In their day, Trilobyte was at the height of the computer gaming world. Their first title, 7th Guest
, made them an instant success, and their follow-ups, 11th Hour
, were equally well-received. But as the saying goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Haunted Glory
, from the GameSpot archives, documents the rise and fall of Trilobyte.
posted by ewagoner
on Aug 7, 2003 -
Baysian spam filter for outlook.
Installation was a snap, and it works so well, it's surreal. I'd heard a lot of good things about Baysian spam filters. but this was beyond belief. The damn thing actualy detected legitimate mails that I had accidentaly thrown away!
more gushing inside
posted by delmoi
on Jun 27, 2003 -
is a term I propose to apply to those people who pump up and modify their computers until they're no longer recognizable as a drab metal box and drab monitor, similar to hot rodders
and their cars. Here's a guy who's turned a gutted 17 inch monitor case into a fully functional PC and has provided a pretty good description of how he did it, with lots of pictures. I'd buy one. Plus, for no reason, there's kitties! (via my friend Hurin at Dor-Lomin via Blue's News)
posted by WolfDaddy
on Jun 5, 2003 -
Test shows 99.99% of US high school seniors can't read Perl.
The first part asked students to translate easy Perl phrases into their standard English equivalent, and the second section required students to produce a simple MP3 player in Perl. "I didn't know what the hell any of it meant," said one Senior, "it had lots of slashes and periods and brackets. It was so confusing. I'm feeling rather nauseous." Come on USA, if you can't read Perl, just how are you going to fight for your right to party?
posted by riffola
on May 14, 2003 -
It's an mp3 player! It's an FM radio broadcast trasmitter! It's a dessert topping. It's a floor wax you cows! Whatever it is, the Neuros
handheld "digital audio computer" puts the power of broacasting your mp3 collection (and soon your OggVorbis
files) to any FM radio near you. What will Hilary Rosen do?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Mar 4, 2003 -
Computer user suffers "eThrombosis"
People who spend many hours every day sitting in front of a computer could be at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis - the potentially fatal blood clots. Go get a sandwich.
posted by semmi
on Jan 29, 2003 -
Happy 20th Anniversary, Internet! We ought not to let pass unnoticed the... 20th anniversary of the Internet. The most logical date of origin of the Internet is January 1, 1983, when the ARPANET officially switched from the NCP protocol to TCP/IP.
Where were you two decades ago on this date? And does anyone actually have a "I Survived the TCP/IP Transition" t-shirt?
Also being discussed on /.
posted by tenseone
on Jan 1, 2003 -
"Cryptophis nigrescens killed my computer."
... "my computer was making a strange hissing noise last night and this morning when I turned it on there was a crackling noise and some smoke then nothing, if I bring it in can you fix it?"
One of my colleagues took this tech support call and has the photographs to prove it.
posted by snarfodox
on Nov 28, 2002 -
A search engine to help you find things you don't know about. gnod
stands for The G
reams, and is a test of artificial intelligence. Building a database from the user choices, it helps you find books, music and misc. other by having you enter in things that you like, and based on what other people like, it shows you stuff you ought to like, too (which is slightly different from what Amazon does, showing you what other people have bought
). Don't know if all the Amazon Associate links detract from it all or not
posted by crunchland
on Aug 30, 2002 -
"It was amazing,"
says 101, "we went to club after club. We never paid a cover, we never paid for drinks. We were escorted to the VIP tables. In Minneapolis the Geek Squad has been around for 10 years -- they're treated like rock stars. I mean, when has a computer tech ever been treated like a rock star?"
"The Geek Squad
offers a flat-rate service. You call them with a problem; they quote you a price; they fix the problem. No matter what. No matter how long it takes. And, each agent guarantees his work -- forever."
posted by bingo
on Aug 25, 2002 -
I am teh mor3 l337 than yuo!
Becuase I pl4y teh QuAEK 3 on teh my NES! SUCK IT CAMPARZZZZ!
No, really, this outfit's pretty cool. For a little cash, get a fully functional
computar, uh, computer that's wrapped up in an Amiga 1000
, Atari 2600
, or original NES
. Available in Linux or Windows flavors. W3rd. More PCs should be functional, practical expressions of artistry like this. Are you listening, Dell Boy? Gateway Cow?
posted by WolfDaddy
on Jul 31, 2002 -
Security warning draws DMCA threat
Find a flaw in HP Code? Prepare to go to prison or pay a $50K fine if you tell anyone. Invoking both the controversial 1998 DMCA
and computer crime laws, HP has threatened to sue a team of researchers who
publicized a vulnerability in the company's Tru64 Unix operating system
. So now, it appears that some technology companies see "security debate" on the same level as "piracy" or "copyright controls."
posted by dejah420
on Jul 31, 2002 -
D-O-S attack disables RIAA site.
Do you think someone's trying to make a point about one group lobbying for the power to shut down individual's computers if they SUSPECT them of doing something they don't like, and another group ALREADY having that power?
posted by thunder
on Jul 30, 2002 -
This is some scary stuff
Life in prison for malicious hacking? We can't keep rapists and murderers away from society for very long but now hackers & crackers could be jailed for life? And on top of that the FBI can monitor internet packets without a warrant?
If you enjoy your freedom from gov't surveillance, it looks like it's time to start using PGP
posted by mathowie
on Jul 16, 2002 -
The Apple rumor mill is buzzing...
Tonight marks the expiration for many of their recent promos
and rebates. The Apple Store
has been closed for a few hours now for "updating." Is a new "insanely great" product about to be unleashed unto the Mac faithful ... or is it just wishful thinking?
posted by Fofer
on Jun 29, 2002 -
Best Case Ever.
As in computer case, just in case you couldn't case it out. dig? anyways. like someone else said, this thing says 'geek pimp' all over it.
don't be a hater!
posted by jcterminal
on Apr 23, 2002 -
is the virtual incarnation of computer historian and collector Michael Williams' phat-ass computer museum. My favourite, BTW, is the timeline
, searchable by year or topic. What technological milestones occured in the year of your
posted by stuporJIX
on Feb 15, 2002 -
the world's biggest interactive computer display, a special 20th anniversary present to itself and the city of Berlin by the Chaos Computer Club. Since Sept 12, 2001, the upper eight floors of the famous "Haus des Lehrers" (house of the teacher) have been transformed in to a huge display by arranging 144 lamps behind each of the windows. A computer controls each of the lamps independently to produce a monochrome matrix of 18 times 8 pixels. The icing on the cake, you can play pong on it via your mobile phone!
posted by riffola
on Dec 10, 2001 -
What OS is Micro$oft running?
A poll of what OS' run in Microsoft's netblock, and their rank by uptime. Besides the fact that Hotmail was on FreeBSD for awhile [before M$ took them over], this was surprising.
posted by plemeljr
on Oct 17, 2001 -
Whoa! Google adds graphics
to their interface, and not only that, but they're a tabbed interface. I hope they've done extensive testing before choosing such a limiting method of navigation.
posted by mathowie
on Oct 1, 2001 -
How to anonymously get root access on a quarter million machines overnight
In the past 24 hours the CodeRed II worm has been infecting IIS web servers with a speed equal to or greater than that of the original CodeRed. The original CodeRed infected what is thought to be all vulnerable machines, approximately 250,000 hosts, in under 24 hours.
While CodeRed I was relatively harmless, CodeRed II installs a full Administrator-access back door shell that can be accessed via HTTP. This creates a very interesting situation, and with the techniques discussed in this paper opens a new potential door for mass system cracking.
posted by lagado
on Aug 5, 2001 -
- Definitions for thousands of the most current IT-related words.
Not everyone knows about this site. It is pretty helpful for a quick lookup for anything computer related.
posted by sikander
on Jul 11, 2001 -
New Bose radio hooks up to PC.
I just saw their ad in wired and when to check the site. It had some popups so I turned webwasher off and reloaded the page. When I did, I was just redirected to a teaser. So I turned webwasher back on and was able to get to this site, which shows off a new radio that connects to the PC. The funny thing is to try going to http://wavepc.bose.com/
with and without webwasher
yields different results.
posted by TNLNYC
on May 7, 2001 -
Quiet that computer!
This site offers some great tips on reducing the noise produced by your computer. I just got a new Power Mac G4 and a couple of external FireWire drives to go with it, and was appalled at how loud the setup was -- particularly the fans in the FireWire drive cases. Mike Breeden at Xlr8yourMac.com has a great tip
on reducing the fan noise on the G4 itself, which I applied to the FireWire drives with good results (haven't tried it on the G4 yet). If your computer (Mac, PC, or otherwise) is loud enough to be heard over your MP3s, maybe these pages will help.
posted by kindall
on Feb 17, 2001 -
Oh, yeah. Reboot!,
truly one of the geek shows of all time, is returning Fall 2001. Two made-for-television moives have been in production forever. But, now this
: not movies, but a freaking full 13 episode season! With talk of another 13 after that! And a season-ending musical number! Fall 2001 can't come soon enough. Reboot! is a Canadian production; anyone know about US release dates and network? (more inside)
posted by mrmorgan
on Dec 13, 2000 -
I'm trying to buy a computer- a newer one. My 'mental health', however, won't seem to let me. Extreme paranoia and crushing guilt. How much is too much to pay for a computer (we're talking PCs here, not Macs)? Well, that depends on how much one earns, right? Let's just say that money is not an issue for me.
Plus, I'm a software engineer. So, I'll be using it for more than porn and MeFi. Why can't I 'click here to check out'?
Tell me I'm not alone...
posted by internook
on Jul 22, 2000 -