Bethesda: We Can't Make Dawnguard Work On the PS3
You know that 4GB, 120GB, 250GB, and 320GB in the Xbox 360 model names? Those are HDD sizes (or Flash in the case of the 4GB model).
You know that the first generation of Xbox 360 also came in a version without storage? Also, game developers were required to always make their games playable on any Xbox, including the ones without storage. This caused quite a few headaches to some developers.
Dutch ISP Discovers 140,000 Customers With Default Password
KPN didn't discover it themselves. An ICT company did (accidentally even), and reported the flaw to an IT site (webwereld.nl) instead of contacting KPN directly.
Dutch link: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/82955/kpn-maakt-blunder-met-standaardwachtwoord-z-adsl-accounts.html and http://webwereld.nl/nieuws/111057/140-000-kpn-adsl-accounts-lek-door-welkom01-fail.html
Wozniak's Original System Description of the Apple ][
A vibrator is sleek, metallic, vibrates, and can be shoved up your ass. That's completely different from an iPhone which is sleek, metallic, vibrates, and can be-
Mother of god.
I think you're holding it wrong.
Unblocking The Pirate Bay the Hard Way Is Fun
Ah yes... I recall being unable to download a patch for the first Deus Ex game years ago, for the same reason. *sigh*
Microsoft: Macs 'Not Safe From Malware, Attacks Will Increase'
Not only that: this particular exploit doesn't even work any more in Lion. Only Snow Leopard and earlier.
Fraunhofer IIS Demos Full-HD Voice Over LTE On Android
Keep in mind, part of the reason for the white paper is that they want to sell their newest 79xx series VOIP phones.
True, but those phones have been around for at least 4 years now. In fact, the whole 79xx-range is being phased out, in favour of the 69xx and 99xx series. G.722 does sound very crispy though. Made a test call back then on two phones supporting it, and I remember being amazed at how clear the sound was. I did not expect it could and would make such a difference. In speakermode, it was almost as if the person was sitting next to me.
Inventor of the Modern Pinball Machine Dies At 100
Missing a ball should not be a problem... TAF should have 3 balls. Altough most games are designed pretty well so that balls should rarely get stuck, it is always possible. It can't be gone though, it should be somewhere, if not above the playing field then below it. Have you opened the machine?
The good thing about pinball games is that as long as the playing field itself is in good condition, anything can be fixed or replaced. If none of the solenoids fire up, it sounds like a blown fuse.
What I like about the later games, and only discovered after I owned my own TAF, is how clever the software and diagnostics are. If a switch on the playfield hasn't been hit in the last 50 games, it is considered broken. If it is stuck-on, it is considered broken too. Either way, the software is programmed to work around it, and still provide a playable game. If no switch is thrown during a game for x seconds, it assumes the ball is stuck somewhere, and fires all solenoids one by one, attempting to kick the ball somewhere. If a switch is flagged as broken, the display shows a small dot behind the credits counter ("Credits: 0." instead of "Credits: 0"), so operators can see at a glance if a machine needs service or not. Also, like many electrical devices in that era, they came with full electric diagrams. The electronic components are all before everything became SMD, so it's still possible to do basic circuit board repair yourself.
Yes, I love my machine, and am sad they have just about disappeared. Stern is afaik the only manufacturer left, but I'm not a huge fan of their games, altough Lord of the Rings was pretty cool. If you're interested, visit the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, with over 150 working machines. Bring tons of quarters.
Inventor of the Modern Pinball Machine Dies At 100
He outlived his creation... Pinball machines are almost nowhere to be found any more. Unfortunately those photoplay machines offered more variety in gameplay and less maintenance (not to mention way less floorspace), replacing pinballs almost worldwide.
I find pinball machines (especially the later ones, from the solid state era) a perfect blending of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, art, and game.
As a proud owner of an Addams Family machine, I can only think of Anjelica Huston's sampled voice saying "Rest in peace" after draining the final ball.
Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Pirate Bay
BREIN took some (small) ISPs to court to get blocking orders, and won.
Xs4all and Ziggo are not "some (small) ISPs". Ziggo is the largest cable internet provider, and Xs4all is owned by KPN, the largest telephony provider and one of the largest DSL providers. It's no coincidence these two providers were sued. BREIN aimed high.
Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Pirate Bay
I would like to personally apologize on behalf of my country, its legislators, and its judicial system.
Personally, yet AC? Tsk, tsk.
Frankly, I am embarrassed. Additionally, I have canceled my xs4all subscription. Xs4all - ironically known for holding the privacy and freedoms of its users in high regard - complied with this nonsensical court order and has since blocked thepiratebay.org.
I'm not quite sure what's happening with this country (and I suppose the rest of the world as well), but I know it's not good.
Xs4all didn't really have a choice, now did they? Disobeying a court order is not a smart move, and if you keep disobeying, you lose.
By cancelling your subscription, you are punishing the wrong party, and have only demonstrated you are a freeloader. The least you could have done, was to wait for the appeal. Both Xs4all and Ziggo have announced they will appeal.
Syndicate Reboot Coming Next Year
...if the remake is a different genre than the original? Syndicate was no fps...
Apple Criticized For Not Blocking Stolen Certs
At the request of the Dutch government, Microsoft is delaying the update in the Netherlands (home of DigiNotar) until next week, to avoid confusion (and to buy the government more time to roll out new certs).
I feel much safer now, knowing our government has the power to stop Microsoft from rolling out security updates in a country.
Rogue SSL Certs Issued For CIA, MI6, Mossad
Uh, it pretty much already happened.
(That is, Microsoft, Google, Mozilla, etc., have dropped them, the various logistics are shaking out as we speak.)
Except... in the Netherlands, where DigiNotar is operating from. The government has demanded Microsoft in the Netherlands to delay the rollout of this patch, because it would cause too many problems for users, and because they need more time themselves to get all certificates replaced.
Dutch article about this, including a link to the preliminary report about DigiNotar, here: http://tweakers.net/nieuws/76587/overheid-dwingt-bij-microsoft-vertraagde-windows.html
Sony To Sell 3D Head-Mounted Display
Is this just a wearable 3D display? I mean, in the article i see no mention of any head-tracking sensors... Not sure how it would feel to *not* see the image change when i turn my head...
External Thunderbolt Graphics Card On Its Way
With one cable connection, your MacBook gets network, sound, firewire, USB and power(!), all via your external Display. No need to attach a second cable.
No power. That is supplied through, eh, a second cable.
Ask Slashdot: Overcoming Convention Hall Wi-Fi Interference?
Aruba. Their simplest controller already has the feature to take down networks, altough i'm not sure if it can do so automatically.
Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion, Updates Air
It's a nice thing to have the option of hiding it in certain situations on a desktop or laptop screen, but to have it as your only option is questionable.
It *is* an option. They hide by default, but can be turned on permanently.
Moon Dust Back In NASA's Hands
Yeah, but wasn't this the stuff that killed Cave Johnson?
Why Classic Video Game Revamps Must Disappoint
I am not afiliated with them in any way, but have you tried www.ultimarc.com? They sell all kinds of controllers and interfaces for the DIY arcade cabinet. I only bought two sticks and a dozen of buttons from them for a cabinet i built for my employer's cantina at the time, so i have no experience on the spinners they sell, but perhaps it's worth checking out.
I still plan on building a home console (atom or i3 based) with a self-built retro-looking controller, for my kids to experience the games i played yesteryear.
Skype Forcing Mac Users To Upgrade Client
You can use TM to get it back... And then what? Hope the mechanism that automatically updates the program doesn't kick in *this* time? Do you also rewind sports games, and hope that the goalie saves the ball this time?
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