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Comment Re:Am I the only one? (Score 1) 510

If you didn't have the clock problem, then you also weren't using your PS3 on March 1st because that happened regardless of what changes you might have made to the system. (Actually, it's possible you don't use PSN and were playing non-online games; you were still affected, you just didn't realize it.)

Comment Re:Abandoned the Fight (Score 1) 245

Honestly, if you're a traditional RPG fan, you probably want to be looking at the DS instead. You've got a ton of well-done remakes of classics like the Dragon Quests and Final Fantasy games, plus new games like The World Ends With You, ASH, and new entries to the Namco Tales series. Bioware's got a game forthcoming, too. (Most importantly for me, though, there's a Suikoden game headed to the DS.) Plus, chances are that you missed out on a lot of the great GBA RPGs, like Golden Sun, Riviera, and Fire Emblem.

Submission + - How The Video Game Industry Lost Its Soul

JordanL writes: "I don't claim to be any sort of expert on the inner workings of the large variety of professions that video game development and sales includes, but I contend that it no longer takes an expert to make the assertion that I have come to recently: the video game industry as a whole is losing its soul, and while it may be able to end-over-end continue to raise profits, it will on the long term lose the respectability and clout that it deserves if they continue on their current course."

Feed Gay Men Have Higher Prevalence Of Eating Disorders (sciencedaily.com)

Gay and bisexual men may be at far higher risk for eating disorders than heterosexual men, according to a recent study. In the first population-based study of its kind, researchers found that gay and bisexual men have higher rates of eating disorders.

Feed BenQ's chairman and president charged in Taiwan, out on bail (engadget.com)

Filed under: Cellphones

It doesn't look like the BenQ saga is showing any sings of letting up anytime soon, with two of the company's top executives now running into trouble with the law over alleged insider trading. According to The Taipei Times, both Chairman K.Y. Lee (who recently offered to leave the company) and President Sheaffer Lee have been named as defendants in the insider trading case against BenQ, which stems mainly from the company's mangled acquisition of Siemen AG's mobile phone business. Both men reportedly faced a grilling form prosecutors for some eight hours on Wednesday before being released on bail, at a cost of a couple of hundred thousand dollars apiece. Of course, these aren't the first charges to be laid against the company in the insider trading probe, with BenQ's CFO and senior VP Eric Yu still locked up after the last sweep by prosecutors. As if BenQ needed any more bad news, the company's shares unsurprisingly took a bit of a tumble after this latest development, adding further to the 20% loss the company has seen over the past three months.

[Via The Inquirer]

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Submission + - Open-source (S)NES controller to Wii adapter

Raphael writes: "Being able to play NES and SNES games on the Wii's Virtual Console is great (Thanks Nintendo!), but it's much more fun to do it with the original controllers. (And some games are much more playable like this). That's why I decided to design this Nes/Snes controller to USB conversion circuit. http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/snes2wii/index _en.php"
Hardware Hacking

Submission + - Reflectivity Reaches a New Low

sporkme writes: "A new nanocoating material developed by a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has the lowest level of reflectivity ever seen, or not seen in this case. The amount of light reflected by the composite of silica nanorods and aluminum nitride is almost the same amount reflected by air. From the article:

Schubert and his coworkers have created a material with a refractive index of 1.05, which is extremely close to the refractive index of air and the lowest ever reported. Window glass, for comparison, has a refractive index of about 1.45.
. . .
Using a technique called oblique angle deposition, the researchers deposited silica nanorods at an angle of precisely 45 degrees on top of a thin film of aluminum nitride, which is a semiconducting material used in advanced light-emitting diodes (LEDs). From the side, the films look much like the cross section of a piece of lawn turf with the blades slightly flattened.
Suggested applications include increased efficiency in solar cells, more energy-efficient lighting and advances in quantum mechanics. No word yet on invisibility cloaks."

Submission + - Complexity of Sendmail or Postfix Email server

kennova writes: "I have a question for Slashdot users. I have been using the eXtremail email server for many years now. It has been actively developed for a couple of years. This prompted a thought to change to something more mainstream.

However, the complexity of Sendmail or Postfix is so daunting, and non-sensical that I have attempted a few times without success. Is there a simple email server that a home user can use, that supports Smarthosting, domain catch-all addresses, and adding users and multiple domains without setting up so much overhead that if you lose it, you pretty much have to start all over.

I don't care about Spam filters, or web-mail, or all that other garbage, GMail does that for me. The infrastructure of these large email systems is too much for a simple home user who wants to enable the power of the web to his/her advantage. eXtremail did it, but no one else has been able to."
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Jesus' tomb located

davo writes: "A tomb that once held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth — and those of his wife and son — has been found in a suburb of Jerusalem, said the makers of a controversial film in a press conference today. The filmmakers base their claims on the study of ten ossuaries — stone boxes used to hold the bones of the dead — that were unearthed at an Israeli construction site in 1980. Simcha Jacobovici, James Cameron, and others at a press conference revealing stone boxes they say once held the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene picture Inscriptions on the boxes, in addition to DNA tests of tiny bits of tissue found inside, suggest that the cave was the final resting place of Jesus, his disciple Mary Magdalene, and their son, the filmmakers said. The claims, if verified, could threaten key tenets of the Christian faith, most notably that Jesus never married or had children and that he was resurrected three days after his death. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/07 0226-jesus-tomb.html?intcmp=March07"

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