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Moscow Has Eyes On WikiLeaks, Too

get quad Martyrdom is the answer? (579 comments)

Yeah, just make the guy a martyr and piss off the entire hacking community into taking up his cause. Best thing all governments could do is just be ALOT more transparent, duh. Too much grief going on between us earthlings with our alien overlords on the way.

more than 3 years ago
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Where Does Dell Go After Losing 3Par?

get quad I really hope Dell Execs read this message (169 comments)

Dear Dell shitbags: Optiplex GX270 fiasco you went to great lengths to hide which you're finally getting sued for. Enough Said.

more than 3 years ago
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McAfee Kills SVCHost.exe, Sets Off Reboot Loops For Win XP, Win 2000

get quad Fool me twice.... (472 comments)

Seems not too long ago McAfee was deleting important files....and people kept using it. Here we go again. Can I get a lol?

more than 4 years ago
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Steve Jobs Recommends Android For Fans of Porn

get quad Holy LOL incredulous hypocrisy batman (909 comments)

sung to the tune of Sponge Bob Square Pants: Who lives in a glass house and has the name Steve? Unpleasant, ironic and Nazi is he? If stifling of choice is something you wish, Then act like a dick and sue like a bitch! Steve says Droid does Steve says Droid does Steve says Droid does Steve sayyyyys Droid doooooes! (porn)

more than 4 years ago
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Quake 3 For Android

get quad Re:Running Demos (137 comments)

I've tried OSP with no luck (author already stated no mod support just yet), but am having a hard time finding any vanilla 1.32c demos thus far. If anyone finds them I'll certainly test and report back!

more than 4 years ago
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Quake 3 For Android

get quad Running Demos (137 comments)

I've been unable to get any demos to work which were recorded on the 1.32c exe, obviously because this is based off ioq3. If anyone cares to record or get vanilla demos for showcase purposes I'm all ears. OSP/mods appears to run, but being able to play match demos to show off gameplay would be the BOMB. Also, id software should REALLY take notice here and release a spectator-only client for QuakeLive which runs on Adroid ;-)

more than 4 years ago
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Adobe Download Manager Installing Software Without Consent

get quad Consider using Google Pack (w updater) (98 comments)

http://pack.google.com/ This is too cool for school - by selecting the programs you want through Google Pack, a special exe will be created for download which installs these programs and the google updater which runs as a scheduled task. Easy button FTW.

more than 4 years ago
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Interstellar Hydrogen Prevents Light-Speed Travel?

get quad Easily fixed! (546 comments)

How about a giant windshield wiper wiping slightly faster than the speed of light? amirite? amirite?

more than 4 years ago
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Stay Off the Grid, Win $10,000

get quad Re:Ummmm... (228 comments)

or less than 10 cents a month. extremes.

more than 4 years ago
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Stay Off the Grid, Win $10,000

get quad gonna have to pass (228 comments)

As capable as I am at winning this challenge, I'll have to spectate from behind dual LCD panels, as my job will not permit (and 10k isnt much more than the salary I'd make in the same time period). Good luck to all who have the means to slack for 30+ days!

more than 4 years ago
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Dell Defect Turning 2.2GHz CPU Into 100MHz CPU?

get quad Here we go again (314 comments)

In my 15+ year history of dealing with Dell, getting them to admit fault is near impossible. I've been through quite a few such incidents and I have to say, I may never forgive Dell for the Optiplex GX270 SFF. If they would just be a responsible company and fix their mistakes openly I might consider doing business with them again some day.

more than 3 years ago
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Impressing Security Upon End-Users Visually?

get quad Re:www.IdentityTheft.info video (157 comments)

Thanks! though not exactly what I had in mind, the first visual example posted.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Power Beaming Challenge is On For November 2nd

get quad It's watching (81 comments)

Our shadowed creator is always present with its noodly appendages at the ready.

more than 4 years ago
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DRM Take II — Digital Personal Property

get quad Re:Seriously? (356 comments)

The revolution will begin on /. therefore it will not be televised.

more than 4 years ago
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Wind Farms Can Interfere With Doppler Radar

get quad Re:why ignore common sense? (179 comments)

So you'd deny that lightning or warm fronts produce heat? In any case, IR isn't really the onus so much as night vision. Seeing a funnel cloud in the distance can be priceless, even while using night vision with a suitable wide-angle lens.

more than 4 years ago
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Wind Farms Can Interfere With Doppler Radar

get quad Re:why ignore common sense? (179 comments)

many modern PTZ cams have both infrared and night vision.

more than 4 years ago
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Wind Farms Can Interfere With Doppler Radar

get quad Re:why ignore common sense? (179 comments)

Not if it's the same people watching the radar and looking at the cams only during potential storm scenarios.

more than 4 years ago

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Impressing security upon end-users visually?

get quad get quad writes  |  more than 4 years ago

get quad (917331) writes "I continually have to remind our end-users to be vigilant about the usual safeguards such as clicking links in the occasional spam email which passes through filters, visiting suspicious websites, why some websites aren't entirely safe or appropriate for the work environment (facebook apps, myspace, remote access apps, proxies, etc), amongst the myriad of other things an end user can do to get into trouble.

What I'm hoping to find are video or flash examples (mind you, in layman's terms) of what web-based exploits/zero-day threats are capable of, how they can happen, and the harm they can ultimately cause rather than posting links to technical docs they will never bother to read. Getting the point across in a purely visual and less technical manner which has some gravitas at the same time seems much more effective; suggestions and links much appreciated."
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Rock Band: Massive Post-Holiday Hardware Debacle?

get quad get quad writes  |  more than 6 years ago

get quad writes "Rock Band is easily one of the most addictive games I've ever placed into my Xbox 360. However, anyone eagerly awaiting the large rectangular box sitting under the tree should be aware — every peripheral is quite fragile and likely to break within a week of play time.

In my particular case, the guitar strum bar and fret buttons stopped responding reliably. After a little research on the Rock Band support forums, users demonstrated how poorly-designed microswitches are quickly working loose inside the guitar's body. Further reading in Rock Band's support forum quickly introduced the problems I'd experience over the next few days. Almost immediately after filing a warranty claim on the faulty guitar, the kick drum pedal (which had already developed a crack) broke completely in half. Two days later, the microphone went South, producing the most wicked of vocal distortions even at a whisper.

Purchased December 8th, meanwhile submitting three advance warranty claims ($125 credit card hold per claim) inside the first 10 days of use, I've gotten a scratched-up refurbished guitar which seems to be developing identical problems as the first, an identical kick drum pedal made of the same flimsy plastic, and to boot, the support rep I spoke with about the microphone stated "just keep the old one after you get the new one". According to further highly-venomous reports on the support forum, the next issue in line is apparently the dreaded 'dead drum pad'.

Playstation 3 users apparently cannot enjoy the benefit of adding in Guitar Hero III controllers due to bickering between Harmonix and Activision.

Obviously rushed to market without sufficient QA in order to meet the holiday shopping season, retailing at $169, and coming with a mere 60-day warranty from date of purchase (likely including time spent under the tree), Harmonix's impressive and highly-addictive Rock Band game bundled with such fragile peripherals should prove to be quite the ordeal going into the new year.

Worthy of note: as of this submission the entire rock band site has been down the entire day in lieu of "a whole new community experience"."

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