Daily archives: December 12, 2006

And now for some really bad news

Based on current measurements, the Arctic summer ice cap could be gone by 2060. However, if the expected feedback- less light reflected by ice, more absorbed by exposed sea- happens, it will be even earlier than that.

Recent studies suggest that even a minor local nuclear exchange could cause a far worse nuclear winter than previously expected. But don’t tell Bush that, or he might suggest it as a solution to global warming.

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Doom turns 13

Thirteen years ago today, Doom by ID Software was released. It wasn’t the first “first person shooter” (Wolfenstein was), but it did change the face of gaming (not to mention the course of my degree) to a large extent.

Doom spawned a lot of competitors, including ID’s own Quake.

Don’t forget, you can buy Doom the movie.


Quake 4, Doom 3 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein

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