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Comment: Patch Mechanics (Score 1) 59

by RabidJackal (#35691374) Attached to: Plumber Injection Attack In Bowser's Castle
For those interested, the provided patch works by loading a fixed value of 1 into register A during the wall ejection routine instead of loading the value in address 0x45. 0x45 keeps track of the way Mario is facing.

So basically, the wall ejection routine kicks in, thinks Mario is facing right (1), and ejects him left (back out of this wall).

(Information collaborated with Ilari of TASvideos and the SMB RAM Map on Data Crystal.)

Comment: "Just as effective"? (Score 1, Insightful) 327

by RabidJackal (#30128380) Attached to: Pirate Bay Shuts Down Tracker, Switches To Distributed Hash Table
I wouldn't go as far as saying that DHT&PEX is "just as effective" as using a tracker. I've found that with DHT enabled, a typical home router can get swamped extremely quickly and cause it to either crash or stop accepting new connections. With DHT disabled, I don't seem to have this problem.

This isn't just specific to me and my router; my friends have also experienced similar problems that were solved by disabling DHT.
Security

+ - Police Shut Down LAN Tournament

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Sibko
Sibko writes "17 year old Zach Wigal, a Saline High School student, spent 9 months organizing a Halo 2 LAN tournament that was to be held on March 20th, spending $650 of his own money to help launch the event. He had talked to school officials, printed fliers to help advertise, and had parents and teachers agree to be chaperones. Everything was fine, until his father called the local police to inquire about the availability of a uniformed officer. This raised concerns with departmental community coordinator Ritchie Coleman who serves on the Southeast Michigan Chapter of the Parents TV Council.

"I'm not saying boycott the game, I just think that kids 17 and under playing an M-rated game for money is not something appropriate for the high school,'' Phillips said.
Due to the police involvement just four days prior to the event, it had to be shut down."
Handhelds

+ - Need suggestions for a highly portable computer

Submitted by
Asijit Chatterjee
Asijit Chatterjee writes "Hi folks !

I am a final year electrical engineering undergraduate and am looking forward to passing out in June of 2007.
My computing platform for the last six years (two years of school and four years of engineering education) had been this great Intel 815 based desktop with 256MB RAM.

After graduation, I realize that my computing requirements will change drastically. I will be needing a lot of mobility (and hence a weight of less than a kilogram) since I will be expected to work in the field most of the time. I will not be needing as much firepower or storage as even my current desktop (933MHz Pentium 3 with 3 X 20GB hard drives). I will need a processor with a speed of 20 to 30MHz (triple those figures if it is a RISC processor). And a _flash_ storage capacity of around 2 to 4GB.
The one thing I refuse to compromise on is flexibility. I have been using Linux back since grade 11 and writing code in C since grade 9. I want the same capabilities in this system too i.e. Linux capable and with a C compiler. I do not intend it to run simulation software like PSPICE or MATLAB since my employer is probably going to provide me an entire 16 core Itanium server for that.
I saw the tablet PCs in the market. They provide way more power and storage than I need and cost a fortune.
I also saw the OpenMoko phone but the sad thing about it is that it cannot compile its own programs in the field (forget about typing it out on that touchscreen). It needs an external PC to write code for it.

What I am searching for is something in between. Something that has its own display and a PS/2 or USB port to attach my favourite keyboard and yet is capable of compiling its own programs in the field. Removable flash storage would be nice.
Any suggestions ?

P.S. Please forgive me. I tend to drag things to unnecessary lengths."
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+ - 12 Games from the Year 2010

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Mike Michelson
Mike Michelson writes "Or at least, the ones a bunch of gamers got together and dreamed up screenshots for. This article really begs the question of just what developers will be getting out of our consoles three years from now. And whether these games are hopeless wishful thinking or not, it sure is fun to think about."

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