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  • Blizzard Unveils Custom StarCraft 2 Game Types, Encourages Map Design
    By on October 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments


    StarCraft 2 launched in July, and since most of the developers’ efforts since then have gone into tweaking balance issues, fixing bugs and further developing Battle.net integration, the second part of the trilogy is still quite a ways off. So, in lieu of announcements about Heart of the Swarm, the devs are using Blizzcon to showcase the map-editing tools and encourage the community to get more involved with custom maps and game types. Using the map (more…)



  • Will Someone Please Shut Krugman Up
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    I see old Kruggers, Nobel prize winner and New York Times columnist, is at it again. Not content to lecture his own country’s administration about how they are not spending enough, Professor Krugman lambasts Britain’s coalition government in his latest column for its deficit reduction plan, which he reckons will condemn the UK to a depression.

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  • Button downbeat on title chances
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    McLaren’s Jenson Button admits his title chances are all but over after finishing 12th in Korea.

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  • The State of Linux IO Scheduling For Desktop?
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    pinkeen writes “I am using linux as my work & play OS for 5+ years. The one thing that constantly drives me mad is its IO scheduling. When I’m copying a large amount of data in the background, everything else slows down to a crawl while the cpu utilization stays at 1-2%. The process which does the actual copying is highly prioritized in terms of I/O. This is completely inacceptable for a desktop OS. I’ve heard about the efforts of Con Kolivas and (more…)