Thursday, November 15, 2007

Elightenment for speed? Not really!

I have, in the past, used KDE 3.5 on a AMD K6-2 machine at 420MHz. The system has 256MB of RAM and was my DVR. It had an original ATI All-In-Wonder for video and TV, and a 20GB HD. KDE would start in less time with more features enabled than on most modern machines. This was usually around... 20 seconds.

It should be noted that I used NetBSD as my core OS, though I don't think that the difference should make a difference. If Linux is too slow or the GNU libc is too slow to facilitate starting KDE from "startx" to fully loaded in 20 seconds, then we got a serious problem.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

IRC Shannigans

<cirkit> lmao
<segin> lol i know
<segin> cirkit: did you get your dose /. today?
<cirkit> im drunk

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Where is your god now?

Burger King's stupidest marketing ploy yet: Video games featuring their main advertisement character -- the King.

The stupidity of such a marketing ploy is obvious. Burger King is desperate, and they seek to attack us from otherwise untouched marketing ground potential -- video games.

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Wal-Mart has crap for security.

I have successfully managed to steal 2 512MB USB 2.0 flash drives from the local Wal-Mart "superstore". The fuckers are generic as hell, though. Most flash drives come inm a completely-plastic package, while this was in a cardboard back with a plastic bubble package (think Hot Wheels cars in their package, except the car is a USB drive). It's identifiable with P/N:8PWM040001C-R00 on the reverse side.

These things has no manufacturer info save that a company mnamed "CRS" made the drive or it's controller. The only identifying string is "JET007 DISK 2.0 USB Device".

This thing is fucking cheap. I don't know why I even stole it, aside from I could use 512MB of storage apiece.

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