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If I search online for my full name...

SomeGuyFromCA Many many other people (213 comments)

I have a Biblical first name and a Chinese last name. I disappear in the noise. In fact, I've met three other people with the same first and last name as me, in person. We're thinking of starting a club.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Draw the Line On GPL V2 Derived Works and Fees?

SomeGuyFromCA There's a similar situation with X-Chat (371 comments)

The person who does the "official" Windows build of XChat charges for it as well.

more than 2 years ago

How Does a Single Line of BASIC Make an Intricate Maze?

SomeGuyFromCA Re:Okay, let me make sure I'm up to speed here... (438 comments)

The / and \ used on the C64 are much more 45* angles than the console / and \, making it look pretty.

Oh, and since they're adjacent in PETSCII, you can print out either one randomly with a neat little line of code. That's it.

Could do the same in C with
putchar((random(2)-1) ? 47 : 92);
if int random(int max) were defined to return a random integer from 0 to max.

more than 2 years ago

Pink Floyd Engineer Alan Parsons Rips Audiophiles, YouTube and Jonas Brothers

SomeGuyFromCA As a great American author once wrote: (468 comments)

I did not think I could placidly endure another gleaming salesman tell me that I had to have quadraphony sound, coming at me from all directions. I have never felt any urge to stand in the middle of a group of musicians. They belong over there, damn it, and I belong over here, listening to what they are doing over there. Music that enfolds you, coming from some undetectable set of sources, is gimmicky, unreal, and eminently forgettable.

-- John D MacDonald, _The Dreadful Lemon Sky_

more than 2 years ago

New Humble Indie Bundle Goes Live

SomeGuyFromCA Re:Ironically... (159 comments)

If I see an indie game I wish to buy, and it just came out, I'll buy it. (Assuming no Steam.)

But from now on, if I want to buy it but it's a year or two old, I'll figure it'll be in Humble Bundle soon enough, with no DRM and possibly a Linux version, and thus won't buy it from the developers.

That's what I meant.

more than 3 years ago

New Humble Indie Bundle Goes Live

SomeGuyFromCA Ironically... (159 comments)

This makes me less likely to buy indie games. I paid full price for Gratuitous Space Battles not six weeks ago.

At least the Trine 2 page warns me: "Linux and DRM free versions will be added to Humble Store purchases in 2012." (Which is why I'm waiting on it. Screw Steam-spyware.)

more than 3 years ago

Google Engineers Deny Hack Exploited Chrome

SomeGuyFromCA Re:flash is malware/adware (244 comments)

Because they care more about cool features than security. See: Windows XP pre SP2.

more than 3 years ago

FPS Games That Need a Remake

SomeGuyFromCA Re:Why remake just FPS titles? (518 comments)

Look up the Freespace SCP. You can get the original games (for the data files) off gog.com for $10 each.

more than 4 years ago

Serious New Java Flaw Affects All Browsers

SomeGuyFromCA Yet another reason to use NoScript. (164 comments)

I've never been a fan of Flash/Java/Javascript/ActiveX.

Let random webpages run arbitary code on my computer? Sounds like a great idea!

Some marketeer must have come up with that one.

more than 4 years ago

Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C

SomeGuyFromCA Re:Ah, hello world. (582 comments)

I'm surprised Slashdot compiler doesn't bitch that I call strlen() on every loop iteration.

more than 4 years ago

Simpler "Hello World" Demonstrated In C

SomeGuyFromCA Ah, hello world. (582 comments)

Wow. When I got bored with having to write it for the 12th damn time, all I did was this:

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    char* target = "Hello, world!";
    char work = (char)(rand()%97)+32;
    int cycle = 0;
    while (cycle != strlen(target)){
        while ((work = (char)(rand()%97)+32) != target[cycle]) {}
    return 0;

more than 4 years ago

Really Misleading Ads From Broadband Providers

SomeGuyFromCA A variant... (256 comments)

My favorite of these were the old Comcast ads.

The ones that said something alone the lines of " Unlimited internet! Download music and more!"

more than 5 years ago

Facebook Photos Lead To Cancellation of Quebec Woman's Insurance

SomeGuyFromCA Re:Well yes... (645 comments)

> ... because people with depression must wear black on the outside, as black as they feel on the inside.

I hear they seem a little 'strange'.

more than 5 years ago

Test of 16 Anti-Virus Products Says None Rates "Very Good"

SomeGuyFromCA Trinity (344 comments)

As far as cleaning up after this crap, I've been relying on Trinity a lot. LiveCD, boots, mounts and scans. http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12

The only problem is, you need some Linux skills to use it. Last time I applied it, it missed the Windows partition and I had to go in and manually mount it.

If I were better with rolling Linux LiveCDs, I would add more scanners and set it up to run out of X

more than 5 years ago

Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

SomeGuyFromCA Oblig (1721 comments)

Attempted murder? Now honestly what is that? Do they give a Nobel Prize for attempted -c-h-e-m-i-s-t-r-y- peace?

more than 5 years ago

All-You-Can-Eat College For $99-a-Month

SomeGuyFromCA Re:Community college, anyone? (272 comments)

10 yrs ago, $11/credit, used books for ~$30-$50 (math books about $75). I'm having issues looking up the current fees.

more than 5 years ago

All-You-Can-Eat College For $99-a-Month

SomeGuyFromCA Community college, anyone? (272 comments)

This already exists... I went to community college for about $300-$400 a semester, including books, supplies and parking. What, just because it's on the internet, it's a new concept?

Oh. RIGHT...

more than 5 years ago

Critical Flaw Discovered In DD-WRT

SomeGuyFromCA Re:An easy work around (225 comments)

My external IP works from inside too.

Wow. This is the first time that that old fearmongering "Your computer is BROADCASTING an IP ADDRESS!" ad makes sense. :V

more than 5 years ago


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SomeGuyFromCA SomeGuyFromCA writes  |  more than 11 years ago

So GTA1 is being rereleased - for free-as-in-beer - by Rockstar.

And I commented: "::digs out 'Music to Carjack By Volume VI', track listing on request::"

Someone requested. So here we go.

blank, 1-second. (the game expects game data on track 1 and never plays it.)
Moxy Fruvous - (Tom Waits) Jockey Full Of Bourbon
Ben Folds Five - One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces
Wyclef Jean - Gone till November
Bubblegum Crisis - Kon'ya wa HURRICANE
Cypress Hill - Boom Biddy Bye Bye
Moxy Fruvous - Splatter Splatter
Therapy? - Screamager
Lordz of Brooklyn - Gravesend (Lake of Fire)
Primus - (Charlie Daniels) Devil Went Down To Georgia
Pop will Eat Itself - Ich Bin Ein Aüslander
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Down '71 (The Getaway)
Nena - 99 Luftballoons
Marilyn Manson - Disposable Teens
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - No Surrender
Rammstein - Buck Dich
Catch 22 - Keasbey Nights
Therapy? - Die Laughing
Bad Religion - Into The Night
Bush - The People That We Love (Speed Kills)
Saber Marionette J - Successful Mission

20 tracks in playlist, average track length: 3:42
Playlist length: 1 hour 14 minutes 5 seconds

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