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The PC, Xbox, PS2, GameCube and 2600, Together at Last

chrisd posted more than 12 years ago | from the joystick-elbow-makes-my-arm-twinge dept.

Games 145

The Screen Savers have a story on their website about the building of a single box 2600/PS2/GameCube/Xbox/PC/ NES player. But this is not a mame ? box. The builder, Yoshi, dismantled, cut,chopped and belt-sanded the consoles to make them all fit in the same Lian-76 case. I can only imagine how hot this case might get. There is a photo album here. It looks like you'd still need a video switcher to take advantage of this completely. A cool mod for this would be to pack in a wintv card for each console or something.

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I hate to wake you up (-1)

YourMissionForToday (556292) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377473)

But...I wet the bed (again.) And since I fell asleep inside your ass again...well, you get the idea...

Would it help to say "sorry"?

Re:I hate to wake you up (-1)

ObeyTheWerejackal (571715) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377492)

Good job at fp.

Re:I hate to wake you up (-1)

YourMissionForToday (556292) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377575)

Welcome to the crapflooder community! I have marked you as "friend" in celebration!

Re:I hate to wake you up (-1)

GafTheHorseInTears (565684) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377658)

What is cunnilingus?

Cunnilingus is the fine art of making love to a vagina with your mouth and tongue. It is a delicate skill, requiring patience, practice, and dedication to get it right, but any woman you learn to do it right for will appreciate you all the more for it.

What applies to the penis applies to the vulva-- every one is different, requiring a different touch to make its owner happy. But few tools can equal the tongue for the amount of pleasure it can deliver to a happy vagina.

This article assumes that you know what a vulva looks like and can identify with some precision the mons veneris, labia majora, clitoral hood, clitoris, labia minora, urethra, vagina, and perineum, to name them (approximately) from top to bottom.

How fast should I go?

This isn't an attack. Don't go after the clitoris like a fireman attacking a fire. Quite often at first, the clitoris is far too sensitive for direct stimulation. Lick around it, stimulating the hood, teasing her inner labia, tasting her. Take your time and listen to her. Some women make noise, and some do not. It will be a while before you learn exactly what your lover prefers as far as oral sex is concerned.

Some women may like additional stimulation-- a finger or two into the vagina, or perhaps even the anus. She may want your hands to reach up and play with her breasts, or she may want your fingers to hold her labia apart so that your tongue can get at her vulva more directly.

I've heard cunnilingus doesn't taste good.

If the taste or smell bothers you or is a concern, ask her to wash first. Most people who enjoy cunnilingus agree that a clean vagina is a good, if acquired, taste.

As a woman nears her climax, she may want more direct stimulation. In general, fast, rhythmic stimulation is most effective at causing climax-- but there shouldn't be a rush to get there. Take your time and learn to appreciate what you can do for her.

What about cunnilingus during menstruation?

Some people are particularly turned off at the suggestion of cunnilingus during menstruation. If it is a concern to you, then wait. A tampon may well hold the blood back, as will a diaphragm, but some men can't stand the taste anyway. If your partner is healthy, however, there is no particular danger in menstrual blood, and some women find that orgasms during their periods allievate cramps.

Throw a Mac in there... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377475)

and then we'd be talking.

Re:Throw a Mac in there... (1)

magicslax (532351) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377521)

Better yet, throw all that inside a mac. ^_^

And then you could... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377615)

Make a beowulf cluster with them.

whoa whoa whoa... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377618)

the goal of this project is to create the ultimate *gaming* machine.

Windows users CLICK HERE! []

Re:whoa whoa whoa... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377739)

yea, a mac, and all the games for it....

throw a mac and there, and it will probably stop working..

stupid macheads.

Re:Throw a Mac in there... its a CONSOLE MOD (0)

Phiu-x (513322) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377667)

nuff said

Today (-1)

Mao Zedong (467890) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377484)

was a bad day.

The Point? (3, Insightful)

ajiva (156759) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377485)

So what's the point of this contraption? Yes its cool, but isn't the whole point of having multiple consoles is that you can use them seperatly? Not sure about you, but having multiple TVs and multiple consoles sure does keep all my friends happy when they visit

Re:The Point? (5, Insightful)

magicslax (532351) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377505)

If you have to ask why, don't.

This is the sort of "because we CAN" geek project that needs no practical justification. You don't see the inate brilliance of cutting things out of their boxes and putting them in other boxes? Tough.

Re:The Point? (3, Interesting)

Omerna (241397) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377518)

The "point" is because that's just incredibly cool. I mean seriously, go look at the pictures. That's an example of synergy (whole is greater then the sum of the parts) plus it would look SO nice sitting on my living room floor.

Re:The Point? (3, Interesting) (184378) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377620)

If you have to ask why, don't.

I agree. Every time there is an article along these lines (one of those things where most people say "Cool!"), there's always those few people who say "What's the point? They could be spending their energy hurling asteroids at the sun or calculating the exact value of Pi."

My question is, are these the same people every time? If so, why are they continually posting to the same kind of stories? Are they trolls? Do they have difficulty not clicking the link if they don't think it's interesting?

If you have to continually post the same responses over and over, I have to ask... what's the point?

Re:The Point? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377665)

You see, the problems is that there are no stories that are not interesting. They can be either interesting, insightful, informative, offtopic, flaimbait or troll.

Re:The Point? (5, Funny)

LadyLucky (546115) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377808)

If someone posts a story on Slashdot, and nobody says "What's the Point?", was that story actually posted?

Re:The Point? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377870)

Yeah really, you would have just as much luck asking this guy... "but why NOT take a shower?"

Re:The Point? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377531)

having multiple TVs and multiple consoles sure does keep all my friends happy when they visit
I guess it's for those of us who like to be in the same room with out friends when they visit.

The Point? A History Lesson From RecipeTroll! (-1)

RecipeTroll (572375) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377702)

ALITER BAEDINAM SIVE AGNINAM EXCALDATAM (Steamed Lamb) Ancient Roman Recipe! Great For Your Next Bacchanal!

10 lamb cutlets
1 l white wine
100ml oil
2 big onions, diced
2 tblsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tblsp Liebstoeckl
1 tsp ground cumin
200ml Liquamen (or 2 tsp salt)

Put cutlets into pot, together with diced onion and spices. Add Liquamen, oil and wine. Cook 45-60 minutes. Pour sauce into a pan and thicken it with starch. Serve cutlets together with the sauce.

Re:The Point? A History Lesson From RecipeTroll! (-1)

YourMissionForToday (556292) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378194)

I heard they found this recipe inside the mummified ass-remains of Latin General Fristus Prostus. Is this true?

Re:The Point? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377716)

its all about pleasing your phoney ass friends you fucking friend whore

Re:The Point? (5, Insightful)

DarkZero (516460) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377736)

Well, then, you must live in a pretty odd place with pretty odd friends. In my experience, people only use one console at a time when they're home. And when they're with friends, they traditionally all play the same multiplayer game on the same console. The point of this mod, beyond the "Because we CAN!" niftiness, is that it conserves a lot of space. Instead of having a PC, a PS2, a GameCube, an X-Box, an NES, a 2600, and all of the required wires and video switchers between them taking up an entire entertainment center and leaving little room for other important entertainment center appliances like stereos, VCRs, and a television, this box keeps them all together, keeps all of the wires in a small space, and cuts out their ridiculous form factors which rarely go well together. Hell, just between the main three consoles, you've got a huge rectangle, a thin black monolith, and a cube. Those shapes don't exactly go well together within an entertainment center that's divided into rather small square and rectangular spaces.

Re:The Point? (2)

NanoGator (522640) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377766)

"What's the point? I can do the same thing if I just do more work." -- that's what I hear when people question things like this.

Now what we really need is... (5, Funny)

Giga (541641) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377499)

this guy [] to make it portable.

Re:Now what we really need is... (2)

ekrout (139379) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377523)

Personally, I think this one [] is much sexier ;-D

- Eric
Founder, monolinux []

Re:Now what we really need is... (3, Funny)

56ker (566853) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377601)

portable as in the second obsolete meaning :
Portable \Port"a*ble\, a. [L. portabilis, fr. portare to carry: cf. F. portable. See {Port} demeanor.]

1. Capable of being borne or carried; easily transported; conveyed without difficulty; as, a portable bed, desk, engine. --South.

2. Possible to be endured; supportable. [Obs.]

How light and portable my pain seems now! --Shak.

Re:Now what we really need is... (5, Funny)

Shiny Metal S. (544229) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377608)

Now what we really need is... this guy to make it portable.

Or this guy [] .

DVDA (5, Funny)

Professor Oompa (258687) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377500)

Wow... so many things shoved in one box. Sounds like something you'd see on skinimax

Re:DVDA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377673)

haha mod this up!

Re:DVDA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377696)

LOL! Oh man, I think the same thing every time I see the new DVD-A "audio" standard

MOD PARENT UP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377812)

gotta love the obscure Orgazmo reference.

Re:DVDA (2)

laserjet (170008) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377829)

haha! moderators, mod this up! everytime i see the DVD-A acronmym I always think of something else... an obscure reference from Orgamzo...

Conducent technology gives away free (-1)

Anonymous Cowrad (571322) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377508)

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You will conveniently forget that the inferior race is always exterminated, or when there is no clearly inferior race (Malaysia), they self-segregate. Claim that the ancient Egyptians were niggers despite the fact that Egypt is a Mediterranean country whose inhabitants arrived from Mesopotamia. Optionally, niggers may also claim that King Arthur was a nigger because Africa was in Roman Empire. You may also claim that Bill Clinton is black because there are niggers in America (and you're on stronger ground with this one, given his behaviour). Claim that everything was invented by niggers, including the moon and atomic fission. AFN rules require you to deny vigorously that niggers only invented the spear and cannibalism. AFN rules also require niggers to attempt the theft of as much history as possible in order to refute the otherwise embarrassing matter of their never having achieved anything. Overlook the pivotal role of niggers in enforcing and profiting from slavery. At no time admit that medical science recognises the difference between whites, Asians, and niggers, and prescribes testing of new drugs on all three before they can be sold. Niggers will at all times maintain that, because it is possible to cross a Rottweiler with a Labrador, they are in all respects the same. Niggers will assume that all breeds of dog are indistinguishable from one another and will behave similarly at all times. Niggers may optionally argue that, because all three have four legs, a head, and a tail, and are approximately the same size, a wolf, cat, and sheep are the same animal.

Re:Conducent technology gives away free (-1)

GafTheHorseInTears (565684) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377532)

Awwwwwww yeah gotz ta tip da 40 fo all ma dead homiez.


Dreamcast? (5, Insightful)

Frohike66 (182338) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377513)

I'm wondering where the DreamCast is located? Surely it wouldn't have been left out.

Re:Dreamcast? (2)

ProfMoriarty (518631) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377590)


Re:Dreamcast? (2)

Tofuhead (40727) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377723)

I know. As a Dreamcast-or-die kind of fellow, it feels like someone's physically slapped my face.

An update for the U.S.-only gaming folk: SNK's King of Fighters 2000 and Treasure's Ikaruga, two of the hottest 2-D arcade games in recent history among the gamerati, are coming out for SEGA DREAMCAST. The thing refuses to die, and damn if I'll let anyone snub its memory as Sega's pinnacle console gaming achievement. It's thinking.

...Aw, geez. Friday night, and I'm at home posting in defense of a video game console. I used the words "gamerati" and "It's thinking," for Heaven's sake. Truly a new low.

< tofuhead >

If you got over 3,000 bucks you may get one. (3, Informative)

Typingsux (65623) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377524)

Here []

It won't do XBOX or PS2 natively, but you have every other emulator that you can think of.

Re:If you got over 3,000 bucks you may get one. (1, Informative)

tetro (545711) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377683)

Here's the details on that Arcade PC: 21inch SVGA Monitor
Super Sound System w/ Sub Woofer
600Mhz Pentium based Computer System
Pull out keyboard drawer
Working Coin Doors
Full Size (HotRod) Control panel w/ Trackball
Marquee Light
Locks and Keys

I think I'd rather spend my money on a better system and better components. The only thing that's quite attractive is the cabinet. Other than that, you'd probably get ripped off buying this.

Re:If you got over 3,000 bucks you may get one. (1)

SnakeEyes (123104) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377698)

You can do what I did and build your own. []

It has far more features than the ArcadePC, is made of basically the same components, and cost me $1000 less.

think of the uses (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377533)

Imagine a beowulf cluster of these things...

Saddam are you listening?

Video switcher is built in (5, Informative)

Zorkon (121860) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377534)

Saw a demo of this on The Screen Savers tonight. The video switcher is built in - it's a knob on the front panel - twist it, and it switches from one feed to another.

Finally... (-1, Redundant)

_bobs.pizza_ (452394) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377549)

A link to a site that won't get slashdotted when we all visit it!

Re: The PC, Xbox, PS2... (2, Insightful)

rmohr02 (208447) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377550)

How exactly would one keep track of all the wires for controllers coming out of this? I have enough problems with four controllers coming out of a Gamecube and another four coming out of a PS2.

Unfortunately, you don't get great pictures of the final product, just pics of it during production. O well.

This is pretty cool though, and I assume if you could do all of this that you could add a Super NES, an N64 and other gaming platforms. Too bad I don't have the time to do this.

Also, doesn't this fit under Hardware [] rather than Games [] ?

Re: The PC, Xbox, PS2... (1)

rmohr02 (208447) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377561)

I just realized that there are pictures of the final system, but that they don't seem to show the controller ports for all the systems. I only count two sets of ports on the front (there is one side that I don't see).

Re: The PC, Xbox, PS2... (1)

kc8apf (89233) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377626)

I happened to view this when they aired at 7pm. The consoles are pretty much matched up to the front of the case. The Xbox and the Atari are the only that have the connectors in the front with a jumper to the unit. Anyway, if you look at the front, the bottom left corner is the PS2, the 5.25" Drive bays on top are the Gamecube, the Xbox and Atari controllers are in the front below the switches for power and reset and the nintendo is off to the top right. It was pretty impressive.

Fuck (-1)

GafTheHorseInTears (565684) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377554)

OK, maybe I'm drunk, but this story doesn't make a goddamn bit of sense.

Wait, no, scratch the maybe. I am drunk. Still, anyone follow what the fuck's this all about? All I'm getting is 'blah blah blah something something games somthing my names chrisd and I like penis somethign something blah.' Anyone care to explain?

Re:Fuck (-1)

ObeyTheWerejackal (571715) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377562)

You hit it right on the head. It's all about liking penises, very long thick ones, rammed into your ass until it tears apart, killing you from blood loss.

Some crack will make it make sense. []

Wow ... (2)

ProfMoriarty (518631) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377567)

And that really doesn't describe it.

Curious ... is there a list around of the Top 10 case mods?

This guy should definately be entered.

BTW, you could even run MAME on it, it has a 2100+ AMD with a 40G hd ...

Obligatory... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377570)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster...

Wish I had time to spare like that (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377572)

Where do some of these people get the free time to do this???

Now what would be really cool.... (2, Interesting)

papasui (567265) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377580)

is if it comes with a modification to allow all those consoles to be viewed via a computer monitor or even better if you could fit a flexATX or one of those micro mainboards and put in a card with a video in line so you can play multiple games in a window via an overlay.

Money? (2, Insightful) (557454) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377586)

My main problem with these kind of mods are the potential for loss. If I had and 8 bit nintendo, and an atari 2600 that still worked, I would be too worried about breaking them to hack them into bits. Not to mention spending several hundred dollars on the modern consoles to squeeze in too.

Besides, If you have hacked your xbox like that you wouldn't get any more official M$ tech support (tee hee)

as they say... (1)

martissimo (515886) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377604)

no guts no glory

Re:Money? (1)

FatAlb3rt (533682) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377734)

Check out his PC component list:
Epox 8K3A+ mobo
AMD XP 2100+ CPU
ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 8500DV video card
Kingston PC2700 333MHz DDR RAM 512MB
Intel Pro/100 NIC
6-position 9-pin switch box
14 various toggle switches
TDK 16/10/40 CD-RW drive
Seagate 40GB HD

I don't think he was too worried about shelling out some cash.

Re:Money? (2)

Tofuhead (40727) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377760)

Knock-off NES clones are very true to the original, come in unique shapes (Playstation-shaped, GameBoy size, etc.), and can be had for next to nothing. The electronics that go into one are really cheap.

Or, you could have the PC emulate almost any vintage system of this era with impressive accuracy, to the point where you wouldn't need to hack any hardware at all (unless you wanted to use the system's actual game cartridges and not ROM files).

< tofuhead >

Old consoles are cheap (4, Interesting)

freeweed (309734) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377784)

I currently own 8 NES units, and 6 2600's, all picked up for basically nothing (got them at garage sales as a bundle with some games for the most part). They all work. In fact, I have yet to find a completely dead console unit (we won't talk about the controllers, mind you).

Just for fun I took out the mainboard from one of each, and hung them on the wall. Also from my spare Sega Master System and Intellivision. Kinda keeps me humble to remember the roots of the whole thing, ya know? It's actually scary just how well the old units are built. Other than the power switch etc, all solid state. Pretty damn hard to break one. Post-PSX... the cd drives are typically the first things to go on a modern console, and I can't imagine what you'd do if the hard drive fails and it's some proprietary standard.

Of course, hacking apart a new $300 unit is something else entirely...

Controllers (1)

hackwrench (573697) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378220)

If you take a controller apart and scrape the metal clean under the pads it will work again. The 2600's controller switches are a bit different, though

You know these guys read slashdot (2, Interesting)

zaffir (546764) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377612)

They've had tutorials [] on how to build your own Teddy Borg [] , among other things. I do wish they'd give credit to the originators of the design on the show and the website, instead of just the site, though.

We all know..... (1)

Jacer (574383) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377619)

video games hit their peak on the SNES.....FF3, chrono trigger, lufia...............the list goes on............super mario world was great, and ontop of that, you had mario all stars, come on, 8 bit action with enhanced graphics and we all know we can play them on any number of SNES emulators on PC, so.....why not stick something useful in the board, like a brand new athlon xp a half gig of ram, and any rom you can find...............just make sure you own the game before downloading the rom ;)

Re:We all know..... (1)

elveu (573261) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377687)

just convert a snes controller for the computer, and your set with the best gaming setup possible
(if it's just for snes roms you don't need half a gig of ram your main concern is space considering the power the snes had)

Re:We all know..... (2)

Tofuhead (40727) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377782)

I still think that 8-bit is the highest that I'll emulate. For SNES, I prefer the actual console. I remember playing the original Final Fantasy VI for the first time under emulation, and hearing the wind sound effects under the lackluster audio emulator of whatever emu I was using at the time (snes9x or zsnes) really had me wishing I was playing on my actual SNES. (BTW, playing it on Playstation has me feeling the same way, since the SNES midi synth sounded much better than whatever was used to make the PSX tracks...which don't even loop seamlessly -- very disconcerting!)

< tofuhead >

Re:We all know..... (1)

Noehre (16438) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377882)

ePSXe (PSX emulator) looks and sounds better than the original, by far.

FF9 on ePSXe with screen smoothing at 1600x1200 is pretty sweet. :)

Re:We all know..... (1)

w4r3z_d00d (569712) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377876)

you should check out this [] if you liked the old FF games. FF3 imo is the best in the series.

2600 receiving mainstream press (4, Funny)

I Want GNU! (556631) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377622)

I'm glad that they are bundling the newest issues of 2600 [] into this mad leet new blue box! Free Kevin [] !!!!!!

Yoshi (1)

kaosrain (543532) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377631)

If Yoshi can fit all of this into "Yoshi's box", think of what he could fit into an island!

This guy sounds like a real asshole (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377650)

Much like most of the Linux zealots here on slashdot.

Re:This guy sounds like a real asshole (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377756)

I'll Agree.

Circle gets the square and the win.

take that you linux tampons!

Yoshi DeHerrera vs. CowboyNeal (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377651)

Who would win in a raw hot dog eating contest?


Cum Soaked Transvestite Porn Princess (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377660)

My name is Nancy Lynette Lovecock, I'm a 25 year old transvestite cum queen
5'7", 130lbs, cute & quite passable in most situations although if you get
really close you can tell I'm exactly what I am, a really pretty
transvestite. I always try to look as feminine as possible. I have baby
soft smooth skin, which I keep powdered & scented & you won't find a hair on
my body below my eyebrows. I love being a girl. As I'm writing this I'm
wearing a blue satin bra and panty set with matching garter belt and beige
silk seamed stockings. Today I'm wearing a very realistic medium length
honey blonde wig, longer at the back & cut at the front in a bouncy fringe &
sexy curls that frame my sweet little face. One of the best things about
being a tranny is I can change my look any time I want. A different wig,
makeup, and Walla, a different girl. Around my neck is a gold filigree
choker chain with tiny diamond letters that spell the word COCKSUCKER. I
wear it proudly for all the world to see. My lipstick and eye shadow have
been expertly applied by my girlfriend Trixie (also a TV), my eyelashes are
long & curly and I'm doused in way too much perfume, love the smell. I have
long, French manicured nails that look wonderful wrapped around a cock, I
look like a teenage porn queen, (sigh, I wish). When I stand up, my slinky
blue silk dress with spaghetti shoulder straps hugs me tightly. It cups my
tiny little titties in a lacy low cut front & then hugs me down to my waist
before flaring out in wide pleats over my hips. The slightest breeze lifts
the lacy hem as it swings from side to side giving everyone a glimpse of my
panties. The dress barely covers my round, silky smooth, panty covered ass
cheeks & my stocking tops and garters can just be seen as I wiggle my tight
little ass along on 5" ankle strapped whore heels. I'm wearing a butt plug
to keep me nice and loose (a girl never knows when she might get a fast
fuck) not that I need it, my tight little honey hole starts to lubricate
itself, just like a pussy, whenever I see a hot piece of man meat. I
prefer an audience when I have sex so if we ever get to know each other,
please invite your friends over, male or female. I love it when girlfriends
and wives see me suck and fuck their boyfriends or husbands in front of
them. I really love to suck cock all day long, playing with a big hard
cock, running my tongue around your balls and smiling at your wife or
girlfriend as they watch me. I'm an absolute expert cocksucker, way better
than any so called "real woman". The truth is, a lot of women don't know
how to suck cock properly, and in fact most of them don't even like it. A
saucy little tranny like me however knows exactly how to treat a beautiful
long, hard, fat, love sausage. Licking, sucking & softly humming on your
bone, I use all my skills to bring you as much pleasure as possible. Facial
expression is a such an important part of cocksucking. I always try to make
eye contact with my lover or his partner so they can see just how much I'm
enjoying it. A slutty smile, a twinkle, or sly wink of the eye at just the
right moment are essential skills. Only an experienced trannyslut, like me,
knows how important these tricks are to maximising a mans pleasure &
ensuring that the every last drop of cock juice he releases is hotly
ejaculated into my eager painted mouth. You've never had a blowjob as good
as I give. I'll tease your hard cock with my lucious red lips & tongue for
the longest time, down on my knees in front of you in my bra, panty's &
stockings, bobbing my head up & down on your swollen love rod. All the
while smiling prettily, before I finally make you cum all over my cheeky
little face. Oooh, I love the taste of your spunk as it splatters all over
my face & tongue & into my eyelashes and hair. The smell of cum in my hair
drives me wild & of course I greedily swallow as much of it as I can. After
the appetiser is taken care of you can get down to the business of fucking
my sweet tight little asshole while I smile at you through my cum splattered
lips .

I awake in the morning feeling my nylon stocking covered legs rubbing
sensually together. I always wear a garter belt, silky stockings & high
heel shoes, even to bed at night. I get a feeling of total femininity
drifting off to sleep between perfumed satin sheets & then waking in the
morning to the wispy feel of nylon against my legs & thighs. My little
cockette stirs wildly in my black silk panty's worn under a sheer black,
silk, baby doll nighty that's adorned with a feathery trim around the bust
line & hem. I'm braless & my pert little titty nipples strain against the
almost invisible soft silk fabric. After last nights crazy sexplosion I'm
surprised that I'm again yearning for the taste of cock. My sweet tight
trannypussy is already moistening itself as my mind wanders back to the sex
session of the previous night. I think about reaching for my dildo in the
bedside drawer when the bedroom door flies open & in bounces Trixie my
roommate. She's all excited & talking a mile a minute as usual. She tells
me I must get up & get dressed immediately & that it can't wait & we must
get going or we'll be late & & &.... I finally slow her down long enough
for her to tell me about the guys she's lined us up with for a date. Trixie
is almost as brainless as I am, but she's also a really pretty tranny & a
great piece of cock bait. I love her to bits. It seems she was at one of
our favourite tranny clubs last night & was hit on by these two gorgeous
hunks (as she describes them) who were in town for a movie & sales
convention at a local film studio. Anyway she's made a date to meet with
them back at the club tonight. The plan is for us to have a few drinks &
then head out for a party. I point out to her that it's only 11.30 am
(maybe she's more brainless than I am) & that even I can get ready in time
for a 7.00pm date.
I get out of bed stretching my arms slowly above my head straining my
titties against the sheer fabric of my silk nighty. Trixie reaches over &
pinches my bum playfully & I turn on her with a spiteful look. We've often
been lesbian lovers in the past but today I'm in the mood for a real man.
Trixie sensing my mood asks if I want to take a bath with her & I nod at her

The warm scented water feels so good as Trixie & I lie head to toe in the
deep circular tub. I reach down & fondle my baby balls lovingly, my eyes
close as my finger moves further down, reaching into my asscrack, inching
toward my honey hole. Suddenly, I jump as I feel something penetrate my
asscunt & I open my eyes in surprise. Trixie is front of me with her hand
under the water pumping furiously. She's got a dildo and has beaten me to
entrance of my trannyhole. She smiles at me wickedly as she pushes the
dildo in & out my smooth round ass. My first instinct is to shout at her to
stop but Trixie knows me too well, I start to relax & enjoy it. After
fucking me with the dildo for several minutes, Trixie sits up, slides
forward & pushes her clittycock into my mouth. Oh what the hell I think, as
I start to suck her growing girly bone, I guess a cock is still a cock even
when it's attached to pretty girl. We continue this love dance for some
time, Trixie fucking me with the dildo while face fucking me as I really get
into sucking her ever hardening stickclitty. Finally, Trixie begins to
shudder, her hand rhythm with the dildo increases & she pulls out of my
mouth & shoots her warm sticky slutcum all over my face. She pumps furiously
with the dildo until I groan & shoot my clittyload out into the bath tub. We
collapse together & embrace, our mouths & tongues locking in one big salty
cumsoaked french kiss. We lie together silently smiling at each other &
giggling like schoolgirls who have just had their first taste of cock.
Finally we wash each other off, body, face & hair & then wrapping ourselves
in soft fluffy towels we dry ourselves, crawl naked into Trixies bed &
drift off to sleep in each others arms. When we wake we spend hours
together choosing clothes for our dates. We fix each others hair & make up,
call a cab & head out to the club & a new sexual adventure.

At the club Trixie introduces me to Scott & Steve, our dates. Steve has
eyes only for me & undresses me with his eyes. He is so horny he forgets all
about his friend, I must admit I forget about Trixie too. He immediately
whisks me out of the club & into his car. Since its our first date I'm
decked out in my classiest, but sexiest outfit, a little black dress
revealing lots of shoulder and arm and ending a modest two or three inches
above the knee. Heels are a serviceable three-inch pump. My jewellery
includes a diamond choker and matching diamond stud earings. Every eye in
the place admires the classy fox on Steve's arm as we enter the restaurant.
We sit closely together in a private booth. Steve has his hand on my knee &
I'm playing with his hard cock under the table. It's a wonder we ever finish
dinner. I think Steve may have already reacted to my caresses & cum in his
pants. After dinner we return to my apartment for a quick change. We go
back to the club to party. This club has an eclectic mix of singles,
couples, guys, girls and tgirls. Who can sort it all out? Lots of men try
to hit on me & make eye contact but I give them all the cold shoulder brush
off. I snuggle up to you, safe in your arms, to let everyone know I'm your
girl. The music is loud sexy and you can't not move to the beat. This
classy fox has turned to a slutty partygirl. My leather micro skirt is a
scant 14" inches from the hem and shows my shapely thighs, which are encased
in black seamed hose and are suspended by a lacy black garter belt. As I
dance, move and sit the guys at the bar, little suspecting that I am not the
fox I appear to be strain to catch a peek under my scandalously, short skirt
to see what undies a fox would wear on such an occasion. Their efforts
puzzle them, perhaps they have had too much to drink, and this tease has no
panties on. Quickly they avert their eyes and take a hard swallow of their
drink. The music turns slow and dreamy and we find the dance floor. We dance
as one, our hot hard bodies moulded together, swaying to the music. His
hands find my round silky bottom and draw me ever closer. My head rests on
his shoulder and my hot breath bathes his neck and ears. His cock has never
been this hard and he dry humps me on the floor and whispers in my ear what
his plans are for me. One long passionate kiss later, we are in the privacy
of his automobile and on our way home to his apartment. Will either of us
make it, or will we fulfil our needs here and now. My hands are in Steve's
pants circling and fondling his hardon till he's ready to burst. Steve's
hand is running up my silky smooth nylon clad leg, past my skirt hem, past
the hem of my stockings to my bare thighs, fondling my little boy clit till
I'm on the verge of spending my lust. Each of us is able to tease the other
to the brink and not beyond and we somehow make it home, hard, horny and
ready for the "climax" of this remarkable night. We bee line for the
bedroom, put on some sexy music and I begin to dance, swaying to the music
and slowly, provocatively removing my sheer blouse and push up wonder bra
revealing my pert little titties. My nipples are erect and pointy with
excitement. I lovingly caress my breasts and run my hands over my body,
finally wiggling out from that micro skirt, which has barely covered
anything and now doesn't even do that. I stand there ready anxious, clad
only in a garter belt, black seamed stockings and five inch patent heels. My
little cockette stands straight at attention and Steve's eyes and mouth are
watery with lust. He watches all this with an ever increasing need and
removes his cock from his trousers and continues to work its length as I
dance for him. He anxiously awaits what I've promised when we danced
earlier. Slowly I bend and kneel in front of him and he begins kissing &
worshipping my legs. Gradually he unbuttons and removes his shirt, pants and
finally, bikini briefs. My head descends and envelops his anxiously awaiting
cock. My lips form a perfect O as they work up and down. I gently grasp and
fondle his ball sack and continue to drive him to new heights of sexual
excitement. Each time he's about to deliver his load I stop and leave him at
the brink. My sense of timing and ability to prolong the pleasure is
exquisite and agonising at the same time. He begs me for release. At last I
return to the matter at hand and descend greedily again on his throbbing,
ready man meat. My lips work in rhythm with my hands as they move
voraciously on his cock, which is now lodged deeply in my throat. He comes
in spurts that seem never to end; hips bucking to release every drop of
steamy cum down my waiting throat and I miss not one drop. I smile with a
look of contentment as I lick my lips and fingers to make him realise what a
lucky guy he is to have a sissy slut like me for a girlfriend.

The next night Scott meets me in the club. He's obviously been talking to
Steve about me. He's a movie producer & takes me away in a black limousine.
We sit closely together in the back, his arm around my waist & his hand on
my silky knee rubbing slowly backwards & forwards getting higher & higher up
my thighs to the top of my stockings. I let my hand drop into his lap &
slowly start to trace the outline of his obvious boner with my painted red
fingernail. He leans forward & kisses my neck & I ask
Where we are going? He smiles and says
"You'll see."
The car pulls into the circular driveway of large house & we get out, you
helping me step lightly out of the door in my high heels. My blue silk
dress rides up high showing the top of my slinky stockings & the lacy trim
on my blue satin panties. We go up the steps & into a large entrance foyer,
which is dimly lit & packed with people. They are mainly young couples,
handsome men & their pretty young wives or girlfriends, they all turn to
stare at us as we enter. We move among them & he introduces me as Nancy
Lynette. The men are charming and the women smile & tell me how pretty I
look. I smile shyly & thank them. A glass of champagne is placed in my
hands & the introductions continue.
Suddenly, in the distance I hear a slow tone ringing gently & people start
to move toward two large doors. We stay behind until the foyer is empty &
then he turns to me, smiles, & says
My pretty little head is puzzled but I allow him to lead me through the open
doors & into a circular theatre. Everyone is seated around a stage set low
in the middle & on it is the biggest round bed I have ever seen. It's
covered with soft white satin sheets & pillows. A voice comes lowly over
the P.A. system.
"Lady's & Gentlemen, please welcome, Miss Nancy Lynette Lovecock".
The audience claps politely as he leads me forward. I step up daintily in
my heels, my nylons whispering silkily on my long legs as they rub together.
Up the stairs I go onto the stage with him. I can see the smiling faces
of the men & women in the audience through the bright stage lights. He
holds my hand & pull me gently towards him wrapping his strong arms around
me, holding me tightly. I can feel his raging hard on through my soft silk
dress as he presses his lovestick up against my tummy & starts to fondle my
perky little ass, lifting the hem of my dress to slip a finger in my panties
& finger my asshole in front of the crowd. Slowly he finds the top of the
zipper on my dress & pull it down all the way. He steps back to allow the
light soft fabric to float away from my shoulders, over my hips & down to
the floor. I step out & stand there balancing coyly in my white stiletto
high heels, blue bra & panty's, garter belt & stockings. The stage starts
to slowly rotate, inching around allowing us to be viewed from every angle.
The audience murmurs approvingly as they eye my curvy girlyframe, then he
takes my hand & sits me on the edge of the bed. He guides my hand down to
his rock hard fuckweapon as he kisses me deeply. I lovingly squeeze his
ballsack through his pants. Fumbling with the belt & zipper, I finally
release my prize as a 9" piece of fuckmeat springs forward & my bright red
fingertips wrap lovingly round the steely shaft. He releases me long enough
to strip off the rest of his clothing, my hand never leaving that cock
until he returns to press that muscular body against me. Climbing onto the
bed & reclining, one arm behind his head, he leans against the pillows &
beckons me with the other hand. I crawl forward on my hands & knees, my ass
waving seductively in the air, my stiletto heels pointing skyward & my
cockette bulging against the shiny fabric of my panties. I stop in front of
that beautiful fully erect woman pleaser & lick my lips. He points
downwards & I immediately obey, caressing the shaft gently with my fingers &
parting my lips to taste the pearly drop of precum on the smooth, shiny,
blood swollen knobhead. My lips lower all the way over the head & as I look
him in the eye. He nods his head approvingly, signalling me to start. I
begin to bob my head, slowly at first, up & down, taking him deeper with
each movement until every last inch of cock is sliding in & out of painted
mouthpussy. My hungry whore lips grip tenderly on the rigid virginwrecker &
I bat my eyelashes & flash my smuttiest smile at him. Suddenly, he reaches
forward & grabs my hands from his cock. He pulls them behind my back
holding both wrists with one hand & places the other hand behind my head.
It looks for the entire world as if I'm being forced to suck cock. The
truth is, I love every moment as only a slut could as I wait for my warm
salty reward. He has other plans for me though & slowly pulls out of mouth
& lays me down on my back. My arms instinctively fold around his neck as he
begins to caress my silky soft scented body. His hands seem like they are
everywhere at once & my asspussy moistens itself in wanton expectation. My
aching tittynipples spring to life under his loving touch & my cockette
pushes forward in my see through satin panty crotch. I'm in heaven. As I'm
fondled & fingered he slowly removes my panty's leaving them dangling from
one of my ankles. As I look into those eyes & run my long finger nails
through his hair as he runs his hands up my silky nylons and slowly presses
the head of his rock hard cock against the entrance to my puckered pink
trannyhole. The wet precum covered cocktip meets my self-moistened rosebud.
I'm gasping in expectation, begging for cock. Slowly he presses the
swollen cockhead forward until finally the pressure is too much. My little
pink cherryhole pops open and that thick hot pleasurebone slips into me. My
asslips clamp tightly behind the cockhead, gripping the rigid cockshaft as
my silk stocking covered legs wrap themselves around his back, my panties
waving in surrender from one ankle as my high heels lock together drawing
him deeper & deeper inside me. The girls in audience lean forward for a
better look. He slowly moves deeper into my asspussy & begins to lengthen
the stroke, reaming my tight trannytunnel in slow deep rhythmic thrusts.
Every time you he takes a forward stroke I squeal with pleasure & my
trannyasslips cling & suck desperately & lovingly on the retreating
cockpiston when he pulls back to the point where only the knobhead is still
in me. I can't bear the thought of losing that love tool. A momentary
pause & a whimper from my lips before he again plunges deep up my asscrack &
bury your that fleshy dagger up to the hilt in my warm, soft round bumhole.
(Mmmm, Ahh, Squeal, Ohhh, Aahhh, Ooooh, Mmmmm,
As thase swollen balls slam against my satiny smooth asscheeks I make a
little circular motion with my hips & ass to make sure every last millimetre
of cock is seated in me. Oooh what heaven. Another man arrives on stage &
takes my head, turning it gently to the side, presenting his huge fat cock
to my cherry red lips. My moist lips part at the touch of his smooth hot
cockhead allowing the gorgeous piece of meat to slide deep inside my
mouthpussy. I lock my loving red lips onto it leaving red traces of scented
lipstick up & down the beautiful rippled shaft. He places one hand on the
back of my head & gently starts fucking my face. This is ecstasy; I love
being face fucked. I moan softly as they both thrust away at my whore
holes. Out of the corner of my eye I can see two girls recording every
movement & thrust on videotape. The watching crowd cheer as the pace
quickens and the cum begins to rise from your swollen ballsacks. I shudder
in heavenly pleasure, as my tight girlyhole is flooded with hot shots of
sticky baby juice, so much of it that won't all stay inside me. The
pressure forces it back passed you're the thick cockshaft to squirt out
passed my trannycuntlips, gush along my thighs & wet the top of my nylon
stockings. The cock in my mouth explodes seconds later sending wave after
wave of salty love cream down my throat before finally my hungry lips
release the cockhead to allow the last few jets of cum to squirt into my
face and hair. My own tiny little cockette erupts to send a hot shot of
milky girlycum up over my tummy & between my perky little titties. Its all
over my garter belt & bra & we roll together in sticky delight, that
beautiful hard cock still up me. He's kissing me, nibbling my neck & ears,
telling me I'm the best fuck he ever had.
When the cheering and clapping from audience finally die down & the spent
cock slips out my asshole, both of them stand me up, and taking me gently by
the arms, proceed to parade me round the stage for everyone to see. My
knees are wobbly with pleasure & I can hardly stand up in my high stiletto
heels & stockings. The girls in the audience giggle as they point at my
spent little cockette & shaved, perfumed baby balls. I'm shown off to the
cheering onlookers as I stand there in cum soaked splendour. Finally, I'm
brought in front of the girls who are still videotaping. The camera slowly
pans into my pretty, painted, cum splattered face. I smile sweetly, &
swallow the last few drops of cum remaining in my mouth.

Re:Cum Soaked Transvestite Porn Princess (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377786)

Hey editors, be sure to invite this guy to Rob's bachelour party.

Two microsoft OS'es in that close a proximity? (2)

nobodyman (90587) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377720)

This guy sounds like a sadist. Hopefully he grafted a ctrl-alt-delete key on the joysticks.

Oh, and the next guy to even THINK about mentioning a beowulf cluster of these things should die a slow, painful death.

Too bad all the engineering in the world... (1)

piku (161975) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377722)

...couldn't figure out a logical reason for why the hell you would do such a thing.

Heat concerns? (3, Insightful)

Self-Important (460103) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377728)

Even though that Lian Li case is aluminum, I imagine that we're talking about an insane amount of heat that must be dissipated in that cramped little space. How long will this thing last before one of the components dies?

Re:Heat concerns? (1, Troll)

laserjet (170008) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377833)

You are stupid. With a fan or two, this would be no problem. None of these systems get extremely hot.

Re:Heat concerns? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377915)

Thank you for your opinion Einstein, Too bad nobody has asked you for it!

Seseme Street (2, Funny)

DanThe1Man (46872) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377737)

...Xbox, PS2, GameCube and 2600...

One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just dosn't belong.

Warranty? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377746)

Would this... uhh, void my warranty?


Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377765)

I'm Gonna Be Your God
I'm all jacked up
I want you here
In my room I want you dear

And now it's time to bury my face
Between your legs
With my tongue in that special place

Now I'm gonna be your God
Now I'm gonna be your God
I'm gonna be your God

Now I'm ready to close my eyes
To feel that warm deep throat action
Now I'm ready to make you cum
And fuck like dogs all night long

Now I'm gonna be your God
Now I'm gonna be your God
I'm gonna be your fucking God

I'm all jacked up
I want you here
In my room
I want you dear

Now I'm ready to make you cum
And fuck like dogs all night long

I'm gonna be your God
I'm gonna be your God
I'm gonna be your fucking God

PS + PC already working (2)

famazza (398147) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377767)

Built by afrotech [] . Take a look here []

Maybe he can help too. ;o)

I'm buying a GC (2)

WildBeast (189336) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377776)

I have an XBox and I'll be buying a GC to but there's no way I'm gonna risk voiding my warranty so I can have a little fun with the boxes. I can't afford it. I don't like Nintendo's graphics, but they do have some good games.


Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377824)

The PC, Xbox, PS2, GameCube and 2600, Together at Last
Posted by chrisd on Friday April 19, @10:29PM
from the joystick-elbow-makes-my-arm-twinge dept.
The Screen Savers have a story on their website about the building of a single box 2600/PS2/GameCube/Xbox/PC/ NES player. But this is not a mame? box. The builder, Yoshi, dismantled, cut,chopped and belt-sanded the consoles to make them all fit in the same Lian-76 case. I can only imagine how hot this case might get. There is a photo album here. It looks like you'd still need a video switcher to take advantage of this completely. A cool mod for this would be to pack in a wintv card for each console or something.

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Gates: Say No to GPL, Yes to the Microsoft Ecosystem
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @07:59PM
from the sharecropping-for-fun-and-profit dept.
Andy Tai writes "As part of Microsoft's campaign against the GPL, Bill Gates is personally coming to the front line to launch attacks. While speaking at the Government Leadership Conference, Gates argues against spending R&D dollars for GPLed software development. He suggests countries that look to adapt the GPL model are denying "the benefits of an eco-system that has worked extremely well in the United States" and they should copy the system in the US (where Microsoft has an monopoly). He further suggests that source code availability is not generally needed, and when it is needed, Microsoft provides it. Invoking words like "capitalism" and "innovation", Gates argues that free software can exist, but should be like a free unix called "VSB" (probably a transcription error for BSD), without the GPL around it. Gates continues: 'A government can fund research work on BFP, UNIX, and still have commercial companies in their country start off around that type of work. You know, technology policies like biotech -- you only -- if your universities are doing work that can be commercialized, you will have IT jobs in your country. And if they are not, then fine, just say that farming is your thing, or whatever it is. All the taxes will be paid by those guys or something -- I don't know. And the farmers will go home at night and work on the source code.' It is interesting to note that Microsoft is increasingly using the same "ecosystem" arguments for defending itself in the anti-trust trial and attacks on the GPL."

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Community Wireless Networks in the UK
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @06:51PM
from the there-is-no-cat dept.
Some random reader points us to this story about community wireless networking in the UK. Not really any new news, but maybe the publicity will get more people involved. As usual, if you want to set up your own node, you can start at Nocat or PersonalTelco.

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Sun Reconsidering Solaris 9 for x86
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @05:19PM
from the try-debian-anyway dept.
jeffphil writes "This article reports that Sun is meeting with a group of Solaris x86 users called the 'Secret Six.' The group was created to convince Sun to re-examine its previous decision to cancel Solaris on the x86 platform."

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Your Rights Online: On Hacktivism
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @03:47PM
from the mine-eyes-have-seen-the-coming dept.
z84976 writes "Oxblood Ruffin, of cDc fame, has produced a nice article discussing various aspects of hactivism and some of the approaches used by their own Hacktivismo group in supporting freedom (of thought, mainly) on the internet. Check it out over at The Register when you get a chance."

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Review: Creative Labs Video Blaster - Digital VCR
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @02:50PM
from the not-quite-ready-for-prime-time dept.
An anonymous reader sent in a review of Creative's Digital VCR, a TV tuner card supposedly offering functionality similar to a Tivo or ReplayTV dedicated box. From the review, it seems like there are still a few bugs to be worked out.

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Wireless Providers to Pay Universal Service Fees?
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @01:53PM
from the wireless-but-not-taxless dept.
andyo writes "Mailing lists are abuzz with the news that wireless Internet providers may have to pay fees to support plain old telephone service. My own perspective is at the O'Reilly Network." The Universal Service Fees are taxes set up long ago to assure that telephone service was provided to everyone, even people who it would normally be uneconomical to serve. The theory is a good one, the execution maybe not. (Maybe if the fees went towards Universal Broadband?)

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Intel Shows Off 'Banias' Chip for Mobile Devices
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @12:59PM
from the eating-transmeta's-lunch dept.
deano writes "Intel has unveiled the first prototypes of their latest mobile "Banias" processors. The article states Banias systems with the Intel Odem Chipset will come out early 2003 and feature 802.11b. The article also speaks of the new Itanium with a 6Mb cache!"

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Your Rights Online: Hollings Introduces Privacy Bill
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @11:54AM
from the private-is-as-private-does dept.
Dynedain writes "Senator Disney (aka Hollings) is apparently trying to get on techies' good side. ZDnet is reporting he is proposing a bill for 'net privacy' requiring opt-in agreements when companies want to sell 'sensitive' information (medical history, sexual preference, etc.) and opt-out agreements when selling non-sensitive (buying habits). US Chamber of Commerce is opposing this." Another article on Newsbytes notes that there are likely to be several privacy bills floating around, offering different levels of actual protection.

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Revolution OS
Posted by timothy on Friday April 19, @11:00AM
from the magic-of-cinema dept.
Though it's been out for more than a year, most people have not gotten a chance to see Revolution OS; luckily for those who'd like to, a video release is planned for later this year, and for California readers, the screenings page lists four two-night showings over the next several weeks, in Newport Beach, Pasadena, California, Santa Monica, and L.A. Reader AdamBa submits his impressions of the movie (below).

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Net Phones Taking Off in the Third World
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @10:03AM
from the save-a-buck-or-two dept.
dipfan writes "Internet telephone technology is surging in popularity and starting to make a big dent in telephone revenues in the Third World, for a simple reason: cost. A call from Honduras to the US over the net is just 5 or 10 cents a minute at an internet cafe, compared with $1+ a minute through a telco, reports the Washington Post, which compares the situation to the US where internet telephony "is used mostly by college students and geeks" who have the time and energy to install the software."

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Apple: Mac OS X Slow for Web Browsing?
Posted by pudge on Friday April 19, @09:19AM
from the mac-os-x-slow-for-everything dept.
Atryn writes "Wired News has reportedly confirmed user performance complaints in their own tests. From the article: 'That was a conscious decision Apple made,' Mac MSIE project manager Jimmy Grewal said. 'They optimized for user experience rather than raw performance.'" My hunch is that you can take care of many Mac OS X performance issues by logging in as user ">console" ...

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Black Is The New Beige
Posted by michael on Friday April 19, @08:27AM
from the makes-you-look-thinner dept.
An anonymous submitter writes: "Spurred by Apple's innovations and the dangers of commoditization, computer makers are finally moving beyond beige. Rather than exploring diverse ideas, however, they have made a decision reminiscent of the fashionistas: black is the new beige (a NYTimes story)."

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Your Rights Online: Dartmouth Student Invents A Carnivore Leash
Posted by timothy on Friday April 19, @05:18AM
from the now-heel-and-fetch dept.
timdorr writes: "Looks like a student at Dartmouth wants to turn Carnivore into a much more resonable tool according to this Wired article. I'd personally feel a lot less invaded if I knew the system was in place and in this form. Hopefully the government takes notice becuase Carnivore still seems like quite a loophole for our government to exploit."

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Xbox Price Drops For Australia And Europe
Posted by timothy on Friday April 19, @01:29AM
from the wottaboggin dept.
wallitron writes: "Due to slow sales in Australia, Microsoft is looking to drop the price of it's XBox to $399 (around $200US). With a fast CPU, wizzy graphics card, ethernet, DVD and TV out, it would be a handy thing in the living room if it ran a real OS. At that price it seems good value. Check out the article on the price drop." There are price drops in Europe, too.

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Your Rights Online: Government Internet Surveillance Up
Posted by michael on Thursday April 18, @10:39PM
from the sky's-the-limit dept.
Harvey Manfrenjensenton writes "According to this story at Newhouse News Service, the assault on Americans' rights known as the Patriot Act, passed by Congress in October, has produced results that are as disturbing -- and rampant -- as could have been anticipated. Law enforcement used to need a court order to tap your phone, read your mail, etc. Now they just need a whim. ISP's and Telcos can barely keep up with the volume of requests by Feds wanting to read your email." EFF's analysis of the Patriot Act is good reading.

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but...but...Amiga (1)

blank (1140) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377837)

It would be great if there was also an amiga toaster in there too. i'd rather have that in their than an X-BOX. or better yet, a BeBox or one of the cube macs. yes, i know they lack games, but you can still play pong or GLpong on them. =)

So where's the clock radio? (1)

catwh0re (540371) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377846)

no conglomerate piece of electronics is complete without a clock radio!

Re:So where's the clock radio? (1)

i_am_nitrogen (524475) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378031)

No clock radio? xdaliclock and xmms!

C'mon (2)

_ph1ux_ (216706) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377885)

doesnt this kid read /. - that case should be black & with neon lights and a window so I can see all the innards

Comments.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377898)

1. Very good job was done putting all the machines in one.
2. Tech tv should be showing more about linux.
3. So far they have pretty good shows but they are windows oriented. How about starting to educating people, not only about linux but also about the GPL and open source in general.
4. The show that i liked the most, Silicon Spin, they moved it somehow in some weird hours and i can not watch it anymore. Hey TECH TV PEOPLE: I want Silicon Spin back at 9:30pm or 10:00 pm and make it longer than 30 minutes.

Silicon Spin/O'Reilly Factor (1)

hackwrench (573697) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378231)

I keep thinking how similar those two shows are, and how ironic it is that a show called Spin and a show that claims to have no spin could be so similar.

That's a change. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#3377900)

Normally this guy only copies what others have done on slashdot (ala the flourinert CPU submerging), this time he is on slashdot for something he did. Interesting switch.

the outcome? (1)

booyaka (563501) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377957)

Whats the fucking point of all this? does this create a console that is hacked enough to play any game format inserted into it? if not, who gives a shit how people can rearrange thier wasted money. What would really be worth a try would be modding a console to read other console's CDs. Something like lindows for the gaming world.

Any one else annoyed at Rob (1)

BadlandZ (1725) | more than 12 years ago | (#3377985)

Anyone else a little annoyed at the shameless and meaningless plug for Rob M's own "game console" that obvously shows he has more time and money on his hands than the rest of us do?

Granted, this is a somewhat interesting story, with the SlashDot staff promotion omitted. But, is't this something any /.'er half a brian and some PC assembly under our belt could have done as good or better with a nice rackmount case, the hardware, some wire, and some time?

Re:Any one else annoyed at Rob (1)

dangermouse (2242) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378145)

No, not really. No.

I don't begrudge anyone time, money, or a shiny game cabinet. Why do you?

Can't resist (Sooo offtopic) (1)

dmomo (256005) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378061)

All your consoles are belong to us.

Ugly monster box (1)

phwiffo (139975) | more than 12 years ago | (#3378214)

Wow, what a great way to wreck many great consoles at once.

I doubt that monstrosity will last long without breaking somehow.

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