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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

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    Haha jerenept. I'm lucky everyone in this house uses Linux or OSX (for Adobe and the iTunes App Store, they want to use Ubuntu though).

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    It maybe illogical, it maybe irrational, but again it's his PC it's his network. Therefore his choice and guests either honor that or stay out , to do anything else is arrogant and rude.
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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    LOL I use Linux solely, my wife duel boots, my brother in law uses Linux solely....

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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    I quite agree with Kiwi. When you are in someones home and domain, you are honor bound to obey their rules and respect their culture.

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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    It maybe illogical, it maybe irrational, but again it's his PC it's his network. Therefore his choice and guests either honor that or stay out , to do anything else is arrogant and rude.
    I was on my laptop, not even connected to the internet. I wouldn't even try to connect to the internet at their house, it'd be too much of a pain. They don't even have wireless internet. Besides I don't even have the technical know how on how to "hack" let alone make a wireless connection appear out of nowhere.

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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    It maybe illogical, it maybe irrational, but again it's his PC it's his network. Therefore his choice and guests either honor that or stay out , to do anything else is arrogant and rude.
    Well yes. but I think you're missing the point - the point that this guy's response would not be something we would have expected in the least from simply opening a terminal and therefore couldn't have known to avoid.

    My laptop runs a tiling desktop and also boots without launching X. If this guy hypothetically took interest in my system I suppose I would have been kicked out the moment I turned it on.

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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    Quote Originally Posted by xpod View Post
    Reminds me a little of this nonsense. Funny of course, but nonsense all the same.
    Not the first time I have seen that story...god that person has their head in the fog about the computer world.
    Last edited by Windows Nerd; June 27th, 2010 at 07:27 AM.
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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    Quote Originally Posted by Windows Nerd View Post
    Not the first time I have seen that story...god that person has their head in the fog about the computer world.
    adequacy.org was a troll site made by a regular Slashdot troll.

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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiNZ View Post
    It maybe illogical, it maybe irrational, but again it's his PC it's his network. Therefore his choice and guests either honor that or stay out , to do anything else is arrogant and rude.
    It was not his PC and it wasn't connected to his network.

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    Re: So...I can't use the terminal at my friends house...

    Quote Originally Posted by Legendary_Bibo View Post
    ... His dad flipped out on me and started screaming at me saying I was trying to hack him (he has nothing on his computer, it's only used to track internet connected to it ), and I was kicked out for the day. The thing is...they don't have wireless internet at all.
    Dumb paranoiacs are dangerous - just imagine his reaction if you just smile to his wife...

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