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Comment Re:What's got 4 Walls and a Woof? (Score 1) 815

One of the first experiments at Bologna was the attempt to transmute metal into gold, which ultimately failed. Fortunately the experiment produced a number of pink fleshy tubes joined together at the ends and smelling faintly of pig. Unfortunately, the university mascot ran off with the links and the students were never able to repeat their experiment for others, so Bologna remains to this day more famous for it's university than it's meaty creations, or it's ability to repeat experiments.
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Interactive Text Adventures Come To the Kindle 84

dotarray writes with news that Amazon's Kindle will now play text-based adventure games, such as Zork. From the article: "... And it makes a ridiculous amount of sense: text is gorgeous and easily-readable on the e-ink screens, the lack of color isn’t a problem, and – let’s face it – the sort of people who are likely to buy an e-reader are exactly the sort of people who are likely to love vintage games. ... The developers have also integrated a save-game feature so you can pick up where you left off, using Amazon’s Whispernet feature – and promise that they are looking to put more modern Z-machine games into the system, too. (Squee!) Unfortunately, it’s not perfect. The Zork family of games are notoriously frustrating (even when you’re not eaten by a Grue), and the Kindle’s text entry system doesn’t help with that, especially when entering numbers. A full keyboard would make things more fluid, but – really – if you want that, why not just play on your PC?"

AT&T To Allow Xbox 360 As U-verse Set-Top Box 62

suraj.sun sends this quote from Engadget about U-verse subscribers soon gaining the ability to use an Xbox 360 as a set-top box: "A so-called Wired Release will roll out to AT&T U-verse customers next Sunday, and it'll bring the long awaited feature with it (though you'll have to wait until November 7th for that particular aspect). This means an AT&T U-verse customer's Xbox 360 will have a Dashboard app, and when launched, it'll let it function exactly like any other U-verse set-top. The only major catch is that it can't be the only set-top — you'll need at least one DVR at another TV in the house to enjoy one of the four HD streams that could be funneled into your home."

Comment Re:Waste (Score 1) 553

I do not think it is ridiculous to suggest that an AI could replace their CEO.

And halfway across the Atlantic, the crew asks the passengers if there is another AI on board because this one has decided to go on strike and Ryan Air where too stingy to pay for communication links or a backup??

Comment Re:This is te problem with Linux (Score 1) 590

"What do you want to do?...with an associated answer...this kind of arrangement surely cannot hurt the Linux ecosystem.

What, like putting oft-used examples at the top of the man page or in the cruft? That's too creative man, next people will be asking for an exit button in vi, I mean emacs, oops, no I mean nano.

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This is clearly another case of too many mad scientists, and not enough hunchbacks.