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ISP speed lies!

Posted 08-18-2010 at 02:06 AM by rich_c

I just read an article about how ISPs 'exaggerate' line speeds by claiming an average of 6.7mbps whereas the reality is around 3-4 on average. It kinda reminded me of going into an electrical store and buying some sort of HiFi/music related kit. They'll claim the amp will deliver 100 watts for example. Yeah. Peak to peak! I can't remember the exact formula for converting PP to a more 'realistic' measurement but I seem to recall the answer was somewhere around 2/3 - 1/2 of the claimed figure....
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The Toolkit Wars 2.0: GTK+ 3.0 vs. Qt 4 vs. Clutter

Posted 08-18-2010 at 12:30 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Now that GTK+ 2.90 (a.k.a. 3.0 Beta) is out, we now have three head-to-head toolkits, all with advanced graphics, to deal with. How do these toolkits stack up? That's up to your comments.

To start it with my opinion: I would put Clutter at the top, followed by Qt and lastly GTK+. The reason for this is that Cairo (being the drawing API in GTK+) is 2D instead of 3D, and we all know that's really old fashioned. Qt in contrast actually allows for 3D acceleration while Clutter is built...
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3 easy ways to create ridiculous passwords

Posted 08-17-2010 at 08:12 PM by sag47
Updated 08-17-2010 at 10:40 PM by sag47
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A password can be easy to create if you use the right devices to remember it.

Method number 1: use a sentence
For example your password could be a sentence:
Code:
Ilovemydogfoofie
Dictionary attacks only work if your password is a single word. For that previous password a dictionary attack wouldn't work so a cracker would either have to resort to rainbow tables or brute force.

Method number 2: start and end all passwords with the same sequence....
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post 3

Posted 08-17-2010 at 05:47 PM by gnyrfta

Well, I got to about day 6 in "learnC# in 3 weeks", then I had to return the book. Now I am in a different town and they don't have the book at the library. As I am too cheap to buy it and really didn't think any of the other C# books at the library looked at all appealing, I decided to borrow "learn Java in 3 weeks" instead.

So now i am on day 5.

Java gives me a bit of a headache, but I think I will become friends with it with time.
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xrandr multi

Posted 08-17-2010 at 01:16 PM by jere21
Updated 08-17-2010 at 02:47 PM by jere21

/usr/local/bin/xrandr_TV_dual.sh:
Code:
xrandr \
  --output LVDS1 --mode 1280x800 --primary \
  --output TV1 --mode 640x480 --rate 25 --right-of LVDS1 --set mode PAL
/usr/local/bin/xrandr_VGA_dual.sh:
Code:
#If command fails, readd mode and try again
xrandr \
  --output LVDS1 --mode 1280x800 \
  --output VGA1 --mode 1280x1024 --rate 75 --above LVDS1 --primary ||
(
xrandr --newmode 1280x1024 138.75  1280 1368 1504 1728  1024 1027 1034
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