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Back to hacking?

Posted 10-20-2010 at 01:45 PM by peonuser

Put a new point on my soldering iron. of course it will have to be properly prepared before soldering. Doing research on schematics of projects I would like to build. I know nothing about electronics, but I get along some how. Then again Edison did not either.
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Keeping it Simple

Posted 10-20-2010 at 11:00 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

You know you're in trouble when you have an operating system which is at the pinnacle of technology and championed by a very vocal group; which has the support of thousands of developers from around the world; which is supported by a body which aims to "protect and standardise". Welcome to the would of Linux.

If someone stopped me on the street and asked me what the biggest problem was with Linux, I would instantly say that the fragmentation in place is muzzling progress....
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Tar progress bar for scripts

Posted 10-20-2010 at 01:55 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 10-20-2010 at 01:57 AM by lumak

I use SlackBuild scripts a lot and the typical standard is to use the verbose option to print all the file names as they are extracted. This is annoying. However there really isn't a progress bar for tar... or is there?!

Well if we knew the number of files in the tar file we could probably calculate the percentage progress of the file list, but that would take too much time... Thankfully there is --checkpoint

So, outside the script, you find the general number of...
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Firefox 4 supposedly codenamed Minefield

Posted 10-19-2010 at 05:53 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

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I Love...Adobe?

Posted 10-19-2010 at 02:31 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

That's right. A company who many in the Linux world consider fashionable to hate, is one which commands respect from me. Why? Well the reason is that Adobe actually gives a damn. I know, I know, Flash is a bit of a horror show at times, but the fact that it is available on all major operating systems (even OpenSolaris for those poor fans who are left).

But most importantly, the fact that Adobe supplies a dedicated repository for Ubuntu and Fedora users shows again that Adobe cares....
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