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News, Sucka Free City Techno Neanderthalensis: The Browser Continues to Haunt Programmers

Techno Neanderthalensis: The Browser Continues to Haunt Programmers

It's no secret that many web developers wish Internet Explorer would go the way of VHS. It's clunky, it's slow, it's several iterations behind current browsers-of-choice like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. It's the province of Microsoft PC owners who…
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Music, Hear This

Machine Gun Kelly: Show Preview

When it comes to performance venues, Machine Gun Kelly's devil-may-care attitude has produced some immensely entertaining results. The 23-year-old Cleveland rapper born Richard Colson Baker got a big boost of publicity in August 2011 when he and a flash mob…
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News, Sucka Free City @sk Jamie Varon: I lied on my LinkedIn profile

@sk Jamie Varon: I lied on my LinkedIn profile

Dear Jamie, I've been looking for a new job, and inflated my résumé and qualifications on my LinkedIn profile because I thought it could help me look attractive to other employers. The only problem is that I forgot that I'm…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Text Adventure

Text Adventure

Lost Odyssey wants to be Microsoft's answer to Final Fantasy — not that that's such a good idea. Like Star Wars, Final Fantasy survives as a power brand thanks to the shining stars of its past, rather than the overwrought…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Future Shock

Future Shock

For a game that's considered Microsoft's premier 360 title this holiday season, it's amazing how sloppy Mass Effect is. Graphical glitches distract from otherwise fascinating character designs and alien vistas, constant stops and stutters lengthen load times, and the inventory…
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News, Matt Smith

Russian Sergey Brin and Google: A KGB-style Propaganda and Spying Machine?

When a national cult-watcher has to beg San Francisco's mayor to stop luring young people into a dangerous mind-control sect, we have a problem. "He's using his imprimatur of San Francisco, the mayor of San Francisco, to lend credibility to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Look! It’s Super Comics Guy!

Look! It’s Super Comics Guy!

Paging through Scott McCloud’s wizardly Understanding Comics, you might think the graphic novelist was building on a foundation of comics theory -- standing on the shoulders of giants, as it were. Not so: Until he published it, the critical field…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Three's a Charm

Three's a Charm

Bold proclamation time: There wouldn't even be an Xbox 360 without Halo. Microsoft lost billions on the original Xbox even with its mega-successful sci-fi games, so it's hard to imagine the red ink that would have spilled without them; even…
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News, The Apologist

Malleable

Changes are afoot at the Metreon, the much-maligned shopping center at Mission and Fourth streets opened by Sony in 1999. Envisioned as a groundbreaking combination of movies, shopping, dining, gaming, and exhibits, the Metreon boasted several one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Last fall, Microsoft hyped its pricey Xbox 360 by promising to reinvent gaming as we know it. The blockbuster "next generation" titles were supposed to harness the machine's awesome power to deliver high-definition graphics and impossibly realistic action. But a…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Near <i>Perfect</i>

Near Perfect

In less than a decade, first-person shooters like Doom and Halo have grown from a niche genre to a cottage industry. Whether it's our love for their immersiveness, competition, or just old-fashioned bloodlust, the popularity of FPS games shows no…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Near <i>Perfect</i>

Near Perfect

In less than a decade, first-person shooters like Doom and Halo have grown from a niche genre to a cottage industry. Whether it's our love for their immersiveness, competition, or just old-fashioned bloodlust, the popularity of FPS games shows no…
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News, The Apologist

Agog Over Google

In the seven years since its creation by a couple of Stanford graduate students, Google Inc. has blossomed from a simple online search engine into a technological behemoth, all but besting search rivals like Yahoo! and eagerly expanding into other…
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Dining, Eat

Going Public

I suppose I should just come right out and say it: In my opinion, "Venture Frogs" is not the best name for a restaurant. Sure, I can think of worse names. "Dog" would be a bad one; "Old Sock" would…
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News, Matt Smith I Have a Dream 2.0

I Have a Dream 2.0

On Aug. 28, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood before 250,000 demonstrators at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and he said, "I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

June 14, 2000 SEATTLE -- Ask Robert Peabody, founder of the online shopping service eBuyitNow.com, what he was doing two weeks ago, and he laments, "We were calling our lawyers. It was quitting time." But in less time than it…
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Music, Riff Raff Riff Raff

Riff Raff

Club Fighters Proponents of after-hours club life in SOMA scored a victory last week, when members of the San Francisco Board of Appeals, in a 5-0 decision, voted to remove the Permit Board's recommended restrictions on the DNA Lounge's hours…
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News, Feature Silicon Valley Shakedown

Silicon Valley Shakedown

On Oct. 28, 1998, a middle-aged man named Lawrence Jou walked into the Raley's Superstore on Paseo Padre Parkway in Fremont, disappearing into the catacombs of food and household wares that fill the mammoth store to its desert-pink stucco walls.…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I dreamt that money suddenly sprouted on a tree outside your home. Large-denomination leaves were swaying there in the breeze, ripe and ready to pick. Only trouble was, you were nowhere in the vicinity. You'd gone…
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News, Feature

Court of Temp Resort

A recent federal court decision against Microsoft has increased pressure on temp-reliant companies. After hearing that what Microsoft called "contractors" actually had a) worked for the company for years, b) reported to the same supervisors, c) done the same work…
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