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Signed On Dec 31, 2002, 03:00
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Time servers Aug 26, 2007, 16:58 ShockwaveRider
 
Instead of using one or two specific time servers, why not use several rotating ones, which are unlikely to be all down at any given time? Even better, how about being able to set a pool of time servers on the same continent as your location?

http://www.pool.ntp.org/

The pool.ntp.org project is a big virtual cluster of timeservers striving to provide reliable easy to use NTP service for millions of clients without putting a strain on the big popular timeservers.

[Edited because I can had speling erors...]

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Actor who voiced Daleks dies. Jul 16, 2006, 15:26 ShockwaveRider
 
It would have been more of a tribute if the by-line had mentioned his voice work for the seminal (pun intended) Captain Pugwash.

From the article:

Hawkins' achievements included doing all the voices for "Captain Pugwash," a pirate cartoon that ran from 1957 to 1966 and for the later "Sir Prancelot."


 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: Detox for Vid Game Addiction Jul 3, 2006, 15:52 ShockwaveRider
 
Here's a story from last year...

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/06/20/news_6127866.html



But Ars Technica shredded it for not being really a gaming-related fatality:

Gaming didn't cause that child's death, neglect did. If the couple went out to to a baseball game and the child died, would we be seeing stories about it in the sports section?

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2005/6/21/547

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
2. Double post Mar 26, 2006, 15:17 ShockwaveRider
 
Oops.

Still, that's a guy that shouldn't be working in system adminstration...

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
1. Re: No subject Mar 26, 2006, 15:17 ShockwaveRider
 
"I am computer literate! I have 22 years in computer systems engineering and operation. Now, can you tell me how to remove 'your software' that you acknowledge you provided free of charge? I consider this 'hacking.'"

zOMG hax!!1! WTF i7 w45 t3h lin00x h4XX0rZ!1!!1! STFU n00b i am l337 h4XX0r 4nd i pwn!1!!!


 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: No subject Mar 16, 2006, 20:26 ShockwaveRider
 
That's interesting... Japanese Unicode looks alright in the editor, but it's messed up in the actual thread. But if you go to edit the message, it shows up properly again. Go figure.

Shiyou ga nai na...
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: No subject Mar 4, 2006, 16:15 ShockwaveRider
 
Why not try booting up with a Linux distro that boots from a CD, mount the HD and then delete the files then?

Or am I missing something here?


 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
14. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2006, 14:06 ShockwaveRider
 
But Nintendo is well known for gimmicks.

http://www.nintendo.com/systemsclassic?type=vb

There's your canonical definition of a Nintendo gimmick.


 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
12. Re: No subject Jan 1, 2006, 13:41 ShockwaveRider
 
Umm...yeah it was. At least, it was here in Canada. I used to have one when I was a collector and there was no one's name but Nintendo's on it. Who's brand was on it when you had it?

Well, if you have any faith in Wikipedia any more, here's what it says about it:

The Power Glove is a controller accessory for the Nintendo Entertainment System designed by Abrams/Gentile Entertainment, made by Mattel in the United States and PAX in Japan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Glove

It doesn't say anything about special manufacturing arrangements in Canada, but perhaps someone has yet to step forward and add that detail to the article.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Polar Bears Dec 19, 2005, 13:17 ShockwaveRider
 
What about the penguins?

http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/northhemp.html


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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: No subject Dec 17, 2005, 13:35 ShockwaveRider
 
Ummm, you guys DID read the article before posting, right?

Last two paragraphs:

For the record, The Register must note that the ubermeister of Wikipedia appears to be alive and well

The "news" of his death consisted of a random edit to his own, particularly fulsome entry on the encyclopedia he helped create.


 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: The Remaining Secret ... Dec 6, 2005, 12:09 ShockwaveRider
 
Thanks for the gratuitous Twilight Zone reference, Blue! Great episode - they just don't write them that way these days...


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Chinese Democracy Dec 5, 2005, 14:30 ShockwaveRider
 
Other than what I assume is a typo in the album's release date (2025 instead of 2005) I don't get what is special about the link. Anybody care to clue me in?

Well for one thing, that probably isn't a typo. But we may never know...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Democracy

According to a March 2005 New York Times article [1], production costs for the album have reached $13 million, probably the most expensive recording ever.

...

In December 2005, Amazon.com officially put up a listing for an album titled "Welcome to the Jungle". No additional information was provided except for the price being marked at $21.49 and a slated release date of December 31, 2025. There was speculation that Amazon may have mistakenly marked the possible "Greatest Hits II" or "Chinese Democracy" as "Welcome to the Jungle". Now there is a page at Amazon.com for Chinese Democracy.


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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
5. Re: No subject Nov 29, 2005, 23:30 ShockwaveRider
 
The Channel could not be added. The data type is not supported

WTFG Sony!

Well, let's see:

http://www.playstation.com/manual/psp/rss/en/what.html

"The PSP(TM) system's RSS Channel feature uses RSS (Really Simple Syndication) 2.0 technology."

Now let's take a look at the Bluesnews RSS feed (news_1_0.rdf):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>

<rdf:RDF
xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
xmlns="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/"
xmlns:taxo="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/taxonomy/"
xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"
xmlns:syn="http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/"
xmlns:admin="http://webns.net/mvcb/"
>
...

So Blue's RSS feed is in RSS 1.0 format (also called RDF), not RSS 2.0 which is what the Sony firmware is expecting...

Differences between RDF and RSS 2.0:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/04/xmlfiles/

A quick search shows some RSS 2.0 -> RDF converters, but not the reverse.


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News Comments > Out of the Blue
42. Re: Thunderwalker CTF Nov 23, 2005, 17:08 ShockwaveRider
 
How did this differ from standard CTF? Just curious as I never played it.

http://www.planetquake.com/academy/allstar/tw.htm

"The custom weapons for TW include a faster shotgun, a remodeled double-barrel shotgun, a laser rifle, a weaker Rocket Launcher, and a sniper rifle. The custom runes include Vampire, Protection, Cloaking, and Living Armor."


 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: wow. Nov 23, 2005, 14:31 ShockwaveRider
 
We have reached a new era of gaming news, when it includes vocabulary like "confuted".

Who do these people think they are writing to?

Perhaps people who own dictionaries?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/confute

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: SexBox BROKEN!!!! Nov 23, 2005, 13:06 ShockwaveRider
 
Instead, how about fretting over the completely disgusting and utterly senseless waste of money?

Whoa, for a moment I thought you were talking about people buying gaming consoles off eBay...


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: SexBox BROKEN!!!! Nov 23, 2005, 13:04 ShockwaveRider
 
I guess it depends on whether you think it's more fun to create something or destroy something.

Or whether you think it's fun to put people's noses out of joint, for absolutely no reason at all.


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News Comments > Splinter Cell 4 Details
6. First triple post for me Nov 22, 2005, 00:52 ShockwaveRider
 
Interestingly I only pressed the submit key once.


 
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News Comments > Splinter Cell 4 Details
5. Re: Site Down? Nov 22, 2005, 00:51 ShockwaveRider
 
You can also get some more ideas on what it's all about at this site (warning: Flash):

http://www.bewaresamfisher.com/


 
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