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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    OK, then how about Tomas Luis de Victoria's Super Flumina Babylonis, written around 1570? It's full of longing and the pain of separation from your homeland.
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    Re: Good depressing classical music

    If you want twentieth century composers, there's always Gorecki's Symphony #3 (The Symphony of Sorrowful Songs).
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    Re: What text editor for LaTeX?

    I've been using emacs and auctex, mainly to prepare latex-beamer lectures. It usually works quite well, but sometimes it has me tearing my hair out and pounding my fists on my desk until they bleed....
  4. Thread: PDF creator?

    by DrOlaf
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    Re: PDF creator?

    Inkscape will also save as PDF. I used that recently to load some old PDFs, edit them a little, and save them as PDF.
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    Re: Best way to install R?

    I just added my local CRAN mirror to my sources.list, and used apt-get, aptitude, or synaptic to pull it over. The versions there are recent enough for me.

    This link should help you out:
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    [ubuntu] Re: CLI - removing directory

    You have a directory in there called .metadata and so you just go into it by typing


    cd .metadata

    and then you can see what's in there.
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    [ubuntu] Re: CLI - removing directory

    Can you remove it within Nautlius?

    The directory may have some hidden files within it. You could try



    cd directory
    ls -a
    rm .*
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    [ubuntu] Re: Open office compatable with MS office?

    You should be fine. Openoffice apps can save documents in MS Office format. In more detail, OpenOffice 2.4 can save in Office XP/2003 format (doc, xls, ppt etc), but not in Office 2007 format (docx,...
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    Re: pdf presentation

    If you use latex-beamer, you can prepare pdfs that work this way, and then you should be able to use keyjnote, or its current incarnation, accentuate, to project them.
    ...
  10. Re: Best software for constructing a poster for an academic conference.

    How about LaTeX beamerposter?

    http://www-i6.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/~dreuw/latexbeamerposter.php

    If you are already familiar with beamer, it should be relatively straightforward to pick this...
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    Re: Is There A Relationship?

    Most of my PCs either dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows (both XP and Vista), or run Windows in a VirtualBox, but I also have one notebook that runs Arch exclusively. Throw in my Mac and that would make 5...
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    Re: Diagram programs?

    There's also Inkscape, in the repos.
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    Re: This is terrible!!

    It would be funnier still if they were using recycled condoms to make those abstinence pledge "true love waits" bracelets....
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    Sony recalls 440,000 Vaio laptops

    Anyone here had any spontaneous combustion problems with these?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7598344.stm
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    Re: What is aladygma?

    Hmm....as this was the first post that the OP ever made upon joining this forum, it sounds like this may be part of the campaign.
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    Re: Getting school to let me use Ubuntu/Edubuntu

    Some of these links may have some presentations, or ideas, that may help you.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Presentations

    San Diego school district rolls out laptops with Linux
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    [ubuntu] Re: How to type [space] in terminal?

    You can also enclose the entire directory path in quotation marks, like



    You can also drag a folder icon from a Nautilus window onto a terminal session and it will enter the full path to the...
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    Re: Guess where this is!

    I couldn't resist :)

    Is it Australia?
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    Re: Guess where this is!

    Er...is it The Invisible Man?
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    Re: Guess where this is!

    Zanzibar?
  21. Poll: Re: There needs to be a petition for linux support of blackberries....

    You can do that already. You need bcharge from the barry project:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=314003

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=195105
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    Re: A big smack in the face from Blackboard

    +1 for that. There are lots of different Blackboard versions, and they may vary greatly in compatibility issues. I haven't researched those differences extensively, but I do know that some work...
  23. Thread: Wifi Adapter

    by DrOlaf
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    Re: Wifi Adapter

    This laptop is currently on its third adapter. It came with a Broadcomm one that was nothing but pain. I replaced that with a NovaTech NV-922W (based on the Ralink chipset) that worked great for the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: WRT54G Wired Problem

    If you are going to get yourself a new router, and want some ways to play around with the old Linksys, you could always flash the firmware with an alternative version that unlocks a load of new...
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    ScienceDirect doesn't like Linux

    Has anyone else had this problem? I was trying to download an article from ScienceDirect this morning, using Firefox 3 on Hardy, and got a popup with the message:




    It's not that big of a deal...
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