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Bokks Linux Based AV Component

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the new-kid-on-the-bloc dept.

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Here is an article about a new linux based AV stereo componenent. This one is from Bokks and it has a lot going for it: Plays your MP3s, MPEGs, VOBs, and soon Divx. Has standard audio and video ports, a sleek form factor, and what looks to be a sexxy interface. Its ethernet interface can take input from NFS or Samba, or the net. The only downside I see is that it has no DVD drive for built in ripping, and it has only a 20G drive. But at $400, this is pushing the line of reasonable for this type of device. Should be available in Feb.

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fggfgfg (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641707)

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Re:fggfgfg (-1)

propstoalldeadhomiez (444303) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641718)

You are a dumbfuck. I claim the fp from you, fuckstick AC. So go beat your tiny meat and try again when you have something worthwhile.

Re:fggfgfg (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641720)

FUCK LINUX!!!

No seriously, Linux is shitty. Any regular user would have no idea how to do any command line stuff, whereas DOS is simple as fuck. Remember the Park command? Much easier that the shutdown command in linux with all it's switches and parameters and wank.

    • MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
      I love tits.

Re:fggfgfg (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641729)

heyyy! linux ain't that bad. It's easier for me to find a gaylover if I run linux.

Re:fggfgfg (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641769)

Consider yourself trashed you fucking bimbo l4m3r

Re:fggfgfg (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641756)

I thought I'd better let you all know about the M's. They're trying to take over slashdot, you know.
    • MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
See? They're taking over. bastards.

Ah well. I've got Evolution on DVD so I don't care.

Does anyone here think Graham Norton is a horny little bastard?
Anyway, I hope you're all feeling well this evening, I really do. I'd hate to think of some of you feeling horrible this evening. For example, your girlfriend/boyfriend has dumped you, your parents have just died of some nasty disease, or you've just had your nads/tits crushed between a couple of breeze blocks.

Re:fggfgfg (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641846)

Yes, they are!

I thought I'd better let you all know about the M's. They're trying to take over slashdot, you know.

    • MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
See? They're taking over. bastards.

Ah well. I've got Evolution on DVD so I don't care.

Does anyone here think Graham Norton is a horny little bastard?
Anyway, I hope you're all feeling well this evening, I really do. I'd hate to think of some of you feeling horrible this evening. For example, your girlfriend/boyfriend has dumped you, your parents have just died of some nasty disease, or you've just had your nads/tits crushed between a couple of breeze blocks.

Re:fggfgfg (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641856)

That's some nice trolling there, Mr. WIPO.

    • MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
See? They're taking over. bastards.

Ah well. I've got Evolution on DVD so I don't care.

Does anyone here think Graham Norton is a horny little bastard?
Anyway, I hope you're all feeling well this evening, I really do. I'd hate to think of some of you feeling horrible this evening. For example, your girlfriend/boyfriend has dumped you, your parents have just died of some nasty disease, or you've just had your nads/tits crushed between a couple of breeze blocks.


Fuck Linux! Fuck him hard! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641765)

THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ [slashdot.org]
By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.11 $

Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco, in which he seems to be speaking in some kind of code language?

Whenever
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] gets bored (and who wouldn't, running a site like Slashdot all day), he roams through the Slashdot database, penis in hand, looking for people who might enjoy engaging in homosexual orgies with him. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, or a nick with the letter P in it, you're in trouble.
So this time, he found you. Lucky you.
CmdrTaco's code language is relatively easy to decipher. He prefers to speak in thinly-veiled sexual innuendo to evade the watchful (but relatively stupid) eye of Slashdot's parent corporation,
VA Software [yahoo.com] . CmdrTaco's "Commander" is, of course, his penis -- a small, withered little thing that lives in his pants that only comes out in the presence of other men or at the beck and call of CmdrTaco's own right hand. His "Taco bells" are the shriveled testes that droop beneath his Commander, and his "Taco sauce" is his, well, jizz. It should be more than obvious to you now what he means when he asks you to "ring his Taco bells" or "taste his gourmet Taco sauce."
Lastly, there is a practice he refers to as "Taco-snotting" and the more shocking "circle-snot."

Good Lord. What is "Taco-snotting?"

"Taco-snotting" is the term used by CmdrTaco to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco is rumored to prefer rape), then blowing the semen out his nose onto his partner's (victim's) face and body. A long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is
left on CmdrTaco's face [yahoo.com] , dribbling out of his nose and down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."
A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among the Slashdot crew. CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other with their gooey, sticky cum -- spooging their jizz-snot all over each other's faces and pasty, white bodies, until they're covered head to toe with each other's man juice. This can go on for hours. For the homosexual penetration that follows this lengthy foreplay, Roblowme is usually there to provide plenty of anal lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease ready to go.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie will usually join in, dressed in tight leather mock-S.S. uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. The whole group then proceeds to snot each other's spunk and whip each other's pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until their pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwwww. So, can I stop receiving these emails?

Hopefully.
You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. CmdrTaco has probably already got the hots for your wad, and he's probably already been lurking outside your bathroom window for weeks with a camera, some tissues and lube. There's no escaping a geek in heat, so it's probably too late for you, but you can possibly rectify this situation. To remove yourself from CmdrTaco's sights, log into your Slashdot account, go to your user page, click on
Messages, and uncheck the box next to "Willing to Taco-snot." Maybe he'll ignore you. Probably not.

I can't stop receiving these emails from CmdrTaco!?

If you indulge him in a Taco-snot or two, he
might leave you alone. You might also want to look into mail filtering, restraining orders, or purchasing a heavy, blunt object capable of warding off rampaging homosexual geeks in heat. Trust me, when they charge... oh, the humanity. If he gets you, and you let him Taco-snot you, you will most likely end up tied up in his basement to be used as his sex slave for the rest of your life (or until he accidentally drowns you in spunk in a circle-snot).

Have you ever been Taco-Snotted?

Unfortunately, yes. I first met CmdrTaco at an
Open Source Convention [yahoo.com] . He invited me back to his room for a game of Quake and some "gourmet Tacos," but when I got there, he jumped me and tied me to his bed, stripping me. After taking his "Commander" out of his pants, Mr. Taco made me suck the withered thing six times. He then performed his vile Taco-snotting ritual on me three times over the next two hours, bringing me to orgasm after sweaty, mind-numbing orgasm... then he snotted my own milky-white jizz back onto my face, into my mouth, then again on my exposed belly.
CmdrTaco invited several of his Open Source (or rather, "Open Sauce" -- man sauce) buddies over to continue the twisted snotfest. Linux Torvalds
raped my ass [yahoo.com] with his "monolithic kernel [yahoo.com] ," and Anal Cox used his "network stack" in a multitude of unspeakable ways on and in every orifice in my defenseless body. Michael was there in his leather Nazi uniform, caning my ass with a bamboo pole and ranting about "all those Censorware freaks out to get him."
How did you finally escape, you ask? After about 16 hours of countless homosexual atrocities perpetrated against my restrained body, they all finally went to sleep on top of me, sweat-soaked and exhausted. I was left there, covered in bubbly, translucent jizz-snot, chained to the bed, with half a dozen fat, pasty-white fags lying around and on top of me. Fortunately the spooge coating my flesh worked wonderfully as a lubricant; I was able to squirm my way out of the handcuffs and slip out the back door. I'm just glad I survived the ordeal. These geeks had a lot of built-up spunk in their wads -- I could've easily been drowned!

That's horrible. Does "Taco-snotting" have anything to do with CmdrTaco's "special taco"?

No, that's a different disgusting perversion CmdrTaco indulges himself in. CmdrTaco is usually not satisfied with merely snotting your own jizz back onto your face, he most often enjoys involving his own bodily fluids in his twisted games.
WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] has spent some time trying to educate the Slashdot readership about this vile practice (emphasis added):
You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading this post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and
shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconscious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconscious until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force-feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.
After the victim is unconscious, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, Taco-snotting, and getting Jon Katz involved.
Completely different, yet no less revolting. It should be clear to you now that CmdrTaco is a very, very sick individual, as are most of the Slashdot editors.

Does Jon Katz get involved in any of this? I thought he was a paedophile, not a homosexual.

Actually, Jon Katz is a homosexual paedophile. He's also a coprophiliac, and, many suspect, a zoophile. Jon Katz is somewhat of a loner and doesn't involve himself in circle-snots. Mr. Katz usually engages in a game called "
Katz juicy-douching [yahoo.com] " with his harem of little-boy slaves: a vile practice which involves administering an enema to himself of the little boy's urine (forced out of them with a pair of pliers), spooging the vile muck from his ass back into the enema bag, then squirting and slathering the goo all over himself, and the little boy's chained-up and naked bodies. If he's in the mood, he will sometimes skip refilling the enema bag and just squirt it from his ass [yahoo.com] onto his boys. Unwilling boys are further tortured with the pliers until they comply and allow Mr. Katz to juicy-douche them for the rest of their lives.
As I already said, Mr. Katz is
also a zoophile. As if the sexual escapades with the helpless little boys aren't enough, Jon usually enjoys his juicy-douches best when his penis is firmly planted in a female goat's anus [yahoo.com] . He is also rumoured to get off on watching his little boys eat the goat's small, bean-like turds.

...Are you getting hard writing this?

Why, yes. :) Join me in a WIPO-snot?

No, thanks. I'm already CmdrTaco's boi toi.

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READER COMMENTS

  1. Re:The Taco-Snotting FAQ Rides Again!! (Updated so (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.25 9:14 (#2609574 [slashdot.org] )

    try to find a pic of actual "taco-snotting"! fucking funny it would be! so go to gay porn sites day in and day out until you find a man giving another man a blowjob that has jizz coming out of his nose and mouth. by the way, keep up the good work

  2. Re:Snotting another first!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 12:18 (#2603370 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, this is getting waaaay old, either drop it or revise it.... there've been no updates for days now...

    CmdrTaco

  3. Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.22 17:28 (#2600815 [slashdot.org] )

    A truly excellent and very humourous troll indeed!
    However...

    To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves.

    Black GeStaPo uniforms? The GeStaPo (Geheime Staatspolizei - Secret State Police) wore civilian clothes (although there are reports on them occasionally using Allgemeine SS uniforms in occupied territories).

    I seriously doubt that perverted individuals like CmdrTaco et al would have the good taste to ever wear the outstandingly beautiful black Waffen SS uniforms! Please update the FAQ accordingly.

    • Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 4:06 (#2602610 [slashdot.org] )

      Actually, it appears you are both wrong!! Ah ha!! I think our boy WIPO was thinking of the Allgemeine SS [militariacollection.com] uniforms. Waffen SS were grey.

  4. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:49 (#2594325 [slashdot.org] )

    oh yeah, you say you have masturbated only 2 times to this post. well, by the time it takes for me to get through reading it, i usually end up masturbated 5 to 6 times, 10 to 12 if i have the goatse.cx homepage loaded up and am looking at it side by side with the slashdot page. my keyboard, hands, mouse, monitor, the underside of my desk and around the floor under my desk are cum soaked and sticky with the man smell i know and love.

  5. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:41 (#2594311 [slashdot.org] )

    for version 2 you should make a total re-write of the cod...errr...text and add some details about cmdrtaco and the homo-gang's happenings with their coworkers (osdn?) and all of the gay revelry they enjoy and promote. by the way, did i just see cmdrtaco on television promoting the nax hair removal system? i guess after using vaseline in and around his ass he grew quite a ponytail and it had to be removed somehow...ouch!

  6. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by TRoLLaXoR [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.21 3:59 (#2594191 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, do you notice how few comments you get for anything you write/post/spam nowadays?

    -Trollaxor

  7. Jon-Katz docking (Score:-1)
    by sales_worldwide [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:53 (#2588488 [slashdot.org] )

    You forgot to mention Jon Katz's "docking" games, where he places his chopper head to head with another chap, and rolls the other guys foreskin over his own circumcised end ("docking"), providing him with fantasies of actually having his own forskin ...
    "Making linux GPL was the best thing I ever did" - Torvalds. I'd hate to see the worst thing...

  8. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1)
    by Fucky the troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:28 (#2588446 [slashdot.org] )

    Woah! When did the WIPO troll get freed? And how the fuck did I miss it?

    Excellent FP, sir.

    This is a sig virus. Please put me in your sig

  9. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.20 11:04 (#2588407 [slashdot.org] )

    omg that is crapflooding material if i ever saw it!!!!!! and u got a first post!!!! whoot to the wipo troll!!!

  10. GW, please.... (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 9:03 (#2583756 [slashdot.org] )

    GW...you know we love every hair on your 27 acre ass... and I, for one, would never do anything untowards your graceful demeanor. And you probably have several friends that would love to help you do the bear dance all over my face if I so much as spelled your name wrong. And you know I'd defend your Constitutional right to defame God in heaven. I'd even help fund your education, should you ever decide to take that route. Hell, I'd buy you a tall tepid bear-whiz beer if you were here with me, right now!

    But. ...if you can't find another topic, I'm gonna step over your dead mother's grave and kick your assuredly anesthetitized butt clear across the playground.

    Now go stick your shaved head back down inside the woman's toilet, and just to show there's no hard feelings, I'll jump in the tow-truck and drive right over to help you pull it right out...ok?

    thanks

  11. Re:Help me Taco-Snotters!! (Score:-1)
    by mark knopfler 69 [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:25 (#2583695 [slashdot.org] )

    I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU SIR. FOR ONE THING, THE E-MAIL FROM CMDRTACO DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING MISTAKES. Let's be realistic here, CmdrTaco usually types with one hand, and since he is shaking from jacking off his aim on the keyboard isn't too good. Those e-mails were a little too well written. Sorry boy, you'll have to do better.

  12. Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (Score:-1)
    by WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:14 (#2583667 [slashdot.org] )

    You should update this to say VA Software instead of VA Linux.

  13. YOU ARE WINNER (Score:1)
    by smackmonkey [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 7:06 (#2583510 [slashdot.org] )

    Crackhead moderators: this is +5, Hilarious material.

    --
    CNN declares War on Islam!
    Left-wing America declares War on its Civil Liberties!

  14. Re:On Taco-Snotting 1.9 (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 5:40 (#2583336) [slashdot.org]

    This was funny the first 100 times. Now it is getting boring!

  15. Digusting and Shameful (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 22:27 (#2582054 [slashdot.org] )

    Having masturbated *twice* to this post, I'm still incredibly aroused! Come over for a Taco Snot. I'll be wearing my crotchless Clifford the Big Red Dog outfit!!

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  16. IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:03 (#2580822 [slashdot.org] )

    add more links to goatse and to cowboineal's site to make it better. a link to rotten.com would be nice too

    • Re:IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:18 (#2580832 [slashdot.org] )

      and a link to michael's site and to jon katz's site if he has one and homo's site. i dont know what else to say. maybe a few links to phallic.org they have nice penis pictures! a link to the planet quake site or whatever. really make the reader feel this faq really answers their questions. oh yeah, and when you talk about cmdrtaco snotting you, say he brought you to "orgasm after sweaty orgasm". describe it more is all i'm saying. and use more italics and bolding! and when you talk about jon katz shitting or whatever have a link to fecal japan on rotten.com

      other wise a great job wipo troll! keep up the good work!

  17. Re:CmdrTaco's filthy secret! (Score:-1)
    by Wil Wheaton [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 6:41 (#2580438 [slashdot.org] )

    Hi. Let's be buddies.. butt buddies.
    --
    WIL WHEATON DOT NET [wilwheaton.net]

  18. WIPO speaks the truth (Score:-1)
    by dead_puppy [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 5:33 (#2580342 [slashdot.org] )

    Here is an e-mail I received a week ago:

    From: malda@slashdot.org
    To: puppy_dead@hotmail.com
    Subject: were where you last friday? :(

    I thought we where supposed to meet at Backdoor's at 8-ish, sugar-lips? You could've at least told me that you could'nt make it! I was even in my favorite pink skirt for you, honey-cup... next time, you could be more considarite and tell me you cant come... bastard.

    --
    CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org)

    You finding Ling-Ling's [babysue.com] head?

  19. Taco snotting is WRONG!!! (Score:-1)
    by Big_Ass_Spork [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 4:53 (#2580300 [slashdot.org] )

    I do it wrong

    Laying here in the shadows of my room, I squint up at my love. My Ms. Portman. I am sore and tired after fucking her for eight solid hours. My chapped and aching dick is soaking in grits to relieve the pain. She gets on her knees and starts lapping the grits up out of the bowl. She places her beautiful hands on my penis and starts to lick the grits off my achy piece.

    Massaging my nutsack she....

    WAIT, I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    Yanking my dick out of her mouth I throw her to the ground and shove it in to her gaping freshly fisted ass. [goatse.cx]

    "OH BIG ASS SPORK!! Fuck my ass, fuck my ass good. DEEPER, my stallion, deeper!! Make a Beowulf cluster of sperm on my back!!"

    "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of this baby!"

    I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    ---
    All your Sporks are belong to Big_Ass_Spork! What you say?! All your Sporks are belo... forget it...

  20. Rob Malda Dead at age 25! (Score:-1)
    by j0nkatz [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.17 22:54 (#2579596 [slashdot.org] )

    I just heard some sad news on the radio -- famous queerbait Rob Malda was found dead in his Holland home this morning. The details were a bit hazy, but it seems that he drowned in jizz while Taco Snotting his friend Hemos. I'm sure everyone in the /. community will miss him -- even if you didn't enjoy his queer antics and boring ass website, there's no denying his contributions to the homosesual cultural development, particularly in the areas of Taco snotting. Truly an American icon.

    I wanna Open Source sex so it won't be worth a shit either.

  21. TACO-SNOTTING is really Donkey-Punching (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.15 6:38 (#2567601 [slashdot.org] )

    No no no, the correct term for that is "donkey-punch". I have eye-witnessed this amazing eye-popping event demonstrated on unsuspecting hose-monsters by my frat brothers in the past.. . :-)

  22. Re:the effect of knowlege laws... (Score:1)
    by AbsoluteRelativity [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.15 5:31 (#2567457 [slashdot.org] )

    The WIPO Troll [foundus.com]
    Slashdot and the Karma Lottery - News for uber monkeys, by uber monkeys.

  23. Re:Taco-Snotting (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:27 (#2557632 [slashdot.org] )

    Oh, man that's just sick !

  24. HOW DO I GET AN ANONYMOUS PROXY? (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:03 (#2557604 [slashdot.org] )

    TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET AN ANONYMOUS proxy please WIPO Troll. Maybe later i will join you in a snotting at my place. ;P

  25. Re:Taco-Snottage!?!?!? (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by vikool [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.13 7:43 (#2557495 [slashdot.org] )

    what is this bull shit,i feel offened that some people feel so so senseless to post stuff like these esp when such a tragic incident has occured

  26. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1)
    by I.T.R.A.R.K. [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 22:38 (#2551890 [slashdot.org] )

    Where the fuck do I sign up?!

    - I throw rocks at retarded kids

    "Adequacy.org: Where congenital stupidity is not an option, but a requirement."

  27. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 21:53 (#2551753 [slashdot.org] )

    this shit is hilarious..keep up the good work.

  28. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by rockwood [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 21:49 (#2551746 [slashdot.org] )

    OMG! That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard! WHo in their right mind would sit down and waste the time to construct such a replusive story. I guess I'll be skipping lunch and dinner today.. and possibly tomorrow also. The game doesn't affect reality. Reality affects the game.

  29. Re:Ban this! It's disgusting!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 14:43 (#2550701 [slashdot.org] )

    dude, this is crap-flood material if i ever saw it.
    duuuuuuuuudddddddddddddeeeeeeeee.

  30. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 8:16 (#2550266 [slashdot.org] )

    horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com

    Ah, so that's what the alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.horny-rob newsgroup is about!

  31. MOD THIS UP PLEASE!!! (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 5:34 (#2550024 [slashdot.org] )

    +5, Arousing

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  32. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:39 (#2549891 [slashdot.org] )

    WINNER>

  33. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:37 (#2549887 [slashdot.org] )

    I love you. Why do you use your bitchslapped account, rather than signing up for a new account to post at +1 before getting bitchslapped by the censors here? I guess I should speak for myself, but I don't want to log out and lose all my slashdot customization properties, nor do I want to lose my 50 karma yet.

  34. Re:On Taco-Snotting (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.09 9:19 (#2542412 [slashdot.org] )

    you fucking rock! right down to the expanded cvs id!

    WIPO trolls > linux

________________________________________

$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.11 2001/11/25 15:40:22 wipo Exp $

Re:Fuck Linux! Fuck him hard! (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641791)

Mmmmmmm, Taco Sauce... [galeon.com]

Here's a very scary thought... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641785)

If Osama has a standing order for his men to kill him, rather than let him be taken over by infidels, then wouldn't it make sense [to Bin Laden] to tell his men to off him, and collect the $25 million reward and use that money to fund other activities?

Re:Here's a very scary thought... (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641805)

I will take this finger [cnn.com] and stick it right up your ass!

Re:Here's a very scary thought... (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641878)

Yeah, maybe, but then Islamic Extremists such as those that follow Laden would probably not want the money because it started out as being dollars, and came from the American government. Hate can run deeper than money.

    • MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
See? They're taking over. bastards.

Ah well. I've got Evolution on DVD so I don't care.

Does anyone here think Graham Norton is a horny little bastard?
Anyway, I hope you're all feeling well this evening, I really do. I'd hate to think of some of you feeling horrible this evening. For example, your girlfriend/boyfriend has dumped you, your parents have just died of some nasty disease, or you've just had your nads/tits crushed between a couple of breeze blocks.


Re:fggfgfg (0)

grahagre (459342) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641862)

linux is the iMac of all UNICES.

First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641712)

Haha, @home no more! I got first post!

Re:First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641796)

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Expandable hard drive? (2, Interesting)

mjed (514439) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641713)

Will they be putting out a bigger, optional hard drive? 20 gigs isn't too much when yuo consider the average file size of mp3s and mpegs.

Re:Expandable hard drive? (1)

sketerpot (454020) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641738)

20 gigs is nice at first. When you get to thinking what you could do with a horrendous hard drive, then is when the 20 gigs suddenly seems very small.

It's about time (2, Interesting)

sketerpot (454020) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641715)

Hopefully in the future stereos will move away from plain uncompressed stuff and towards things like MP3s. It will be nice to be able to fit a huge bunch of music on a single CD, called "Peter's Favorite Music" in my case, that you can play on good audio hardware, not just old Sound Blaster speakers.

Re:It's about time (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641834)

get an audio i/o cable to connect your computer to your stereo. if the problem is you want to use a spare computer, not your workstation, and the extra one has nonstandard audio out, whore yourself to CmdrTaco for a new one.

Re:It's about time (1)

Jester998 (156179) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641853)

"...you can play on good audio hardware, not just old Sound Blaster speakers."

That's easy... go to Radio Shack and buy a 1/8" to RCA audio cable, plug the 1/8" plug into the output of your sound card, and hook up the RCA jacks into the auxiliary input of your stereo (assuming it supports it). Switch the stereo to use the aux. input (as opposed to CD, AM/FM, etc), and you're good to go.

This is the setup I have and it works awesome.... just make sure you keep your speakers far enough away from the monitor. ;)

- Jester

Re:It's about time (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642185)

CD's and DVD's aren't "uncompressed", they just have less compression then MP3's. And I don't think we'll ever see MP3's replace the "modern stuff" due to the lack of sound quality inherit in them. At least I pray they don't...

Re:It's about time (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642212)

Compression is a short-term band aid meant for $1500 one gig drives and times when 24 meg of ram as a lot. Let's instead hope for a day when storage and networks permit the common use of 96 khz 24 bit recordings. MP3's are the computer equivalent of eight track tapes.

Just Imagine... (0, Redundant)

Salsaman (141471) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641725)

...a Beowulf cluster of these...

ooops ;-)

Not First Post (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641733)

This is not the first post so you may ignore it.


BTW, MSIE is shit!

266 Mhz + DivX? (2, Interesting)

ajna (151852) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641737)

Will a 266 Mhz x86 processor be able to play DivX smoothly? I ask because my 333 Mhz laptop has trouble keeping audio sync...

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (1)

jpyeron (456009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641759)

it has a MPEG hardware decoder, so depending on how well the software divx (i dont know anything about divx) is written to take advantage.

-jp

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (1)

ajna (151852) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641825)

Thanks for the reply. In my quick scan of the article (which seemed very movie-pirate oriented, btw... hmm) I didn't see the mention of the hardware decoder. Having one would help, though.

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (2)

reverius (471142) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641949)

I seriously doubt a hardware decoder would help DivX at all, because DivX is not exactly MPEG compliant. It's kinda... rogue. That's about the best way to describe it (it's a hacked-up Microsoft MPEG-4 codec). My bet is that the software has no support for hardware decoding anyway.

On another note, 266 mhz is probably enough to decode DivX movies fine. I was doing it in Linux on a 400 mhz Celeron 6 months ago, with about 40% cpu usage...

You -definitely- need hardware video overlay, though.

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (1)

zmooc (33175) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641824)

Well I can play most (not all) divx's without problems on my celeron 300; mplayer uses 40-50% cputime. That is with software scaling to 1280x960. So I guess this box won't have too much trouble with it...and when it does it can use framedrop (and so can you on your laptop).

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641827)

I've been burned by enough companies to recognize that you should never ever take a company's word on "future capabilities" - they tend to lie. Companies say what they will to sell you something and with rare exception (Apple OS X is a notable one) try to sink you for some sizable fee to get what they promised, or require you to make some signifigant investment to get it. I'm not sympathetic to companies who decide to "be honest" with their customers after the customer has been screwed.

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641865)

Isn't it 'cause DivX is crap? I have P800 which can't sync either. Of course, the real problem with that box is the crappy video card.....

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (1)

morcheeba (260908) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641907)

DivX seems to work well on my 266MHz PII laptop... I don't know if my MPEG decoder card is helping. Some other things that might make a big difference: cache size, processor multimedia instructions (such as MMX), video card bandwidth (PCI vs. AGP), and DRAM memory bandwidth (My laptop does 528 MB/sec, my desktop does 2100 MB/sec)

Re:266 Mhz + DivX? (1)

Cheetah86 (136854) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641993)

Of course... when a divx is playing, the cpu will be completely devoted to decoding it. On your laptop, the processor also has the os running and all those apps on it.

P.S. My 333mhz desktop can watch divxes just fine with no lag.

Hackability (1)

MentlFlos (7345) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641741)

This should be very easy to throw a larger drive into. Unless of course they did some of the whacky stuff TiVO did.. but even then it wouldn't be too bad.

Take this device and throw a 120gig WD drive in there. Or why not even take the existing HD out and put one of those little ram-disk things in there (you know what I mean, like the kind in the i-opener). Then you can have it be totally silent and just play movies off the file server hiding in the basement with 500gig of space. (What? You don't have one yet? :) Of course that may require a little more hacking because the little info we have says that it will play all those formats from the HD.

Having ethernet on it sure opens lots of neato doors.

The only down side that I can see is that it dosen't support the TiVO like recording functionality. You need to record your stuff somewhere else, then this just plays it. I see that as my only reason not to buy one.

Goatse.cx guy, dude with a loose anus, dead at 31 (-1)

WeatherTroll (529760) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641743)

I just heard some sad news on talk radio - the goatse.cx guy was found dead in his home this morning. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy his work and/or aren't a troll, there's no denying his contributions to Slashdot culture. Truly a Slashdot icon.

Ogg? (2, Insightful)

NewbieSpaz (172080) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641746)

No Ogg Vorbis support though. .ogg's have better compression than mp3's and is OSS. If they get it to work on there, it'd make it even more attractive...

Re:Ogg? (2, Informative)

ikeleib (125180) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641768)

Stop whining and write a fixed point CODEC!

That is the single thing that keeps vorbis from being included in various appliance devices.

Coders of the world: Write a CODEC that can decode on a 74Mhz ARM 720T using less than 30KB of data space.

Re:Ogg? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641854)

I wrote one, but my gf was so pissed I stayed up all night writing it, she deleted it when I fell asleep. I don't feel like doing it over since that would be too boring. If you want, send hate mail to my gf [mailto] .

Re:Ogg? (1)

volsung (378) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642146)

A fixed point codec is an issue for portable players, which run on very limited hardware. This is a stereo AV component that contains a 266 MHz x86 CPU. (I play Ogg files on my 200 MHz Pentium all the time without any problems.) If this thing will play movies, then this box has the specs to run ogg123 directly without any optimization at all.

Got a screwdriver and an inadequacy complex... (2, Funny)

Cheese Metal Rulez!! (533887) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641747)

I'm certain someone will have posted a similar comment by the time I hit submit but...

BEGIN WHINE:

Can you replace the drive with because...
Multiple choice:
a)My mp3 collection is HUGE, I mean it's SO much bigger than yours you should be turning green with envy.
b)You can only fit hours of on this drive according to my calculations which I will now list in order to invite ridicule on my crap math skills.
c)the clever sales person told me you have to have at least 80GB of memory these days and he wouldn't lie to me he was really clevar.

END WHINE.

That should save everyone else lots of typing.

Re:Got a screwdriver and an inadequacy complex... (2, Funny)

Cheetah86 (136854) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641998)

a)My mp3 collection is HUGE, I mean it's SO much bigger than yours you should be turning green with envy.

Hey, its not the size of your mp3 collection, but how you use it!

not reasonable (0, Troll)

seann (307009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641748)

ATI AIW TV edition. 100$
motherboard, 100$
lots of ram, 50$
40gig harddrive
150$
duron 850 processor
80$
Total: 480$
..
Canadian.
thats alot cheaper than mr. 400$ american.

Re:not reasonable (3, Interesting)

FallLine (12211) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641823)

So that's about 288 USD parts, if we accept your quoted prices as being market. But you're ignoring ethernet and probably a few other things (e.g., wireless remote). Plus labor to assemble it and install software. Plus support. Plus software development for their UI. Plus profit (god forbid anyone take a little risk and expect that). Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Re:not reasonable (1)

seann (307009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641868)

is this not news for NERDS?
Every good nerd has his wholesale friend, and the motherboard had onboard audio/lan.

Re:not reasonable (2)

FallLine (12211) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642432)

Well I am not a nerd, nor do I reguard it as something to be proud of. That said, whether it has built in LAN or not is practically irrelevant. If you're an employed nerd, you might realize that your time is actually worth something. If I have to spend a couple hours putting this thing together to match its quality, then I've lost a significant amount of money.

Re:not reasonable (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641948)

labor? that's like a couple of hours max (including installation of Win98SE with a good speed CD drive) which is fuck all. Sure, if you go by major dealer rates it's a lot, but anyone can build their own machine really. You, sir, are a fucking retard.

Re:not reasonable (2)

FallLine (12211) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642440)

labor? that's like a couple of hours max (including installation of Win98SE with a good speed CD drive) which is fuck all. Sure, if you go by major dealer rates it's a lot, but anyone can build their own machine really. You, sir, are a fucking retard
hahaha nice troll. While it is true that I can build my own machine like this and write my own software, it takes both time and money. While the money required to purchase the parts is significantly less than the amount they're charging for it, I would lose much more of my money by spending time putting it all together.

Your time clearly is worth nothing. Troll for the Troll.

Re:not reasonable (4, Informative)

milkmandan9 (190569) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641839)

It's reasonable if you factor in:
  • The small VCResque formfactor
  • The fact that it's designed to work out-of-the-box right from the start--no incompatibilities or driver problems
  • The amount of time it would take you to set up all your hardware and software to get this thing running

It is unreasonable if you're willing to spend the time to put something like this together--but that's how it goes for pretty much everything these days. If you do it yourself, then you're going to save cash.

The point is that not everybody has the tools (remember, Joe Average is the target audience and he's not going to know how to assemble said box or even come close to getting all the required software running--even with Ye Olde Simple MS Product) nor the time (Joe Average again--even if he had the tools to get this job done, I'd sure he'd rather spend it at his kids' T-ball game) to assemble this thing.

True--it doesn't make sense for your the "technical elite," but that's not who it's marketed to. This is a product just like a Dell computer or an internet appliance--it's got some cool technology bits but it's sold as a package so that Mr. and Mrs. Average don't have to get their hands dirty with the details. I'm sure there are a fair number of geeks that will be interested in this product based solely on its technical merits, but the intended audience is not someone who could do this on their own--that person has already done it, and for half the price.

Re:not reasonable (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641863)

how do you build computers without powersupplies, cables, cases, etc? Does teh ATI AIV function as the sound card as well? how much would it cost to build a beowulf cluster of these? why is there no gritz shielding included in the list?

Re:not reasonable (1)

hetz (516550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641889)

Umm, you forgot something: there is a special chip that DECODES MPEG-1 & MPEG-2 streams. Want to try MPEG-2 playback on Pentium 266? be my guest

Re:not reasonable (2, Funny)

pbryan (83482) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641895)

ATI AIW TV edition, 100$
motherboard, 100$
lots of ram, 50$
40gig harddrive, 150$
duron 850 processor, 80$


Not paying heating bills because your collection of computers keep your home toasty warm ... priceless. There are things money can't buy, for everything else there's an innovative hacker.

Taco-snotting AV Components! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641754)


THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ [slashdot.org]

By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.11 $





Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco, in which he seems to be speaking in some kind of code language?



Whenever
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] gets bored (and who wouldn't, running a site like Slashdot all day), he roams through the Slashdot database, penis in hand, looking for people who might enjoy engaging in homosexual orgies with him. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, or a nick with the letter P in it, you're in trouble.


So this time, he found you. Lucky you.


CmdrTaco's code language is relatively easy to decipher. He prefers to speak in thinly-veiled sexual innuendo to evade the watchful (but relatively stupid) eye of Slashdot's parent corporation,
VA Software [yahoo.com] . CmdrTaco's "Commander" is, of course, his penis -- a small, withered little thing that lives in his pants that only comes out in the presence of other men or at the beck and call of CmdrTaco's own right hand. His "Taco bells" are the shriveled testes that droop beneath his Commander, and his "Taco sauce" is his, well, jizz. It should be more than obvious to you now what he means when he asks you to "ring his Taco bells" or "taste his gourmet Taco sauce."


Lastly, there is a practice he refers to as "Taco-snotting" and the more shocking "circle-snot."


Good Lord. What is "Taco-snotting?"



"Taco-snotting" is the term used by CmdrTaco to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco is rumored to prefer rape), then blowing the semen out his nose onto his partner's (victim's) face and body. A long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is
left on CmdrTaco's face [yahoo.com] , dribbling out of his nose and down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."


A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among the Slashdot crew. CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other with their gooey, sticky cum -- spooging their jizz-snot all over each other's faces and pasty, white bodies, until they're covered head to toe with each other's man juice. This can go on for hours. For the homosexual penetration that follows this lengthy foreplay, Roblowme is usually there to provide plenty of anal lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease ready to go.


To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie will usually join in, dressed in tight leather mock-S.S. uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. The whole group then proceeds to snot each other's spunk and whip each other's pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until their pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.


Ewwwwww. So, can I stop receiving these emails?



Hopefully.


You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. CmdrTaco has probably already got the hots for your wad, and he's probably already been lurking outside your bathroom window for weeks with a camera, some tissues and lube. There's no escaping a geek in heat, so it's probably too late for you, but you can possibly rectify this situation. To remove yourself from CmdrTaco's sights, log into your Slashdot account, go to your user page, click on
Messages, and uncheck the box next to "Willing to Taco-snot." Maybe he'll ignore you. Probably not.


I can't stop receiving these emails from CmdrTaco!?



If you indulge him in a Taco-snot or two, he
might leave you alone. You might also want to look into mail filtering, restraining orders, or purchasing a heavy, blunt object capable of warding off rampaging homosexual geeks in heat. Trust me, when they charge... oh, the humanity. If he gets you, and you let him Taco-snot you, you will most likely end up tied up in his basement to be used as his sex slave for the rest of your life (or until he accidentally drowns you in spunk in a circle-snot).


Have you ever been Taco-Snotted?



Unfortunately, yes. I first met CmdrTaco at an
Open Source Convention [yahoo.com] . He invited me back to his room for a game of Quake and some "gourmet Tacos," but when I got there, he jumped me and tied me to his bed, stripping me. After taking his "Commander" out of his pants, Mr. Taco made me suck the withered thing six times. He then performed his vile Taco-snotting ritual on me three times over the next two hours, bringing me to orgasm after sweaty, mind-numbing orgasm... then he snotted my own milky-white jizz back onto my face, into my mouth, then again on my exposed belly.


CmdrTaco invited several of his Open Source (or rather, "Open Sauce" -- man sauce) buddies over to continue the twisted snotfest. Linux Torvalds
raped my ass [yahoo.com] with his "monolithic kernel [yahoo.com] ," and Anal Cox used his "network stack" in a multitude of unspeakable ways on and in every orifice in my defenseless body. Michael was there in his leather Nazi uniform, caning my ass with a bamboo pole and ranting about "all those Censorware freaks out to get him."


How did you finally escape, you ask? After about 16 hours of countless homosexual atrocities perpetrated against my restrained body, they all finally went to sleep on top of me, sweat-soaked and exhausted. I was left there, covered in bubbly, translucent jizz-snot, chained to the bed, with half a dozen fat, pasty-white fags lying around and on top of me. Fortunately the spooge coating my flesh worked wonderfully as a lubricant; I was able to squirm my way out of the handcuffs and slip out the back door. I'm just glad I survived the ordeal. These geeks had a lot of built-up spunk in their wads -- I could've easily been drowned!


That's horrible. Does "Taco-snotting" have anything to do with CmdrTaco's "special taco"?



No, that's a different disgusting perversion CmdrTaco indulges himself in. CmdrTaco is usually not satisfied with merely snotting your own jizz back onto your face, he most often enjoys involving his own bodily fluids in his twisted games.
WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] has spent some time trying to educate the Slashdot readership about this vile practice (emphasis added):

You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading this post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and
shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconscious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconscious until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force-feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.


After the victim is unconscious, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, Taco-snotting, and getting Jon Katz involved.


Completely different, yet no less revolting. It should be clear to you now that CmdrTaco is a very, very sick individual, as are most of the Slashdot editors.


Does Jon Katz get involved in any of this? I thought he was a paedophile, not a homosexual.



Actually, Jon Katz is a homosexual paedophile. He's also a coprophiliac, and, many suspect, a zoophile. Jon Katz is somewhat of a loner and doesn't involve himself in circle-snots. Mr. Katz usually engages in a game called "
Katz juicy-douching [yahoo.com] " with his harem of little-boy slaves: a vile practice which involves administering an enema to himself of the little boy's urine (forced out of them with a pair of pliers), spooging the vile muck from his ass back into the enema bag, then squirting and slathering the goo all over himself, and the little boy's chained-up and naked bodies. If he's in the mood, he will sometimes skip refilling the enema bag and just squirt it from his ass [yahoo.com] onto his boys. Unwilling boys are further tortured with the pliers until they comply and allow Mr. Katz to juicy-douche them for the rest of their lives.


As I already said, Mr. Katz is
also a zoophile. As if the sexual escapades with the helpless little boys aren't enough, Jon usually enjoys his juicy-douches best when his penis is firmly planted in a female goat's anus [yahoo.com] . He is also rumoured to get off on watching his little boys eat the goat's small, bean-like turds.


...Are you getting hard writing this?



Why, yes. :) Join me in a WIPO-snot?


No, thanks. I'm already CmdrTaco's boi toi.




________________________________________
READER COMMENTS



  1. Re:The Taco-Snotting FAQ Rides Again!! (Updated so (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.25 9:14 (#2609574 [slashdot.org] )

    try to find a pic of actual "taco-snotting"! fucking funny it would be! so go to gay porn sites day in and day out until you find a man giving another man a blowjob that has jizz coming out of his nose and mouth. by the way, keep up the good work



  2. Re:Snotting another first!! (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 12:18 (#2603370 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, this is getting waaaay old, either drop it or revise it.... there've been no updates for days now...

    CmdrTaco



  3. Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.22 17:28 (#2600815 [slashdot.org] )

    A truly excellent and very humourous troll indeed!

    However...

    To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves.

    Black GeStaPo uniforms? The GeStaPo (Geheime Staatspolizei - Secret State Police) wore civilian clothes (although there are reports on them occasionally using Allgemeine SS uniforms in occupied territories).

    I seriously doubt that perverted individuals like CmdrTaco et al would have the good taste to ever wear the outstandingly beautiful black Waffen SS uniforms! Please update the FAQ accordingly.



    • Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)

      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 4:06 (#2602610 [slashdot.org] )

      Actually, it appears you are both wrong!! Ah ha!! I think our boy WIPO was thinking of the Allgemeine SS [militariacollection.com] uniforms. Waffen SS were grey.



  4. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:49 (#2594325 [slashdot.org] )

    oh yeah, you say you have masturbated only 2 times to this post. well, by the time it takes for me to get through reading it, i usually end up masturbated 5 to 6 times, 10 to 12 if i have the goatse.cx homepage loaded up and am looking at it side by side with the slashdot page. my keyboard, hands, mouse, monitor, the underside of my desk and around the floor under my desk are cum soaked and sticky with the man smell i know and love.



  5. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:41 (#2594311 [slashdot.org] )

    for version 2 you should make a total re-write of the cod...errr...text and add some details about cmdrtaco and the homo-gang's happenings with their coworkers (osdn?) and all of the gay revelry they enjoy and promote. by the way, did i just see cmdrtaco on television promoting the nax hair removal system? i guess after using vaseline in and around his ass he grew quite a ponytail and it had to be removed somehow...ouch!



  6. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)

    by TRoLLaXoR [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.21 3:59 (#2594191 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, do you notice how few comments you get for anything you write/post/spam nowadays?

    -Trollaxor



  7. Jon-Katz docking (Score:-1)

    by sales_worldwide [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:53 (#2588488 [slashdot.org] )

    You forgot to mention Jon Katz's "docking" games, where he places his chopper head to head with another chap, and rolls the other guys foreskin over his own circumcised end ("docking"), providing him with fantasies of actually having his own forskin ...

    "Making linux GPL was the best thing I ever did" - Torvalds. I'd hate to see the worst thing...



  8. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1)

    by Fucky the troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:28 (#2588446 [slashdot.org] )

    Woah! When did the WIPO troll get freed? And how the fuck did I miss it?

    Excellent FP, sir.

    This is a sig virus. Please put me in your sig



  9. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1, Troll)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.20 11:04 (#2588407 [slashdot.org] )

    omg that is crapflooding material if i ever saw it!!!!!! and u got a first post!!!! whoot to the wipo troll!!!



  10. GW, please.... (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 9:03 (#2583756 [slashdot.org] )

    GW...you know we love every hair on your 27 acre ass... and I, for one, would never do anything untowards your graceful demeanor. And you probably have several friends that would love to help you do the bear dance all over my face if I so much as spelled your name wrong. And you know I'd defend your Constitutional right to defame God in heaven. I'd even help fund your education, should you ever decide to take that route. Hell, I'd buy you a tall tepid bear-whiz beer if you were here with me, right now!

    But. ...if you can't find another topic, I'm gonna step over your dead mother's grave and kick your assuredly anesthetitized butt clear across the playground.

    Now go stick your shaved head back down inside the woman's toilet, and just to show there's no hard feelings, I'll jump in the tow-truck and drive right over to help you pull it right out...ok?

    thanks



  11. Re:Help me Taco-Snotters!! (Score:-1)

    by mark knopfler 69 [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:25 (#2583695 [slashdot.org] )

    I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU SIR. FOR ONE THING, THE E-MAIL FROM CMDRTACO DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING MISTAKES. Let's be realistic here, CmdrTaco usually types with one hand, and since he is shaking from jacking off his aim on the keyboard isn't too good. Those e-mails were a little too well written. Sorry boy, you'll have to do better.



  12. Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (Score:-1)

    by WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:14 (#2583667 [slashdot.org] )

    You should update this to say VA Software instead of VA Linux.



  13. YOU ARE WINNER (Score:1)

    by smackmonkey [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 7:06 (#2583510 [slashdot.org] )

    Crackhead moderators: this is +5, Hilarious material.

    --

    CNN declares War on Islam!

    Left-wing America declares War on its Civil Liberties!



  14. Re:On Taco-Snotting 1.9 (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 5:40 (#2583336) [slashdot.org]

    This was funny the first 100 times. Now it is getting boring!



  15. Digusting and Shameful (Score:-1)

    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 22:27 (#2582054 [slashdot.org] )

    Having masturbated *twice* to this post, I'm still incredibly aroused! Come over for a Taco Snot. I'll be wearing my crotchless Clifford the Big Red Dog outfit!!

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]



  16. IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:-1, Flamebait)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:03 (#2580822 [slashdot.org] )

    add more links to goatse and to cowboineal's site to make it better. a link to rotten.com would be nice too



    • Re:IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:0)

      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:18 (#2580832 [slashdot.org] )

      and a link to michael's site and to jon katz's site if he has one and homo's site. i dont know what else to say. maybe a few links to phallic.org they have nice penis pictures! a link to the planet quake site or whatever. really make the reader feel this faq really answers their questions. oh yeah, and when you talk about cmdrtaco snotting you, say he brought you to "orgasm after sweaty orgasm". describe it more is all i'm saying. and use more italics and bolding! and when you talk about jon katz shitting or whatever have a link to fecal japan on rotten.com

      other wise a great job wipo troll! keep up the good work!



  17. Re:CmdrTaco's filthy secret! (Score:-1)

    by Wil Wheaton [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 6:41 (#2580438 [slashdot.org] )

    Hi. Let's be buddies.. butt buddies.

    --

    WIL WHEATON DOT NET [wilwheaton.net]



  18. WIPO speaks the truth (Score:-1)

    by dead_puppy [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 5:33 (#2580342 [slashdot.org] )

    Here is an e-mail I received a week ago:


    From: malda@slashdot.org

    To: puppy_dead@hotmail.com

    Subject: were where you last friday? :(

    I thought we where supposed to meet at Backdoor's at 8-ish, sugar-lips? You could've at least told me that you could'nt make it! I was even in my favorite pink skirt for you, honey-cup... next time, you could be more considarite and tell me you cant come... bastard.

    --

    CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org)



    You finding Ling-Ling's [babysue.com] head?



  19. Taco snotting is WRONG!!! (Score:-1)

    by Big_Ass_Spork [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 4:53 (#2580300 [slashdot.org] )

    I do it wrong

    Laying here in the shadows of my room, I squint up at my love. My Ms. Portman. I am sore and tired after fucking her for eight solid hours. My chapped and aching dick is soaking in grits to relieve the pain. She gets on her knees and starts lapping the grits up out of the bowl. She places her beautiful hands on my penis and starts to lick the grits off my achy piece.

    Massaging my nutsack she....

    WAIT, I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    Yanking my dick out of her mouth I throw her to the ground and shove it in to her gaping freshly fisted ass. [goatse.cx]

    "OH BIG ASS SPORK!! Fuck my ass, fuck my ass good. DEEPER, my stallion, deeper!! Make a Beowulf cluster of sperm on my back!!"

    "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of this baby!"

    I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    ---

    All your Sporks are belong to Big_Ass_Spork! What you say?! All your Sporks are belo... forget it...



  20. Rob Malda Dead at age 25! (Score:-1)

    by j0nkatz [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.17 22:54 (#2579596 [slashdot.org] )

    I just heard some sad news on the radio -- famous queerbait Rob Malda was found dead in his Holland home this morning. The details were a bit hazy, but it seems that he drowned in jizz while Taco Snotting his friend Hemos. I'm sure everyone in the /. community will miss him -- even if you didn't enjoy his queer antics and boring ass website, there's no denying his contributions to the homosesual cultural development, particularly in the areas of Taco snotting. Truly an American icon.

    I wanna Open Source sex so it won't be worth a shit either.



  21. TACO-SNOTTING is really Donkey-Punching (Score:-1, Troll)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.15 6:38 (#2567601 [slashdot.org] )

    No no no, the correct term for that is "donkey-punch". I have eye-witnessed this amazing eye-popping event demonstrated on unsuspecting hose-monsters by my frat brothers in the past.. . :-)



  22. Re:the effect of knowlege laws... (Score:1)

    by AbsoluteRelativity [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.15 5:31 (#2567457 [slashdot.org] )

    The WIPO Troll [foundus.com]

    Slashdot and the Karma Lottery - News for uber monkeys, by uber monkeys.



  23. Re:Taco-Snotting (Score:-1, Troll)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:27 (#2557632 [slashdot.org] )

    Oh, man that's just sick !



  24. HOW DO I GET AN ANONYMOUS PROXY? (Score:-1, Troll)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:03 (#2557604 [slashdot.org] )

    TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET AN ANONYMOUS proxy please WIPO Troll. Maybe later i will join you in a snotting at my place. ;P



  25. Re:Taco-Snottage!?!?!? (Score:-1, Offtopic)

    by vikool [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.13 7:43 (#2557495 [slashdot.org] )

    what is this bull shit,i feel offened that some people feel so so senseless to post stuff like these esp when such a tragic incident has occured



  26. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1)

    by I.T.R.A.R.K. [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 22:38 (#2551890 [slashdot.org] )

    Where the fuck do I sign up?!

    - I throw rocks at retarded kids

    "Adequacy.org: Where congenital stupidity is not an option, but a requirement."



  27. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Troll)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 21:53 (#2551753 [slashdot.org] )

    this shit is hilarious..keep up the good work.



  28. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Offtopic)

    by rockwood [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 21:49 (#2551746 [slashdot.org] )

    OMG! That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard! WHo in their right mind would sit down and waste the time to construct such a replusive story. I guess I'll be skipping lunch and dinner today.. and possibly tomorrow also.
    The game doesn't affect reality. Reality affects the game.



  29. Re:Ban this! It's disgusting!! (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 14:43 (#2550701 [slashdot.org] )

    dude, this is crap-flood material if i ever saw it.

    duuuuuuuuudddddddddddddeeeeeeeee.



  30. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Flamebait)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 8:16 (#2550266 [slashdot.org] )

    horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com

    Ah, so that's what the alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.horny-rob newsgroup is about!



  31. MOD THIS UP PLEASE!!! (Score:-1)

    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 5:34 (#2550024 [slashdot.org] )

    +5, Arousing

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]



  32. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:39 (#2549891 [slashdot.org] )

    WINNER>



  33. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:37 (#2549887 [slashdot.org] )

    I love you. Why do you use your bitchslapped account, rather than signing up for a new account to post at +1 before getting bitchslapped by the censors here? I guess I should speak for myself, but I don't want to log out and lose all my slashdot customization properties, nor do I want to lose my 50 karma yet.



  34. Re:On Taco-Snotting (Score:0)

    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.09 9:19 (#2542412 [slashdot.org] )

    you fucking rock! right down to the expanded cvs id!

    WIPO trolls > linux



________________________________________



$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.11 2001/11/25 15:40:22 wipo Exp $

First reasonable device (2, Interesting)

amorsen (7485) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641760)

This is the first reasonable digital audio/tv device I have seen. The ones before have been tied to proprietary formats, ridiculously expensive, or limited in capacity or quality. Of course the hard drive is too small at 20GB, but that can be remedied by putting a file server in another room (so you don't have to listen to the noise). It would have been nice to have a DVD drive, but again, it's just a matter of copying the DVD to the file server.

If they added a VideoLan Client [videolan.org] , it would be practically perfect. VLC by itself probably doesn't support the hardware MPEG decoder, and the CPU isn't fast enough to do DVD decoding in software.

MPEG technologies are still patented (1)

yerricde (125198) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642459)

This is the first reasonable digital audio/tv device I have seen. The ones before have been tied to proprietary formats

So is this one. It supports MPEG audio layer 3 (patented), VOB (MPEG 2 (patented) plus Dolby Digital (patented)), and DivX (MPEG 4 (patented)). And the royalties for such patents are

ridiculously expensive

Why is Slashdot lowering itself to advertising? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641763)

This piece of equipment surely is not interesting enough to be reported on separately - tis unfortunate that /. has to resort to such lowly means of receiving revenue that they'd actually run "covert adverts".

Idea : why not write a slashdot scanner that would automatically skip this trash - as a user configurable option.

i built something similar recently... (2, Informative)

kejadlen (194330) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641774)

there's a handy little mobo/case called the SV24, made by shuttle. it has:

RCA/S-video out
normal audio out
ethernet
4 usb ports
2 firewire
etc... (standard mobo parts, ps2 ports etc etc)

put together a nice multimedia system for only $490 some, plus it's actually useable as a computer!

i mean, that's a nifty box and all, but you can build a better one for not that much more. it does everything that the unit above does, and much more besides.

Data permanence (1)

milkmandan9 (190569) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641777)

From the article:
Hard drives are also not a permanent medium, so until DVD burners become much cheaper the files on those drives are subject to crashes and loss.
Technically correct: Hard drives are not a permanent medium. But neither are DVDs, which, while they don't suffer from hard-drive style crashes, still get scratches and also deteriorate over time. I've read that most cheap CD-Rs begin to deteriorate noticably after ten years or so, and although DVD-R(AM?) media is likely to be of higher quality, it's still far from permanent.

Re:Data permanence (3, Insightful)

90XDoubleSide (522791) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641830)

DVDs, which, while they don't suffer from hard-drive style crashes, still get scratches and also deteriorate over time

A scratch does not damage the information on a piece of optical media, only the clear plastic that is protcting the information; that is why the plastic is there, you can get a scratch kit to fix it. If you need to record something for extremely long term archival, you can get silver, gold, or platinum CDs. Most commercial DVDs are burned on silver or gold, so unlike your VHSs, they should be usable many generations from now.

When he says hard drives are not a permanent medium he is referring more to the fact that they have moving parts and are prone to data corruption than their archival value. Overall, I think we should be glad we are moving from extremely short lived products, i.e. magnetic tape, and short lived products, i.e. film, to store our multimedia art on.

Short lived products? I think not. (0, Troll)

deacon (40533) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642076)

Film is not short lived. Check out the pictures at

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/empire/

Many of these pictures were taken around 1910. Even if CDs and DVDs last 90 years, why do you think there will be reader mechanisms easily available around 90 years from now that will read them?

Can you get a drive to read 8 track music today? How about a player for Wax cylinder recordings? Or how about a tape recorder/player which works with spools of soft iron wire (used in the 1940s).

90 years from now CDs and DVDs will be as quaintly obsolete, and Slashdotters in the year 2100 will never have heard of them.

The only data sure to last thru time is that which can be read by humans directly: Text and Photos on film/paper.

Where to get an 8-track player (1)

yerricde (125198) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642473)

Can you get a drive to read 8 track music today?

Yes! Start here [8trackheaven.com] .

Or how about a tape recorder/player which works with spools of soft iron wire (used in the 1940s).

Museums such as the Smithsonian Institution [si.edu] maintain equipment that can still read old formats.

The only data sure to last thru time is that which can be read by humans directly: Text

And what happens in 802701, when nobody knows the English language anymore?

and Photos on film/paper.

Film rots; paper rots unless it's acid-free. What are the oldest pieces of visual art that survive? Cave paintings.

Pushing which way? (1)

imrdkl (302224) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641792)

But at $400, this is pushing the line of reasonable

If you feel this is a good buy, please say so.

If not, then why post it?

Why a hard drive? (3, Insightful)

Stiletto (12066) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641793)


This would be perfect without the hard drive. If the box has network access, why do you need it? It's just an extra component that could fail.

Re:Why a hard drive? (1)

pbryan (83482) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641864)

If the box has network access, why do you need it?

The Bokks is designed to allow you to transfer content to the hard drive, then take it with you. At the size of a few of VHS tapes, it's small enough to take anywhere, plug in and enjoy.

VOB? (1)

omega9 (138280) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641800)

It plays .vob files? Does that include encrypted files? I've searched the company site and it doesn't mention anything about being able to DeCSS .vob files. And I can't imagine having much fun with only unencrypted .vobs.

Wouldn't it be niftier to pack some hard drives into an actual DVD player and stick an ethernet port in the back? You could have all the features of this box plus the ability to rip straight from DVD. Course the MPAA wouldn't let it see the light of day.

Re:VOB? (1)

Adnans (2862) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641836)

VOB files can be unencrypted too. I have quite a few DVDs that have unencrytped VOBs on them.

-adnans

Re:VOB? (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642242)

And I can't imagine having much fun with only unencrypted .vobs

Most pr0n DVDs are unencrypted and I've had a lot of fun with those.

Re:VOB? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642253)

The man has a point.

A Start (5, Insightful)

90XDoubleSide (522791) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641807)

This product is, IMO, not something worth buying, but it is a step in the direction of a cool new concept for a set-top box that archives nearly all your media in one place. One major problem I see is that DIVX is not a useable technology for archiving your movies in the way that high quality MP3s are. MP3s, along with bigger and cheaper storage, have reached the point where they are the only format 99.5% of people need: a good VBR MP3 (averaging 200-240kbps) sounds extremely close to the uncompressed song, but even an extremely large DIVX looks downright crappy compared to the original, and a good Sorenson 3 encoded movie would be huge, require processing power in excess of what a cheap set-top box would use to decode, still have some quality problems in high-motion scenes, and will not receive the kind of adoption as MP3 due licensing costs.

There is also less need to keep all your 1.5-3 hour movies in one device that can play them all without switching media as there is for your 2-15 minute songs; I see DIVX more as the result of the fact that most computers don't have DVD burners.

Re:A Start (0)

cdalemx (260874) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641874)

I get really disapointed when people critique the divx codac saying it looks crapy but that is probably because you have been download lowres interlaced, 550b/s crap off of p2p networks or other sorces that don't have any level of quality contorl, I think the divx codac has a lot of potential and that can be seen with what people are able to achive with it.

Re:A Start (2)

90XDoubleSide (522791) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641969)

I get really disapointed when people critique the divx codac saying it looks crapy but that is probably because you have been download lowres interlaced, 550b/s crap off of p2p networks or other sorces that don't have any level of quality contorl

I typically watch 700MB-1GB DIVX files, as that is about what is practical for me to store, but I have also played with short high-bitrate clips. I can honestly say that they look terrible. I think DIVX is a good technology, and yes it does have potential, but it is completely unsuitable for storing movies; it can't handle motion and you end up with too many compression artifacts. MPEG-4 will probably become a good alternative for streaming video (why the hell does anyone still use the Real and Windows Media formats?), and is great for producing very small files, but Sorenson still has the best codec when you need very clean video without artifacts, although even it doesn't do a very elegant job hadlind motion; many companies still use the original QuickTime video codec for that.

Re:A Start (1)

mESSDan (302670) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642175)

Well, I'll say that DivX encoded from a DVD looks pretty awesome, especially considering that you're sometimes taking 6-8GB of data and making into about 700-800MB of data. With that in mind, it looks REALLY good then.

It all depends on how good you want to make it when you're encoding.

Q: Why is the hard drive only 20 gig? (3, Insightful)

OblongPlatypus (233746) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641808)

A: They thought it would be a nice middle ground between nothing [slashdot.org] and more [slashdot.org] .

Re:Q: Why is the hard drive only 20 gig? (-1)

Fecal Troll Matter (445929) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641818)

My family [geneva-link.ch] and I welcome you to our country, friend. Please try to avoid the roving herds of anal gang-bangers.

Re:Q: Why is the hard drive only 20 gig? (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641837)

I like the anal gang-bangers. They add a certain charm to your country. What tourist DOESN'T like taking it up the ass by a horde of fat, slimy, hairy bikers?

Re:Q: Why is the hard drive only 20 gig? (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642226)

That's a common mistake, when trying to please everyone with "common ground" you end up doing some half-measure that no one likes - for those who want to actually store files on this thing, 20 gigs is obviously not enough, for those who just want to use it to playback stuff from the "basement server" (like me) it's just an extra, uncesessary component that generates heat and noise, and just one more thing to break.

I don't really get the interest here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641819)

To me, this is interesting from the linux propagation point of view, but I don't really get the interest in buying one. I mean, these things are really just cut-down computers in a box for people who can't handle the real thing. Are we going to buy seperate computers in separate boxes for every digital task, or just hook our cpu and monitor combo to a decent stereo, and be happy?

Taking bets (1)

redhotchil (44670) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641833)

Alright I'm taking bets on how long till a hack harddisk upgrade is availible:

1 hr after release
1 day after release
2 days after release

we arelready have cheep convergence device (1)

cdalemx (260874) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641842)

I think developments on the xbox or ps2 will take place that will allow for this sort of functionality, (it almost happend on the dreamcast the proccessor just was not fast enugh to handle divx rips) and because both companies tend to take a loss on each consle, and will soon or already have ethernet built in, it will make for a good convergence device, once it gets hacked and opend up. could watch divx movies with better quality video out, for some reason divx movies look identical to the DVD on the monitor but not so identical to the DVD when played on TV out compared to DVD played on DVD player.

Re:we arelready have cheep convergence device (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642005)

This is because of the lack of (on most video-out cards) the S-Video output. This type of card -> TV in has a much higher resolution than analog video.

Or I could be wrong.

To fix DivX on TV, tweak your gamma (2)

yerricde (125198) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642483)

[Xbox and PS2] will make for a good convergence device, once it gets hacked and opend up.

Hacked? Yeah right. Xbox is locked up tight; apparently, all binaries must bear Microsoft's digital signature. Watch for Microsoft to use its vast re$ources to sue any modchip makers into oblivion.

for some reason divx movies look identical to the DVD on the monitor but not so identical to the DVD when played on TV out compared to DVD played on DVD player.

This may be a gamma issue. Try tweaking your TV-out device's settings.

No MIDI Files? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641845)

I seem to be the only geek wanting to get a stereo component that plays midi files. Anyone else?

Re:No MIDI Files? (1)

employee No.466351 (466351) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641877)

I want one that plays .mod tracker files, remember those? couldn't believe they could fit a whole song, crappy as it sounded through the PC speaker, in around 100K

Re:No MIDI Files? (1)

dwlemon (11672) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641891)

That would have been good, and easy to implement. There are a lot of formats that are much better than mod now.

The last time I paid attention to the formats, .XM and .IT were the most advanced. XM has 32 channels I think. IT has 64 tracker channels (?) with 256 internal channels, overlapping sounds in a single channel, panning envelopes, pitch envelopes, filter envelopes etc...

The only problem is that players often have some bug that messes up your favorite track.

DVD for "ripping" ? (1)

employee No.466351 (466351) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641866)

yea, they won't hape the MPAA all over their ass if they implement this little feature.

Legality (5, Insightful)

DaSyonic (238637) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641886)

This is a great product, Don't get me wrong, I want one.

But the marketing/advertising they are receiving, at least from that review, aims directly towards illegal uses. Take the following examples:

The first step is to download and install your favorite P2P program that offers a Linux version. Once you have that, you can begin trading movies direct from the box.
This implies you will TRADE the movies, not just watch them for your own personal fair use.

For those without a broadband connection at home, the Bokks can utilize the T1 connection at work this way where movies and music can be saved and watched at home later.
Here it suggests hooking up external equipment to your companies LAN and use their bandwidth for your own (likely) illegal use. Not good either.

If this product hopes to succeed, it must be presented in fair use. The Rio almost got nailed by the RIAA, but the Rio presented itself as legal fair use, and set a good precedent. This could set a NEGATIVE precedent if done incorrectly. They need to improve their image quick.

Re:Legality (3)

Matthew Weigel (888) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641973)

The company itself unfortunately agrees with the tone of that review:

Connect it to your TV and view movies youve downloaded from the Internet.

I don't want one for a variety of reasons. Part is that I don't want moving components, part is that I don't want an electrically noisy PC (face it, that's what this is) with unknown sound output doing the conversion; part is that I'm not going to use something like this for copyright infringement and I don't care to have the seller saying "nudge nudge, wink wink" when I say that.

There is a legitimate market for archiving libraries of music and movies; there is a legitimate market for wanting to easily listen to a CD you own in the car, at your computer, and at your stereo.

Software & Codecs? (2)

Lethyos (408045) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641900)

What software and codecs are being used for playback? Are they something that's already public domain or are they being developed specifically for this box? Much media playback software for Linux currently is "OKay", but with frequent crashes, poor features, and artifacts, it's got a long way to go. If this is going to be a consumer product, I imagine the software will be a little more polished, or at the very least, provide decent functionality in the form of front-ends that users of other platforms have expected. Is this software to be available to us or will it have to be hacked mercilessly out of the box and liberated from a restrictive license?

Re:Software & Codecs? (1)

Technosteve! (532508) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641916)

the codecs will change. i am guessing the mpeg decoder is a hardware decoder so it would not go out of date. but what about the divix codec. it keeps getting updated so how are they going to incorperate an EASY way to upgrade the drivers?

Do what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641910)

I read the entire article and I still don't know what the hell this thing is?

Great (3, Interesting)

rjkm (145398) | more than 12 years ago | (#2641996)

I see that many people here are complaining about the capabilities and price of the box. For me it is just the kind of STB I was looking for.

Sure, you can build a PC with MPEG2 playback, networking etc. cheaper or for about the same price. But thats not what this device tries to replace, at least I would not buy it for doing this. When I saw the older TV Bokks (you can see it on their web page) I thought this would be great as an STB to stream files and live DVB streams from a server in the basement to other TVs here at home. But, although we have one of those at work to play with, I never saw it being offered for sale anywhere.

The old Bokks has a Geode chip as processor/graphics chip/etc. and a Sigma Designs EM8400 for decoding. I guess the new Bokks is based on the same design. They only added some hardware (like the hard drive) and changed the shape to a brick. The EM8400 is a nice decoder chip. We developed our own driver which is API compatible to our DVB drivers. So, I would not mind playing with one of those Bokkses. Also, if you consider the price of an EM8400 card (e.g. the Netstream 2000), the Bokks does not seem that expensive anymore.

Sure, I would also not mind if the Bokks were a little cheaper. With VAT (AFAIK 25% in Sweden which I guess I will have to pay when ordering from Germany) its over 1100 German Marks + shipping. Maybe they decide to also sell the old version for a lower price. I at least would be interested in it. On the other hand, the disk and nice brick shape makes the new system really portable. And I think the specs mention only 10W power usage. No noise, little heat, sounds good.

Now please everybody buy it so that the price goes down and I can get one :-)

What about Terapin? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2641997)

I don't see what is so great about this thing, when there is the Terapin to record video to VCDs. This thing can't even rip cds?

Idunno, I'll wait until there's a Terapin with a DVD drive and an internal hard drive for temporary storage...

Really what I should do is sack up and put a PC in the living room along with the rest of the AV equipment.

I've got something better (4, Interesting)

leereyno (32197) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642209)

Imagine this.....

1) 1.2 Ghz athlon with 512 megs of memory

2) ATI all in wonder radeon that provides not only a TV tuner but svideo/composite A/V inputs and outputs and the ability to do audio/video capture at 720x384 at 30 fps on any of the inputs

3) Sound blaster Live platinum 5.1 for surround sound playback of DVD's etc.

4) four 100 gig hard drives on an IDE raid controller. Total capacity of 400 gigs

5) DVD-R burner, preferably SCSI

6) CD burner, preferably SCSI

7) It will be connected to the internet via a switched 100base-T network connected to a NAT gateway that is itself connected through DSL.

This is the system I'm building right now. Its purpose is much the same as the Bokks device. With it I will be able to play DVD's, vobs, mp3, avi's, mpegs, vcd, divx, etc all on my TV thanks to the all in wonder. Additionally I'll be able to do tivo style recording thanks to that all in wonder. I can rip all my DVD's, encode them to divx, and store them on the raid array or burn them to CD. Or I can just rip them and burn them back to DVD in regionless format with no macrovision. I've got friends overseas that might appreciate that.

By the time this Bokks device becomes available I'll have this system up and running. I haven't decided whether to use Linux or Windows2000 yet. Which one I use will greatly depend upon device support for the all in wonder and SB Live. We've got an HK A/V reciever with dolby surround sound support. If the SB Live drivers for linux support all the features, and the support for the All in wonder is there, then I'd rather use Linux. But if this is not the case I'll use windows instead.

Unfortunately this system is going to cost me a fair bit more than $400. I've already got the MB, CPU, and memory. All I'll need is a good case/PS, the hard drives, the video card, the sound card, and of course the SCSI adapter and burners. Total cost will be upwards of $2000 dollars US.

Lee

Re:I've got something better (1)

cduffy (652) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642506)

You're better off with Windows; the SB Live drivers for Linux *do* have multichannel support, but the software has to be able to decode into two separate stereo devices (for the standard and surround speakers), and I'm not aware of any that actually does that.

Dunno 'bout the All-In-Wonder, though I vaguely remember hearing/reading that it is supported, at least wrt some of its functionality.

Btw, in response to your sig: The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. - F. Scott Fitzgerald. Some of us can keep both our religion and our brains.

Slashdot lameness (1)

jonnycowboy (515894) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642223)

Hey what do you know! 48 hrs ago I submitted this exact story (hey, same link too!) to slashdot and guess what kids! It got rejected.
theres slashdot for ya.

Re:Slashdot lameness (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642229)

OH MY GOD!! You got rejected?? and this joker's submission was ACCPETED???? That's it, I am writing to my senator and making up some picket signs for a protest... of something or other.

get a life

(i guess I should as well)

How your comment got modded up is beyond me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642488)

...but at least you acknowledged you should get a life...

20gb - no storage problem. (1)

Sarin (112173) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642468)

Since it runs linux you could allways mount a few harddrives on other systems.

A few notes:

It has an 266mhz x86 processor (perhaps a pII?), this doesn't really sound like a processor that's fast enough for decoding divx, does it?

But fast enough to do some decent retro mame gaming.

I wonder what kind of 20gb drive is in this device. They better put in a quiet one, since people will leech their stuff 24/7 with this thing. Currently my cable decoder even has a 4gb harddrive the noise makes me crazy enough to disconnect it when I don't use it.
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