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Classic Games (Games)

Submission + - Average gamer is 35, fat and bummed (msn.com) 4

mdonley writes: CDC study finds playing leads to 'lower extraversion' in adult gamers

A new study says the average age of video-game players in the United States is 35, and oh, by the way: They're overweight and tend to be depressed.

Investigators from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University and Andrews University analyzed survey data from more than 500 adults in the Seattle-Tacoma area. The subjects ranged in age from 19 to 90, according to the study, published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Businesses

Submission + - The Press Releases of the Damned (technologizer.com)

Harry writes: "Once upon a time, Microsoft said that Windows Vista would transform life as we knew it. Palm said its Foleo was a breakthrough. Circuit City said firing its most experienced salespeople would save the company. And Apple said that Web apps were all that iPhone owners needed. I've collected the original press releases for these and other ill-fated tech announcements, and annotated them with the facts as they played out in the real world."
Data Storage

Submission + - Most expensive javascript ever?

ekran writes: "A while ago Opera Software needed more servers. Not just a few servers either — they were planning Opera Mini's growth, implementing Opera Link, and My Opera was also growing quickly. Most of the major hardware vendor's grabbed their specs and came back with offers and sample servers shipped all the way to Oslo for testing. One of the biggest hardware vendor did however not do their homework. They shipped the server, but when the Opera sysadmins started up the web-admin interface they were met by a javascript that managed to piss off the whole company including the CTO. The script, apparently, locked out the Opera web-browser."
Idle

Submission + - Government Intranet Packed Full of Warez

Luiz writes: "TorrentFreak has an hilarious report: "Since 2005, a Brazilian senator has been pushing for tough new 'cybercrime' legislation which would include measures against file-sharing. However, before thinking of unleashing new laws on the public, the government should look closer to home, since the senate's intranet is loaded with an impressive amount of warez.""

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