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    [all variants] Laptop as an external monitor

    So I'm just curious if, conceptually, anyone has any ideas on how to set up a laptop to act as an external monitor to a deskop? Something like a remote X connection to my desktop, but then I'd like...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Remote Partition Resize

    If you want to use GParted remotely, use the -X option with ssh:

    ssh -X yourname@yourhost

    Then you can run graphical programs remotely, assuming you have X installed locally (ie, on a Mac you...
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    [ubuntu] Notification Message to All Users

    I maintain an Ubuntu machine at parent's house via ssh, and have just made some changes I need to notify them about.

    Is there a way I can set a message that will pop up in some sort of GUI the...
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    Re: Is this Legal?

    I would be interested to see whether businesses like that one will willingly comply with the terms of the GPL with regards to providing the source code upon request, etc. But yes, it is definitely...
  5. Re: Text to speech program like in Windows for Linux

    I would highly recommend festival. I'm not sure about a GUI, but once it is installed simply open a command line and type "festival".

    You will then get a prompt like this:

    festival>

    Now just...
  6. Thread: XO Laptop

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    Re: XO Laptop

    Anyone know whether Ubuntu can easily be made to run on one of these? We have a couple of earlier model ones in my computer science class (some of the students here worked on the project) and they...
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    Re: Problems with math.h

    Update: Compiling with -lm makes it work. Am I supposed to have to do that?
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    Problems with math.h

    I'm trying to compile this program

    #include<stdio.h>
    #include<stdlib.h>
    #include<math.h>

    double x=0;
    float y=0;
    #include<stdio.h>
    #include<stdlib.h>
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    Re: Python Data Type Conversions

    Brilliant, thanks.
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    Re: Python Data Type Conversions

    I tried that, but as far as I can tell that converts a string which contains an integer to an integer, instead of telling me the actual integer value of the byte. If that makes any sense. I guess I'm...
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    Python Data Type Conversions

    I'm trying to read from /dev/random in a python script, but I want the data as a number, not a string. But because python seems to use implicit data types I can't figure out how.

    For example:
    ...
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    Re: How do YOU install ubuntu?

    1. Change every bit of the theme possible (I'm tired of people going "Is that a mac? It doesn't look like a PC, but it looks like **** - literally")
    2. Video drivers (and I think that might do some...
  13. Re: What do you think is a decent charge $ for this?

    Charge by the hour, and base what you charge per hour on how efficiently you work. Except give an up front estimate, and don't charge more than that. I would charge a family friend maybe $10/hour...
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    Re: Changing a C/C++ program after compilation?

    You could use an if/then statement to change what it does, but you have to write all the available options into the program. Alternatively you could probably call a script of some sort (python or the...
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    Re: HOWTO: Installing DenyHosts

    Excellent, thank you, I've been sitting around watching hundreds of failed login attempts every hour and beginning to get annoyed just on the principle of the thing (my password is pretty obscure,...
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    Re: Cell Service for College

    AT&T dropped coverage in Alaska last year, but they are supposedly acquiring some company that does have coverage in Alaska (the company that runs Cellular One's network?). I won't bet on that...
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    Cell Service for College

    I have never had a cell phone before, but now that I'm going off to college this fall I'm considering getting one.

    The problem is that I live in Anchorage, Alaska, but will be going to college in...
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    Re: HOWTO: GTK iTunes Store Application

    Does this still work? Last I heard they had changed something up to lock out third party clients.
  19. Re: F-Spot has been spying on me! (And other simple-minded image management stuff)

    I quite like F-spot's interface, but its slow as all hell, and not terribly stable. I blame Mono.

    Is there a non-mono f-spot alternative around?
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    Re: How to develop a new programming language??

    If you want to write a compiled language you are going to need a compiler. Which means you are going to need to know assembly not only well enough to write it, but well enough to write a computer...
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    Re: profanity, bad language & censorship

    But thats just it, I really don't have a problem. These forums are always a great place for a friendly flame war (and I mean that in a good way :) ), generally an excellent source of technical...
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    Re: profanity, bad language & censorship

    Get over it people, these are Ubuntu Forums, not Ubuntu Linux. These forums run on proprietary software, and are regulated by policies that I am sure many, if not most of us could only describe as...
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    Re: Help me catch my brother.

    Oh, if you are on windows try http://www.snapfiles.com/get/acmonitor.html or something similar. My parents used to use some such utility, but they never figured out that on a 20GB hard drive with a...
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    Re: Help me catch my brother.

    yeah, set up a hidden webcam, and either write a script to start recording whenever he opens firefox, or else get a program for motion sensing.

    Of course then again you might not want to see...
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    Re: Help me catch my brother.

    Write a script to copy anything that appears in the history and cache (both in .mozilla in his home folder if you are running linux) to another folder where he won't find it.
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