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Submission + - Video game creator Eugene Jarvis is Player One (chicagotribune.com)

BigVig209 writes: "The Chicago Tribune has done a really nice profile on Eugene Jarvis, President of Raw Thrills, a.k.a. the man who invented Defender.

"Jarvis was born and raised in Silicon Valley.... Jarvis, who is responsible for a remarkable number of gaming innovations and an absurdly long list of successful titles stretching four decades...[has] witnessed (or had a hand in) a number of pivotal moments in the history of the medium.

Scrolling games, for instance. Jarvis pioneered scrolling. (Which is like being the first guy to say, "Hey, what would happen if we added pages to this stone tablet?") Also, dual joysticks — he created dual joysticks.""

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Submission + - Broun: Evolution, big bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" (onlineathens.com)

BigVig209 writes: ""Evolution and the big bang theory are “lies to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior,” U.S. Rep. Paul Broun (Chairman of the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee for the U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee), said in a recently released video..

In the video, taken from the 2012 Sportsman’s Banquet at Liberty Baptist Church in Hartwell, Broun also repeated fundamentalist Christian tenets that the Earth is less than 10,000 years old and the Holy Bible is a guidebook to every aspect of life."

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