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Comment Doom and ammaount of RAM (Score 1) 351

I remember not being able to run protected mode sutff, due to hot having a 386, but only a 286 machine ha ha! Then I got a 386 SX with no co-processor and only 2 MB of ram...Had a custom autoexec.bat and config.sys that allowed me to choose weather i want extended or expanded memory upon startup - if i held down the SHIFT key it would load the ammound above 640 KB as extended (himem.sys) and otherwise as expanded (emm386.exe), cause not all cames could make use of both types of "extra" RAM. When DOOM came out I had 2MB of total ram and i remember reading in a magazine that the game will require 4 MB of RAM just to run? Ha ha and I had 2 MB available, despite all my 'hacks'!

Comment Re:Beat nightmare mode (Score 1) 351

My friend was a fanatic on hex editing saved games for Dune 2- he would do a small change save again and incpect the changed pieces in the saved game file. Interestingly enough it didnt break the saved games, and there was no hash/crc checking of sorts, so the game just loaded whatever was n the saved game files. This way we were able to have Harkon Devastator tanks made like static buindings and having static land turrets mnoving like infantry. Also the obligatory resource hacking+++

Comment I thought this was already available? (Score 1) 125

One of the trackers I use that is relatively small but has been offering p2p "clientless" torrent streaming via the web browser for some time. They do use a custom BHO plugin though for the client part. Never tried it tbh, but speeds here are always 10MB/s+, if enough peers are available, that is.

Comment A "TRUE SAFE place on the net" - utopic & fict (Score 1) 180

I always thought that a site that promises true anonymity and has a lucrative set of transparent terms and services for not tracking its users seemed more like a honeypot made by Big Brother. E.g. when Hushmail was the big deal of the day i got paranoid it might be funded by the NSA, and i don't even have to hide anything. My online footprint is pretty-much unique and if someone wants he could easily track me etc. "Hushmail, a longtime provider of encrypted web-based email, markets itself by saying that "not even a Hushmail employee with access to our servers can read your encrypted e-mail, since each message is uniquely encoded before it leaves your computer." But it turns out that statement seems not to apply to individuals targeted by government agencies that are able to convince a Canadian court to serve a court order on the company." Also Lastpass and the like - i am afraid of a breach.... I prefer off cloud storing of the kdbs files and manually syncing them or sync them via Drop box, or other third parity cloud service.

Comment 3000+ usd Cisco.. has a pentium 4 inside... (Score 1) 238

I'd go off with the DIY solution. Inside expensive branded solutions you are bound to find usuall PC components anyway - Pentium 4 buth with ddr3 ram. And known Cisco issues like revert 10- firmwares backwards and install each firmware update one after each other, else it does not work... also make me steer away from branded pre-made solutions.

Comment Disturbing radio broadcasts for my neighbour (Score 1) 231

When I was a kid in the an eighties I sometimes went to my neighbor and lied to him that the then-soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev will be speaking on the one of the radio-stations that can be tuned over AM waves. I had to lie to him, since the local FM radio stations were too powerful to disrupt, and he was very intrigued by politics. We lived in houses that are in close proximity and I could see him struggle by trying to fine tune his radio receiver to listen to Gorbachev's speech no avail - me and my older cousin were using an oscilloscope and a transmitter to disrupt the AM signal somewhat to the point my neighbor wasn't able to tune to it, so that he could hear if/ who is actually speaking. A devious deed indeed, and using technology. I was 8-10 years old i think at that time. I hope my neighbor doesn't read Slashdot.

Comment Once in about 3 years; do friend rigs count? (Score 1) 391

I also have large discounts from local resellers and most of my friends just call me instead of the store when they need a new PC/laptop or upgrade. My current rig was built recently enough as well though - Core i7 / Haswell
MB ASUS H87I-Plus
CPU i7 4770 NoK
Noctua NH-U14S
Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9 DDR3 16GB/1600MHz/2x8GB
Palit GTX770 OC
Chieftec 650W PSU (CFT-650-14CS)
HDD 1 Samsung Spinpoint 7200 TB + 2 x 160 = 320 GB Maxtors GB @ raid 0
SSD KINGSTON SV300 S37A 120GB

Just for comparison my old rig up until now was from Q1 2009:
EP45T-UD3R
Q6600 @ 3.60GHz (9x400) w CM Gemin II+14 cm fan
4GB RAM
Sapphire HD 4850 OC
2x160 GB SATA RAID 0
650W Chieftec
TT Soprano

Comment Cloud vs local - Still prefer local... (Score 1) 114

I was always imagining how bad would it be if an Online based password manager got it's servers and / or database breached, even if they use only hashing + salting for the user's details. Perhaps I am paranoid but using an offline solution seemed better to me, from the beginning, since before the web based password managers gained trust and popularity. The traditional offline based Keepass Password Safe can be also 'sent to the cloud' (or at least the kdbx files) via a third parity cloud provider, like Drop Box or similar, ftps cron jobs etc -Transparent local encryption -Kee Pass kdbx file locked by master pass-phrase + some file as a key -kdbx files are always up to date on every device via third parity solution - Drop Box or similar. Even if the cloud part gets compromised, the local file is still protected.

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