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Newsweek Easter Egg Reports Zombie Invasion 93

Posted by kdawson
from the it-takes-braaains dept.
danielkennedy74 writes "Newsweek.com becomes the latest in a long list of sites that will reveal an Easter egg if you enter the Konami code correctly (up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, enter). This is a cheat code that appeared in many of Konami's video games, starting around 1986 — my favorite places to use it were Contra and Life Force, 30 lives FTW. The Easter egg was probably included by a developer unbeknownst to the Newsweek powers that be. It's reminiscent of an incident that happened at ESPN last year, involving unicorns."

Comment: What the fuck are you talking about? (Score 1) 544

by viraltus (#31983186) Attached to: Review of HTC Desire As Alternative To iPhone

This article and your comment are total bullshit! Just the Motorola Droid is far superior to any iPhone you can buy right now, you don't have to wait for the next Android to get something that totally humilliates any iPhone.

It's unfortunate but Slashdot is infected with either Apple fanboys that cannot see beyond their noses or Apple employees gaining their salary spreading wide bullshit news... sad.

Intel

+ - Microsoft to use ARM-based servers, hints ad->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft is looking for senior software development engineer to help with its Bing data centers, potentially running them on ARM hardware, according to this EE Times article. Whoever gets the job "can own the decision on the hardware that we use," the job description said, and added that power management is a key aspect of the job. And ARM is explicitly mentioned, as are solid-state disk drives as an area of experimentation in the quest to reduce power but Intel does not get a mention. Microsoft was reportedly experimenting with the Intel Atom microprocessor in February 2009 with a view to creating a green low-power data center. One issue discussed then was the Atom microprocessor lacked performance compared with other Intel processors and that therefore any power saving might be negated by the need for more processors to carry a given computational load. Looks like Intel may have missed out."
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+ - Linux and Windows H.323 Videoconferencing apps?

Submitted by Lumpy
Lumpy (12016) writes "I work with businesses that have Tandberg and Polycom H.323 Videoconferencing gear every day. Many of them are medical companies or research companies here in the USA that communicate with doctors in 3rd world countries that don't have the resources we do here and have asked me if there are any free or open source H.323 video conferencing apps available for linux and Windows. I was able to find one for Mac OSX, xmeeting but It seems that the offerings for Windows and Linux are either nonexistent or hiding.

What do you use for real videoconferencing?"
Censorship

+ - Google: one in four countries block our services->

Submitted by Barence
Barence (1228440) writes "Google claims 25 of the 100 countries where it offers services block its products in one form or another. While the firm admitted countries such as China represented the “most polarising example” of internet restrictions, it also named several European and democratic nations that restrict content. “Our policy is to comply with the laws of these democratic governments — for example, those that make pro-Nazi material illegal in Germany and France — and remove search results from only our local search engine,” said a spokesperson. Google said it was revealing these figures due to the large rise in internet censorship around the world. It highlighted recent statistics from the Open Net Initiative, which claims the number of countries censoring the internet has risen from four in 2002 to 40 in 2010, with nations such as China and Saudi Arabia being the worst offenders."
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