September 29, 2005

Atari re-releasing 2600 console

The console itself looks like a scaled-down version of an old Atari 2600, with faux wood paneling and other dated details. There are no cartridges to plug in, as technology advances have made it easy to stuff all of the games onto a small chip inside. And the controllers are exactly like the Atari 2600 joysticks of yore.

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September 28, 2005


Seems to be the more popular version.

September 27, 2005

Installing and using MythTV: Checking prerequisites.

You must ensure that any firewalls (either hardware, or a software firewall installed by your distribution) will not block access to the ports that will be used by the MythTV clients and servers on the "inside" LAN. The ports for MySQL (TCP port 3306) and mythbackend (TCP ports 6543 and 6544) must be open. It is strongly recommended that you do not expose the MythTV and MySQL ports to the Internet or your "Outside" LAN.

September 23, 2005

Spot the black helicopter, win t-shirt - Google Earth

Our recent spate of Google Earth and Google Maps probes - highlighting how the firm's tasty satellite imagery is threatening all decent Christian, democratic values with its hi-res imagery of military hardware - has provoked a mini-airburst of reader activity.

It doesn't necessarily have to be military stuff: more of Adolf Hitler's US hideouts would be welcome, as would hi-res imagery of nudist beaches or Steve Ballmer throwing furniture.

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September 21, 2005

At long last, MAME 0.100 is now available.

The latest official MAME release is version 0.100. Here is a list of whatsnew in the current release.

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PSP on your TV!

For only $120-$150, you can play your Sony PSP on your TV! You can even use a PS2 controller.

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Now that Opera Browser is free...

Once you download the new browser, heres a wiki page with tips and getting the most out of Opera.

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Indecent Request

What happens when you get a couple of $12 bottles of wine in you? Poor guy. Caution mild adult theme language.

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September 15, 2005

Google It You Moron.

Internet Lesson 101: Always check Google before asking a question.

Someone thinks you are a moron, and just gave you a link here because you asked a question that would have been easily answered with a quick Google search.

Next time search Google before asking a question, and only if you couldn't find anything should you ask someone for help.

Have a good day. ;)

I, Cringely . NerdTV . Archive . Guests | PBS

NerdTV is a new weekly online TV show from technology columnist Robert X. Cringely. NerdTV is essentially Charlie Rose for geeks - a one-hour interview show with a single guest from the world of technology. Guests like Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy or Apple computer inventor Steve Wozniak are household names if your household is nerdy enough, but as historical figures and geniuses in their own right, they have plenty to say to ALL of us. NerdTV is distributed under a Creative Commons license so viewers can legally share the shows with their friends and even edit their own versions. If not THE future of television, NerdTV represents A future of television for niche audiences that have deep interest in certain topics.

AJAX:Getting Started - Devmo

AJAX is a newly coined term for two powerful JavaScript features that have been around for years, but were overlooked by many web developers until recently when applications such as Gmail, Google suggest and Google Maps hit the streets.

The two JavaScript features in question are that you can:

- Make requests to the server without reloading the page
- Parse and work with XML documents

The term AJAX is an acronym. Its A is for "asynchronous", meaning that you can make an HTTP request to the server and do other stuff while waiting for the response. JA is for "JavaScript" and X is for "XML".

September 7, 2005

Save Carnivale

I'm pissed they aren't going to have a 3rd season of Carnivale. They cancelled it because the general public is too stupid to understand it. Thanks reality TV.