sammyF70 writes: I know, it sounds like slashvertisement, but it's not.
Good Old Games had a press release a couple of days ago about the fact that they wouldn't use geolocation to figure out where their customers connected from. Sounds nice, but the reason behind it was a bit of a mystery (apparently not only to me). Rock Paper Shotgun apparently figured it out. It's all about Australia and Censorship:)
sammyF70 writes: VLC will probably be removed from the app Store due to the well known clash between GPL and DRM. from the Article : "GNU Go, an open-source chess game, was slapped with a similar infringement claim". In other news, gnuchess is an open source Monopoly game.The full story here
sammyF70 writes: In a surprising turn of event Goold Old Games (GOG.com) is shutting down. From their announcement on FB, people who bought games will be able to download them during the next week.
Check the official announcement here.
Personally, I'm shocked and not sure what happened.
sammyF70 writes: Frictional Games, the maker of the Horror survival "Penumbra Trilogy" games have released a demo of their new game "Amnesia — The Dark Descent". It is available for OS-X, Windows and Linux, boasts some impressive visuals on all three but more importantly, it is scary as hell. Just don't expect any weapons, it is all about (not particularly difficult) logical and physical puzzles, literally keeping your sanity and the awesome atmosphere. The full game should be released on the 8th.
sammyF70 writes: It's that time of the year again : people tell me they are running low on drive space on their notebook, and I can't help but wonder why every single windows notebook I've seen in the last 5 years comes with a C and D partitions each of which is half the drive size, even though the standard install NEVER redirects anything to the D drive. Normal users seems to ignore the D partition (most of the times, they aren't even aware that it's there at all), which means that when they buy a notebook with, for example, a 320GB drive, all they effectively get is 160GB. So I honestly ask you,, without aiming for the "Windows sucks! Just use Linux" answer, what is the rationale behind it?
sammyF70 writes: The wolfire/Humble Bundle real time statistics have been updated to show the average amount/platform. Looks like Linux users donate twice as much as windows users. You can see some graphs on the wolfire blog.
sammyF70 writes: Techcrunch has a mail from Steve Jobs, stating again Job's view about application approval and the advice from Mr.Turtleneck himself to "buy an Android phone".
This is apparently not limited to porn though, as Apple also rejected an educational kid game as it went against the "no code interpreters" clause. So, if you want porn or education you should get an Android device (or a samsung Bada device, or any other device BUT an Apple controlled one)
Somehow the 1984 Apple Ad sends a really different message, 26 years later.