StarCraft II Closed Beta Begins
Urge to kill, rising.....
Laser Fusion Passes Major Hurdle
Soon there will be enough energy to power my Dual SLI GeForce 9800 GX2!
Phantom OS, the 21st Century OS?
Sounds more like Rantware to me. I love some of the commands in the "Why a new OS" section:
The most obvious questions: why new operating system? Isnâ(TM)t Linux enough? Of course, Linux is not enough. Being a clone of Unix, Linux conceptually is a dinosaur.
Linux, being inspired from the most stable, tried and tested operating system in history - Unix - isn't a bad thing. Hey, it works, right? And it has a GUI too!
Network friendly? No!
Network is an alien in todayâ(TM)s operating systems. Application which needs to use network must do most of the work by itself! Only file access is more or less seamlessly covered by OS so that application can work with remote files like with local ones. Remote object access is still not there (weâ(TM)re in the 21 century, arent we?) â" I mean, modern (huh?) operating systems do not offer such a service, application programmer has to use language-scpecific[SIC] mechanisms, like RMI in Java, or OS tools, but such tools still need programmers support and not portable across even most widely used OSes.
Wow, now they're flexing their muscles. Seriously, any OS isn't going to be an "End-All" to everyone's needs. Theres always going to be different needs, and there always going to be custom network code.
How many kinds of name to object translation your operating system has among its APIs? One for files. One for network objects. One for drivers. One for devices. One for USB devices. One for fonts. One for link-time program elements (functions, labels, variables). One for users. One for IPC objects. You can give me ten more - just look in your include file directory.
Theyâ(TM)re all different! Why the hell getting object by name is not done in the same way for all of them? What âSystemâ(TM) in âoeOperating Systemâ term stands for? Should we better call them Operating Garbage?
Ahahaha, "Why the hell". Sounds like someone has the case of the Moooondays.
Communication friendly? No!
Todayâ(TM)s world is a world of cooperation. Nobody tries to do everything himself now. Everybody knows, that to be successful you have to do your part of the project well and use otherâ(TM)s solutions where possible. No one writes own display driver today (it was quite common ten years before, by the way), no one wants to solve whatâ(TM)s already solved. Frameworks, libraries, toolkits â" any program uses 10 to 100 times as more of 3rd party code, than has itâ(TM)s own.
Does âoemodernâ operating system help with that?
Oh, and I suppose you can do better job than the leading competitors. Graphics is big business, and non-OS companies are leading (like NVIDIA). If non-OS companies are leading, then how is your OS going to be an "End-All" solution?
Everything sounds like one big rant after another. Rantware anyone?
Snakelike Robot To Treat Soldiers During Battle
I can seriously see someone abusing this:
Soldier: I'm down, I need medic!
Remote Medic: Ok soldier, calm down, lets have a look
[snake moves around a bit]
RM: Private, i'm going to have to inspect your colon for any hidden terrorists.
Soldier: Wait, What?! Who are
RM: Just relax, we have everything under control *snicker*
Solder: Don't fuck with me! I'm already in a lot of AHHHH ITS RAPING MY ASS!!
RM: The more you relax your muscles the easier this will be *snicker snicker*
Why Do We Name Servers the Way We Do?
Lets here it for the 1-of-3 slashdot females who actually post! I'm bookmarking this link...
Comrade, You Are So Not Getting a Dell
why stop at trinary?! quintupinary is the future!!!!
Fannie Mae Worker Indicted For Malicious Script
An Internet Protocol address was eventually linked to Makwanaâ(TM)s company-issued laptop, Nye wrote. He was arrested Jan. 7.
The report is obviously not a techy. Its "IP Address"!
Video Game Conditioning Spills Over Into Real Life
You just affected me with your +3 insight
Windows 7 Taskbar Not So Similar To OS X Dock After All
This is how the article read to me:
cockballs fuckshit windows lickass apple poopsperm paradigm groinsocket different
all in all, most obvious comparison ever; thanks for the information everyone already knows.
How To Diagnose a Suddenly Slow Windows Computer?
VirtualPC? I think thats a bit overkill for the average windows user.
If you do suspect that its a rootkit, try booting your PC with a Linux LiveCD and see how fast it runs. If it runs fine, then chances are you have an invasive rootkit. Then take LinuxGeek's advice and backup your data and reinstall.
RIAA Hearing Next Week Will Be Televised
Ha Ha Ha, Noses on Towels.
3 Cups of Coffee Increases Hallucinations
"There coming tonight to steal my underpants, I just know it! URKK!"
Nvidia 480-Core Graphics Card Approaches 2 Teraflops
Bioshock - Very beautiful and creative environments.
Far Cry 2 - Insanely beautiful - Insanely dynamic environment.
Fallout 3 - Can see miles into the distance.
Left 4 Dead - How many zombies can you fit on the screen?
Gears of War - Pretty...
Starcraft 2 - ....Come on Blizzard, release it already!!!
Nvidia 480-Core Graphics Card Approaches 2 Teraflops
Um, I can think of about 20 games from 2008 that looked as good, if not better, than Crysis, and that also runs faster.
How Do You Manage Your SD Card Library?
640k is all anyone will ever need for SD cards.
Avoiding Wasted Time With Prince of Persia
But the Vita Chambers made it way too easy in BioShock. I had them enabled the first time through. I disabled them the second time through, and it made the game much more convincing, since all it takes to end the game is just one death, like in *gasp* real life. That made me become more cautious how I approached everything, and more appreciative of everything that Bioshock had to offer. The game became more more scary, exciting, and most of all, fun.
Slashdot's Disagree Mail
Peter: You ever watch that show Scrubs? Lois had it on the other night, and I was kinda fading in and out, you know. I was watching and wondering..... which one is the funny guy?
Copper Thieves Jeopardize US Infrastructure
The fucked up METH-economic system gives them a motive.
There, fixed that for ya.