Submitted by menu on March 25, 2006 - 6:18pm.
In discussion: GDC - Physics in Half-Life 2
Any sufficently advanced physics engine is indistinguisible from scripted events.
Submitted by HAL9000 on March 24, 2006 - 4:19pm.
"Because the current metaverse evolved largely out of videogames, it makes sense that it should be composed of fiefdoms - after all, you wouldn't expect a Grand Theft Auto crack dealer to drop in for a barbecue with the Sims."
Submitted by blinks on March 24, 2006 - 1:29pm.
What's the case for Linux? (Score:1)
Is Ingo Molnar working on this?
Re:What's the case for Linux? (Score:5, Funny)
I know I'm tired because I misread the first name as Inigo and the next thing through my head was
"Hello. My name is Inigo Molnar. You changed the sectors. Prepare to die."
Re:What's the case for Linux? (Score:4, Funny)
Now, offer me money.
Power too. Promise me that.
Offer me everything I ask for.
I want my 512 byte sectors back, you son of a bitch.
Submitted by blinks on March 22, 2006 - 4:08pm.
CRAWFORD, TEXAS -- A tragic fire on Sunday destroyed the personal library of President George W. Bush. Both of his books have been lost.
A presidential spokesman said the president was devastated, as he had not finished coloring the second one.
Submitted by veridicus on March 22, 2006 - 1:55pm.
by Anonymous Coward (#14931349)
2.5 million B.C.: OOG the Open Source Caveman develops the axe and releases it under the GPL. The axe quickly gains popularity as a means of crushing moderators' heads.
100,000 B.C.: Man domesticates the AIBO.
10,000 B.C.: Civilization begins when early farmers first learn to cultivate hot grits.
3000 B.C.: Sumerians develop a primitive cuneiform perl script.
2920 B.C.: A legendary flood sweeps Slashdot, filling up a Borland / Inprise story with hundreds of offtopic posts.
1750 B.C.: Hammurabi, a Mesopotamian king, codifies the first EULA.
490 B.C.: Greek city-states unite to defeat the Persians. ESR triumphantly proclaims that the Greeks "get it".
399 B.C.: Socrates is convicted of impiety. Despite the efforts of freesocrates.com, he is forced to kill himself by drinking hemlock.
336 B.C.: Fat-Time Charlie becomes King of Macedonia and conquers Persia.
4 B.C.: Following the Star (as in hot young actress) of Bethelem, wise men travel from far away to troll for baby Jesus.
A.D. 476: The Roman Empire BSODs.
A.D. 610: The Glorious MEEPT!! founds Islam after receiving a revelation from God. Following his disappearance from Slashdot in 632, a succession dispute results in the emergence of two troll factions: the Pythonni and the Perliites.
Submitted by greginnj on March 21, 2006 - 10:21pm.
i can't say if it's any better, BUT it IS a lot sooner
Submitted by alx5000 on March 21, 2006 - 7:49pm.
Submitted by dClam on March 21, 2006 - 4:50pm.
by voice_of_all_reason (926702) on Tuesday March 21, @06:37AM (#14963195)
If parents would take more interest in their children and watch over them like they expect the government, their neighbors, and Mrs. Fitzgerald down the block to, there would be no need for these silly ideas of "protecting" their kids from everything short of bottled water.
You trust that shit? It could be zebra cum -- you just don't know!
Submitted by HAL9000 on March 20, 2006 - 5:26pm.
Submitted by HAL9000 on March 20, 2006 - 5:17pm.
Submitted by veridicus on March 20, 2006 - 11:51am.
Please name the sport correctly
by toupsie (88295) (#14957080)
It's not Soccer, it's Metric Football.
Submitted by greginnj on March 19, 2006 - 7:12pm.
are you thinking what i'm thinking?
Guy 1: "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
Guy 2: "Yes!"
Guy 1: "I'll see you in court, asshole."
by Raul654 (453029)
Damn! I'm out of mod points. Someone please mod parent up.
Submitted by kingprad on March 19, 2006 - 1:00am.
I read Playboy mainly for the page numbers, and the index. I mainly enjoy looking up a random page in the index, and then finding it in the magazine by binary search. I've written a program in Perl that helps me train; I type in the number of pages, and then it selects a random page for me, following a gaussian distribution (I don't want to have to find the index! lol!) and then I navigate to it. After a few years practice, I've got down to an average of less than two seconds for any given page number. I've got my girlfriend doing it now as well, we can sometimes spend entire evenings sitting down with my Linux box, seeing who can get to page 58 first! Its absolutely fantastic.
Submitted by slashdoodle on March 18, 2006 - 4:35am.
(Main story here: Google's CEO Clears the Air )
Is Eric Schmidt still around?
Is Eric Schmidt still around? I thought that Steve Ballmer was going to f*cking bury him!
Apparently, he did it once before...
Submitted by mkelly on March 18, 2006 - 12:15am.
by jrockway (229604) on Friday March 17, @19:49 (#14946587)
??It'd be like a MySpace, but obscene!.
A true programmer. :) You use the ! so that it's scoped to the word "obscene" and thus (mentally) need the . to actually finish the sentence. I often write things like: `` He said, "This is a sentence.". '' with the `.".' construction -- the first period ends the quoted sentence and the second ends the complete unit. Grammar nazis dislike this, but it makes sense to people who think like programmers. Glad to see I'm not the only one :)