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Classic Games (Games)

FPS Games That Need a Remake 518

kube00 writes "With the release and successful sales of Goldeneye 007 on the Wii, this opens the doors for other 90s FPS game remakes. Games like Jedi Knight, Red Rampage and Tribes could all use remakes and would look great with next-generation graphics. Nothing would be more satisfying than a remake of Jedi Knight that lets gamers slice Jar Jar to bits in multiplayer."
Security

Riskiest Web Domains To Visit 106

wiredmikey writes "According to a report released today, .COM is the riskiest top-level domain, the riskiest country domain is Vietnam (.VN). Japan's .JP ranks as the safest country domain for the second year in a row and TRAVEL as the safest overall domain. It's interesting to note that .JP (currently $89.99 at GoDaddy) and .TRAVEL ($89.99 at Moniker) domains are also some of the most expensive domains. Are cybercriminals getting cheap with other people's credit cards? Or do the higher price make it more risky?"
Idle

Growing A House From Meat 133

baosol writes "From the boundary-pushing team of archi-visionaries who brought us the fabulous Fab Tree Hab comes a new (and somewhat disgusting) way to grow a structure — using animal flesh! The In Vitro Meat Habitat is a futuristic concept home composed of meat cells grown in a lab. The creator of the concept, Mitchell Joachim, is a futurist with a twist– he says he is actually developing the concept in a lab."
Education

Stanford, U.C. Berkeley Offer Students Genetic Testing 104

cappp writes with this snippet from Scientific American: "This week Berkeley will mail saliva sample kits to every incoming freshman and transfer student. Students can choose to use the kits to submit their DNA for genetic analysis, as part of an orientation program on the topic of personalized medicine. But U.C. Berkeley isn't the only university offering its students genetic testing. Stanford University's summer session started two weeks ago, including a class on personal genomics that gives medical and graduate students the chance to sequence their genotypes and study the results."

Submission + - Police Shut Down ‘Russian Rapidshare’ (torrentfreak.com)

m_ilya writes: "Russian police have raided a datacenter hosting iFolder.ru, a huge Rapidshare-like site. Their paperwork allowed them to search and gather evidence against a user who uploaded child pornography to the site. Although staff offered 100% co-operation, the police cut the power and sealed the servers in the datacenter, putting iFolder completely out of operation."
Privacy

Net Users In Belarus May Soon Have To Register 89

Cwix writes "A new law proposed in Belarus would require all net users and online publications to register with the state: 'Belarus' authoritarian leader is promising to toughen regulation of the Internet and its users in an apparent effort to exert control over the last fully free medium in the former Soviet state. He told journalists that a new Internet bill, proposed Tuesday, would require the registration and identification of all online publications and of each Web user, including visitors to Internet cafes. Web service providers would have to report this information to police, courts, and special services.'"
NASA

Submission + - SPAM: NASA finds "lots of water" from moon crash tests

coondoggie writes: The NASA spacecraft that plowed into the moon last month have discovered what the space agency calls "significant amounts of water" on the lunar surface. NASA' Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellites (LCROSS) took dead aim and crashed into the moon On Oct. 9. The impact of the $80 million LCROSS satellites into the Lunar surface created an ice-filled a debris plume that NASA analyzed for water content. Since the impact NASA scientists have been working "28 hour days" to analyze the results.
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Comment Re:Erratum (Score 1) 284

I'm curious. Where can i find this list? Or does it only exist in the SLASH source code?
It looks to me they just threw the baby out with the bathwater. If the problem was unicode's direction control characters, why not just blacklist those few control chars? Instead we now have a whitelist so ridiculously small, it's useless.

Comment Re:Hoax (Score 1) 177

Probably. It's a stretch, but since most of cellphones nowadays come with some sort of a little camera built-in and Latvia's mobile penetration rate is around 99%, I wouldn't be surprised by some random guy putting up a video of such a sight on youtube a few hours later.

Though the timing is a little suspicious, and the quality of the video is better than something I'd expect from a cellphone.

Comment Re:RTFS (Score 1) 197

I think this is the extension you are looking for: PasswordHasher. It creates a hash from your master password and the base domain, has options for excluding special symbols from the hash and integrates nicely with the password fields.

If the guy who wrote is your friend, give him my best. What I like the most about this hasher is that it's also available in a standalone html file, which helps when you need to login from a computer without the extension installed. You can host the file yourself, but since it's written in javascript, there's no need to (hashing is done locally).
Communications

Submission + - Apple kills Google Voice apps on the iPhone 5

molnarcs writes: "Apple pulls Google Voice-enabled applications from its App Store citing duplication of functionality. This includes both Google's official Google Voice and third party apps like Voice Central. Sean Kovacs, main developer of GV Mobile says that he had personal approval from Phillip Shiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing last April. TechCrunch's Jason Kincaid suspects AT&T behind the move."
Patents

Submission + - Patents Discourage Innovation, Experiment Finds (ssrn.com) 1

Thoughtfire writes: An experimental study from the University of California, Irvine and the University of Kansas suggests that patent systems hamper innovation. The researchers created a simulation where players are able to create and implement inventions. In some conditions, participants could acquire and use patents for these inventions. An open-source system was also available in some cases. The researchers found that when a patent system is available, or available in conjunction with an open-source option, innovation and social benefits were reduced compared to a condition that did not use a patent system (only an open-source system).
The Internet

Sony CEO Proposes "Guardrails For the Internet" 708

testadicazzo writes "Micheal Lynton, the guy who said 'I'm a guy who doesn't see anything good having come from the Internet. Period.' has posted an editorial at the Huffington Post titled Guardrails for the Internet, in which he defends his comment, and suggests that just as the interstate system needs guardrails, so too does the information superhighway. The following is pretty indicative of the article: 'Internet users have become used to getting things when they want it and how they want it, and those of us in the entertainment business want to meet that kind of demand as efficiently and effectively as possible. But what has happened online is that if it is 'beyond store hours' and the shop is closed, a lot of people just smash the window and steal what they want. Freedom without restraint is chaos, and if we don't figure out some way to prevent online chaos, the quantity, quality and availability of the kinds of entertainment, literature, art and scholarship we need to have a healthy, vibrant culture will suffer.'"

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