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Submission + - Patrick Farley seeks to kickstart E-Sheep (livejournal.com)

testadicazzo writes: Patrick Farley is the creator of Electric Sheep Comix, a groundbreaking, brilliant, breathtaking set of online comics which almost defies description. He pushed the boundaries of the media, and is likely to continue to do so. If you've seen his work, you're likely already a fan. If you have never seen the site, you have a treat in store for you. Patrick has taken a hiatus from his creative works because of financial and time restrictions, but is ready to make the plunge into full time internet creatorship, and is using the kickstarter project to get started. E-sheep fans rejoice!

Submission + - What's a good title for my job?

testadicazzo writes: I currently work for small startup, funded by a university. My background is computational physics, and I work three PhD's developing scientific software for engineering applications Because the company is a startup and has limited resources, I agreed to work for less money than I would normally expect, in exchange for a casual work environment, flexible hours, work at home, and several other soft compensations that are pretty important to me. I also get to pick my job title, to help me if I ever decide to move on. My problem is I don't know what to call myself. My job is essentially being the IT expert in the group. I set up our server, I chose, set up, and instructed everyone in the use of our version control system. I make most of the decisions regarding coding strategy (I have, by far, the most programming expertise in the group). I do a lot of programming, mostly getting the alpha-level code we have ready for sale, but I also evaluate and implement various algorithms, but I also do stuff like research and figure out how to set up payments, license management, web distribution, etc. Since 2 of the other guys are actually part owners of the start-up, I'm at the bottom of the heap, but in practice I'm in charge of the biggest chunk of the day-to-day technical decisions. So what's a good job title?

Submission + - Italian teen stabs dad over Fifa 2009 (reuters.com)

testadicazzo writes: Police said the argument broke out when the father offered his son advice on tactics. Apparently the parents bought him Fifa 2009 because "we didn't want him playing violent video games". According to Reuters:

Fetching a knife from the kitchen, Mario stabbed his father in the neck before returning to clean the weapon at the kitchen sink in front of his mother and leaving it to dry on the draining-board.


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