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Navy Develops a Shark Drone For Surveillance

darkain GPS Sharks (45 comments)

So is this the GPS Shark that is searching for MH370 ????

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

darkain Intranet (391 comments)

Sweet! Now I'll need to get SSL keys for all of my web basic administration consoles on my already secured private LAN, or else management will yell at me. This sounds GREAT!

2 days ago
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Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance

darkain Re:this is ridiculous (440 comments)

Interesting on this point.

One of the clients that I manage, the cops came to their house. They asked the resident to allow the cops to setup security video cameras in my client's back yard. The client's back yard faced the back yard on the next street over of a suspect of a crime (not sure if drugs or something else). The cops came in and installed all their own video equipment to point at this other house to monitor them 24/7, from my client's property, NOT from a public location.

So, this is like your scenario of someone turning over security footage from their own cameras, only taking it one step further because the cops installed security cameras on private property (with permission of course... but what did they DO get get that permission, I don't know)

3 days ago
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Godot Engine Reaches 1.0, First Stable Release

darkain Re:Impressive (54 comments)

Error 503: Service Unavailable

3 days ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

darkain Re:Just in time. (219 comments)

The question is though, what method are you using to test for these errors in the first place? How do you KNOW there has not been a read error occurring within the discs? This is a big reason why ZFS exists. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...

about a week ago
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The Case For Flipping Your Monitor From Landscape to Portrait

darkain Full Screen (566 comments)

This article has the same bullshit mentality that Windows 8 Metro has... The assumptions that windows MUST ALWAYS be full screen. Guess what? I NEVER do this, There is no point in doing it. I like having my windows tiled on top of each other where I can see the corners behind which ever window I'm working in, so when the status changes in another app, I can see it instantly. Switch between apps is as simple as clicking on the various VISIBLE windows, rather than switching away from the apps, to the taskbar, then back to the apps (think about this task in a multi-monitor setup). And on top of that, their only case study seems to be for reading fixed-width content? The whole world doesnt revolve around just this one type of information display...

about a week ago
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An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration

darkain Re:Twitter is like taking advice from 12yr old gir (162 comments)

Because the URLs to images and full articles that easily fit within the 140 character limits is absolutely worthless to the discussion...

about two weeks ago
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Pluto-Bound Spacecraft Ends Hibernation To Start Mission

darkain Re:Hibernation (77 comments)

Perhaps it is!

"and sent a radio confirmation that it had successfully turned itself back on one and a half hours later"

Now we know where that gap in time came from.

about two weeks ago
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UK MP Says ISPs Must Take Responsibility For Movie Leaks, Sony Eyes North Korea

darkain Roads (216 comments)

In other news: construction workers building and maintaining city streets and highways are now held responsible for high speed chases.

about two weeks ago
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Is Chernobyl Still Dangerous? Was 60 Minutes Pushing Propaganda?

darkain Wait, what? (409 comments)

If we're to believe Betteridge's law this time around... we're to believe that both Chernobyl is safe AND 60 Minutes didn't push propaganda!? NNNNOOOOO, I'M SO CONFUSED! I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!

about two weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

darkain Lost!? (375 comments)

"It's bulky. It can be forgotten, or lost"

My wallet is on a chain which links to my belt loop on my pants. My wallet will not be lost. However, my phone doesn't have this same protection.

And seriously, how is a phone any less likely to be lost than a wallet? One of the two is out and about of the pocket a hell of a lot more often than the other.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

darkain Simple (720 comments)

Get a less noisy system. How hard is that to figure out?

Get a case that has one or two 120mm or larger fans for airflow. They generate much MUCH less noise than 80mm fans and still push enough air to keep the thing chilled.

Switch CPU/GPU fans to ones that only turn on when needed, and are off while the system is at a cool idle temp.

Switch your HDD out for an SSD, and use network storage for your bulk storage. Gigabit Ethernet is ~100MB/sec and so is a rotational disk, so you're not gonna see much different in performance here (assuming your network doesn't suck)

about three weeks ago

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darkain darkain writes  |  about 8 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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