jmp_nyc writes: The developers at Turborilla have remade the 1983 classic game M.U.L.E. The game is free, and has slightly updates graphics, but more or less the same gameplay as the original version. As with the original version, up to four players can play against each other (or fewer than four with AI players taking the other spots). Unlike the original version, the four players can play against each other online.
For those of you not familiar with M.U.L.E., it was one of the earliest economic simulation type games, revolving around the colonization of the fictitious planet Irata (Atari spelled backwards). I have fond memories of spending what seemed like days at a time playing the game, as it's quite addictive, with the gameplay seeming simpler than it turns out to be. I'm sure I'm not the only Slashdotter who had a nasty M.U.L.E. addiction back in the day and would like a dose of nostalgia every now and then...
jmp_nyc writes: The New York Times, the most venerable of old media institutions, is reporting that they've been spoofed by a group that managed to print 1.2 million copies of the fake edition and distributed it at subway stations around New York. The spoofers made a website as well, but it's already coming up slow without traffic from Slashdot.
Apple and Think Secret have settled their lawsuit, reaching an agreement that results in a positive solution for both sides. As part of the confidential settlement, no sources were revealed and Think Secret will no longer be published. Nick Ciarelli, Think Secret's publisher, said "I'm pleased to have reached this amicable settlement, and will now be able to move forward with my college studies and broader journalistic pursuits."
Since Think Secret has disabled commenting on the story on their site (big surprise), I figured/. would be the perfect place to pick up the topic.
jmp_nyc writes: It won't have the biggest screen, or the highest resolution, but Apple just issued a press release announcing that they're partnering with several airlines to offer iPod integration for passengers.
Now, my first thought was "why would anyone want to listen to their iPod through a plane's crappy sound system? It turns out that the plan is to have docks that will allow passengers to route video from the iPod to the screen on the back of the seat in front of them. While those screens are usually far from the best quality LCD screens, there are certainly going to be people who will deal with the slightly larger, crappy screen in exchange for not having to hold the iPod while watching video during the flight, not to mention not having to worry about battery life while in flight.
Since this uses Apple's proprietary dock connector, is there any real hope for the competition to catch up with them now? I somehow doubt Microsoft is getting Zune connectors installed at other airlines.