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Comment Re:Because... (Score 1) 208

i know everyone seems to hate this movie, but i really liked it. i have rewatched it several times, to boot. not a great movie in the overall scheme of things , but enjoyable. at least, to me. maybe if i had played any mario game, i would then realize what a horrible travesty was apparently created!

Submission + - Resident Evil 6 demo code reveals two hidden playable characters (

srimadman writes: Fans of Resident Evil should like this news. Players of the Resident Evil 6 demo have decrypted the code to see if there were any secrets they could find. What they found was a list of all playable characters. The list includes those that we know about like Sherry, Jake, Leon, Helena, Chris, and Piers, along with two new ones: Ada and Helper.

Submission + - Sacrebleu! Did Steve Jobs Ripoff Minitel? 1

theodp writes: CNET's Chris Matyszczyk is skeptical of reports that Steve Jobs found inspiration in France's circa-1982 Minitel Box. For you kids, the Minitel was a pre-Internet Videotex online service accessible through the telephone lines throughout France. According to a Reuters report, the chunky Minitel Box attracted the attention of Jobs. 'He bought one and took it to bits to see how it worked,' said Gerard Thery, one of the Frenchmen behind the 1982 launch of the Minitel system. Crazy, you say? Well, some might see a certain resemblance between the Minitel and the all-in-one iMac and MacBook Chiclet keyboard!

Submission + - $1.2 million ultimate games collection appears on eBay ( 2

An anonymous reader writes: If you’re a collector of video games, counting the complete back catalog of titles for one system as part of your collection is a commendable achievement, but what about having full gaming sets for 22 different systems? I doubt anyone has ever done that through game purchases alone, but one eBay seller is offering such a set. The price? A cool $1.2 million. That’s a crazy amount of cash to spend on games, but when you find out what’s included in this auction, and the condition the games are in, it might actually sound like a good deal.

Here’s the list of systems the auction is offering full game sets for along with the number of games for each one:

Nintendo Famicon – 1,050 games
Nintendo Famicon Disk – 200 games
Nintendo Virtual Boy – 19 games
Nintendo Super Famicon – 1,500 games
Nintendo 64 – 200 games
Nintendo DD64 – 10 games
Nintendo Gamecube – 320 games
Sega Master System (Europe) – 300 games
Sega Mark 3 & Master System (Japan) – 80 games
Sega Game Gear – 200 games
Sega Megadrive – 450 games
Sega 32 X – 19 games
Sega Mega CD – 115 games
Sega Saturn – 1,150 games
Sega Dreamcast – 550 games
PC Engine Hucard – 300 games
PC Engine Supergrafx – 6 games
PC Engine CD – 120 games
PC Engine Super CD – 300 games
PC Engine Arcade CD – 12 games
PC-FX – total games not stated
Pioneer Laseractive – total games not listed


Submission + - Scientists Investigate Possible Radiation Murder 1

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "The Christian Science Monitor reports that tests carried out at the Institut de Radiophysique on Yasser Arafat’s final personal belongings – his clothes, his toothbrush, even his iconic kaffiyeh — found that there was a high level of polonium inside his body when he died suggesting Arafat may have been poisoned with the same radioactive element that Russian agents used to kill Alexander Litvinenko in 2006. Polonium is a rare element, hard for anyone but a national government to get its hands on and dangerous to handle. "Its presence on Arafat's belongings is certainly suggestive," writes Dan Murphy. "But it's also not out of the realm of possibility that it was added to his effects after his death (though, again, it's very difficult to obtain). Only if his body is exhumed — carefully, under supervision by professionals guarding against tampering — can suspicion congeal into fact." Suha Arafat, who was 27 years old when she married the 61-year-old Arafat in in 1990, told Francois Bochud, who heads the Institute of Radiation Physics in Lausanne, Switzerland that she'd kept the clothing and other items tested at her lawyer's office in Paris until early this year, when she asked Al Jazeera to have the items tested on her behalf. Now Suha is calling for the Palestinian Authority to exhume Arafat's body for further testing. "When Arafat died there was an avalanche of speculation that it was foul play," writes Murphy. "If solid evidence does emerge he was murdered, after a proper autopsy is done, then a storm could start to break.""

Submission + - Cloud games and the future of streaming content (

ericjones12398 writes: "Earlier this week, Sony announced its acquisition of California-based video game streaming company Gaikai for $380 million, a move that the Japanese company says is aimed at "establish[ing] a new cloud service" for its users.
This strategic move, which seems to be about the rise of cloud-based games, is actually more indicative of the importance of streaming content and its impact on both gaming software designers and device hardware manufacturers. Picture a world where Netflix offers an unlimited library of games that can be played on any device using a "universal" Android remote control. Or where flatscreen television manufacturers — like Philips Electronics — offer their own game portals which can be used without having to purchase a dedicated game console. The possibilities seem endless and, while competition is often considered desirable as it can lower prices and increase choices, in this case, there are numerous industry stakeholders who have their own vision of how this should come to pass."

The Military

Submission + - Guess who's coming to Red Flag? (

schwit1 writes: If you said the Russians, you're right...

The Russian Federation Air Force will be coming to Nellis AFB, Nevada, to participate in the US Air Force's Red Flag (13-1) exercise. How the world has changed... This would have been absolutely unthinkable even a few years ago. It's actually kinda bizarre now... But at the same time, kinda awesome. ... the chance to test modernized Russian aircraft such as the SU -27 SM, SU-30M2, MIG -29SM and other strike aircraft — despite simulations, they are still against real western aircraft and pilots — is too attractive to be miss out on.

Comment Re:Bonghits for Breakfast! (Score 1) 172

thats old news....i used to snort nodoz back in the early 80s. was not a coffee drinker then, but had been used to snorting cocaine. so when i wanted caffeine, break out the old coke prep setup. however, was NOT that effective, and was actually a real pain chopping it up fine enough to snort. no mortar/pestle available. youth and stupidity....

Comment Re:what? (Score 1) 255

same here, only reinstalls occur after harddrive screwups,(twice in 7 years) and i have a ton of pirated stuff ,including the OS. XP, XP64 Win7(64). never have had a problem YET, but i also have these units isolated from the thinking of making one of these a streaming Roku2 homebase. however, if i had ever had a console, that would be one of its duties!!

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