Krommenaas writes: "Last week's sales figures from Japan show the PS3 dramatically losing the console battle in Japan, the home market of both Sony and Nintendo. The PS3 loses out 6:1 to the Wii in hardware sales and a whopping 30:1 in software sales (325,619 for the Wii vs. 10,412 for the PS3). Not a single PS3 title is in the top 50 of best sold games, while Nintendo occupies the top 19 spots with DS and Wii titles."
An anonymous reader writes: NASA calls them "twin tornados" (photos: #1, #2, #3), and due to the danger they pose to aircraft NASA is taming these dangerous, very impressive vortices. Smoke from a hot flare salvo can also reveal these tornados, also known as wingtip vortices, to human sight (photos: #4, #5). Their size, structure, longevity, and beauty have — as evident in recent posts at Neatorama.com, Microsiervos.com, and Barrapunto.com — an aesthetic appeal on par with, and aside from, scientific interests (videos: #1, #2). (Interestingly, according to some wingtip vortices afficianados, the vortices can be noisy.) Then there's the tornado that cannot be tamed: it's the one that forms during severe weather, triggering within us helplessness, fear, and attraction due to its immense raw power, size, noise, and unpredictability. Sometimes courageous human beings with a video camera get up close and personal with this very violent storm, bringing footage back to us that spectacularly shows the beauty of the tornado (video: #3).
Ant writes: "Dark Horizons report after much talk and posturing over the future of "The Terminator" franchise/series in recent years, something surprising has happened... The Halcyon Company has acquired the franchise rights to the popular "The Terminator" movie series and intend to make a new trilogy that would anchor their movie company..."
from the twelve-cases-of-ballz-later dept.
mrneutron2004 writes "A French physician and ardent Linux supporter is the one man you can all thank for adding support for 352 webcams in Linux. The Open Source OS world may still be a bit of a mess when competing with the ease of Windows, but efforts like this make you wonder. One man with drive, tenacity, and no funding does what no one else can do. And none of the major Linux distributions back this guy's efforts, even the big players dipping into the corporate world's coffers."