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  1. Yep, sometimes compiling things can be a bitch. A lot of the "fanboys" will say that you "never need to compile anything because its available from the package manager", but sometimes you want to run something that isn't popular.
  2. Great news! Its time for another angry rant! I'm using a laptop connected to an external display. I have it so that the external display is used when connected and the internal display is automatically disabled, but guess what? When I launch TDM, the external display in front of my face shuts off, and the internal display comes back on with the game! Seriously, what the fuck? Did I not explicitly choose to disable the internal display during my current X session? Why the living hell does it switch the internal display back on just because I launch a full-screen 3d application? Then, when I quit TDM, the internal display goes off and the external comes back on, as if to taunt me. This is not an Optimus machine. So, far as I understand, there is just a single X instance running. So, why the fuck doesn't "disable" mean "disable"? This is not the fault of TDM. I imagine any game that I try to run full-screen will do this. Its gotta be something with X.
  3. I wasn't even around when this was made, but I openly admit that the music of today (that I hear when I'm in public places) is complete shit compared to this.
  4. lost_soul

    Android

    Yeah, but it seems like such a trivial thing to build into the TV if it already has USB. It does not require a lot of processing power to just dump the stream to a drive. This isn't like the old days, where a machine had to convert the TV from analog to digital. Still, that's a very reasonable price.
  5. Yeah, Dropbox is a good choice. Its free and gives you like 2 GB. I would imagine Google lets you do something similar if you have Gmail. They have a Google Drive product.
  6. lost_soul

    Android

    I found a device on Amazon called a "HomeWorx". This seems to be the ideal device. You connect an antenna to it, a USB hard drive, and it can capture OTA tv to said hard drive for you. I was originally looking for a USB tv tuner, but this would be a better option because of tiny power usage compared to a huge PC. The users say that VLC can play the files that this thing generates, so that implies there's no American malware (aka digital rights management) involved. My goal is to be able to put TV shows on my tablet. From what I gather, I can either copy them from here to the SD card, or use my PC to encode them into a more suitable and compact format for the tablet. It doesn't seem to require any net connection, or subscription, or any of that. Like you, I watch very little TV, so subscribing does not make sense. It would just capture literally a couple of shows.
  7. Its cool to see somebody actually trying this. How much RAM does that tablet have? If its 1 GB, I imagine you'll run into trouble loading missions.
  8. http://www.modarchive.org/index.php?request=view_by_moduleid&query=62498 Great song... I just love the way it sounds.
  9. lost_soul

    Android

    That's something else I've wanted to see. Back in the day, we had VHS units. Now we have digital TVs with USB ports or SD slots. Why can I not stick a USB drive in there and capture the TV shows onto it? Why do I need an extra bulky box with a subscription like Tivo to do that? I've been meaning to get an ATSC tuner card for the computer. I have an old analog card, but it is almost useless now.
  10. lost_soul

    Android

    400 bucks for a tablet with 16 GB of NAND, and no expandable sd slot? Please, stop... I'm laughing so hard that it hurts! http://www.dailytech...rticle36823.htm Why would I buy this thing when I have an older tablet that accepts 128 GB cards? This old tablet also cost less than half that new model. The screen is not nearly as high-res, but its 7 inch, so I can not even tell.
  11. lost_soul

    Android

    Will a windows machine read the memory card if it is in UDF? I've never tried this before. However, I saw some guy say that XP cannot write to UDF volumes, because UDF was to be used with optical media, not flash media. XP is dead now though.
  12. lost_soul

    Android

    Wow! They have HD camcorders that exclusivly use FAT32? I would return that thing as defective. We users are trying to escape from FAT by adopting platforms other than Windows, yet the manufacturers push FAT even when some of them get sued for doing so, like TomTom. Are manufacturers being threatoned or bribed? "Either you adopt our new file structure, or we raise your Windows license costs". This is the same thing that happened in the 90s with OEMs. "Either you ship Windows exclusively on your PCs, or we raise your license costs."
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    Android

    Woohoo! Even my el-cheap-o tablet can read the shiny new 128 GB MicroSD card. All I had to do was get rid of the shitty EXFAT structure, which is the latest Microsoft standard designed to put other platforms at a disadvantage, corner the market, etc... Business as usual in Redmond. It would be nice if we were allowed to use Ext4 on memory cards in Android, because that is what the freaking thing uses internally. However, it will not read cards with Ext4. You would hope Google would allow this, but since Google tried to do something as brain-damaged as removing Ext4 support from Chromebooks, I would not expect it any time soon. So basically we're stuck with FAT f***ing 32 on Android, a file structure from the 90s that can not even accept individual files that are larger than 4 GB. I'm not a movie guy, just a music guy, so it really does not affect me. Its still f***ing retarded, though.
  14. We have some good news. The new version of Unity in Ubuntu will not send your searches to Amazon by default. If you want that "feature", you have to actually enable it manually. I am just sitting here imagining some people at the NSA sitting there saying
  15. It turns out Apple's spotlight sends your searches to Apple by default too.... Look, everybody is doing it now. Windows 8 does it, Ubuntu does it, and now the Mac alegedly does it too. Are they all being paid by three-letter agencies to gather more info about us?
  16. Somehow I broke the MicroSD slot on my Atrix HD. I insert the card but it does not read it. Now I'm considering getting something new, or perhaps I can fix this? Perhaps the pins in the slot are bent? Part of me wonders if I can slap an Apple sticker on this thing and sell it for twice what I paid for it. I mean, now that it has no (functional) SD slot, it is just like an Apple product! (joking about this last part, of course)
  17. @7:16, Holy crap! Look at that!!! and its real-time too... It makes me want to cry that this never got added to the core GLSL renderer. It also seems as though this project died out, sadly.
  18. Kinda OT, but this guy has a great voice. I wonder if he would want to be a guard? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2-FfB9kRmE He has a great mic too.
  19. I doubt that last thing would work. The device would just say "It has been 60 days since you checked in with HQ. You must check in, or else your books will become locked. I've read people saying this about Steam. I.e. if you use offline mode, it will require a check-in eventually.
  20. I have actually never used any of these e-book platforms. When I read something, I prefer straight .txt.
  21. Yeah, if it is concentual, and I mean not by having something inside of a massive EULA that people do not understand, nor agree with, I do not have a problem with it.... like if there's a feature to sync your position in books across devices that you actually have to manually enable. But when somebody sells me something, the relationship ends there. They have no right "checking up on me". Just as I have no right selling you a TV and then piering in your windows or activating the mic to listen in on you in order to enforce some bogus license terms that I pulled out of my behind.
  22. http://www.theregist...y_is_important/ Oh, look! The Americans are invading your privacy, again! Its not bad enough that they have the right to take things away from you after you pay for them, they need to monitor every single page you read, too! And before any of you say "You do not HAVE to use this software" tell that to all the publishers who make content available exclusively in formats like this, and tell it to all the corrupt pieces of shit that crafted legislation banning people from writing alternative software that can read the files. Disclaimer: I am an American, in the US. I believe that gives me a right to criticize what a corrupt piece of shit this place is. Its not as though I'm from Russia or something, just being a racist.
  23. I made a post about this the other day in the random article of the day thread. The whole obsession with making things thinner and thinner cracks me up, especially when stuff like this happens. "Instead of using high performance parts and a strong battery to keep the thing going, they make it so thin that it bends. Meanwile they charge an arm and a leg for the thing.
  24. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xuw9frP1GNo Useless, right? Wrong! Imagine a wireless keyboard with these embedded in a few of the most commonly used keys. When you press the keys as you use the keyboard, it charges up an ultra-capacitor, which powers the keyboard.
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