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    Professor Fizzwizzle

    A puzzle game that has a kids mode and harder modes:

    http://grubbygames.com/

    My 3 year old likes the demo well enough, although he needs some help when the instructions pop up.
  2. Re: Difference between hoary-updates and hoary-security

    hoary-security is for security updates only, and for the most part, are patched versions of existing source code that could be found in hoary--I think firefox had an actual version update
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    Re: How To: Alps touchpad on 2.6.10 Hoary

    It's trying to patch the file called psmouse-base.c, which is in the linux source tree, under drivers/input/mouse/. Do you have that file?
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    Re: Eclipse system requirements

    I should note that I do have a bunch of extensions running--a newly opened firefox without extensions (besides the English (GB) language Pack) takes up only 26m resident.
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    Re: Eclipse system requirements

    Counting only resident size as reported by top, yes, firefox is worse, 232m vs 203m for eclipse. Virtual size, eclipse can be bigger--I just started a new one, and it's at 298m vs 303m for firefox,...
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    Re: Eclipse system requirements

    I work fine with Eclipse up for a week at a time on Linux. I think this was with 3.1M7 or one of the RC's. Maybe twice a week, I'll close all the editors, but I never do anything special,...
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    Re: How To: Alps touchpad on 2.6.10 Hoary

    Nothing. It's a comment, so you could just print out the whole line and it would work. The comment itself refers to the fact that config-2.6.10-5-386 might have to change. For example, if you use...
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    Re: Installing Eclipse 3.1M4 using apt-get

    I don't think anybody has packaged it. You can do it yourself, of course, but I find it just as easy to put it into some subdirectory of /usr/local/stow/, then put a script at /usr/local/bin/eclipse...
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    Re: Starting development under Ubuntu????

    eclipse is not great for C/C++ (you can try it out: http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/ with a 3.0 version of eclipse); the Java stuff is great, the C++, not so great.

    You could look into anjuta (a...
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    Re: System says up-to-date when it isn't

    That's right. It may not necessarily work (cleanly) until breezy gets released, but it should work at that point.
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    Re: storing 5 chars into an int in C++?

    You can definitely generate a perfect hash for your key set. Your dictionary has 500K items and 32 bit integers can represent 4294967296 items. Look at gperf.
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    Re: storing 5 chars into an int in C++?

    If this is for a university level course, you should really be able to figure out how to hash these things yourself and how to resolve hash collisions. You should even be able to figure out how to...
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    Re: System says up-to-date when it isn't

    Well, the next version (Breezy) will have a later version of firefox, yes. You will not automatically update to Breezy when it is released, however. You must do that manually.
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    Re: apt downgrading?

    % sudo aptitude install <pkgname>=<version>
    % sudo aptitude hold <pkgname>

    This installs a particular version of the package, downgrading if necessary. For instance, there are two versions of...
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    Re: Eclipse system requirements

    It does eat up ram. Top says resident and shared for my 3.1M7 currently running:


    123m 53m

    So, I would think you'd like at least 512MB of ram, and more is always better of course. I have a...
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    Re: Repositories

    That could happen, and for new users, even keeping up with security updates might be a problem. So sure, newcomers need a little education in what they're doing to their system.
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    Re: Newbie question about setting up C++

    You can even have make (via gcc -M) generate your dependencies for you. Look here:
    http://make.paulandlesley.org/autodep.html
    (it's also in the info pages for make).
  18. Thread: Repositories

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    Re: Repositories

    Sure. It's also possible that before you get a security update for an Ubuntu package, you'd get an attack via that vector. So while you should certainly try to figure out what repositories you...
  19. Thread: bash script

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    Re: bash script

    To call a function, you don't wrap it in $(...), you just call the name.
    So you need:


    case $selection in
    1 ) CONVERTJPG ;;
    2 ) CONVERTPNG ;;
    3 ) pwd ;;
    4...
  20. Re: Best language for multi-core processors, multi threaded apps?

    What? Umm, no.[/QUOTE]

    Right. I should have been more precise, and double checked the function (which should be cout instead of printf). I should have said, "avoid cancels when there is a...
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    Re: Repositories

    The main, universe and multiverse repositories shouldn't change for a given version once that version has been released. Updates should only occur in hoary-security and hoary-updates, and these...
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    Re: A casual talk on python

    I think it's more important to have an idea of something to implement. Then choose whatever language you want to try out. Learning good habits and design is a bit more complex. You can look at...
  23. Re: Best language for multi-core processors, multi threaded apps?

    It's not much more complicated, if at all (minus issues with language features, perhaps). It's more a matter of using appropriate abstractions, usually provided by a third party library such as the...
  24. Re: Best language for multi-core processors, multi threaded apps?

    I would think it is a question of (standard) library and OS support here. Assuming you want to use Linux across the board, then it's more a question of what libraries are designed for multithreaded...
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    Re: What is hoary-updates for?

    If you check, for example, /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_hoary-updates_main_binary-i386_Packages

    Or whatever you have, it shows the ubuntu calendar stuff, and mozilla...
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