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The Tech Deck archive for Jan. 1, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 4, 2014

Dead story, single player in 'Dead Island'

Title: 'Dead Island' Platform reviewed on: Xbox 360 Developer: Techland Publisher: Deep Silver Release Date: September 6, 2011 It's a truism of post-apocalyptic zombie lore: Stay in a group, or your brain will be eaten. That same can be said when playing Techland's action-adventure role…

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

Who watches the 'Watch Dogs'? A Review

Title: 'Watch Dogs' Platform reviewed on: Playstation 4 Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: May 27, 2014 If there's anything I've learned from two generations of open-world games, it's that they must do one of two things well to be successful: 1) establish a…

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TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014


THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014


Embedding a Tweet

My name is Dan I am teaching some journalism students some HTML/CSS at Eastern Washington University. Specifically, I'm embedding a tweet. Right here. Like below this. Can you see it? That's an embedded tweet. A rejected high five is one of the biggest insults there…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Disqus users should reset passwords 

Any commenters that log directly into our Disqus commenting system are advised to change their passwords due to a security vulnerability announced by PLEASE NOTE: This applies ONLY to users who use their DISQUS account to comment, NOT users who comment using their…

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MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014


TUESDAY, FEB. 18, 2014

Get your name on the EVE monument

Players of the game EVE Online have the opportunity to have their character name permanently etched in stone. If you've never played EVE Online, just imagine the biggest, most in-depth space sim you can imagine. Then make it bigger. Then multiply that by the 10…

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TUESDAY, FEB. 11, 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014

Every NES start screen. All of them.

I saw this on Wired and had to share it here. YouTube user NicksplosionFX compiled a video made up of every NES/Famicom start screen ever made. No big deal, right? It's 2 hours, 50 minutes and 12 seconds long. THAT's *kinda* a big deal. Can't…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

Windows XP antivirus update 

Well slap my face and call me Sally. Yesterday I posted an article about ditching XP because Microsoft was ending all support, including antivirus support, for that old and aged behemoth. I'll just go ahead and assume that they read my article, because that very…

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

Update your Windows XP antivirus software 

I'm sorry, that title is a bit misleading, but please continue reading. Because I'm a "computer guy," people always ask me about what anti-virus software to use, even though I'm avowedly a Mac user and haven't regularly used a PC in almost a decade. What's…

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FRIDAY, JAN. 10, 2014

New Godzilla movie 

Aren't we used to Hollywood churning out remakes of old movies? I suppose. But I will tell you this, there is no such thing as a bad Godzilla movie. Even the bad ones are great. And the first, the original? It is greatness defined. (Interestingly,…

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THURSDAY, JAN. 9, 2014

What is Bitcoin? 

Now that we have at least one brick-and-mortar establishment (the Volstead Act bar) in Spokane that accepts bitcoin as currency, it's probably a good time to explain what it is and how you use it. Short answer: Bitcoin is magic internet money that you use…

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