Brian Shiau writes: "The simExchange, the virtual video game stock market, helps gamers learn about upcoming video games and predict how well they will sell. Countless new games are on the horizon all the time and it is too time consuming to read up on all of them. The simExchange applies the Wisdom of the Crowds concept to upcoming video games. You can quickly identify the most anticipated upcoming games by simply checking out the most valued game stocks or the most traded game stocks. Because game stock prices forecast the worldwide lifetime sales of a game, the simExchange also aims to fill the sales data vacuum in the video game industry. The simExchange was featured in the past week on Joystiq, About.com, Midas Oracle, and Loading Reality."
JoeCommodore writes: "In the over 40 years of videogames (arcade, home and compnuter) many really great games have come and also have unforunately gone with the platforms they were played on. Some of which never got the audience they deserved, partly because of the platform not being as popular as other or the original, the publisher could not advertisee it, was a 'cult-classic', or maybe it was just eclisped by some other game at the time.
What are the games you wish were once again made native for the modern arcade, game sytems or computer for you and your fellow Slashdotters to enjoy?"
AnExKahn writes: "The Purdue University has developed a biorefinery This device takes trash and converts it into ethanol and then burns the ethanaol as to generate power. It uses diesel for the first few hours just to get started. Finally we can power our Time Machines"
NMerriam writes: "Bill Gates has a very candid interview with Newsweek talking about the release of Vista. He says that Apple should stop lying in their TV ads, and by the way "Every single day, they come out with a total exploit [of Mac OS X], your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.""
klubar writes: "Newsweek recently interviewed Bill Gates on why Vista makes a difference. His answers on why upgrade, Microsoft future, Vista security and innovation are interesting — and surprisingly well reasoned.
He points out that Microsoft has had a number of major releases since Windows XP (as this is a consumer-oriented interview, he doesn't mention the business releases, like Server 2003, SQL, etc.) He also claims that Vista is highly secure and the underpinning is better than that of the Mac. The interview also addresses who is copying who (always a gray area) with the claim that many of the OSX ideas were develped first at Microsoft. He also claims that "security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.".
As an aside, based on a quick preview of Vista and Office 2007, I'm impressed. Both of them together really makes XP with Office 2003 and the OSX look dated."
Etherfast writes: "While on a visit in Romania, where Bill Gates participated in the celebration of 10 years since the Microsoft branch has been running there, and the launch of Vista, Microsoft's president declared that, with the right amount of administration, the new Vista could run life support systems in hospitals."
XMAN26 writes: "If you go here, http://www.nvidiaclassaction.org/, you'll find someone who seems to think that Nvidia should be sued for lack of drivers for MS Vista. He should try writing 20+ million lines of code for 3 generations of video cards for a brand new OS that already has a 300MB+ SP schedueled for release and was changed 3 times in 45 days prior to being released to MSDN customers. He also seems to think that Nvidia and other hardware companies sat in on all the coding for vista for the last several years."