formative years

formative years

Astronomers discover youngest protostar yet observed

The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

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I do everything I can to not dwell too much on the 1980s and early 1990s, but sometimes I just don’t have any other choice. I think it’s a generalized problem you experience as you get older: try as you might, you can’t completely abandon your formative years, full of...
The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback
How ready are you for big data?

Teach with Portals: Valve takes edutainment to a whole new level

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Like most children of the 1980s, I spent huge chunks of my formative years trying to convince my parents that my wanting to play video games all day, every day, was actually a good thing. “But it builds hand-eye coordination!” was my favorite excuse, but I tried everything from claims...
Teach with Portals: Valve takes edutainment to a whole new level

Dear Mariella: I can't choose between my stable, older boyfriend or my passion for my ex

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A young woman can't decide between the stability of an older man or the passion of a younger ex. Make your mistakes now, says Mariella Frostrup. They'll serve you well in the futureThe dilemma My partner and I are planning to marry in October. He is 35, I am 22; we've...
Dear Mariella: I can't choose between my stable, older boyfriend or my passion for my ex

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - review

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PC, PS3, Xbox 360; Nordic Games; £18-£21Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewYour mission to harvest souls for Death is accompanied by silly-looking weapons, endless crates of ammunition and a background of relentless heavy metal. It's the sort of thing that used to pass for fun in gaming's formative...
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - review

The biggest gaming releases of 2013

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We look ahead to the titles released this year most likely to relieve you of vast chunks of your time and moneyDespite the bankruptcy-inducing number of triple-A games appearing on shelves between October and December last year, there's not much of a lull in the first few months of 2013....
The biggest gaming releases of 2013

500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere

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Photo-sharing site 500px today announced the acquisition of fellow Toronto-startup Algo Anywhere, in a stock and cash deal the specific terms of which were not disclosed. This marks the first acquisition for 500px, the company helmed by co-founders Oleg Gutsol and Evgenvy Tchebotarev. 500px is a fast-growing photo community...
500px Makes First Acquisition, Recommendation Software Startup Algo Anywhere

Hello New York!

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This is a draft of the talk I'll give at the 140conf tomorrow at 9AM. My little story begins in Silicon Valley -- in 1979 -- 31 years ago. I went there with an idea and some software. The idea was that computers could be used by normal people as...
Hello New York!

Collages by Pope Saint Victor

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Advertise here with BSA Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, Victor Samuel Huckabee spent his formative years studying design in Switzerland where he began Pope Saint Victor design. / More collages here / Start your own Design Contest today and choose from 50-200+ custom design made just for you. Design...
Collages by Pope Saint Victor
Randi Zuckerberg justifies Bravo’s new Silicon Valley reality show

7 years later, another look at Twitter

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I don’t know exactly when I joined Twitter. The account that I’m using now was opened in January of 2009, but there were others before that as I was playing around with the service and not really getting it. Trudging back through my history of tweets is like moving slowly...
7 years later, another look at Twitter

This Man Cheated eBay Out Of $5 Million And Now Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison (EBAY)

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If you know Brian Dunning at all, it's probably as the host of "Skeptoid," a podcast that debunks pseudoscience. Recent episodes have discussed UFOs, aliens, and free energy machines. But for the last few years he's been fighting eBay and the FBI in court over allegations that he cheated the...
This Man Cheated eBay Out Of $5 Million And Now Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison (EBAY)
Play this: 'Black Mesa'

St. Louis' Washington University: Free Speech For All!* (*At The Sole Discretion Of School Administration)

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For some reason, institutes of higher education seem to have the urge to treat budding adults as guileless children, proactively covering their ears and eyes lest something offensive rear its ugly head and slap them soundly right in their shielded sensibilities. Critical thinking is a skill that's supposed to...
St. Louis' Washington University: Free Speech For All!* (*At The Sole Discretion Of School Administration)
90 Seconds on The Verge: Instagram, internet regulation, and another trip to Mars

Ray Ozzie's renamed startup Talko nets $4M

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No one really knows what Ray Ozzie’s next big thing is other than it’s in the mobility space, but we now know it’s netted $4 million in funding, according to an SEC filing.  Ozzie, the former chief software architect at Microsoft and the brains behind Lotus Notes, has been toiling away...
Ray Ozzie's renamed startup Talko nets $4M

BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline

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Facebook’s Timeline is a cool idea, but as a representation of my life, it doesn’t have much to say about my experiences before 2004. Now, in its own small way, viral content site BuzzFeed is trying to change that. Specifically, it’s adding buttons in a few posts to take advantage...
BuzzFeed Adds A Little Nostalgia To Your Facebook Timeline

Jason, May The Force Be With You

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One of the marks of a great blogger is following your convictions and convincing the world of the truth you know in your heart. Jason Kincaid is that blogger, whether he is calling out Apple for enabling patent trolls or VEVO’s hypocrisy in using pirated video at an event. Jason...
Jason, May The Force Be With You
Cadillac CUE: driving is safer (and more dangerous) than ever
Meet Bitplay BANG!, The Lamp You Can "Shoot" From Across The Room
'Zuckerberg Is A Good CEO On His Way To Being A Great CEO' (FB)

Gamers at Work reveals the risks and emotional complications in entrepreneurship (interview)

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The wild, formative years of the game industry are over, but that doesn’t mean up-and-coming hardware and software developers can’t carve out their niche in the market. The trick is learning not only how to get started but how to survive when success isn’t immediate. The best way to...
Gamers at Work reveals the risks and emotional complications in entrepreneurship (interview)

Microsoft's $1 Billion AOL Patent Buy: Google Loses, Lawyers Win

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Wonder what $1 billion will get you? Depending on your tastes, you can pick up a neat photo app with no business model or a hefty collection of software patents from a struggling company. Pending regulatory approval, Microsoft will buy more than 800 patents and related patent applications from AOL...
Microsoft's $1 Billion AOL Patent Buy: Google Loses, Lawyers Win
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