Tuesday, April 1, 2008

News on Half-Life 2: Episode 3 - Alix Dies At The End?

Valve has recently released the following video, giving some insight into the latest and possibly final episode of the Half-Life 2 saga. So far Valve has been pretty secretive about the project, with some rumours indicating that Alix might die in the latest instalment.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

BigDog Quadruped Robot In Action - Cool And Creepy At The Same Time

CCTV In Class Spies On Pupils And Teachers In The UK

CCTV in class spies on teachers, says union - Telegraph: Schools are becoming "Orwellian" societies where CCTV cameras in classrooms monitor pupil behaviour.

Yep, get them while they're young, molding them into a submissive and compliant society.
They are relying on "Big Brother-style" tactics to crack down on assaults on staff and fellow children, it is claimed.
Many of the Government's semi-independent academies have installed cameras and two-way mirrors to let senior staff monitor pupils, they say.
But the 160,000-strong Association of Teachers and Lecturers fears that the systems are being used by heads to monitor staff performance, putting teachers' ability to work independently at risk.

After all these years of ever expanding monitoring, does something like this seem a surprise? Keeping the kids under surveillance is fine just as long as the teachers are not being watched.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Vista SP1 Consumer Rollout Expected Tomorrow

Vista SP1 Consumer Rollout Coming Tomorrow - DailyTech
Microsofts long-awaited service pack for Windows Vista is reported to be heading to consumers tomorrow. The RTM version of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 SP1 was first released to testers in early February after a lengthy gestation period.


Damn, Should Homeland Security Visit Michael Bay's House?

This is an extended version of that Verizon ad that features Michael Bay. One thing about this commercial is that he seems to be promoting file sharing with all that uploading...