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Roundabout Revolution Sweeping US

TheLinuxSRC Re:Bogus story (1173 comments)

Thank you for this. I grew up on Cape Cod (mid 70s) and there were "roundabouts" (a.k.a. rotaries) on the mainland side of both the Bourne and Sagamore bridges and on the Cape side of the Bourne bridge. Since that time, the mainland side of both bridges have been changed though the Cape side of the Bourne bridge still has a rotary.

more than 3 years ago

Can You Really Be Traced From an IP Address?

TheLinuxSRC Re:Static & resolves? (246 comments)

I don't need anything outside of the IP address so that I can SSH to my machines. I don't host sites or email or anything of that nature so name resolution is unimportant.

more than 3 years ago

Can You Really Be Traced From an IP Address?

TheLinuxSRC Re:Static & resolves? (246 comments)

That is unless your DSL provider is Windstream. My IP changes almost daily with no service interruptions. It got so bad that I wrote a script that grabs my public IP every 5 minutes and scp's that to one of my servers every 5 minutes.

more than 3 years ago
top Hacked With Sql Injection

TheLinuxSRC Re:The work of a lonely developer (288 comments)

You make a good point unless this hack was intentional. Brilliant move by Oracle, really -- upsell Oracle DBs because MySQL will simply never be secure enough; I mean look at their own site being hacked.

more than 3 years ago

Hosting Company Appears To Be Violating the GPL [Resolved]

TheLinuxSRC Re:Copyright law doesn't work that way (418 comments)

Except that the authors of wine are doing a clean-room implementation -- they do not have the windows source code.

more than 3 years ago

EMI Using Rapidshare To Market Music

TheLinuxSRC Re:Make up your mind (81 comments)

As far as I know that is pretty much the case in the U.S. as well. At least the MPAA/RIAA etc... have not attempted to sue anyone (yet) based on downloads, only distribution.

more than 3 years ago

Attachmate To Acquire Novell For $2.2B Cash

TheLinuxSRC Re:IP sold to MS-led consortium = UNIX? (221 comments)

I believe you may have misread the article you linked to.

From your link:

I just found a Novell press release dated November 26, 1996, which makes it *after* the October 16th, 1996 Amendment 2 was signed. Guess what it says Novell sold off to Santa Cruz? "The UnixWare product lines". I'm pretty excited about digging this up.

SCO is arguing in its Reply Brief in its appeal that Amendment 2 changed the excluded assets language of the APA so that it gave SCO the copyrights and everything:

The exclusion of all copyrights was subsequently amended in Amendment No. 2 so that copyrights "required for SCO to exercise its rights with respect to the acquisition of UNIX and UnixWare technologies" were not excluded from the sale, and thus remained within the encompassing reach of all "right, title and interest," including all "ownership" rights in UNIX and UnixWare that was sold to SCO. This appeal focuses on whether these contractual agreements, and the evidence surrounding them, properly allow a finding that none of the UNIX and UnixWare copyrights were required by SCO to exercise its rights in the UNIX and UnixWare technologies it acquired.

But here in this press release, we see what Novell told the world it sold, and once again, it was just the UnixWare business, the UnixWare product lines. No mention of UNIX at all, by the way. Let me show you the press release, because I think this knocks SCO's arguments out.

more than 3 years ago
top Declares Independence From Oracle, Becomes LibreOffice

TheLinuxSRC Probably the best thing to happen (648 comments)

This is probably the best thing to happen to since the sale of Sun to Oracle. Almost all of Sun's open source projects have either been neglected (abandoned?) by Oracle or moved to a less-friendly license (OpenSolaris anyone?).

more than 3 years ago

Android Outsells iPhone In Last 6 Months

TheLinuxSRC Re:Already #1 in the US market (514 comments)

As the AC above pointed out, sipdroid is an *excellent* app. I use it with the wifi on my HTC Eris (cheezy cheap Verizon Android phone...) all the time. I don't use Skype, so I cannot comment there...

I also rooted my phone for the occasion I am out and about with my laptop and want internet access. I now have wifi tethering without costing an arm and a leg for the rare times I need it (screw you Verizon).

more than 4 years ago

OpenSolaris Governing Board Closing Shop?

TheLinuxSRC Re:Sad (234 comments)

Running Oracle on Linux isn't different from running Oracle on Solaris.

Until Oracle drops support for running its databases on Linux. Already, Oracle will not support CentOS, even though it is binary identical to RHEL.

more than 4 years ago

Firefox 4.0 Beta 1 Released

TheLinuxSRC Re:Option to use the old UI? (190 comments)

Tabs on top makes sense. Tabs as the window's title bar doesn't.

Agreed, 100%. Now, if Mozilla would fix their damn binary builds for Linux so that my CUPS printers work again....

more than 4 years ago

Intel Porting Android To x86 For Netbooks and Tablets

TheLinuxSRC Re:Good (163 comments)

While that might be a good indicator of the current market (I cannot find any good statistics), Android is currently the #2 selling smartphone OS - trailing only Rim BlackBerry and surpassing iPhone sales. Being that the handheld market is extremely volatile I would not be surprised if Windows CE (or whatever it is called this week) becomes irrelevent.

more than 4 years ago

Cisco's New Router — Trouble For Hollywood

TheLinuxSRC Re:sweet (335 comments)

Regardless of cost, you might not even be able to get business cable unless a lot has changed at Comcast. I had Comcast as a provider in northern Florida several years ago. I wanted to run my own mail and web servers and I was willing to pay the premium for "business" service to get static IPs. One would think that if I had consumer cable internet from them I would be able to upgrade that to business cable. Not so. After several hours being switched from one call center to another it was "determined" that business cable was not available in my area.

Again, this was several years ago and the situation may be different now.

more than 4 years ago

PA School Spied On Students Via School-Issued Laptop Webcams

TheLinuxSRC Re:Tape (941 comments)

I cannot comment on German or Spanish prisons, but your knowledge of Japanese prisons is lacking at best.

more than 4 years ago

KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

TheLinuxSRC Re:Good Instincts? (368 comments)

As you might suspect from many of the comments in this article, KDE is currently in a huge state of flux. I have been using KDE daily for years and I have been using KDE4 daily since 4.1

The changes from 4.1 to 4.3.5, my current version, have been dramatic. I would suggest trying 4.4 as soon as it is feasibly possible. In other words, don't break your system with "testing" repositories, however once it is available in your distro mainstream you should jump on it.

Just my $0.02

more than 4 years ago

KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

TheLinuxSRC Re:Is it time to look yet? (368 comments)

"Also try xfce! its really great if you just want a clean and fast desktop environment with just the right set of features! "

Amen! I have been using KDE since the 1.x days (~'98 if memory serves). I have broken KDE in more ways than you can imagine and xfce is my "rescue" DE (ie. enough to run firefox/opera and a few terminals). I simply cannot use Gnome -- I know many folks like/love it, but to me it is torture.

more than 4 years ago

Demo For NASA MMO Coming In January

TheLinuxSRC non-windows slideshow (84 comments)

For those attempting to view the slideshow on a non-windows machine, you can download the wmv file and play in mplayer (if you have the win32codecs installed).

more than 4 years ago

First MySQL 5.5 Beta Released

TheLinuxSRC Re:Have they fixed NDBCLUSTER yet? (95 comments)

What are you using to cluster Postgres? I have looked at a couple of options here but didn't see an open source solution that was current and able to handle multi-master synchronous replication with some sort of automatic failover.

Thanks for your response!

more than 4 years ago

$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

TheLinuxSRC Re:About time (315 comments)

No offense, but maybe you should not have cast yourself in the lead role?

more than 4 years ago



Kentucky Governor attempts to regulate gambling.

TheLinuxSRC TheLinuxSRC writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TheLinuxSRC writes "Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced he wants to shut down 141 illegal Internet gambling sites in the state in an effort to stop unregulated online gaming.

Beshear has filed a civil suit against the 141 domain names and is asking the court to force the sites to block access to Kentucky users or give up control of their domain names.

Many in the gambling industry are not happy about Kentucky's move to take legal action to seize the domain names of online gambling Web sites."

Link to Original Source

Subtitle manipulation tools for Linux

TheLinuxSRC TheLinuxSRC writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TheLinuxSRC writes "The problem: Many DVDs do not have subtitles for certain languages or (more importantly to me) for the hearing impaired. Closed captioning, while a good solution for its time, does not compare to subtitles. Having a deaf sister and being a Linux user, I began looking for subtitle utilities that can be used in Linux to add subtitles to media. I recently found an excellent article which gives a nice rundown of open-source tools for working with subtitles."


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