Cheery was aware that Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.
- Snuff, by Terry Pratchett (via misurkaful)
50+ DRM-Free games for the DRM-free OS available today!
There’s also a Special Linux Launch Promo, with 29 Linux titles available up to 75% off until Tuesday, July 29, at 9:59AM GMT.
For both native Linux versions, as well as special builds prepared by our team, GOG.com will provide distro-independent tar.gz archives and support convenient DEB installers for the two most popular Linux distributions: Ubuntu and Mint, in their current and future LTS editions. Helpful and responsive customer support has always been an important part of the GOG.com gaming experience. We wouldn’t have it any other way when it comes to Linux, and starting today our helpdesk offers support for our official Linux releases on Ubuntu and Mint systems.
Here are the games you can get for Linux on GOG.com, starting today:
Anomaly Warzone Earth
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold - first time on Linux!
Blake Stone: Planet Strike - first time on Linux!
Bloodnet - first time on Linux!
CLARC - first time on Linux!
Darklands - first time on Linux!
Don’t Starve + DLC
Dragonsphere - first time on Linux!
Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition
FlatOut - first time on Linux!
Flatout 2 - first time on Linux!
Fragile Allegiance - first time on Linux!
Gods Will Be Watching
Hocus Pocus - first time on Linux!
Kentucky Route Zero
The Last Federation
Legend of Grimrock
Litil Divil - first time on Linux!
Long Live the Queen
Normality - first time on Linux!
Pinball Gold Pack - first time on Linux!
Pinball World - first time on Linux!
Pirates! Gold Plus - first time on Linux!
Realms of the Haunting - first time on Linux!
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender - first time on Linux!
Rise of the Triad: Dark War - first time on Linux!
The Shivah HD
Sid Meier’s Colonization - first time on Linux!
Sid Meier’s Covert Action - first time on Linux!
Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Slipstream 5000 - first time on Linux!
Space Pirates and Zombies
Stargunner - first time on Linux!
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Sword of the Samurai - first time on Linux!
Unrest:Special Edition (Linux build on the way!)
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Shall have to look through my GOG collection now!
(Although some of the really old ones have always been Linux supported, because they’re run through DOSbox!)
And then Jack chopped down what was the world’s last beanstalk, adding murder and ecological terrorism to the theft, enticement, and trespass charges already mentioned, and all the giant’s children didn’t have a daddy anymore. But he got away with it and lived happily ever after, without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done…which proves that you can be excused for just about anything if you are a hero, because no one asks inconvenient questions.
Susan Sto Helit, Hogfather
(Sentences like this are the reason why Susan is my spirit animal)
And the casting was great as well!
The IQ of a mob is the IQ of its most stupid member divided by the number of mobsters.
- Terry Pratchett (via ravenwitch)
A bill introduced to the United States Congress in February aiming to grant visual artists the right to receive resale royalties — also known as droit de suite — has gained six additional sponsors in the last month, The Art Newspaper reported.
I’m, erm, “unconvinced” (to put it mildly). Photographers can still earn royalties, artists can do reprints and earn royalties, and “resale royalties” just seem like the first significant step to a similar thing on books and media.
Introducing the Social Intelligence Test! From what I can tell, it’s sponsored by Harvard and it’s rather interesting. The basis is you look at pictures of people going through different emotions and decide what emotion they’re feeling. The trick is, you can only see their eyes.
How well can you read people? I never thought I was good at it, but I scored rather high on this test. It was a very interesting experience! I highly recommend taking this!
23 OUT OF 36
This test made me SO MAD. I spent so much time on each question growling ‘That’s not an emotion!’
I got 34 out of 36. Maybe because I draw eyes a lot. :3
I’m shocked and amazed - 32/36! Really not sure how I managed that.
So much for your regular update schedule. Disappointing.
Don’t people just make the world so wonderful?
Finally got my display case up on the wall. Nothing too spectacular, but my geeky dice collection works well.
Still needs some models painting.
Map of the Pentagon’s War on Terrorism strategy
AKA The “We don’t like that middle bit” Strategy