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Submission + - Prison Architect prison simulation game launched for linux (

An anonymous reader writes: Prison Architect is a Prison Simulation and Management game currently released in Alpha from indie developers Introversion Software (Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON and Multiwinia). Prison Architect was initially released in September 2012 and has been played by nearly 90,000 gamers so far. 10 Alpha updates have been released and Introversion is committed to continuing to release a major update each month. From Alpha 10 onwards Prison Architect will be available for Linux — from the Introversion Blog:

"We are now supplying builds for Linux via steam and as a standalone download from our website. The game should be widely compatible across the various Linux distributions, but please let us know if you have problems by logging bugs in our bug tracker. We have targeted Ubuntu 12.04 (32 bit and 64 bit) as a starting point, and we anticipate wider compatibility in later alphas. Please note that we do require glibc 2.15 or later, which unfortunately means Prison Architect does not currently work on Debian Stable."

Comment Re:Stupid Question (Score 1) 121

And this has been an entirely frivolous and annoying use the act.

The information officer at the council obviously disagrees, he could have denied the request if he had though it was 'lacking any serious purpose or value'. If nothing else it has brought knowledge of citizen's rights under the act to a wider audience

Comment Re:Not yet. (Score 1) 275

Why not? We already have suicide bombers that are willing to blow themselves to hell for their cause, and it'd probably be a lot easier to get one of them to suddenly hit the gas and drive through the glass into the terminal than it would be to reprogram one of these cars to do it

Yeah, but when you have a human driver you can just get an angry scotsman to drag him out of the vehicle

Comment Re:1Up,Kotaku,CNet Trashing This Turd Of An Addon (Score 2, Interesting) 280

Have you actually read the Kotaku or Cnet reviews? Cnet calls it 'the most fun you can have with your hands free'. Kotaku, while acknowledging there are a number of flaws, says that it 'can be revolutionary'. I wouldn't exactly say either of these reviews are 'trashing' the Kinect.

Comment This isn't new (Score 4, Informative) 173

Thieves have attempted this approach for as long as this type of cash delivery system has existed, and consequently there are numerous security measures to prevent it. The ceiling space that contains the tubes is usually protected by motion sensors, the cash delivery system usually has some form of intrusion countermeasure that would detect a change in pressure, and the most simple method is a timer system that detects whether the money is received in the strong room N seconds after it's sent by the cashier, triggering an alarm if not.

It seems that for whatever reason this chain of stores hadn't implemented the basic security measures, or they were ineffective, probably due to human error (i.e. forgetting to set the alarm in the roofspace).

Comment Re:Why so discriminating? (Score 4, Informative) 1036

That's like taxing tampons or pads because they know that 50% of people need them.

In the UK (and I believe the rest of the EU) they DO tax sanitary products. It took quite a lot of campaigning to get them placed in the 'reduced' rate of tax (5%) rather than the 'luxury' rate (currently 17.5%, soon to be 20%) as well. See here for example.

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