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The History of Activision

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This five pages IGN article talks about "The History of Activision" -- "As both a business pioneer and a creative powerhouse, Activision has left an indelible impact on gamers everywhere. From its humble beginnings as the original third-party console developer to their present day incarnation as the industry's leading publisher, Activision didn't just innovate great games over the years, it evolved the way they're produced, marketed, and sold. Without them, the industry could be a very different place..."

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Hardcore Gaming 101

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Hardcore Gaming 101 is a "classic gaming review" with all kinds of information (e.g., history), comments, screen shots/captures, downloads, etc. Note th

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Gaspode's Noodles Demonstration/Demo.

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Pouet shares a 2.25 minutes video that spoofs/parodies computer demonstrations/demos. with real food.

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The Future of Demo Art: The Demoscene in the 2010s

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Ville-Matias Heikkilä (viznut/pwp) shares his random thoughts about the future of the demoscene titled "The Future of Demo Art: The Demoscene in the 2010s" -- "In end of a decade is often regarded as an end of an era. Around the new year 2009-2010, I was thinking a lot about the future of demo art, which I have been involved with since the mid-nineties. The mental processes that led to this essay were also inspired by various events of the 2010s..."

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Computer Version of Noah's Ark.

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ReverendFun shares its funny comic strip showing the computer version of Noah's Ark.

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The Demoscene Documentary: [Future Crew] episode.

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Pouet mentioned a seventeen minutes and 10 seconds Finnish YouTube video (turn on its "Transcript" option to read the English texts to go with the video) showing a "documentary episode about the world famous Finnish demogroup, Future Crew. First presented at Assembly 2010..."

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Your overlord wants to work for Ed's Super Fix-It!

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VideoSift shares a two minutes potty mouth LiveLeak video showing a television (TV) commercial/spot/advertisement (ad.) for "Ed's Super Fix-It

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A list of commercial products that included malware.

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rationallyPARANOID has a list of commercial products that included malware since 2000.

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Apple iPhone 4: The Dark Side of the Force -- Reality distortion field remains strong with Steve Jobs after antennagate.

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VideoSift shares a funny one minute and 59 seconds YouTube video showing Next Media Animation (NMA)'s news video recreation showing "Apple founder Steve Jobs have been busy defending the iPhone 4, which has been mired in problems since before its launch.

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Robocop ran DOS - and other movie code decoded.

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Digg shares NetworkWorld's ten pages slide show showing real-life computer screens in movies -- "Virtually no sci-fi/science fiction or action flick these days is complete without a computer scene showing a few screens of mysterious scrolling text and a 3D wire-frame model.

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XKCD Comic Strip -- Workaround

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This XKCD comic strip shows what your overlord and other computer people/geeks/nerds go through with support

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Helping other people's computers at work...

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This Dilbert comic strip shows why your overlord doesn't help with other people's computers

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Starring The Computer: Computers in Movies and Television/TV.

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Starring the Computer is "a website dedicated to the use of computers in film and television/TV. Each appearance is catalogued and rated on its importance (i.e., how important it is to the plot), realism (how close its appearance and capabilities are to the real thing) and visibility (how good a look does one get of it).

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Root Wireless - How Good Is Your Mobile Carrier? Compare carrier coverage in your United States/U.S. area.

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Digg shares CNET's online interactive Google Maps (#1 or #2) showing "a powerful tool for determining the best carrier for your neighborhood, commute route or workplace. Many cellular coverage maps are based largely on distance from the closest cell tower. In reality, however, coverage is dependent on a range of factors including terrain, time of day, number of users and even handset manufacturer.

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