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Comment Re:Its really (Score 1) 760

No, it's pretty much the same game.

More anti-palestinian rhetoric, just from wikileaks this time. What can you expect though with Assange meeting with the Israeli government to make sure the wrong information isn't leaked? That basically invalidates wikileaks from an Israel criticism perspective.

I'm not really sure how people even read this stuff without being appalled. Do people just not realize that Israel is an apartheid state? That Israel bulldozes palestian houses to build Jewish only settlements? Do people not realize that Israel has Jewish only highways? Do people really believe that every palestinian is an explosives expert and carries and AK47, and the attacks on palestinian communities is actually justified?

Any of that happening in the US would be completely unacceptable. But it's ok Israel right? Because of that ridiculous idea the media has sold everyone on known as terrorism, right?

Wikileaks mostly releases things that everyone should already know, unless you get all your news and information off of TV and the TV news websites. But then they mix it in with propaganda like this. It's like wikileaks is the latest attack on the people who actually realize the media is lying to them, to get them to still keep from learning the truth about these issues. You're still getting all of this wikileaks information from the mainstream media. Do people just believe that the mainstream media has no choice now and they must share all these truths with you? I hope people are cluing in that the mainstream media is just feeding them more of the same, but people who think they are on the right path are just being misguided with the label wikileaks.

The Pentagon makes this huge public announcement all across the mainstream media about wanting to find and speak with Julian. That isn't how the pentagon functions.
Julian meets with the Israeli government to ensure the wrong information isn't shared. lol.
All kinds of people are getting in trouble for leaking information, but not Julian. You keep hearing about it right, because the mainstream media making him out to be some hero, but he isn't getting in trouble. The people who believe in the organization so much are the ones getting in trouble.
And then you get spoon fed obvious information that those of us ignoring the mainstream media have known for years.
And you still believe the propaganda, especially when it comes from your beloved wikileaks.


Auto Incorrect 86

theodp writes "Combine smartphone auto correction and fat-fingered virtual keyboard typing, writes Rob Walker, and the results can be hilarious and even shocking. The website Damn You, Autocorrect collects the awesomely embarrassing text messages that you never meant to send. Now if you'll excuse me, I have to masturbate some chicken for bisexuals night!"
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Sims 3 Expansion Announced 84

EA has announced that The Sims 3 will be getting its first expansion pack on November 16th, titled World Adventures. It will be available at first for the PC and Mac clients, and later for mobile platforms. "Players can take their Sims on new journeys to famous real-world inspired destinations around the globe for the first time ever and seek out new adventures. ... From mastering martial arts in Shang Simla, China, discovering rich culture and famous landmarks on a romantic getaway to Champs Les Sims, France or exploring the depths of ancient tombs in Al Simhara, Egypt, players can take their Sims on a journey that will change their Sims' lives." EA's Lyndsay Pearson spoke further about the expansion in an interview with IGN.

Turning Classic Literary Works Into Games 93

Adventure Classic Gaming is running an interview with Chris Tolworthy, an indie game designer who is working on a project to make video games out of various literary classics. His decision to develop these kinds of games was sparked by a desire to reach out to gamers who want more "serious" subject matter, as well as finding an audience among people you would find in a book store, rather than a game store. Tolworthy has already released one game, an adaptation of Les Misérables, and has almost finished Dante's Divine Comedy. After that is done, he'll move on to other works, including Theogeny, by Hesiod, and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, aiming for two or three releases a year. He said, "I try to keep as close as possible to the original text. When I create a game I simply go through the book and adapt it chapter by chapter. As far as possible all my puzzles are based on ideas in the original book. So my Dante's Inferno is a lot closer to the book than EA Games' Dante's Inferno that changes Dante into a warrior with a giant scythe! Although I stick closely to the story, I would find it boring to only give the straight text, so my games always give a different twist. For example, I show Les Miserables from the point of view of a minor character who dies early on. In my Divine Comedy I show other points of view as well as Dante's, and they don't see things the same way. Really, what I'm doing is what theater directors do when they put a Shakespeare play into a modern setting. It's the exact same story, but presented in a new way."

Thai Gaming Sites Ordered Shut Down After Suicide 82

eldavojohn writes "Seventy-two websites have been ordered shut down by the courts in Thailand following the suicide of a 12-year-old boy who jumped from the sixth story of his school after his father banned him from playing computer games. This brings more action from the court: 'Some websites are rumored to take in over 100 million baht from online betting a night at peak periods, causing huge economic losses to the country. To prevent online gambling, the DSI, also a member of the internet safety committee, would notify all Internet service providers across the country about the court order. From now on, any provider found to encourage or provide online gambling will not only face a jail term and a fine, but also have his/her ISP license revoked by the ICT.' Thailand is no stranger to internet censorship of various sites."

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