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Debian 7.0 ("Wheezy") Released

OneMadMuppet Well done guys! (191 comments)

It took a while, but all the effort was worth it.

about a year ago
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Average latency to Slashdot.org?

OneMadMuppet 145 from Ukraine (558 comments)

Interesting how internet infrastructure maps onto the 1st world / 3rd world model.

about a year ago
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Putting Biotech Threats In Context

OneMadMuppet HOW DO I MOD THIS -1 SPAM? (117 comments)

It bounces to a Burmese site filled with crapware

about a year and a half ago
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Moscow Plane Crash Caught On Passerby's Dash Cam

OneMadMuppet Re:have you never seen this? (253 comments)

To be clear - some of those people "jumping under cars" were just pedestrians crossing on a zebra crossing (where pedestrians have right of way) and the cars tried to drive through them. This is also not unusual in ex-soviet countries.

about a year and a half ago
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New 25-GPU Monster Devours Strong Passwords In Minutes

OneMadMuppet ...and what? (330 comments)

The problem with MD5 isn't the speed of creating hashes, it's that collisions are now trivial to find. This is one of the reasons that repeatedly hashing passwords is a fscking stupid idea - somewhere along your "hash over and over 10,000 times" if you find a collision you'll end up with the same chain as someone else from that point. This is why the big boys use chain rainbow tables ;)

about 2 years ago
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Chattanooga's Municipal Network Doubles Down On Fiber Speeds

OneMadMuppet 1Gb/s in Ukraine for $18/month with 75 TV channels (165 comments)

...though real-world benchmarks give me ~800Mb/s both ways. It's also native IPv6, so I don't need my tunnel anymore. Internet is dirt cheap here, you can get 30MB/s for about $3/month with TV and phone.

about 2 years ago
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US-CERT Discloses Security Flaw In 64-Bit Intel Chips

OneMadMuppet Re:the bazaar strikes again (181 comments)

Easy victory for Debian as they didn't have to do 4 weeks of regression testing, documentation, etc before it could be classed as "fixed". Perhaps the manager didn't have the option of rolling a hack out to customers, then marking all the bugs raised against it as "works for me".

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Applies For 307 GTLDs

OneMadMuppet Re:A records (239 comments)

Back in the late 90's I created a .turnip TLD in the DNS server of the ISP I was working at, and then gave "rob.is.a" the same IP as slashdot...

more than 2 years ago
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Startup Applies For 307 GTLDs

OneMadMuppet Re:A records (239 comments)

All they have to do is add an A record to the GTLD and then when you type tickets into the bar at the top it will send you to a site rather than search via google.

more than 2 years ago
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Facebook Shares Retreat Below IPO Price

OneMadMuppet Re:Troubling signal, why? (471 comments)

Actually, in Ukraine savings accounts pay 25% APR, and 15% on USD and EUR accounts.

more than 2 years ago
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The Avengers: Why Pirates Failed To Prevent a Box Office Record

OneMadMuppet Re:Facts! Don't talk to me about facts! (663 comments)

I'm group d) : I download cam rips so I can put the audio track onto an MP3 player. In the country where I live there's a legal requirement to DUB foreign films, so I can't see it in English. I go to the cinema and stick the MP3 player in 1 ear. No lost sale. The audio quality's not great though :( I once suggested a system for cinemas where people could use headphones similar to a silent disco, where you could select a language on the side and listen to a different audio track. It never went anywhere though :(

more than 2 years ago
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Why Are Fantasy World Accents British?

OneMadMuppet It's obvious: (516 comments)

Good SciFi / Fantasy is filmed outside the US - Game of Thrones and Dr. Who in the UK, and LotR in NZ.

more than 2 years ago
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DoD Networks Completely Compromised, Experts Say

OneMadMuppet Re:Cyano-Acrylate (164 comments)

OMG - you work for Apple?

more than 2 years ago
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Double Fine Adventure Crosses $2.5 Million In Kickstarter Funding

OneMadMuppet Re:Crowd-funding (114 comments)

First point first - ALL movies, TV shows, books, songs and video games (made commercially) ARE funded in advance - usually by publishers. The change is from the single publisher/financier model to the self-published crowd-financed model. Having the cash before producing things hasn't changed. I can also tell you than in the game industry (and there isn't a significant difference for the others) you have to do some good, small, sometimes free works first before the publisher will touch you. Second, why would you think people will jump from a flash game to AAA? There are many small games on kickstarter looking to get $1000 and hit it, then next time create a bigger game for $2000. These guys already delivered several AAA games, and were looking for 400k, not millions of dollars. Copyright is automatic and has nothing to do with how a project is funded.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

OneMadMuppet Re:Two words: (635 comments)

It doesn't have to encrypt the saved files, just the save/export function.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama Pushes For Cheaper Pennies

OneMadMuppet Re:You can't eliminate them (825 comments)

I'm European and in NYC for the first time this week. It's astounding how many people expect a tip for what is mediocre or poor service (or at least would be back home) because of the "social contract". If people expect me to pay a tip no matter what, it would be easier to just pay them properly, charge a little more, and pay tips to people who actually deserve them.

more than 2 years ago
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Leaked Memo Says Apple Provides Backdoor To Governments

OneMadMuppet Re:Only open source can be secure (582 comments)

No. As soon as you decrypt anything to use/view it on a compromised system then that data is compromised, as is any other data using the same key. Anyone with secrets worth protecting shouldn't be storing them on a phone or accessing them from an insecure device.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Kit For a Home Media Server?

OneMadMuppet Re:Mac mini or apple Tv (355 comments)

PCI SATA cards are a really, REALLY bad idea if you have any care about IO performance, and especially if those drives are part of a RAID. Use PCIe SATA cards.

more than 2 years ago
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Life Possible On 'Large Regions' of Mars

OneMadMuppet Re:So it's time to drill? (154 comments)

I seem to remember someone using laser engraving to produce colours...

more than 2 years ago
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Is the Earth Special?

OneMadMuppet Re:It is Yule Tide... (745 comments)

I like it - it just rolls off the tongue...

more than 2 years ago

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Duke Nukem Coming To The Big Screen

OneMadMuppet OneMadMuppet writes  |  about 6 years ago

OneMadMuppet (1329291) writes "Scott Faye, the producer on the oh-so-hot-looking Max Payne movie, has hooked up with 3D Realms to put together a Duke Nukem flick.

Faye has partnered with Scott Miller, founder and CEO of Apogee Software (better known as 3D Realms) to bring videogaming's most famous meathead to the big screen. "I'm working diligently at making a Duke Nukem movie scenario that will live up to the character and its import in the videogame world," he told Kotaku. "As is the case with all of my game adaptations, I'd rather not make the movie than make a poor adaptation.""
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ASUS Eee Stick

OneMadMuppet OneMadMuppet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OneMadMuppet (1329291) writes "The engineers at ASUS have done it again, unveiling "another world's first" with the Eee Stick, a new controller that "translates users' physical hand motions into corresponding movements onscreen." It's so fresh, so revolutionary, so ahead of its time, that we can't even begin to wrap our heads around it.

According to the press release, it comes in three parts, an Activation stick, a Navigation stick and a 2.4GHz RF dongle. It also has three operation modes, perfect for sports, action, racing, flight and beat 'em ups, as well as first person shooters and light gun games. That's pretty much everything!

Well done, ASUS. Well done."

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Sonys Last Guy Rescues Zombies

OneMadMuppet OneMadMuppet writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OneMadMuppet (1329291) writes "Sony Computer Entertainment Japan's latest PSN announcement, The Last Guy tells the story of a mysterious purple space ray that zombifies everyone outside in the daylight. The player is "The Last Guy", a Himalayan mountain man who is slowly turning into a zombie as he rescues civilians hiding from the laser and infected humans.
The real-world scenery used for the game's levels is from fourteen cities, including Tokyo and New York City. Images were taken from Google Earth's satellite and retooled to work with the game design, placing people in buildings and using parks as "Escape Zones" for rescued pedestrians.
Although Japan already received its release, anxious North American and European players can demo the game at its Japanese site. Rather than use actual cities, this free stripped-down remake operates on any website. Not as a widget, but on the actual site. By entering the URL of most websites into the textbox on the homepage, LastGuy will load the site, place people underneath boxes, forms and images on the site and let players lead their woodsman through the website's blank space to save civilians while avoiding generated zombie armies."

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