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WRT54G Successor Falls Flat On Promises

Benanov Re:related: DD-WRT (113 comments)

That's DD-WRT. OpenWRT is a fork (I forget which came first).

Different projects.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Free and Open Source Apps For Android?

Benanov Re:Exercise in Futility (134 comments)

And actually, F-Droid *works* for that scenario. You can run your own repo, so you can back up your .APKs to that.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Free and Open Source Apps For Android?

Benanov F-Droid is pretty much all you need, too. (134 comments)

All the other comments really just sort of become unnecessary when you consider the capability of F-Droid.

You can run your own repos with it, it's not just a gateway to the website.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Free and Open Source Apps For Android?

Benanov Not quite (134 comments)

It's not an "appstore" unless by "store" you mean "repository" instead of "shop" - F-Droid is more accurately a repository client, that ships with the F-Droid FLOSS Repository pre-configured.

You can run your OWN repository; some people use this to back up purchased .APKs, as F-Droid supports versioning.

about a year and a half ago

School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

Benanov Re:videogames are like #3 or lower on that list (1168 comments)

The media never gets it right. The only rifle that uses a "clip" is the M1 Garand. Count the times people say "clip". The AR-15 isn't an assault rifle, it's semi-auto.

about 2 years ago

Lenovo UEFI Bug Only Likes Windows and RHEL

Benanov Re:Walled gardening with impunity (162 comments)

Sony attempted to do this with their Playstation 2 (and the Playstation 3) in order to work around taxes, not because they actually wanted it general purpose.

about 2 years ago

U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

Benanov MD - voted early on Friday (821 comments)

Short line, less than 15 minutes and only one dude holding a sign outside my polling place. Voted around 20:00, I guess.

Was able to laugh and happily ignore the last 5 days of attack ads, mailings, people begging on social media to vote one way or the was nice. Very nice. I'd do it again.

about 2 years ago

RockBox + Refurbished MP3 Players = Crowdsourced Audio Capture

Benanov Um, why use WAV? (66 comments)

Wavpack (.wv) is fully supported on the Fuze (with Rockbox obviously), I figure I would also be useful on the Clip. It's a royalty-free lossless compression format, and beats the shit out of .WAV

about 2 years ago

David Lowery On the Ethics of Music Piracy

Benanov What a broad brush. (713 comments)

The moron posts one form 990 and suddenly the entire Free Culture movement is corporate funded? What a moron.

more than 2 years ago

Humble Indie Bundle V Released

Benanov I know the waste of money. (145 comments)

Things that worked for me, on either Ubuntu 10.10 or Debian 6.0.5. I have an R300 card, and use the free drivers.

Worked: World of Goo, Lugaru HD, Aquaria (both builds), Osmos (music stutters), Revenge of the Titans, Cortex Command, Frozen Synapse, VVVVVV, Steel Storm, Dungeons of Dredmor (after much patching!), Gish (both builds), Penumbra: Overture, Machinarium (wrapped Flash), SpaceChem (.NET), Trauma (wrapped Flash), Hammerfight (really shitty with a trackball; had to use bluetooth mouse), Night Sky, And Yet It Moves, Frozen Synapse, Defcon, Jamestown, Voxatron, Atom Zombie Smasher (.NET), Binding of Isaac (wrapped Flash), Blocks That Matter, Chocolate Castle, Zen Puzzle Gardens, Jasper's Journeys.

Didn't work well: Braid, Darwinia, Crayon Physics Deluxe (bad fonts on Ubuntu, didn't try Debian)

Never tried: Uplink, Multiwinia

Never could run: Samorost 2, Trine, Shadowgrounds, Shadowgrounds Survivor, Jack Claw, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, CaveStory+, Shank, Super Meat Boy (buggy as sin)

I guess I got my money's worth?

more than 2 years ago

Humble Indie Bundle V Released

Benanov Cross platform via flash (145 comments)

And Samarost & Machinarium were wrapped flash. I have never actually played Samarost.

more than 2 years ago

Humble Indie Bundle V Released

Benanov No Linux support (145 comments)

None of those bundles even care about Linux support.

HIB at least does, even if sometimes it's WINE bottles or Adobe AIR. (And they are getting a considerable amount of flak for that too, because that shit is not acceptable.)

more than 2 years ago

Cops Can Crack an iPhone In Under Two Minutes

Benanov Strawman (375 comments)

You can call 911 without entering your pattern/passcode on Android.

more than 2 years ago

Chief Replicant Dev On Building a Truly Free Android

Benanov Even closer (113 comments)

Replicant starts where CyanogenMod left off. It ships with most of the CM tweaks, and then adds in things like F-Droid, which is an Android Free Software repository client.

more than 2 years ago

White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd

Benanov Make the right one (765 comments)

I suggest starting the "right" one then. You push it to slashdot & reddit, that might be enough to get the ball rolling.

more than 2 years ago

Pixel Qi Screens are for Laptops and Tablets, Not Just OLPC (Video)

Benanov Seriously, Flash? On Slashdot? (82 comments)

Is there any way we can get this video in a non-proprietary format? Uploading it to YouTube would be sufficient.

more than 2 years ago

Illegal To Take a Photo In a Shopping Center?

Benanov Amazing (544 comments)

Only the Dutch would come up with the idea of using this force for good. :)

more than 2 years ago

An $80 Open Source Chemical Analyzer

Benanov Is WinAVR really required? (51 comments)

Any Free Software that can compile the device firmware?

about 3 years ago


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Wow, a journal entry!

Benanov Benanov writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I forgot I had this hidden blog. Perhaps I'll update here at some point?

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