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The Apache Software Foundation Now Accepting BitCoin For Donations

Recent /. Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:46pm
rbowen writes The Apache Software Foundation is the latest not-for-profit organization to accept bitcoin donations, as pointed out by a user on the Bitcoin subreddit. The organization is well known for their catalog of open-source software, including the ubiquitous Apache web server, Hadoop, Tomcat, Cassandra, and about 150 other projects. Users in the community have been eager to support their efforts using digital currency for quite a while. The Foundation accepts donations in many different forms: Amazon, PayPal, and they'll even accept donated cars. On their contribution page the Apache Software Foundation has published a bitcoin address and QR code.

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What is Ghostbusters' Janine Hunting These Days?


"Actress Annie Potts imagines a future for her character, sassy secretary Janine Melnitz, in the 1984 film Ghostbusters, one that consists of singing Cyndi Lauper covers on cruise ships and owning 17 cats..."


DNA Reveals History of Vanished "Paleo-Eskimos"

Recent /. Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:34pm
An anonymous reader writes The earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from others in the region for over 4,000 years before vanishing around 700 years ago, new analysis shows. The study also reveals that today's Inuit and Native Americans of the Arctic are genetically distinct from the region's first settlers. "A single founding population settled, and endured the harsh environmental conditions of the Arctic, for almost 5,000 years — during which time the culture and lifestyle changed enough to be represented as distinct cultural units," explained Dr Maanasa Raghavan, first author of the new paper.

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MAKING OF "Futurama 3d (test shot)"

Ant's Vimeo Likes - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:21am

Futurama 3d test shot: vimeo.com/m/100785455
More at: behance.net/gallery/18924571/MAKING-OF-FUTURAMA-3D-part-1
Music: Ella Fitzgerald With The Ink Spots – I'm Making Believe
Software: 3dsmax, Nuke, Photoshop, After Effects

Cast: seccovan

Tags: 3d, 3dsmax, Futurama, Planet Express ship, Fan art, Makingof and breakdown

Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Don't Know Where It Would Go

Recent /. Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:20am
mdsolar writes with news of a plan to move radioactive waste from nuclear plants. The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won't be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 and a long-term geologic depository in 2048. No one knows where those sites will be, but the Obama administration is already thinking about contracts to develop, test and certify the necessary rail equipment.

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Activision Taking Take-Two?

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Investors.com hashes out the possibility that Activision is looking to acquire Take-Two Interactive, one of the many reports that stem from a research note from Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey on...

Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition Announced

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
The Icewind Dale website has details on the Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, an updated version of the beloved RPG in the works at Beamdog for release on Windows and OS X as well as mobiles "when it's...

RAYA Sound Engine

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
An article on the AGH University of Science and Technology website has details on the RAYA real-time sound engine for video games, which tackles audio reproduction with the type of ambition that is...

The Sims 4 Preloads

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
EA announces those interested in getting underway ASAP in The Sims 4 can start preloading from Origin now in advance of this week's launch of the lifestyle simulation. Here's word:Pre-load is...

Steam Top 10

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Valve lists the following as the 10 bestselling titles on Steam last week: The Walking Dead: Season Two Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DayZ Borderlands: The...

Op Ed

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Brad Wardell - 3 things that have made gaming social media more toxic. First, I want to emphasize that the gaming media isn?t some monolithic thing. There are a lot of good publications and...

Sunday Interviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Matt Chat 255: Feargus Urquhart on Baldur's Gate, Shattered Steel, and Fallout. Thanks Ant. [PAX 2014] Nosgoth Interview & Gameplay - MMO Reporter. [PAX 2014] Defiance Interview - MMO Reporter.

Sunday Previews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Archeage on MMO Reporter.

Sunday Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Dead or Alive 5 Coming To Playstation 4 and Xbox One Next Year.

Sunday Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Shady Retailer Charges Customer for Complaining About Bad Service. Thanks HARDOCP.

Sunday Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
NVIDIA rumored to skip the GeForce 800 series, with GTX 980 coming. Anand Lal Shimpi retiring from AnandTech.

Sunday Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
DDoS group Lizard Squad apparently caught and exposed. Thanks HARDOCP.

Hardware Reviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Belkin OmniView Secure 4-Port Business-Class KVM on TweakTown. QNAP TurboNAS TS-470 Pro NAS Server on Nikk Tech.

Out of the Blue

Recent Blue's News Posts - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:50am
Looks like my ambitions to do something dramatic in Manstiovia today may be derailed by wet weather. What's weird is we often have company for Labor and Memorial day weekends, and typically have...

Power-Up Mix-Up

Ant's Recent Latest VideoSift Submissions - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:49am

"This is what it's like when game worlds collide.

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