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RE: Ram Queery
Do you have a 64 bit CPU? If you do, you might be able to use all 4 GB. The reason you can't with a 32 bit CPU is that those 32 bits can only address 4 GB of total ram- and some of the ram that needs to be addressed is video ram. Many hardware devi...
VerteTech Talk02-05-2008 at 03:42 PM
RE: Firefox being very slow :(
While I dislike the plugin architecture (there's not enough isolation, the WMA plugin on Windows is crashtastic, and the adobe flash plugin is yuck, but neither should *ever* be able to crash the browser if the interface is defined properly), I'd ...
VerteTech Talk02-05-2008 at 03:19 PM
RE: Building an OS
The steps for an APT-based (like Ubuntu) system are something like this: 1. Get the packages you want to install. If you've already installed them, they may still be on your system, in the apt-cache, which should be /var/cache/apt/archives. 2. Set u...
VerteTech Talk02-05-2008 at 03:01 PM
RE: MS + Yahoo vs. Google
I was trying to say "Imagine the quality of products if they had that many developers!", the punch line is that they do.
VerteTech Talk02-05-2008 at 03:28 AM
RE: Building an OS
Exactly the same, just a different set of base packages (most likely fewer to remove). You can remove them quite easily. If you're clever, you can do that without even looking at the command line. It doesn't matter which you pick if you're only g...
VerteTech Talk02-05-2008 at 03:24 AM
RE: MS + Yahoo vs. Google
Phwoar. $44.6 bn. If you could invest that and get only 7% PA (which is pretty pathetic if you can afford huge hedge funds), that'd buy 31,000 developers on $100k. Just imagine the software you could write with that kind of power. Shame Microsoft h...
VerteTech Talk02-04-2008 at 01:57 PM
RE: Building an OS
Get yourself an in depth APT/dpkg manual, especially if you're starting from Ubuntu. There is bound to be one on the Debian site.
VerteTech Talk02-04-2008 at 01:20 PM
RE: Looking for assistance installung Ubuntu
Which GRUB stage fails? And could you please explain the dummy IDE drive a bit more? In the native boot, are you setting your USB drive bootable, or using GRUB on your internal disk to select it? PS, do you make sure your USB drive is unmounted befor...
VerteTech Talk01-12-2008 at 05:53 AM
RE: Australia
I agree. The new IR laws are an attempt to strengthen the economy, of course. It works like this: employer gets employees on AWAs, with less net pay per year. => company can hire more employees on the same cash or the same number of employees for le...
VerteGeneral Chit Chat01-02-2008 at 03:42 AM
RE: Australia
I would suggest, if any party disagrees, no agreement should take place. An employee should be able to get all the benefits required to be offered under the previous laws, and they can decide whether or not they stay based on the pay. Employees cert...
VerteGeneral Chit Chat01-01-2008 at 06:19 AM
RE: The return of Netscape?
Firefox rant: Firefox used to crash sometimes for me. Not regularly, but sometimes. It was almost always while viewing WMP or QT content, so I put it down to those plugins, and that there isn't enough isolation between the browser and the plugin. Th...
VerteTech Talk01-01-2008 at 05:30 AM
RE: Australia
You're probably talking about Jabiluka. Which is not aboriginal-specific, of course. Federal governments often make decisions regarding mining material or the placement of refuse sites or power plants over the heads of local owners of the land. It...
VerteGeneral Chit Chat12-30-2007 at 01:49 AM
RE: How old is your PC?
My laptop is 6 or so years old. IBM Thinkpad T20 Debian GNU (with the Hurd on GNU Mach) Intel Pentium III 800 MHz, 256 MB ram, s3 savage graphics, with 8 MB on board 12 GB HD that needs to be replaced :) My desktop is 17 years old. Apple Macintosh LC...
VerteGeneral Chit Chat12-30-2007 at 01:08 AM
RE: need some help finding a laptop
Better stack floating point performance? Cleaner virtualisation architecture? Maybe it's something to do with pipeline depth, power usage, or I/O? Maybe it's an ideological thing? Why 64 bit? Maybe he'd like to be using it once 64 bit application...
VerteTech Talk12-30-2007 at 12:06 AM
RE: 32-bit bmp :/
There's no real standard interpretation for 32 bit- the alpha channel could be the first or the last channel! In fact, this is a known problem when working with different image libraries. Anyway, for image conversion you can't really beat image mag...
VerteTech Talk12-24-2007 at 10:23 AM
RE: FireFox 3.0 Beta!
One thing I hear they have cleaned up is the memory usage of Firefox on Xorg- Firefox 3 no longer frobs the X server, leaking render buffers. It's about time- a few [5? 6?] days of normal usage crash Firefox and X on my Thinkpad.
VerteTech Talk11-24-2007 at 11:31 AM
RE: Sarching for a new router.
d-link > linksys anyday. Just from personal experience, which admittedly is not much. d-link was a breeze to set up- reset to factory settings, refresh your DHCP, lock it down, and you're there. No need to even look at it again, which is how it sho...
VerteTech Talk11-04-2007 at 09:57 AM
RE: Will Gutsy work on my ThinkPad T20 if I...
It's surprising just how different the Unix-like operating systems can be. I thought I knew the answer, and I was wrong. But, this should be what you're looking for. http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/prevent-xorg-from-sta rting-in-linux/
VerteTech Talk11-04-2007 at 09:21 AM
RE: USB 3.0 - Oo
No, it can transfer 4.8 Gb per second. That's ~600 MB/s for those not mathematically inclined. Very fast nonetheless.
VerteTech Talk10-29-2007 at 02:19 AM
RE: gutsy gibbon
While I generally disagree that GUIs are easier, it is depressing just how lacking documentation can be on text configuration. True, things are *mostly* self documenting, but it is always the edge cases that are a pain in the ass. EDIT: Actually, I ...
VerteTech Talk10-29-2007 at 01:29 AM
RE: gutsy gibbon
My difficulty there is getting decent command-line pdf viewers :)
VerteTech Talk10-27-2007 at 10:48 AM
RE: gutsy gibbon
fvwm > compiz! Got to say that annotate feature looks handy, though.
VerteTech Talk10-27-2007 at 10:00 AM
RE: Would you rather...
Troll, much? What does it mean these days, anyway, "PC/Mac"? Are we talking about operating system? Are we talking about hardware? Are we talking about companies? If we are talking about operating system, there are several operating systems for x86...
VerteTech Talk10-15-2007 at 03:41 AM
RE: Which actually HURTS?
And here is my point about measurement. Because dead skin has a high resistance, touching your finger to a battery is like putting a pair of 10k ohm resistors in series with the battery. So, the voltage across the live skin is also significantly low...
VerteTech Talk10-15-2007 at 03:33 AM
RE: New Computer/Laptop
Well, I don't know what you plan to use these for, because that's probably the defining factor. I have had my ThinkPad for a long, long time, and don't see myself replacing it any time in the future [unless I get something with a tagged TLB to do ...
VerteTech Talk10-13-2007 at 05:36 AM
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