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by pxc
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0619: "Supported Features"
Replies: 157
Views: 34107

Re: Supported Features

Well, someone had to say it... If Linux is going to slay the BEAST, they need to start at the bottom features. It irked me to see 5 different ways to alt tab in KDE 4, but none that worked well. Err... if you have KDE compositing disabled, the alt-tab behavior of KDE 4 is the same as that of KDE 3....
by pxc
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:48 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Bypassing a school whitelist.
Replies: 34
Views: 23704

Re: Bypassing a school whitelist.

Btw, do you mind sharing what school this is? Or maybe just say a high school or college? Uh, do you really think that a college network admin would live five minutes after announcing that they were banning access to non-educational sites via a whitelist? Yeah my college's network dept announced pu...
by pxc
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:42 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Bypassing a school whitelist.
Replies: 34
Views: 23704

Re: Bypassing a school whitelist.

Check to see if the whitelist blocks IPs or just domains. If you can resolve a proxy name at home and bring the IP to school you can use that. You might also try running an SSH server at home and bring Xming on portable drive and run Firefox from the ssh terminal as a simple proxy (you might have to...
by pxc
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:36 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31344

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

It has to be asked: "iwconfig man page?" $man iwconfig leads to... IWCONFIG(8) Linux Programmer’s Manual IWCONFIG(8) NAME iwconfig - configure a wireless network interface SYNOPSIS iwconfig [interface] iwconfig interface [essid X] [nwid N] [mode M] [freq F] [channel C][sen...
by pxc
Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:25 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0434: "xkcd Goes to the Airport"
Replies: 107
Views: 31344

Re: xkcd Goes to the Airport Discussion

As far as disabling your wifi using iwconfig, it's not necessary. You can do it a few ways, but the most obvious to me is #ifconfig wlan0 down which takes it down and makes it inaccessible to wlan0. If you really wanted to, you could rmmod the associated kernel module. Or you could throw the card in...
by pxc
Wed May 07, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35604

Re: "Jealousy" Discussion

The hat guy, as he is while he has his hat, during the time he has lost it, and after he regains it, would not do what is described in this comic because he wouldnt have that kind of encounter at a party.
by pxc
Wed May 07, 2008 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0420: "Jealousy"
Replies: 151
Views: 35604

Remember Megan?
by pxc
Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0385: "How It Works"
Replies: 830
Views: 153586

My Experience

The only thing I've ever noticed that even relates to the average (or mode) girl's capability to do math is that girls tend to ask me for more help in math class than guys do. Some of you are trying to use comparable anecdotal evidence to justify your belief that girls are worse at math than boys. H...
by pxc
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Stuff I started writing
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Stuff I started writing

I've found that comments on writing outside of entire forums or communities devoted to writing are hard to find (and those are often full of bad writing).

Anyhow, you have one fan that's interested enough to read more if and when you have it.
by pxc
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sing
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Prelude

Prelude There isn't anybody who hasn't been somebody. And there is no nobody who can't be somebody. I am immune. Your chastisements mean nothing. Scars along the back mean nothing. So we ask ourselves the only something: Am I already broken, or am I unbreakable? "Life is not a game," they...
by pxc
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:15 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sing
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Re: Thirst & Fire

No feedback so far... :-\ . I have some poetry up there as well. One is rather old and has gone through some changes since I first wrote it (and a retitling--all of the titles on my blog are really just tentative "working titles). Anyhow, here it is. Prophecy (Greatest of These) A cloud crawled...
by pxc
Thu Jan 10, 2008 7:09 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Sing
Replies: 2
Views: 1310

Sing

These come from a blog of mine devoted (almost) entirely now (it was not intended originally to be) to creative writing. The link is in my signature, but in case my signature changes, it is also here . These two are of a similar theme, and I'm proud of both. Thirst I saw you again today. I didn't re...
by pxc
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Want feedback on "multiple values" idea for prog. language
Replies: 17
Views: 2157

Re: Want feedback on "multiple values" idea for prog. language

Rysto wrote:ML and languages derived from it like Haskell not only have this feature, they almost use the same syntax.

Perl 6 will also support these, known as "junctions"
by pxc
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:29 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32463

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

(I was amazed at first that so many people found this comic so relevant, but I guess it's not actually that surprising.) Right now I see him every day at school (high school) but when we go off to college next year... Well, I'm having enough trouble NOW not just biking over to his house (and simult...
by pxc
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:13 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32463

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Jello B. wrote:WINDOWS XP WHAT WHAT?

Uh, yeah. The image is of the actual "AIM" interface. AOL hasn't made an AIM client for Linux since version 1.5. :roll:
by pxc
Mon Dec 03, 2007 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0352: "Far Away"
Replies: 233
Views: 32463

Re: "Far Away" Discussion

Oh, good god...

:cry:

that felt good.

You never saw this!
by pxc
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd

Haha. As it turns out, my iPod/my friend's computer has almost all of the music, including the stuff I lost. He also has almost all of my ISOs, and at a recent LAN party I picked up a few more and borrowed a few friends computers to make images of my own more quickly. I re-did the project, which has...
by pxc
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Miro - Open source video player
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Miro - Open source video player

Eh. I tried it back when it was called Democracy Player (0.9) and it didn't work at all (didn't play any video) on my Gentoo machine. The Windows version seemed to work, at the time, though. The video processing portion of the code is based off of VLC, which works for a wide variety of formats, so I...
by pxc
Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0350: "Network"
Replies: 220
Views: 22937

Re: "Network" Discussion

Ren wrote:Cue: Windows/Mac/Linux flame wars.


Some Mac and Linux users seem to think that they have the greatest OS in the world, and the only one that matters. That really pisses me off.

ReactOS, Haiku, all sorts of delicious flavors of BSD, BeOS are all perfectly legitimate options, too! Snobs.
by pxc
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Increasing Performance - Reducing Processes
Replies: 16
Views: 2584

Re: Increasing Performance - Reducing Processes

My system has 36 processes running. I know, and specifically do want to run 12 of them (they're either applications I've chosen to install, or helpers for those applications). I've also set Windows up to split the taskbar and windows into two processes (that way, if "My Computer" (explorer...
by pxc
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 443352

Re: Show the world your desktop! [Killing 56K since January]

http://www.robertc.com/pxc/images/screenshots/desktop/thumbs/fluxbox.jpg http://www.robertc.com/pxc/images/screenshots/desktop/thumbs/kde-desktop-1.jpg http://www.robertc.com/pxc/images/screenshots/desktop/thumbs/kde-desktop-2.jpg http://www.robertc.com/pxc/images/screenshots/desktop/thumbs/kde-des...
by pxc
Wed Nov 14, 2007 1:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions
Replies: 4059
Views: 378206

Re: REALLY Annoying Misconceptions

Whenever I do, the people I'm talking to don't just use "download" to mean install, they also use it to mean copy over (as a camera "downloads" its pictures to the flash memory), or just to move a file on the computer, as in, "You said I need to download it from one part of...
by pxc
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262316

Re: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)

I don't consider this a poem, but some people I've showed or read it to have called it one. I like it, so I'm posting it. of Fire I blow on the ashes to remember the flames so why am I surprised when they burn me? Sometimes I don't know what to do with inventions of antiquity--useless, really. A dev...
by pxc
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:42 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd

As of late, I'm pretty sure ext2ifs has corrupted my Vista HDD so that it no longer appears that there are any partitions on it, according to gparted. That's exactly what happened to my ext3 media partition. I lost a lot of data. When I ran fsck against the damn thing, fsck raped the partition such...
by pxc
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:02 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

Re: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd

Update: Well, I think I'll just give ext2ifs the boot right now. I just lost a huge fucking chunk of the filesystem, including the biggest assignment and only hope for a class I'm failing right now, my CD keys, all of my ISOs for all of my games (all of which I legally purchased and few of which I h...
by pxc
Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:06 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: ext2ifs vs ext2fsd
Replies: 12
Views: 7318

ext2ifs vs ext2fsd

I'm currently using ext2ifs (1.10c) to access my ext3 filesystems from Windows XP. But recently, multiple times, the stupid thing has choked, locking up every application accessing the partition, most notably explorer. I have to do a hard reset on the machine, and then the filesystem is so fucked up...
by pxc
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0272: "Linux User at Best Buy"
Replies: 152
Views: 51761

Re:

Of course, the really cool people always use Gentoo Linux. Sure, you have to build the motorcycle yourself with only a screwdriver and a bent nail, but when you're finished it's marginally faster! Also, did anyone else mistake the Segway in nweis's version of the comic for a unicycle? Furthermore, ...
by pxc
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0340: "Fight"
Replies: 125
Views: 22119

Re: "Fight" Discussion

Brilliant.

On Gentoo, you might be able to overwrite them all with the defaults with dispatch-conf... but it would still suck.
by pxc
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0339: "Classic"
Replies: 271
Views: 43533

Re: "Classic" Discussion

There's lots of great music around today. Among popular music, that's less true, but not because popular music is inherently bad. Popular music is just not a very broad category. Similarly, it's not fair to compare popular, contemporary music to the "classics" because the classics exist ov...
by pxc
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I can't get FC 6 to recognize my wireless card...
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: I can't get FC 6 to recognize my wireless card...

MadWifi is atheros, not broadcom.

For broadcom chipsets, look for a bcm43xx package.
There is a newer driver. Please see TankEngine's comment above.
by pxc
Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: It's decided; I'm making the switch. Next order of business:
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: It's decided; I'm making the switch. Next order of business:

Haven't read the whole thread, but here's a quick rundown of info I think is relevant... NTFS support in Linux is dandy. ntfs-3g works great for 99% of all cases. For the 1%, it doesn't support oddball advanced filesystem features. Only problem I've noticed that causing is that you can't run Steam g...
by pxc
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:55 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: I've Lost My GRUB
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: I've Lost My GRUB

Windows overwrites the master boot record (without asking you) when you pop in that install CD. The MBR is what the BIOS uses to look for the boot loader (Grub, in your case). Pop a LiveCD in there, boot to rescue mode, and do, as root mkdir /mnt/mandriva mount /dev/{wherever your mandriva partition...
by pxc
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Ripping DVDs for Zunes and iPods (merged)
Replies: 21
Views: 3717

Re: DVD to iPod Video Conversion Software - Please Recommend

I've only done this once, but I ripped the DVD to AVI with K3B (GUI & everything... not sure exactly what the backend is) but you could probably do this with mencoder. Then it's a simple command to ffmpeg to resize the video for the iPod's screen and compress the audio, if you like. You'd be sur...
by pxc
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:55 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Point Plotting (URGENT)
Replies: 13
Views: 1851

Lab Plotting (URGENT/DESPERATE/PLEASEJUSTHELPABROTHEROUT)

I have a lab due for my math class tomorrow, and I lost the graphs (digitally and physically) that I had prepared for it. I still have the raw data, but the assignment is to find a line of best fit and explain the function, and then compare its predictions to those of the Federal Census Bureau and e...
by pxc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:17 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: External HDD - Gaming Performance
Replies: 10
Views: 2115

Re: External HDD - Gaming Performance

Thanks again for the detailed information! The problem with grabbing an eSATA to SATA adapter is that the reason I can't run the damn thing internally on this cheap ($300 at time of purchase, two years ago) computer is because the SATA ports on my motherboard, the cable I just bought from Fry's (unl...
by pxc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Strange Loops and Backdoors
Replies: 49
Views: 16167

Re:

Rey wrote:Now I have a weak reason not to trust open source.


No, you don't. Just compile it from source if you're that paranoid.

You can't do that with closed source.

The way I look at it, it's another reason to trust OSS.
by pxc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:22 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: OS_TOOLS partition - what is it - can it go?
Replies: 23
Views: 6742

Re: OS_TOOLS partition - what is it - can it go?

bavardage wrote:As it's only 1.5 Gb then I'll leave it for the time being - if I become really short on space I could have a go at sacrificing it.


So can we call this thread resolved?
by pxc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2413986

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

K. I should have posted here a long time ago (never read the rules--forum courtesy is generally universal, after all). My name is Patrick C. Hi, folks. I'm a junior in high school as well, but I'm also pretty much a genius and know everything (and by know everything I mean I have Wikipedia added as ...
by pxc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:11 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262316

Re:

A STUDY IN SELF-DEPLETION (assignment: to write a villainelle) You asked me, "What do you have left to give?" I took your face into my hands, and then I kissed you once for every year you lived. You spoke to me, seemingly to misgive My love. I felt your doubt when, yet again, You asked me...
by pxc
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:59 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: (Post Your) Incredible Poems (Here!)
Replies: 544
Views: 262316

Re:

I really liked the first one Tank (Can I call you Tank? :P). The second one is great too, but I think the word 'popping' just doesn't fit well. Also, I think the alliteration in the last line is a bit excessive. At the risk of sounding arrogant, I think I can just about pin down the use of simple w...

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