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Forum: Breaking News 30th December 2003, 22:31
Replies: 243
Views: 35,362
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I don't know exactly what you mean by FTP and...

I don't know exactly what you mean by FTP and SSH, but if you're ssh'ing into a remote machine you can forward X11 and actually load the program off the remote machine in X. If you're just wanting...
Forum: Breaking News 30th December 2003, 18:34
Replies: 243
Views: 35,362
Posted By virulent
Hehe, nice. My big plans are to have a machine...

Hehe, nice. My big plans are to have a machine in just about every room with a central server containing home directories. That way, no matter which computer you sit down at, your login is your...
Forum: Breaking News 30th December 2003, 17:50
Replies: 243
Views: 35,362
Posted By virulent
I can go along with that. Lord knows the only...

I can go along with that. Lord knows the only reason people are using Macs now a days is soley on the strength of its GUI. Only the geeks are concerned with the fact that its base is built around...
Forum: Breaking News 30th December 2003, 16:26
Replies: 243
Views: 35,362
Posted By virulent
I think the permissions/administrator scheme in...

I think the permissions/administrator scheme in XP is terrible. They tried to make it to much like UNIX I think, but without much forethought. It is, obviously, better than the system used in...
Forum: Breaking News 25th December 2003, 08:04
Replies: 243
Views: 35,362
Posted By virulent
The first thing I want to address is the use of...

The first thing I want to address is the use of the word 'flawlessly' when describing things running well on Linux. I hate it. Why _shouldn't_ it run flawlessly? Is it really necessary to be that...
Forum: Breaking News 26th April 2003, 18:58
Replies: 603
Views: 98,467
Posted By virulent
I like Gentoo because I'm a dork. There, I said...

I like Gentoo because I'm a dork. There, I said it. I love watching programs compile in a little xterm. More than that though, I know that starting from a stage1 install means that every single...
Forum: Breaking News 25th April 2003, 23:56
Replies: 603
Views: 98,467
Posted By virulent
Hah! This thread is still going! Yeah, baby,...

Hah! This thread is still going! Yeah, baby, Linux will never die!

*menical laughter*

On a more serious note, for those of you who feel Linux is a garbage OS.. I'd like to know why it is...
Forum: Breaking News 24th April 2003, 22:45
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By virulent
What record industry slump?

Here (http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0411/p13s02-almp.html) is a very interesting article about the current rise in popularity/sales of independant labels.



Citing these numbers, I don't see how...
Forum: Breaking News 24th April 2003, 18:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By virulent
On top of that, radio is just so damned corperate...

On top of that, radio is just so damned corperate now. Clearchannel owns like every frickin station in the country! They create (and remove, as happened here recently) stations for all the top...
Forum: Breaking News 23rd April 2003, 04:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By virulent
Think of it this way: Songs on the radio aren't...

Think of it this way: Songs on the radio aren't songs, they're advertisments for CDs. Radio stations are nothing but living breathing advertisments for products, namely CDs. This is the way the...
Forum: Breaking News 23rd April 2003, 01:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By virulent
Is the voice of the people finally being heard?

In a quick blurb on page 30 of the May 2003 edition of Popular Science there was mention of Congress concidering passing a bill to allow users of digital media to make copies for home use:


...
Forum: Breaking News 13th February 2003, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By virulent
Ok so.. Iraq has all these weapons we fear he...

Ok so.. Iraq has all these weapons we fear he might use. So, what are we going to do about it? Attack them! Thats right, give them every reason in the world to use those weapons. Throw Americans...
Forum: Breaking News 12th February 2003, 13:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,125
Posted By virulent
US opposition

Ok, this is driving me nuts. I just read three editorials that run in the New York Post, all of which are slamming France. I suppose I don't expect much more than that, but geez.


Lets Boycot...
Forum: Breaking News 4th February 2003, 12:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By virulent
You know, as I get older and more politically...

You know, as I get older and more politically aware Im just waiting for the bombs. Someone please.. just press the button because this is going no where.
Forum: Breaking News 3rd February 2003, 17:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,859
Posted By virulent
They've only messed up 3 times out of 113 tries. ...

They've only messed up 3 times out of 113 tries. I mean, granted a "mess up" means loss of lives, but still thats a damned good track record. 7 lives per try, give or take. Thats a lot of potental...
Forum: Breaking News 3rd February 2003, 17:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By virulent
The UN is as bad as the US Government

Ok. I'm seriously annoyed.



Ok, this is the supidest thing I've ever heard. "Lets decide gobal security in alphabetical order! hyuck hyuck." What the hell is this, 2nd grade? But but, it...
Forum: Breaking News 31st January 2003, 21:52
Replies: 33
Views: 4,114
Posted By virulent
Well thats what I thought it was saying. This...

Well thats what I thought it was saying. This renders cds completly useless for anything but Windows machines that are upgraded to the fullest extent. Sure, you can dick around with wires and...
Forum: Breaking News 31st January 2003, 14:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,114
Posted By virulent
Oh. Oh, ok. I completly misunderstood. Well...

Oh. Oh, ok. I completly misunderstood. Well who uses that garbage anyways? *laughs* I thought it ment a cd would not be playable on a computer at all without MediaPlayer to "unlock it". ...
Forum: Breaking News 30th January 2003, 19:46
Replies: 33
Views: 4,114
Posted By virulent
Im curious as to what this means for anyone not...

Im curious as to what this means for anyone not using a Microsoft OS. Are we supposed to "upgrade" (heh) just to listen to CD's? I don't see how the government could allow one software company to...
Forum: Breaking News 7th January 2003, 12:26
Replies: 38
Views: 5,924
Posted By virulent
Soulseek, beyotch. http://www.slsk.org/

Soulseek, beyotch.

http://www.slsk.org/
Forum: Breaking News 3rd December 2002, 15:28
Replies: 603
Views: 98,467
Posted By virulent
One thing that occured to me while I was fsck'ing...

One thing that occured to me while I was fsck'ing my partitions due the power going out.. again, is something that a lot of people forget about.. fragmentation. Addmittedly I don't know the...
Forum: Breaking News 2nd December 2002, 00:36
Replies: 603
Views: 98,467
Posted By virulent
Re: we agree ?

I'd like to see the numbers on that, please. I don't disagree, Im just curious. Also, you have to give some credit to MS for doing the journaling first with NTFS. ext3 is a pretty good system, but...
Forum: Breaking News 1st December 2002, 03:56
Replies: 114
Views: 21,329
Posted By virulent
Just rebuilt Mozilla 1.2b from source with xft...

Just rebuilt Mozilla 1.2b from source with xft enabled as I couldn't figure out how to make it work with the standard build of 1.2 (which I noticed they've taken off the page for the reasons outlined...
Forum: Breaking News 28th November 2002, 15:11
Replies: 603
Views: 98,467
Posted By virulent
Yeah, those THREE trojans in 2 years really scare...

Yeah, those THREE trojans in 2 years really scare the hell out of me.. windows has 6 in 2001 alone. Come on. The slant of that article is obviously MS-biased. They say Linux is more insecure, but...
Forum: Breaking News 28th November 2002, 15:01
Replies: 114
Views: 21,329
Posted By virulent
d00t! You're right. It said in the release...

d00t!

You're right. It said in the release notes for 1.2 that xft wasn't enabled yet (still). I knew there was *some* sort of support for it, but I thought you had to compile it from source to...
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