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Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional 2nd Ed

jetsci Great book (232 comments)

I picked this up for my personal use. I used to use CS3 and the like for work and that was fine but I was tired of booting into Windows to help clients. I know game!designers use gimp. Gimp itself is a great product, I did notice that the book was solid but it left a lot to be desired in covering the lackluster interface. Your mileage may vary.

more than 5 years ago
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Believable Stupidity In Game AI

jetsci Re:Game AI!? (378 comments)

Oops, http://wittyrpg.com? I fail at interwebbing!

more than 5 years ago
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Believable Stupidity In Game AI

jetsci Game AI!? (378 comments)

Totally overrated. Give me a target dummy or some 2d targets to wail on(ala http://wittyrgp.com) and I'm content. What happened to old-school style rpgs?

more than 5 years ago
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Internet-Caused Mistrials Are On the Rise

jetsci Always on (414 comments)

I fail to see the problem with always on internet. Sure, its not appropriate in some places but I couldn't imagine now having access to <a href="http://www.wittyrpg.com">game!</a> or youtube when I want them. Don't tread on me!

more than 5 years ago
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Did Bat Hitch a Ride To Space On Discovery?

jetsci Re:119V-0080 (422 comments)

Frankly, I have a lot of time to waste at work. All I do is play games or read lol*funny animal*. I'm sick of the lol-phenomenon. Gave me a clever game(like wittyrpg.com) and I'm content for hours. Not sure where this craze started but I wonder what will replace it?

more than 5 years ago
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What To Do With Old USB Keys, Low-Capacity Hard Drives?

jetsci Re:Become a porn secret santa (546 comments)

I can't help but think all the guys who get busted with kiddy porn are just victims of...you. Oh man...think of that one...*evil grin*

more than 5 years ago
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Quick Boot Linux Hopes To Win Over Windows Users

jetsci Re:Hibernation? (440 comments)

I like my HP because its a power-house. Its certainly lighter than a desktop. Whats the issue? I also like my X60T but it does come close to the power I can put out with my HP DV9000. So, I 'tough out' and carry my anchor around. More sissies.

more than 5 years ago
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Quick Boot Linux Hopes To Win Over Windows Users

jetsci Re:Hibernation? (440 comments)

Really? I traveled weekly for 2 months carrying my personal laptop and my work laptop. Get a better bag.

more than 5 years ago
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Quick Boot Linux Hopes To Win Over Windows Users

jetsci Re:Hibernation? (440 comments)

Back breaking? I carry around a 17" HP DV9000 fully loaded laptop and barely notice it. Perhaps you should get some exercise. Certainly beats carrying around my old kit, 70lbs ruck-sack, 16lbs rifle, and ammo. Sissy.

more than 5 years ago
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US Forgets How To Make Trident Missiles

jetsci Re:Actual Explanation ... (922 comments)

Also, the Arctic is in fact an Ocean...Oceans contain salt which dramatically lowers the freezing point of water.

more than 5 years ago
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US Forgets How To Make Trident Missiles

jetsci Re:Actual Explanation ... (922 comments)

Freezing point of water changes with pressure. I imagine that these subs are not firing at the surface but rather below it?

more than 5 years ago
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Google Joins EU Antitrust Case Against Microsoft

jetsci Re:Macs come only with Safari (373 comments)

Is Safari an integral part of the OS? Nope. Can you remove Safari? I think so but I haven't used a mac in ages.

more than 5 years ago
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Android Gathers Steam Among Open Source Developers

jetsci Blackberry (176 comments)

There still seems to be a serious lack of Blackberry love from Android. Why is that? Any suggestions/guides for going about getting Android on mine?

more than 5 years ago
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New, Stealthy Conficker B++ Worm Discovered

jetsci Re:Screenshots (87 comments)

Something sinister is brewing inside..

more than 5 years ago
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New, Stealthy Conficker B++ Worm Discovered

jetsci Detection (87 comments)

Anyone know the procedure for detecting these? I imagine A/V companies setup 'honeypots' of sorts on high traffic networks and that but how do you detect something new like this? Do they track it through an old signature?

more than 5 years ago
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BASH 4.0 Released

jetsci Re:patience (459 comments)

Give me a K..DE!

more than 5 years ago
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BASH 4.0 Released

jetsci Re:So? (459 comments)

I'm curious, in your opinion what is a better use of my learning time? I'm learning bash scripting and python scripting at the moment as I am a sysadmin with a lot of time. What do you propose I learn instead?

more than 5 years ago
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Citrix XenServer Virtualization Platform Now Free

jetsci Re:That's nice and all, BUT (259 comments)

Who cares, as long as it will run a Beowulf cluster!

more than 5 years ago
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AP Considers Making Content Require Payment

jetsci Re:News (425 comments)

The man IS watching you...through the news he feeds you(it contains tiny microchips with GPS functionality). Consider a diet high in fiber.

more than 5 years ago

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Internal Government Software

jetsci jetsci writes  |  more than 5 years ago I work for a rather large branch of the Canadian Government(read, Communication Regulations). We use a great deal of custom apps for the purpose of tracking licensees and such. None of these apps are particularly demanding - simple database front-ends. However, we're required to run Win2k and will soon be 'Upgrading' to Vista. I'm rather apprehensive about the whole move. Windows 2k is serving me well at work but I miss my Debian desktop machine and am considering booting from a live CD. My concern is making my apps run with wine and not being detected internally as an unauthorized system(we use software to confirm OS machines associated hardware to gain access to network - among other things). Can I pull it off and maybe convert a few colleagues in the process?

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