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Comment Life finds a way (Score 3, Interesting) 679

Where have I heard this before? oh yeah:

"The kind of control you're attempting simply is... it's not possible. If there is one thing the history of evolution has taught us it's that life will not be contained. Life breaks free, it expands to new territories and crashes through barriers, painfully, maybe even dangerously, but, uh... well, there it is." Dr. Ian Malcolm


Submission + - Wiis bought 12/21 thru GameStop arriving now

ooutland writes: I just got the call from my local GameStop and picked up the Wii I ordered through the advance purchase program on 12/21. At the time, they said they would be submitting names to Nintendo and "a box will come with your name on it." However, as of today, policy seems to have changed — this store had 18 certificates and I was one of the first in line; they received three consoles today and will be using all units received to fulfill the program. So a five day wait instead of 3-4 weeks! Couldn't get it out of them if this was corporate policy or ??
United States

Submission + - Got fleas? Grab a vacuum (

coondoggie writes: "Researchers said today that pest of pests, fleas, can be mostly eliminated by a thorough house vacuuming. Ohio State University researchers said vacuuming kills fleas in all stages of their lives, with an average of 96% success in adult fleas and 100% destruction of younger fleas. The results were so surprisingly definitive that the lead scientist, an insect specialist, repeated the experiments several times to be sure the findings were correct, the university said in a release."

Submission + - Hackers using YouTube to spread latest Trojan

thefickler writes: Social engineering attacks are showing a strong rise this Summer. The latest trick is manipulating YouTube users to infect their PCs with a Trojan known as the Fake Codec. For most media, a certain codec is required to encode and decode a digital stream such as audio or video. When a user tries to view a video that requires a specific codec, they'll usually get the message, "Codec not found" or "The proper codec to play this media is not installed." Some sites will usually direct you to another website to download the codec; however, an increasing trend in late August is for hackers to direct users to download a fake codec, which will in turn install malicious software on the user's machine.

Submission + - Quake Ported to Nintendo Gamecube/Wii

YokimaSun writes: PeterM has today released the first beta of his port of the classic game Quake for the Nintendo Gamecube and Nintendo Wii. Awesome release. Quake on Gamecube now runs At 320×264 (PAL), demo 1 runs at comfortably over 70 frames per second. At 640×528, it runs at just under 30. Wii Owners must ensure they do not update to the latest system software which disables support for the SD Media Homebrew Launcher.
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Nearly Entire id Back Catalog Now on Steam

Pluvius writes: "The constantly growing list of games available on Valve's online-gaming network Steam has become even more impressive with a contribution from id software. With the exception of the relatively new Quake IV and a few early games, every PC game released by id is now available, including the first five Commander Keen episodes, the Wolfenstein games, the Doom series, most of the Quake series, Heretic and HeXen, and all of the addons and expansions thereof. Better yet, all of these games can be bought together at the low price of $70, minus a 10% discount if you buy before August 10. Other packages are also available."

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