Slashdot: News for Nerds


Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!



Facebook iOS App Ditching HTML5 For ObjectiveC

vasqzr Re:Ask any game developer (240 comments)

It doesn't happen as often, but back in the day id coded games cross-platform, and certainly beyond casual games.

Sort of. But really they're just chucking polygons to a graphics card, that's not too big of a deal. It took a while to get Doom and Quake on the Mac. Linux Doom came out pretty quickly but if I rememeber you couldn't even use the mouse, and when you could it sucked.

about 2 years ago

Demand For Custom Datacenter Servers Rising

vasqzr Re:HP and Dell do this to themselves (103 comments)

Dell is very cheap (except for disk drive upgrades), very fast, and their on-site, same-day service is excellent.

more than 2 years ago

Demand For Custom Datacenter Servers Rising

vasqzr Re:Not custom... (103 comments)

You should see what Rackspace wants to increase your monthly fees by, if you increase your server RAM from 24GB to 48GB. I figured even if they want to charge us 'Dell Prices' for the upgrade, hell even 'Apple prices' , I'd be fine with that. But they want to increase your fee EVERY MONTH because you have a more powerful server.

Our data has grown 50% in the last 24 months, and buying 48GB would have been incredibly expensive at the time. But I wasn't here so I didn't get to spec out the machine and just ship it to them.

more than 2 years ago

New Worm Morto Using RDP To Infect Windows PCs

vasqzr Re:Do you do that with SSH too? (200 comments)

We simply block traffic from China, Russia, South America, and a couple other countries based on IP. Cuts down on spam, scans/bots, and we don't have any customers from there anyway.

more than 2 years ago

Inside Las Vegas' Biggest Data Centre

vasqzr Re:Security overkill (106 comments)

Half the time, ex-military also means ex-Kentucky trailer dweller.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Small-Footprint Modern Browser?

vasqzr Re:Not always possible to install more ram (475 comments)

Dell has offered that resolution on laptops since the Pentium III days. Now the world has gone crazy with 1366x768 or whatever that horrible, glossy, wide-screen resolution is.

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Bringing Telnet Back

vasqzr Re:In other news (238 comments)

Being able to upload a file via FTP might be all you need to run an exploit and get root access. Or download the password file. Maybe get the password by sniffing an FTP session that is also used in another part of the system.

more than 3 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Release Date Revealed

vasqzr Re:Well done, Gearbox (288 comments)

Duke also had more colors than green and brown.

more than 3 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

vasqzr Re:DOS (763 comments)

You forgot about DJGPP and CWSDPMI, and Tran's PMODE

more than 3 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

vasqzr Re:Classic Mac OS (763 comments)

Why would anyone in their right mind use Mac OS 7/8/9 for a webserver?

And why would you use OS X to do the same? Linux is free, performs better, runs on more hardware...

OS X is wonderful but it doesn't make sense as webserver.

more than 3 years ago

20 Years of Commander Keen

vasqzr Re:The way to play Commander Keen authentically... (152 comments)

Very underpowered for Quake. The 100MHz+ 486's kind of worked, but you really needed at least a Pentium 75MHz or better.

486/66 was fine for Doom, though... Then again he said it was an upgraded 486/33 so it probably wasn't at it's full potential and probably had a shit video card.

more than 3 years ago

Generic PCs For Corporate Use?

vasqzr Re:$1000 a PC? (606 comments)

They don't have the manpower and budget to setup, much less maintain all those machines.

more than 3 years ago

Generic PCs For Corporate Use?

vasqzr Re:$1000 a PC? (606 comments)

I configured a PC this morning, Dell wants $820 for the 8GB RAM option. This isn't a server with ECC memory, just a desktop. Crucial charges $219 for the 8GB kit. A 1TB hard drive is $219! I can buy 3 of them for that price.

And like it was already said, you can't get over 3GB or 4GB without buying the high-end machine with all the other expensive options you don't want.

But, it's hard to beat Dell when you want to order 25 computers and need them here by Thursday. And for $499 you get a decent speced machine with a 3-year warranty.

more than 3 years ago

Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time

vasqzr Re:He didn't get the doom experience. (362 comments)

The left/right movement inside the Flash game isn't very good. There's too long of a delay. It sounds minor, but it throws the game off a lot. Just like some of the home-made Mario Brothers clones, if the gameplay feel when running and jumping isn't PERFECT, it's very bad. 'Close' doesn't even feel right.

Other than that, it's very impressive.

more than 3 years ago

USA Has More Open Wi-Fi Hotspots Than EU

vasqzr This isn't a bad thing. (274 comments)

Good! The Internet was founded on free and open access.

For the first year or two I was using a (very limited) free dial-up shell. Otherwise I would have never been able to get online. I live my access point open, I've had hundreds of users over the last few months.

more than 4 years ago

Running Mac OS X On Standard PCs

vasqzr Re:Perhaps Apple should begin licensing OS X (623 comments)

Get out of here. Find a Mac Mini, iMac, or Power Mac from a manufacturer like Dell, Lenovo, Sony, HP. Match it spec for spec and have just as clean of a design.

Go ahead, I'll wait. You can't even get a dual quad from Dell for the same price as Apple.

more than 6 years ago


vasqzr hasn't submitted any stories.


vasqzr has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account