Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pstack Equivalent with GDB

I'm not sure why I've never stumbled onto this before, but you can use the following command in GDB to get output equivalent to pstack:

thread apply all bt

Now I'm going to go kick myself for only just learning of this today.


Thursday, June 22, 2006

Movie Trailer: America: Freedom to Fascism

The Movie Blog posted an article recently about the trailer for America: Freedom to Fascism. The trailer starts off talking about the legality of taxes, and it seems to evolve into a movie about the slow erosion of the basic liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

This should be an interesting documentary whether you're conservative or liberal. What I'm most interested to see is how the government responds to the content. Will it vocally oppose it, or will it silently ignore it? The reaction should speak volumes about the content of the film.


Friday, June 09, 2006

Take-Two and the FTC

I read the following story on Yahoo today:


Basically, the FTC is fining Take-Two Interactive over the sexual content in their Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas game that wasn't even accessible without hacking the machine code. While I haven't researched the situation, it always sounded to me like Take-Two removed the offending code from the game by commenting out a conditional instead of removing the source altogether. Just because some hacker with too much time on his hands tracks down the code and creates a way for others to access it, does that mean Take-Two undermined the rating system? I certainly don't think so.