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Theo De Raadt's Small Rant On OpenSSL

darkain When comments... (301 comments)

When Slashdot comments become full front page stories? This was already posted a few times as comments in the last OpenSSL post.

about a week ago

Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists

darkain No Brainer (108 comments)

So the cost of PURCHASING a drone is about the same as RENTING a helicopter for the same time? With the drone, of course, being re-usable, and creating significantly less impact when comparing the results of a potential crash, and can get much MUCH closer to the action.

This is seriously the best of all worlds. Now if only we can get away from the mainstream stigma of the term "Drone", such as going back to the term UAV instead? Really, the only down-side is ignorant media perception of these devices.

about 2 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Top Black Friday Tech Picks?

darkain Nexus 7 (189 comments)

I picked up the Asus Nexus 7 16GB (2013 edition) for $151.12 off Amazon Prime just two weeks ago... How is $199.99 a deal in comparison?

TL;DR: Nothing is appealing this Black Friday.

about 5 months ago

First California AMBER Alert Shows AT&T's Emergency Alerts Are a Mess

darkain Re:missing the main point (380 comments)

State-wide, you say? About 24 hours after it hit California, I got two of them a few minutes apart... Up near Seattle WA. Yeah, no idea why, either. I'm on T-Mobile, not AT&T, too. Same cryptic message. Just tapping anywhere on the touch screen made it go away, I couldn't even screen-cap it.

about 8 months ago

Google Street View Backpack Now Available To Volunteers

darkain Olympic National Forest (108 comments)

A little something right here at home, I would love to take this thing hiking through the trails of the Olympic National Forest. Or really, any of the awesome mountains in the Washington area, like Mt Rainier!

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Do Firms Leak Personal Details In Plain Text?

darkain Re:Legislation is not the answer (252 comments)

The problem is, how do you know which companies do this, until AFTER the fact? The OP stated it came in an email, which is after the fact.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Do Firms Leak Personal Details In Plain Text?

darkain Passwords (252 comments)

Last year, I switched ISPs... My new ISP emailed me my password in plain text as a "confirmation" after signing up for my account. Needless to say, I was horribly pissed off about it.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Move Legal Data With Torrents?

darkain Re:No - Resources (302 comments)

Serious question... How long have you been using a network HUB instead of a network SWITCH?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Old Technology Coexisting With New?

darkain Re:A few items (338 comments)

On that note: I still actively use the HP LaserJet 2100 series printers, one with a USB to LPT cable, or via the optional 10 Base-T network addon card.

Those printers may be "slow" by today's standards, but god damn... they NEVER fail, period. Paper trays are very rugged and easy to fill. Toner is super easy to replace. These things are my work horses for printing invoices.

about a year ago

Company Turns Your Android Smartphone Into a Game Console

darkain OUYA (126 comments)

$45 for this "Single Controller Pack", or $99 for a dedicated OUYA game console with controller, also runs android, doesn't have to worry about the game being interrupted by a phone call, no worries about frame rate drops due to various background services running, and already has dedicated third party developers (rather than a "developer program"). Yeah, sorry guys, the other team already has my money!


about a year ago

Nintendo Power's Final Cover

darkain Re:"In print"? (79 comments)

"print" is another term for "echo", which is used to put characters on your screen.

about a year ago



darkain darkain writes  |  more than 7 years ago

darkain writes "Over the past week, I have setup a service that allows for notification of new Wii Virtual Console games. This service will send messages to user's message boards on their Wiis when new virtual console games are released. While we do know for now that VC games will be released every Monday at 9am (PST), this will not always be the case. Also, I have setup the service to now accept all regions, not just North America. Per request, I have extended this service to include notification via RSS feeds for those that want it on their desktops. This service also has one major advantage over the other similar "Wii News Letter" services on the Internet, in that it is fully 100% automated. This means that messages are sent out ASAP when games become available, instead of waiting for a person to check for the latest games and then issue out the notifications manually."


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