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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

neghvar1 media and backups (276 comments)

Server 2012 R2, Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 4 GB DDR2, 3TB RAID 5 array all in a ridiculously heavy SuperMicro tower. I use mine for the media content my Roku accesses and backing up our three PCs. It also functions as a Domain, DNS, DHCP, File, and Print server for the 4 PCs, 2 laptops and 3 smartphones and 3 tablets.

2 days ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

neghvar1 Re:hope for improvements (329 comments)

true, I run various FTB mods. Have not played vanilla in quite a while.

5 days ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

neghvar1 hope for improvements (329 comments)

My hope here is that the game is developed to go beyond java rendering. Even with a Core i7, the game hogs about 70% of the CPU and about 3.2GB of memory. On average. Utilize the GPU, Direct X, OpenGL. Something to make resource handling more efficient.

5 days ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

neghvar1 Star Control 2 (382 comments)

My favorite video game of all time and all platforms is Star Control 2. Released in 1992 on PC Favorite NES: Dragon Warrior 4. Favorit SNES: Tie! Super Mario RPG & Chronotrigger.

about three weeks ago

Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

neghvar1 DNS? (133 comments)

When I subscribed to Comcast a while back, there was a 4 day outage. By the second day, I found out that it was due to an attack on the DNS servers. So I went into the gateway and changed mine to Verizon's for the time being.

about three weeks ago

Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

neghvar1 Opinions (291 comments)

If you say so. However, I got rid of the stock OS and installed CyanogenMod and am very pleased with its performance. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

about a month ago

Three-Year Deal Nets Hulu Exclusive Rights To South Park

neghvar1 Promoting piracy (138 comments)

It is actions like this that cause an increase in piracy of content. Taking what used to be free to watch and now charging for it. The content providers are thus promoting the piracy of their own products.

about 2 months ago

My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

neghvar1 Dirty power (278 comments)

The apartment we live in has a dirty electrical system (lots of spikes, sags, surges and dips). We have a UPS attached to anything that does not use direct AC power. The only problem is that these new LED and florescent bulbs are sensitive to spikes and surges compared to incandescent bulbs. As a result, they died significantly faster that advertised.

about 2 months ago

The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

neghvar1 How I define cheating. (178 comments)

I see cheating as gaining an unfair advantage over another player. I do mean player and not bots or the computer (no moral dilemma) I remember in Age of Empires 2, you could enable cheats for all players and those games got crazy. (despite using cheat codes, I did not see this as cheating because no one was at a disadvantage) My general rule was play it through the first time with out cheating, then cheat to your heart's delight. The two worst cases of cheating in multiplayer games was Diablo 1 and Counter Strike 1. In Diablo 1, multiplayer toons were saved on the local computer instead of online along with that there was an app (bobafett) that aloud various cheats including killing all players on the same level you were on and then claiming their gold and gear that dropped. Counter Strike 1's infamous cheat was OGC. x-ray walls, auto target lock, auto fire. It got so bad that the more skilled players were being accused of cheating if their scores were significantly above the others. (this happen to me on numerous occasions) . I can't think of any other multiplayer cheat epidemics

about 3 months ago

I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

neghvar1 winding down (139 comments)

I read my Warcraft novels while winding down to go to bed

about 3 months ago

The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

neghvar1 Re:Speculation (475 comments)

Of course there is no concrete evidence. If there was, those involved with Truecrypt would have been arrested and charged with violating 18 U.S.C. 2709(c) of the USA Patriot Act.

about 4 months ago

Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

neghvar1 Re:What advances? (111 comments)

Bioshock Infinite was an amazing game in all aspects. It was the first game I played on my newly built system which pushed it to its limits. It is unfortunate that Irrational Games closed its doors.

about 4 months ago

Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

neghvar1 What advances? (111 comments)

Superior graphics, AI, and audio. Don't make a kick-ass game. IMO, the greatest video game of all time is Star Control 2 (1993)

about 4 months ago

Inside NSA's Efforts To Hunt Sysadmins

neghvar1 CFAA (147 comments)

It would be nice if we could sick the CFAA on the NSA. Unofrtunately, they are immune from that law.

about 5 months ago

FBI: $10,000 Reward For Info On Anyone Who Points a Laser At an Aircraft

neghvar1 Re:This isn't the best way to handle the problem (445 comments)

I own a green laser pointer refereed to as a star pointer since the beam is easier to follow into the night sky. I use it to point to stars and constellations to educate my daughter. When I see an aircraft, I turn it off. What if someone observes me and thinks I'm shining it at an aircraft and wrongfully reports me?

about 7 months ago

Old cellphones, in my household ...

neghvar1 forensic practice (171 comments)

I am working on a degree in digital forensics and use my family's old phones for forensic acquisition practice.

about 7 months ago

Reason To Hope Carriers Won't Win the War On Netflix

neghvar1 Anti-competitive business practices (213 comments)

If /when overwhelming evidence is found that ISPs are throttling Netflix and other such services, those services could sue for anti-competitive business practices.

about 7 months ago


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