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Diablo III Experience Bonus

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 11 sec ago announces a 100% bonus to experience points can be had right now in Diablo III as a bonus for those playing the action/RPG sequel over the holiday: That's right! All nephalem who log into...

Eye Occilations and Framerate

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 11 sec ago
A post on the Accidental Scientist drops some accidental knowledge on us which may or may not be actual science. This delves into what now seems like an age-old question of frame-rates in video games...

On Sale

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The Debut 23 Bundle on Indie Royale. Excalibur Publishing Sale. 25% off all downloads. The Steam Holiday Sale Day 7. The Steam Holiday Sale Day 8. 20% Off at the Official Gearbox Store. The Perfect...

Gatherings & Competitions

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The 20 best games of 2014, as chosen by the Ars brain trust. The Best Games of 2014, From Mario Kart to Sunset Overdrive - WIRED. Best of 2014 Awards - Ten Ton Hammer Game of the Year 2014 -...

Christmas Consolidation

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PSN experiencing some login issues. Grab A White Playstation 4 With Driveclub For Just £299 (UK). Learn About the Nintendo 64 While Watching it Get Taken Apart. Thanks Ant. Countdown to 2015 Xbox...

Christmas Mobilization

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 11 sec ago
Thanks Ant. The 20 best iOS games of 2014. The best Android games of 2014.

Christmas Metaverse

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How to stay connected in unconnected places. Thanks Ant. US Internet rolling out fiber-optic 10Gbps internet in Minneapolis. Does Internet Use Drop Off Over Christmas? Thanks HARDOCP.

Christmas Safety Dance

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Schneier on Security: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony? Flipping Bits in Memory Without Accessing Them: An Experimental Study of DRAM Disturbance Errors. Thanks Ant via Slashdot. Charlatans- The...

Christmas Legal Briefs

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Facebook must face lawsuit over scanning of users' messages: judge. Thanks HARDOCP. Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015. Russian Hackers Stole Millions From Banks, ATMs....

Game Reviews

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Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes on IncGamers.

Hardware Reviews

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Key Ingredient Recipe Tablet on Legit Reviews. Kingston HyperX Predator DDR4-2400 16GB Memory Kit on Seagate Enterprise Capacity 3.5 V4 6TB SAS 12Gb-s HDD on Nikk Tech....


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The Evil Within comic ? Issue #4 Now Available… Control This Christmas Tree With Minecraft… Happy Holidays from Gearbox. SHiFT keys for your stocking… Your Gifts Have Arrived! -...

Out of the Blue

Recent Blue's News Posts - 4 hours 11 sec ago
Happy Christmas to all who are celebrating. The weather around here remains warm, but there's a little cold to be found, as I seem to have caught one along the way. As I say, so far it's a little...

5SF: Red Christmas

"It all started when he received instructions from Alger Hiss to deliver special presents to Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Sure, it was a little suspicious that they were monogrammed, his-and-hers wiretaps, but Santa was just so busy he didn't even notice. And look, Santa gets a lot of letters every year, at some point there may have been a pamphlet about something, but he honestly couldn't remember. Nevertheless, the excuses weren't good enough, and so he had no choice but to name Rudolph in front of HUAC and the world."

Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

Recent /. Posts - 5 hours 6 sec ago
mrspoonsi writes Both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network [were] down this morning, apparently due to a denial-of-service attack. The notorious hacking group Lizard Squad — which already carried out earlier attacks on Microsoft and Sony — has claimed responsibility on Twitter for these latest outages. While the group's role in all of this remains unconfirmed, it's worth noting that the group threatened last week to take down Xbox Live and PSN, according to Business Insider. And again, Lizard Squad has already proven it can successfully pull off such attacks, not to mention other malicious pranks. Whatever the cause, the timing is obviously terrible: Plenty of people surely received one of the two consoles as Christmas presents today, while many more gamers would have happily spent the afternoon in front of the TV. In the meantime, both Sony and Microsoft have acknowledged the problem, with Sony issuing a tweet and Microsoft posting a message on its support website: "We're working to address this as quickly as we possibly can," reads its status website. "Thanks for your patience, Xbox members." In an email, a Microsoft spokesperson declined to comment further or say when the company expects to restore service. We've also asked Sony to comment and will update this post if and when it does. The Xbox Live status page says service remains "limited," and the Playstation Network is listed as offline.

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by Sam3

Stop motion filmed in Berlin
September/November 2008
music by Bijan Cheminari / Noh Zarbi album Eos

Cast: sam3

Tags: sam3, stopmotion, berlin, autumn, animation, snake, chain, cycle, street, deciduous, urban, drumming, drum, bongo and ouroboros

US Navy Sells 'Top Gun' Aircraft Carrier For One Penny

Recent /. Posts - 5 hours 59 min ago writes Kitsap Sun reports at that the USS Ranger, a 1,050-foot-long, 56,000-ton Forrestal-class aircraft carrier, is being towed from the inactive ship maintenance facility at Puget Sound for a 3,400-mile, around-Cape Horn voyage to a Texas dismantler who acquired the Vietnam-era warship for a penny for scrap metal. "Under the contract, the company will be paid $0.01. The price reflects the net price proposed by International Shipbreaking, which considered the estimated proceeds from the sale of the scrap metal to be generated from dismantling," said officials for NAVSEA. "[One cent] is the lowest price the Navy could possibly have paid the contractor for towing and dismantling the ship." The Ranger was commissioned Aug. 10, 1957, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and decommissioned July 10, 1993, after more than 35 years of service. It was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on March 8, 2004, and redesignated for donation. After eight years on donation hold, the USS Ranger Foundation was unable to raise the funds to convert the ship into a museum or to overcome the physical obstacles of transporting the ship up the Columbia River to Fairview, Oregon. As a result, the Ranger was removed from the list of ships available for donation and designated for dismantling. The Navy, which can't retain inactive ships indefinitely, can't donate a vessel unless the application fully meets the Navy's minimum requirements. The Ranger had been in pristine condition, but for a week in August volunteers from other naval museums were allowed to remove items to improve their ships. The Ranger was in a slew of movies and television shows, including "The Six Million Dollar Man," "Flight of the Intruder" and "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" where it stood in for the USS Enterprise carrier. But the Ranger's most famous role was in the 1980's Tom Cruise hit, "Top Gun." "We would have liked to have seen it become a museum, but it just wasn't in the cards," Navy spokesman Chris Johnson told Fox. "But unfortunately, it is a difficult proposition to raise funds. The group that was going to collect donations had a $35 million budget plan but was only able to raise $100,000."

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Everything Wrong With The Nightmare Before Christmas

"For the 'day after Christmas' we bring you the sins of a Christmas-slash-halloween-slash-just-awe­some film: The Nightmare Before Christmas. It's stop motion, inventive, musical, and... as are all movies... sinful..."

Nokia's Back In the Tablet Business, With the Android Lollipop-Based N1

Recent /. Posts - 6 hours 56 min ago
Esra Erimez writes It's been a little over a year since the announcement of Microsoft Corp.'s acquisition of Finnish tech veteran Nokia Oyj.'s Devices unit. A year later Chinese leaks site SINA Tech says Nokia is back and ready to compete against its former unit, suggesting it will launch in China on Jan. 7. As one commenter on the Daily Tech story points out (as does this ExtremeTech article from last month), the not-yet-launched N1, with its "one piece aluminum body, 7.9", 2048*1536, [and] 3:4 aspect ratio" looks an awful lot like the iPad mini, but costs quite a bit less.

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Linux 3.19 Kernel To Start 2015 With Many New Features

Recent /. Posts - 7 hours 53 min ago
An anonymous reader writes Linux 3.18 was recently released, thus making Linux 3.19 the version under development as the year comes to a close. Linux 3.19 as the first big kernel update of 2015 is bringing in the new year with many new features: among them are AMDKFD HSA kernel driver, Intel "Skylake" graphics support, Radeon and NVIDIA driver improvements, RAID5/6 improvements for Btrfs, LZ4 compression for SquashFS, better multi-touch support, new input drivers, x86 laptop improvements, etc.

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