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Signed On Dec 12, 2003, 11:04
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2. Re: Place your bets! Jul 27, 2006, 03:42 rocketpcguy
 
Researchers measured the students' heart rate and galvanic skin response before, during, and after gameplay. Those who played the violent video games were more pumped up during gameplay than while viewing the video. The opposite was true for the non-violent gamers.

oh wow, what an amazing discovery!!

suppose all their heartbeats were 100 b/X during the violent video. action packed violent games caused the gamers to go 150b/X, while solitare gave gamers 60 b/X.

OH WOW! violent games numb players to real violence!!!

either the article was written incorrectly, or it was a bullshit study.

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. huh? Jul 27, 2006, 03:11 rocketpcguy
 
the same news from another site:
http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/191101268;jsessionid=FRYVA2OVQ5CM0QSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN
Firefox's extensions have been criticized for lax security ... better extension security should be considered by Mozilla,

you first have to get infected by the "Downloader-AXM Trojan ", then open up the exe attachment from your mail. Once thats done, it obviously has full control over your pc. they made it sound like a firefox exploit, what on earth can firefox do to prevent its binaries from being modified, have a firefox daemon running in the systray?
anyone actually clicked the link in question? from the McAfee website:

Websites were found to be linking to the FormSpy website hosted at IP address 81.95.xx.xx and installing FormSpy using an old VBS/Psyme exploit targeting Internet Explorer. These websites are believed to have been penetrated and modified by hackers. VBS/Psyme can be detected proactively in Internet Explorer (IE) with VirusScan ScriptScan (VSE8.0i feature) enabled; whilst FormSpy can be detected proactively using the latest DATs and engine.

This is a detection for a malware that was discovered in the wild on July 24, 2005 (PST). Its installer was proactively detected as New Malware.ag (now Downloader-AXM).

It is installed as a Mozilla/Firefox component extension and will forward data submitted in the web browser to a malicious website.

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News Comments > Prey: Limited Edition, Yes - Linux, No
11. Re: ... Jun 27, 2006, 03:26 rocketpcguy
 
The biggest problem with getting it moved to Linux is not the graphics part, but the sound. The windows version of Doom3 engine does use some DirectX for sound, and Linux has a very poor sound standard.

isn't the standard (which also supports 5.1)+ called ALSA? you must be thinking of the old days of OSS, but that was several years ago.

physics which again would require some major code change over to linux

thats very unlikely, directx 9 doesnt have any physics code. unless they used something like .NET or microsoft libraries for physics (VERY unlikely), the code should be easily portable (its mostly math, no direct hardware interaction (PhyX card aside).

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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
9. Re: No subject Jun 5, 2006, 04:44 rocketpcguy
 
ms office has so many collaboration features, and there is no non-linux/bsd opensource application that does that. openoffice was designed for individual users.

there are high-end DTP opensource DTP tools that can have the same quality as major ones, but its either too difficult and/or only works in linux

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: No subject May 12, 2006, 16:10 rocketpcguy
 
so what do you recommend i use instead for pc to pc conversations?

 
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News Comments > Quake III Arena, Wolfenstein Patches
7. Re: GPL May 8, 2006, 16:46 rocketpcguy
 
plus you'd need to upgrade your 512KB video card, which could be a problem if you're poor.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
50. Re: I know whats wrong with me May 6, 2006, 13:06 rocketpcguy
 
if you have aspergers, whats you're "narrow but intense" interest?

 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: No subject Apr 30, 2006, 21:56 rocketpcguy
 
>Had Microsoft done it, we would never hear the end of it.

because we have to pay microsoft for the product with missing features

 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Linux kernel patch 'fixes' cross-platfo Apr 20, 2006, 11:24 rocketpcguy
 
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds said on Wednesday he had patched his operating system kernel to fix a bug that had been preventing the virus from running."

ooookaaay...

and it seems you need WINE (windows binary runner) for it to work in the beginning?!

 
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News Comments > Site Seeing
6. Re: Apr 8, 2006, 09:58 rocketpcguy
 
i cant believe some people still think half life 2 looks better than quake 4 (/doom engine)? just look at the trailer!

great gameplay though, half life 2.

 
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News Comments > Quake 4 SDK, Linux Patch
1. yay Mar 29, 2006, 09:09 rocketpcguy
 
i almost thought theyd leave us out

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
4. Oklahoma city threatens to call FBI Mar 27, 2006, 02:57 rocketpcguy
 
man, thats quite a read!! made my day, esp. the real letters:
http://www.centos.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=127

 
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News Comments > DOOM 3 DungeonDoom
9. Re: light, closets and expansion packs Mar 6, 2006, 01:52 rocketpcguy
 
what about the linux version, when are we going to see version 8.0 instead of 6.3?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Microsoft wins FAT patent case. Jan 11, 2006, 13:27 rocketpcguy
 
if linux/bsd gets its fat code stripped, then how can i (legally) view my workmates/friends floppy or usb disk? do i throw away my own usbdisk? (if i format it with resierfs/ext3, i cannot use it at work or at cybercafes)

why is the law forcing us to use non Free software?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Microsoft wins FAT patent case. Jan 11, 2006, 11:01 rocketpcguy
 
this news is deadly serious, i cant believe its the last in the list.

in addition to all the storage companies needing to pay royalty fees, this will halt the distribution of linux/bsd until the vfat code is removed. vfat was the ONLY way to safely share a local partition between windows and linux/bsd.

its such a stupidly obvious idea. its amazing that the prior art given by the foss team was ignored.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: explorer destroyer Dec 2, 2005, 00:15 rocketpcguy
 
who wants to use a product that endorses such draconian measures as blocking sites

what? mozilla wasnt responsible. just some external fanboys.

and try out firefox extentions like adblock.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
12. Re: Acrobat Sep 26, 2005, 09:17 rocketpcguy
 
the links says the windows port only has non X utilites. i.e. no GUI

anyway, in linux, i find kghostview to be more featurefull

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
1. freeze dry? Sep 3, 2005, 02:32 rocketpcguy
 
i never needed to restart my linux boxes for patches (except for the rare kernel upgrade, but you can avoid restarting that too with kern-patches)

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
3. Re: Gotta love MS's spin on this stuff Aug 28, 2005, 09:10 rocketpcguy
 
what the...? "non issue"

It can be used to hide malicious programs on a system that would go undetected by security software or registry scanning tools

how would you feel if you had dozens of spyware and viruses, and your anti-X programs just ignores them?

this is a major flaw, i have no idea why you can say otherwise DDI, unless you work for MS.


 
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