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by insomnia
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Virginia sentences man to MS Windows
Replies: 7
Views: 7087

Wow...
I like the US, but honestly, your legal system just sucks.
Isn't the the dead penalty cruel enough?
by insomnia
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Slackware
Topic: Slackware 12 out now
Replies: 4
Views: 16005

An other "new" thing is the adoption of HAL/D-BUS

...auto-mounting in Slackware :shock:
by insomnia
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Interview with Linus
Replies: 4
Views: 5155

That's why he's a legend - because he is so dang smart. That "science vs. alchemy" paragraph explains things much better than any of ESR or RMS's papers do. He still seems a little unhappy with GPLv3. Saying that Windows "standardization" is "good for customers" is a bit interesting. But overall, I...
by insomnia
Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Jobs
Replies: 12
Views: 9702

Start low and aim high (while this is a cliché, it's probably more true with the IT sector as with anything else). Your first IT job doesn't really matter. Most companies will always prefer someone with *any* kind of IT experience (even if it's a silly job). The biggest fault I personally made was ...
by insomnia
Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: flush out swap
Replies: 6
Views: 6347

everything slows down (real choppy like), then programs that take the most ram will suddenly be killed. and if you're lucky X will completely freeze, and then if you really didnt have enough physical RAM for the kernel i'm guessing linux itself would freeze? Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't th...
by insomnia
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Fedora/Red Hat
Topic: flush out swap
Replies: 6
Views: 6347

I just disable and re-enable swap when I need to do it (although I can't think off the top of my head why I ever needed to do it, but I know I have): # swapoff -a; swapon -a Isn't that huge stability risk? I always assumed the main reasons for using swap are: 1. a safety buffer when you run out of ...
by insomnia
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: patents
Replies: 12
Views: 9411

I believe from the beginning. EDIT: From the man himself explaining it: http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/1/25/273 Interesting read. Alan Cox doesn't seem to agree with Linus that it counts from the beginning though. Apparently(that is according to Alan Cox), it only started counting (if it counts at all) ...
by insomnia
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Politics, politics (Novell-Microsoft Deal)
Replies: 85
Views: 63259

Yet an other one: Xandros

Xandros joined happy retards family as well:

http://news.com.com/Microsoft+teams+wit ... 88254.html
by insomnia
Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DVD player (hardware) playing mpeg1 files?
Replies: 10
Views: 9287

so because you have a laptop there's no need for me to buy a dvd player? the reason is that we have a tv and a PC. the PC has crap speakers and is really not fast enough to play movie files on, also it's not set up so it's comfortable to see from the sofa. The TV has none of these problems, plus th...
by insomnia
Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DVD player (hardware) playing mpeg1 files?
Replies: 10
Views: 9287

I honestly don't see any reason for buying any kind of player like that.
I'm using an old laptop (connected with my lan) for all my video needs.
It plays everything and I didn't pay anything for it.
by insomnia
Fri May 11, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Xen
Replies: 2
Views: 5563

Only with Debian in Debian (not really useful). I originally used this howto: http://www.howtoforge.com/debian_etch_xen_from_debian_repository (but some others as well). I did manage to use Xen in FC6 as well (seems to work slightly different), but only with an already installed system. It did multi...
by insomnia
Fri May 11, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Debian 4.0
Replies: 17
Views: 20633

It wouldn't even allow me to set the partitions under Ext3. It kept giving me errors (can't resize errors) . When I went to Ext2 everything went fine. All of the previous partitions were set up pretty much the same from Ubuntu, except they were ext2. I tried ext3, didn't work for whatever reason (t...
by insomnia
Fri May 11, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Ubuntu/Debian
Topic: Debian 4.0
Replies: 17
Views: 20633

That is strange ...
Ext3 is the default, you normally just have to press Enter.
In the AMD64 version, ext2 isn't even supported.

Did you let the installer do the partitioning?
Resizing existing ext3 partitions with the GUI installer isn't possible.
by insomnia
Mon May 07, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Politics, politics (Novell-Microsoft Deal)
Replies: 85
Views: 63259

Dell joins the Novell/Microsoft pact

Dell just joined the Novell/Microsoft pact. http://www.dell.com/content/topics/global.aspx/alliances/en/novell?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz http://www.moreinterop.com/press/dell-ms-novell-07may2007.htm Dell Joins Microsoft and Novell Collaboration Dell responds to customer demand for greater interoperabil...
by insomnia
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hey you Antwerp Belgium guys....
Replies: 2
Views: 4207

He he ... we do love our monkeys :)
I've been at our zoo about a week ago but didn't notice that sign.