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  1. Re: Swiss police spy marijuana field with Google Earth

    They use some sort of infrared dection systems with helicopters that do fly-overs looking for it in the more rural areas.

    I think that by now they could do the same thing and apply it to satellite...
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    Re: Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

    I saw the feature on Lifehacker about this and downloaded it. I read through it and it has a lot of info — even for someone that has been using Ubuntu for over a year.
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    Re: Need sugestions for tech news website.

    Here are some other great websites for technology news. They focus on Windows, Mac and Linux:

    lifehacker.com/

    makeuseof/

    http://downloadsquad.com/

    maketecheasier.com/
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    Re: How does google make all that money?

    In the long run, that will happen, but it still has a ways to go before it will create serious loss of ad revenue problems. (Just like Linux taking on more market share over the next few years.)
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  5. Thread: ETA on Chrome?

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    Re: ETA on Chrome?

    It is supposed to be released for Linux and Macs by the end of the first half of the year from the articles I have seen about it recently.

    So that leaves just over five months to go now.

    It...
  6. Thread: bicycles

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    Re: bicycles

    Or to help prevent theft, you can ride a single-speed or fixed-gear bicycle.

    This is what happened to me a couple of years ago. I just wish I could have seen the guy that tried to steal my bike...
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    Re: Things that bug me..

    Yes, the "one big paragraph blob" writing style is a major pain to read.

    They need to learn to double-tap the enter/return key to break it up — it is much easier to follow that way.

    But in...
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    [ubuntu] How to make links highlighted in Abiword?

    I was wondering if someone who is experienced with the Abiword word processor could explain how to go about making web links and e-mail addresses auto-highlight like it does in OpenOffice.org Writer...
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    Re: Who Is your favourite Sci Fi author ?

    I'll have to go with Robert A. Heinlein and L. Neil Smith [Smith is highly influenced by Heinlein].

    I have read a few of their books and have a lot more to read still.
  10. Thread: bicycles

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    Re: bicycles

    I am mainly an urban/utility cyclist. I am also involved with bike/pedestrian/rail trail efforts where I live.

    I don't have pictures of my 29er mountain bike available at this time. It is a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: looking to ugrade my ram.

    If your computer was bought from a company that builds them. It should include a spec sheet in the box of CDs/DVDS of programs for when it is time to reformat Windows.

    It is possible that it is...
  12. Re: Why doesn't Firefox highlight the address bar when I click it in Linux?

    I ran into this "problem" too. Part of it comes down to learning the keyboard shortcuts to make using the computer quicker — don't just depend on the mouse.

    Like mentioned above, one keyboard...
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    Re: How has Linux helped you save time/money?

    If it wasn't for Linux, I wouldn't even have a computer right now. So that is at least $400 right there. I have tried several distributions and came back to Ubuntu.

    It is great not to have to...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Open Office 3.0 installed in Hardy Heron 8.04 easily

    I found a tutorial that had commands listed for upgrading to OpenOffice 3.0.

    Here are some links:

    http://openofficedocs.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/install-openoffice-30-on-ubuntu/
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