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Australia braces for ‘elevated’ bushfire risk

Australia braces for ‘elevated’ bushfire risk

The nation’s most populated zones face heightened danger this summer, authorities say.

Australians have been warned to prepare for a dangerous bushfire season after the country had one of its driest winters on record.

Much of Australia’s east and south – home to its largest population centres – is facing a higher than normal threat this summer, authorities say. Continue To Post...

Congress to speed up Harvey aid, tackle debt limit

Congress to speed up Harvey aid, tackle debt limit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing a daunting to-do list and three months left in the year to show that Republicans can actually get things done. President Donald Trump immediately added a huge complication by rescinding immigration protections for younger immigrants and ordering Congress to come up with a fix. The immigration issue has defeated Congress’ best efforts in the past and proven enormously divisive for the GOP. But for now there’s not even room for it on the front burner as lawmakers, just back from a five-week summer recess, face a series of more immediate tasks. Continue To Post...

Zehn Thesen zur Zukunft des Internets, Frau Merkel!

Zehn Thesen zur Zukunft des Internets, Frau Merkel!

Beim TV-Duell spielte das Digitale keine Rolle. 10 Thesen von der „Das ist Netzpolitik”-Konferenz in Berlin zeigen: Das ist ein Fehler.

Die Themen Fortschritt und Digitales haben im TV-Duell der Kanzlerkandidaten kaum eine Rolle gespielt. Schlimmer noch: Angela Merkel instrumentalisiert den dringend notwendigen Wandel bei der Netzpolitik für ihren Wahlkampf. Inhalte liefert sie keine. Die „Das ist Netzpolitik!“-Konferenz in Berlin zeigte aber vergangenen Freitag: Genau das muss sie. Wir haben zehn der dort diskutierten Kernprobleme zusammengefasst. Continue To Post...

Already, Destiny 2 understands its fate, its purpose, its desti… you know

Already, Destiny 2 understands its fate, its purpose, its desti… you know

But how well do 15 hours tell the story of a 150-plus hour online experience?

After beating Destiny‘s too-short campaign back in 2014, I found myself dissatisfied with the lack of post-campaign content. The worlds felt tiny. The AI wasn’t up to par. The game didn’t deliver any long-term “economic” systems like crafting or trading, and its mix of confusing currencies never paid off. Destiny‘s time-tested, Halo-styled shooting mechanics made a good first impression, but nothing about its characters, missions, or worlds made me want to hang around and keep shooting its guns. Continue To Post...