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Living Room / Re: What do you do with your old PCs?
« on: June 04, 2007, 03:00 AM »
i either stack them or install linux
either way they stay
much to the liking of the rest of the family

Living Room / Re: Microsoft's proposed new user interface
« on: June 01, 2007, 03:37 PM »
i spent the last weekend at c-base in berlin, germany attending a conference.
they had one standing around there that was bigger than MS's
i even played around with it for a a bit, here're some crappy pics i took:

nice thing: it was able to detect your hand or other materials responsive to infra red light
while they were still a good 15cm away from the surface and distinguish between touching the surface and just hovering over it
just take a look at the blue/greenish overlay blobs representing the detected area:

Living Room / Video: Stop the big brother state
« on: May 30, 2007, 02:28 PM »
the big brother state is an educational film about what politicians claim to be
protection of our freedom, but what we refer to as repressive legislation.

since terrorism has become a global threat, especially after 9/11,
governments all over the world have started enforcing laws which,
so the government say, should increase national security.

these laws obviously aim at another goal:
the states gaining more and more control
of their citizens at the cost of our privacy and freedom.

very well-made info video made at the university of applied sciences augsburg, germany.
watch it!

Living Room / Re: Why don't you pay for software?
« on: May 23, 2007, 06:26 AM »
If you become a linux software developer does your body learn to convert air to food?

it doesn't have to...

stupid ignorant prejudices...

Living Room / Re: Why don't you pay for software?
« on: May 23, 2007, 06:02 AM »
i don't pay for software because i don't have to
no windows on any of my computers ;-)

General Software Discussion / Re: "Files NOT Used" utility
« on: May 15, 2007, 11:35 PM »
afaik norton clean sweep did something like that back in the days when i had it once installed.

but be aware that deleting files solely on the last access time is pretty unsafe ;-)

i only used download managers back in the days when i had ISDN
who needs a download manages in the times of 6+ mbit DSL ?
haven't used one in years

if you're talking about powerpoint PRESENTATIONS
i can "recommend" impress.

the 'animation' part is a little awkward, at least it was a few versions back
but since i'm a total animation and slide transition hater using only blank cuts as transitions...
i couldn't care less ;-)

Living Room / Re: Microsoft takes on the free world
« on: May 14, 2007, 02:01 AM »
well, this sounds like SCO all over again.
i think it just FUD FUD FUD.
MS has been sponsoring SCO anyways.

Solid freeform fabrication: DIY, on the cheap, and made of pure sugar
In February we gave a sneak preview of our project to construct a home-built three dimensional fabricator. Our design goals were (1) a low cost design leveraging recycled components (2) large printable volume emphasized over high resolution, and (3) ability to use low-cost printing media including granulated sugar. We are extremely pleased to be able to report that it has been a success: Our three dimensional fabricator is now fully operational and we have used it to print several large, low-resolution, objects out of pure sugar.


if you'd start an executable that wont finish till it's done you can write a batchfile


tomos i have to agree ;-)

Seeing as the Zune was such a hit, Microsoft decided to repeat the success and tackle the iPhone before it even gets out the gate;
friends, we give you the Microsoft oFone.
Not to be outdone by Apple's multi-touch keyless interface, the oFone features not one or two,
but three keyboards that can all pivot about the small central screen. Need to bag some wild game for dinner?
No worries, oFone can do that too, simply extend the three arms (like in the pic above) and it apparently makes a decent boomerang.
We're loving where they're going with this idea -- cool and unusable, just how we like our fake phones.
Check the vid after the break.

from engadget

there's pretty much ONE thing I can do on linux that i can't do running windows

working and having fun with it while using it and having the right feel to it.
very personal thing, tho.
the look and feel, the handling, how stuff is organized, how it works... linux just feels right for me ;-)
windows doesn't.

Living Room / Re: How to own a 128-bit number
« on: May 08, 2007, 03:15 PM »
As of 11:35 CST (US), the website is apparently down.
DNS converted to IP ( also does not work.

while i'm writing this the page is (still) working for me

Living Room / How to get the perfect (looking) résumé / CV
« on: May 08, 2007, 03:06 PM »
After avoiding the 7 deadly sins of résumé design,
you may be asking, “If I can’t use crazy colors, clip art, and other types of decoration, how do I make my résumé stand out from the crowd?”
Like many things, the answer lies in the details.

Even if you can’t hire a fancy designer and are stuck with Microsoft Word,
a few tweaks can turn your blasé résumé into an elegant and functional showpiece.

Pretty nice step-by-step guide helping you with getting the layout of your future right (pun intended).
Everyone has to write some of these in his/her life time, so check this page out!

There are enough pages on the net already covering what has to be part of a CV, content wise,
but it's hard to find something dealing with the layout part which I'd say is a very important part.
After all it's what makes the HR person take a second look at it (hopefully).

Keep that hard drive cool. Make sure you have adequate cooling in your machine.

i can only second that.

the only thing i could think off that might have caused extra stress to your drive was that your data was very fragmented and your IO scheduler was doing a not so decent job ;-)
that might cause more vibrations over a prolonged time which could loosen up accumulated dust which in return would cause scratches all over your disk.

this is also _the_ reason to get a new laptop harddrive after you dropped your laptop ;-)
it's not so much the fall and sudden stop that damages the (switched off) laptop, but the dust that gets loose inside the disk.

for reviews (english) you can visit CNET.
if you go by the rule of thumb and ignore reviews that have very good ratings you get honest reviews most of the time.

for actual price comparison i only know of german language sites like and

Living Room / How to own a 128-bit number
« on: May 08, 2007, 05:41 AM »
Remember last week’s kerfuffle over whether the movie industry could own random 128-bit numbers? [...]

Now, thanks to our newly developed VirtualLandGrab technology, you can own a 128-bit integer of your very own.

Here’s how we do it. First, we generate a fresh pseudorandom integer, just for you. Then we use your integer to encrypt a copyrighted haiku, thereby transforming your integer into a circumvention device capable of decrypting the haiku without your permission. We then give you all of our rights to decrypt the haiku using your integer. The DMCA does the rest. [...]

from BoingBoing

Living Room / Re: Almost 50% of Americans shun high tech
« on: May 07, 2007, 01:21 PM »
i generally only believe in statistics i faked myself

Living Room / Re: How do you spend your time on the computer?
« on: May 06, 2007, 02:49 AM »
guess i use it for stuff that's been mentioned here already

but the most important:

Living Room / unhealthy amounts of image generators
« on: May 05, 2007, 08:07 AM »
  • Dummies Book Cover Maker (4 styles, change the cover on the DIY learning book covers)
  • Graffiti It (BETA testing new more realistic text effects, several graffiti art styles)
  • Comic Strip Generators (1,500+ cartoon characters, from babes to political figures like Bush)
  • Tarot Card Name Generator (32 tarot astrology cards, from death to the devil)
  • "Post-It" Note Generator (6 creative reminder notes for your site/blog, post your message)
  • Smiley Generator (350+ happy face messages to personalize, smilies sized 100X200)
  • Wallpaper Generator (100+ backgrounds, post notes to desktop or tag public computer)
  • Blog Header Image Maker (500 headers to change, create title bars for your blogs)
  • Confucius Says Generator (5+, make the Chinese wisdom prophet say your whimsical quotes)
  • Nigerian Scam Placard Generator (5+ Nigerian scammers, they are known to pose for signs)
  • License Plate Maker (1,000+ plates, put caption on your state/province plates Canada/USA)
  • Presidential Seal Maker (text around the US president's "official" seal, controversial fun)
  • Support Ribbon Generators (25+ causes, support a cause from American troops to gay pride)
  • Garden Label Generator (make pretty/cute inspirational graphics, flowers to golfing)
  • Famous People Message Generators (shoot the celebs game or make captions, 500+ faces)

and these are only 15 of >250


Living Room / Re: Map of online communities (xkcd)
« on: May 03, 2007, 10:19 AM »
xkcd is :-*,

but I often forget to read it for a while because I can never recall the correct sequence of letters >_<

that's your problem.

here's the solution:

General Software Discussion / Re: Software gone social?
« on: May 03, 2007, 10:17 AM »
no thanks
i'm already getting tracked for whatever i do online anyways
don't have to make it too easy for them

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