I've had numerous comments over the last couple of days receiving troll for which that tag is clearly unwarranted. I wonder if someone is hoping to break my karma max.
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Silicon Valley area (Foster City).
I recently got trashed, extensively, for a comment I made that people were crazy to trust the house in online poker games. People were absolutely sure that such things did not and would not happen.
In a previous journal entry, I mentioned my goal of achieving with a single post every moderation, at the time there were 8:
Insightful Offtopic Interesting Flamebait Funny Troll Informative Redundant
since then they've added Underrated / Overrated.
I recently reached a new high with 6 different moderations.
there is no question, posted to Making Statements With Video Games, has been moderated Offtopic (-1).
there is no question, posted to Making Statements With Video Games, has been moderated Insightful (+1).
there is no question, posted to Making Statements With Video Games, has been moderated Interesting (+1).
there is no question, posted to Making Statements With Video Games, has been moderated Troll (-1).
there is no question, posted to Making Statements With Video Games, has been moderated Flamebait (-1).
there is no question, posted to Making Statements With Video Games, has been moderated Underrated (+1).
I have never been tempted to go for a first post, until now.
I saw the 10th anniversary discussion pop up, with no comments, as I was checking email this morning. I've never even seen a first post opportunity before. I've never gone for it. And here was the chance to get the 10th anniversary first post.
I had only seconds to think. What would I say? How could I craft the perfect post?
I couldn't. I had to go for something simple, short, quick to type.
I went for a post that would:
a) seem completely banal.
b) show the 'typical' slashdot bravado about lower user nums being better.
c) NOT mention the first post. That was a tough call, but I thought it would be better to seem as if I didn't care about such a 'monumental' accomplishment. As though I were just posting because I thought my comment were actually germane to the conversation.
All in all, for 5 seconds of thought, I feel like it came off ok. If I'd had more time I would have tried to craft something more interesting, but I had no idea this was coming up.
Happened to notice this post, but it was too old to reply:
by eddy the lip (20794) Alter Relationship on Mon Aug 15, '05 03:28 PM (#13326226)
(sorry, been away from slashdot for a few days, or I would have replied sooner).
You got me on that one - I never did this myself. A friend way back in the day claimed to have jacked his TRS-80 up to 1MB. Now, this was many years ago, when people actually used the TRS-80 for other than geek nostalgia value, so I may be misremembering (or have been outright duped. I was young. It could happen....) He bragged to me about it 'cause I was stuck with the standard 32KB.
A bit of googling didn't turn up anything that would substantiate the viability of the claim. And now I have an unresolved mystery from my youth to contend with. Thanks a lot
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zilog_Z80 (the processor in the TRS-80)
16 bit address registers + 8 bit data = 64k bytes memory max.
Hence your friend with the 1MB was lying.
Well, maybe he managed to solder on a MB chip, but the TRS-80 couldn't have used it.
After three successful years, Notacon's 2007 event will also be host to Blockparty, a North American demoparty. In the past, Notacon has tackled its goal of being a creativity-oriented technology event by pushing themes of art, music, history, communication, community, and hacker culture. This year, there'll be talks from some of the biggest names in the demo scene, competitions, and even more great prizes. Also in the works is a talk given by a dead guy. (His sense of humor would totally approve.) There's a ham radio station planned for this year, plus the streaming-audio Notacon Radio. Oh yes, bring your contraptions for Anything but Ethernet, my absurd networking contest.
Now here's what makes it all interesting: Notacon just announced the first three speakers for the 2007 event, but the Call for Proposals is still open. Notacon's all about giving interesting ideas a venue, so if you have something to contribute to the milieu, write it up! Submit it! Do it today!
A problem I've found is that when I want to purchase or otherwise invest myself into some product or service, I want to know what others think about it. Especially for those things that are offered be multiple sources. It's so hard to find reviews that are by techies and for techies; a google search of "[productName] reviews" yields link farms and the ever-so-useless CNet reviews and epinions sites.
I've got a Blackberry 7100i from Nextel and am in the market for a bluetooth headset for it. Has anyone out there got any recommendations or comparisons from actual use?
If you're wondering why I friended you, it's usually that you posted something I found interesting, and I don't want to trust the moderators to interesting your other posts.
The alert provides a web form to write to your congress person. Please do that. And please put the alert up elsewhere, so that other people can help too.
I'm in Washington DC working on this today, and your support will help.