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Submission + - CSS Zen Garden Turns 10 (

mlingojones writes: The CSS Zen Garden—an attempt to showcase the power of CSS, from ye olden days when most sites used tables for layout, when CSS2 was bleeding edge, when IE5 was the most popular web browser—turns 10 today. In celebration, the maintainer Dave Shea is reopening the project for submissions, with a focus on CSS3 and responsive design.

Comment On noes! The satellites! (Score 1) 464

If I remember correctly, don't quite a few sats run on i386 and i486 procs? They'll fall from the skies in protest! Oh noes!!

Realistically speaking, I'm kind of glad to see it go. Especially if they have been having to make things overly complex trying to retain backwards compatibility.


The Best Game Engines 113

SlappingOysters writes "IGN has taken a look at the most impressive middleware solutions for the next generation of gaming, giving a detailed analysis of which engines are performing the best and which have the most exciting futures. It runs through the technical strengths of each engine, as well as how that translates into actual gameplay. It also runs through which software has and will be using each engine."

Distributed "Nuclear Batteries" the New Infrastructure Answer? 611

thepacketmaster writes "The Star reports about a new power generation model using smaller distributed power generators located closer to the consumer. This saves money on power generation lines and creates an infrastructure that can be more easily expanded with smaller incremental steps, compared to bigger centralized power generation projects. The generators in line for this are green sources, but Hyperion Power Generation, NuScale, Adams Atomic Engines (and some other companies) are offering small nuclear reactors to plug into this type of infrastructure. The generator from Hyperion is about the size of a garden shed, and uses older technology that is not capable of creating nuclear warheads, and supposedly self-regulating so it won't go critical. They envision burying reactors near the consumers for 5-10 years, digging them back up and recycling them. Since they are so low maintenance and self-contained, they are calling them nuclear batteries."

Comment Yes, it's possible, but from scratch... (Score 1) 1123

If you want, I'll give you the long version of it, but bottom line is you'll have to start at the bottom (helpdesk) and work your way up. Because a sysadmin tends to work with very critical systems, you'll have to build a reputation of handling more and more responsibility with the same amount of precision. Basically, you'll need to outshine your peers for quite a while.

That being said, I've worked with both degreed and non-degreed people. Experience is the only thing that ever seperated them. Degreed people, I've noticed, tend to complete jobs more often; but I have found that they also tend to think a little too highly of themselves and ignore the people who have been doing it for years.

So, it'll be a struggle, but I, along with quite a few other /.'ers, are living proof that it can be done.

Matter 232

sdedeo writes "Less known than he deserves to be among American science fiction readers is Iain M. Banks. In his native United Kingdom, Banks' work is released in hardcover at the front of bookshops; here, those seeking his science fiction work, at least, must dig down into the trade paperbacks — and often find things out of print. Those who do discover him in the States are usually pleasantly surprised to find the writing far more clever and engagingly written than the low-budget production values imply. With Orbit's release of his latest work, Matter, as well as its planned re-release of some of his earlier classics, things look to change." Read below for the rest of Simon's review.

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