Shameless Words from Shameless Geeks

Happy Birthday Mom!
by COJones on Wednesday July 13th, 2011 09:32 AM

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Company of Heroes designer dies saving family
by COJones on Wednesday September 08th, 2010 01:45 PM

Here's some sad news for those of us who enjoy playing the Company of Heroes series. Brian Wood, lead designer of the series, was killed Friday in an unfortunate traffic accident. From the description of the event, you get the sense that Brian was a true hero. There aren't many people who would be able to make that split-second decision to sacrifice themselves for their family.

I'd like to hear more about what happens to the driver of the other vehicle. Anyone who kills three peop... (read article)


Just when we thought it was dead
by leakenova on Friday September 03rd, 2010 04:15 PM

Duke Nukem Forever is back and to be released this Spring. Gee how many times have we heard this?
If Duke Nukem Forever does come out this spring I will fly back to DC and play it in one of Shameless infamous Lan parties.


It's that time of year again.
by COJones on Tuesday July 13th, 2010 08:39 AM

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Answering the search strings... again
by COJones on Wednesday May 26th, 2010 09:00 PM

It's that time again! Time to answer those search strings that bring you to the site. As always, these are search strings taken straight from the the website logs. Honestly... I couldn't make some of these up if I tried.

geeky screen names

Try one of the standards: Nerd Herder, Dorkasaurus, or Gigageek. If not, look in any comic book, pick a character name, then append the word "geek" to the end. That should be attractive to the opposite sex. Avoid names that came f... (read article)


I never thought I would be this type of parent
by leakenova on Sunday April 11th, 2010 12:22 PM

Texas must of changed me, I am about to ban my daughter from video games. Never thought I would have to do it. Even worse I my wife and I where complaining about how video games are evil. I blame everything on game cheats. Game cheats have turned my daughter into a hopeless video game zombie.
Game cheats are the devils work, we must fight to ban them. They are driving our youth down a path of evil. We must stop them. So let us join hands and pray for GameFaqs soul.


Facebook users are daft: News at Eleven
by shinnite on Monday February 15th, 2010 10:48 PM

In the words of the great shameless geek (as he sits in a chair on the other side of the room) "this is as bad as a bad 80's Schwarzenegger movie".

And trust me, it's bad (and hilarious).

Over at Readwriteweb they post an article about the partnership forming between Facebook and AOL. Perhaps if they hadn't used the keywords "Facebook" and "login", this mess never would have happened...

But they did, and sure enough, the very first commenter is aski... (read article)


Should a dive steam in the unlucky volunteer?
by leakenova on Sunday November 01st, 2009 12:35 AM

Should a dive steam in the unlucky volunteer?


Don't make me go Red/Black Tree on your 8-Bit Char
by leakenova on Sunday August 30th, 2009 02:09 AM

I could not stop laughing at this bit of rap I heard: http://graphics.stanford.edu/~monzy/DramainthePhD.mp3
It does use strong language and only people who actually studied Computer Science or work as programmers will get the jokes. But there is something funny when some threatens to "Go all Red Black Tree on their..". For the record I am unsigned long to all you 8-Bit Char out there :)


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Terrabyte the new Gigabyte
by leakenova on Thursday May 21st, 2009 01:21 PM

I remember not long ago when owning a Gigabyte Hard Drive was a big deal. Now I own a terabyte hard drive and plan to buy another in a few weeks because I have already filled my first terabyte hard drive. DVD's however have been stuck around a few Gigabyte but soon even that will change, thanks to this break thru that is no more. All that we have left is for the Terra byte data sticks to appear and Petabyte will be the new Gigabyte.


Video Blanking Redaction for Dummies
by COJones on Saturday May 09th, 2009 02:23 PM

Video blanking redaction is a subject that can often send an experienced engineer into a recursive state of paniced hysteresis, but it isn't really all that magical. All you need to remember is that is is based on a few simple pseudo-scientific principles. The entire process can be broken into three statistically irrelevent stages that are easily stumbled through on an Ohm by Ohm basis.

The first stage is the virtual mastication of astable signal domains. This can be accomplished ... (read article)


Duke Nukem Forever is well forever
by leakenova on Friday May 08th, 2009 09:46 AM

It looks like our long running gag of Duke Nukem Forever has come to a sad end. Sadly, there will be no Duke Nukem Forever. The company that was producing the game finally ran out of money, shutdown and canceled Duke Nukem Forever. I am sadden by this but at least I did not preorder it.


SCO's funeral dirge tuning up
by COJones on Wednesday May 06th, 2009 03:07 PM

According to /., SCO's life support is about to run out. I know that anything said against them now would sound a little like piling on, but I'd rather be accused of that than be accused of speaking ill of the dead. It looks like I only have a short time to speak up. If they go chapter 7 as the post suggests, that's the business equivalent of an estate sale, and it means that the company is already dead.

I'm really glad that SCO got squashed. I genuinely feel sorry for the little ... (read article)


David Arneson passes away
by leakenova on Friday April 10th, 2009 03:49 PM

Gaming has lost another great, David Arneson passed away a few days ago. David Arneson was the co-creator of D&D. I wish I could say something but the sadness over the loss of another gaming great has left me without words.


Strike One for French Three Strikes Bill
by COJones on Thursday April 09th, 2009 12:55 PM

Well, it looks like the French said "no" to "three strikes". Unfortunately, It looks like they will "pitch" it again later.

The interesting thing is that the vote was "poorly attended". Could it be that politicians were smart enough to stay away from an unpopular vote pushed by the entertainment industry? Vote in favor, lose the next election. Vote against, lose lots of campaign contributions AND the bully pulpit of the entertainment industry. It's a no-win situation for them.
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The French method of stopping Internet Piracy
by leakenova on Wednesday April 08th, 2009 03:26 PM

The New York Times today posted a good article about the new French system to stop piracy. This is the same system Steven Soderbergh proposed to congress and what the movie and record industry want in the USA. Hopefully this law will not pass in the USA, the privacy violations alone make me shudder.


I want read Batman 116
by leakenova on Tuesday April 07th, 2009 06:02 PM

I do not know why, but I really want to read Batman 116 from 1958. Lets see there is one of three ways, through finding it in a trade paperback (a collection of several comic books), by buying the issue on the secondary market or if I am really lucky at a store or convention. Oh poo, I am not lucky, the local store in town will not let me and there are no comic book conventions in Austin right now. Double whammy, there is no trade paperback that contains a copy of Batman 116. So on to ... (read article)


Internet Piracy the scourge that never goes away
by leakenova on Tuesday April 07th, 2009 03:06 PM

Ah Internet Piracy, the scourge that never goes away. Hollywood and music industry have been struggling with it for years. Yet no matter what they do it seems to never go away or even really decrease. When is the movie and music industry going learn the story of the sun and the wind? What is the story of the sun and wind, well it goes like this: One time the wind bet the sun he could get a guy walking down the road he could get him to take off his coat. So the wind blew and blew on th... (read article)


My take on the pay-per-bit scheme
by COJones on Tuesday April 07th, 2009 12:13 PM

Wow... I think LeakeNova has a point there. There are several problems I see with the sudden shift in pricing:

1. Was there any advance warning to those who were signing contracts with TWC? I would hate to see people who signed up for unlimited bandwidth, paid for the in-home equipment, then got shafted by the new pricing structure. I also would see any attempt by TWC to fine people for breaking these contracts as a criminal offense. Bait and switch.

2. Does TWC int... (read article)