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If Programming Languages Were Religions 844

bshell writes "With Christmas around the corner I know we are all thinking about religion, or at least maybe wondering why this one religion dominates the rest for these few weeks. A fellow named Rodrigo Braz Monteiro (amz) posted this list comparing each programming language to a religion. Guaranteed to make you chuckle and generate a good long thread here on slashdot. Great way to pass the time as work winds down this week and we relate to our own programming faiths during this very special time of year. Merry PHPmas." Fortunately Pastafarianism is referenced.
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EA Recommends Hilarious Work-Around For RA3 CD-Key 301

sunderbear noted that EAs Command & Conquer 3 shipped missing the last digit of the CD Key. He writes "EA's brightest minds have put their synapses into overdrive in order to whip up a comical work-around. 'There is currently a work-around that may allow you to bypass this issue. Since you have the first 19 characters of the code already, you can basically try guessing the last character,' said a note on EA's customer support site. Yes, they're serious. 'To do this, simply enter your existing code, and then for the last character, try the letters A-Z, and then the numbers 0-9. You should eventually get the right combination, and be able to play the game.'" It appears that the helpful hint has been purged.

Tea Task Force To Spy On Water Use at Work Screenshot-sm 6

Envirowise, a British government sponsored environmental consultant company, is urging businesses to appoint tea monitors to make sure people do not waste water. They say the conservation of water used to make tea will reduce greenhouse gases and save companies money. In a statement it tells businesses, "Appoint a tea task force or tea monitor to make sure all your office hot drink-making facilities are as efficient as they could be. Only boil the water you use - this will avoid water and energy being wasted." I'd like to offer my services as office soap steward and Lord of the toilet paper.

Teenager Breaks Record With Long Name Screenshot-sm 14

A teenager from Glastonbury has changed his name to, Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine Hulk And The Flash Combined. It is thought to be the world's longest name by people who think about such things and is most assuredly among the stupidest. Captain Fantastic said, "I wanted to be unique. I decided upon a theme of superheroes." He added that he thinks his new name is "crazy" and that his grandmother is no longer talking to him.
Classic Games (Games)

Submission + - Computer game predicts players moves (newscientist.com)

willatnewscientist writes: "A couple of Hungarian researchers have developed a computer game that knows when you're going to press the 'jump' button 2 seconds before you do it. The researchers used neural networks to analyse several type of biofeedback signal — heart rate, EEG and skin conductance — and discovered that skin conductance alone is enough to predict a jump up to 2 seconds beforehand. They say the technique could ultimately be used to make aircraft controls that respond more quickly to a pilot's actions. But it could also be used to create so-called 'frustration games' that respond to a player's actions before they occur."
The Courts

Submission + - Man vs apple over a $2000(USD) phone bill. (informationweek.com)

tc3driver writes: Information Week reports, A frequent traveler who believed he would not suffer roaming charges is asking the court to mandate that Apple disclose unlock codes upon request.

"He received a $2,000 bill due to data roaming charges after spending a week in Mexico, although Apple's iPhone Web site advertised that customers could access the Web and use e-mail as much as they wanted without incurring the charges, the lawsuit claims. He said the phone cannot be used with foreign wireless providers."

— To some of us it would be obvious that once one leaves the country they are roaming.

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