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Mac OS X 10.6.2 Will Block Atom Processors

dmsuperman Re:Who wants to update?? (1012 comments)

If you had actually read your parent's post you'd see that he was responding to "It would seem that this does not actually inconvenience their customers at all right?" in which case he was correct in saying that it does inconvenience him, as a customer that pays for Apple's OS, when they disallow or require a hack to install it on an Atom CPU.

about 5 years ago
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Ubuntu 9.10 Officially Released

dmsuperman Re:REMEMBER! (744 comments)

Unfortunately I haven't found any OS that can handle upgrades well for everybody. The problem is that as time progresses, little hacks and tweaks here and there are applied, as well as a random bug that results in undesired behavior, and the result is that your OS is far enough away from what would be considered a "vanilla" install, and the upgrade fails to complete as expected. I imagine that if you were to install a default 8.04 you could probably upgrade all the way to 9.10 without many issues.

about 5 years ago
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Installing Linux On Old Hardware?

dmsuperman It's not bloated (507 comments)

It's not bloated, hardware has just been updated. It makes no sense to continue developing for decade-old hardware when almost nobody uses it. If you're looking to run linux on it, you certainly can, take a gander at http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/lfs and put together exactly what you want, using absurdly low amounts of disk space and memory.

If you want a desktop distro that's pre-configured, go back in time and find an old version that was created specifically for that hardware's era.

about 5 years ago
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Ryan Gordon Wants To Bring Universal Binaries To Linux

dmsuperman No. (487 comments)

Ryan Gordon needs to mind his own business. Keep your binaries and shit in OS X, we have source code to compile from which means that we can run it on any platform without requiring larger binaries, thanks!

more than 5 years ago
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Low-Power Home Linux Server?

dmsuperman ION (697 comments)

Take a look at the nvidia ION platform. On newegg you can find a variety of motherboards with built in atom CPUs that require no heatsink fan and HDMI/VGA/DVI output to output to whatever your heart desires. If you can manage to find some of the components laying around your house (perhaps the hard drive) and pick up the case and PSU you could easily accomplish this for under $300. I'm putting together a NAS box using the ikea emu tin as a case and 3x1TB drives for about $360. It'll use about 30-40W, depending on the efficiency of the PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=ionitx&x=0&y=0

more than 5 years ago
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According to Linus, Linux Is "Bloated"

dmsuperman Re:Problem (639 comments)

No easier than working in any other team. It happens at my job and none of our software is open source. There are a million reasons why you can shove the work off on somebody else; I get it pushed onto me from some lazy developers.

Thanks for playing, though!

more than 5 years ago
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Kernel 2.6.31 To Speed Up Linux Desktop

dmsuperman Re:Obligatory XKCD (360 comments)

Right, like flash. I'd love to take advantage of it, but since adobe gives me a gimped pile of shit instead of what they give the windows users this is what I'm forced to use. I don't really care anyway, flash is the scum of the web, contaminating it with its proprietary (and thus anti-web-friendly) format for delivering videos which could easily be done with the <video> tag. Just sayin'.

more than 5 years ago
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Examining Software Liability In the Open Source Community

dmsuperman Not like it matters... (241 comments)

Most software ships explicitly without any warranty and says that it has no responsibility for lost data or corruption and such, wouldn't this negate any liability?

more than 5 years ago
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Goodbye Apple, Hello Music Production On Ubuntu

dmsuperman Re:I know this guy... (513 comments)

Interesting, sound is one of the last things I've ever found to have issues. Nvidia's drivers? Yes. Adobe's flash? Absolutely. Sound? Typically not. This includes when I sit in #ubuntu and help, and also for the people I've migrated to Ubuntu from OS X and windows (all of which have made a great transition and almost never call me as opposed to how it was when they ran the former OSes). To be fair, though, ymmv, and I can certainly believe that you're having issues. Simply pointing out that in my experience it's not very common.

more than 5 years ago
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Delete Data On Netbook If Stolen?

dmsuperman Script it (459 comments)

I can't say much for windows, but I can say that one possible solution would be to put a key on a pendrive, don't mark it as such, and require that the pen drive be in in order to decrypt the data. If the system is booted without the drive then begin a wipe, shredder works great for ensuring a very clean drive.

more than 5 years ago
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Unix Turns 40

dmsuperman Re:Wow! (254 comments)

Not only that but Linux != Unix, not really sure how that conclusion can be drawn :-/

more than 5 years ago
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Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM

dmsuperman Re:And not illegal to handcuff him (1232 comments)

You are in no way required to be polite or even talk to a cop. He may be nicer to you, and may choose not to exert his right to detain you to question you, which would be beneficial, but that doesn't mean being an ass is illegal or even wrong. Especially when he was being fucked with for doing nothing wrong.

more than 5 years ago
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Theora Ahead of H.264 In Objective PSNR Quality

dmsuperman Re:bullcrap (313 comments)

Time Warner signed me up for cable internet @ USD$25/month. 6 months later, they upped it to USD$40/month. Same deal.

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft's New Multiple-Browser Tester

dmsuperman Re:Browsershots (221 comments)

Not only that, but if the issue requires you to scroll or click to show you the bug then you're SOL. Personally I run a VM for IE6, a VM for IE7 (only because I've found MultipleIE to not always accurately represent what the end user uses), and Firefox in one of the VMs. I have outrageous amounts of RAM to play with, though. At work we have a couple fairly decent windows machines running remote desktop that the lot of us remote desktop into to view the pages, for the 15 or so of us it works quite well.

more than 5 years ago
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Apps That Officially Support Wine

dmsuperman Uhm... (354 comments)

That first link points to a random article about a user asking for help with Office 2000 in wine. Is that really relevant?

more than 5 years ago
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Google Earth To Show Ocean Floor

dmsuperman Re:Well, there goes my plan (181 comments)

You, sir, win 7 internets. I must say I chuckled quite a bit when I read your post.

more than 5 years ago
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Texas Board of Education Supports Evolution

dmsuperman Re:Fracking Halleluja (344 comments)

I kind of agree here. The thought that some almighty being exists is just silly to me, but that doesn't mean we can ignore issues with our current theory. We need to talk about them, _without_ offering up the god-theory. The problem is the religious teachers would use this as a way to do just that.

more than 5 years ago
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A Teacher Asking Students To Destroy Notes?

dmsuperman Laptop (931 comments)

I'm certain that this situation wouldn't apply in most schools, but I took all my notes on my laptop (and continue to do so through college).

Good luck trying to get on my laptop without my permission. I'll get violent.

Also, about the backpack, I wouldn't have let the teacher go inside. I would rather be kicked out of school and sue them then let a teacher think he/she has the right to go in my personal property without my permissions.

more than 5 years ago

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dmsuperman dmsuperman writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dmsuperman (1033704) writes "With Vista, Microsoft has released another gift, similar to XP's Service Pack disks. By completing 3 webcasts, you will be eligible for one or both gifts, Vista Business and Office 2007. Participants must be 18 years of age and live in the United States. To qualify for both gifts, you'll need a W-9 Tax form.
Article here and Website here"

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