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ScummVM 1.7.0 Released

Zaiff Urgulbunger Monkey Island reboot (26 comments)

Slightly OT, but this article reminded me of the re-imaged Monkey Island released a year or so ago, so I just had a look on Steam and it's still only available for Windows. Why?!

4 days ago
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Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:galactic hyper-hearse (238 comments)

This kind of treatment is itching for a useful application. Screw photographic/military/whatever - put this on a car... lets say a Lamborgini 'cos some how something very angular seems more appropriate.

about two weeks ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Slow CPU, crippled network, too little RAM (202 comments)

The Pi box I have goes strictly for edge mounting,

it probably does that because the very first Model B rev 1 boards didn't have any holes in them.

about two weeks ago
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Meet Carla Shroder's New Favorite GUI-Textmode Hybrid Shell, Xiki

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:The Xiki Wiki (176 comments)

is Tricky

but worth a clicky

about 1 month ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Use the card number in their video? (448 comments)

was wondering If i was the only one who saw that. Only a maximum of 999 guesses required to get the security number from the back!

Oh yeah - I forgot about the security code! Damn!

about a month ago
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$500k "Energy-Harvesting" Kickstarter Scam Unfolding Right Now

Zaiff Urgulbunger Use the card number in their video? (448 comments)

Is it still a scam if I pledge money using the debit card number in their video?

about a month ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Kind of see their point... (207 comments)

I think the best response to this is to switch to a domain that does not include the word "IKEA" and to include articles about hacking other furniture suppliers since clear IKEA are clueless to the benefit this site is to their business.

about a month and a half ago
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Nominet Compromising UK WHOIS Privacy, Wants To See Gov't-Issued ID

Zaiff Urgulbunger TFA's a bit long - can't find ref to passport! (71 comments)

TFA is kind of long, so I will concede that on this one occasion, I may have merely skimmed it's content. However, as a gesture of good-will, I shall read the *next* TFA in it's entirety, *twice*.

Anyway, from my brief skimmage, I could find no mention of passports or driving licences. Does anyone know what the summary is referring to?

about a month and a half ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:In other words (111 comments)

The gandi pricing appears to be $9/year for both co.uk and uk.

Truely no Bullshit(TM) - good for them! :D

about a month and a half ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:What is the long term future of the lesser doma (111 comments)

Interestingly, I had thought the rules were simply that .co.uk had rights over .uk and that was it. However, I too have a .me.uk domain but the .co.uk version has not been registered by anyone. So a whois on my-domain .uk says the .me.uk has registration rights.

about a month and a half ago
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Britain Gets National .uk Web Address

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:In other words (111 comments)

Yeah, looks like a lot of registrars are price gouging - according to Nominet, the wholesale price is the same. And definitely don't ever use 123Reg because they'll even charge you to switch. Fuckers!

The only registrar I've found thus-far with the same price for .co.uk and .uk is Mythic Beasts although they're a bit pricey unless you're registering for 10 years.

Gandi.net don't appear to have .uk pricing yet unless I'm missing something!

about a month and a half ago
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Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:What about the dud that came up with fire? (231 comments)

Okay, so he did do the water-into-wine thing... that was pretty cool. But apart from that, what did Jesus Christ ever do for us?

Fire on the other hand... fire is a totally useful every day thing. No party trick. A proper *thing* that you can properly use. I mean, if JC had actually bothered to tell just one of his disciples how the fuck he that trick, then I might be impressed. As it is... it was just a cheap trick to make himself popular.

That said... it worked, so I'll give him top marks for marketing!

about 1 month ago
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Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Sounds awesome except.... (191 comments)

Also, someone should sue USPO to help them "focus" in future.

about 2 months ago
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Linus Torvalds Reads Your Mean Tweets

Zaiff Urgulbunger @anyone saying it's lame (62 comments)

It's clearly meant to be overly twee. That's what makes it funny. It's also why it's so short.

I quite liked it!

about 2 months ago
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Four Weeks Without Soap Or Shampoo

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:but..but.. (250 comments)

Personally, I find other things far more of a deterrent than greasy hair and kronik BO: she looks too much like my sister... and the laptop's fisheye lens and that deathly pallor from the LED display aren't helping her prospects, either.

Dating advice for girls on /. - I never thought I'd see the day.... ;)

about 2 months ago
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New IE 8 Zero Day Discovered

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:American Date Format (134 comments)

The problem I have with the US date format is simply that it's often ambiguous when used on the internet - it being international and all.

The way people "say" dates is fine, so if someone likes "May 10th" or "10th of May", I'm easy - there's no ambiguity. But writing 05/10/2014 on a website is a bit crap because it is ambiguous. Either go with writing the month name or 3-letter abbrev. or go with ISO format 2014-05-10 - you're still allowed to say it in whatever order you like! So when I read an ISO format date, in my head, I'm not saying "twenty-fourteen oh-five ten" - I still read it as 10th of May.

about 2 months ago
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The Lithuanian Mob Was Smuggling Cigarettes Into Russia With a Drone

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Russia to Lithuania? (81 comments)

I'm wondering how they got caught anyway. The radar profile on that thing probably wouldn't be hight given that presumably only the tiny engine would be metal plus a few odd bits, and it likely would've flown fairly low.

about 2 months ago
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Netcraft: Microsoft Closing In On Apache Web Server Lead

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Apache is dying... (102 comments)

The other graphs on Netcraft pretty much answer this:

Web server developers: Market share of active sites = looks like MS is on a slight downward trend.

Web server developers: Market share of the top million busiest sites = looks like MS is on a slight downward trend.

And in both of those graphs, Apache is far and away holding the biggest share, *and* Nginx is ahead of MS. But let's face it, we all knew that anyway.

about 3 months ago
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US Military Drones Migrating To Linux

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Killer question (197 comments)

Doesn't need any shutdown scripts though so that'll save space!

about 3 months ago
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GitHub Open Sources Atom, Their Text Editor Based On Chromium

Zaiff Urgulbunger Re:Google Analytics? (121 comments)

Should be off by default.

about 3 months ago

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Classic BBC sci-fi series Blake's 7 to return on Syfy channel

Zaiff Urgulbunger Zaiff Urgulbunger writes  |  about a year ago

Zaiff Urgulbunger (591514) writes "According to the BBC, "Cult classic sci-fi series Blake's 7 is to be remade for the Syfy network, it has been announced.

FremantleMedia International said 13 hour-long episodes will be written by Heroes writer Joe Pokaski."


Here's hoping the special effects budget will be higher than for the original series! Also, hoping that the Liberator is of similar design and includes Zen — the ships computer."
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Google introduces Chrome OS

Zaiff Urgulbunger Zaiff Urgulbunger writes  |  about 5 years ago

Zaiff Urgulbunger (591514) writes "After years of speculation, Google has announced the Google Chrome OS which should be available mid-2010. Initially targeting netbooks, it's main unique selling points are speed, simplicity and security — which kind of implies that the current No.1 OS doesn't deliver in these areas!
The Chrome OS will run on both x86 and ARM architectures, uses a Linux kernel with a new windowing system. According to Google, "For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform."
Google say that this new OS is separate from Android as the latter was designed for mobile phones and set-top boxes, whereas Chrome OS is designed "for people who spend most of their time on the web".
In other news, chair sellers in Redmond are expecting an increase in sales."

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