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by niko7865
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Windows -> Linux migration rant.
Replies: 20
Views: 2762

Re: Windows -> Linux migration rant.

... I'm in Ubuntu right now, and Compiz has stopped rendering window borders,... Try the command "$ emerald --replace" my background image is gone, I'm pretty sure nautilus controls the background (at least in gnome) run "nautilus" from a terminal and look at the errors and for ...
by niko7865
Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:39 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 154397

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

Star Trek would kill everything from Star Wars during the 800 years it probably takes to build their overly massive ships.
Enterprise > Unfinished Star Destroyer
by niko7865
Fri Apr 18, 2008 3:43 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

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by niko7865
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0411: "Techno"
Replies: 150
Views: 37142

Re: "Techno" Discussion

Ok. I didn't see every discussion...but does she have like a 3rd arm or something? Or a leash coming from the computer? I don't understand what one of the lines around her is. The way I interpret the drawing: Start from her legs. Follow them up, and her knees take a left turn at the chair. Then her...
by niko7865
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Manual vs Automatic
Replies: 101
Views: 7389

Re: Manual vs Automatic

I can drive both, and I do autox fairly often. I've taken both types out on the track and...they both did well. For a short course I prefer auto, for a longer course I prefer manual. I have no preference either way for street driving.
by niko7865
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Video Cards for Linux/FreeBSD?
Replies: 19
Views: 2863

Re: Video Cards for Linux/FreeBSD?

The current ATI drivers work/perform just as well as the nVidia drivers. Even allows me to set power states from the command line.
by niko7865
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

Holy shit! I didn't know sows people posted here. I'm Wang. What game is that? Maybe Sins of a Solar Empire? Homeworld 2, or maybe 1. You can tell by the design of the mothership on the left side. If you like SoaSE you should definitely check out Homeworld. I've had Homeworld 2 for a few years, it'...
by niko7865
Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

No bashing, I prefer Vista to Windows XP, etc. Just saying I'd rather look at a lot more Linux screenshots as there's a chance to be more creative instead of just different backgrounds. Clearly you are not looking hard enough for windows customization options. Observe my (edit: severely shrunken) X...
by niko7865
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best language for n00bs
Replies: 261
Views: 105522

Re: Best language for n00bs

I can't stand python. I do not like the use of whitespace, I want to use brackets dammit!
by niko7865
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Ludicrous things written on bathroom walls
Replies: 94
Views: 10721

Re: Ludicrous things written on bathroom walls

In the physics building.

I think this is how it goes..
"Hey Bob, is that an open cluster or a globular cluster?"
"Open"
"How can you tell?"
"Globular clusters are Messier."

It was awhile ago, I may have messed it up.
by niko7865
Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why You're Visited
Replies: 60
Views: 7976

Re: Why You're Visited

On my xbox
    - 1200 < TV Episodes
    - 500 < Movies
    - Every N64, SNES, NES game

A telescope
Cooking skills?
by niko7865
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to set up a home network
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Re: Trying to set up a home network

Try username and password both as 'admin'
Otherwise you didn't reset it to default and need to figure out how to do that, might be combinations of unplugging and hitting the reset button.
by niko7865
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Ballsiest Photo
Replies: 64
Views: 19637

Re: The Ballsiest Photo

Image
by niko7865
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Please fill out questionnaire for my research project!
Replies: 88
Views: 8112

Re: Please fill out questionnaire for my research project!

What is your age? 21 Gender? Male Sexual orientation? Straight Ethnicity? Greek/Puerto Rican/Scottish Nationality & Location? American, Washington state How would you describe your socioeconomic status? (e.g.: college graduate and middle class) Middle class college student. Do you ascribe to or ...
by niko7865
Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!
Replies: 68
Views: 6308

Re: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!

... Ok, I am now the only one who wants to have a friend who's sent to one of these places so as to provide a decent excuse for a tactical assault? Nope. I'm running out to Tactical Warfare 'R Us right now. No real need. Some chumps used to beating up children should be dealt with fairly easily by ...
by niko7865
Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!
Replies: 68
Views: 6308

Re: Friend Stuck at Unknown Drug Camp--Help!

Spoffin wrote:...
Ok, I am now the only one who wants to have a friend who's sent to one of these places so as to provide a decent excuse for a tactical assault?


Nope. I'm running out to Tactical Warfare 'R Us right now.
by niko7865
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:54 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: The value of Sudo
Replies: 77
Views: 13427

The value of Sudo

How does Ubuntu abuse sudo? Yes, the default gnome setting is ugly, almost as bad as KDE. Which crappy software do they package? They seem to update packages for security fixes and major bug fixes fairly actively, what other bugs are they missing in order to make the 6 month release cycle? Split fro...
by niko7865
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48481

Re: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever

I use gnome/xfce/openbox. Mainly because they look the most elegant. I cannot stand any of the themes for KDE and I hate Amarok with a passion, why is everything KDE just so damn ugly. KDE is for kids, it has to be. Why is everything so glossy, why are the icons so glossy, it's really annoying. You...
by niko7865
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Video Cards for Linux/FreeBSD?
Replies: 19
Views: 2863

Re: Video Cards for Linux/FreeBSD?

My nVidia (6800GS) and my ATI (x1400 Mobile) work just fine for me. The nVidia is in my desktop so I haven't tried suspend, but everything else works just fine. Games, compiz, etc. The ATI is in my laptop, suspend works fine as does compiz & 3D games. Although I suspend does not work with compiz...
by niko7865
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: April Fools (WE KNOW ABOUT THE QC THING KTHX)
Replies: 136
Views: 21311

Re: April Fools

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080401.html

New Space Station Robot Asks to be Called "Dextre the Magnificent"
by niko7865
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 4623

"Buckeyballs of Flavor" Discussion

http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1111

Image

Alt: <none>

I already have a patent pending on Homeopathic Donut Water.
by niko7865
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49095

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

Why wouldn't I want to use Ubuntu oh maybe shuttleworth, this business, the gnomefoundation, them taking money for customize stuff, them not fixing bugs in order to update. to sum it up, business and politics. also i can ssh as root with ubuntu since ssh doesnt block sudo, which ubuntu vastly abuse...
by niko7865
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49095

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

It's more like buying a house that is already built as opposed to buying the parts and building it myself. I meant WMP54G. It is effectively impossible for me to compile anything myself as I have no way to access the internet except through that wireless card. I also use Ubuntu because it was the be...
by niko7865
Sat Mar 29, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question Re: Giant Hole Through the Earth
Replies: 87
Views: 24560

Re: Physics 'challenge question' ceptnotrly

Something weird? Fusion of atomic nuclei.

(Specifically the quantum tunneling part)
by niko7865
Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49095

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

@d3adf001: That's incorrect. They do not all support the same hardware. They don't all include the same kernel modules or closed source drivers.

I couldn't get Fedora to work with my WRT54G WMP54G or the ATI X1400 graphics in my laptop.
by niko7865
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:49 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49095

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

I was just saying that in jest, really I don't mind Ubuntu. I like Fedora more because it's defaults are closer to what I like, it, in my opinion, has a better take on security, and I prefer yum to apt-get. Other than that there are not many differences between the two. The hardware detection on my...
by niko7865
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

tylerwylie wrote:I see you have good taste in Music, but not Linux distributions :D


Continued in the Religious War thread.
by niko7865
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Distro Whores...I mean Distro Wars!
Replies: 246
Views: 49095

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

In response to tylerwylie reply to my screen shots here. I use Ubuntu because it works. Everything else I've tried wasn't nearly as good at detecting all my hardware, especially wireless and graphics. I have tried all of the following distributions. Used quiet a few of them for at least a month. Com...
by niko7865
Sat Mar 29, 2008 12:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

No spoiler tags...Holy huge images batman!

Desktop:
Image

Laptop:
Image
by niko7865
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to set up a home network
Replies: 9
Views: 2283

Re: Trying to set up a home network

There's only one or two unofficial adapters that work with the 360, I believe. The one for the original X-Box works just fine. I would recommend getting a wireless access point or a wireless router set up as an access point (preferably the latter since you can always make use of a router), then you...
by niko7865
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Shut up, you podsol! Scientific insults...
Replies: 31
Views: 8164

Re: Shut up, you podsol! Scientific insults...

"You're not even wrong."
by niko7865
Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

I got bored so I copied Leopard, this is Ubuntu 7.10.

Spoiler:
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by niko7865
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Show the world your desktop! [Mommy, what's 56K?]
Replies: 2356
Views: 437697

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

what is that terminal based IRC client?
by niko7865
Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: YOU'RE a slur!
Replies: 121
Views: 8092

Re: YOU'RE a slur!

I've also seen [used] dumb used as a derogatory remark in this thread.
by niko7865
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: YOU'RE a slur!
Replies: 121
Views: 8092

Re: YOU'RE a slur!

Why all the commotion over him using faggot as another word for stupid/dumb/whatever. Faggot is commonly used as such, and often disconnected from literally meaning homosexual. My homosexual friends (male and female) say it all the time. And my black friends call each other Niggers. That means it's...
by niko7865
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: YOU'RE a slur!
Replies: 121
Views: 8092

Re: YOU'RE a slur!

Why all the commotion over him using faggot as another word for stupid/dumb/whatever. Faggot is commonly used as such, and often disconnected from literally meaning homosexual. My homosexual friends (male and female) say it all the time.
by niko7865
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Space
Replies: 0
Views: 1267

Space

I'm looking for some good videos of space. Pin point stars, galaxies, nebulae, whatever. Just nice ambient videos preferably with only music (and then preferably instrumental.) There are some nice ones on youtube but I'm looking for much higher quality than that. AC3/DTS and 960x540+ resolution woul...
by niko7865
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Plane travelling
Replies: 15
Views: 1759

Re: Plane travelling

I don't think the rotation would have a direct effect on the plane speed. However the Jet stream would change the arrival time.
by niko7865
Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:02 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap media streamer
Replies: 37
Views: 7638

Re: Cheap media streamer

Now I need help building a cheap media streamer. I need the cheapest/smallest option that will provide these things: WPA Wireless under Linux Audio out Bluetooth I plan on getting a few of whatever solution works best and placing them in various rooms of my house. They will mount an NFS share on my ...
by niko7865
Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:32 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Cheap media streamer
Replies: 37
Views: 7638

Re: Cheap media streamer

I have a central server with all my media on it and use several 'hacked' original xboxs running XBMC to display that media in the nicest way possible. The xbox can decode everything but H.264 (in HD) and cannot play files larger than 2GB (if you split them it will stack them though). I prefer it bec...

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