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Comment Re:Huh (Score 1) 83

In Super Mario Bros. 3, you could go behind the solid blocks by holding down while on a white one. By my calculation, that would be Mario being capable of moving in three dimensions: up-down, left right, and some motion (albeit very limited) in screen depth. That would make 1988 the first appearance of 3D motion in a Mario game. SMW also let you go on both sides of those metal grates. This is nothing new!

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 141

"..journals are full of reports regarding the bad taste and tough meat of the dodo, while other local species such as the Red Rail were praised for their taste. However, when humans first arrived on Mauritius, they also brought with them other animals that had not existed on the island before, including dogs, pigs, cats, rats, and Crab-eating Macaques, which plundered the dodo nests, while humans destroyed the forests where the birds made their homes." [] We didn't eat them into extinction, we simply caused it.

Submission + - Minnesota woman fined $1.9M for 24 song downloads

humanifesto writes: "A federal jury Thursday found a 32-year-old Minnesota woman guilty of illegally downloading music from the Internet and fined her $80,000 each — a total of $1.9 million — for 24 songs. Illegal downloads of musical files will cost a Minnesota woman $1.9 million, a jury has decided.

Jammie Thomas-Rasset's case was the first such copyright infringement case to go to trial in the United States, her attorney said."

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