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Comment Can someone please tell me... (Score 1) 50

why we are letting the government allow patent trolls to exist? They are a leech to the tech and innovation world. Here's a thought, you can only have claim in court to a patent infringement if you currently have or have significant evidence of working on a product that uses that patent. This would get rid of patent trolls that just sit on patents to sue people and companies.

Comment Re:Megatexture is asinine. (Score 1) 172

I will give you the benefit that you probably have not made a game before, so you probably dont understand what MegaTextures really mean to an artist. Your statement is incorrect and too bad comments like these go out everywhere before actually doing some research into the topic. It may be slightly more work for an artist to pull off, but it also gives the artist more freedom to shape the game world that many of us will be spending hours in. Thank you Id Tech 5!

Comment Poor Poor Video Games (Score 1) 192

Why is it that Video Games are still not considered as a major source of media? Looking at the full list schema page there is no mention of a video game, even though the industry is larger than the music industry when it comes to revenue and sales. Yet music has many different new tags. Curse you evil big corps!

Submission + - Google vs. Microsoft: Lessons In Cloud Failure (

snydeq writes: "InfoWorld's Woody Leonhard examines recent high-profile GMail and Hotmail outages and finds differences in responses from Google and Microsoft telling. 'While the sources of the problems were completely different, the net results were almost identical: Panic-stricken online email users thought their data was gone for good. In the end, it looks like everyone got their data back. But the roller-coaster ride in between clearly differentiates the two companies,' with Google disclosing full explanations of both problem and solution at 'Crash + 32 hours,' and Microsoft announcing resolution at 'Crash + 4 days,' one day after the problem was actually resolved."

Submission + - Gamestop Sued Over Alleged Privacy Infringement (

AndrewGOO9 writes: "For a monstrously large chunk of the gaming populace in the United States, Gamestop is the proverbial corner store for any and all video game needs. However, it seems they've been pulling a bit more information from their customers than would normally be expected within any legal limit and now find themselves the target of a class action lawsuit in California."
The Internet

Submission + - Map of the Internet (

Anonymous Coward writes: "How many hours have you used the Internet today, or in an average week? Do you even remember the first time you surfed the Interweb? It wasn’t that long ago when some of us didn’t even know what the Internet was. Now you can’t do much of anything today without touching the net. And yet, if you stopped to ask people what does the Internet physically look like, most would be perplexed by the very thought. So, we decided to lift the fog by creating a Map of the Internet based on Internet topology data from the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)."
PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - First video of Sony Xperia Play leaked (

tekgoblin writes: Just in time for the Superbowl, a video has leaked of the new PlayStation phone now called the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. There is no more information in the video, pricing or whatever but at least we got a name. The fact that this video has surfaced, may be a preview that there is more to come in the next couple of weeks from Sony.

Submission + - Granola PC Power Consumption Reducer (

An anonymous reader writes: MiserWare, Inc. has produced an automated utility for Windows and Linux PCs that reduces processor voltages and frequencies by using Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling or DVFS. Users can expect to see a reduction in power consumption anywhere from a minimum of 10 percent to as much as 35 percent. This can result in significant savings over time. MiserWare also offers a corporate licensed version, but the software is free for individuals.

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