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Comment Kind of a no-brainer (Score 1) 68

Advertisers have a hard time trying to advertise to the right demographics. Anyone who's worked in any business that has an advertising budget (pretty much any business) knows that setting up advertising campaigns is like throwing a dart in the dark at a dartboard a mile away.

With social networking sites, everybody will give you their information – with that kind of information disclosure, there's almost no need for research teams!

Of course, there's the whole pedophile stalking issue, but without them we would never have those entertaining Dateline NBC series. As long as people aren't stealing identities and slapping their watermark on them, we should be fine.

Classic Star Wars Trilogy Finally on DVD 673

chinton writes "From 'In response to overwhelming demand, Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release attractively priced individual two-disc releases of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Each release includes the 2004 digitally remastered version of the movie, as well as the original theatrical edition of the film. That means you'll be able to enjoy Star Wars as it first appeared in 1977, Empire in 1980, and Jedi in 1983.'"
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Journal Journal: Sveasoft illegally uses OpenWRT 2

Ok I admit it, I have been lazy recently. Not much had happened in the WRT scene in a while.
OpenWRT now has a great Web-Interface, DD-WRT got better on a daily basis while Sveasofts lost all its developers except James and the quality of their firmware releases declined even more.

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Journal Journal: Freeman 1.04 released 1

The new version of Freeman (1.04) is now available for download!

Last time Sveasoft apparently had unintentionally released an unprotected binary on which Freeman 1.02 was based. This time Sveasoft didn't make the same mistake, the MAC protection had to be hacked and removed.
Kudos to the people responsible for that!

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Journal Journal: Alchemy 1.0 released to the public 5

Sorry for not updating this journal in a while. On April 21st, Sveasoft decided to drop work on Alchemy and release it to the public as it is. It is called final and it should be somewhat stable.

Also, after not releasing any source code to the subscribers for 5 months, they finally made the Alchemy sources available.

Both files will appear on the mirrors shortly.

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Journal Journal: Tag-free Sveasoft Alchemy pre7a 11

Hello everybody,
thanks to two fellow suppliers I had the chance to make a tag-free version of Alchemy pre7a. You may notice the name change, apparently Sveasoft decided that having seven release candidates durin a feature freeze is a little embarassing.

This version, as always, has been tested before release. Please read the included text files for further information, post questions or comments in this forum thread

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Journal Journal: RC5a released, help by mirroring on P2P (ed2k) 3

Sorry for the delay, I had expected Sveasoft to release a public version soon so I didn't bother.
However they now claim that it is delayed due to "illegal" copies of Alchemy. Sounds to me like a really bad excuse but who cares, I hereby declare Alchemy 6 RC5a a public version :)

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Journal Journal: pre5.4 sources, documentation and BAD news 2

Sorry for the delay. Here's the source code for Alchemy pre5.4 which Sveasoft released at the same time as Alchemy 6rc1.
Speaking of which, I am going to skip that release since apparently some people can't even connect to their ISPs with it. A new firmware should be out soon anyways.

I also added a draft of Sveasoft's Alchemy manual, it should cover the most frequently asked questions. There's also the old firmware guide but some of it is outdated by now (was written in April).

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Journal Journal: The job is done :) w38 released 4

Well that was faster than expected. Thanks to two nice forum members (chiles & MyGPL) who pointed me to my mistake, I have successfully rebuild a hopefully tagfree version of Wolf's w38 release.

Let's hope I haven't forgotten any tags and that my kind supplier will keep his subscription.

A good day for free software...

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Journal Journal: Let's break Sveasoft's tagging scheme

I have been gathering details about how Sveasoft tags the firmware for a while now.

However when I tried to rebuild a firmware with a modified (cleaned) SquashFS, it failed to flash on my WRT54G. Therefore I decided to publish all my information about the subject and ask for help of the community.

If you're interested in the stuff or if you want to help, it's all posted in this forum post.

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Journal Journal: New mirrors, Alchemy pre5.3 source code available

Today I added the pre5.3 source code to the site(s). The file should be on all mirrors shortly.
My inside source tells me that there might be a real public release of Sveasoft's Alchemy soon. Also work on the new firmware edition, Talisman, has apparently begun.

In addition I can happily announce that there's two new mirrors. Thanks for hosting, guys!

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