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Police Called Over 11-Year-Old's Science Project 687

garg0yle writes "Police in San Diego were called to investigate an 11-year-old's science project, consisting of 'a motion detector made out of an empty Gatorade bottle and some electronics,' after the vice-principal came to the conclusion that it was a bomb. Charges aren't being laid against the youth, but it's being recommended that he and his family 'get counseling.' Apparently, the student violated school policies — I'm assuming these are policies against having any kind of independent thought?"

Submission + - Becoming a game designer, best first steps? 1

todd10k writes: i've recently decided to go back to college. I have alot of experience with games, having played them for most of my adult life, and have always toyed with the idea of making them one day. I've finally decided to give it my best. What i need to know is, what are the best languages to study? What is the minimum diploma or degree that most game's company accept? Finally, Is C++ the way to go? ASP? LUA?

Comment Idiots. (Score 1) 226

Advocates freedom, but then takes it away? Are you fucking kidding me? Open source is a good thing. ubuntu, redhat, gentoo. These are names we associate to particular operating systems. without trademark, we would have every fat greasy linux geek calling his own homebrew distro "Knoppix xtreme" or something equally banal. Trademark preserves the quality image we have in our minds of a particular product. I mean, let's take the DS and PSP for example. Their trademarks are ripped off blatently by chinese company's making extremly low quality, similar looking products. Eliminating trademarks on opensource product's will have the EXACT same effect. Every trademan, programmer, anyone who put's anysort of work into a product, either for self gratification or momey, deserves to have their product, if made to a high degree of quality and worksmanship, be considered good. he doe's not deserve for some charlatan to come along and call his lower quality and inferior product the same name to leech the reflected glory away from the original worksman, who im going to call bill. Bill has 3 kids and a mortgage, a nagging wife and a goldfish. if bill leaves boston travelling in a car at 60 miles an hour and tracey is travelling from new york in a time capsule travelling 120 miles an hour, how much wood will a wood chuck chuck if a wood chuck could chuck wood? To summarise: dont do school, stay in milk, drink drugs. I'm all for freedom and the open source way, but there's limit's, without those limit's,we wouldn't have limits, and we'd be limitless in our depravity. if we follow that particular line of thinking,pretty soon we'll have women riding horse's one leg on each side, salt in our lasagne and massive orgies in the street, thousands of naked bodies writhing in ecstasy, all on the cusp of losing complete sexual control.......................on second thought, down with trademark!

Comment Re:Apology AND free play time (Score 0) 300

"Obviously no one wants Blizzard to lax up on cheaters, so the only solution I see is for Blizzard to at least give some warning - and give people a chance to correct/ remove the problem application before they ban them."

Blizzard does. The WoW loader is equipped with anti cheat technology called the gatekeeper, a rather invasive piece of software. It detect's anticheat software before the game is loaded and gives the cheater a chance to disable it before they login. once they login, all bet's are off.

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