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Ubuntu 10.10, Android Make It On PCWorld's Top 100 List For 2010

Posted 11-20-2010 at 07:48 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-21-2010 at 12:06 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Fixed spelling typo)

I just recently got a new PCWorld magazine (my mother has a subscription) in the mail. In it was the annual Top 100 list. Here's what I found:

I looked all through the list, and finally found Ubuntu 10.10 at the end of it. That's pretty impressive, but why #100? I would expect more from PCW in all respects. However, the fact that Ubuntu made it at all says that Ubuntu (and Linux in general) is enough to make me excited.

Ubuntu in all respects is extremely easy to use,...
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Hugin - create panorama pictures

Posted 11-20-2010 at 11:19 AM by jere21
Updated 11-20-2010 at 11:42 AM by jere21

Code:
aptitude install hugin autopano-sift-c
autopano-sift-c is suggested, but only available from debian-multimedia.org, because patent pending in US.

1. Load images
  1. Rotate camera when making pictures
  2. Load images
  3. HFOV(v): 45 degrees (Nokia N95). General: ~50° (landscape photos), ~40° (portrait photos)
  4. Align
  5. Preview Window: Projection Rectilinear (or ? Panorama (Cylindrical))
  6. Preview Window: Autocrop
  7. Edit: Fine-tune all points
  8. Edit: Optimize
  9. Create Panorama
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Sorting pictures, removing duplicates

Posted 11-20-2010 at 08:37 AM by jere21
Updated 02-03-2012 at 03:49 PM by jere21

EDIT 2012-02-03:
In Debian I just discovered "duff". A tool to find duplicate files
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All files with their md5sum
Code:
find . -type f -exec md5sum '{}' ';' > pics_complete.txt
Lists with only md5sum, once with duplicates removed
Code:
cat pics_complete.txt | sed -r "s|^(.*) .*|\1|"| sort > pics_sorted.txt
cat pics_complete.txt | sed -r "s|^(.*) .*|\1|"| sort -u > pics_sorted-uniq.txt
md5sum...
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Hello, I am Dr. Eliza.

Posted 11-19-2010 at 04:11 PM by peonuser
Updated 11-19-2010 at 04:12 PM by peonuser

I was thinking about the old game Eliza the therapist, that has been around forever. Might be interesting to update the code with a bit more sophisticated code that used AI. Then of course you have to install sphinx and festival or epeak. If you do all that then you could make a paper mache head using servos to control the mouth and other parts for some interesting fun. Ten times better than the toy on the Craig Fergy show.

Found some turkey pepperoni rounds. I see turkey pizza for...
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Installation Story of Linux on AMD K6-3 & MoBo K6XV3+/66

Posted 11-18-2010 at 02:45 PM by floppy_stuttgart
Updated 02-04-2012 at 04:05 PM by floppy_stuttgart (Project improves)

Start 18.11.2010
Hello there,
I have an old computer and try to install a quick operating system on it (run today with Win98 and some patches from Win98SE for making runnning the USB WLAN adapter).
I installed PuppyLinux, but the net access was too long (ndiswrapper with the AVM Fritz WLAN usb adapter worked fine).
Now I installed Damnsmalllinux as frugal version on the HDD.
By loading the Win98 and WinXP drivers, error messages came up with ndiswrapper; the wlan is...
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