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Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

phorm Re:Linux (126 comments)

erm, "Linus" not "Linux"

I see to have a macro built into my muscle-memory on that one :-)

5 days ago
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Linus Fixes Kernel Regression Breaking Witcher 2

phorm Linux (126 comments)

On one hand, you hear about him flaming out people who break shit in stupid ways.
On the other, you also hear him accepting blame for not checking things properly himself: "Serves me right for not digging all the way down the mess of macros"

Whatever his eccentricities, he sounds quite fair to me.

5 days ago
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'Never Miss Another Delivery' - if You Have a TrackPIN (Video)

phorm Not in Canada (85 comments)

Where the government is phasing out home mail delivery in favour of "Community Mailboxes"... so now I have to go to the big box in order to collect my frequent junk-mail and occasional important stuff.

5 days ago
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Researchers Moot "Teleportation" Via Destructive 3D Printing

phorm Re:It only works when it isn't (162 comments)

I don't want a teleported camshaft that is printed with a 3D printer that uses chocolate for the printing material.

Actually, printing real-world stuff in chocolate via 3d scanning+printing would be *awesome*,and would probably have a decent market. Those scale model cars that you can buy; print those, in chocolate. You can eat your way through the car and see all the intricate parts as you do so.

Get yourself printed...in chocolate. Then eat yourself. Or take a bite outta the boss!

Lots of fun applications there.

about a week ago
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Should Disney Require Its Employees To Be Vaccinated?

phorm Re:Post hoc ergo propter hoc (661 comments)

And this year, the effectiveness of influenza vaccine in the USA is around 23% or less. For effective vaccines (measles, etc) with severe consequences for infection, it makes sense, but recent research is showing that people who have previously been vaccinated for influenza are actually *more likely* to get sick with a newer strain (again, NOT an issue with the measles vaccine). For flu, I'd guess that people who are exposed to the live virus in small quantities may build more natural immunity than those that a vaccine, but research hasn't shown the cause yet. There are two ways to get immunity after all:
a) An effective vaccine
or
b) Get sick, suffer the consequences, and naturally build immunity

In the case of (b), if you're infectious before showing visible symptoms (and/or you're not willing to become a hermit until you are clear) then the vaccine is still the best route, and more in the community interest. In the US, where sick days are lacking, many people aren't willing (or able) to lose the pay either. You also end up with dipshit parents who deliberately expose their kids to nasty stuff so that they *WILL* get sick and later be immune... which just seems cruel and unnecessary.

about a week ago
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Dish Network Violated Do-Not-Call 57 Million Times

phorm Legit reasons (246 comments)

There are legitimate reasons for doing it. Businesses which essentially have the telephone equivalent of a NAT (lots of inside lines, only a few incoming numbers), or forwarding etc.

People with VOIP lines may have only an outgoing line with no number to call back. I've had this and used my cellular # for call-display.

That said, there should be a way to authorize or verify numbers for caller-ID purposes, perhaps by sending a text message or confirmation call with a passcode. Then, only those who have registered a number can use it for caller-ID purposes.

about a week ago
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The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

phorm That's all great, but (263 comments)

As a sysadmin, a lot of the job is doing stuff that *prevents* loss. Unfortunately, bean-counters often don't really understand how properly configured/supported firewalls and security appliances are important, because they don't *MAKE* money.

about a week ago
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Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

phorm Re:inventor ?!?!??!?! (171 comments)

True enough, but it also called him an inventor, which is misleading.

about a week ago
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User Plea Means EISA Support Not Removed From Linux

phorm DVB cards (189 comments)

I've got a bunch of PCI DVB/capture cards that are in the same boat. They *could* be useful if I had drivers for them, but alas, they do not.

My personal disfavorite is software that depends on dongles which have OS-specific drivers. The software *WOULD* work on the newer OS if the dongle had a driver that allowed it to authenticate (of course, dongles suck in general).

about a week ago
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Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

phorm Re:Bye_bye, Blackberry (307 comments)

where are the iPhone, Android, Symbian, etc versions of BBM!

Uh, well for Google Play, it'd be here, and for iDevices it would be here

I still agree that their argument is dumb though. People develop apps for a platform where it will sell, and that has nothing to do with net neutrality. I find it annoying that I can't run [game/software X] on Linux, but that has nothing to do with my ISP or internet service.

about a week ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

phorm Re:Getting insurance isn't the problem (238 comments)

Yes, and they have expensive lawyers, which means that dealing with them costs a lot of time, and money. You may get satisfaction, but it will be many dollars and months if not years away.

about a week ago
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Could Tizen Be the Next Android?

phorm What's next (241 comments)

Maybe Samsung will partner with ATI/AMD :-)

about two weeks ago
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Japanese Nobel Laureate Blasts His Country's Treatment of Inventors

phorm Re:Hang on WTF? (191 comments)

I can somewhat agree with this. Certainly if you invent something extremely valuable that's directly tied to your work at a company, then that's what you were (already) paid to do.

However, why do often we treat salespersons with a golden spoon - offering bonuses and perks - while treating intellectuals like grunts. I'm not saying that they should buy the guy a mansion, but if somebody makes or saves your company a few million (or billion, even) bucks, perhaps a bonus and a little extra would be in order.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Seeks To Legally Hack You If You're Connected To TOR Or a VPN

phorm Stuxnet (382 comments)

Supposedly, so were the centrifuges targeted by Stuxnet.

about two weeks ago
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Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

phorm Getting insurance isn't the problem (238 comments)

Getting insurance isn't the problem.
Getting companies to honor it, is.
Given how difficult it is to track down support from Google for support on some of their current offerings, I'm not sure insurance will be much of an improvement in customer experience.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

phorm Re:Doubt it (489 comments)

Yeah, for previous versions of windows it was "the first thing I do with a new PC is install fresh without all the add-on bloatware/spyware"
With win8+, more bloat is built in

Then again, the first thing I do after installing KDE on Linux is to disable Nepomuk and Akonadi... for similar performance reasons.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

phorm Re:I hope not (489 comments)

Since we live in the land of monopolied "Dominate and crush", we'll never know, as it actively prevents some alternatives from ever gaining growth.

Honestly, for my work stuff though I'd at the very least like to see something like a self-hosted Google-Docs combined with versioning instead of the aweful sharepoint we use.

about two weeks ago
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Obama: Gov't Shouldn't Be Hampered By Encrypted Communications

phorm Current path (562 comments)

If the government continues along the current path, your daughters WILL be growing up in a fascist dicatorship!

about two weeks ago
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Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

phorm Order of typing (329 comments)

It's why I really prefer
    rm [path] -rf

Linux allows this, but the last BSD I used required me to put the arguments before the path
    rm -rf [path]

Why is this bad? Well, if accidentally tap enter or something akin to that while partway through typing a path, say goodbye to anything that's along the way!

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

phorm Re:Breaking old cards (160 comments)

Oh there's nothing wrong with the card that would require "baking" etc, it's purely a driver issue. They fixed a brightness-button issue and in turn something sets the backlight to 0 on my model.

about two weeks ago

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Cross-platform game development

phorm phorm writes  |  about a year and a half ago

phorm (591458) writes "As a bit of a gamer, hacker, and coder, I've been playing with various 3D development kits for some time. There's actually a lot of choice out there, much of it crossing not only the PC triumvirate, but also into tablet/phone OS's.

However, perhaps one of the reasons we lack major AAA games on Linux is the lack of a AAA engines or dev platforms. Two of the bigger free options are Ogre3d and Irrlicht.

Ogre seems good for those with some coding knowledge who want to jumping into mid-level functionality. It allows for one to quickly develop a polished environment and with decent modern effects. However, sometimes it holds your hand too much to the point where more advanced functionality becomes difficult to implement: notably advanced collision detection and manual objects/terrain. Documentation rot may also be an issue if you're trying to use a newer version with older tutorials. Ogre3d is free and open-source.

Irrlicht, on the other hand, seems to offer flexibility, but definitely holds your hand less. This makes it somewhat more complicated for a mid-level coder to get down to business and see results quickly. Irrlicht is free and open-source

Unity — which targets more AAA game development — has increased Linux support more recently. While it still primarily focuses on Windows development, the producers do seem to recognise that Linux may be an increasingly viable option in the gaming market. Currently Linux desktop publishing is still in preview, but seems to be making good progress.

Lastly, the new kid on the (Linux) block. LeadWerks will be finishing their kickstarter soon, allowing for full Linux support (as well as additional features). Leadwerks is not a free solution, but the ~$100 price for backers won't break the bank. Leadwerks also offers source-code licenses according to their site."
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Big-name games abusing app permissions

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 2 years ago

phorm (591458) writes "While it's no secret that sketchy app vendors tend to ask for unusual permissions on mobile devices, it seems that the "Big Name" companies are joining the fray.

I recently noticed that apps such as Electronic Arts "Need for Speed: Most Wanted" are asking for permissions such as the ability to read contacts.

On android phones, this gives them ability to see your contacts, including how and when you've communicated with contacts on your devices.

One wonders why a game would need to know who's on my call list and when I'm calling them. Is this an issue with dev-houses abusing the permissions of trusting users, or a sign that permissions in apps are still too broad.

It also shows how forward-thinking privacy-wise RIM was for their security model, as Blackberry apps can be set to "always allow", "always deny", or a more secure "prompt on demand" type security elevation. How is it that more popular device OS's still lack such core security functionality?"

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Where do the alone go?

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 2 years ago

phorm (591458) writes "http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/10/13/bc-amanda-todd-suicide-charges.html

Recently the Canadian media has focused in on the story of Amanda Todd, a young girl hounded by bullies until she eventually committed suicide. While the story of bullying — or the horrible impact it can have — is not in itself unique, the somewhat haunting legacy of a video left by Amanda is.

The video — without words — shows Amanda as she holds up a series of notes detailing how a small mistake led to exploitation, isolation, violence, and pain.

The media is abuzz. Politicians are vowing to make a difference, and that things will change. But in the grand scheme, they really don't, do they? This is not a new story. Young people have died before. Politians have made speeches before. Schools will counsel. New rules will be made, and forgotten, left unenforced, or even misused. People will forget. Bullying will continue.

Social media, while allowing friends to stay connected, unfortunately also allows people like Amanda to be continually targetted, reducing the safe-havens for those in the crosshairs.I'm sure many here have stories of their own, and slashdot's own trolls are testiment to the despicableness and persistence of those who will do anything to get a reaction.

Some of us survive, perhaps to become stronger. Some — like Amanda — will not.

For those that know bullying, who have been its victims and survived, is there anything we can do? I watched this video wondering if — had I seen it before it was too late — could I have reached out and made a difference?

Is there a place where young — or perhaps even those not so young — can go where they can realize they aren't alone? In my day, I had friends across the world in IRC. People I didn't know but could talk to and share my thoughts on life. But even then, people who understood my particular situation were few and far between.

So where do they go?
The lost. The depressed. Those that could have a bright future if they can just survive their youth.
Where can they find shelter, to survive or even thrive?

Does such a place exist? How can we keep it safe from the aggressors, and how can we help young people find it.

At the end of the video, Amanda states...
I have nobody.
I need somebody.

How can we help these young people discover that they're not alone?"

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LCD's and pixel warranties

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 2 years ago

phorm (591458) writes "As more and more devices are coming out with dense-pixel displays, it seems that the "x dead pixel" clause in warranties has become prolific with all vendors. Specifically, the clause states that the vendor will only consider a unit defective if the LCD has a certain amount (usually 4-5, but often it's specific as to certain amounts in different parts of the LCD) of dead pixels.

An LCD with a dead pixel is a problem. 2-3 dead pixels would to most be considered a fairly obvious defect.

How is it that the manufacturers get to say what constitutes a real defect or not? We don't have clauses on new cars that say "engine is not considered defective unless 2 or more pistons are seized", so what is it considered acceptable for LCD's.
Moreover, for a new-in-box product, how enforceable are these terms (which are generally not clearly available on packaging)?

For a fee, various suppliers offer anti no-dead-pixel-on-delivery warranty. If the issue is so common, why do people seem to accept it (and what's your recourse if you don't).

Lastly, when dense-pixel displays are often so dense that the human eye can't perceive a single pixel, how do you tell how many are dead (especially when a single "white" pixel is comprised of at least 3 component colors)."
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Canadian court deciding on music-preview royalties

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 4 years ago

phorm (591458) writes "The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada is suing various telecommunications companies across Canada over the use of music "previews" (up to 30 seconds) for use as ringtones.

The CBC article is a bit short, but many questions could arise from the lawsuit. While the current lawsuit seems mainly targeted at ringtones, it could perhaps have a broader impact against sites which allow short previews of music, and what would the impact upon self-created ringtones (perhaps clipped from legally purchased music) be?"

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Canadian Revenue Agency refuses to make amends

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 4 years ago

phorm (591458) writes "After driving a taxpayer into poverty, the CRA (Canadian Eqivilent to the IRS) continues to refuse compensation for its victim. Irvin Leroux honestly paid his taxes, and did not run afoul of the tax agency until 1996. During an audit, the agency accidentally misplaced his receipts, sending them to the shredder. Without the expenses allowed by the receipts, several years of audits against Leroux ballooned to approximately a million dollars, comprised of "owed" back-taxes and penalties. Despite finding that the CRA actually owed Laroux approximately $24,000, no compensation has been offered for the life-destroying costs associated with the debacle. With his assets all lost or seized, Leroux has struggled to live, let alone pay expensive lawyers. His case has been taken up by the "Canadian Constitution Foundation," which will hopefully proving for all citizens that the government can be held accountable for such mistakes."
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When music licensing collides with other media

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

phorm writes "Recently, I've been looking up some various sci-fi shows that seem to have ended prematurely, wondering if perhaps they reached a conclusion on paper/DVD that they did not reach on television. As we all know, many are canceled due to lack of "popular" interest (they may be popular in the geek crowd but not enough of the mainstream), or conflicts with primary actors, etc

According to wikipedia, one series — "Dark skies" — met an interesting demise in that it was several times deemed too expensive to conclude on DVD or other media due to the prohibitive cost of licensing the music. Specifically, the wiki article (which cites other sources) indicates the expense was in "potential costs involved in licensing the period music."

This had led me to wonder: is this another case where lengthy extended copyrights have killed future potential? How often does music kill film, or possibly other media? The last dated notation on this particular movie is from January 2009. For a series that premiered over a decade ago to be killed off by music that is likely even older shows how further and further lengthening of copyright has anything but a beneficial affect upon the entertainment industry overall."
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Microsoft Australia says "use IE8 or get lost!

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 5 years ago

phorm writes "Microsoft is running a new contest to promote IE8, which — to users of other browsers — appears to severely lack in professionalism or good taste.
Had this link not been on the official microsoft.com website, I would have had a hard time believing that even they could so have let this one slip past the PR department, however if you visit http://www.microsoft.com/australia/ie8/competition/ with firefox, you will get the message that Microsoft has "buried" $10,000 somewhere on the internet, "but you'll never find it using old firefox."

The page goes on further to state that you should "Get rid of it, or get lost"

Is this Microsoft's true attitude, or was this just a poorly worded attempt at humor that slipped through the PR cracks?"

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SPAM filtering for non-email purposes?

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phorm writes "While filtering for SPAM on email and other related mediums seems to be fairly productive, there is a growing issue with SPAM on forums, message-boards, blogs, and other such sites. In many cases, sites use prevention methods such as capchas or question-answer values to try and restrict input to human-only visitors. However, even with such safeguards — and especially with most forms of capchya being cracked fairly often these days — it seems that spammers are becoming an increasing nuisance in this regard.

While searching for plugins or extensions to spamassassin etc I have had little luck finding anything not tied into the email framework. Google searches for PHP-based spam filtering tends to come up with mostly commercial and/or more email-related filters.

Does anyone know of a good system for filtering spam in general messages? Preferably such a system would FOSS, and something with a daemon component (accessible by port or socket) to offer quick response-times."
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90% of gaming addiction patients not addicted

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phorm writes "BBC is carrying an article which states that 90% of visitors to Europe's "video game addiction clinic" are not, in fact, addicted. The problem is a social one rather than a psychological issue. In other words, the patients have turned to heavy gaming because they felt they didn't fit in elsewhere, or that they fit in better "in the game" than elsewhere in "the real world." This has been discussed before, with arguments ranging from gaming being a good way to socialize, the clinical definition of gaming addiction, and claims than males are wired for video-game addiction."
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New catalyst in electrolysis to store solar energy

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phorm writes "Reuters is carrying an article about a recent MIT development which may pave the way for solar-energy to be collected for use in low-input periods. According to Reuters, the discovery of the a new catalyst for separating hydrogen+oxygen from water requires only 10% of the electricity of current methods. This would allow storage-cells to function as a form of battery for other forms of energy-collection, such as solar panels. The new method is also much safer (and likely environmentally friendly) than current methods, which require the use of a dangerously caustic environment, and specialized storage containers."
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Bell wants to dump third-party ISP's entirely

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phorm writes "Not only is Bell interfering with third-party traffic, but — according to CBC — they want third-party ISP and phone carriers off their network entirely.

This Story details how Bell is lobbying to lease-conditions on their networks removed, stating that enough competition exists that they should not longer be required to lease infrastructure to third-parties. Perhaps throttling is just the beginning?"
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CBC to broadcast program finale on BitTorrent

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phorm writes "The CBC television program "Canada's Next Great Prime Minister," which recently aired its final episode and is already notable for having conducted auditions on YouTube and having its own Facebook group, is now planning to release a high-resolution, DRM-free version of the finale via BitTorrent.

As other media companies continue to slam BitTorrent as being only a "tool for piracy", will the continued increase of its use in legitimate distribution overshadow these failing arguments?"

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You can not reverse-engineer our GPL-violations...

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 7 years ago

phorm writes "If appears that Monsoon Technology, the makers of the Hava media-transmission systems, don't quite understand the GPL. As some users pointed out in their forums, their systems appear to be based on Linux and various GPL'ed software, with the output of "strings" and other tests showing signs of running busybox and others. A monsoon spokesperson on the forum has indicated that they are aware it uses GPL'ed software, and are "working" on making source available, but at the same time are dropping various threats against supposed reverse-engineering of the software by those that determined the GPL violations.

A few snippets from the Monsoon rep include: I have a little secret to let you in on — HAVA runs Linux! Yes, much of the source is GPL and we should publish those sections which we have modified per the terms of GPL. A project is underway to pull this together. A couple of observations — some of you appear to be violating the terms of the End User License Agreement

You recognize and agree that the HAVA Software including its structure, source code and the design and structure of modules or programs, constitute valuable trade secrets owned by Snappymultimedia or its licensors. You will not copy or use the HAVA Software except as expressly permitted by this EULA and, specifically, you will not ...

(b) yourself or through any third party modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the HAVA Software in whole or part, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law, and then only after you have notified Snappymultimedia in writing of your intended activities; Seems to me that some of you have just come out blatantly admitting you are reverse engineering the firmware — or trying to. How should we handle this? As responses have indicated, the methods used to determine the violation do not seem to constitute reverse-engineering. Moreover, the initial friendliness of the rep is severely marred by the apparent hostility of the later message, as forum members have indicated. The overall message seems to be "we have not lived up to our obligations under the license of the software which we are using, but we'll get to it... sometime. Meanwhile, do not attempt to poke around our code yourself or things will get ugly."

The owners of BusyBox have been notified of this violation, however the response is still troubling. Is this the response we should come to expect as more and more commercial software uses and misuses GPL'ed components?"

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HP removes all support for windows 98, ME

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 7 years ago

phorm writes "At my work location, I suppose a number of older (pentium-III generation, sometimes pentium-II) machines which run using windows 98. Recently, after re-imaging a machine, I attempted to download a printer driver from HP's website only to be greeted with a message stating that HP has removed all drivers for windows 98, 98SE, and ME, and will no longer offer CD's with drivers for hardware under those platforms. This includes the removal of drivers for any printers, etc that previously existed on the HP site.

Here's the blurb [and printable version] from HP's website, they blame it on changes from Microsoft but frankly I can't see how this affects older, previously-available drivers:

As of July 2007, HP will no longer be able to offer software driver downloads or replacement CD ordering for Windows 98, 98 Second Edition (SE), or Windows Millennium (Me) for your HP printer, all-in-one, camera, or scanner. Microsoft has stopped providing and supporting certain files related specifically to Windows 98 SE, and this change affects all technology companies. HP, along with other technology companies, is no longer able to use selected components in support of Windows 98SE, which has an impact on our software strategy for Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, and Windows Me.

Although the software drivers for Windows 98, 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me will no longer be supported by HP, your HP product will still work with these operating systems with the software provided to you on the CD that shipped with the product. Also, if you have previously received a software CD that lists any of these operating systems on the CD label, or downloaded a driver for one of these operating systems, please maintain these files. These files will no longer be available in the HP online support Web site or in any other HP support options (such as e-mail, chat or phone support) after the date mentioned above.

This information supersedes any statements in the printed documentation, the online Help and also other documents available in the HP support website.
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phorm phorm writes  |  more than 7 years ago

phorm writes "I was recently having a discussion with a friend wherein we noticed that, although we had been lacking in sleep lately, we were — in general — feeling somewhat less tired. More specifically for myself, I generally end up feeling more alert in the morning, sometimes with a more steep drop-off towards night.

This had led to research over the concept of how much sleep is optimal, and how much is enough. Interestingly, it seems that many who are into heavy fitness schedules (bodybuilders etc) require lesser sleep amounts to maintain an alert state. This would seem to fit with my own observations, in that if I have exercised heavily, I tend to fall into a deeper sleep, within a shorted period of time. However, if I have exercised in a way that has over-strained my body, sometimes extra rest can be required, most likely so that it can "fix" itself.

I have many memories of college wherein intellectual stimulation would also have the same result. Coding would run into the early AM hours, and at some point when my brain was reduced to gelatin I would return home for about 3-6 hours of sleep, and still manage to feel active and refreshed the next day. Coding where I went to bed before my brain gelified might result in tossing-and-turning.

Stimulants, of course, affect either of these situations, but as I'm not much of a caffeine drinker (particularly later in the day), I believe that can be ruled out.

So, how much sleep does a normal slashdotter need before being able to achieve uncaffeinated alertness? What tips and tricks can you recommend to pull a few extra hours out of the day (much like many fitness fanatics do) without sacrificing your health or alertness? How do you trick your body into achieving the almighty "power-nap" or "super-sleep" for quick revitalization?"
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phorm phorm writes  |  more than 8 years ago

phorm writes "A lot of cool movies have been coming out nowadays using not-too-expensive hardware and consumer-available software. In particular, works such as Star Wreck have shown that you don't need to be a big-budget production company to create modern effects and impressive video. Even the PC hardware that's available to consumers nowadays is coming closer to the power of big-production, with dual-core and even quad-core technology pushing into the marketplace, and high-capacity hard-drives + RAM becoming ever-lower in price.

However, I have noticed that most software used along these lines is still commercial and/or closed source. Open-source software along these lines would allow for greater intregration and/or private development. In particular I have some interest in integrating software based on some of the free 3d SDK's with blue-screening, allowing for new and interesting combinations of reality and fantasy. Does anyone know of any open source (linux or windows, but preferably for linux or both) software to handle bluescreening or greenscreening? Perhaps a modification of existing software such as EffecTV would allow for realtime effects and new concepts in realtime digital video effects."

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Homepage space available

phorm phorm writes  |  more than 11 years ago For anybody interested in a homepage - particularly anyone interested in anime, graphic arts, or media - please feel free to email me with a request. In the interest of promoting creativity, subdomains are available for low to medium bandwidth sites.

For anyone interested, please reply to this posting.

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