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daily link  Friday, December 09, 2005


Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese: "from Seoul to San Francisco, affluent online gamers who lack the time and patience to work their way up to the higher levels of gamedom are willing to pay the young Chinese here to play the early rounds for them. "For 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, my colleagues and I are killing monsters," said a 23-year-old gamer who works here in this makeshift factory and goes by the online code name Wandering. "I make about $250 a month" ..

[There are] hundreds - perhaps thousands - of online gaming factories here in China. By some estimates, there are well over 100,000 young people working in China as full-time gamers .. The Chinese government estimates that there are 24 million online gamers in China, meaning that nearly one in four Internet users here play online games." Good slideshow.

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daily link  Thursday, December 01, 2005


San Diego Night: With cameras that take pictures up to 4000 megapixels, The Gigapixl Project makes amazingly detailed images.  The images expand the scope of "plain sight," and thereby reduce our zone of privacy.  [Thanks, Scott ]  2:27:39 PM  permalink  

Parallel ATA and SATA 1:  A quick comparison.
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