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Comment Re:Games of my youth! (Score 2, Insightful) 1120

StarControl really had a great storyline--this honestly could be rebooted in a variety of ways:

Classic Reboot: Making it another space-adventure game
RPG/MMORPG Reboot: Playing as a character race for any of the main offshoots
Single player Reboot: You fighting as the humans to free other races in a single person (or dual-player) mystery/adventure


The Great Office War 11

You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great Office War, you won't have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, "Well, your Granddaddy sent a fax in the copy room."

Harvard Faculty Adopts Open-Access Requirement 147

Vooch writes "Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences adopted a policy this evening that requires faculty members to allow the university to make their scholarly articles available free online." I may not be smart enough to go to college, but at least I can pretend to have a Harvard eduction. I don't think that will be enough to get a gig as a Simpsons writer.
It's funny.  Laugh.

Submission + - Merriam-Webster's Word of '07: 'W00t' (

micahfk writes: "It took them this long to recognize the word?

Expect cheers among hardcore online game enthusiasts when they learn Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Or, more accurately, expect them to "w00t." "W00t," a hybrid of letters and numbers used by gamers as an exclamation of happiness or triumph, topped all other terms in the Springfield-based dictionary publisher's online poll for the word that best sums up 2007.


Submission + - Yahoo Can't Cope with Cyber Monday (

micahfk writes: "CNBC notes that Yahoo is having a problem on Cyber Monday saying,

On a day that's arguably one of the most important for online shoppers during the holiday shopping season, the so-called "Cyber Monday," Yahoo's shopping and transaction algorithm appears to be down. For a company that hosts three million small and medium online businesses, this is a problem that could send sizeable ripples through the online economy.

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Submission + - THQ Frontlines Fuel of War Alternate Reality Game (

micahfk writes: "THQ is running an alternate reality game in advance of its Frontlines: Fuel of War game due out Spring of 2008. The game has ten clues that need to be solved giving the person a chance to win a top gun experience (real-live dogfighting) at Air Combat USA. The site begins with a person looking for help to hack the web and solve the riddles:

Why is Exeo Incorporated keeping Countdown to War a secret? Help me hack the web for the ten passwords that will unlock the truth and qualify to win a trip to Air Combat USA's top gun school, plus a free copy of Frontlines: Fuel of War.


Submission + - New Tool Automates Webmail Account Hijacks (

An anonymous reader writes: A pair of software tools demonstrated at the Black Hat security conference today automate the interception of cookie files transmitted over a wireless network that allow attackers to hijack accounts for Gmail, Hotmail, Facebook and a number of other Web 2.0 services,'s Security Fix reports. From the story: "the attack works even if victims subsequently change their passwords, or actively sign out of their accounts. However, attackers would be unable to change the victim's password, as all of the above-named services force the user to reenter the current password before changing it to a new one."

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