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Comment: Re:What Ubisoft Does Best (Score 1) 138

by project-nova (#44173835) Attached to: Ubisoft Hacked, Account Data Compromised

There is no option to log-on because the current site is a low-traffic fallback site to accomodate the number of users trying to change their password. The whole consists of "Change your password" and three YouTube links right now.

The usual site will be up again in a few days, if you want to change your e-mail address, try again then.

This is how it should be done by the way: at least allowing 99% of users to change their password even when the site is getting hammered.

Comment: Re:It's just not *right* (Score 5, Insightful) 43

by project-nova (#29397059) Attached to: Bethesda Sues Interplay Over <em>Fallout</em> License, MMO Plans
According to wikipedia, Bethesda bought all and every Fallout IP when Interplay was unable to continue development on their version of Fallout 3 and had to lay off their main (PC) team in 2003.
TFS says they still retained their right to sell the games they do not own any rights to anymore, as long as they get marketing and packaging approved bei Bethesda. So they can still make money with their old games as long as it doesn't interfere with Bethesda's new titles and gets their approval - that is a pretty good deal for a game studio that probably would have closed down if it weren't for Bethesda, don't you think?

Comment: Re:Mind-blowing? (Score 1) 173

by project-nova (#28963061) Attached to: Mind-Blowing Interfaces On Display At SIGGRAPH 2009

And the scratching... that is just pathetic. I thought at first that it make a wall into a touch surface. Capable of detecting the POSITION. But no, this can just detect some sound.

Use two of those Mics to triangulate the position of your fingernail and you have your position tracking.

Just needs "some" tweaking of the software and a way of describing the relative position of the two mics (by a echo-like click sound on init maybe?).

Comment: Re:Actually, having RTFA, I stand corrected (Score 1) 252

by project-nova (#25492341) Attached to: Evolutionary Scientists Test-Drive <em>Spore</em>, Gripe
Hm, why don't you have a look at the E3 movies from one of the last years demonstrating the Spore beta?

They actually look good, and innovative, and I really thought about buying the game. Especially the part where speed of your creature is determined by a multitude of factors (positioning of the legs at the spinal cord, size of the legs, etc), instead of just "Legs Level 1" or "Legs Level 2".

Yay for deadlines.

+ - Should Wikipedia Allow Mathematical Proofs?-> 4

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Beetle B. writes "An argument has arisen over whether Wikipedia should allow pages that provide proofs for mathematical theorems (such as this one).

On the one hand, Wikipedia is a useful source of information and people can benefit from these proofs. On the other hand, how does one choose which proofs to include and which not to? Should Wikipedia just become a textbook that teaches mathematics? Should it just state the bare results of theorems and not provide proofs (except as external links)? Or should they take an intermediate approach and formulate a criterion for which proofs to include and which to exclude?"

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We warn the reader in advance that the proof presented here depends on a clever but highly unmotivated trick. -- Howard Anton, "Elementary Linear Algebra"