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David X. Cohen Talks About Futurama's New Season

CCFreak2K Re:Penalty: Intentional Grounding. (246 comments)

King of the Hill was a nice exception to this. It got its own series finale, even though IMO it wasn't 100% necessary.

more than 4 years ago

Massive Phishing Campaign Hits Multiple Email Services

CCFreak2K Re:Ban them. (183 comments)

As AC put it earlier (and got a 0 for it), phishing means everyone listed actually used their e-mail accounts at the time. What you're thinking of is if the databases of these services were somehow cracked...which is not the case.

more than 4 years ago

Hidden Fees Discovered For "Free" Windows 7 Upgrade

CCFreak2K Re:Get rid of Vista for $17? (406 comments)

There's also the technical aspect: unlike Linux, Windows isn't a moving platform. If you make it work in Windows 2000, for example, it continues to work in Windows XP, Windows Vista, and so on, up to a point. Take a piece of Linux software in 2001, where you have only the binaries and not the source (Tribes 2, as an example), and it's generally hit-or-miss, usually having something to do with which version of glibc you have versus which the binary was linked against. I can't say the same for any other OS, save for Mac OS, due to lack of knowledge knowledge and experience with them.

more than 4 years ago

Aussie Data Centres Brace For Dust Storm Barrage

CCFreak2K Re:c-c-c-c (148 comments)

Living in California, I'd have to say that the "more fires" thing isn't JUST climate change; it's also a result of overgrowth. Fires burn out the vegetated areas, and they regrow. Every year it doesn't, the danger grows higher (I was temporarily displaced by this one actually). The San Joaquin valley, though...that's probably turning into a desert, and probably for the same reason as the dust bowl.

more than 4 years ago

Activision Wants To Bring Guitar Hero To Arcades

CCFreak2K Re:What took 'em so long? (75 comments)

Bemani machines are most frequently found on the west coast, especially California, although I think Washington also has a fair number of machines.

more than 5 years ago

Activision Wants To Bring Guitar Hero To Arcades

CCFreak2K Re:Already there (75 comments)

That pretty much goes for any Konami bemani game. Half are usually in-house as you say (anything by Naoki, for example), and the other half tend to be covers, although most if not all of the covers come from the Dancemania collection of albums (and there's a lot), and I'd say about 80% of THOSE in themselves are covers.

more than 5 years ago

Oops! Missed One Fix — Windows Attacks Under Way

CCFreak2K Re:WordPad exploitable? (292 comments)

Properly implement sudo (kdesudo, etc.) in a version of Windows that doesn't suck and I might.

Wish granted. (Yes I know Windows Vista isn't affected, but the capability you asked for is there.)

more than 5 years ago

Optimizing Linux Use On a USB Flash Drive?

CCFreak2K Journalling (137 comments)

I'm surprised no one mentioned this (or maybe someone has and it's just under my threshold), but not using a journalling filesystem can help tremendously. Having a whole system on a flash-based USB mass storage media formatted and mounted as ext3 is a great way to make sure the only bottleneck you'll ever have is disk I/O.

more than 5 years ago

Dell Colludes With RIAA, Disables Stereo Mix

CCFreak2K Re:Next Story: (377 comments)

Yep. Video overlay. This occurs for pretty much any video in any video player that uses overlays. No conspiracy there.

more than 6 years ago



Slackware 12.2 Released

CCFreak2K CCFreak2K writes  |  more than 5 years ago

CCFreak2K (930973) writes "Slackware 12.2 has been released after just over a half year. From the front page of

Yes folks, 'tis the season to announce a new release of Slackware. With a shiny new kernel, many package updates, and the newly added ability to install from a Samba share, we bring to you the latest in the stable Slackware 12.x series. Slackware 12.2 ships with the Linux kernel, the Xorg 1.4.2 X server (with many driver, library, and application updates), Xfce 4.4.3, KDE 3.5.10, simplified wired and wireless networking with wicd in /extra, package upgrade management with slackpkg moved into the main tree, support for non-usb-storage digital cameras through libgphoto2, pm-utils (tools to support suspend and hibernate through HAL), and much, much more. This release brings the system up-to-date without compromising stability or compatibility with the 12.x series.

More details may be found in the official announcement.


A Virtual World from a Collection of Images

CCFreak2K CCFreak2K writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CCFreak2K (930973) writes "The CrazyLeaf Design blog has an article on a very cool piece of technology called PhotoSynth. In a nutshell, it gathers many images together of a related subject (for example, the Empire State building) and creates a virtual space that can be explored using only the images it gathered. Here is a link to the video on the original web site, and here is the link to the appropriate Microsoft Research page."

CCFreak2K CCFreak2K writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CCFreak2K (930973) writes "ars technica has an article on cGrid, "the real-time P2P punisher." The software is touted as having the ability to precisely track P2P and P2P-like activity and, more importantly, instantly revoke network access from offenders. The software seems to be targetted at educational institutions, where punishment for P2P activity is anything but swift."

CCFreak2K CCFreak2K writes  |  more than 7 years ago

CCFreak2K (930973) writes "Slackware 11 has been officially released, just over a year after Slackware 10.2 became available. Software available with Slackware 11 includes KDE 3.5, Mozilla Seamonkey 1.0.5 and X11R6 6.9. As usual, ISOs are available through BitTorrent and FTPs, packages can be synced through FTPs, and you can always buy a copy."



Tag system is stupid.

CCFreak2K CCFreak2K writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Find any article. 9 out of 10 times, if it has a "fud" tag, it'll also have a "notfud" tag.

If you open your mind, people will throw a lot of garbage into it.

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