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Spectrum Vega: A Blast From the Past

Centurix Re:The thing that made the Sinclairs popular ... (110 comments)

Exactly. Ultimate have a long history of actively denying and taking down tape images and snapshots of their games. No Knigtlore, Underworld, Jetpac, Sabrewulf, Alien8 etc.

about two weeks ago
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iOS 8 Review

Centurix Re: Keyboard (216 comments)

Frustrating. I had to setup a friends iPad to connect to a network, couldn't easily tell if I was typing upper-case or lower-case for each character. Took a couple of attempts before realising that the keys don't change case on the screen keyboard.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Centurix Re:Dial up can still access gmail (334 comments)

This is a fair statement. Although I must chip in to state that the off-line gmail app for Chrome does a really nice job to cover that gap.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

Centurix Re:Off-site backups and Plex (268 comments)

This is a great solution. I'd have to add that Plex supports sync into whatever cloud system you have as well. You select which content you want duplicated and it takes care of the rest.

I did the same as the original poster, converting lots of VHS and other dead media as best I could. Installing Sickbeard, NZBGet, Couch Potato, Headphones and a torrent server it's become quite a thing to behold. Using Plex with a couple of Chromecasts around the house really makes things easy. Chromecast and Plex get along with each other in a brilliant way. Best $35 ever spent. Even with the Netflix, HBO Go, iPlayer and a ton of other apps that just work.

about 3 months ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Centurix Apple KNOWS what its users want (610 comments)

They know that ALL their users are U2 fans. Every. Single. One.

And from this point on, if someone says they bought an iPhone you can say to their face that they are U2 fans, even if they deny it. Because Apple SAYS they are U2 fans, and to them that is the word of their god.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Centurix Re:MAME (382 comments)

That's without the CHD's, add another 250+GB

about 4 months ago
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Credit Card Breach At P.F. Chang's

Centurix Re:Why are these numbers stored? (117 comments)

Exactly, there's no law to prohibit anyone from storing CC information, just a strong suggestion not to. Best practice preaches PCI/DSS compliance, but really it's the CC schemes that are broken. The schemes represent a compromise between convenience and 'security'. Here's an interesting Twitter stream: Need A Debit Card?, some even post photographs of both sides of the card and then wonder why their accounts are empty.

about 6 months ago
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BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US

Centurix Re:What is MPGe supposed to mean? (258 comments)

Lightweights, I use FPHe: Furlongs per Hogshead equivalent...

about 8 months ago
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OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive

Centurix Re:It'll be fun to watch. (197 comments)

InfiniteImprobabilityDrive, all you files become pictures of whales and petunias.

about a year ago
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How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won

Centurix Re:Use public DNS (181 comments)

Nope, even using Google's DNS won't save you: ISP's hijack DNS that aren't theirs

For me I had to use DNSMASQ on my router and add: bogus-nxdomain=209.222.14.3 to stop Telstra from "helping" my DNS requests when using 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4...

about a year ago
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USAF Almost Nuked North Carolina In 1961 – Declassified Document

Centurix Makes we wonder about Japan and the nukes deployed (586 comments)

Maybe the two that the US dropped on Japan were the only two which detonated successfully? If generals are really that gung-ho about this stuff, then I don't call two bombs "Bombing the shit out of Japan"...

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Starting From Scratch After a Burglary?

Centurix Buy a wooden shack (770 comments)

By a wooden shack in the forest, wear a hoodie, write cryptic letters to local, state and federal government, learn how to make pipe bombs and wait.

about 2 years ago
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Ants Use Sound To Communicate

Centurix Ant minions! (36 comments)

All I need is a comb.

fetch me a beer from the fridge *strokes comb*

about 2 years ago
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Valve and JJ Abrams Collaborating On Half-Life, Portal Movies

Centurix How about a new kind of film (208 comments)

It'll be a tag-team effort, each cut frame directed by different directors in rotation:

JJ Abrahms then Ewe Bol followed by Stephen Spielberg and then George Lucas. Over, and over again. It'll be like some kind of assisted suicide for theatre goers.

about 2 years ago
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Valve and JJ Abrams Collaborating On Half-Life, Portal Movies

Centurix Re:But why abrahms? (208 comments)

Why Abrahms? To stop Ewe Boll from making it.

about 2 years ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Centurix Re:Leave the units alone (909 comments)

My pint it lead you insensitive clod!

about 2 years ago
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Steve Jobs' Yacht Impounded In Amsterdam

Centurix Re:"Valued"? (221 comments)

Plumb bows are terrible in rough weather, they tend to pull down into swell. The increased water line does improve speed though.

about 2 years ago
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Australian Police Warn That Apple Maps Could Get Someone Killed

Centurix Seriously? Mildura isn't exactly that remote. (452 comments)

I drive through there more than twice a year across the back of NSW up to the top of Queensland. Take the old Land Cruiser running LPG that way as there are gas stations along the A20 that have LPG at the pump. If I'm not driving that then I'd head up to Broken Hill then the drive through Bourke to Lightning Ridge. Be prepared, take an EPIRB, water, blankets, spare clothing and a spare battery + fuel. Great drive.

about 2 years ago

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John McCarthy, creator of LISP closes his last par

Centurix Centurix writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Centurix writes "The creator of Lisp and arguably the father of modern artificial intelligence, John McCarthy, died today. He studied mathematics with the famous John Nash at Princeton and, notably, held the first “computer-chess” match between scientists in the US and the USSR. He transmitted the moves by telegraph."
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