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Shorter ‘.uk’ Domain Name Put On Ice

February 28th, 2013 02:59 admin View Comments

The Internet

judgecorp writes “The British domain name registry, Nominet, has abandoned the idea of a shorter .uk domain name system, which would replace the current regime where all .uk domains are in subdomains, such as .co.uk, or .org.uk. Although a consultation found a huge demand for a simpler system, Nominet couldn’t get agreement on how to get there from here — so has put the idea to one side for now. There are some shorter addreses like british-library.uk — but these predate Nominet’s regime.”

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MIT Researcher Demos Self-Assembling Objects

February 28th, 2013 02:05 admin View Comments

Printer

iONiUM writes “From the article: ‘Many are only just getting their heads around the idea of 3D printing but scientists at MIT are already working on an upgrade: 4D printing. At the TED conference in Los Angeles, architect and computer scientist Skylar Tibbits showed how the process allows objects to self-assemble.’ There could be many applications for this. Definitely a cool step forward.” Pictures and video of the process.

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Crysis 3 Review: Amazing Graphics, Still a Benchmark Buster, Boring Gameplay

February 28th, 2013 02:02 admin View Comments

First Person Shooters (Games)

MojoKid writes “Let’s get one thing clear up front. Crysis 3′s graphics are absolutely stunning. Crytek’s latest game doesn’t raise the bar — it annihilates it. At the highest settings, Crysis blows Battlefield 3 out of the water, makes mincemeat of Max Payne, and makes the original Crysis — itself a graphics powerhouse — look more like the first Call of Duty. Crysis 3 really is that stunning, provided that you’ve got the graphics card to handle it. Like the first game, this title is capable of bringing even a high-end card to its knees. Everyone who worked in the artistic departments at Crytek, from character animations to texturing, deserves an award. The people who wrote the game’s plot, on the other hand, don’t. The game’s design and some poor pacing decisions completely undermine what should be its greatest selling point. Crysis 3 could’ve been a great game but it feels like a science experiment. How much poor gameplay will players suffer through in exchange for utterly amazing graphics?”

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Home Server On IPv6-only Internet Connection?

February 28th, 2013 02:33 admin View Comments

Networking

RandyOo writes “I’ve recently learned that our neighborhood is getting a fiber optic network, with a 100Mbps connection in each subscriber’s home. IPv6 connectivity is included, but unfortunately, the only IPv4 connectivity they offer is Carrier Grade NAT, due to the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses in RIPE. I travel a lot, and I’ve become accustomed to accessing my home network via SSH, VNC, etc. It appears uPNP and PMP are unsupported by CGN. So, without a publicly-routed IPv4 address, I’ll be unable to reach devices on my home network from an IPv4-only connection, such as the one provided by my cellular carrier (which also appears to be behind some kind of NAT, by the way). If the ISP isn’t willing or able to sell me an IPv4 address, what alternatives do I have? I’d be willing to pay a small monthly fee for, say, a VPN service that would allow me to accept incoming connection requests on a range of ports on their Internet-facing IPv4 address. Does such a service exist?”

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Ubuntu Touch Beats Firefox OS For ‘Best of MWC’ From CNET

February 28th, 2013 02:01 admin View Comments

Firefox

Jono Bacon writes “This week at Mobile World Congress both Firefox OS and Ubuntu have been wooing the audience with their mobile offerings. CNET reviewed both and felt that Ubuntu was ‘the clear winner.’ From the article, ‘The team thought that Ubuntu Touch, the tablet version of which we got our hands-on for the first time at MWC, feels more like the complete package at this point. We liked its slick, elegant interface that makes use of every side of the screen and puts your content and contacts front and center, minimizing the time spent hopping back to a home screen.’” They still liked Firefox OS though, and the mere existence of multiple Free Software mobile systems with carrier support is a good sign if you ask me.

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Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

February 28th, 2013 02:21 admin View Comments

Businesses

New submitter Inzkeeper writes with news that the CEO of Groupon met the axe today: “Groupon CEO Andrew Mason made public an email he sent to Groupon employees. He takes responsibility for the company’s downturn, expresses his appreciation for his staff, and wishes them well. ‘For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be — I love Groupon, and I’m terribly proud of what we’ve created. I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey. If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through.’” Despite increased revenues, they are still losing about $81 million each quarter, and Wall Street needs blood.

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Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

February 28th, 2013 02:21 admin View Comments

Businesses

New submitter Inzkeeper writes with news that the CEO of Groupon met the axe today: “Groupon CEO Andrew Mason made public an email he sent to Groupon employees. He takes responsibility for the company’s downturn, expresses his appreciation for his staff, and wishes them well. ‘For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be — I love Groupon, and I’m terribly proud of what we’ve created. I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey. If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through.’” Despite increased revenues, they are still losing about $81 million each quarter, and Wall Street needs blood.

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Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

February 28th, 2013 02:21 admin View Comments

Businesses

New submitter Inzkeeper writes with news that the CEO of Groupon met the axe today: “Groupon CEO Andrew Mason made public an email he sent to Groupon employees. He takes responsibility for the company’s downturn, expresses his appreciation for his staff, and wishes them well. ‘For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be — I love Groupon, and I’m terribly proud of what we’ve created. I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey. If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through.’” Despite increased revenues, they are still losing about $81 million each quarter, and Wall Street needs blood.

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Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

February 28th, 2013 02:21 admin View Comments

Businesses

New submitter Inzkeeper writes with news that the CEO of Groupon met the axe today: “Groupon CEO Andrew Mason made public an email he sent to Groupon employees. He takes responsibility for the company’s downturn, expresses his appreciation for his staff, and wishes them well. ‘For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be — I love Groupon, and I’m terribly proud of what we’ve created. I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey. If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through.’” Despite increased revenues, they are still losing about $81 million each quarter, and Wall Street needs blood.

Source: Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

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Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

February 28th, 2013 02:21 admin View Comments

Businesses

New submitter Inzkeeper writes with news that the CEO of Groupon met the axe today: “Groupon CEO Andrew Mason made public an email he sent to Groupon employees. He takes responsibility for the company’s downturn, expresses his appreciation for his staff, and wishes them well. ‘For those who are concerned about me, please don’t be — I love Groupon, and I’m terribly proud of what we’ve created. I’m OK with having failed at this part of the journey. If Groupon was Battletoads, it would be like I made it all the way to the Terra Tubes without dying on my first ever play through.’” Despite increased revenues, they are still losing about $81 million each quarter, and Wall Street needs blood.

Source: Groupon Still Losing Money, CEO Is Fired And Leaks Final Email

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