually leading to sales that emphatically won that round of the console wars. "'There was a huge resistance inside the company to actually being in the videogames business at all,' explains Harrison. 'The main reason why the Sony brand wasn't really used in the early marketing of PlayStation was not necessarily out of choice, but it was because Sony's old guard was scared that it was going to destroy this wonderful, venerable, 50-year old brand. They saw Nintendo and Sega as toys, so why on Earth would they join the toy business? That changed a bit after we delivered 90 per cent of the company's profit for a few years.'"

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