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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

Nethead The DS, eh? (53 comments)

Now I feel old, I don't even know what that is.

yesterday
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WhatsApp's Next Version To Include VoIP Calls and Recording

Nethead Re:So... (65 comments)

Most start off with, "This call may be recorded for..." I consider that permission.

about a month ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Nethead Re:Never forget (728 comments)

That was also back when if the sysadmin thought you had gone too far, your account would just be closed and a warning message about you sent to other admins in the area. Back then it was easy to blacklist someone from every ISP within the local calling area. Remember when we had to pay by the minute for long distance?

about a month and a half ago
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Killer Whales Caught On Tape Speaking Dolphin

Nethead Re:Inter-species communication (152 comments)

My parrot will say "Want more" when I'm eating something he wants. If he likes it he will say "Good shit, Maynard." or "Good shit cheese" if it's cheese. Once I gave him American Cheese and he threw it to the ground and said, "No! Good shit cheese!", so I gave him some Swiss.

When he wants to go back to his cage to sleep he'll say, "Wanna go to bed?" and if I leave the lights on he'll say, "Lights off."

Yes, there are often times he says things and makes noise for no good reason, but hey, we all do that.

about a month and a half ago
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Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

Nethead Re:Jamming unlinced spectrum is illegal? (278 comments)

1kW @ 2.45GHz is called a microwave oven. Now getting a magnetron to modulate is and exercise left to the student.

about a month and a half ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

Nethead Re:i remember (167 comments)

Agree! Though I was a sixer, I miss those days. Wire wrap board, some '138s and JEDIC RAM. Put a 6522 (or 8255? in your case), maybe a 6551 and you have a computer. I had a hacked image of CBM BASIC that would take I/O from a serial chip. Did wonderful things with that.

I miss the 8052AH-BASIC very much, made a payphone controller board out of that one. That was one hell of a chip. So quick to code on. Self sensing serial speed, had the software to burn an EPROM, Give it +5, a colorburst xtal, and hang a 8k SRAM on it with a Dallas SmartSocket and Bob's your uncle.

Ah, the days when you could run down to Radio Shack at 8:40pm and buy some TTL glue and the wire wrap supplies to finish a project.

about 2 months ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

Nethead Re:You know what this means (182 comments)

And the ladies will get "landing lights" down their legs. Just remember, no means no, and no touch and go allowed. Circle the strip until you get clearance, or find another field.

about 2 months ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Nethead Re:Dangerous (399 comments)

sh! Don't tell them.

about 2 months ago
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Remote Exploit Vulnerability Found In Bash

Nethead Re:Dangerous (399 comments)

Tcsh, tcsh, tcsh on you!

about 2 months ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

Nethead Re:ObBillGates (253 comments)

Thank you! Someone else calls it an octothrope! The last column (1633Hz ) was also used in the Autovon system with the keys Flash Overide (FO), Flash (F), Immediate (I) and Priority (P). About the only place I see all 16 keys used today are on ham radios.

about 2 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

Nethead Re:the usual question is, who will buy it? (393 comments)

Fuck you Nimbius. No one made you take out those student loans. You were smart enough to get into collage, one would guess that you were smart enough to actually read and understand the loan forms you signed. You rant at some nebulous "you" in your post but never take any blame for the decisions you made to put you where you are in life. Now get off my lawn you whiny brat.

about 2 months ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

Nethead Re:hmmmm (275 comments)

Jess at Ocean Crest Resort could give a class on how to respond to negative (and positive) comments.

about 2 months ago
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Apple iPhone and Watch today

Nethead Retro (9 comments)

I remember back when I considered a coat good is if it could carry 5.25" floppies in the pocket without letting them get wet.

Fashion maven, I was not.

about 2 months ago

Submissions

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Once you have a SWAT team the only thing to do is kick some ass.

Nethead Nethead writes  |  about a year ago

Nethead (1563) writes "On Salon.com Alex Halperin talks with Radley Balko, the author of Rise of the Warrior Cop. They discuss [TFA] the rise of police SWAT teams, even in small towns. Balko show the political mechanisms behind why it is almost impossible to stem the tide of militarized police forces and the effects it is having on our communities. Though US centric, I'm sure that these same mechanisms play out worldwide."
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Missing keyboard symbols

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nethead writes "Why don't we have a cents and degree keys on our modern keyboard? I know that on a typewriter one could hit lower case c, backspace and then hit / to make the cent symbol, and one would often move the platen back a half notch to make the degree symbol with a lower case o. But to be honest, if it wasn't for getting back to my home directory I would hardly ever use the ~ symbol. That keyspace (literally, key space) could have been used for the degree symbol. With 100+ key keyboards, that have many redundant keys (think number pad) and symbols that are seldom used, or only used in programming because they were on the keyboard anyway, what symbols would you replace?"
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T-Mobile WiFi (UMA) Calling Down Nationwide

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nethead writes "As noted by myself and TmoNews T-Mobile UMA service is down nationwide at this time. Calling T-Mobile support found that due to an "enhancement" that went awry service could be down for the weekend."
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A Vigorous Discussion of "Our Future In Space"

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nethead writes "At TAM 2011 presented by The James Randi Foundation (JREF) a panel with Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, and moderated by Phil Plait, discussed our future in space in an environment where they could freely express their opinions. This is an hour video (so lay off first-posts until you've watched it) with humor, depth and frank realism. Where do we spend our dwindling monetary science funding, manned or robotic exploration?"
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How do you educate a prodigy?

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Nethead writes "When he was 8 years old, Gabriel See got a score on the math part of the SAT that would be the envy of most high-school seniors. When he was 10, he worked on T-cell receptor research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He's built a Genomic Lab Liquid Handling System out of Legos. He's studied chaos theory, string theory, quantum mechanics and nuclear science. He's 13 now. How do you fit him into the American school system?"
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X10.com President charged in fatal DUI

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Nethead writes "Alex Peder, the president and director of X10.com, know for their pop-up ad reign of terror, will make his first court appearance Friday in connection with a crash that killed two teenagers. Investigators said the Honda Civic that the teens were in was rear-ended by a Ford Explorer. The Civic had become disabled and had its emergency hazards flashing. Police arrested the driver, Alex Peder who they say hit the teen's car. Troopers say they could smell intoxicants on the suspect. Peder has a history of DUI arrests."
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LInux games for non-gamers

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Nethead writes "Due to some down-time I'm looking for some Linux games to pass the time. I've been playing BattleMaster, a PHP web game but it's only two turns a day and I'd like something a bit faster. I've not really played PC games since the Doom era so I'm really out of touch here. I don't have a real gamer box, just a simple video card. What do the slashdotters think I should try? A simple FPS or some type of networked game would do. What's out there for Linux?"
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Nethead Nethead writes  |  about 8 years ago

Nethead writes "The Everett (Washington State) Hearld reports that tribes could gain trademark control over all future use of native plants. Tulalip Tribes claim that the Treaty of Point Elliott guarantees their world patent rights on native trees, flowers, shrubs and even weeds — the DNA of every plant that naturally grows on tribal land. The tribes already have put the case before the United Nations.

If the tribes have their way the future could hold virtual borders through which the plants — and their genetic codes — could not pass without tribal permission. "We not only have a property right to the plant, but also an intellectual property right to the use of the plant," said Terry Williams, a Tulalip tribal leader on environmental issues. "Any breakdown of that plant to look at what generates medicinal purposes of that plant in the genes, that's our right as well.""

Journals

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Zonk days

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Why do I only get mod points on Zonk days?


ThisOldHost:/home/joe>whois modpoints.org

NOT FOUND

I guess that I'll just go mod up some garcia posts ;)

27 Dec 2005: 7 Zonk posts today and I get mod points.

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Just so I don't have an empty journal entry

Nethead Nethead writes  |  more than 9 years ago

If you want to see the sites I visit often access nethead.org on TCP port 80. If you're a ham then I'm at w7com de CN87tt. My old nic handle is JH484. I use bluerazor.com now (commercial version of GoDaddy.)

I had once had my domain stolen via fax and it was wrote up in Wired.http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,33571,00.html?tw=wn_story_related

I've used the 'net since before the WWW stuff came along (dial-up at 14.4 (on a good day) with a login to a SunOS box (and trying to figure out what the new fangled SLIP stuff was.))

In '96 when I was working at an ISP (wolfe.net) I found out about this new site called slashdot. I was a Suse Linux user then (had suse.org reg'd as a domain even) and called Rob Malda and offered a box for images (we had a hunkin' Sprint T3, massive bandwidth back then.) He wondered how I got his phone number.. whois dude :) Anyway, images.slashdot.org was a Pent 133 with Suse and a 10baseT connection to a cisco 7507 (they spelled it with a small c back then.) I offered the same to freshmeat but he wanted me to load it with slackware and I didn't have the time.

I had a phone appointment Kevin Mitnik to tell him my story but I decided not to. I didn't need it published. Basic gist: C64, Sprint, $30M in phone calls, Secret Service, Ivan Boesky, "free long distance for $100/month", 1987.

As far as internet stuff I've worked at Wolfe.net, FlyingCroc.net (sextracker.com), Amazon.com, ACSAlaska.com, and now at a windermere.com. All these jobs have been as a network engineer. Before the intraweb I was a broadcast engineer in Washington State.

You can find a picture of me here: http://www.monorails.org/tMspages/HallofFame.html

I host the monorails.org site and it's lived through a few slashdottings (the back yard monorail article.)

If, for some perverted reason, you want to know more about me or contact me, send an electronic mail to: spudpecker@perverted.com, or joe@nethead.com,.org,.us,.org.uk,.whatever. (Charlie Fox in .au has nethead.net. Gimmie Charlie! Please?)

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