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  1. Re: PCWorld Worth-to-read articles (or from other sites)

    That is a silly argument. That's like saying that just because IE comes with Windows it isn't bloated!

    The fact of the matter is that transmission does have dependancies:
    Depends:...
  2. Re: PCWorld Worth-to-read articles (or from other sites)

    Pretty much any distro designed for a Netbook is an automatic fail. Being designed for a netbook seems to mean "Let's create a crappy full-screen launcher and force all programs full screen upon...
  3. Re: PCWorld Worth-to-read articles (or from other sites)

    I didn't say another machine. I said another user on that machine.

    If my account, Greyed, is compromised, my wife's account is not, root is not and most importantly the shared executables on the...
  4. Re: PCWorld Worth-to-read articles (or from other sites)

    Erm, that's always possible, install it in your home directory. *shrug*

    That the article misses, and why root is so important, is because while one can infect a single user's directory through...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading from 8.04 help please. :/

    Well, yeah. But that ain't touching this machine. I'll just upgrade to a System76 Darter Ultra. My one Windows install is for games. My netbook/laptop ain't a gaming machine. Ergo, Ubuntu,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading from 8.04 help please. :/

    Ubuntu itself?

    Yes, read into that issue a tad more. The move to have the base kernel compiled with options needed to support LPIA well enough to move to drop an LPIA specific distribution didn't...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading from 8.04 help please. :/

    True, but it is hard to tell when the 8.04 stock kernel is not supposed to support it well. The two are so intermingled it is impossible to determine if the problem is lpia -> 386 or regressions in...
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    [all variants] Re: #! Ubuntu 9.04 Update Intel Graphics?

    In my experience (10v, 945GME) those drivers are still in a major state of disrepair. I wish we could get the 8.04 drivers in 9.10 just to see if it is an Intel driver regression or a kernel...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Upgrading from 8.04 help please. :/

    Except it's not, still. And people repeating this does not change it.

    To the OP, yes, you'll have to create a live USB and install from there. It is actually fairly painless. I would highly...
  10. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 on Dell MIni 9 - Why Ubuntu isn't going anywhere

    I doubt that is true of the OP but it certainly true of me. Of course, it isn't my standard, it is the standard set by Ubuntu itself, see bug #1. Specifically point #3 of what should happen.
  11. Re: here's a python snippet that's so easy i usually type it instead of saving it

    Actually I think this was more the reason than anything. Because the real noodle cooker isn't where to put the until, it is where to put the else. ;)



    x = 1
    while x < 10:
    stuff()
    ...
  12. Re: here's a python snippet that's so easy i usually type it instead of saving it

    3. We already have 2, while and for. Condensing while cond and while 1 to a generic loop: makes sense since it really changes nothing. As I pointed out while and do..until are the same side of the...
  13. Re: here's a python snippet that's so easy i usually type it instead of saving it

    Digressing but... I disagree and find it surprising you would want the including of do..until given your penchant for reducing languages to their inner Lisp. ;)

    while and do..until are both just...
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    Re: python is the new basic

    No, actually, legos are a great analogy for programming. Anything you build out of legos are built out of small, discrete units. The very uniformity and interchangeability of certain pieces is what...
  15. Re: here's a python snippet that's so easy i usually type it instead of saving it

    In the many, many... maaaaaaannnnnyyyyy discussions in trying to get BDFL to implement do..until or some similar construct the same thing comes up time and again. Yes, while 1 is idiomatic but it is...
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    Re: python is the new basic

    I was never really a fan of BASIC. I got out of it prior to QBASIC really taking off. I preferred Turbo Pascal at the time even though my brain was (and in some ways still is) resistant to the...
  17. Re: here's a python snippet that's so easy i usually type it instead of saving it

    Other than breaking the while 1 idiom, not bad. ;)



    import os
    while 1:
    q = raw_input()
    if q = "q":
    break
    q = os.system("mplayer -framedrop -zoom \"" + q + "\"")
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    [ubuntu] Re: Is Dell still supporting Ubuntu?

    Interesting idea. However if that were the case why not just have dell.ca/ubuntu redirect to dell.com/ubuntu? :-k
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dell 10v-- who is root? User?

    When it boots up it asks the standard user account creation questions. Eg username, password, real name, blah, blah, blah. That will be the first account on the machine (UID 1000, GID 1000) and the...
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    Re: Choosing Python 2.5/2.6 or 3.0?

    Ouch, can't tell if you love or hate Python with that statement in your sig. :-k
  21. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 on Dell MIni 9 - Why Ubuntu isn't going anywhere

    Then you're short sighted. 10 years ago I remember having to scour the net for lists of laptop hardware which was supported by Linux. Then scouring the net for FAQs on how to get the supported...
  22. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 on Dell MIni 9 - Why Ubuntu isn't going anywhere

    Except...



    ...that it registers as a Windows sale instead of a Linux sale. What does buying a machine preinstalled with Linux? One less Windows sale and one Linux sale COUNTED which is far...
  23. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 on Dell MIni 9 - Why Ubuntu isn't going anywhere

    Well, considering my experience with non-LPIA releases post 8.04 (enumerated in this thread already) I beg to differ. Until I see no performance degradation between LPIA kernels and i386 kernels on...
  24. Poll: [ubuntu] Re: 9.10 on Dell MIni 9 - Why Ubuntu isn't going anywhere

    Thanks for the cite. That is, imho, unfortunate and short sighted on Ubuntu's part. *sigh*
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    Re: Best netbook for Ubuntu is...?

    Oooo, anecdotal evidence. Ok, I'll see your EXPERIENCE with my own. I'm typing this out on a Dell mini 10v w/ATOM CPU and it runs all as intended.

    Now that we've canceled each other out care to...
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