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  • Steam games store to 'allow everything'

    06/08/2018 4:35:08 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | June 7, 2018 | Dave Lee
    The Steam video game store has changed its content policy to "allow everything", unless it is illegal or "straight up trolling". The shift comes after controversy surrounding games which many people considered were offensive. A school shooting simulation game was removed from the store last month. But now games publisher Valve, which owns Steam, said it was not up to the company to decide what should or should not be on sale. The new policy paves the way for pornographic games to be made available on the platform, including in virtual reality. It would make the Steam store the first...
  • Malaysia blocks Steam over 2D brawler that lets you beat up Jesus

    09/08/2017 12:48:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Fight of Gods pits deities from various pantheons, including Buddha, Odin, Zeus, and Anubis, against one another in one-on-one brawls for the right to lead the world to enlightenment (or something like that, anyway). It's not the first such game to take that angle—Faith Fighter, which enables you to "choose your belief and kick the shit out of your enemies," caused a stir nearly a decade ago—but it may be the first to so obviously capitalize on the easy and inevitable controversy caused by such an up-front inclusion of Christianity. And it worked, although perhaps not in quite the way...
  • Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

    01/20/2017 3:13:40 AM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    youtube/kenwahman ^ | Uploaded on Aug 21, 2008 | STEAM
    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  • (Attn: Gamers and Simmers:) Steam is down everywhere, and we don't know why

    12/23/2016 9:49:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 43 replies
    PC Gamer ^ | 12/23/2016 | Andy Chalk
    The outage appears to be worldwide. It's not just you: Steam is down. As far as we can tell, it's down worldwide (a contact in Germany confirmed that it's down there), both the store and services, meaning that some of your single-player games won't work unless you go into offline mode. (I just tried to fire up Fallout 4 and it's a no-go; Escape Goat 2, on other hand, works fine, albeit without access to cloud saves.) We don't know what's going on at this point, but I've emailed Valve for more information and will update when the situation changes....
  • Steam Crosses 1,500 Games Natively Available For Linux

    09/21/2015 7:14:13 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 6 replies
    Phoronix ^ | 19 September 2015 | Michael Larabel
    Today marks a huge milestone for Steam on Linux: 1,500 games are natively available! This is quite significant while Windows is at 6,464 and OS X is at 2,323.New games continue to be ported to Linux and offered via Steam almost daily. This is all while the Steam Linux market-share is below 1%. Heck, even stats well outside the gaming space show Linux desktop use at less than 2%.While the Linux gaming marketshare right now is very tiny, game developers continue porting to Linux in anticipation of a return on investment down the road as more gamers try out SteamOS...
  • Skyrim Paid Mod Removed Amid Controversy

    04/24/2015 9:04:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    One of the first paid mods for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released on Thursday as part of Steam's new program has been removed from sale amid claims that it contained the work of another modder. The mod in question was for a fishing animation for the open-world fantasy RPG; Valve even promoted this mod on the new Steam Workshop page (though it's since been replaced). The mod was developed by Chesko and aqqh, but as detailed in this Destructoid report, it actually contained assets from another modder Fore's New Idles in Skyrim creation without his permission. Fore wrote in...
  • 1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine - Jay Leno's Garage

    01/30/2015 1:44:51 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 13, 2013 | Jay Leno's Garage
    1906 Advance Steam Traction Engine. Lovingly restored by Jay's friend Orman Rawlings, this 104-year-old steam-powered vehicle weighs 13 tons and clocks about 4 mph. If you need traction for your more rugged outdoor projects, this engine recently hauled a 55,000-pound sled!
  • Art Deco/Streamliner Trains of the 30s

    07/14/2014 3:27:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    New York Central's 20th Century Limited  (photo: Wikipedia) More at Reaganite Republican...
  • John Deere Tractor vs. 1800s Steam Tractor

    05/17/2014 11:31:00 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    WIMP ^ | 5/17/14 | WIMP
    A modern John Deere tractor with 850 horsepower plays tug of war with an 1800s era steam tractor that has about 18 horsepower. While both are capable of getting an honest day's work done, there is only one that proves its dominance through sheer power.
  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life

    04/15/2014 4:27:36 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 73 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | April 15, 2014 | DAN ELLIOTT (AP)
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300-horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah. It's been silent for half a century, pushed aside by more efficient diesels, but now it's coming back to life. The Union Pacific Railroad is embarking on a yearslong restoration project that will put No. 4014 back to work pulling special excursion trains. "It's sort of like going and finding the Titanic or something that's just very elusive, nothing that we...
  • Rural Retreat, VA, Train 42, December 24, 1957 (Christmas Eve Vanity)

    12/24/2013 7:31:53 PM PST · by Rodamala · 19 replies ^ | 12/27/1954 | O. Winston Link / Corky Zider
    Train 42, 'The Pelican', headed by N&W 4-8-4 Class J 603 arrives at Rural Retreat, VA eastbound from New Orleans to Washington shortly before 10pm Dec. 27th, 1957, and thunders off into the night. The Norfolk & Western Railway's own Class J was perhaps the finest of all express steam engines, and 603 is heard here in its last days of main line service with a consist of 17 cars. The photograph is of Train 17 'The Birmingham Special' westbound arriving later that same night at 11:37pm, being waved through by Agent J.L. Akers. The photograph and sound recording were...
  • Free Republic Steam Gamers' Group

    This was brought about by an idea in an earlier thread this week discussing Valve and PC Gaming. I had no idea how many other Freepers had Steam. A cursory glance indicated no existing groups for Free Republic, so I decided to create one. Request an invite at: of all, have fun, and stay true to the Constitution.
  • New WebCams - Cumbres & Toltec RR, Chama NM

    10/06/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 21 replies
    Two live web cams went on line this weekend in Chama, NM showing the train yard of the steam-powered narrow gauge RR. As of the time of this posting, the daily eastbound passenger train from Antonito, CO has just arrived and stopped at the depot. After the passengers depart, the two other live steam engines will separate the cars for servicing and arranging for Sunday's departures. All of this under blue skies and autumn fall colors. Enjoy!
  • Incredible black-and-white pictures capture how railroads and steamboats helped forge its future..

    07/20/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2012 | Staff
    They are images of a nation in motion - of a country building its future with expanding railroads and industrial opportunities. These glorious black-and-white photographs, which have been released by the Library of Congress, reveal America reveling in its new-found productivity, at a time when steam engines and steamboats were forging the nation ahead. The images, taken between 1870 and 1920, capture the determination with which America tackled the new century - and how the country also began enjoying the fruits of the 19th century's industrial labour, in what was termed the Gilded Age.
  • Tea Party picks up steam, demands further cuts (TP_ExPress bus trip starts in Napa, Aug 27th-)

    08/03/2011 2:18:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies ^ | 8/3/11 | Joe Garofoli
    National Tea Party leaders in California were thrilled about one by-product of the political bloodbath over raising the federal debt ceiling: The fight showed that after two years of rabble-rousing from outside the Capitol, the Tea Party has real power to shape the debate in Washington. Their challenge now that President Obama has signed the debt limit law: Can the Tea Party transform its government-shrinking mantra into long-term power, or will it be a one-hit wonder? They're not stopping to think about it. This month, Tea Partiers will storm town hall meetings of Republican and Democratic members of Congress and...
  • Japan: Workers enter No.2 reactor building(too much steam inside)

    05/18/2011 9:03:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    NHK ^ | 05/18/11
    Workers enter No.2 reactor building Workers have entered the No.2 reactor building at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant for the first time since an explosion there on March 15th. The Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, sent 4 workers into the building on Wednesday morning to check radiation levels and other conditions. The utility says data on radiation levels in the building are necessary to proceed with a revised plan the firm announced on Tuesday to circulate water leaked from containment vessels back into reactors as coolant. TEPCO says the maximum radiation level in the building was 50 millisieverts per...
  • Does Geothermal Power Cause Earthquakes?

    03/23/2010 10:14:15 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 12 replies · 843+ views
    Popular Science ^ | 3/23/2010 | Elizabeth Svoboda
    , Markus Häring caused some 30 earthquakes -- the largest registering 3.4 on the Richter scale -- in Basel, Switzerland. Häring is not a supervillain. He's a geologist, and he had nothing but good intentions when he injected high-pressure water into rocks three miles below the surface, attempting to generate electricity through a process called enhanced geothermal. But he produced earthquakes instead, and when seismic analysis confirmed that the quakes were centered near the drilling site, city officials charged him with $9 million worth of damage to buildings. The geothermal drill in Switzerland was shut down after it caused 100...
  • Historic Fort Erie train needs $429,000 in repairs

    03/10/2010 3:28:05 PM PST · by Willie Green · 20 replies · 367+ views
    Niagara Falls Review ^ | March 10, 2010 | KRIS DUBE,
    People and funding are needed to keep the great northern steam locomotive CN6218 on track. The train, built in 1942 and moved to Fort Erie in 1973, needs $429,000 worth of repairs. It's located at the Fort Erie Railroad Museum on Central Avenue. At a recent town budget meeting, the Fort Erie Historical Museum asked council for $100,000 to go towards restoring the deteriorating engine. Council agreed to allocate $50,000 this year and expects the next council to provide the other $50,000. "I think having a $50,000 commitment from council is a really positive sign of support," said museum administrator...
  • UK: Steam locomotive takes home passengers stranded by snow-delayed modern trains

    12/23/2009 2:36:49 PM PST · by Stoat · 55 replies · 3,375+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | December 23, 2009 | James White
    Passengers stranded when modern-day trains fell victim to the freezing weather have been rescued by the crew of a steam engine. About 100 passengers climbed aboard the first mainline steam locomotive to be built in Britain for almost half a century at London Victoria when electric trains were delayed.  The 1940s technology used to power Tornado, a £3million Peppercorn class A1 Pacific, was able to withstand the snow and ice that brought much of the South East to a standstill on Monday night. Historic solution: The Tornado A1 locomotive came to the aid of stranded passengers let down by...
  • Climate Chief Dismisses E-Mail Outrage [Says Colleagues "Letting Off Steam."]

    12/08/2009 2:03:49 PM PST · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 675+ views
    CNN ^ | December 08, 2009
    Climate Chief Dismisses E-Mail Outrage By Hilary Whiteman, CNN December 8, 2009 (Video) IPCC chairman talks to CNNSTORY HIGHLIGHTS (CNN) -- One of the world's leading authorities on climate change has dismissed the contents of controversial e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia as nothing more than friends and colleagues "letting off steam." "Well, I can tell you, privately when I talk to my friends, I use language much worse than that. This was purely private communications between friends, between, colleagues, they were letting off steam. I think we should see it as nothing more than that," Rajendra Pachauri,...