"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 -
Intel royally fucks over one of its best customers.
We don't ordinarily get into hardware here, but what's important about this is that this has a damned good chance of putting ASUS out of business. (And just two weeks after I put an ASUS mobo into my computer, sob. Fortunately, mine
is not one of the ones involved.)
If Intel has any honor (or wants to maintain any kind of reputation) they're going to completely cover ASUS's losses on this, which could easily top a billion dollars. I wonder if they will.
Anyone want to lay odds on when the first lawsuit gets filed? (Or who will sue whom?)
posted by Steven Den Beste
on May 13, 2000 -
Those of you who're Slashdot kids have probably already seen this new computer made in Taiwan, but it's so small
, it may have been overlooked.
posted by jason
on Apr 23, 2000 -
Apple released brand new
versions of all their hardware, and I want to change. New Powerbooks with FW ports built in, and a graphite iBook, but what is it about moving from PC to Mac that gives one the feeling of coming out the proverbial closet and shielding themselves from being pelted with tomatoes?
posted by Cavatica
on Feb 16, 2000 -