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Comment Re:VIDEO GAMES (Score 1) 76

Bulletsponges and rubberbanding are killing a lot of singleplayer games. I really hate it when I have to shoot someone fifteen times in their head with a shotgun to kill them while they only have to see my toe to have me down to 50% health. Then when I race around and push another car off the track seeing it crash and turn around in the mirror, the next round it's right behind me like nothing happened, or even worse, when I crash into it to send it off the track, it's like a tank and I get sent flying. Too many games like that now. It's horrible.

Comment Re:oh, great (Score -1, Troll) 332

So questioning this instantly makes you a neo-nazi? History is always held up to evidence, no matter what have happened in the past. Sometimes history has to be rewritten because new facts have been discovered. Especially ancient history, but also modern history where forgeries are increasingly becoming more common.

Comment Ham-handed love sequences ruined it (Score 3, Informative) 233

If it did not have the love sequences between Portman and Hemsworth it would have been *cough* worth it.

Leave it to Hollywood to make dialogue awkward and cringe-worthy. It got good once the action started rolling, but there really was no chemistry between the two lovers, and Kat Dennings' character felt so forced I felt uncomfortable in the chair.

Special mention to Skarsgård for doing perhaps the best scene in the movie in which he uses shoes to explain the coming convergence. It looks like he had a lot of fun doing that and he seemed quite relaxed and confident in his role, unlike Portman who seemed off the whole time.

Submission + - Intel buys into e-text books buys Kno

BigVig209 writes: "Intel Has Acquired Kno, Will Push Further Into The Education Content Market With Interactive Textbooks"
TechCrunch is reporting that Intel has purchased e-textbook publisher Kno for an undisclosed sum. (http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/08/intel-has-acquired-kno-to-push-further-into-the-education-market/)

According to a blog post by John Galvin, GM of Intel Education, "The acquisition of Kno boosts Intel’s global digital content library to more than 225,000 higher education and K-12 titles through existing partnerships with 75 educational publishers. Even more, the Kno platform provides administrators and teachers with the tools they need to easily assign, manage and monitor their digital learning content and assessments.

We’re looking forward to combining our expertise with Kno’s rich content so that together, we can help teachers create classroom environments and personalized learning experiences that lead to student success. Check out the Intel Education newsroom for ongoing updates from Intel." (http://blogs.intel.com/csr/2013/11/intel-education-welcomes-kno-to-the-family/)

Submission + - MPAA Backs Anti-piracy Curriculum For Elementary School Students

An anonymous reader writes: A number of groups, including the MPAA, are pushing to educate elementary school kids about the dangers of piracy. From the article: 'A nonprofit group called the Center for Copyright Information, which is supported by the MPAA and other groups, has commissioned a school curriculum to teach elementary-age children about the value of copyrights. The proposed curriculum is still in draft stage, but it's already taking flak. Some critics say the curriculum promotes the biased agenda of Hollywood studios and music labels. Others contend it would use up valuable classroom time when U.S. public schools are already struggling to teach the basics.'

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