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Does Grammar Matter Anymore?

KingofGnG In the post-PC era... (878 comments)

....Grammar does not matter anymore. Who the heck needs a good spelling knowledge when you own the best smartphone/tablet/mobile shit in the world? C'mon....

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Long-Term Video/Picture Storage?

KingofGnG Stone-like DVD, maybe? (499 comments)

You should definitely check the DVD disks from Millenniata - they claim their disks can last centuries, if not millennia. http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/08/08/2222208/start-up-claims-immortality-for-data-with-stone-like-disc There's a starter's kit on Amazon for just 285 $ http://www.amazon.com/Millenniata-Starter-Kit-M-WRITER-Printing/dp/B004I52204/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1317326110&sr=8-1

about 3 years ago
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Nintendo Announces New Console: Wii U

KingofGnG "Vita" means "Life" in Italian too... (330 comments)

FYI, "Vita" is a Latin world as much as it's an Italian one. The meaning is the same, too....

more than 3 years ago
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House Passes Massive Medical Insurance Bill, 219-212

KingofGnG Welcome (2424 comments)

Welcome to the civil world, America....

more than 4 years ago
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Most Distant Object Yet Detected, Bagged By Galileo Scope

KingofGnG A little typo.... (101 comments)

"Telescopio Nationale Galileo" should be "Telescopio NAZIONALE Galileo" instead ;-)

more than 5 years ago
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The Return of Zork On ScummVM

KingofGnG Re:Why not link to the real ScummVM site? (45 comments)

Oh well, my bad, I usually do link to ScummVM.org. This time I've forgotten. Anyway there is the link to the original ScummVM.org announcement for RtZ addition....

more than 5 years ago
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Adobe Building Zoetrope, a Web "Time Machine"

KingofGnG Very giant piece of commercial crapware (133 comments)

A "web Time machine" already exists, they call the "Web archive" and it isn't a commercial crapware like everything Adobe does. You know, we are talking about the company that exploits unused sectors of the hard disk to store the nasty DRM of their software crap, surely I wouldn't give them a fucking bit of anything to analyse on the web..... http://www.archive.org/index.php

more than 5 years ago
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Quantum Test Found For Mathematical Undecidability

KingofGnG Re:[MALWARE] Site infected! (223 comments)

Oh, and the malware IS here. I've taken the risk to let the page load (I've got an HIPS, so there shouldn't be problems), and it downloaded some "A.exe" thing on my HD and tried to execute it.

more than 5 years ago
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Quantum Test Found For Mathematical Undecidability

KingofGnG [MALWARE] Site infected! (223 comments)

As said in the object. The heuristic engine of my loyal Avira AntiVir caught a malware on the page and blocked it. Pay attention to what you do....

more than 5 years ago
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Barack Obama Wins US Presidency

KingofGnG From Italy, with envy (3709 comments)

Well, the American elections are a very important fact here in Italy too. As for myself, I'm looking with envy to the President the Americans have chosen, and I feel particularly angry for the disastrous state of things in my country in comparison. I'll be blogging about that after my first guitar self-lesson :-P

more than 5 years ago

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May 1978, at the birth of spam

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 5 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "Before growing into a worldwide phenomenon run by the worst cyber-criminals gangs out there, spam was an annoyance limited to the few intimate users of the ARPANET network. It was there, before the technology at the foundation of ARPANET gave life to the modern Internet, that 36 years ago the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) marketing manager Gary Thuerk sent what is officially acknowledged as the first mass marketing e-mail in history."
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Michelangelo and Melissa, the mass hysteria computer viruses

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 6 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "One March many years ago, when the IT industry was rather different compared to the modern one, two computer viruses brought panic because of an out-of-scale media attention. Born out of a time when the “malware” (an unknown term then) creators were largely interested in fame more than money, the viruses ended up making substantial damages valued (in one of the two cases) more than 1 billion dollars."
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DICE 0.8, the CPU-less arcade games emulator

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 7 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "DICE is a small emulator dedicated to recreating on a modern computer the arcade games based on discrete circuits, ancient and bizarre entertainment machines where the electronic components required for the game experience were soldered individually on the circuit board and where there was no trace of integrated circuit or CPU. It’s an obscure and fascinating kind of emulation, the one served by DICE, and the offering of emulated games grows richer and richer with every new version of the software."
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Happy anniversary, 80286

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 8 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "The month of February 2014 marks the 32nd anniversary of the debut of the Intel 80286 CPU, a historical processor of changing fortunes which helped to build what would have later become the market domination of the x86 instruction set. As Computer Hope reminds, the 286 processor (also known as “iAPX 286) was introduced on February 1st in 1982 bringing important technology innovations a bit too ahead of the times."
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ReactOS 0.3.16, the Windows clone has got a new Explorer

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 8 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "On the long, long road that leads to its final target, ReactOS continues to grow and evolve thanks to the hard work made by developers contributing to the project. The latest, important changes help the system to actually advance toward the aforementioned final target, ie to reach full compatibility with software and drivers made for Windows operating systems based on the NT architecture."
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Computer viruses are not dead

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 8 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "In an age where malicious code has turned into cyber-crime and ransomware is asking for lot of money to unlock the access to user’s files, a particular class of malware with ancient origins is still able to survive — even though it’s forced to serve the needs of the aforementioned crime. The class I am talking about is the virus or file virus one, a type of digital pathogen that raged in the MS-DOS times and then began to slowly wane when Windows appeared and Internet worms brought their worldwide epidemics."
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2014 smiles at 3D arcades emulators

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 8 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "The new year started with the release of updated versions for two “small” 3D emulators, projects essentially managed in a personal way by developers used to take all the time that’s needed — and often more so — to cook the code and publish the resulting executable builds. The first emulator (Model 2 Emulator) comes by ElSemi, a long-time mamedev that doesn’t fear reverse engineering on complex platforms the likes of Capcom’s CPS3 and Sega’s Model 2."
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Console war, the next generation at last

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 9 months ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "A trip down memory lane in the recently reignited console war: the machine which once seemed to be done (PS3) recovered brilliantly, the Nintendo battleship is living a new difficult moment in its troubled history and the eighth generation of home console has been finally deployed in full with the PS4 and Xbox One debut. But the market is pretty different compared to the past as well, while everyone’s expectations — for publishers, analysts and players — have grown a ton."
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CryptoLocker still asks for money, the community strikes back

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "The CryptoLocker ransomware is still raging on-line and on users and companies computers, while new details about the source of this dangerous file-abducting trojan propagation come out and willing developers are trying to hinder the infection spreading. The criminal gang which created the malware even comes up with new ways to take money from users affected by the threat, even though in doing so it is forced to contradict itself."
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Cloud computing in the surveillance society

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "Cloud computing is a digital hell that burns data, security, reliability and privacy for users and companies, a technology cancer that always gives new evidence of the fact that the worst, for the fools willing to completely tie themselves to the feudal power system of the new digital Lords, is yet to come. It’s therefore important to keep track of the incidents, the unfulfilled promises, the countless privacy violations and the pure and simple lies the unscrupulous corporations persistently try to sell as the future of everything. The future, on-line, has an expiration date and is intermittent."
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Musopen will save Chopin from the knots of copyright

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "Target reached (and exceeded) for the Set Chopin Free crowdfunding campaign, a new initiative by the Musopen non-profit organization aiming at preserving the music of Frédéric Chopin with high-quality recordings available to the public without copyright-enforced limits: the funds collected on the Kickstarter platform have reached the final sum of $92,452, namely 123% of the 75,000 dollars requested by founder Aaron Dunn and the other Musopen volunteers."
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CryptoLocker seizes files with remote cryptography

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "A new ransomware for Windows PCs is roaming on-line, it’s called CryptoLocker and brings a very dangerous destructive potential. Security researchers warn users and system admins about the new threat, its features and the fact that the “prevention is better than a cure” rule is true now more than ever. Curing the damages of a CryptoLocker infection, the reserchers warn, is impossible for the time being."
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RPCS3 emulates the PS3 on PC. More or less

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "The seventh generation of home consoles is about to reach the last stage of its commercial life, a new console war looms on the horizon and the emulation scene delivers the nth project with an “impossible” objective, ie a software replica of the powerful hardware components of the Sony PlayStation 3. The new emulator is called RPCS3, the development team has great ambitions but right now the software isn’t more of a multi-window shell with little to show on the screen."
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Hey Blizzard, Diablo III on PC still sucks!

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "Hello Blizzard, do you remember me? I am one of those who purchased an original copy of Diablo III a year ago, moreover spending an obscene amount of money on the game Collector’s Edition. After all this time and after its recent first anniversary, I’m writing you to show all my disappointment for the fact that Diablo III, as for me, still sucks big time."
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The many lies of cloud computing

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "Cloud computing services promise a lot, keep very little and don’t give any guarantee on everything. Or to say it with the Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, selling one’s own rights of ownership on software, data and products is the first stone of the road that leads to digital hell."
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Avira: security or marketing?

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year and a half ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "Trust in your antivirus software is important, especially if you have willingly paid to purchase and install it on the PC. When the antivirus starts to sell some sort of advertising message shown after an automatic update as security, however, the aforementioned trust begins to leave place to delusion and you ask yourself who is dumber: you paying to be mocked or the genius that decided to turn a protection software into a carrier of cheap marketing."
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The good sides of gaming digital delivery

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year and a half ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "The incoming future of video games will not be streamed, in the cloud, or in social games available on-line for free. Conversely, there is a series of positive novelties that the success of digital delivery as a supplementary tool for releasing games has brought to the industry, the developers and to whom must purchase these games in the end. In that sense, the lack of a physical copy of the gaming software is widely repaid by a greater range of choices for everyone."
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The future of video games will not be streamed

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about a year and a half ago

KingofGnG (1319253) writes "There is recurrent thinking going for a while, within the video games world, a thinking that sentences to death the “traditional” way of selling, playing and doing business while serving a completely changed audience. The future of gaming will be streamed, that thinking says, it will be “social”, “free-to-play”, purely and simply in digital delivery. So let’s try confronting what certain interested thinkers describe as clear trends with some factual data of the videogaming business."
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New proof-of-concept bootkit targets UEFI and Windows 8

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  about 2 years ago

KingofGnG writes "The UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) platform is the “next-gen” technology designed to replace the ancient BIOS contained within the most basic layer of hardware logic in PCs, bringing not only a more flexible environment but strong security features as well. The fact is that the UEFI platform has been already “cracked” open by a new bootkit created by Italian security researchers."
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BitTorrent Inc. sez: the future of entertainment is RealPlayer

KingofGnG KingofGnG writes  |  more than 2 years ago

KingofGnG writes "BitTorrent Inc., the USA company founded by the original creators of the BitTorrent protocol, is testing new ways to monetize on the content freely available on the file sharing network. The company wants to “rewrite the Future of the Entertainment Industry”, a feat that begins with the bundling of a well-known relic of the multimedia technology past."
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