Sunday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Yahoo! News: Steve Jobs questioned authority all his life, book says
  2. Seagate: Thai flooding is a multi-quarter issue for whole hard drive industry
  3. Yahoo! News reports China rare earths supplier suspends production
  4. Hardware Canucks: Retailers respond to upcoming

    HDD shortage by limiting purchases & hiking prices

  5. TweakTown’s MSI X79A-GD65 preview
  6. ATI-Forum has Catalyst 11.10 Preview 3 (in German)
  7. GameTrailers TV: Skyrim unleashed
  8. Ultimate Battlefield 3 simulator – The Gadget Show (video)


Sunday

  1. WSJ: Microsoft firming up plan to bankroll possible Yahoo! deal
  2. Live Hacking: Adobe changes Flash Player settings manager to stop clickjacking
  3. Zatz Not Funny has a Google TV 2.0 sneak peek

Mobile

  1. ZDNet: Could Lodsys turn its sights on Windows 8 developers?
  2. Orange exec: Windows Phone fate hangs on Nokia – C|Net
  3. Kaz Hirai: Sony is ‘in discussions with non-Sony companies’ over PlayStation Suite

Software and gaming

  1. nV News Forums: 290.03 (beta) for Linux x86 / x86-64 released
  2. Eurogamer: PlayStation 3 hacked again?
  3. Futurelooks covers Nvidia’s GeForce LAN 2011
  4. Vintage Computing and Gaming: The 10 greatest MS-DOS games of all time

Hardware

  1. The SSD Review pits LSI 9265-8i MegaRAID card vs. Adaptec 6805 RAID card
  2. TweakTown on Panasonic TY-EW3D3MU 3rd-gen 3D active shutter eyewear
  3. BCCHardware reviews Lian Li PC-6B case
  4. FrostyTech reviews Xigmatek Prime SD1484 heatsink
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    • Cyco-Dude
    • 8 years ago

    top ten dos games list is a joke, like most lists of this kind. blood instead of quake, really? tentacle instead of full throttle or myst or 7th guest? no wing commander? i can go on, but i’ll digress…

      • cheapFreeAgent
      • 8 years ago

      I agree. I would replace some of them with Prince of Persia, Quake, Wing Commander etc but my Nr.1 would be Civilization.

      • Vinceant
      • 8 years ago

      No Heretic or Hexen (which some people, including me, consider them to be better games than Doom or Doom II). No Tyrian or Raptor. No Commander Keen. That guy missed a LOT of good DOS games.

        • Waco
        • 8 years ago

        No kidding. Tyrian is one of the best top-down curtain shooters ever made…even today. I have yet to find a game as entertaining in the same genre.

        • dlenmn
        • 8 years ago

        [quote<]That guy missed a LOT of good DOS games.[/quote<] To be fair, there are only 10 spots. Since there are many more than 10 good DOS games, it's impossible not to miss a lot of them. I agree with 6 of the games' inclusion, so I say the list isn't that bad.

    • sweatshopking
    • 8 years ago

    omg story from tomorrow: “Steve jobs was always a fan of pork, less of a beef man”. Followed by “steve thought that women with long hair looked better”. news isn’t news.

    I think the internet could kinda let some of this stuff be…. kinda obsessive…

      • Metonymy
      • 8 years ago

      How trite… the _real_ story is going to be when the website displaying his extensive collection of Anima-inspired socks goes live.

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        YOU DESERVE THE PLUS 1

      • End User
      • 8 years ago

      The biography of Steve Jobs comes out tomorrow. You will be seeing many more quotes thoughout the week.

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        why no Dennis Ritchie Quotes? that man was also a giant.

          • NeelyCam
          • 8 years ago

          He doesn’t really matter.

          It’s just like that week when Princess Diana and Mother Theresa died. The media decided the latter wasn’t even worth mentioning.

            • The Dark One
            • 8 years ago

            I’m not too hung up about Mother Theresa. Her idea of dignity was moving the sick and dying off the streets and onto cots, but she didn’t provide (or aspire to provide) any kind of palliative care, because pain brought people ‘closer to Jesus’. She de-emphasized medical training among her nuns, leading to people with treatable conditions to die needlessly and tended to direct donations towards building new convents instead of improving conditions in her Homes for the Dying.

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            even if that was true, which i have no idea if it is or not, the woman spent her life serving in what she thought was the best way possible. she’s gets a high 5 from me for that. we all have limitations and none of us know the best way to do things, hence the hindsight cliches.

            • Meadows
            • 8 years ago

            The woman was paid to murder people. You’re an idiot.

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            murder people? wtf are you talking about? you’re being rather foolish, and the personal attack is unwarranted. You have presented no evidence she was a “murderer”, and until you do, shut the hell up!
            I think you do ANYONE a disservice, including yourself, when you attack someone behind their back, nm somebody who is dead. Makes you look like a dick, and without evidence, take a flying.

            Be careful meadows, don’t forget you need me. We both know i keep this greased monkey on the pig, and you should do well to recall it….

            • VILLAIN_xx
            • 8 years ago

            I have NO idea of your last comment but it reminded of this…

            [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_sfnQDr1-o[/url<] ...Lets everyone just chill and enjoy the song and video. >---- (^_^) ----<

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            that’s what i was referencing 🙂

            • Jambe
            • 8 years ago

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            [i<]Any[/i<] reasonable person should question whether that woman's work was good. She seemed sincere enough, but there's an important difference between an ethically upstanding, pragmatic approach to such work (MSF?) and a massively naive, sentimental, hamfisted approach (Missionaries of Charity). Alternatively you can read Collette Livermore or employ The Googles. Plus Catholicism is a creepy death-and-disease-sponsoring mega-cult and people who fling money at the Vatican ought to be ashamed. Therefore Mother Teresa was actually Satan because she actively set into progress intercontinental systems which ensured the needless, tortuous death of countless people. And we all know how Satan is constantly trying to stick it to Jesus by cutting short the lives of His flock. [quote<]I think you do ANYONE a disservice, including yourself, when you attack someone behind their back, nm somebody who is dead. Makes you look like a dick, and without evidence, take a flying.[/quote<] This is a deliberate troll, right? Death does not preclude criticism. Also, apparently hyperbole is just not allowed on this corner of the interwebs. FORBIDDEN. Actually I think you and Meadows are the same entity.

            • Meadows
            • 8 years ago

            Hardly, because I agree with you on what you just said before.

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            well, a couple things, first off, the issue you seem to raise in your post is one against the church as a whole. I am not a Christian of any type, and can certainly understand an apprehension about any church, but the church has done good as well as evil, over the past 2000 years, and I think the position take by that paragraph is extreme, and really, not correct. Show me a single organization that hasn’t made a mistake in 2000 years. I do realize some of the catholic churchs mistakes were the Bat **** crazy kind, and were pretty insane. But I think the point still stands.

            I never said that her methods were the best, and to be honest, i haven’t researched enough to know. what a did say however, is that she likely thought what she was doing was the [i<] right thing to do. [/i<] I have still seen no evidence to the contrary, besides that she didn't like pain killers, as she thought suffering helped you get a closer understanding of Christ's suffering, which, tbh, it would. Now, I don't think that's a good plan, crazy, actually, and I can see why other people might share my position. This is a case of ideology as opposed to religion. As far as the deliberate troll point, no. And I think my point still stands. I saw no criticism, i saw an insult with no evidence. If we have a guy saying "here guys, take a look at this, it led me to this conclusion", then sure, that's fine. Especially when we're talking about an individual whose work is considered so controversial. If he said "Pinochet was a dick", sure. I can see that, as it's [b<] common knowledge [/b<], but in this case, i would say some evidence, in the interest of justice and clarity, should be provided. Certainly you don't have anything against evidence in a discussion, do you? Volunteer service is something dear to my heart, and i spent a couple years doing it in Malawi. I plan on returning to settle there for good in the 5-10 years (wife going to uni), and I have the utmost respect for patient care. If Teresa wasn't a good woman, then in time, that will be proved. At this point though, I don't see a consensus, I did see that dudes book, but haven't read it, and despite his sales success, i still see plenty of contrary positions. Like I said, I really don't know. I don't know that much about her, but I do know if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all (WITHOUT PROOF).

            • Jambe
            • 8 years ago

            Again, [i<]thinking[/i<] you're doing good != actually doing good. Naively trotting the globe spreading dogmatic defeatist denigrating fluff and severely sub-par medical "training" is not [i<]actually[/i<] a good thing, nor is deifying a person who did such things, nor is spending money on a international cabal which sponsors such behavior, nor is prioritizing what happens after you die to what happens to your living body, etc. Crazy is not respectable regardless of whether it's religiously-motivated... it just so happens lots of crazy in this world [i<]is[/i<] religiously-motivated. Also, the Catholic's mistakes [b<]are[/b<] crazy — as in, they are ongoing. Not [i<]were[/i<]. I'm all for evidence! I especially like it when talking of the numinous and spiritual and of anything which might underpin a worldview which directly effects living creatures! I tend to see religious speech as naive or ignorant [i<]at best[/i<] and deliberately-manipulative and cynical at worst... we do not need nonsense or unreasonable flights of fancy in order to feel awe, love, oneness, spirituality, etc, and such hooey, in my experience, divides and obscures much more than it unites and enlightens. Anyway, as I said, there are plenty of accounts of the abject misery of the people "cared for" by Teresa's organization and the thorough ineptitude of the persons trained thereby. And I don't think I need to apologize for the Catholic church as a whole — their track record is laid bare for all to see at this point. As somebody who appreciates volunteer service I suspect you would be more averse to suffering-promotion.

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            you’re right. I never said thinking you’re doing good = doing good. You’re either misunderstanding me, or misquoting.
            I would also say that to think secularists are any LESS crazy is foolish. Ask the Khmer rouge, or the Ukrainians under Stalin, etc… there are many examples of secular insanity. My point is that to say “naive or ignorant at best and deliberately-manipulative and cynical at worst… we do not need nonsense or unreasonable flights of fancy” is in itself “naive or ignorant”. people will be insane for any number of reasons, blaming religion is backwards. That’s a much larger discussion that the one we already shouldn’t be having here.

            You’re also right that the catholic churches record is available to be viewed, but i’d hardly say they’re still “crazy”. Opinions on abortion are hardly insane, and they’re shared by many people religious and non-religious alike. I’ve worked with them in Africa, and found them quite reasonable. Obviously I’m not going to say that everything they do is perfect, I don’t personally believe them infallible, and I might disagree with some of their spending/fund raising, but there are many organizations our there that i feel the same about.

            I have read the wikipedia article on criticisms, and it sounds like there may have been legitimate concerns. that still doesn’t change my position.

            • Jambe
            • 8 years ago

            Plenty of secularists have been atrocious; you’re missing the point, I think. My suggestion is not that religion is the root of all evil but that it is, simply, an evil in and of itself much of the time, and that there are better alternatives. I freely admit that some of it is benign or even positive, but I believe that a secular, skeptical, positivist outlook on life is far clearer and less readily-exploited. As Sam Harris put it, “I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of evidence in support of their core beliefs.”

            Surely you’re aware of the epidemic-level sexual diseases affecting Africa. Surely you’re also aware the organization is publicly, staunchly anti-contraception [i<]despite this[/i<]. They're also vigorously pro-abstinence in the face of basic facts about human physiology and endocrinology. An organization that is so moneyed as to have lavish palaces in virtually every significant town in the western world could do much to curb the disease and death that's ongoing in Africa, yet its public policies baldly exacerbate it. If that's not "crazy" then I think we need a new definition of the word.

          • Grigory
          • 8 years ago

          Did he think of overpricing decent products to start a cult following? I didn’t think so.

          • End User
          • 8 years ago

          Did you know who Dennis Ritchie was before he died?

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            yes, i have attended public school…

            • NeelyCam
            • 8 years ago

            No – you’re talking about Lionel Ritchie.

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            lol, no, i’m talking about dennis ritchie, the creator of the C language. that was in like grade 9 computer science.

            • NeelyCam
            • 8 years ago

            You have C in high school? Crazy Canadians…

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            we learn about it. I don’t do much programing, i don’t know any C, but we learned about which people were important in the computing revolution.

            edit: i guess i deserve a minus for this?

            • dpaus
            • 8 years ago

            We were interviewing students last week for co-op positions, and I was surprised and impressed to find out that they’re graduating from [i<]high school[/i<] with a good working knowledge of Java (and even more impressed that the school board has resisted Microsoft's offer of 'free tools' to teach C# - but only on the condition that they drop Java from the curriculum)

            • sweatshopking
            • 8 years ago

            what do you figure googles chances of taking over with dart are?

      • flip-mode
      • 8 years ago

      When a person as interesting and influential as SJ dies, it is very normal to come through the finer details of his or her life. So, IMO, it is news. If SJ’s life isn’t worth close study then no one’s is.

    • vargis14
    • 8 years ago

    OMG i want to use that bf3 simulator.I would love to see someone sniping with a 140+ heartrate.From nerves and running.
    plus i am going to need another HDD, 2tb was around 65$ now around 100,Hope not too many peeps die because of the floods,I do know There are lotsa boats in thailand.
    Instead of running heroin they will be transporting HDDs.J/K

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