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Comment Re:Bricking? (Score 1) 572

The OS is still just on the hard drive. Where do you think 'Brick' came from? The piece of electronics is unrecoverable by anyone trying anything, so must have parts replaced. Make sure you understand that that includes people who know what they're doing. Buying a new PC because the cost is about the same as repairing it for fools is an abomination of logic. That a fool has to buy a new PC because his old one is unrecoverable to him does not lead to the conclusion that the old one was bricked. He's just a fool.
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Submission + - Wikia busted purchasing FFXIClopedia for $200,000?

An anonymous reader writes: Final Fantasy XI (FFXI), Square-Enix's unique entry into the MMORPG
market, is not the most popular of the genre. Nonetheless, one of its
strengths lies in the broad community support that it inspires in its
fans. A number of unique metadata sites have sprung up around it,
including the groundbreaking FFXIAH (http://www.ffxiah.com) Auction
House tracking service.

One of the newer entries to this list is FFXIclopedia
(http://www.ffxiclopedia.org), an FFXI wiki. As with most wikis, the
content was provided principally by the users and the community. So
what happens when businesses notice such a grass-roots niche market?
Apparently, the answer is: a cover-up of misspent fund-raiser moneys,
and a sale of the content to Wikia for USD $200,000 in cash and stock
options. Source: http://euphidime.com/wp/?p=4
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Submission + - Wireless Wii Hack for SNES and NES Controllers

GooglyWoogly writes: One of the nice features of the marvelous Wii is that you also can play all those retro NES/SNES/Genesis/other games. To be more retro, you could buy one of these, but who wants wires in a Wii world ?
Mark Feldman decided to take a step further by hacking the old NES & SNES controllers to work wirelessly with the Wii. Retro games can now be enjoyed how the makers intended — with the 'real' controllers but with the wireless convenience of Wii.
He has a YouTube video showing the gear, with an iPod replacement battery used to power the controllers.

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