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Comment Re:I did predict the suckage. (Score 1) 109

I'm going to second that. Wrath is very nicely done. The graphics are visually arresting. The quests aren't just kill six snow moose, it's go kill 10 crazed dwarfs and crack open their skulls to see if their brains are rotten... and I'm all for the skull cracking.

Blizz learned a lot from the BC expansion and definitely made this one better. I am a fan of WoW and have been playing for three years now. I often take breaks from it to play steam games, but no other MMO has offered anything remotely like it in terms of ease of use, that is, it doesn't act like it hates the player. But this is an AoC article so I'll stop being a slavering fan-boy now.

Comment Re:The best (Score 1) 785

The stone blocks are "Richter's Anchor Stone Building Sets". I liked your photos of them and did a little googling to find them.

http://www.ankerstein.org/ has a lot of info about them and some pictures. I also found them at some other toy retailers (google is my friend).

Makes me wish I had some when I was a kid or that I had kids to give them too now.

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Journal Journal: Data is Heavy...

So I've been neglecting my slashdot journal for too long.

I am moving hosting providers to save some money. Virtual data is hard to move. Sure, file copies happen fast, but directories, databases, emails all these things take work to move. Data has no mass, so why is it difficult to move? Well, it is energy so it can in theory have mass...

So moving masses of data, I spend my afternoons entwined in it.

Programming

Submission + - John W. Backus, FORTRAN creator/developer dies.

dcowart writes: ""John W. Backus, who assembled and led the I.B.M. team that created Fortran, the first widely used programming language, which helped open the door to modern computing, died on Saturday at his home in Ashland, Ore. He was 82." Source: NY Times. I first read this on the Beowulf mailing list, where a lively discussion of programming in Fortran vs. C vs. C++ was in process..."
Enlightenment

Submission + - Drowning in Tech Junk?

JackStrife17 writes: "In an attempt to reduce the clutter in my home office, I've been gathering up all of my spare disk drives, cables, screws, mice and other miscellaneous bits that I have lying around. While a tall cardboard box filled with categorized plastic and anti-static bags was once a satisfactory system of organization, it is no longer working for me. I currently access my "box of holding" about once a day where locating and retrieving things I need has become a tedious affair. With dozens of different types of tools, components, and cables that every nerd needs regular access to, how does Slashdot organize and store its own collections of tech junk?"

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