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Submission + - Biological nand gates built (dailymail.co.uk)

thodelu writes: Scientists have taken another step towards biological computing, with the creation of logic gates from gut bacteria and DNA.

While something similar's been done before, the team says its logic gates behave more like the standard electronic version. They're also modular, which means that they can be fitted together to make different types of logic gates, paving the way for more complex biological processors to be built in the future.

Submission + - CCP to lay off 20% of its staff, refocus on EVE (eveonline.com)

zergl writes: CCP games just announced that 20% of its staff will be laid off due to their overextension on developing three titles at the same time while bleeding subscribers on their flagship title EVE Online. The World Of Darkness MMO will be put on the back burner while remaining resources will be put towards EVE and getting Dust 514 launched successfully.
This comes as not much of a surprise considering the financial situation CCP was in with liquid assets about to run out well before the Dust launch next year which was discovered when the 2010 financial report was analyzed on a community forum.

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Submission + - Leaked file shows EVE Online microtransaction plan (joystiq.com)

An anonymous reader writes: In the wake of controversy surrounding EVE Online's new microtransaction store and its not-so-micro prices, a document has surfaced that has raised more than a few eyebrows in the EVE community. The PDF is reported to be a copy of CCP's internal company newsletter Fearless. Ex-CCP employee and current CSM member Seleene was able to verify that the company does circulate an internal newsletter by that name and that the style is very similar to the leaked document.

Submission + - EVE Online Community donates $50k to Haiti (eveonline.com)

zergl writes: The community of EVE Online, usually better known for its backstabbing and scams, donated 2813 PLEX (ingame equivalent of a game time code) in a donation drive by developer CCP. CCP will donate the full amount and incur "indirect costs such as credit card transaction fees, fraud screening and the use of vast array of staff resources".
Calculating with the baseline price of $34.99 per 60 days of gametime (resulting in two PLEX) this amounts to roughly $49k with a currently undisclosed amount of GTCs bought in EUR (most likely in the range of 1-2%) which will be donated for their slightly higher converted value.

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Submission + - Eight Videogame Places You're Not Supposed to Go (crispygamer.com) 1

Ssquared22 writes: The eight far-off realms in this article exist for different reasons. They could be developer test areas, or forgotten pieces of landscape that somehow made their way into the final code. Whatever their reason for being, they all have one thing in common: They weren't meant to be explored by the likes of you and me. But through persistence, hacks or some combination of the two, you can take in these rare delights for yourself. Pack your bags.
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Submission + - Futurama Movie Set for November 27th (tvsquad.com)

kevin_conaway writes: "TV Squad informs us that the new Futurama movie will be available on November 27th. The show will return as a full-length high-def film sold on DVD. It will be followed by three additional films, and each film will be divided into four episodes each to be aired on Comedy Central. So, that's 4 DVD movies or 16 new episodes depending on how you look at it."

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