Monthly Archives: November 2014

DOOM 3DO Source Released On Github

New submitter burgerbecky writes The port that was as hellish as the game world itself, DOOM for the 3DO’s source code has been released on github. The original programmer outlined the corners cut and why. of this story at Slashdot.

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Game Theory Analysis Shows How Evolution Favors Cooperation’s Collapse

First time accepted submitter Ugmug (1495847) writes Last year, University of Pennsylvania researchers Alexander J. Stewart and Joshua B. Plotkin published a mathematical explanation for why cooperation and generosity have evolved in nature. Using the classical game theory match-up known

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Black Friday ’14: E-commerce Pages Far Slower Than They Were in 2013

An anonymous reader writes Black Friday news kicked off this weekend quite early when Best Buy was hit with a massive outage, but it turns out that was only half the story. The top 50 e-commerce websites were slower overall

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Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

HughPickens.com writes Michael Tarm reports that a former high school quarterback has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois High School Association saying it didn’t do enough to protect him from concussions when he played and still doesn’t do enough to

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WHO Timeline for Ebola Containment Proves Hard To Meet

The Associated Press, as carried by Salon, reports that the World Health Organization’s intended timeline for limiting the spread of Ebola in the several West African countries where it has claimed thousands of lives has proved to be too optimistic.

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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of “Interstellar”

A review of Interstellar at Scientific American that was not entirely flattering of the film’s scientific aspects caught the eye of Cal Tech physicist Kip Thorne, who served as a consultant on the movie, and has actually written a book

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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in Elonis v. United States, in a case that could result in more attention paid to language in online postings. After a series of angry posts on Facebook in the

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Ask Slashdot: IT Career Path After 35?

An anonymous reader writes “All my friends seem to be moving towards a managerial role, and I’m concerned about my increasing age in a business where, according to some, 30 might as well be 50. But I still feel young,

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Test Flight For NASA’s Orion Capsule Slated for December 4

Space.com (which will also carry live web-cam coverage) reports that the Orion capsule is scheduled for a test flight, sans passengers, on Thursday, December 4th. For this test flight, Orion will make two orbits of Earth, with the second lap

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The Driverless Future: Buses, Not Taxis

jfruh writes Driverless vehicles are coming. The question is: what form will they take? Uber’s management has suggested that, rather than owning our own private autonomous, cars, we’ll all be glad to pay Uber by the trip for a private

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