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Comment Missing option (Score 1) 283

Where's "In paper form, not-so-legally"? I ambush Borders trucks on their route from the distribution center. I feel bad I'm forcing them out of business, but Emeril At The Grill sells like gold on the black market. BAM!

Submission + - Duke Nukem Forever Is Finally Here, May 3rd (

An anonymous reader writes: The skies have opened, the gods have smiled, and 2K Games has announced an actual release date for Duke Nukem Forever. The game is for real, people have played it, and we know when it will go on sale to gamers who have waited over a decade to play the official sequel to one of the most-loved PC games ever released. You'll be able to buy your copy on May 3 in North America, and May 6 internationally. The game is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

Check out the (NSFW) trailer

Submission + - P=NP Algorithm

benthurston27 writes: Hi, I'm really excited about the results I'm getting from this algorithm. It finds a Hamilton Circuit for many random graphs in n^3 time. I have yet to find an example where there is a Hamilton circuit that the program failed to find, though once it did fail to find a Hamilton path when there wasn't a Hamilton circuit. At any rate it finds and displays a Hamilton circuit for a random graph a significant subset of the times there actually is one to be found and it does so really quickly, which I believe has ramifications of suggesting that P=NP, a famous problem in computer science. It is hosted on Sourceforge and more information on the approach the algorithm takes and the Python implementation can be found in the file for the project

Robots Learn To Lie 276

garlicnation writes "Gizmodo reports that robots that have the ability to learn and can communicate information to their peers have learned to lie. 'Three colonies of bots in the 50th generation learned to signal to other robots in the group when then found food or poison. But the fourth colony included lying cheats that signaled food when they found poison and then calmly rolled over to the real food while other robots went to their battery-death.'"

Comment Re:Fat or muscle? (Score 1) 334

It's true that Gnome really is missing out on a good burning program like K3b, but its pretty blind to say there are no good features in gnome, or that its slower. There's a reason many distro's choose gnome, its becuase its less resource hungry and has less eye-candy built in than KDE does, and that makes it less of a load on older computers, and just makes things more efficient in general. Personally, after trying both KDE and Gnome on ubuntu(in two sperate installations), I really found Gnome to be the better of the two.

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