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Role Playing (Games)

Submission + - The Shadowrun Video Game You've Always Wanted (

ghostoftiber writes: "For more than two decades pen-and-paper role-players have been losing themselves in the dirty streets and glimmering megacorps of Shadowrun, yet only four largely forgettable video games have explored the setting's unique mix of cyberpunk and urban fantasy. Series creator Jordan Weisman would like to fix this oversight."

Submission + - How Can I Offend Everyone Within 100 Meters of Me? (

ghostoftiber writes: "'A bigot named their WiFi signal “F--- All Jews and N----” — and now cops are investigating. The hateful signal I.D. popped up on the iPhone of a 28-year-old mom inside a Teaneck, N.J. recreation center, where her 3-year-old daughter was attending dance class. The offending signal was coming from a router connected in the Richard Rodda Community Center in the the township, located 10 miles outside New York City.'

And now we know where 4chan is hosted."

Submission + - User Backlash Causes Samsung to Consider Android 4 (

ghostoftiber writes: "The original SGH-T959 Galaxy S (AKA the T-Mobile Vibrant and others) was the redheaded step child of the Samsung device line. The device originally came with Eclair and was upgraded quietly to Frozen Yogurt not with an OTA update, but with Samsungs KIES software which required a download process and bricked more than a few phones. Users expected an OTA because patches had previously been delivered to the device Over The Air. Linux and Mac users were left out in the cold for the Froyo update. Finally Samsung announced over Christmas that the original Galaxy S was done, leaving it's faithful fans in a position of having another year on their contracts with no upgrade path. The reason? TouchWiz (Samsungs launcher) doesn't have enough memory to run in Ice Cream Sandwich. Users were predictably incensed, and it looks like Samsung changed their minds. There's always the Samsung Vibrant development forum if you need Ice Cream Sandwich running on your Vibrant right now."

Comment First Post! (Score 1) 2

Things which would be nice - the Android patches get mainlined and actually attract some real developers to the code base. The current problem with the state of ROM "development" is that people seem to have half a clue, but very rarely use tools that people in the Linux community consider indispensable for organizing development. Cyanogen is the only group thus far to really embrace GIT. Other developers have followed suit but the differences in hardware make this a bear. Finally the community is sorely lacking in people who can actually write drivers. It would be a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE to see more interest from people who had talent and skills to do things like write open source drivers.

Submission + - A Real Effort To Mainline Android Changes In Linux ( 2

ghostoftiber writes: "From the article: "Tim Bird, a Sony engineering veteran and the chair of the Architecture Group of the Linux Foundation's CE Workgroup, has announced a new concerted effort to get Android's changes to the Linux kernel back into the mainline Linux kernel tree." Android has been using Linux 2.6.x for it's devices since it's release, with patches from Google. To date they haven't been merged back into the kernel mainline but existed on Some of the features such as wakelocks would help with Linux tablet projects, but other features aren't fully realized and support remains spotty. The radio interface layer — referred to as the RIL — still exists as an ati/nvidia-esque shimloader scheme with modem "drivers" being nothing more than ihex files loaded by open code."

Submission + - T-Mobile Confirms Froyo (Android 2.2) for Galaxy S (

ghostoftiber writes: "T-Mobile finally confirms the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update will be made available on December 15th for us North America customers using the Galaxy S. The update has been released once, withdrawn, and had it's release date slip twice more since then. Will T-Mobile's release to the "Vibrant" branded phone slip again or will they finally feel the pressure from other providers offering their Galaxy S phones to bring up the rear?"

Comment Wow, FUD headline of forever (Score 0) 583

One of two things are going to happen: Oracle loses the suit to google, Java is open sourced and apache takes it over for business as usual. Either Apache or Google will host and promote development from that point forward. Both of them have a vested interest in seeing it go somewhere. Or, it could go the other way - oracle wins the suit against google, now they're sitting on an IP goldmine, and they milk it for the settlement and promptly sell it to Sony. Blu-rays are all java, Sony is willing to pay $BIG_MONEY for the IP, I'm sure, and Oracle isn't really interested in owning yet another language. They sell it to Sony with a license lease forever for a dollar or something similar and then Sony owns it.

Comment Re:The Greeks (Score 0) 795

I only trust Wikipedia for reliable sources I haven't vandalized yet. From the first paragraph on the League of Nations: The League of Nations (LON) was an intergovernmental organization founded as a result of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919–1920, and the precursor to the United Nations. At its greatest extent from 28 September 1934 to 23 February 1935, it had 58 members. The League's primary goals, as stated in its Covenant, included preventing war through collective security, disarmament, and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration.[1] Other goals in this and related treaties included labor conditions, just treatment of native inhabitants, trafficking in persons and drugs, arms trade, global health, prisoners of war, and protection of minorities in Europe.[2]

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