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  1. "Future Learning" - A new take on education

    I found a pretty interesting short documentary from Good Magazine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC_T9ePzANg

    One of the main points is the capacity that modern technology can have in...
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    [ubuntu] Router (LAN) slowdown

    Hello,

    I have a problem with my wireless. Every so often it slows down to a crawl, and is particularly noticable when I am playing enemy territory - Even between my housemates on the LAN. My...
  3. Re: Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria

    Footballers aren't as wealthy as they're made out - their careers are relatively short and so compared to other celebrity figures at the top of their professions - like actors - they earn roughly the...
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    Re: Will there still be BIOS in the future?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-11430069
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    Re: The Future: Voice Command Computing

    Can you do that while you're washing up?



    I think you're thinking more of replacing the interface to the computer with the computer operating as-is. Voice commands are going to be useful when...
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    Re: The Future: Voice Command Computing

    I agree. Many of the objections here are based on scenarios where it really shouldn't be applied anyway or limitations in current technology that we may be close to overcoming.

    I think that the...
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    Getting average image colour (RGB/Hex)

    I am currently writing a program in python to handle large numbers of image files (for my purposes, 2,000+).

    I really need to get the "average image colour", with the same result as has been...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Canon MP series printer

    Does anybody know how to bring up the gutenprint setup dialogue?
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    [kubuntu] Canon MP series printer

    I have Kubuntu 9.10 x64 installed. I have a canon MP140 which worked in Ubuntu 9.10 x64 by selecting the MP150 from the driver list.

    When I connect the printer in Kubuntu there is a dialogue that...
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    Digital photo frame

    My girlfriend has just been given a digital photoframe for Christmas, and it's essentially a no-brand, no-frills job.

    One of the features that we were really looking for was the ability to play...
  11. Re: Open Source programs you wish were in the Ubuntu Repos

    Just before this thread does get quite popular (I imagine alot of people could find it quite useful), can I suggest that any packages mention come accompanied by a small description, so that those of...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installed application edited "Places" menu

    The only thing that tried to execute sound-ripper is the CD icon in the Places menu - So all the preferred applications options are cool.

    I just need to know if it's possible to change the action...
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    [ubuntu] Installed application edited "Places" menu

    I installed sound-juicer, realised I didn't need it, then un-installed it.

    But since I installed it, every time I click the CD drive icon in the "Places" part of the ubuntu main menu, it thinks I...
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    [all variants] Re: Looking for a media player

    But when I rip songs with Rhythmbox I just get 01-Track1.oga .. 02-Track2.oga...Etc.

    Do you know if I can get the song information so I can get the titles/artists of the songs automatically?
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    [all variants] Looking for a media player

    Basically I am looking for a complete media player like Windows media player - Preferably for Gnome.

    I'd really like one that can download the information about the songs I'm ripping from some CDs...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Permission Denied

    ALT + F2
    Type "gksudo nautilus" >> Enter

    That should give you a window with the permission to do it.

    It also gives you the permission to make some potentially harmful changes to your computer,...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: Virus reformatted my partitions - need cloning & recovery software recommendation

    Yeah, you can use testdisk to try and find/re-instate lost partitions, or you can use photorec to recover files.

    How do you know that it was a virus that caused it?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Terrible speeds when downloading torrents

    I have the UDP ports forwarded aswell - Is there any specific settings I should check?
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    [ubuntu] Terrible speeds when downloading torrents

    My torrents just won't download at full capacity, even when there's 1000+ seeding!

    Using ktorrent on 64bit Ubuntu 8.10 with a BCM43XX card.

    My speeds never seem to exceed 100kbps (normally...
  20. Re: I Give Up. Windows Is Proof That People Are Too Stupid To Use Computers.

    That's a pretty horrible statement to make, even in exaggeration.

    Disgusting article.


    This is a childish statement.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Intrepid Updates in the Last Week?

    I'm betting that it entirely depends on which repositories you have enabled. If your friend is getting updates, maybe he's got different repositories added/enabled.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installation without external media

    I have tried this method and booting the iso works well, but when it comes to the installation, the partitioning menu won't work (with my guess being because the hard drive to which I'd like to...
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    [ubuntu] Installation without external media

    I have a working installation of Ubuntu and would like to make another installation of Ubuntu on a separate partition of the same drive.

    I have one hard drive which currently has enough empty...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu/QuadCore : Not fully Utilised!!

    There is an option in blender to specify the number of cores you want to use (I think on the render - F10 - Panel).
    By clicking the "threads" button (far left) you can specify the minimum number of...
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    [ubuntu] Audio won't work after upgrade

    I have recently done a fresh install of intrepid, but have kept my old /home partition.

    Following the install my SB Audigy won't output sound using anything other than OSS.

    I have set the card...
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