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Comment Re:And so it begins... (Score 1) 283

People sometimes ask me if I could put up with a whole day where I'm cut off from my up-to-the-second news sources, my RSS feeds, my constant torrent of media.

I say to them, yes, I do it every April 1st. And I end up with the shakes and it strengthens my resolve to never willingly unplug.

At least there are video games. Sweet, blissful, calendar-unaware video games.

Comment Re:Venerable? (Score 2, Insightful) 45

It's "venerable" because, despite its flaws, it's extremely memorable. I remember so much from that game, and I can't even remember what I played yesterday. There are a half-dozen scenes from that game permanently burned into my brain.

And because of that, I am totally going to fire the game up in ScummVM, suffer through some warts, but enjoy the heck out playing out the scenes that I've been remembering for years.

Comment Protectionism (Score 5, Funny) 770

Adding to the brain drain is a problem with slow US visa processing, since last November or so, that has been driving desirable students and scientists out of the country.

I like my protectionism like I like my women: passive aggressive!

Comment Re:BSOD (Score 1) 725

If by "a lot", you mean "a little", and by "ammunition", you mean "small arms ammo like Remington rifle cartridges, which aren't explosive, and by "secretly" you mean "it was on the damn cargo manifest", then you're on the money.

Or do you have any sort of legitimate proof that there was some kind of other munitions stowed away on the ship that is actually relevant to its sinking? Anything besides empty "I said it's there" claims?


Getting Started In Android Game Development 43

rbgrn writes "If you're interested in developing a game for the Android platform, there is a lot you need to know. If you have previous experience with game development, moving over to the Android platform won't be all that difficult. You will mostly just need to learn the architecture and API. If you're new to game development, here is a list of must-knows for getting started in Android game development. This is a good starting point for developers seeking to write any type of mobile game."

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