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The Tek 0026: Maker Faire NYC, System Shock 2 & Thief Patches, Case Mods, Arduino Alternatives

We've been hanging out at the Maker Faire in NYC. Here are the notes from the "regular" part of the show:

Spying on anarchists and animal activists?
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/09/28/pen_register_tap_and_trace_records_from_justice_department_show_surveillance_of_anarchists_animal_rights_conservationists_.html

Porn is so hard to find:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/27/searchxxx-porn-search-engine_n_1921161.html

The Onion is news in Iran:
http://politics.slashdot.org/story/12/09/29/0633251/irans-news-agency-picks-up-onion-story

New Zealand PM appologizes for Kim dotcom
http://torrentfreak.com/new-zealand-prime-minister-apologizes-to-kim-dotcom-120927/

Megabox teaser:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw04ckfO-yA

Can't torrent your own work:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120923/22351120487/googles-copyright-crackdown-punishes-author-torrenting-his-own-book.shtml

http://torrentfreak.com/isps-and-tracking-company-ready-to-start-six-strikes-anti-piracy-scheme-120928/

Snooping:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57521680-38/feds-snoop-on-social-network-accounts-without-warrants/

Executive Order Cispa:
http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/259041-mikulski-joins-chorus-calling-for-cybersecurity-executive-order

Scuffed Apple Phone:
http://www.extremetech.com/electronics/136835-apple-responds-to-iphone-5-scuffgate-scratches-and-chips-are-normal

Tim Cook sorry for iOS 6 maps:
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/28/tim-cook-apologizes-for-maps-mess/

Patently absurd

Godaddy gets patent to announce registration on social network:
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120927/13123620533/godaddy-receives-patent-announcing-domain-name-registration-social-website.shtml

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posted 1 year 6 months ago

Echo room!

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Excellence yet again, gentleman.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Darn! Only good options for Internet around here is Verizon and Time Warner. Otherwise I'd have to get DSL or satellite internet...

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Hell yes! im getting mark of the ninja for sure. :) nice Tek guys. 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Makerbot is the Kleenex of 3d printers.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I'll have to try the new patch to see how it works out, but System Shock 2 has supported wide resolutions for a while through some very classy community made patches and mods. More than just upping the res, high-definition textures have been created for most weapons, objects and signs/computer screens in the game world. There's even a nice mod manager program that allows you to load and unload various patch versions, mods and fix a few stubborn bugs.

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

DDFIX/Widescreen Patch only supported a max of something like 1920x1080. 1.19 supports any resolution imaginable. It's a native fix, not a hacked together patch from people who don't fully understand how the dark engine worked.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Hm, all I have around me is AT&T and Time Warner, better get looking for any competant alternatives.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Does Hawken have a friend system implimented yet? If so we should set up a Tek game sessions for those of us who were lucky enough to get in.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Out of curiosity: why are they in NY, and when are they coming back?

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Coming back to where? I thought they´re from NY. I am confused. maybe it´s because I am new here.

 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

I'm always in NY.   Logan was up here, and we went to the Maker Faire 2012.  He's already on his way back to the office.

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Question, I know yall use the 5D mark ii to record your videos, however I thought they had a maximum recording limit of 12min(4GB)?  How do you record continuous video for that long if there is that limit on the camera?

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Yup, Logan and the Tek studio is somewhere southish (I wanna say Kentucky)

Logan mentions in one of the vids that Qain works for a company in NY

/stalker Scraps

posted 1 year 6 months ago

just found out Deadlight is also coming to steam before halloween as well gotta throw another "Hell yes!" in there. 

posted 1 year 6 months ago

How long is the trip from NY to KY guys?

If you come to NZ Logan I'll show you(s) round if you wanna see some cool shit (or suggest some places to visit) :D

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Logan, you have the voice of an angel lol

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Hey guys can you please help. Will this build work? Please let me know ASAP.ASUS HD6670-2GD3 Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video CardCORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare DriveAMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOXASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEMFoxconn A88GMX AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD MotherboardWhich one should I pick for this build?RAIDMAX Tornado ATX-238WU Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Caseor DIYPC DIY-5823 B/S Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with 1 x 80mm FanDo I need to buy new Power Supply (PSU) if (yes) which one?

posted 1 year 6 months ago

nope

are you gaming, editing, OCing?  what is your current PSU? what is your budget? what country do you live in?

posted 1 year 6 months ago

Yeh I want a fast computer and be able to play on it as well, I was going to stay around $400 - $500 Max

 curent computer is  HP Microsoft windows Xp media center edition version 2002 sevice pack 2 it's AMD Athlon 64 x2 dual core prosessor 4200+ 2.19GHz 2.00 GB or RAM

posted 1 year 6 months ago

and I live in US

posted 1 year 6 months ago

now if you already have a SATA HDD in your current computer and want to reuse it

then you can can get this instead

posted 1 year 6 months ago

OR maybe switch GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814129230     $185    to     http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130534 $60 Both are 256-bit and also it has that blue connector that I need. What you think?

 

 

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Where or is there a link to the DIY boom cube speaker that you talked about?