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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%

triso Re:Minimum wage (119 comments)


take the one with the biggest tits.

about 4 months ago

$7 USB Stick Aims To Bring Thousands of Poor People Online

triso Re:A "computer" (201 comments)

Fun fact : more people have access to a cell phone than to decent water and sanitation.

I blame Steve Jobs for that.

about 6 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

triso Re:frosty piss (664 comments)

Up here in Canada they frisk the dogs and shoot the minorities.

about 7 months ago

COBOL Will Outlive Us All

triso (318 comments)

Dead for six years.

about 2 years ago

Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date

triso Re:Cedega (363 comments)

CEDEGA died because the Co. found something more profitable to do,

about 2 years ago

PlayStation Boss Defends Vita, Slams Social Gaming

triso Re:Sony should be scared. (147 comments)

the name alone will kill it.. who the fuck thought of "ouya"?

The Japanese always name their stuff oddly. Remember the Nintendo Wii?

more than 2 years ago

US Drone Fleet Hit By Computer Virus

triso Manly or Not? (370 comments)

There's fewer viruses for other OS's, most likely owing to the lower install base of the same. Even black hats are interested in ROI.

Those are all girlie-man malware. Most of them written ten years ago and none which work on any distros less than 5-yrs old.

more than 3 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold

triso Play the original for free .. (277 comments)

EDuke32 is an awesome, free homebrew game engine and source port of the classic PC first person shooter Duke Nukem 3D— Duke3D for short—to Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, several handhelds, your family toaster, and to your girlfriend's vibrator. We've added new renderers, hundreds of cool features and upgrades for regular players, and thousands of additional editing capabilities and scripting extensions for mod creators. EDuke32 is completely free, open source software.

Developed between August 2004 and now by Duke community leader Richard "TerminX" Gobeille and NVIDIA software engineer Pierre-Loup "Plagman" Griffais—and incorporating work by 3D Realms/Ken Silverman/Jonathon Fowler/Matt Saettler, what started as a learning experience and an excuse to learn C soon rose from obscurity to become the best Duke Nukem 3D port ever.

EDuke32 is licensed under the GNU GPL and the BUILD license.

more than 3 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold

triso Re:Wow. Vectors! (277 comments)

Looks like Lucifer will finally have to buy a pair of ice skates.

Hoo! Hoo! Hooi! Good one. If he wants a pair that fit, he should invest in a pair of CCM Vectors. Guaranteed to fit even the oddest goat's foot or debbil's claw.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Running Unpatched Servers With No Firewall

triso Gross Negligence (306 comments)

Sony has a terrible attitude toward its customers. We entrust Sony to protect our information and they leave it on the Internet, without a firewall and possibly even unencrypted. The corporate officers need to do much more than bow to restore our confidence. Do the right thing: åè....

more than 3 years ago

Pandora Files For IPO

triso Re:80 million registered users (68 comments)

Haa! Is that amount before or after they closed every non-US account. I DEMAND A RECOUNT.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft CEO Says Kinect To Support PCs Eventually

triso Too much lag. (47 comments)

Unfortunately, there is too much lag on the Kinect for any serious gamer to use.

more than 3 years ago

Kinect Hacked To Play Max Payne, Left 4 Dead 2

triso Too much lag. (30 comments)

Unfortunately, there is too much lag on the Kinect for any serious gamer to use.

more than 3 years ago

Nvidia Adds GeForce GTX 570 To Graphics Lineup

triso Re: NO LINUX FOR YOU (52 comments)


[...]I've not had any problems with the binary drivers from NVIDIA under Linux. They just work.

On the other hand, nobody could pay me enough money to run AMD graphics cards in Windows and suffer using their Windows drivers. Admittedly ATI made major driver quality and stability improvements around the R300 launch, but not much has improved since then. And that's 8 long years ago.

You neglected to mention the ATI/AMD Linux driver situation. The proprietary driver works for about 1 out of 32 models available and it will panic the kernel faster than Steve Ballmer can do a monkey boy dance. They are orders of magnitude worse than the Windows drivers.

more than 3 years ago

Operation Payback Shuts Down IFPI Site

triso Re:Well, somebody's showing... (376 comments)

that they are reasonable, thoughtful people, intent on a peaceful resolution, and not a criminal use of force and intimidation.

But not these guys, huh?

It is too late; their guns are drawn and the barrels are smoking. You might even say, "Greedo shot first.'"

more than 3 years ago

Company Seeks To Boost Linux Game Development With 3D Engine Giveaway

triso Re:wonderbar.... (140 comments)

now if video cards run under linux were more than just framebuffers we might go someplace.

Linux already had pretty solid 3D support going all the way back to the Vodoo1 days. Yeah, sometimes you needed to take a little care to buy a card that actually worked in Linux and not just the next best random piece of junk, but that isn't really that that much different from Windows where when you don't take care you might be stuck with some unusable on-board graphics solution.....

Well, given that ATI and Nvidia make the only video cards that can go faster than 20 FPS It is even easier since ATI's 3-d support has never worked in their proprietary driver.

more than 3 years ago



High demand crashes Beijing Olympics ticket site

triso triso writes  |  about 7 years ago

triso (67491) writes "CBC is reporting: "Overwhelming demand caused the computer system selling tickets to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games to crash on Tuesday. Within the first hour of sale, the website was visited eight million times and received more than 200,000 ticket requests per second, BOCOG said. It's unclear how many tickets were sold Tuesday, but BOCOG said 9,000 were sold within the first two hours.""

Zonbu Arrives

triso triso writes  |  more than 7 years ago

triso (67491) writes "Yet another Linux appliance has arrived. The Zonbu is a Linux (stripped-down Gentoo) with a 1.2 GHz Via CPU, integrated graphics, 512 MiB RAM and a 4 GB CF card. There is no keyboard, mouse and monitor at this time. A USB DVD-ROM drive is $49.95. They claim a maximum of 11 watts of power used.

Pricing for the "locked-down" version is $99.00 and $12.95 per month for 25 GB storage online, tech support and all software updates for one or two years. This package has no root access so it is safe for Granny.

If you want to buy the hardware and DIY, the "Community" version is $249.95, no monthly fee, no online storage but you get root access.

See the review at PC Magazine for details."

triso triso writes  |  more than 8 years ago

triso (67491) writes "Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested in Oakland, California as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina Reiser. See the article at"

triso triso writes  |  more than 8 years ago

triso (67491) writes "Legendary Canadian pianist Glenn Gould received an unusual present for his 74th birthday. Gould wasn't there in person, he died in 1982, but his finger strokes and foot movements were.

The engineering team transferred Gould's analog 1955 master tape into digital format, accompanied by detailed instructions for the Yamaha Disklavier Pro, commercially available recording and playback hardware installed in the piano. See the article in the Toronto Star."


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