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Comment Re:Titan's Quest (Score 1) 480

I'd also recommend the Monkey Island remakes... The new graphics are nice and still 2-D, moreover, they have the option to switch back to the original graphics and midi music for geezers like us wanting to have a little bit nostalgia.

Secondly I definitely recommend Day of the Tentacle. It was and still is my favourite for point and click adventure genre... Might be because I've spent an entire semester in my youth trying to solve the puzzles :) (My English was terrible back then) However, the graphics might be somewhat outdated, 320x240, if only they also remade it like MI series...

Comment Re:It's a lot to do with Japanese character set (Score 1) 242

All characters are also the same size as CAPS so it feels like their websites are shouting at you.

I agree with that, but that is looks like that is the only way they can represent readable Kanji characters on computer screen. Making them smaller and lighter will make them indistinguishable.

On the other hand, this might have something to do with default japanese fonts we use, maybe there are better alternatives out there. Higher dpi fonts, perhaps?

The Military

Submission + - $26 of software defeats American military. ( 2

reporter writes: According to a report just published by the "Wall Street Journal", SkyGrabber — a computer program that can be easily purchased for $25.95 off the Internet — can read and store the data transmitted on an unsecure channel by an unmanned drone. Drones are crucial to American military operations, for these aerial vehicles enable Washington to conduct war with a reduced number of soldiers.

The Iranians have taught Islamic thugs in Iraq how to read the intercepted data. " ... the intercepts could give America's enemies battlefield advantages by removing the element of surprise from certain missions and making it easier for insurgents to determine which roads and buildings are under U.S. surveillance. ... Some of the most detailed evidence of intercepted feeds has been discovered in Iraq, but adversaries have also intercepted drone video feeds in Afghanistan, according to people briefed on the matter. These intercept techniques could be employed in other locations where the U.S. is using pilotless planes, such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, they said."

Submission + - SPAM: Nanotube woven into commercially-viable fibers

destinyland writes: H+ presents a photograph of "the first macroscopic, commercially usable boron nitride nanotubes", spun into a piece of BNNT "yarn". Visible to the naked eye, these nanotubes are now long enough to be woven into fibers, "and thus capable of being used for a vast number of commercial applications." While it's small in size, it's being hailed as a significant sign of "the coming of the one technology that can definitively (in theory) bring about abundance...within a decade or less from the time when we get a complete grasp on its use as a production technology."
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Submission + - Developers defecting from App Store to HTML5 (

FutureDomain writes: Frustrated by Apple's long review process and seemingly arbitrary rules, mobile app developer Nextstop is bypassing the entire App Store and releasing their products using HTML5. Besides easy distribution, HTML5 also allows the apps to work on many different mobiles phones and supported browsers on the desktop. With web development getting easier, how long until mobile app developers migrate completely to the web?

Submission + - Australia Internet Filter Fails Speed Tests (

nathanh writes: The Australian government has completed the trial of its contentious Internet Filter. Not only did it fail to meet the 2008 performance benchmarks — handling only 8Mbps of the 12Mbps required — it falls well short of the planned 100Mbps FTTP. Yet Senator Conroy has deemed the trial "a success" despite widespread opposition from the judiciary, the ISPs, the technical experts, and the citizens of Australia!

Submission + - The perfect way to slice a pizza (

iamapizza writes: New Scientist reports on the quest of two math boffins for the perfect way to slice a pizza. It's an interesting and in-depth article;

"The problem that bothered them was this. Suppose the harried waiter cuts the pizza off-centre, but with all the edge-to-edge cuts crossing at a single point, and with the same angle between adjacent cuts. The off-centre cuts mean the slices will not all be the same size, so if two people take turns to take neighbouring slices, will they get equal shares by the time they have gone right round the pizza — and if not, who will get more?"

This is useful, of course, if you're familiar with the concept of "sharing" a pizza.

Submission + - Lucid Lynx gets 100 Paper Cuts (

richs-lxh writes: Lucid Lynx gets 100 Paper Cuts

Initially introduced during the development of Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala", the Ubuntu developers have re-launched the One Hundred Paper Cuts project for the next major release of Ubuntu, code named "Lucid Lynx". The project will again focus on improving the user experience for the 10.04 LTS release by "identifying 100 small points of pain for users, or "paper cuts", and healing them". The project is lead by Canonical's Design and User Experience team. Its goal is to channel the necessary resources behind fixing the relatively small and easy to fix bugs, resources that would normally only be focused on fixing larger issues.

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