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    Re: best web hosting provider?

    I have a vps with fivebeans.com since january. No complaints so far except an invoice in my spam folder.
  2. Re: Some people complin their university requires them to use non-free software...

    Actually, if the teacher doesn't know how to use vim he can't help you if you have problem during his class. Standardization of tools is common in a classroom. Ask him why, if that's the reason you...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Is the laptop doing the driving?

    if not, it's just plain stupid
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    You were once accused of cheating because you found a simple rule of thumb in is overly complex equationS that allowed you to get 100% in the test in less than 10 min.
  5. Re: what is the difference between cheap microscopes and expensive ones?

    It all comes down to your budget. If you can't afford more, than go for it.

    However, This claim makes me doubt a bit:

    Those company don't share plants much less technicians. But, the marking on...
  6. Re: what is the difference between cheap microscopes and expensive ones?

    For bacteria are very small so you need a good 100X NA 1.4 oil objective. look also for some kind of staining to enhance contrast (Gram works well and is very easy to do).

    On the other hand...
  7. Re: what is the difference between cheap microscopes and expensive ones?

    Optics, light source (Diode, mercury, lasers, incandescent), filters, CCD camera, ability to stay in focus for long period of time and ergonomics can all have an impact on price.

    Cheap and...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    YKYAGW when you shout "whose the $WordWorthBanning m?ron that set a password policy that doesn't allow more than 8 character and special character".
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    Re: what to write at the end of my presentation

    A slide thanking all contributors to the work and their affiliation/contribution is common in science
  10. Re: PHP - conditional include statment and search engine referencing

    I though robots.txt was to restrict crawlers from visiting parts of a websites. I want the opposite.

    Rereading my first post it might lack some important details.

    The way I'm designing my site...
  11. PHP - conditional include statment and search engine referencing

    Hi,
    I'm trying to build a small website that will support multiple languages. The idea is to have visitors welcome page that will ask which language they want and set a session variable and a cookie...
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    Re: One of Best Buy's finer moments.

    That part of the warranty is probably illegal (or should be). Call your local consumer protection agency and fill a formal complaint.
  13. Re: Does anyone else have this problem when typing?

    What did you say?
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=86237
  14. Re: Does anyone else have this problem when typing?

    I disabled that touchpad "bug" for that exact reason. NOw if I could only release the SHift key faster...
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    Re: Software for writing scientific papers?

    OO does support master documents where sections are in separate odt files and you can re-order them easily. And if you use the styles for you formating Image and table numbers are taken care off...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Well technically it is impossible to modify the geek babies DNA and the primary developers rarely give aways their product to others without at least some for or EULA. Therefor geek babies are always...
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    Re: Loose Leaf Tea, Anyone?

    I tried loose leaf tea a year ago, now I can't stand the tasteless bag kind. There is also a lot more choices of flavor for those who want to explore new thing.
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    Re: why does this not exist

    Isn't that called a backup?
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    Re: Your thoughts on Google Docs

    Last time I check google docs still had a flimsy maxymum file size. Therefore, in my case it is not an option.
  20. Re: Why can't we share a scanner, like we do a printer?

    I used to have a KVM with a shared USB port. I can confirm that it works very well.
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    Re: LED or Krypton/regular bulb flashlights?

    I've had the same 3D-cell maglite for more than 10 years. it's a bulky, sturdy son of a b?tch. The light output is very good and the focussing beam is a nice option. NOT a very good hammer though,...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    Except that many cheap router don't have an On/Off switch, off = unplug. #-o

    Maybe there is enough room to rig a couple on battery inside... :-k
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    No it L=Lima and N=November. For those who doubt it, if it's written on the Internet it must be true:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_phonetic_alphabet...
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    Re: Linux loses 30% of its users in a month

    13.4% of servers worldwide apparently run on Linux. So there you go. What I think gets people is that they make the mistake of assuming that servers == internet. Servers aren't just used for the...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    No duck Tape but I do have in my office:
    a multi-tool
    a set of small screwdrivers
    a multimeter
    an emergency external Hard drive
    A big Tube of waterproofing (bath tub) silicon

    My bag contains...
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