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Sunday Consolidation

Blue's News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:22pm
Torbjörn's turret nerfed on console Overwatch in first split from PC.

Sunday Safety Dance

Blue's News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:22pm
Google, Facebook quietly move toward automatic blocking of extremist videos.

Game Reviews

Blue's News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:22pm
A Short Tale on Just Adventure.

Hardware Reviews

Blue's News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:22pm
Nanoxia CoolForce 2 Gehäuse ON Technic3D. German. ROCCAT SUORA Keyboard on Vortez.


Blue's News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:22pm
Thanks Ant. DOOM - Great SnapMaps Round #4… Marvel's Cancelled Daredevil Game… Dolphin Wii/Gamecube Emulator - Dolphin 5.0 Release. Thanks Bill…

Out of the Blue

Blue's News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:22pm
Looking forward to the Game of Thrones season finale tonight. I agree with the assessment that the show has changed substantially since it ran past the books, and while I regret the move towards more...

Finding Dory (2016)

AntDude rated this 8.

Game Sack (2011 TV Series)

AntDude rated this 7.

Zander's Joyride (2016 TV Episode)

AntDude rated this 6.

Consequences! - GTA IV

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:17pm

"from a fresh installed GTA IV - just a few minutes into a new Game"

From ...

The Last Starfighter - Retroware TV - Webcam Review

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:15pm

"RWTV takes a look at The Last Starfighter for the NES. Yeah! Defeat Xur and the evil Ko-Dan Armada."

Anonymous In #s

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 3:13pm

"They're the world's most democratic, and possibly most powerful, secret organization. From giant hacks to plastic masks, watch to learn everything you ever needed to know about numbers! ..."

Start coding your spaceship!

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 2:55pm

Program your spaceship for space colonisation: flightcontrols, docking, games, trading, ...

Google and Facebook May Be Suppressing 'Extremist' Speech With Copyright Scanners

/. - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 2:34pm
An anonymous reader quotes this article from The Verge: The systems that automatically enforce copyright laws on the internet may be expanding to block unfavorable speech. Reuters reports that Facebook, Google, and other companies are exploring automated removal of extremist content, and could be repurposing copyright takedown methods to identify and suppress it. It's unclear where the lines have been drawn, but the systems are likely targeted at radical messages on social networks from enemies of European powers and the United States. Leaders in the US and Europe have increasingly decried radical extremism on the internet and have attempted to enlist internet companies in a fight to suppress it. Many of those companies have been receptive to the idea and already have procedures to block violent and hateful content. Neither Facebook and Google would confirm automation of these efforts to Reuters, which relied on two anonymous sources who are "familiar with the process"... The secret identification and automated blocking of extremist speech would raise new, serious questions about the cooperation of private corporations with censorious governmental interests. Reuters calls it "a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate violent propaganda from their sites and are under pressure to do so from governments around the world as attacks by extremists proliferate, from Syria to Belgium and the United States." They also report that the move follows pressure from an anti-extremism group "founded by, among others, Frances Townsend, who advised former president George W. Bush on homeland security, and Mark Wallace, who was deputy campaign manager for the Bush 2004 re-election campaign."

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Schwarzwald Beta Update

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 2:11pm

There have been a lot of improvements in the ongoing development of turn-based multiplayer survival strategy game Schwarzwald.

Is The Future Of Television Watching on Fast-Forward?

/. - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 1:35pm
The average American watches three hours of TV each day, and researchers have found that most people already prefer listening to accelerated speech. "After watching accelerated video on my computer for a few months, live television began to seem excruciatingly slow..." writes the Washington Post's Jeff Guo. "Movie theaters feel suffocating. I need to be able to fast-forward and rewind and accelerate and slow down, to be able to parcel my attention where it's needed..." Slashdot reader distills some interesting points from Guo's article: You can play DVDs and iTunes purchases at whatever tempo you like, and a Google engineer has written a popular Chrome extension that accelerates most other Web videos, including on Netflix, Vimeo and Amazon Prime. Over 100,000 people have downloaded that plug-in, and the reviews are ecstatic. "Oh my God! I regret all the wasted time I've lived before finding this gem!!" one user wrote. According to Guo speeding up video is more than an efficiency hack. "I quickly discovered that acceleration makes viewing more pleasurable. "Modern Family" played at twice the speed is far funnier -- the jokes come faster and they seem to hit harder. I get less frustrated at shows that want to waste my time with filler plots or gratuitous violence. The faster pace makes it easier to appreciate the flow of the plot and the structure of the scenes." Guo writes that "I've come to believe this is the future of how we will appreciate television and movies. We will interrogate videos in new ways using our powers of time manipulation... we will all be watching on our own terms." Will this eventually become much more common? How many Slashdot readers are already watching speeded-up videos?

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Pls welcome Ed Bremer to the Team

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 1:32pm

In this Update we will talk a little about our main Character, Ed Brenner.

Crusoe has been Greenlit on Steam

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:44pm

Thanks to your support and your feedback we got Greenlit about a month ago and since then I have been putting together the resources we will need to complete Crusoe.

As It Searches For Suspects, The FBI May Be Looking At You

/. - Sun, 06/26/2016 - 12:30pm
schwit1 quotes the MIT Technology Review: The FBI has access to nearly 412 million photos in its facial recognition system—perhaps including the one on your driver's license. But according to a new government watchdog report, the bureau doesn't know how error-prone the system is, or whether it enhances or hinders investigations. Since 2011, the bureau has quietly been using this system to compare new images, such as those taken from surveillance cameras, against a large set of photos to look for a match. That set of existing images is not limited to the FBI's own database, which includes some 30 million photos. The bureau also has access to face recognition systems used by law enforcement agencies in 16 different states, and it can tap into databases from the Department of State and the Department of Defense. And it is in negotiations with 18 other states to be able to search their databases, too... Adding to the privacy concerns is another finding in the GAO report: that the FBI has not properly determined how often its system makes errors and has not "taken steps to determine whether face recognition systems used by external partners, such as states and federal agencies, are sufficiently accurate" to support investigations.

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