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The Case For Lousy Passwords

Deslack Re:Password keychains? (343 comments)

They couldn't. They'd have to enter a confirmation code you'd receive via SMS.

more than 4 years ago

All-Analog DIY Segway Project

Deslack The Tilting Handlebar (141 comments)

Maneuvering the Segfault would be awkward due to that. It shouldn't be that hard to move the switch and make it steer like a bicycle's steering handlebar, which isn't that hard to do at all.

But all in all, they've made the Segway-like device simpler, thus cheaper and easier to manufacture and service. We'll have stuff like this as christmas presents soon enough.

more than 4 years ago

Japan Begins Recycling Rare Earth Metals From Electronics

Deslack Re:Goes to show how much of recycling is a gimmick (168 comments)

same as pcs, the motherboard needs to be well made, but the casing and rest of the metal for the box can be recycled metals.

To my experience, among the most short-lived components in a PC are the motherboards and hard drives. For hard drives, it may be inevitable, being mechanical and all but motherboards? it's beyond me.

more than 4 years ago

OpenOffice.org Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

Deslack Fold Go-oo back in, please. (648 comments)


Better support for Open Office XML, whether we like it or not, is critical if we're thinking serious competition against Microsoft Office.

more than 4 years ago

Debian Elevates KFreeBSD Port to First-Class Status

Deslack Re:OK (376 comments)

Linux is trademarked.

Linux Mark Institute, exclusive licensor of the Linux trademark on behalf of its owner, Linus Torvalds.


more than 5 years ago

The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

Deslack Re:this seems like the "TiVo" situation to me (782 comments)

Charging, say, $500 wouldn't be legal, because there's no way it costs that much to send out a CD.

If you're delivering the software yourself into a really remote place?

Charging any amount is legal. But people have the choice to get it from you, or from somebody else. It is fair.

more than 5 years ago

The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

Deslack Re:Yes (782 comments)

It doesn't prevent people from creating GPL'ed apps that work only on a $100 Windows platform...

If the source is available, then it's your right to distribute. How you distribute it, it is up to your own capability (the fee required to submit the app into the App Store) and media (internet fees, paper, CDs, etc).

more than 5 years ago

Ask Blizzard Employees About Things That Matter

Deslack Re:Starcraft II on a Table Top? (504 comments)

But it is always a cool thing to try, the problem is that a mouse is easier to move than your hands.

With what do you move your mouse? Telekinesis?

more than 6 years ago


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Kurast gets its dose of Kernelwamba!

Deslack Deslack writes  |  more than 11 years ago

This is my first journal entry since... well, let's say it was a long, long time ago. I decided to post mine on /. mainly because:

  1. I have an account on /. for nearly 3 years now. (Look ma, 48390 out of 600,000+ accounts! I'm damn 1337!)
  2. They've been providing this journal thingy for over a year already.
  3. I don't have the time to code and maintain my own weblog.
  4. Good, free webhosting (F2S was one good one, with bannerless free host that features MySQL, PHP and all... it was sad to see them go) is scarce nowadays. I may, however, sign up with a paid hosting service and get myself a domain and all... we'll see.

Back to business. My router machine, kurast (named after a realm in Diablo 2) gets 2.4.22, which was announced a few days ago. Oh, in case you were wondering...


  • Intel Pentium Processor running at 166MHz
  • 48MB 60ns EDO DRAM
  • Quantum Bigfoot CY HDD, 2.1GB
  • S3 ViRGE (325) Video Adapter (most of the time unused, but it's there just in case.)
  • A generic 10/100 Realtek 8139C NIC (hub)
  • A 3Com 3C905B-TX 10/100 NIC (external ADSL modem)
  • A Baby-AT, PCPartner Motherboard with Intel's 430FX "Triton" chipset.
  • A 3.5" 1.44MB floppy drive that I rarely use.

It runs a stripped-down version of Red Hat Linux 8.0, with no X, GNOME, KDE or whatsoever installed. Just the necessities. Samba, BIND, Apache, the DHCP and Linux's iptables were set up on this machine. It's a server that does the basic routing needs (so I can hook up virtually unlimited computers to share my internet connection.)

Bah, back to work, back to work!

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