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AUDIO: Can Civ predict the future?

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A man who has been playing the computer game Civilisation II for ten years describes the year 3991 AD as a hellish nightmare of suffering and devastation. Dr Jo Twist, of the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment, and Daniel Knowles, from the Telegraph and a fan of the game, discuss...
AUDIO: Can Civ predict the future?

Facebook-Instagram deal officially closes

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Facebook today announced that its acquisition of Instagram is complete. The mobile photo sharing network will continue to operate under the Instagram brand, but its 16 employees will join the team in Menlo Park, Calif., and Facebook will support the app with infrastructure and engineers. When Facebook first announced its...
Facebook-Instagram deal officially closes
Stroke victim sends email through homemade Kinect interface

Flooded NY data centers survive Sandy on generator power, fuel deliveries

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The post-hurricane situation for data centers in New York City looked pretty dire Tuesday. Power outages, flooding, and damage to fuel tanks had websites going offline and server hosting companies warning customers to shut down servers. But with generators, fuel deliveries, and a lot of patience, several hosting companies have...
Flooded NY data centers survive Sandy on generator power, fuel deliveries
No shit: can fecal transplants save 14,000 lives a year?
Nintendo reportedly hoping to port smartphone apps to the Wii U in effort to boost sales
Why are video game sales looking so weak lately? Blame Nintendo.

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

theatlantic: Dystopia: What a Game of Civilization II Looks...

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theatlantic: Dystopia: What a Game of Civilization II Looks Like After 10 Years Here’s what happened. Some human being kept playing the same game for a decade and then posted screenshots to Reddit along with a narrative explanation of where the gameworld stands. Lycerius, the user, begins his history of the...
theatlantic: Dystopia: What a Game of Civilization II Looks...

FTC issues approval for Facebook-Instagram deal to move forward

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The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has closed its investigation of the Facebook-Instagram acquisition without taking any action, which will allow the deal to move forward. The commission was unanimous in its decision to end investigation into whether the deal violated antitrust laws. The FTC regularly looks into...
FTC issues approval for Facebook-Instagram deal to move forward

Facebook-Instagram deal officially closes

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Facebook today announced that its acquisition of Instagram is complete. The mobile photo sharing network will continue to operate under the Instagram brand, but its 16 employees will join the team in Menlo Park, Calif., and Facebook will support the app with infrastructure and engineers. When Facebook first announced its...
Facebook-Instagram deal officially closes
WebMD Allergy: Assuage Your Seasonal Suffering

Build your own 80,000 volt Thor hammer, what could possibly go wrong?

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When someone says "The idea is extremely simple, a tiny tesla coil inside a fake hammer" we look up simple in the dictionary just to check. This is Hack a day though, where simple can mean almost anything -- in this case a genuine electrified Mjölnir replica. All you...
Build your own 80,000 volt Thor hammer, what could possibly go wrong?

Amazon EC2 data center failure affects Netflix, Instagram

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Netflix, Instagram, and other web services were hit by an Amazon Web Services outage. Historic thunderstorms in Northern Virginia caused power outages for Amazon data center in the region, forcing services depending on EC2 from it to be severely affected, with Netflix in particular suffering considerable amounts of downtime.......
Amazon EC2 data center failure affects Netflix, Instagram

Can Social Media Rescue Iowa Levee?

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HAMBURG, Iowa — When floodwaters threatened this farming community last year, the federal government spent a little more than $4 million to shore up its levee, saving many local businesses. Now, the town of about 1,100 must come up with as much as $5.6 million to inspect and repair the...
Can Social Media Rescue Iowa Levee?

Oakland Is Out Of Weed, City Council Declares

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Only in the Bay Area does it become an official civic emergency when pot stashes dry up. The Easy Bay Express reports the Oakland City council declared a local public health emergency because supplies of medical marijuana have dwindled. The declaration, originally issued 12 years ago, is just a...
Oakland Is Out Of Weed, City Council Declares

Nintendo suffering through tough console transition period

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The transition from one hardware generation to the next is never an easy time for a console maker's balance sheet, as sales of the old system start to taper off and investment in a new system has yet to pay off. Still, there are signs that Nintendo is handling the...
Nintendo suffering through tough console transition period

FTC issues approval for Facebook-Instagram deal to move forward

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The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it has closed its investigation of the Facebook-Instagram acquisition without taking any action, which will allow the deal to move forward. The commission was unanimous in its decision to end investigation into whether the deal violated antitrust laws. The FTC regularly looks into...
FTC issues approval for Facebook-Instagram deal to move forward

Anti-Patterns for Technical Leaders

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What's the difference between a CTO and a vice-president of engineering (VPoE)? According to Jason Hoffman and Bryan Cantrill of Joyent, the lines are blurry. At the Monki Gras conference in London on February 1st, Hoffman (CTO) and Cantrill (VPoE), shared the stage and talked about the differences in their...
Anti-Patterns for Technical Leaders

Northern Virginia Amazon AWS data center suffering downtime

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Amazon web services has confirmed on a status page that is it suffering from "degraded performance for a small number of EBS volumes" in a single availability zone centered on Northern Virginia. Affected sites Reddit, Imgur, Pinterest, GitHub, and Gamespot are experiencing intermittent service disruptions as a result of the...
Northern Virginia Amazon AWS data center suffering downtime

Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World

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Schopenhauer, On the Suffering of the World

Newspaper Boss Says Newspapers Need More Money... Because New Media Steals & May 'Destroy Civil Society'

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Via Mathew Ingram, we learn of Alan Crosbie, the chair of Thomas Crosbie Holdings, a large Irish media conglomerate, which apparently believes all of this online claptrap could be on its way to destroying civil society -- which is apparently why we need to fund more newspapers. Or something. Honestly,...
Newspaper Boss Says Newspapers Need More Money... Because New Media Steals & May 'Destroy Civil Society'

Apple 'captures' new iPads due to WiFi complaints

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Ah, it's that old Apple chestnut, reception issues. Apple is investigating complaints from customers over poor WiFi-connectivity on its new iPad. According to a lengthy forum thread, many users are experiencing connection drops and poor performance. An internal AppleCare document has now leaked to 9to5Mac, explaining how Apple is...
Apple 'captures' new iPads due to WiFi complaints

Surface pre-order deliveries delayed in the UK and Canada, Microsoft offers coupon for the inconvenience

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We began hearing grumblings of delayed Surface deliveries in the very early hours of this morning, and it seems it's not an unlucky few that are suffering, but an unlucky many. There were reports of delays to shipments in the UK and Canada less than a week ago, but...
Surface pre-order deliveries delayed in the UK and Canada, Microsoft offers coupon for the inconvenience

Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $136 million loss

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The economy may be starting to look up, but that doesn't mean the suffering is over. Toshiba is just the latest company to announce that it had a rough quarter to close out the calendar year 2011. The quarter ending December 31st of 2011, saw the company pull in...
Toshiba announces Q3 earnings: revenues down, posts $136 million loss

Viral Video: Pussy Willows Make Anderson Cooper Giggle (You Cannot Make This Stuff Up!)

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Here’s all I will say about this video of CNN news host Anderson Cooper suffering what can only be described as a giggle fit, while doing a report on Polish-American Lent holiday, Dyngus Day. The attack came during the part about women using pussy willows to strike men with....
Viral Video: Pussy Willows Make Anderson Cooper Giggle (You Cannot Make This Stuff Up!)
T-Mobile suffering data outage

Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity

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It’s hack day at TNW’s Amsterdam headquarters, and our lovely team has put together a neat little application for tracking the coming end of the world. Sadly, Douglas Adams and his famed restaurant appear to not be real after all. Called ‘IsEveryoneAlive,’ the app tracks tweets from around the world,...
Worried about the end of the world? TNW built an app to help you track the fall of humanity
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