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MS Releases Open Source Alternative To BigTable

TeknoDragon Re:Crap (163 comments)

Hadoop is the open source equivalent to Google's MapReduce.

more than 5 years ago

Alienware Refusing Customers As Thieves

TeknoDragon Re:Alienware (665 comments)

Did you realize that the Alienware 7700 (Clevo D900T) is an MXM slot video card?

Did you try buying ANY other MXM slot video to make it functional before you butchered it?

I bought my Sager brand Clevo D901C precisely for the MXM video. You went to Alienware (DELL) for an overpriced part which isn't produced anymore when you could have gone to a place like mxm-upgrade.com for a low-end card or any of the dozens of Clevo/Sager resellers and got a modern part.

more than 5 years ago

Slashdot Launches User Achievements

TeknoDragon Re:ACHIEVEMENTS AREN'T WORKING!?!? (1582 comments)

also posting to see if this works...

even if I look bad because I'm posting to get an achievement...

how meta is that?

more than 4 years ago

Student Faces Suspension For Spamming Profs

TeknoDragon Re:I read her entire email (516 comments)

She is an elected student representative... but unfortunately they don't have any rights granted by their office except for maybe a budget to spent on student outreach.

more than 6 years ago

Student Faces Suspension For Spamming Profs

TeknoDragon Re:Student electees are non-office and have no rig (516 comments)

That speaks directly to my point. She isn't just some outspoken brat... she is an elected student representative who has been given no power to actually accomplish the goals of her office.

more than 6 years ago

Student Faces Suspension For Spamming Profs

TeknoDragon Student electees are non-office and have no rights (516 comments)

Unfortunately what we're seeing here is how student government office holders are typically official powerless figureheads meant to keep a lid on direct student action and unrest.

The MSU Bulk E-Mail policy allows for emailing "information regarding changes of University policies or procedures" but the privilege of exercising these speech rights is reserved to "only by University offices". Student governments are typically not an official university office and have no rights under any of the policies which exempt the first year teaching assistant.

Even worse, students are officially customers of the university yet constrained by draconian state laws which constrain their behavior as if they were minors in the care of the state and every university staff or faculty member were their guardians.

I encourage students everywhere to encourage their universities to adopt a "grown-up" student government policy where student office holders are official employees of the state and actually represent the interests of their constituents / the university's customers. Vote with your (or your parent's) dollars: attend schools which respect their customer's rights!

more than 6 years ago




Reaction to the new Culture of Apathy: I HATE YOU LOSERS!

TeknoDragon TeknoDragon writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I absolutely find people who "just don't care" revolting. Every single celebrity weblog is fake, not because they've "sold out"... but because one day long ago they stopped caring about the crap they put up and ... (more rant later, have to work)

Comments on AOP article

What appears here may be the biggest steaming pile of dung you've ever read, but at least it's something written with passion. It's not just the usual drivel you'll pick up in a DAVE BARRY COPYCAT blog or anything.



Commercial Rate ISP's: Know your Service Level Agreement!

TeknoDragon TeknoDragon writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Notes for a new topic:

know your SLA, most of them suck

99% uptime = 15 min outage total per day
99.9% uptime = a good benchmark for the standard
everyone should offer at least 3 'nines'

latency: use traceroute and pathping! most places garuntee a level of latency within their network, better ones should garuntee latency within their top-tier upstream/peers

maximum latency: at what level is a latent packet considered dead for uptime?

monitoring tools:
what ones exist? how to diagnose packet loss? how to diagnose latency? device specific links...

"you can't diagnose it with ping: ICMP is routed last"
don't fall for this bullshit, ICMP may arrive late but if your network is congested or has problems then your pings will have issues too!


Rejected story...

TeknoDragon TeknoDragon writes  |  about 13 years ago

2002-01-17 07:05:25 ATI may lose their Linux market to nVidia. (articles,hardware) (rejected)

I forgot to post it here... sorry whoever reads my journal...

If ppl clamour for it I can re-create the central ideas.


How to compile Quake3 VM code in Linux?

TeknoDragon TeknoDragon writes  |  more than 13 years ago The Linux Quake3 SDK for version 1.17 is missing!

Since Loki isn't supporting quake3 anymore they have dropped all files from their site. Unfortunately this included the only known linux binary for q3lcc!

The source code for q3asm has been released (about a year ago) and with some effort it compiles under linux, but mod developing will not take place natively under linux without q3lcc.

LCC is a lightweight c compiler written by princeton university. ID used the latest version (4.1 release rcs version 4.27) but made some "slight modifications". The Polish(ed) Linux Distribution offers an rpm for lcc, but I haven't yet discovered how to make it produce quake3 asm code.

I have assurances from ttimo at id that releasing q3lcc for Linux is "on the todo list" (wether that means source or binary I'm not sure), but for the mean time does anyone have a copy of the linux q3 sdk v1.17 (with q3lcc binary included) downloaded form loki before they removed it? If there is a way for princeton standard lcc to compile quake3 asm code that would be another option.

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