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Submission + - Half Life is now available natively on Steam for Linux (

Conzar writes: I loaded up my steam client for Linux tonight and found a pleasant surprise waiting in my library to be downloaded. That's right, one of the greatest FPS's in history, Half Life. I downloaded the game which didn't take any time at all. I fired it up, configured my options (max res is 1920x1080) and played the first 10 minutes of the game without any problems!

For those that have Ubuntu, Steam, and have Half Life (Beta) in their library, its a must play even if the game is over 10 years old.

Comment Re:US abuse (Score 4, Insightful) 966

Pre WWII, what was the USA responsible for? Genocide on the Native Americans, taking land from the Mexicans, fighting the Canadians, invades Hawaii, kidnapping and enslaving people from another content, and the list goes on. I hardly think this qualifies as "staying out of everyone else's business". Please stop with the propaganda that the USA was once great bullshit.

Comment Re:The Living Constitution (Score 2, Insightful) 260

Thanks for quoting a man that owned slaves. The reality is the people who have the money make the rules. The people who have the money will maintain their money through whatever means necessary. The people who have the money will divide the people in order for them to maintain their power. Its pretty simple. The "founders" did not setup a government for the people. If so, then Slavery would not be allowed and women would have had rights. It was setup for rich white land owners FOR rich white land owners.

Comment Re:FFS! What patents !!!! (Score 2, Insightful) 197

Have you not realized that by not publically disclosing the list... Microsoft actually saves the FOSS community a lot of heart-ache and pain?

Rubbish. M$ isn't saving any one. If M$ puts out the list of infringing patents, then the patents on the list become a huge target for the FOSS community to dissect and prove prior work. M$ retains its strength by keeping those patents it thinks GNU/Linux infringes on secret until it litigates individual companies.

Comment Re:Internet to Powerful, for governments (Score 0, Flamebait) 452

Once upon a time the US used to be a 'beacon of liberty' to the world.

When was this? Was the US a beacon of liberty to the Native Americans (genocide and slavery), Africans (kidnapping and slavery), Mexicans who's land was invaded and taken, Women and their rights, and the list goes on?

Comment End the Insanity (Score 1) 622

Now It is important to point out that tidal, wave, solar and wind power requires virtually no preliminary energy to harness, unlike coal, oil, gas, biomass, hydrogen and all the others.

In combination, these four mediums alone, if efficiently harnessed through technology, could power the world forever.

That being said, there happens to be another form of clean, renewable energy, which trumps them all- Geothermal Power.

Geothermal energy utilizes what is called heat mining, which, though a simple process using water, is able to generate massive amounts of clean energy. In 2006, an MIT report on geothermal energy found that 13,000 zettajoules of power are currently available in the earth, with the possibility of 2000 zj being easily tap-able with improved technology. The total energy consumption of all the countries on the planet is about half of a zettajoule a year. This means about 4000 years of planetary power could be harnessed in this medium alone. And when we understand that the earth's heat generation is constantly renewed, this energy is really limitless and could be used forever. These energy sources are only a few of the clean, renewable mediums available, and as time goes on, we will find more.

Comment Re:Internet Censorship operates in the U.S. (Score 1) 235

The USA Does censor: Child Porn, Classified USA Documents, E-Currency sites (can't operate in the USA), Online Casinos (again, can't operate in the USA), and bittorrent sites (operating in the US). The USA has many laws that prohibit information from being transmitted (freely) on the internet. This my friends is censorship.

So when

Clinton unveiled U.S. initiatives to help people living under repressive governments access the Internet for purposes such as reporting corruption.

Does this mean that when the USA government shuts down your internet connection for using bittorent, that you can use this to undermine the gov?

Comment Re:Higher taxes needed (Score 1) 590

without taxes there is no society. without society you're very likely to experience actual theft and actual gun barrels, but very little services.

I hear there's no taxes in Somalia and it's only a plane ride away.

There is something called a resource based economy in which there is no money and therefore no taxes. This would be a much better society to live in because it solves the problems of crime, war, and poverty.

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