10-year-long video game creates 'hellish nightmare' world

Wow. Just wow, on so many levels. Kudos to the developers - I played Civ 2 back in the day, and it's not exactly a trivial bit of code.

A member of the social news website Reddit who goes by the name Lycerius posted his results from a decade-long game of "Civilization II," a turn-based strategy games in which players build their own society. His epic struggle pushed the game to its limits, further than developers ever imagined or planned for.

(link) [CNN]

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Cottage cheese gets a high-end, artisanal makeover

Good stuff, indeed. But expensive, and difficult to keep. It was rarity when I was selling TP product, and it's still pretty tough to find locally. If you can find it, it's worth every penny (and that'd be about 500 pennies for a pound).

Artisanal cottage cheese? The phrase trips off the tongue much the way "organic corn dog" or "hand-crafted diet soda" might. Because while cottage cheese has been a supermarket staple at least since your grandmother served it with pineapple slices, it retains a ho-hum image as a bland diet food. In the hierarchy of culinary esteem, it's not too far above Velveeta.

(link) [MSNBC]

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