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Submission + - Over 90 Pianists Collaborate to Record and Release 100% of Chopin's Music (kickstarter.com)

aarondunn writes: Musopen, which previously raised $70,000 to hire an orchestra and release public domain music recordings, has started a Kickstarter to hire a group of notable pianists to record and release the life's work of Frederic Chopin.

His music will be made available via an API powered by Musopen so anyone can come up with ways to explore and present Chopin's life.

Submission + - Satellite Reign on Kickstarter, Spiritual Successor to Original Syndicate Games 24

static0verdrive writes: Satellite Reign, a game in development by 5 Lives Studios, is intended to be the "spiritual successor" and third installment (not counting EA's recent first-person disappointment) to Syndicate / Syndicate Wars from the late Bullfrog Studios. 5 Lives includes staff who worked on the original games. The kickstarter fundraising campaign, now in it's final 24 hours, highlights a few very interesting stretch goals as well. Satellite Reign will incorporate the same real-time strategy and dystopian setting that made the Syndicate series so popular. Gamer fans of any kind of cyberpunk, from Syndicate to the works of Philip K. Dick and William Gibson should check this project out!

Submission + - VLC For iOS Returns On July 19, Rewritten And Fully Open-Sourced

An anonymous reader writes: VideoLAN revealed some very exciting news today: VLC for iOS will be back in Apple's App Store by tomorrow (July 19). The company tells TNW the app will be available for free worldwide, requires iOS 5.1 or later, as well supports the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

As you can expect, VLC for iOS version 2.0 will be open-source. This time, however, its code will be available online (also by tomorrow), bi-licensed under both the Mozilla Public License Version 2 as well as the GNU General Public License Version 2 or later.

Submission + - Syndicate series spiritual sequel after 17 years: Satellite Reign (kickstarter.com)

kneeslasher writes: When EA/Starbreeze announced announced a Syndicate reboot, those in their 30s became excited, only to find out it had been reformatted as an FPS www.starbreeze.com/games/syndicate/ . For many, it appeared that the last chance to resurrect squad-based top down gaming in a cyber-punk world, from two decades in the wilderness, had been wasted. Given the strong feelings the originals inspire in their fans, taking on the responsibility for a successor was never going to be easy. Mike Diskett, who worked on Syndicate and Syndicate Wars

Comment Re:Ethnic origins (Score 2) 73

Is this a joke? Have you never seen the red/blonde haired blue/green/grey eyed people in northern South Asia? Or the blonde Aborigines? Or black people with blue eyes? The iconic ancient painting of (maybe) Tocharians with red hair and blue eyes? Sure, the diversity increases in (northern) Europe, but it assuredly exists elsewhere (the Nazis had problems explaining it).

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