View Full Version : What are the coolest things you learned this month ?

March 1st, 2012, 01:04 AM
Title kinda says it all. could be anything.

I learned more about the find command how to use to delete alot stuff from this part 6. Actions in bulk: xargs, -print0 and -exec +of

From this site

I also learned that no matter how hard I try I can not install magneto onto my ubuntu server :>(

March 1st, 2012, 10:10 PM
One of the coolest things for last month was a link:


As for Ubuntu. Probably about 50M worth of kool stuff (in the below link).

March 1st, 2012, 10:22 PM
Bash for-loops, making my first Unity fix (a typo, but hey), and starting to make a game. https://launchpad.net/tuxpoker

March 1st, 2012, 10:39 PM
That I won $265,000,000 in the lottery?

Aw, nuts. That was a dream.

Got a tip on how to offset the temperature of my AMD cpu in my conky to add a few degrees because they always read low.

March 1st, 2012, 11:19 PM
I wrote a personal statement they demand as an entry requirement for a postgraduate course. (The statement was in English, but English is not my first language, so I not only had to worry about the content, but also about its wrting, style, etc). I procastinated and avoided it for a few days, but then I decided to write it and I think the final text is fine and well written. Not exactly something new I learned, but I guess these experiences always imply some sort or learning (and I feel satisfied with the results).

March 3rd, 2012, 06:30 AM
The coolest things that I learned this month in regards to Linux is having the ability to take more control over the Command Line Interface (CLI). For some of the users on here this is child's play but I was very glad I had the ability to learn how to switch quickly between user directories...having the ability to rename files, make directories, etc.

As crazy as it sounds I am infatuated with learning ALL THINGS Linux. It's crazy but it is what consumes the majority of my thoughts. It has come to the point that I created a blog (livinglinux.wordpress.com) and I have been working with my oldest daughter (she's 6) on learning the CLI.

Along with the blog I have also decided to write a book fully utilizing completely Free Open Source Software (FOSS) and cannot wait to get rolling on it.

March 3rd, 2012, 07:01 AM
If you are interested in boats read on...
Yesterday steamed 100 miles and used our new AIS system to pick up a 229 mtr. tanker from 20 miles away. Worked out that our courses would converge at our next waypoint, a rocky headland. Us in a 16 mtr. boat doing 20 knt, the tanker doing 12 knt. so a good idea not to collide with it. Then managed to calculate that we would pass the headland five minutes before the tanker. Cool :)

Watch some boats using AIS here: http://www.shipais.com/index.php

March 3rd, 2012, 07:34 AM
That we are eventually switching to natural gas to power our vehicles. But not until gas prices get way high.

March 3rd, 2012, 09:19 AM
That the excess weight carried by the citizens of the US contains enough energy to have fueled all 135 shuttle missions.

March 3rd, 2012, 09:26 AM
That we are eventually switching to natural gas to power our vehicles. But not until gas prices get way high.

CNG is already quite popular in some parts of the world (Italy, Eastern Europe, Australasia). Coal-to-oil is another option once oil gets too expensive. In reality you'll probably get a mix of CNG and liquid fuel blends containing a mix of things like straight oil, biofuels and coal-to-oil, with some electric in the form of PHEVs. And maybe hydrogen fuel cells further down the track if we can sort the hydrogen infrastructure out.