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Electronic Arts Up For Sale?

spiderbitendeath Re:Social and mobile gaming trend? (196 comments)

Maxis, one of the most heartbreaking buyouts to me. I really loved the Sim games, not The Sims, but SimCity, SimTower, SimAnt, SimFarm, SimCopter, SimIsle, etc. What I wouldn't give for a new SimAnt or SimCopter.

about 2 years ago

Firefox Notably Improved In Tom's Hardware's Latest Browser Showdown

spiderbitendeath What about Konqueror? (218 comments)

Just for shits and giggles I opened 40 tabs in Konqueror. Shows memory usage at 356MiB. Whereas my Opera window with 4 tabs open is at 334MiB. Anyone know what sites they test it with? Cause I'd like to see a fair comparison.

more than 2 years ago

HP To Open Source WebOS

spiderbitendeath Re:Slashdot to Open Source DupeOS (137 comments)

HP announced they were open sourcing it last month, which it says in the summary. It doesn't explain well that HP today laid out their plans, with release dates, for a complete open source webOS. As well as released the Enyo framework, across multiple platforms. Already seeing apps running in browsers and on Android based on it. Today is the actual start of them opening up the source on things. - Multiple articles up today detailing everything that was released today.

more than 2 years ago

World of Warcraft Goes Free With Starter Edition

spiderbitendeath Re:Isn't this is worse then 4 days? (244 comments)

It took me half a day to level from 80 - 85 when Cataclysm launched. It was me questing, only stopping to empty bags when they were full. I quested by myself, without anyone's help, and without Bind to Account gear.

more than 3 years ago

The Recovery Disc Rip-Off

spiderbitendeath Re:Not only that, but (551 comments)

Not all come with discs for a single model computer. Many of the iMacs I've worked with do. However, my old PowerMac G3 came with an actual normal OS Install disc, as did my girlfriend's Macbook Pro.

more than 4 years ago

Palm WebOS Hacked Via SMS Messages

spiderbitendeath WebOS 1.4 (99 comments)

My Pre is running the latest WebOS version. I tried their "exploits" on it, it did nothing, had no affect on it. In the video they're running an outdated version of WebOS, 1.3.5. WebOS will download updates OTA automatically, and install them if you don't do it after a certain number of days. To me, the likeliness of these still being issues is close to null and void.

more than 4 years ago

Viability of Mobile Broadband For Home Use?

spiderbitendeath Re:For ATT (177 comments)

Then you must have the unlimited plan, which isn't offered any more. Whatever you do, do not make any changes to that plan, if you do, it'll get changed from Unlimited to 5GB limit.

more than 5 years ago

Viability of Mobile Broadband For Home Use?

spiderbitendeath Re:Title Answers Itself? (177 comments)

Actually, from working in support for these kinds of service, I can say using it in a Mobile Home sucks badly. The signal in them just drops like Windows 98 trying to access c:\con\con

more than 5 years ago

Bluetooth Versus Wireless Mice

spiderbitendeath Re:Bluetooth (519 comments)

My Logitech V450 Nano Laser Mouse works very well.,EN I've been using it for going on 3 months now, and haven't had to change the batteries yet. It runs on 2 AA. Battery meter in their optional software says it's still at 85%. I play several hours of WoW every day when I get off work, plus use it for several hours playing Call of Duty 4 each week. It responds really well, better than my previous usb wired mouse I had.

more than 5 years ago

USB Tethering Working On iPhone 3.0 Through Hack

spiderbitendeath Re:Strange...I do that now on AT&T (219 comments)

Smartphone and Tethering are not provisioned the same. Tethering has it's own access point. If it's not provisioned on the plan, then you wouldn't be able to connect properly. The tethering plans are now $59.99 for 5GB. There are two other low usage plans, but aren't worth mentioning. At least that's how it is at AT&T, where I work.

more than 5 years ago

Living Free With Linux, Round 2

spiderbitendeath Re:Lol (936 comments)

Worked fine on mine, after I installed the GNU bin utilities for Dos.

more than 5 years ago

Psion Accuses Intel of Cybersquatting

spiderbitendeath Re:"Webpad" (116 comments)

Netpad is a device by Psion, I'm sure they probably have that one trademarked as well.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 To Come In Multiple Versions

spiderbitendeath Re:Confusion and Editions (821 comments)

You missed Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, which is the version for Itanium processors.

more than 5 years ago

KDE 4.2 Is Released

spiderbitendeath KRunner (488 comments)

Why won't they let you turn off that stupid search in krunner so you can actually use the damn thing with out having to wait for it to catch up to your typing?

more than 5 years ago

PS2 the Most Played Console In 2008

spiderbitendeath Re:And some of us (172 comments)

Not sure about you, but I play my Atari VCS.

more than 5 years ago



Slackware 12 is out!

spiderbitendeath spiderbitendeath writes  |  more than 7 years ago

spiderbitendeath writes ""Well folks, it's that time to announce a new stable Slackware release again. So, without further ado, announcing Slackware version 12.0! Since we've moved to supporting the 2.6 kernel series exclusively (and fine-tuned the system to get the most out of it), we feel that Slackware 12.0 has many improvements over our last release and is a must-have upgrade for any Slackware user. Here are some of the advanced features of Slackware 12.0: runs the version of the Linux kernel; system binaries are linked with the GNU C Library, version 2.5; X11 7.2.0; Apache 2.2.4 web server with Dynamic Shared Object support, SSL, and PHP 5.2.3; the udev dynamic device management system; updated versions of the Slackware package management tools...." Rest of the release announcement can be read here. Torrent it today. nstall-dvd.torrent"


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