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New US Atomic Clock Goes Live

HunterZ Re:So... (127 comments)

I want to know that same thing, but for the cluster of ntpd servers running on my LAN.

about 10 months ago

Teach Your Router New Tricks With DD-WRT

HunterZ Re:Burn in hell, Sveasoft / James Ewing (257 comments)

I think it's ironic that after everyone got pissed off at Sveasoft and flocked to DD-WRT, DD-WRT started pulling shenanigans with source code availability as well.

I only run and recommend Tomato (and variants) now, unless you are wanting to set up a non-WDS wireless bridge or repeater.

more than 3 years ago

Teach Your Router New Tricks With DD-WRT

HunterZ Re:Tomato (257 comments)

TomatoUSB is a bit stale now too, but someone named Toastman is continuing to improve his own fork of it: http://tomatousb.org/forum/t-379538/new-toastman-builds

I like that it comes with some good out-of-the-box QoS settings, although they're perhaps a bit harsh for a small home LAN.

more than 3 years ago

Wikipedia and the History of Gaming

HunterZ Re:Wikia (240 comments)

Sulu, right?

Not sure, let's check Wikipedia.

Oh, right.

about 4 years ago

Final Fantasy I and II Are Coming To the iPhone and iPod Touch

HunterZ Re:That IS Cecil (142 comments)

Huh? That facebook/chillze picture clearly shows the characters from FF2j.

about 5 years ago

Framerates Matter

HunterZ Re:Same with audio... (521 comments)

What does "signal below" mean? My understanding (which may have eroded over time) was that a digital sample of an analog signal can only accurately encode signal frequencies up to half of the sampling rate. Thus, if you can hear frequencies above 22050Hz then you should be able to hear the difference between a 44.1kHz sampling and, say, a 48kHz sampling of a source sound with frequencies above 22.05kHz.

about 5 years ago

Comcast the Latest ISP To Try DNS Hijacking

HunterZ Old news (352 comments)

WTF, this is old news! There's even a link to the month-old story in the "related stories" box below the summary. Why is Slashdot posting a freakout story that makes it sound like it just came out of nowhere all of a sudden?

more than 5 years ago

China Bans Gold Farming

HunterZ Screenshots... (293 comments)

Screenshots or it didn't happen!

more than 5 years ago

Nielsen Recommends Not Masking Passwords

HunterZ Screen scraping (849 comments)

Lots of people are knocking TFA's suggestion due to over-the-shoulder vulnerability, but with the proliferation of malware I'd be more worried about malicious software screen scraping an unmasked password.

more than 5 years ago

I prefer to work ...

HunterZ Obligatory (392 comments)

I don't have a door at work, you insensitive clod!

(yay cubicles)

more than 5 years ago

Sarah Connor Chronicles — Why It Died

HunterZ Logistics failure (834 comments)

I ended up not getting into the show because by the time I heard about it (yeah, I don't watch much TV) Fox wasn't hosting the first few episodes on their web site any more. It's not worth trying to jump into the middle of a strong story arc driven show like that (which was the problem with Babylon 5 as well, which I didn't get around to watching until around 4-5 years ago).

Story arc series like this are doomed (despite often being much deeper) because they can never hope to gain significant ratings after leaving behind people who didn't start watching from the beginning.

more than 5 years ago

French Assembly Adopts 3-Strikes Bill

HunterZ Re:Sad. (343 comments)

Where are mod points when you need them!

more than 5 years ago

Debian Switching From Glibc To Eglibc

HunterZ Re:The problem isn't GLIBC. It's Ulrich Drepper. (565 comments)

My favorite part is when someone tries to defend him and gets yelled at too:

------- Additional Comment #26 From Ulrich Drepper 2008-07-08 03:28 -------

Stop reopening the bug. And this is also no discussion forum. Go somewhere else.

------- Additional Comment #27 From Paul Wankadia 2008-07-08 04:48 -------

I concur, Ulrich. This bug has been discussed to death and only the trolls are
reopening it. If anyone wishes to "me too" this bug, please open a new bug.

------- Additional Comment #28 From Ulrich Drepper 2008-07-08 05:08 -------

Stop commenting.

more than 5 years ago

OIN Posts Details of Microsoft's Anti-Tom Tom Patents

HunterZ Irony? (65 comments)

It would be delightfully ironic if Microsoft's use of these patents to troll Tom Tom results in those same patents being invalidated.

more than 5 years ago

Opting Out Increases Spam?

HunterZ A better question (481 comments)

A better Ask Slashdot question would have been: "how can I forge bounce messages so that they think my email address is invalid?"

more than 5 years ago

New CASMOBOT Lawnmower Controlled By a Wiimote

HunterZ Wiimote fad? (81 comments)

What's with this fad of making everything controllable by a Wiimote? It's losing it's charm. Maybe I should stop reading Hack a Day: http://hackaday.com/category/wii-hacks/ :p

more than 5 years ago

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Shrinking

HunterZ 2010 (270 comments)

We should see if we can get the Russians to take US scientists along on a ship next year to investigate.

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Launches User Achievements

HunterZ Hilarious (1582 comments)

Much more funny than fake news posts.

more than 5 years ago



Apple breaks app, forces dev to pay for support

HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 3 years ago

HunterZ writes "It looks like Apple removed an audio decoding feature (AMR) from iOS 4.3 and silently broke at least one app. To make things worse, the developer had to pay Apple and wait a week to find out what happened, and even Apple had to replicate the issue before discovering what they had done."
Link to Original Source



Why Creative Sucks

HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

In reply to this post: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=165010&threshold=-1&commentsort=3&tid=186&mode=nested&cid=13772356
I ended up staying up late to write an essay-length response on why I boycott Creative products: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=165010&cid=13779654

Update (16-May-2006):
A thread on more evil business practices by Creative, in an article about even more evil practices by Creative: http://apple.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=185867&cid=15340484


Disk recovery tools

HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

My roommate has a hard drive with that suddenly started reporting itself as empty. My guess is that the partition table got corrupted, so I've searched for some tools to try to fix the problem with:


I also recently used a DOS-based utility that was like FDISK on crack, but I can't remember the name. It was text-based, and the text was in color. Oh well.

I should also mention that I already tried Partition Magic and Norton Ghost on it. Strangely, PM couldn't read the disk while Ghost could. We don't have 250GB of spare space on another hard drive to try copying the data to with Ghost, unfortunately, and Ghost doesn't seem able to do anything else for us (such as letting us view the files on the disk or edit the partition table).


My new (re)mix

HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

This is mostly a note to myself. I've sifted through the mass of ocremix tracks I've downloaded and have reduced them down to the following mix that should fit on a 80 minute CD (a very very tight fit if I decide to put the standard 2 second pauses between tracks). Here they are in the initial order I've decided on:

smproject\Relics Of The Chozo - 02 - Vigilante - So It Begins... (Intro Theme).ogg
Vigilante - So It Begins... (Intro Theme)

AmIEviL - Monkey Island AmIEvil OC ReMix

AmIEviL - Super Metroid FourLittleMetroids OC ReMix

Vurez - Ninja Gaiden Basilisk Run OC Remix

smproject\Relics Of The Chozo - 06 - Protricity - Full Of Life (Brinstar1).ogg
Protricity - Full Of Life (Brinstar1)

Khalal, Nintendo Guru - Metal Gear Uh Oh! The Beat Have Started To Move! OC ReMix

The Wingless - Guardian Legend Hyperion OC ReMix

Rosencrantz & guildensterN - Phantasy Star 4 PhantasyIsAFourLetterWord OC ReMix

Ryan8bit - Crystalis Calming the Angry Sea OC ReMix

Mazedude - Wolfenstein 3D Nazi Requiem OC ReMix

Star Salzman - Bionic Commando Advance with Caution OC ReMix

Russell Cox - Guardian Legend Naju Overture OC ReMix

Unknown - Dragon Warrior Kingdom Come OC ReMix

Russell Cox - Ninja Gaiden Death of a Legend OC ReMix

The Wingless - Guardian Legend Rosenthorne OC ReMix

SFLaValle - Ninja Gaiden Devils Mask OC ReMix

AmIEviL - Mega Man 4 LetThereBeLight OC ReMix

Ryan8bit - Secret of Monkey Island Metal Monkey OC ReMix

smproject\Relics Of The Chozo - 16 - Adhesive Boy - Braving The Flames (Norfair2).ogg
Adhesive Boy - Braving The Flames (Norfair2)

Injury - Final Fantasy Legend 3 Talon Injury OC ReMix

Big Giant Circles - Metroid 2 Anthem of a Metroid Hunter OC ReMix

- HZ


Composing synthesized orchestral music

HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Checked out the links section on OverClocked Remix (http://www.ocremix.org/links/#cat_15) and found a couple of gems that I plan on spending some time studying in the near future:



Creative Computing magazine archive

HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Check out this slashdot article: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/11/11/2227249

They have a Creative Computing magazine section of their archive:

I pretty much learned how to program by entering BASIC programs from Creative Computing magazines and books into my dad's Heathkit computer. I still have the second Best Of book as well (it's really beat-up though).



HunterZ HunterZ writes  |  more than 12 years ago

If you're reading this, please hit reply and drop a line; I'm curious to see if anyone actually looks at my journal.

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