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The Release Candidate For Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" Is Out

gdav If they have fixed the bug... (295 comments)

...whereby it dies on closing the lid on a toshiba NB550d, I shall sacrifice many fatted oxen on the appropriate altar.

about 2 years ago
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X11 Window System Turns 25 Years Old

gdav The olden days (285 comments)

The first time I used it was in 1993 when NCSA Mosaic came out. There was a copy on the university Sun box, my office boasted a spare 286 running DOS - some packet drivers and Vista-eXceed for DOS and I was away!

more than 2 years ago
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Who Makes Your Favorite Networking Gear?

gdav Juniper... (322 comments)

displacing Cisco quite fast at my work now. Very capable, makes a noise like a WW2 heavy bomber though.

more than 3 years ago
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Skynet Becomes Aware, Launches Nuclear Attack

gdav September 13th, 1999 (274 comments)

Pah! I had write access to the system status page at my workplace on that fateful day in 1999, and posted "MASSIVE NUCLEAR EXPLOSION - MOON TORN OUT OF EARTH ORBIT - HURLED INTO OUTER SPACE". Nobody even got the reference :(

more than 3 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

gdav Consider getting a Visitor Oyster Card in advance (1095 comments)

Details here - it will make your use of public transport (bus, tube etc) faster and cheaper - you just touch it to open the barriers. Oh, and leave the laptop, there are plenty of internet cafes.

more than 4 years ago
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"Smash Your Hard Drive" To Fight Identity Theft

gdav Re-entry? Nope. (527 comments)

Impact on hard ground from ten miles up? Nope.

more than 5 years ago
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Favorite Sci-Fi Starship

gdav New York City (665 comments)

from Earthman, Come Home by James Blish. Powered by four spindizzies and helmed from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Pure class.

more than 6 years ago

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