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+ - Valve Releases Steam For Linux Client, Celebrates With Week-Long Sale

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Valve on Thursday announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. You can download the client now for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. In typical Steam fashion, the company is celebrating the big day with a sale: over 50 Linux titles are now 50 percent to 75 percent off until 10:00AM PST on Wednesday, February 21. This means you have just under a week to take advantage, and should be plenty of time for Valve to set a new record in Steam for Linux downloads."

+ - Google Android More Vulnerable Than IPhone->

Submitted by tripmine
tripmine (1160123) writes "Or maybe the headline should read: "'Security' Company Spreads Distortions And Exaggerations To Sell Their $3.99 App". Some of my favorites from the article: “Android is open-source, which means the hacker can also understand the underlying architecture and source code,” and “Apple has a sandbox concept that isolates the platform, which prevents certain viruses that want to replicate themselves or decompose and recompose to avoid virus scanners” as opposed to Android where apps can run... oh wait, also isolated in a sandbox."
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Comment: American Cars Sell Like Hotcakes... (Score 1) 429

by tripmine (#28189693) Attached to: GM's Hummer Brand To Be Sold To a Chinese Company China. Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co doesn't really care about the lowering demand for SUV's in the United States. They have an emerging middle class that just loves American cars. Remember, a national market does not get any bigger than the Chinese market.

Comment: Re:Internet comments will terrify you. (Score 5, Insightful) 198

by tripmine (#27549331) Attached to: In Defense of the Anonymous Commenter

...I discovered that a large percentage of my fellow countrymen are ignorant, illogical, paranoid, quasi-literate, parochial, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-intellectual believers in UFOs.

That does seem to be the picture you get by reading people's opinions online. I find comfort in believing that the sample of opinions posted online isn't representative of the total population since it suffer from a sort of volunteer bias, where the people with the most outrageous opinions have the greater will to express those opinions to a bunch of strangers.
Either that, or we ARE surrounded by ignorant, illogical, paranoid, quasi-literate, parochial, xenophobic, homophobic, sexist, racist, anti-intellectual believers in UFOs and are all screwed.

Get hold of portable property. -- Charles Dickens, "Great Expectations"