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HoduhWhoSane 1 point submitted 12 days agoSocial media is going crazy with everyone claiming to have the inside scoop. There even someone who says he translates for the killers and explained that they didn mean to kill junior. He from Connecticut and doesn sound like he knows a lick of Spanish.
(Make your own joke here.)The new video game console includes internet connectivity and Nintendo has teamed up with Opera Software SA of Oslo, Norway, to offer a simplified version of the Opera Web browser for the Wii. [Screenshots, video] Opera also offers guidelines and tools to help people design Wii friendly websites.Over the holiday break, as millions of new Wii owners were unwrapping their coveted consoles, we stumbled across an item on Ars Technica’s Opposable Thumbs blog and were reminded of it today by Kotaku.According to Opposable Thumbs, one of its readers has discovered that at least some some website operators are starting to offer porn sites designed to be used with the Wii’s simplified Web browsing scheme.Despite the Wii’s parental controls, it might be enough to call into question Nintendo’s family friendly approach to the console’s content and marketing, or at least raise a red flag.But as with other technologies such as home video cassette recorders, commercial websites, streaming internet video and online photo sharing communities, porn was a pioneer. The same goes for video games, the Opposable Thumbs blog notes.Soon after Sony released its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld gaming device which can also display photos, play back audio and video and let users surf the Web through a internet connection porn peddlers quickly began offering PSP formatted adult content.It seems that the more things change, the more they stay the same.Universe hates Higgs boson, Chicago CubsBy John Bowman, CBCNews.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileIn an attempt to ratchet up the level of fun in orbit, the European Space Agency (ESA) asked young Europeans to come up with a cheerful and inspiring music playlist for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).Youngsters were asked to write down a song selection that they thought would be most suitable for an astronaut on the ISS to listen to. Before deciding, they were asked to imagine themselves in the shoes of the men and women who live on the station, and then put together a playlist.Of more than 1,000 entries, the winner is 14 year old Therese Miljeteig from Norway. Her playlist will be downloaded to an MP3 player and shot into space on board ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) in early 2008.