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Goodbye Geek Compound

CowboyNeal posted more than 14 years ago | from the movin'-on-up dept.

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In this week's episode, we're back from the office move to discuss Microsoft buying Bungie, the new release of GNUCash, stupid processor naming schemes, the BT hyperlink patent, and more. This might be the last episode for awhile, as the Mackie (our mixing console) broke and I just shipped it back for repairs, so hang tight while we get it fixed.

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Quicktime in Linux (1)

einstein (10761) | more than 14 years ago | (#983914)

Cmdr Taco...you were saying that you can't play quicktime movies in linux...I just happened to stumble upon this [freshmeat.net] over at freshmeat... it appears to be a quicktime player for linux...I'm still downloading it, hope it works.

Sooo.... (1)

aTRaTiCa (141651) | more than 14 years ago | (#983915)

So it's past Saturday.

Congradulations Hemos, and what did Taco write in your card? He was soo excited about you seeing it on Geeks in Space... "Wait till ya see what I put in the card!"

'Cmon, inquiring, lifeless geeks *HAVE* to know :-)

(I posted similar to this on the big hemos hitched thread, but it got ate up too quickly)

Re:filename change (1)

ahaning (108463) | more than 14 years ago | (#983916)

"Why didn't thy just make it "'geeks3.1.mp3'?"

Simple! Because Windows truncates the .mp3 by default and some users would be wondering what a .1 file was.


BT (1)

gavinhall (33) | more than 14 years ago | (#983917)

Posted by 11223:

Why is it that whenever I see BT in this context, I think of Brian Transeau [btmusic.com] and not British Telecom?

Magic Carpet... (2)

UnclPedro (67702) | more than 14 years ago | (#983918)

...was from Bullfrog, not Bungie. Great game, though.


Re:geeksthirtynine.mp3 instead of geeks39.mp3? (1)

fr4gg4 (52200) | more than 14 years ago | (#983919)

31 d00d

8% Contiguous? (2)

MWright (88261) | more than 14 years ago | (#983920)

Don't you mean non contiguous? ;)


Mackie broken? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#983921)

Mackie's stuff is quality. If you broke it, you were doing something bad to it. Something very bad.

Re:geeksthirtynine.mp3 instead of geeks39.mp3? (1)

inio (26835) | more than 14 years ago | (#983922)

first of all, its 31, not 39. Second of all its named geeksthirtyone.mp3 becayse geeks31.mp3 was allready taken by the emergency service patch, geeks in space 3.1.

A little disturbing (1)

greenlante3rn (151454) | more than 14 years ago | (#983923)

When you guys made to babylon 5 reference, during the nano-satilite story. I was just seeing that J.M.S the guy who made to show was having a chat on the sci-fi channel mirc room.

Which turned out to be preety cool because he answered two of my questions

And does anybody know when the ground control thing will finnaly be shown?

FSCK! (3)

wowbagger (69688) | more than 14 years ago | (#983924)

Rob, no matter what many trolls say, we really don't want to hear you fsck on the air. Do that in private, and wash your hands afterword.

Congratulations Hemos (3)

Sway (153291) | more than 14 years ago | (#983925)

Well, in honor of Hemos's nuptuals, I just wanted to send a big congratulations. My question is who will be wearing Hemos's pants in the family? And will he be hyphenating his screen name or is she taking his nick? Shouldn't this be a Geeks in Space exclusive? We want the webcast. Congrats, d00d! You are 31337!

Peace. Sway

Re:Mackie broken? (1)

TheSync (5291) | more than 14 years ago | (#983926)

I believe they broke the Mackie Pro Tools HUI, not a Mackie Mixer exactly.

Bullfrog made Magic Carpet (1)

e.m.rainey (91553) | more than 14 years ago | (#983927)

read subject line

Re:filename change (2)

Vanders (110092) | more than 14 years ago | (#983928)

No, they needed to call it something other than geeks31(.mp3|.ra), because that one was already taken by the patch to GiS Episode 3, which was called geeks31(.mp3|.ra) So the mystery of what they will call GiS 31 has been solved, and i'm sure it will be back to geeks32(.mp3|.ra) next (week? Best not be long ;)

Monkeys in space & Al Gore... (1)

Antipop (180137) | more than 14 years ago | (#983929)

Wouldn't those monkeys have evolved by now? They can probaly survive in the vacuum and shoot explosive tentacles. We should stay away from space...

And about the hyperlinking patent, shouldn't those guys take it up with Gore, since he created the internet and all?

Wedding Bells (1)

OctaneZ (73357) | more than 14 years ago | (#983930)

Will there be a live webcam at the wedding, or a video posted afterward? At least pictures like Chris and Christine's wedding? It was really great to see all of our favorite "characters" in one place, let alone dressed up like penguins.

Re: Beating AMD execs (1)

Kiz315 (135119) | more than 14 years ago | (#983931)


BTW, I don't like the lameness filter. LART is an acronym, so it's supposed to be all caps.


It's MPEG4, not MP4 (1)

kinnunen (197981) | more than 14 years ago | (#983932)

I was really surprised that Rob and Co. would make error.

Re:Mackie broken? (1)

Taucere (69675) | more than 14 years ago | (#983933)

And let's face it: you don't really need that fancy stuff to make the show anyway right? That ProTools gear is just for kicks, I'm sure intelligent adults like yourselves can come up with alternatives. Just don't deny me my weekly fix.

Tory facts (3)

Glytch (4881) | more than 14 years ago | (#983934)

The comments about never using the word "tory" reminded me of something. First of all, this is *not* a troll.

Here in Canada, our two major political parties are the Progressive Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, and the (currently ruling) Liberal Party, also known as the Grits.

Yes, Canada is run by Grits. I'm amazed that no /. trolls have picked up on this fact yet.

Windows karma (1)

corran__horn (178058) | more than 14 years ago | (#983935)

All geeks in space episodes contain a reference to windows karma and I was wondering what determines this, is it random, or is it as it appears; windows is about a stable as a laid-off postman with two loaded semi-automatic rifles. Also, windows seems to detect that you run linux or even think about running linux this causes crashes. But there is no karma, it is only how much you love Bill. Monopoly- (Bill Gates' definition) a board game comprised of 36 squares where the object is to control the world.

filename change (5)

coaxial (28297) | more than 14 years ago | (#983936)

Oooo! We're so grown up! We no longer use digits, but rather spell out our numbers.

We're just as cool as Matchbox20^H^HTwenty!!

Funk Master Torvalds (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 14 years ago | (#983937)

...and other mutilations of english.au []

No prob (1)

browser_war_pow (100778) | more than 14 years ago | (#983938)

Don't feel bad, grits are a quite delicious dish perfectly suitable for feeding a small nation like Canada afterall they've supplied the poor in the South with low-cost food for centuries. Now if your nation was run by some sort of yankee food then I would be the first to volunteer to join a peacekeeping force to liberate Canada from the oppression of northern culinery imperfection.

(I'm a Virginian, i've got a right to make fun of the south; yankees however do not)

Just a little off topic side note, the only difference between pre-emancipation North and South was that slavery in the south was based on race whereas in the North slavery was based on economic class.

Re:filename change (2)

coaxial (28297) | more than 14 years ago | (#983939)

ahh yes I forgot that. Episode 3.1 was geeks31.mp3 I remember thinking "Why didn't thy just make it "'geeks3.1.mp3'?"

Diablo 2?! (2)

blackwizard (62282) | more than 14 years ago | (#983940)

What I'm wondering is -- isn't Diablo II not supposed to be out yet? Why does taco get to play it? Just because he's CmdrTaco? =) Anyone know where to grab a copy, or do I have to know someone on the inside?

Re:Diablo 2?! (1)

N-Wing (30722) | more than 14 years ago | (#983941)

Blizzard [blizzard.com] had 2 betas for Diablo 2 [blizzard.com] . The first one was only for 1000 people in the USA, and they all were sent a CD. The second one was open to many more people (I think 100000), although everybody had to download about a 100 meg file. This second beta is still ongoing, although you need a key to play (1 per person, and don't ask for mine). This beta will end in about 4 days, since the full game is being released.

Yes (1)

veldrane (70385) | more than 14 years ago | (#983942)

Knowing someone (or being "someone") definitely helps get a spot on the beta. CmdrTaco, Pete Abrahms of sluggy.com, et al get in on the beta before the lottery for the rest are decided.

Now, how about the collector's edition of Diablo 2? For four days (the time you could buy it) I got absolutely nothing but busy signals and if CmdrTaco et al walk away with copies of the special edition, you can chalk that up to something other than mere coincidence.


A standard of "speed" on something stupid. (3)

Inoshiro (71693) | more than 14 years ago | (#983943)

Presenting -- the BogoMip [linuxdoc.org] !

Yes, finally, a measure of how fast your processor does the IDLE loop!

"Dude, my K6-III does 800 Bogomips! It idles faster than your stinky Celeron!"

And to ensure that people know where the processor is from, they'd name it by the company name.
Thus: The AMD 800B, the Intel 400B, etc. Better than PR ratings, because you know something about the process that has even less bearing on its real world performance.

Hey, it makes more sense than the Pentium 4 (Nonatium?)

(Btw: Kudos to Intel's marketting dept. for selling the same PPro core in 5+(!) different proc revisions with little/no difference.. except in price!)

Kurt and Hemos (1)

FnH (137981) | more than 14 years ago | (#983944)

They could get rich by selling all those E-mail adresses ...
Hey, that's my conspiracy theory for this week!

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