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Facebook's Oregon Data Center Uses As Much Power As Entire County

Malevolyn Re:All this.. (208 comments)

I once got paid to make a Facebook app for the purpose of instructing a small company on the process. You just describe its exact purpose.

more than 2 years ago
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Futuristic Sex Robots Now Just "Sex Robots"

Malevolyn Re:Seriously? (602 comments)

Eh, FSR wouldn't really fit on Wikipedia.

more than 4 years ago
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Futuristic Sex Robots Now Just "Sex Robots"

Malevolyn Awww... (602 comments)

I thought this was actually about FSR. I was hoping for new music. Oh High-C, you tease!

more than 4 years ago
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Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

Malevolyn Re:Why is that legal? (520 comments)

So long as Nintendo's updates focus completely on piracy, instead of adding new features to the Wii, I'm going to continue pirating their games. I'm not ashamed to say it. Same goes for my DS. I may be part of the problem, but it doesn't seem like there's any way to be part of the solution. How many of the last major updates for the Wii have been focused primarily on preventing homebrew? All but one? The only one I can think of is the 4.0 update, which did try and stop homebrew, but also added the SD card channel support.

Way to go, Nintendo. We all must be criminals. Then again, I'm pretty bitter...

more than 4 years ago
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The Evolution of Multiplayer Games and Online Play

Malevolyn Re:So they're not actually charging for the game? (244 comments)

That said, I've never really had any major problems with PSN. At least, no more than I've had with Live. The games don't even cost more, only the console. I actually don't mind paying more for the console, considering Blu-ray and free online play. After the price of a 360 and a couple years of Live, you've hit the price of the PS3 (and not the cheapest one, either). But this comment is all opinion. So carry on.

more than 5 years ago
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The Evolution of Multiplayer Games and Online Play

Malevolyn Re:When was the last LAN party you went to? (244 comments)

Get a license to have their stuff on a console where piracy isn't an issue.

Since when is this not an issue? Enabling backups on the Wii is almost trivial, these days. And modchip installation is only getting easier.

more than 5 years ago
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The Evolution of Multiplayer Games and Online Play

Malevolyn Re:When was the last LAN party you went to? (244 comments)

...now its having to be online just to play a single player campaign.

Don't forget requiring gamers to buy each campaign separately.

more than 5 years ago
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The Evolution of Multiplayer Games and Online Play

Malevolyn Re:When was the last LAN party you went to? (244 comments)

Are you willing to give up video gaming altogether once all the major publishers of PC games have switched to this business model?

I'd be much more willing to get into reverse engineering, actually.

more than 5 years ago
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IronKey Unveils Self-Destructing USB Flash Drive

Malevolyn Re:Nerdgasm (191 comments)

Er, why is this news? This exact item has been on sale at ThinkGeek for a couple years, now. Self-destruct capabilities and everything.

more than 5 years ago
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Nintendo Penalizing Homebrew Users?

Malevolyn Re:Obvious Fake (95 comments)

Windows 7 upgrade, $50, $200 if you have firefox installed? ..

You must not have a Wii, because it's quite a bit more complicated than that. For the sake of the community, allow me to explain:

There are ways to run homebrew on a Wii without leaving (much) trace. The problem is that this is really inconvenient to do, so most users opt to install the Homebrew Channel. This is where Nintendo believes their justification comes in. The install method includes using a hacked save file for Twilight Princess. The horse's name in the game has been changed to induce a stack smash, enabling some shell code to run that launches the Homebrew Channel installer.

This of course poses certain risks, but to date I don't think anyone has had any problems since Nintendo has been taking measures to prevent the Homebrew Channel from being installed. So basically, it either works fine, or not at all. I have yet to see the HBC pose any real risk or hear of it causing problems.

And that's just scratching the surface. There are custom IOS modifications that can allow you to run backups, play actual DVDs, change your system menu themes, and a plethora of other things that could potentially cause problems if not used with caution.

Preloader (I mentioned it in an above comment) works by renaming the system menu and installing itself in its place. When SM4.0 was released, there were some problems that would cause your Wii to report that it was bricked. This has since been fixed, and I don't think the Wii homebrew communtiy worried about it too much because the problem was a known issue and has since been fixed.

And don't get me started on pirate WAD installations that let you install virtual console and WiiWare titles for free. What I'm getting at is that it's painfully obvious when a Wii has been modified. The current IOS is v60, and a lot of IOS mods install to IOS v249 or 247. One look at your Wii's NAND will tell the tale.

more than 5 years ago
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Nintendo Penalizing Homebrew Users?

Malevolyn Re:Obvious Fake (95 comments)

Even if Nintendo did start charging for hacked Wiis, it doesn't matter. Any reasonably experienced Wii hacker/hack user will have Preloader installed, which will allow you to recover from a brick without having to bother with Nintendo (maybe just a partial brick, but it's better than nothing).

more than 5 years ago
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What Did You Do First With Linux?

Malevolyn Re:First time? (739 comments)

I was a little nervous, it being my first time an all. But Linux was respectful, gentle, and understanding. We had dinner and a few drinks, then headed to the bedroom. We took it slow at first, but then things really heated up.

Then I smelled smoke and realized the old, old Quantex machine I was running was about to catch fire.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Malevolyn Re:Two words: Capitalism Failed (591 comments)

Where we're going we don't need roads.

They need to hurry up with those flying cars. And now .

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Malevolyn Re:Two words: Capitalism Failed (591 comments)

Believe it or not, back in the dial up days we had unlimited for $20/mo., and the number was local so that cost nothing extra. I was fairly young, so there might have been a usage cap without me knowing, but we never once couldn't connect. Go Concentric!

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shutting Off Austin Accounts For Heavy Usage

Malevolyn Re:Two words (591 comments)

I sure am glad they didn't try this in central Florida, they would have had some huge bandwidth usage on their hands in protest. It's strange hearing about stuff like this in other states, because down here, Time Warner is pretty generous. We called and told them about a couple small outages, and they bumped up our internet speed for free. That said, their upstream offerings suck for basic plans (max ~70kb/s), but we were bumped to about 100kb/s upload max. Not too shabby for free.

So, you know, I can use 44 gigs by Wednesday and save myself some time. Thanks, Time Warner!

more than 5 years ago
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Gamefly Complains of Poor Treatment From USPS

Malevolyn Re:mc1138 got it all wrong.. (269 comments)

And no way in hell anyone would want to fund just the bandwidth to run that kind of service and provide worthwhile speed.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Cuts Off Pirate Bay Links

Malevolyn Re:They can do that? (137 comments)

This works in more than one way:

  • Twitter = popular and trendy.
  • Facebook = wants to be more popular and trendy (and wants the liveblogging market).
  • Therefore, Facebook's new homepage is Twitter.

more than 5 years ago
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Experimental MacRuby Branch Is 3x Faster

Malevolyn Re:Why MacRuby Matters? (191 comments)

Don't forget the possibility of ObjC extensions for Ruby.

more than 5 years ago
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Experimental MacRuby Branch Is 3x Faster

Malevolyn Re:Why MacRuby Matters? (191 comments)

Well that, and whether or not said subject will blend and/or run Linux.

more than 5 years ago

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Rhyme Torrents Halloween 2.0 Released

Malevolyn Malevolyn writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Malevolyn writes "Once again, a bunch of us nerdcore hip-hop artists have gotten together and released a sequel to last year's Halloween album. Unlike any other Rhyme Torrents release prior, this thirty-four track release has been professionally mastered. Guaranteed to satisfy a lot more than those fun-sized Snickers."
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