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  1. captmellow

    Murder Eclipse

    this is re: the flash-only site navigation, right? it's a great choice of words, really appropriate.
  2. captmellow

    The Dark Side of Phobos

    e2m9 mystery meat cool tune, it owns me.
  3. captmellow

    The Dark Side of Phobos

    I've heard the intro and the e1m1 song so far, I'm getting the torrent for the rest. So far, it sounds decent. I have no idea what genre to expect, but the e1m1 rendition was close to what I expected.
  4. So, I got ahold of this Compaq iPaq. I flashed a linux bootloader onto it, then connected to it w/ hyperterminal on my xp box through the serial cradle. I got to the boot prompt, then uploaded the linux kernel via ymodem and overwrote that PocketPC os. WOOT!

    Ahem. So now, the xp box is dead, so on my linux box, I use minicom to again connect via the serial cradle. I can get to the linux installation, log in as root, do cli stuff, etc., but I reaaaalllly want to get x installed so I can use the screen and stylus. I gotta get usb networking going, but my file is sort of weird:

    What I'm not sure about is the ip addresses. I have a router which is functioning as a gateway--it maintains the pppoe connection, and assigns ips to all the comps (including the linux box which the ipaq is connected to) in the house via dhcp. I'm not sure if in 'GW_ADDR=' I should give the router's ip or the linux box's ip.

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    2. Remilia Scarlet

      Remilia Scarlet

      I would assume you would use the routers IP address since that's your gateway.

      My only question is why are you providing what appears to be a static IP for your iPaq if you use DHCP? I may have missed something in that shell script, though.

    3. captmellow


      DJ_Haruko said:

      I would assume you would use the routers IP address since that's your gateway.

      My only question is why are you providing what appears to be a static IP for your iPaq if you use DHCP? I may have missed something in that shell script, though.

      LOL well I have no idea what I'm doing, that's why. I've gotten this far by trickery and bluffing. ;) I'm not sure if the how-to I've been following is assuming that the linux box is using a PPPoE connection (and therefore truly is the gateway) or not. That how-to also doesn't seem to mention anything about dhcp, so I think I'll have some more research to do.

      I'll just need to spend some time RTM to see how that file should be set up. I was about to upload that file to the ipaq, but it needed a recharge, and the serial cradle doesn't have a charger. And just as well, b/c I need to spend more time than a sloppy edit job on that file.

    4. captmellow


      Sephiroth said:

      infact there where ipaq's made with linux already installed! i remember seeing a few at office depo once.

      Hmmm . . . I think you might be talking about the Zaurus. That would be my dream pda, but this iPaq I got in a trade for an old IBM Workpad (Palm III).

  5. captmellow

    Anti-Spyware Software Reputability List

    I use Ad-Aware & Spybot S&E together. I installed Spybot on most ppl's comps at work using cain & abel to get a remote shell, mounting a share containing the install file, and then doing a silent installation from the command line (check http://www.safer-networking.org/en/faq/30.html for cli fun). The result is that the users can keep working on their comp without me having to use vnc and take over their kb/m. Then I also set up a couple scheduled tasks which go to 2 different batch files to run spybot in silent mode: one to update, one to scan & remove stuff. Those run once a week on everyone's comp. Unfortunately, Ad-Aware is gui-only, which makes automation impossible, and don't bring up autoit, it's bogus for doing unattended admin stuff. Be sure to immunize with Spybot, as it will trap any writes to the registry, but disable it when you install/upgrade stuff. I used Hijackthis to remove a particularly stubborn bit of IE-hijacking Spyware (a browser "helper" object which had run amuck in the registry) from someone's comp at work. It it recommended that you check some forums where ppl are posting their hijackthis logs, it will give you a good idea of what to remove or leave alone. I installed Firefox on a few ppl's comps, and told them never to use IE ever again. Ever since, whenever I scan those comps with Ad-Aware/Spybot S&E, it shows up NOTHING. Weeks later, NOTHING again. I'm dead serious about not using IE, it is the number one vulnerability to Spyware. I know you don't want a browser war, but a spade's a spade, and to deny it is to stick your head in the sand. Any scatological protests won't change that fact. Anyone defending IE at this point is completely clueless. It's like defending asbestos vs. fiberglass, or defending lead paint. If you must use IE (some web apps require it), then at least disable activex. But that's not going to protect you--much. I see you're quite zealously guarding your topic, but haven't you heard of an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure? Incredibly, you mention that you want open discussion, yet then you're attacking ppl who are recommending ways to prevent getting spyware in the first place. Maybe you're not interested in avoiding spyware. Maybe you just enjoy removing it. I don't know. /me shrugs
  6. . . . for my PC-2100 512MB DDR RAM, and then I can begin assembly. The replacement mb (the prev one was defective--died after 4 days) is a Chaintech 7VIL1 VIA KT266 Socket A mATX, into which will go a 1.2 gz AthlonXP and a Apollo "Bloody Monster" (geforce 4 mx440, 64 mb, pci). We'll see if it'll run Doom3 later, but I will be plenty busy becoming reacqainted with UT2004, which I know will purr like a kitten.

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    2. captmellow


      True, pci's not the best, but I have played ut2004 on that same cpu/gfx board, and it was quite playable. I do have my doubts about it running Doom3, though.

    3. Combustable


      Point is, you = fucked

    4. Csonicgo


      I don't understand why you say that. doom3 runs fine on my computer, and I don't have a famous.. or expensive card.

  7. captmellow

    Anti-Spyware Software Reputability List

    No, I think that CERT, Homeland Security, and countless others have said enough on the subject. That using IE poses a security problem is not even debatable any more. But whether ppl keep using IE, I don't mind or care.
  8. captmellow

    Should I buy a new processor or a new video card?

    Hmmm you really need a whole new rig, buddy. Send me yours . . .
  9. captmellow

    1.2 ghz ambiguity?

    Yep, it's mx440, 64 mb ddr memory. It's an Apollo board, 'Bloody Monster', got it cheap at compgeeks.com.
  10. captmellow

    1.2 ghz ambiguity?

    I have heard a lot of different stories on the minimum specs for Doom3. I have a pci geforce4, 512mb PC-2100 ddr ram, and I know that all falls well within the required hardware. However, I am uncertain about the minimum cpu speed. I have an athlonxp 1.2 ghz (266 mhz FSB). I have heard that the minimum speed is 1 ghz, then 1.2 ghz, and most recently 1.5 ghz. I was thinking that I'm all set, but now I'm not sure. I think my mb could handle just swapping out the cpu, but if the current one's okay, I won't bother.
  11. I'm finally giving fluxbox a serious try. It's lean and fast, and the config files are as easy as icewm. I like the uncluttered desktop and the speed. And using the mousewheel to switch workspaces is super nifty.

  12. Well, I'm going to upgrade from my PS1 to . . . something. Not sure which, as they all have their good points.

    gamecube: cheaper price; metroid; more star wars titles; zelda; rogue spear

    playstation2: rockstar games; more titles than gamecube; can install linux ...

    xbox: doom3; halo; unreal championship; rockstar games;

    What am I thinking? Doom3 won't run on my pc, but it will run on the xbox. Well, I guess my mind's made up.

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    2. Bashe


      Grimm said:

      Timesplitters 2 sucked, so much

      Oh noes!!! I can't be true! I loved TS2!

    3. SYS


      Game Cube Licks Donkey Nuts. Only games I like for it are the Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 0, & the new metroid game. Everything else sucks the big one.

    4. Sephiroth


      yea thats about all i played on the game cube

  13. captmellow

    Win98 Users SOL

    Memory problem? Sounds like something flaky w/ the hardware, anyway. /me likes slack, btw
  14. captmellow

    checking back in

    tarin? you now go by boris? why, pray tell?
  15. captmellow

    Win98 Users SOL

    . . . which is why I have been getting into consoles as of late.