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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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pram posted:

Windows 7 EOL is jan 2015 lmfao

count the days till windows 8 end of extended support, january 10, 2023

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Sniep posted:

your fuckin kiddin me lol

i thought XP just like expired or something, wasn't that released over a decade ago? how can xp get a million years of life but 7 gets killed so fast?

end of main support is next year, end of extended support is 2020

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Shaggar posted:

but who cares you're only ever gonna go in there to ping and traceroute.

or to work with the product we're developing at work :smith:

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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only free if your time is worthless etc etc

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Shaggar posted:

idk what systemd is but it must be good if its making greybeards quit Linux.

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/

quote:

Spelling

Yes, it is written systemd, not system D or System D, or even SystemD. And it isn't system d either. Why? Because it's a system daemon, and under Unix/Linux those are in lower case, and get suffixed with a lower case d. And since systemd manages the system, it's called systemd. It's that simple. But then again, if all that appears too simple to you, call it (but never spell it!) System Five Hundred since D is the roman numeral for 500 (this also clarifies the relation to System V, right?). The only situation where we find it OK to use an uppercase letter in the name (but don't like it either) is if you start a sentence with systemd. On high holidays you may also spell it sstmd. But then again, Systme D is not an acceptable spelling and something completely different (though kinda fitting).


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Soricidus posted:

grandma logging onto ubuntu forums to ask for help configuring her text editor

because it's also her email client

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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how emblematic of linux in general is it that this thread devolves into caremad argument posting every 3 pages

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Cocoa Crispies posted:

*bing*bong* your dumb opinion is being paged to return to http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3564747 *bing*bong*

lol that thread

current topic: all users a special snowflakes UGH

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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yo what's an lunix that scales well on retina, want to try one out

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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pram posted:

try installing apple operating system x 10.10 yosemite op

way ahead of u

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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bobbilljim posted:

trick question, linux doesnt scale well on any device

lol even microsoft could unfuck themselves long enough to get it done :cmon:

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Gazpacho posted:

linux should install with /bin/sh as pid 1

yospos should install with :frogout: as pid 1

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Suspicious Dish posted:

That's like building a new website to siphon the idiots away from Slashdot. Slashdot is already the dumb headquarters.

dont' explain the joke

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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BobHoward posted:

(if you don't know who lkcl is i, uh, well. the rabbit hole's deep and i really don't want to effortpost it. let's just say that if lkcl gets himself wormed into the devuan project in a big way they are doomed to flame out in an even more entertaining fashion than they already are)

someone effortpost this because it sounds hilarious

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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BobHoward posted:

to give you a taste, as a fresh new guy he got hired to work on samba and went off to the land of oz. however he turned out to be a terrible coder who poisoned everything he touched. he was also the kind of terrible which believes its poo poo doesn't stink, in fact it's a perfect diamond why are you trying to wreck samba by hating on me and my work, you people who actually matter to the project and want me to fix my poo poo!!!

eventually he alienated the real leaders so much they revoked his cvs access and, after a few rounds of him starting flamewars, booted him from the mailing lists too. iirc the triggering event for cvs revocation was lkcl threatening to take out patents on key bits of samba and then use them to destroy the project, because he wasn't getting his way

he tried to fork the project but his fork petered out and went nowhere (because it was actually being run by lkcl)

i assume that ever since then he's been persona non grata in any reasonably large project, but he's got a knack for appearing to be competent so he's been able to infect minor projects on the periphery now and then

his current obsession is open source hardware, taken to stallman levels of open source purity. he's got this idea that what the world wants is computers-inna-pcmcia-card (google eoma-68) so that you can swap your cpu/dram/flash module between notebook, tablet, and desktop shells, and he's just the man to do it. see the arm-netbook archives for the most recent debacle, i especially recommend may/june 2014 and the interactions with aaron j. seigo

the problem with digging too deep on this guy is that it becomes :smith: because you realize that, mixed in with funny dunning-kruger arrogance, he's almost certainly got untreated mental health problems of the kind which keep him from seeking effective help

ah yes, the "if you won't let me blow holes in the hull i swear i'll sink the ship" kind

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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keyvin posted:

Windows 10 comes out next year. I am going to wait and see if it is the worlds best OS before making any hasty purchasing decisions.

i can tell you with certainty that it will not be.

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Mr Dog posted:

never ascribe to malevolence...

...that which can be explained by your posting

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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as long as every option is exposed. more choice = better than

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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m'linux

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Mr Dog posted:

please don't use ubanto :(

consider the fact that linuxbeards barely even agree on the color of the sky and yet every shameful linux user itt other than shadowhawk agrees that ubuntu is a bad linux

what is a good linux

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Mr Dog posted:

http://pdp11.aiju.de/

well, minimal is certainly one word to describe old unix.

the sad thing is, as bad as autotools are the alternatives are all worse. at least autotools can be used to automatically build software for packaging without an inordinate amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth.

lol western electric, there's a name i haven't heard in a while

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Notorious b.s.d. posted:

how can i type ctrl into the emulator

when i hit ^h and ^w the browser intercepts my keystrokes

i don't think you can, # overwrites a character, @ a line

http://aiju.de/code/pdp11/faq

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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theadder posted:

post ur fatness level itt op

you might say it's over




































































































200 pounds

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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so is the next ubuntu the one with the ~*~revolutionary new display server~*~ or did that get canceled or what

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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ah yes, noted upholder of freedom and privacy, the phone system

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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im the photorealistic padlock next to the cartoon speaker

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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computer toucher posted:

no it doesn't, install SmoothMouse to see why.

it actually does

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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my thinkpad has a thunderbolt port

well that's my story

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Suspicious Dish posted:

lmao i just checked. the "Help" menu has an "Is this copy of Windows legal?" option

more anti counterfeit devices than a god damned $100 bill

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Software.aspx#Packaging

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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lol is it 2002 in here or something?

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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eschaton posted:

somebody needs to re-read The X-Windows Disaster


not related but found this on the same site:

http://www.art.net/~hopkins/Don/unix-haters/nevrstep/blow-jobs.html

quote:

Blow Jobs

Sorry, but an obsolete version of Unix isn't going to save Apple.

ahahahahahahahahah oh god i'm dying

e: in before "it didn't, steve jobs did"

yeah, but it's still funny okay

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Suspicious Dish posted:

jesus christ, why do you guys think i'm so old. i'm 22. i graduated high school in 2010.

same, op

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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SYSV Fanfic posted:

I have a 7870. Catalyst renders nethack at a full 60fps.

but can it run crysis :xd:

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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the drivers for a wifi card i had used a deprecated kernel macro so i had to edit the source and recompile every time i wanted to install it

welp that's my realtek story

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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shyduck posted:

so i just installed mint 17.1 on my macbook air but i can't seem to get the keyboard backlight to work. i tried googling the problem but couldn't find a solid answer. anybody else have this issue?

also is mint even a good os to really use if i want to learn linux but also not have to worry about everything breaking? i'm still new-ish to this

edit: i get breaking it is part of learning but i don't want to have to deal with a headache every time i update something

virtualbox is your friend acquantance

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Notorious b.s.d. posted:

what the gently caress is the linux obsession with package counts? why the gently caress do beardos get so mad about the number of bytes their software takes up?

the most "bloated" linux desktops are measured in hundreds of megabytes. i have thumb drives big enough to run an entire gnome AND have kde installed AND maybe xfce. you know, the kinds of thumb drives people give away for free at conferences and festivals

i kinda understood the "bloat" thing back in floppy days but then CDs got cheap and i stopped caring, forever. "bloat" was a dumb concept 15 years ago, now it's so far beyond dumb i don't even have a word for it

no, you see, if programmers would actually optimize properly we could all still be using pentium IIIs with 256mb of ram

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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cthulhoo posted:

nonono












wait for it










arch
http://keithcu.com/wordpress/?p=3641

best part is how this retard literally charred his garbage craptop while compiling something on it

quote:

In spite of my problems, Im very glad I dont need to mess with the Windows or Mac world. They are more bloated, yet more constrained. The Linux desktop has plenty of workitems, but it advances everywhere. Im surprised Arch is only the 9th most popular version of Linux on Distrowatch. However, if you add in Manjaro and Antergos, it would be #2. (I recommend people run Antergos rather than Manjaro, if they dont want to install from the command line as it uses the official Arch repositories.)

lol

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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Notorious b.s.d. posted:

suspicious dish is like 17

17 year old prodigy programmer dreams in code

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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tell him the context is "a shitposting computer forum on a comedy website"

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Jul 10, 2010

by VideoGames

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CPColin posted:

The best part of my resume-building experience happened when I installed TeXstudio and its package didn't bring in any of the necessary dependencies for it to be able to generate PDF files. Then the UI have useless messages and nothing ever suggested installing the extra packages until I'd Googled it for an hour.

Then I didn't write any of that down, so I'll get to go through it all again, next time I reinstall.

Oh, also I turned down the job offer.

mactex/texshop supremacy

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