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by tekk
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 48557

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

by tekk
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Desktop or Laptop?
Replies: 31
Views: 6756

Re: Desktop or Laptop?

I understand the sarcasm completely, it's just stupid to say that this is hardly a religious war, when nothing in this board is. The First Church of Vim finds your mocking of their religion offensive. I suspect the cult of emacs may feel similarly, but who knows how those heretics think? OffTopic: ...
by tekk
Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Danes danes danes in in in space space space space
Replies: 18
Views: 3051

Re: Danes danes danes in in in space space space space

first of all, sounds pretty cool and in general what broken_escalator said


but I can't help thinking the tycho brahe was actually a nod to a more famous one....(http://penny-arcade.com) ;D
by tekk
Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:05 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 48557

Re: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!

I have a few favorite distros ^.^ general favorite: Trisquel Awen(soon to be taranis, hopefully) Favorite if I knew the drivers I wanted favorite: Parabola GNU/Linux(libre arch) Favorite live: RMS GNU/Linux 1.2.5 ultralite(because I'm biased and a dev) theoretical favorite: lfs, since it would reall...
by tekk
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: What code/software license should I use?
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

Re: What code/software license should I use?

Actually, all of the GNU licenses allow for commercial distribution(you can sell the stuff.) What they DO stop is making the program proprietary(violating the four freedoms: freedom to distribute exact copies, freedom to modify for yourself, freedom to distribute your modified version and freedom to...
by tekk
Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:41 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?
Replies: 818
Views: 223092

Re: What would you do with an infinitely fast computer?

I'd go and use a while(1); to paint the screen completely white by printing #s(This assumes an infinite refresh rate on the monitor)


after that I'd amaze people by having EMACS start in under a minute :P
by tekk
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:07 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Common Lisp vs Scheme
Replies: 11
Views: 9483

Common Lisp vs Scheme

(display "Do you prefer the ease of reading and simplicity of Scheme?")
(format t "Or perhaps the power of common lisp?")
(display "For me I must admit I much prefer scheme, it's just so much....cleaner and better")
by tekk
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:08 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: JOE Syntax Highlighting
Replies: 0
Views: 531

JOE Syntax Highlighting

I can't figure out how to enable syntax highlighting in joe, can anyone help me out?
by tekk
Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Keyboards
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

Re: Keyboards

I've gotta say colemak. I'm pretty sure there is actual evidence for it being faster. I also like how it doesn't need too many key remappings for games.
by tekk
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: HTML5 codec smackdown
Replies: 59
Views: 10689

Re: HTML5 codec smackdown

OGG definitely, simply because it's what I already use and anyone is able to impliment it. That IS the point of standards right? to create a uniform platform that you can count on(except in IE....) that anyone can impliment(except microsoft apparently.)
by tekk
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Fake Programming Language
Replies: 210
Views: 30675

Re: Fake Programming Language

most evilly brilliant language ever out "Hello, World" mv hi "Hello" mv there "World" out hi there # this is a single line comment #* while this is a multi line one *# mv shortened hi+there out hi there ar ary 2,"foo",2.5,-5,there out ary.1 mv input " &qu...
by tekk
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0694: "Retro Virus"
Replies: 164
Views: 41035

Re: Viruses on Unix systems?

I would dismiss this however I have not read the EULA so I am cannot provide an informed viewpoint. Perhaps you could provide us with the relevant portion that backs up your claims? Lemme see if I can find it... 1. GRANT OF LICENSE. Microsoft grants you the following rights provided that you comply...
by tekk
Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:50 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: [Solved] Making a circular polygon using polar -> cartesian
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: Making a circular polygon using polar -> cartesian

Nit sure of the answer, but I'd like to point out that circular polygon is a confliction of terms...
by tekk
Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:43 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hexadecimal clock
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: Hexadecimal clock

normal
by tekk
Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:36 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Hexadecimal clock
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: Hexadecimal clock

to help a bit with the conversion thing..

hexSeconds = decSeconds * 1.3

also you probably want to go more along the lines of this clock I drew for a project, I found the 64 hour day a huge pain so I went with a 32 hour ;) it's US style because I can't resize the font for the numbers :P
by tekk
Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Times when you've really messed up a computer
Replies: 73
Views: 8344

Re: Times when you've really messed up a computer

things not to do: Update glibc to 2.8 by building from source and doing a make install(yaaayyy....reinstall) Open a terminal and type sudo kdm while using gnome(yaaayyyy..crippled computer eventually causing a reinstall) edit: switched KDE to kdm, which is the command, not sure what was wrong with m...
by tekk
Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:51 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?
Replies: 544
Views: 219843

Re: Opera, Chrome, Firefox, OR?

Firefox on a technicality, I actually use GNU Icecat
by tekk
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: books you read for school and actually enjoyed
Replies: 107
Views: 18416

Re: books you read for school and actually enjoyed

Because of Winn Dixie, read it in 4th grade....there was another book we read in 4th grade, it was really good but I can't remember the name of it
by tekk
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert

GNU/Linux, specifically Trisquel. the single bar without the KDE weirdness will be easy for you to get used to
by tekk
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JAVA dev on UBUNTU LINUX
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: JAVA dev on UBUNTU LINUX

Actually it has the built in project management, and I'm sure someone's made a debugger plugin :P
by tekk
Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Starting to program python
Replies: 7
Views: 1073

Re: Starting to program python

Uhh...for python I found that pygame was pretty easy to use for a beginner, AND it requires that you test out all those skills from the basics =D
by tekk
Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JAVA dev on UBUNTU LINUX
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: JAVA dev on UBUNTU LINUX

OOPMan: Not exactly, I could never really get used to netbeans. I mainly recommend geany because it's fast, light, and supports a tons of languages perfectly :D
by tekk
Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Awesome Acheivements
Replies: 116
Views: 12568

Re: Awesome Acheivements

Alright, so I'm writing a replacement for cat in perl, not STRAIGHT cat which is too easy, but with some nice improvements. I'm using getopt to check for flags and then converting it to a number to check, or atleast I was. The issue was that if there was no flag it would say 1/8, one flag is 2/8 etc...
by tekk
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: annoying search virus
Replies: 20
Views: 1943

Re: annoying search virus

show us the report in 3 months, that'll fix ya :mrgreen:
by tekk
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 577946

Re: Religion: The Deuce

I know they don't back anything up, they simply provide an example ;)

mmmcanibalism: that's a really interesting take on it :)
by tekk
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:08 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C or C++ for Linux coding?
Replies: 36
Views: 3904

Re: C or C++ for Linux coding?

Since gnome/kde was brought up, I decided to give KDE 4 another shot. Gawd it just makes no sense to me. I was able to walk right into GNOME no problem as a newbie linux user but as an experienced Linux user KDE still boggles me o_0. Guess it just doesn't match my brain patterns, looks like I'm sti...
by tekk
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 577946

Re: Religion: The Deuce

my favorite part is the ignorance religion causes. and I have a serious anecdote to back it up. one of my friends is heavily religious and thinks he may be gay. he also feels bad because he was taught and still believes that you can only CHOOSE to be gay. I really want to ask him at what point he ch...
by tekk
Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:29 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: C or C++ for Linux coding?
Replies: 36
Views: 3904

Re: C or C++ for Linux coding?

C is mainly known, one of the first things for GNU/Linux was GCC obviously. I think that may have been the first thing rms wrote actually. C has the ridiculously rich history, tons of people using it and the only way to go faster is assembly ;)

I hear C++ is used a lot in game programming though.
by tekk
Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: JAVA dev on UBUNTU LINUX
Replies: 11
Views: 1698

Re: JAVA dev on UBUNTU LINUX

add another sudo apt-get install geany ;)
it's the best and most versatile IDE I've ever found(the only language I've EVER tried that it didn't have syntax for was my own when I was creating it and the lisp dialects, which the highlighting and auto stuff is probably a separate download ;P)
by tekk
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why aren't we happy?
Replies: 108
Views: 17772

Re: Why aren't we happy?

I think that it'd be more ingrained in what just what we are. If you're living in relatively bad conditions and your brain doesn't really recognize things getting better, it sends out signals to keep you happy the way it is. The problem occurs in this society where there is ALWAYS the chance to be h...
by tekk
Sun Nov 29, 2009 10:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Awesome Acheivements
Replies: 116
Views: 12568

Re: Awesome Acheivements

actually the regular expression was really managable. s/hardy/deltah/ is what I used I think
by tekk
Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Awesome Acheivements
Replies: 116
Views: 12568

Re: Awesome Acheivements

I was fixing my sources.list, manually poring through everything. Then I had a revelation....I KNEW PERL!!! REGEXES FTW.

I felt so smart the rest of that day :roll:
by tekk
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: What Media Player (software) Do you use?
Replies: 74
Views: 11814

Re: What Media Player (software) Do you use?

I use totem alot, it's really my general purpose thing. Now if I'm looking for music or playing a CD I use rhythmbox, which I suppose I prefer but I'm too lazy to switch the default from totem.
by tekk
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Which language?
Replies: 36
Views: 4357

Re: Which language?

I believe python is the spawn of the devil, it's too easy
Ruby I like for beginners, just enough code in the pseudocode
by tekk
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programs that print their own source code
Replies: 100
Views: 25785

Re: Programs that print their own source code

:shock: I'm surprised noone's used the best tool for this job, aside from the genius who first came up with using cat #!/usr/bin/perl open(source, "./printsrc"); @src = <source>; print(@src); yay perl =D Ah, but that fails if you change the file name. Mine doesn't. I honestly just canniba...
by tekk
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:11 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Black hat or White hat?
Replies: 30
Views: 3622

Re: Black hat or White hat?

slightly off white but not quite yellow hat made of camel skin :P
by tekk
Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Programs that print their own source code
Replies: 100
Views: 25785

Re: Programs that print their own source code

:shock: I'm surprised noone's used the best tool for this job, aside from the genius who first came up with using cat

Code: Select all

#!/usr/bin/perl

open(source, "./printsrc");
@src = <source>;
print(@src);

yay perl =D
by tekk
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Alternatives to Record Labels
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: Alternatives to Record Labels

Iv: Have you been listening to his essays? That's EXACTLY what rms said :shock: he suggested a donate button on every player for the button and he said the only current barrier is the lack of a system to, effectively, donate with cash.
by tekk
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:08 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert
Replies: 43
Views: 16276

Re: Linux or Windows or Mac OS? Mac or PC? An Interested Convert

GNU/Linux
Preferably gnewsense, but it'll be easy for a windows user like you to get into trisquel
by tekk
Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:57 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Patents... what are they good for?
Replies: 78
Views: 11157

Re: Patents... what are they good for?

How have software patents not been mentioned yet? They're the perfect example of how to turn patents bad. The terms are too long relative to the pace of the industry, too many obvious patents are granted, and research costs are comparatively low (you generally don't need million-dollar equipment). ...

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