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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Bitch|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Ask Slashdot</span>]]</u>: Network problems and upgrades</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by Konk'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''it-doesnt-work-pause-NET!''' dept.</span></div>
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c1337us asks:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">"I recently purchased an expensive network router for the small business firm where I am the head of the IT department. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to set it up, much less a basic understanding of networking principles. First of all, could someone explain to me what exactly a socket is and second, where can I find this alleged "ether"-net I hear so much about? Will that solve my problems?"</div>
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<br><span style="color:gray">►</span> [[it's a trap|<span style="color:teal">itsatrap</span>]], [[network|<span style="color:teal">network</span>]], [[router|<span style="color:teal">router</span>]], [[slownewsday|<span style="color:teal">slownewsday</span>]], [[loltag|<span style="color:teal">loltag</span>]], [[whatcouldpossiblygowrong|<span style="color:teal">whatcouldpossiblygowrong</span>]] <span style="color:teal">''(tagging beta)''</span>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Network problems and upgrades|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[35|<span style="color:teal">957</span>]] of [[1438|<span style="color:teal">1438</span>]] comments consisting entirely of the acronym "RTFM"</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Censorship|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Your Rights Online</span>]]</u>: Closed source Windows?</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by Konk'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''it's-not-really-theft''' dept.</span></div>
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WhiningUser writes:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">The LA Times reports that 'Independent software authors have attacked Microsoft's decision to keep the Windows source code closed and proprietary, raising concerns about the ethics of this practice. However, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed that releasing the code would be be "financially ruinous" for the company.'</div><br />You might remember a completely different recent story about Windows, or this same story from earlier today.
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<br><span style="color:gray">►</span> [[Clone|<span style="color:teal">dupe</span>]], [[Microsoft|<span style="color:teal">microsoft</span>]], [[Redundant|<span style="color:teal">duped</span>]], [[whatcouldpossiblygowrong|<span style="color:teal">whatcouldpossiblygowrong</span>]]<span style="color:teal">'' (tagging beta)''</span>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Closed source Windows|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[Chuck Norris|<span style="color:teal">598</span>]] of [[666|<span style="color:teal">666</span>]] comments consisting entirely of the word "dupe"</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Videogame|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Games</span>]]</u>: Guitar Hero 7 in the works</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by CowboyBill'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''i-rock-all-the-women-who-are-in-my-game-room-aka-none''' dept.</span></div>
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According to an [[Nobody cares|<span style="color:teal">article in Gamer's Bi-weekly Laminated News Booklet</span>]], a sequel to the yet unreleased Guitar Hero 6 is in the works. From the article:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">"If you liked the first Guitar Hero game, then you'll ''love'' Guitar Hero 7. In this sequel, your character is equipped with a turbo thrasher metal guitar that totally can rip power chords like a rock icon given the hair of +2 rockerness. YEAH! You'll be able to impress your friends by playing along to rock hits such as Rock N Roll All Nite by Kiss and Go Tell Aunt Rhody (public domain folk song). ''But that's not all!'' Guitar Hero 7 will allow you to actually scan a picture of ''your'' face into your game system and superimpose it on the body of the character you choose! ''ROCKIN'!''"</div>
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Sounds like fun, but what I wanna know is when are they gonna come out with.. BASSLINE HERO?? Huh? Do ya get it? Do ya? Huh? :D
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Guitar Hero 7 in the works|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[7|<span style="color:teal">2453</span>]] of [[5478|<span style="color:teal">5478</span>]] comments consisting entirely of the words "first post"</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Recall|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Slashback</span>]]</u>: John Carmack and Firefox</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by CowboyBill'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''oops-we-did-it-again-we-messed-up-the-news-got-lost-on-the-net-oh-baby-baby''' dept.</span></div>
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First, we would like to apologize for linking directly to the [http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-2.0&os=win&lang=en-US <span style="color:teal">Firefox 2.0 download</span>] and stealing their bandwidth; we understand how that is a problem now. We also would like to apologize for an [[Slashdot.org/John Carmack interview|<span style="color:teal">article</span>]] posted that claimed to link to an interview with John Carmack about the Doom 3 expansion pack, Resurrection of Evil. Not only did the interview turn out to be completely falsified, but Doom 3:RoE turned out to already have been released over two years ago. Oops :)
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<br><span style="color:gray">►</span> [[it's a trap|<span style="color:teal">itsatrap</span>]], [[recall|<span style="color:teal">recall</span>]], [[bad summary|<span style="color:teal">badsummary</span>]], [[whatcouldpossiblygowrong|<span style="color:teal">whatcouldpossiblygowrong</span>]]<span style="color:teal">'' (tagging beta)''</span>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/John Carmack and Firefox|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[57|<span style="color:teal">57</span>]] of [[92|<span style="color:teal">92</span>]] comments by rabid Safari fanboys</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Linux|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Linux</span>]]</u>: Linux fan fiction</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by Konk'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''quickly-devolves-into-tux-having-sex-with-something''' dept.</span></div>
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31337157 writes:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">Recently it came to my attention that there was a fan fiction involving a data packet which had a very pro-open source stance. After a few weeks of tireless searching, I finally tracked down this [http://www.wackyhq.com/stuff/dumbstory.html <span style="color:teal">work of literary genius</span>], to share with you fellow Slashdotters.</div>
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Wow that was great! A must read.
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Linux fan fiction|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[1|<span style="color:teal">1</span>]] of [[957|<span style="color:teal">957</span>]] comments consisting entirely of the words "windows is cool"</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Stupid|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Ask Slashdot</span>]]</u>: Parental Problems?</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by Konk'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''Just-Kill-the-bitch''' dept.</span></div>
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FromMomsBasement writes:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">I am your average [[pedophile|36 year old male]], and as such I enjoy reading /., living in mommies basement , writing for /., masterbaiting , modding /., and installing [[windows|linux]] to microwaves and remote controls. But recently, my parents have been urging me to get a job, move out, and never call agian. They refused to recognize that my [[fat|unique body size]] will not allow me to leave my bed, but more recently they have been far to pushy. They have started to bring me my food, and have cancelled my credit card. I have exausted all means other that don't require moving, please help me /..
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<br><span style="color:gray">►</span> [[rape|<span style="color:teal">rape</span>]], [[Linux|<span style="color:teal">uselinux</span>]], [[Redundant|<span style="color:teal">duped</span>]], [[whatcouldpossiblygowrong|<span style="color:teal">whatcouldpossiblygowrong</span>]]<span style="color:teal">'' (tagging beta)''</span>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Parental Problems|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[Chuck Norris|<span style="color:teal">598</span>]] of [[666|<span style="color:teal">666</span>]] comments consisting entirely of the word "sad"</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Bitch|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Linux</span>]]</u>: The year of the Linux desktop.</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by Konk'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''its-about-time!''' dept.</span></div>
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IWantYouInsideMe asks:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">"This is the year of the linux desktop, unlike the other years we have made this claim (when M$ used their monopoly status to control users mind and force them to use Windows), this year its is certian, [[arstechana|vomit]] says so. The kernel is, like,totally better,(has been re-written in [[c-flat]]) and that is what the users really care about. This year the stupid fucked-up hick bitching lazyassed cunt users will finally begin to appreciate the virtues of the .conf files, tux racer, and not having your system slowed down with things like 3d accl. HORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAY!"</div>
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<br><span style="color:gray">►</span> [[it's a trap|<span style="color:teal">itsatrap</span>]], [[network|<span style="color:teal">network</span>]], [[hooker|<span style="color:teal">callthehookers</span>]], [[w00t|<span style="color:teal">woooooot</span>]], [[loltag|<span style="color:teal">loltag</span>]], [[whatcouldpossiblygowrong|<span style="color:teal">whatcouldpossiblygowrong</span>]] <span style="color:teal">''(tagging beta)''</span>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Year of the Linux desktop|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[35|<span style="color:teal">957</span>]] of [[1438|<span style="color:teal">1438</span>]] comments consisting entirely of GNU</span></div>--><br>
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<div style="color:white;background-color:teal;font-size:large;padding:5px;"><u>[[Censorship|<span style="color:#8DC7C0">Your Rights Online</span>]]</u>: Windows still closed source</div>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;">'''Posted by Konk'''<br>
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<span style="font-size:x-small">from the '''bill-gates-run''' dept.</span></div>
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WhingingUser writes:
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<div style="border-left:3px solid silver;padding-left:7px;">The Washington Post notes, 'Microsoft persists in keeping Windows closed and proprietary, defending the expensive research of its departments with a portfolio of patents. Its stance has drawn staunch critics from independent software authors about the ethics of this practice. CEO Steve Ballmer insisted two weeks ago it would be "financially ruinous" to release the Windows source code.'</div><br />Does anything more need to be said? It's only a matter of time before Microsoft succumbs to the mighty banner of FOSS. The idiots.
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<br><span style="color:gray">►</span> [[it's a trap|<span style="color:teal">itsatrap</span>]], [[Microsoft|<span style="color:teal">microsoft</span>]], [[whatcouldpossiblygowrong|<span style="color:teal">whatcouldpossiblygowrong</span>]] <span style="color:teal">''(tagging beta)''</span>
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<div style="color:black;background-color:silver;padding:5px;text-align:left">[[Slashdot.org/Windows still closed source|'''<span style="color:#666666">Read more...</span>''']]</div><!--<div style="color:black;text-align:right; position: relative; top: -24px; right: 6px; "><span style="color:#666666">[[459|<span style="color:teal">459</span>]] of [[522|<span style="color:teal">522</span>]] comments saying that free software isn't really free anyway</span></div>--><br>
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News for nerds. Stuff that is unimportant and pulled from various web sites across the internets and really doesn't matter all that much.


Slashdot journal entries can be automagically submitted as stories! No, we aren't kidding! You could submit a story to us!!

The next Slashdot story will be ready soon, but guess what?! SUBSCRIBERS can beat the rush and pay us to see it early!!
You have not meta-moderated recently! Moderate our moderators, and then get moderated! Great fun, yes?
You have found the marble in the oatmeal. You get to take a drink from the Firehose! (I don't know what that means, I've just always wanted to put that phrase on top of the Slashdot front page. So here it is.)

You have 5 Moderation Points! Use 'em or lose 'em! But don't use them in threads you actually want to post in okay? And use them before 3 days is up, or else they will be gone. 3 days, 5 points, GO!

Ask Slashdot: Network problems and upgrades
Posted by Konk
from the it-doesnt-work-pause-NET! dept.

c1337us asks:

"I recently purchased an expensive network router for the small business firm where I am the head of the IT department. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to set it up, much less a basic understanding of networking principles. First of all, could someone explain to me what exactly a socket is and second, where can I find this alleged "ether"-net I hear so much about? Will that solve my problems?"


itsatrap, network, router, slownewsday, loltag, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Your Rights Online: Closed source Windows?
Posted by Konk
from the it's-not-really-theft dept.

WhiningUser writes:

The LA Times reports that 'Independent software authors have attacked Microsoft's decision to keep the Windows source code closed and proprietary, raising concerns about the ethics of this practice. However, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer claimed that releasing the code would be be "financially ruinous" for the company.'

You might remember a completely different recent story about Windows, or this same story from earlier today.


dupe, microsoft, duped, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Games: Guitar Hero 7 in the works
Posted by CowboyBill
from the i-rock-all-the-women-who-are-in-my-game-room-aka-none dept.

According to an article in Gamer's Bi-weekly Laminated News Booklet, a sequel to the yet unreleased Guitar Hero 6 is in the works. From the article:

"If you liked the first Guitar Hero game, then you'll love Guitar Hero 7. In this sequel, your character is equipped with a turbo thrasher metal guitar that totally can rip power chords like a rock icon given the hair of +2 rockerness. YEAH! You'll be able to impress your friends by playing along to rock hits such as Rock N Roll All Nite by Kiss and Go Tell Aunt Rhody (public domain folk song). But that's not all! Guitar Hero 7 will allow you to actually scan a picture of your face into your game system and superimpose it on the body of the character you choose! ROCKIN'!"

Sounds like fun, but what I wanna know is when are they gonna come out with.. BASSLINE HERO?? Huh? Do ya get it? Do ya? Huh? :D
itsatrap, guitarhero, games, rockon, funfun, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Slashback: John Carmack and Firefox
Posted by CowboyBill
from the oops-we-did-it-again-we-messed-up-the-news-got-lost-on-the-net-oh-baby-baby dept.

First, we would like to apologize for linking directly to the Firefox 2.0 download and stealing their bandwidth; we understand how that is a problem now. We also would like to apologize for an article posted that claimed to link to an interview with John Carmack about the Doom 3 expansion pack, Resurrection of Evil. Not only did the interview turn out to be completely falsified, but Doom 3:RoE turned out to already have been released over two years ago. Oops :)
itsatrap, recall, badsummary, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Linux: Linux fan fiction
Posted by Konk
from the quickly-devolves-into-tux-having-sex-with-something dept.

31337157 writes:

Recently it came to my attention that there was a fan fiction involving a data packet which had a very pro-open source stance. After a few weeks of tireless searching, I finally tracked down this work of literary genius, to share with you fellow Slashdotters.

Wow that was great! A must read.
itsatrap, linux, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Ask Slashdot: Parental Problems?
Posted by Konk
from the Just-Kill-the-bitch dept.

FromMomsBasement writes:

I am your average 36 year old male, and as such I enjoy reading /., living in mommies basement , writing for /., masterbaiting , modding /., and installing linux to microwaves and remote controls. But recently, my parents have been urging me to get a job, move out, and never call agian. They refused to recognize that my unique body size will not allow me to leave my bed, but more recently they have been far to pushy. They have started to bring me my food, and have cancelled my credit card. I have exausted all means other that don't require moving, please help me /..


rape, uselinux, duped, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Linux: The year of the Linux desktop.
Posted by Konk
from the its-about-time! dept.

IWantYouInsideMe asks:

"This is the year of the linux desktop, unlike the other years we have made this claim (when M$ used their monopoly status to control users mind and force them to use Windows), this year its is certian, vomit says so. The kernel is, like,totally better,(has been re-written in c-flat) and that is what the users really care about. This year the stupid fucked-up hick bitching lazyassed cunt users will finally begin to appreciate the virtues of the .conf files, tux racer, and not having your system slowed down with things like 3d accl. HORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAY!"


itsatrap, network, callthehookers, woooooot, loltag, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)


Your Rights Online: Windows still closed source
Posted by Konk
from the bill-gates-run dept.

WhingingUser writes:

The Washington Post notes, 'Microsoft persists in keeping Windows closed and proprietary, defending the expensive research of its departments with a portfolio of patents. Its stance has drawn staunch critics from independent software authors about the ethics of this practice. CEO Steve Ballmer insisted two weeks ago it would be "financially ruinous" to release the Windows source code.'

Does anything more need to be said? It's only a matter of time before Microsoft succumbs to the mighty banner of FOSS. The idiots.


itsatrap, microsoft, whatcouldpossiblygowrong (tagging beta)



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