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Ouya Teams Up With XBMC

dbc001 Two questions (92 comments)

I have two questions for the XBMC Android folks:
1. Where can I donate? XBMC rocks and I'm long overdue :)
2. Where can I get fresh builds of the Android port? I can't wait to fire it up on my Google TV!

more than 2 years ago

XBMC Gets a Dedicated Remote

dbc001 "Info" button? (87 comments)

I'll buy one. Would really appreciate it if it had an "Info" button though - that screen is such a pain to get to with most remotes.

more than 3 years ago

Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

dbc001 My experience has been bad (1231 comments)

I run Ubuntu on 4 computers in my house, and on my laptop at work. I did a fresh install on my main workstation of Ubuntu Studio 9.10 x64.

I've had several serious issues, and I'm considering downgrading to 9.04. Occasionally nautilus will switch from clearlooks to what looks like a default theme, with larger fonts. It's distracting to say the least. When I reboot, my dual monitor setup reverts to single monitor mode.

While those are pretty minor problems, I'm concerned that there might be more issues under the hood.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 9.10 Officially Released

dbc001 Re:BitTorrent links (744 comments)

Anyone know where to get a torrent for Ubuntu Studio 64? The Ubuntu Studio site only links to the cdimage server.

more than 5 years ago

Nokia's Maemo Switching To Qt

dbc001 Re:N900, please (182 comments)

I'm an n800 owner and this is the first I've heard of Mer... What exactly is it? Is it a replacement OS? It looks like it's somehow related to Ubuntu MID. Is it stable enough that I should install it? Is it backwards-compatible with Maemo apps? Sorry about all the questions, but I've been anxiously awaiting some cool activity in Maemo-land!

more than 5 years ago

Linux Boxee Users Get Hulu Relief

dbc001 64 bit for linux? (78 comments)

Any word on a 64-bit version for Linux? I followed instructions from a boxee forum post to get it working on my Ubuntu Studio 64 box and never really got it to work...

Apparently you can't just compile the source because there are some closed-source components.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 9.04 Released

dbc001 Just installed the RC the other day (620 comments)

I just installed the RC the other day, and unfortunately I've seen several crashes and freezes - mainly when switching users and when trying to run Boxee and Sauerbraten.

more than 5 years ago

XP Reprieve, Downgrade May Continue After Win7

dbc001 What about downgrading Windows Vista? (392 comments)

I just ordered a 64-bit system from Dell and they wouldn't offer it with XP (probably because it would never recognize the full 8G of RAM that I installed on it).

But now I'm stuck - I need to get a copy of XP Pro 32bit (I'll run a 64-bit linux on the machine as well). Google Products lists XP Pro for as low as $24. Is it safe to buy a copy of XP from any vendor? Or should I just buy from Dell?

more than 5 years ago

Recession Pushes IT To Find New Value In Old Gear

dbc001 dead pixels? (206 comments)

I'd love to find a place to get LCD panels with dead pixels on the cheap - perfect for a server-in-the-closet...

more than 6 years ago

Discuss the US Presidential Election & the War

dbc001 A McCain in every American war (1211 comments)

I caught a piece on NPR this morning stating that there had been a McCain in every American war. They said that McCain had a very real understanding of how war affects Americans.

I would take that a step further - I think McCain has a distorted view of the American military. He has been raised to believe that everyone should be prepared to sacrifice their lives for whatever political issue leads us to war. That's way out of step with most of my friends. I believe that the government should use military force only when absolutely necessary.

I also believe that mankind has evolved enough that we can (mostly) end war. You might think that this sounds naive, but I have faith in the goodness of humanity and the power of the human mind. I don't dispute that there are still times when force is necessary, but I aboslutely believe that an immediate and significant reduction of armed conflict can be achieved in the very near future.

more than 6 years ago



dbc001 dbc001 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

dbc001 (541033) writes "The United States government has recently admitted to secret prisons and the use of torture. Amnesty International and People for the American Way have recently mounted campaigns to prevent torture and ensure adherence to the Geneva Conventions. Is there a Pro-Torture movement? (Other than Dick Cheney?) Should the use of torture lead to War Crime trials? In light of recent mistakes, is there any situation in which torture is justified?"


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