I am the Lord Esdawgus. I'm here to tell you about video games: which ones are good, which ones aren't, which ones are unique and innovative, and which ones are cookie cutter copies of old games, but with slight graphic changes.
Translation: I'm one of BuriedPlanet's new Video Game journalists. The types of games I generally prefer are Action/Adventure, RPG's, FPS, MMO, RTS, and a select few JRPG's and Sports games. I enjoy most sandbox games, assuming they're actually open enough to justify their entry into this newer genre. I've been playing video games since I learned to hold a controller, and the first game I ever played was Super Mario Brothers, a couple years after it's U.S. release.
In short, I've been doing this stuff for far too long. I am by no means an expert, but i can beat just about any game that comes out nowadays in about a weekend or two, tops. However, I still can't beat Super Mario Brothers.
Our friend Will from willsadultswim forwarded this to me, as he knows I consider the turtle to be a kind of personal totem. Enjoy.
One of the better lines: "Hey, wait a minute Sam. We ain't getting nowheres, we're right back where we started."
Marc Maiffret, a leading hacker and computer security expert has recently been quoted as saying that PCs are actually safer from viruses and other security attacks than Macs -- sending Mac users scurrying to buy latte, strap on some Birkenstocks and just generally go on being gigantic useless hippies.
The interview can be found over at CNET, and here's the quote:
And you think Apple is taking it seriously too now?
Maiffret: Oh yeah. It's even a little scarier with them because they try to market themselves as more secure than the PC, that you don't have to worry about viruses, etc. Anytime there's been a hacking contest, within a few hours someone's found a new Apple vulnerability. If they were taking it seriously, they wouldn't claim to be more secure than Microsoft because they are very much not. And the Apple community is pretty ignorant to the risks that are out there as it relates to Apple. The reason we don't see more attacks out there compared to Microsoft is because their market share isn't near what Microsoft's is.
Are they on par as far as code?
Maiffret: I think Microsoft does a better job with their code auditing than folks like Apple do. We've only seen a scratching of the surface as far as Apple vulnerabilities because nobody cares to find them. There's nothing inherent with Apple themselves and their development. The only reason Apple gets little increase in security is because they're running on top of a Unix-based operating system and they can take advantage of some of the things that have been done for them.
A Canadian woman has published a new pornographic magazine intended to be 'read' by blind people, reports UK Telegraph:
The book, the brainchild of Lisa Murphy and called Tactile Minds, is designed to be 'enjoyed' by the blind and visually impaired - and is on sale for £150.
The great tragedy of my life is that in my search for the Holy Grail everyone calls True Love, I see myself as Zorro, a romantic and mysterious highwayman — and the women I desire see me as Porky Pig.