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Living Room / Re: Broken Windows Theory
« on: June 16, 2006, 11:51 PM »
Why don't they use a compile farm with many of those dual cpu boxes?
Why don't they have a modular design where you only have to compile what needs to be compiled?
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General Software Discussion / Re: soft and hard links in ntfs
« on: June 14, 2006, 12:48 AM »
You can't "cd" to a shortcut, for example.
You can't "type" a shortcut in commandprompt and get your original file, for example.
Shortcut generally only work with thingies you click on.

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Living Room / Re: UV Art - really cool!
« on: June 09, 2006, 12:20 PM »
Cool!

You can actually do some of this at home if you have a blacklight, a drawing table, and some fluorecent markers or paint (http://www.blacklight.com/items/BLWPNT46)

I used to know someone who used to do this all the time, all you have to do is make a drawing with regular paint or markers, then go over it with the fluorecent kind. Depending on the kind of markers and/or paint you use it will be visible or unvisible in normal light. But either way, you can get a totally different drawing under a blacklight. It's pretty cool :)

Offcourse the work on that site surpasses all of that and is done very professionally, it looks really great.

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Living Room / Re: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?
« on: June 09, 2006, 11:49 AM »
hahahahahaha  :lol: lol thunder7 ;)

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Living Room / Re: PZIZZ power napping software
« on: June 09, 2006, 11:04 AM »
Sounds kinda scary. What if they include brainwashing messages in there? :D

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hahaha :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME211CawFk8

I dunno why but this cracks me up.

732
gjehle: my point exactly ;)

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Living Room / Re: Digital Distribution of Music
« on: June 06, 2006, 12:20 PM »
Yeah, I just saw this on slashdot. It's sick.

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Living Room / Re: Mousers
« on: June 04, 2006, 11:38 PM »
Cuties :)

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Living Room / Re: June 4 Podcast
« on: June 04, 2006, 10:06 PM »
Well, I got to try out something new.
A multi track recording thingie for linux.

http://ardour.org/

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gothic, i've actually had that idea for a while since a separate project i worked on at one point was visualizing such graphics with graphviz.. so maybe i will.

Interesting :)

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Yeah, I had the same,... looked funky before, looks ok now.
That's a very interesting graph thingie. I passed the url to a friend of mine that studies geographics and demographics. Some interesting results.
I moved from Belgium to the US last year and there's some results there that I always suspected.
There's lots of industry in belgium and lots of city, not much nature around.
Mind you that belgium is a very tiny country, and yet, when you look at the CO2 emission graph(in tons per capita), it is way up there, very close to Japan. Then if you look at
the urban population percentage, it is the 4th in the world, scoring close to hong kong and Macao, in China.
Also interesting is when you look at the military budgets, the US scores very high, along with China.
Hehe, that last one kinda shows the urge to take over the world. Singapore is way up there, along with Jordan and Pakistan.

Then also interesting how Luxembourg is RICH!! if you look at income per capita.

Strange result: Why does Cuba have so many physicians?





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Maybe people that want something that just "works" shouldn't get into computers ;)
Software rarely just works. :D Even on Windows.
And maybe people that don't want to tweak should stick to Windows.
I'm not sure if I'm a fan of the idea that everyone in the world should be using Linux, since it clearly has a different audience. No matter how fluffybunny-easy the wm/user interface gets,
I don't see your average AOL joe user using Linux without ever running into any issues that require greater computer understanding. (or understanding what's under the hood of all that fluffy gui, rather.)

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How inspiring,
mouser, maybe you could make an smf plugin that makes such a cool graph from the threads/posts/and users on the forum.

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You can't just say Linux instead of Gnome.
Linux, the operating system is just the kernel. It's not like in Windows where the GUI stuff is all part of the OS. People could be running anything, it doesn't have to be Gnome. And lots of people I know don't run Gnome or KDE (since they are a bit bloaty.)
All MS did with their start button is put a very ugly skin around it. Not much innovation if you ask me. A gnome panel can have something similar to a start button but it's removeable and moveable, so it can be placed anywhere, on any panel. It's optional. Even the entire panel is optional. Many other window managers (like fluxbox/blackbox) launch their 'start menu' by rightclicking on the desktop for example. Then there's many NextStep'ish windowmanagers out there that many people use, which have floating boxes on the edges of the screen which can be buttons to launch applications, or drawers containing a bunch of application launchers, or entire programs running in a tiny box (dockapps). Gnome may be most commonly pre-installed with many distributions but i'd say it's far from being "The Linux windowmanager" that would tick allot of people off. :D Calling video's like this Linux usability tests, is just more misinformation that can add to prejudgmental ideas non experienced linux users can have. (eg: I don't like linux, because I don't like gnome.)

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This doesn't show much about LINUX usability since it's a bunch of windows people not knowing what they are doing. If anything they are demonstrating how similar/unsimilar GNOME is to windows. Half of the things on that list I would have done through commandline anyway :p
Title of parent should be Windows to Gnome migration or something. Don't forget that there are countless other windowmanagers out there that have a completely different functionality. :)

Because someone who has used windows all his life, gets shoved infront of a box running gnome (which also runs on bsd, and other unixes and possix os'es not just linux.) and doesn't immidiatly find what he's looking for, doesn't mean that linux is more or less usable.

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(this is on gentoo linux)

A 48

B 82 (with gnome)   
B 62 (with fluxbox)
(includes firefox, code::blocks, a terminal, irc, etc,..)


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Living Room / Re: Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?
« on: May 30, 2006, 02:31 PM »
hahaha, what's worse is that some people would read through this and think it's real.

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Living Room / Re: You thought google maps was cool?
« on: May 30, 2006, 01:04 PM »
Too bad you can't select and copy/paste the ascii text.

746
As I understand it the Gimp is aimed at image editing for monitor display and web pages, and not optimized or really designed for photography. It is a long time since I used the Gimp maybe things have changed but it used to be limited to screen resolutions (ie. 92 dpi).

That must have been really long ago, because as far as I can remember you could always manually enter a dpi. A little more recent, they also put in a bunch of templates for new documents with predefined dpi values.

[edit]

CMYK is available through a plugin.
http://freshmeat.net/projects/cmykgimp/

[/edit]

747
My significant other's asleep. but mine would be the TAB key.
The tab key does all cool kindsof things.
It indents text, it switches between windows (alt-tab), it auto-completes text (in console),...

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Living Room / Re: PDAs - any use?
« on: May 27, 2006, 04:09 PM »
I never really understood why one would buy a PDA over, say a laptop. The only good use I can think of is to run GPS software,...

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Living Room / Re: Web 2.0 or Star Wars Character? - hahahahaha
« on: May 23, 2006, 06:56 PM »
got a 28. I don't know anything about web 2.0 though, i just picked the star wars characters i know :P

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I too used "Screenshot Captor" recived a nag screen. When I questioned
the author he was rather rude .

Mouser? Rude? I don't think he even knows how to be rude. If there was an award for nicest programmer on the planet I'd give it to him. (Though I haven't seen him yet in his angry-at-the-computer mode ;D)

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