t0qer writes "CNN.com reports that a pair of Georgia men found bigfoot while hiking around in the woods. The pair gave a press conference today in Palo Alto CA. The story has still shots of the beast, with video of todays press conference." Link to Original Source top
t0qer writes "Up until this week, hackers at the PS2dev.org forums have been hot on the trail of writing a hardware accellerated driver for the PS3 RSX chip until Sony released thier new firmware.
Now it seems that updating to the new 2.10 version of PS3 firmware not only blocks RSX access completely, but breaks linux installs as well.
This is a harsh blow to the PS3 linux community." Link to Original Source top
This is s first step and far from a complete working driver, but it seems as word of this spreads, more people are helping with the effort to hunt down the Hypervisors Fifo/Push buffer. It won't be long before we're playing tux racer on the PS3 in it's full OpenGL glory." Link to Original Source
t0qer writes | more than 9 years ago
So like, everyone knows about http://www.7bamboo.com/ now. It's really amazing the effect it's having on bar attendance.
At first there was a few naysayers, but eventually everyone has warmed up to the cam, and we've yet to lose a customer over it. In fact, we've gained a few new customers because of it.
Everyday the site gets more members, and everyday we get more and more known throughout the bay area and the world. Whoever thought drunk people singing karaoke would be so popular?
It started out with me making NSV video's of me singing karaoke songs in my living room and posting them in the forums. Then I started taking peoples requests. Over 40gigs of these video's were downloaded in a 5 day period. Absolutely amazing.
One of the winamp guys, christophe decided to start a winampTV station with these videos. Amazingly, that got popular too.
I got the bright idea to take it a step further. My weekend fun job is working at a karaoke bar. So I asked my boss if I could install a camera, DSL, and do streaming video. To my delight he let me do it.
Tim Gnatek of the New York Times was going to do a story on winampTV when he found out about me. He came down to the bar, hung out for the evening, asking questions, taking notes, and doing the "good journalist" thing. I knew that this story was really going to be published when a week later, a NYT photographer was sent out. Big ass camera, lots and lots of pictures.
Finally, AOL decided to take me under their wing. I have a 200 user shoutcast server running on a sun solaris blade. Free, just because AOL likes the content i'm creating.
I don't know what to do at this point. I love the attention, but how do I keep it from being a 1 hit wonder, how do I keep it from being just "my 15 minutes of fame"? I just don't want to fizzle out of peoples memories.
Anyways, if you're reading this journal, and you want to see the site, check out http://www.7bamboo.com. Also check out the articles on winamp about me, ect.
One thing I am having problems with is SESAC. They're insisting that I pay them royaltee's for people singing karaoke over the internet. To my knowledge, there's only one other place in the world doing this (cats meow karaoke, google it) There's a section 107 of the copyright law, in which 2 live crew won against sesac for their parody of "Pretty Woman". If you saw a white guy singing sir mix a lot songs terribly, wouldn't that be a parody? Sesac doesn't want to think so.
Man, it's been a long time since I wrote here. These stories on slash just haven't appealed to me in the last few months. Maybe i'll write again soon.
Shameless promotion (but free titties in the gallery!)
t0qer writes | more than 10 years ago
Free Bay area Che Che's
^^--my new sig.
If you like rap, che che's of fine women, and the hip hop scene in general check it out. Find the Che Che's by going into the events gallery. This is another toqer to musician volunteered site.
This is a comment I made quite a while back, thread "Why nerds are unpopular"
I distinctly remember this comment was at +5. Somehow it's been modded to 2 "troll" by the moderators after moderation and comments were disabled on the story.
Fuck you hemos/malda/michael and the rest of you slashdorks. If you don't like the "Social misfit nerd" type on slash, just tell me, i'll stop posting forever. You're the only one's that could have modded this post after comments were disabled, I want a explaination.
Since my layoff 2.5 years ago, the best work i've been able to find is a friday night job as a bouncer at a karaoke bar. I like karaoke, it's good stuff, good fun.
Anyways I started reading about this thing called MP3+G. Basically it's a way to covert your CDG karaoke disks over to an MP3 format while still preserving the karaoke lyrics. The software components for the system are simple, winamp + CDG plugin, all free shit.
So I spent the last week using a borrowed plextor drive plus my own (one of the few drives that can read a CDG disk) converting the bar's CDG collection into MP3+G. What a fucking nightmare, 12 hour days of ripping CD after CD until I had their collection complete.
Yesterday I installed the whole mess running on a PIII500 and a dual display video card at the bar. People were very impressed to say the least. I still have some work to do on the machine though, like locking down the filesystem and user accounts so nobody can get in and inadvertantly fuck things up.
Well now's your chance to meet 'ol toq if you live in the bay area. My bar (7 Bamboo) is on the corner of 4th and Jackson street in San Jose and I can usually be found there Friday night throwing out the smelly bums that walk around stealing peoples beer off their table. I do my best to keep the swirly drunken construction worker types outta there, and keep it down to us geeks.
Anyways, i'm looking for any extra brain power I can find on this project, the systems installed now, it just needs "tweaking" Just come down, check it out, and if your idea sounds usefull or applicable i'll throw it into the system.
I hit refresh No new messages I surf about 5 other sites, then hit refresh. No new messages. I write some e-mails, switch back to my browser and hit refresh no new messages I go outside to get the mail, come back hit refresh No new messages.
Some of you may or may not know, I use windows as a primary desktop. I've been on top of MS releases since 95 (unless u can count dos 3.3 through 6.22) No negative zealotry comments please, I have my reasons and lets just leave it at that.
So gaim has been released for windows. Way cool! What is gaim? Well, I discovered it a while back, when I decided to give RH8 a try as a desktop for 3 months. It's a better instant messenger client than anything out there because of it's interoperability between all the IM protocols out there. Out of all the things I enjoyed during my 3 month RH8 gaim was #1 on my list, so much so I installed it on my linux server and used reflectionX to run the application in a remote X display.
I've been on the net since mosaic 1, I didn't actually realize that, but that slash article confirmed this for me. Damn, 10 years....
The problem though has been people change e-mail addresses, but with instant messaging this hasn't been a problem. I could stay in touch will all my "net" friends without too much hassle.
Of course, IRC bleh exists. I used it for everything from chatting to warezing, yay it sucks.
So for 10 years, i've gone through times where I either dropped contacts when I switched to other IM clients, or I was running multiple clients, or I was saying fuck this I aint runnin shit no more because it's a pain in the ass. Then came Gaim:)
I gotta shower for work, gotta run soon. Oh, here's some old school fun i've been playin with the past week:) Doom II kicks ass with dynamic lighting and true quake models.
Shitty stories the last few weeks, nothing really of interest to comment on, so I'm back here again writing my own stories...
Has anyone noticed Burger King no longer is advertising to African Americans? Just 2 years ago BK was pumping out commercials that looked like psuedo rap video's, complete with a puff daddy lookalike. Obvious attempt to get more african americans to eat more BK.
An interesting side note, BK is run by a African American management team (saw it hanging on a plaque at BK)
Lately BK has been running commercials, showing white cowboys talking about what a great life it is, the smell of the burning wood, burgers cooked over an open fire, yadda yadda. Has anyone else noticed this?