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Sunday, March 25, 2001

Gamers are Smarter

Or so claims this article. Of course, it's the classic case of the chicken and the egg. Did the games make the kids smarter or do smart kids like games? Same thing for the whole violence issue. I'm sure this will continue to be debated until we all throw up. Thanks Blue.

Severe Cloning Problems

According to this New York Times report (free registration required) scientists have discovered severe problems with animals that have been cloned. It's bad enough that at best 2-3% of cloning attempts succeed, now even those that "succeed" have catastrophic problems later in life.

The frightening thing is that some scientist with a god complex is going to try this with a human. It is a question of when, not if. The moral implications are staggering. It also begs the question as to when the current form of reproduction became A Bad Thing. Thanks Slashdot.

Saturday, March 24, 2001

Adventure Pinball

I finally installed Digital Extreme's Adventure Pinball last night. As you might recall, it is the pinball game using the Unreal engine. I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised. The game is an awful lot of fun. If you like pinball at all, download the 17M demo and try it for yourself.

Counter-Strike Fixes

The Counter-Strike team has released an updated 1.1 version of the mod version of CS to fix an installer issue. If you haven't updated to 1.1 yet, download the new 1.1 patch (or full version) from their downloads page. If you have already patched to 1.1, just download this file. Thanks Blue.

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