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Comment Re:This game is necessary (Score 1) 146

Sure. Zen Pinball, Pushmo, Cave Story, Mighty Switch Force.... that's just off the top of my head. We could debate on the what each others opinion on a "Good" game is, but that's not the point. You say that there are "fake screenshots" and reviews all over the store. I've not seen this at all, In fact, most even include video of the same in action. I've never once felt like I was given a bait and switch from the store. You don't like the games they offer, fine.... but to say their offering buggy and misleading games on the store is just flat out false.

Comment Re:This game is necessary (Score 1) 146

Not to talk about the web shopping thingy, which is filled with horrendous buggy crap, it's 10x worse than randomly downloading some linux game with apt-get, no, they've got fake screenshots, and fake reviews. Making you buy the game before noticing you've been ripped off. I wouldn't play most of these games even if I was paid to do it.

You got an example of this? I've never seen anything at all in the eShop like you're talking about. Are you sure you didn't get some weird Chinese night market knock-off 3DS? :)

Submission + - Level 3 Denounces Comcast ‘Toll’ On In ( 1

RareButSeriousSideEf writes: An interesting wrinkle today in the debate over net neutrality and broadband content accesss: Level 3 Communications (LVLT), which operates thousands of miles of fiber optic networks throughout North America, said this afternoon it was asked on November 19th by Comcast (CMCSA), the nation’s biggest cable operator, to pay a recurring fee to Comcast every time one of Comcast’s subscribers requests content, such as movies, that are transmitted to Comcast’s network over the Internet via Level 3’s facilities.

Level 3 agreed to the fee in protest [...more at TFA]

GNU is Not Unix

Submission + - VLC developer takes a stand against DRM enforcemen (

jamie writes: ""The GPL gives Apple permission to distribute this software through the App Store. All they would have to do is follow the license's conditions to help keep the software free. Instead, Apple has decided that they prefer to impose Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) and proprietary legal terms on all programs in the App Store, and they'd rather kick out GPLed software than change their own rules.""

Comment Re:Duck Hunt (Score 1) 164

Just last week I found myself playing Duck Hunt briefly, for the first time in probalby around 18 years. Is there any equivalent sort of game on any other system? I don't see how that genre could have possibly been a dead end.

If you're talking about light gun games in general.... PS1(?) and PS2 both had Time Crisis and Point Blank (a Great game) The Wii has the House of the Dead series. I seem to remember the Dreamcast having a fair amount of shooters on it as well. Not sure about the PS3 but I've yet to see anything for the Xbox360 (or a gun for that matter)


Submission + - Facebook introduces one-time passwords ( 4

angry tapir writes: "Worried about logging into Facebook from a strange computer? There's now a way to get into the popular social network without entering your regular Facebook password. It's called a temporary password. To use it, users must list their mobile phone numbers with their Facebook accounts. They can then text a number from their phones and Facebook sends back a temporary password that is good for 20 minutes. The service will be available worldwide in the next few weeks."

Submission + - Researchers test WiFi access from moving vehicles (

Julie188 writes: Researchers from Microsoft and the University of Massachusetts have been working on a technology that would let mobile phones and other 3G devices automatically switch to public WiFi even while the device is traveling in a vehicle. The technology is dubbed Wiffler and earlier this year its creators took it for a test drive with some interesting results. Although the researchers determined that a reliable public WiFi hotspot would be available to their test vehicles only 11% of the time, the Wiffler protocol was able to offload almost 50% of the data from 3G to WiFi.

Submission + - The Monty Hall Problem (

Toe, The writes: The problem as presented by hitaker/vos Savant 1990: 'Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?' To some the answer is obvious. To others, a different answer is obvious. What's your answer, and ... are you sure? Hint: do the math. Oh yes, and the assumption is that you would rather have a car than a goat.

Decades-Old Soviet Reflector Spotted On the Moon 147

cremeglace writes "No one had seen a laser reflector that Soviet scientists had left on the moon almost 40 years ago, despite years of searching. Turns out searchers had been looking kilometers in the wrong direction. On 22 April, a team of physicists finally saw an incredibly faint flash from the reflector, which was ferried across the lunar surface by the Lunokhod 1 rover. The find comes thanks to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which last month imaged a large area where the rover was reported to have been left. Then the researchers, led by Tom Murphy of the University of California, San Diego, could search one football-field-size area at a time until they got a reflection."

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