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My new laptop? Maybe? Considering it.

Posted 02-04-2011 at 04:30 PM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)

Acer Aspire TimelineX AS3820TG-6829

13.3" LED Notebook, 3.95 Pounds, 1.01-1.10" Thick
Price: $750 USD

Quick Specs:
i5-480M CPU
AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6550M + Intel HD Switchable GPU
4 GB DDR3 1006 MHz RAM
500 GB 5400 RPM HDD
Dolby Speakers
8 Hours Battery Life (on Intel HD)

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To upgrade or not to upgrade...that is the question.

Posted 02-04-2011 at 01:17 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 02-04-2011 at 07:51 PM by rocket357 (typo)

I've refused to upgrade my workstation at work for years for fear I'd end up with a system that doesn't run OpenBSD very well. We recently had a departure and new hire, but the timeframe between one and the other was a few weeks. In the interim, I decided to test OpenBSD on the departure's brand new machine (it wasn't exactly a "departure", but we'll leave it at that). I now know the answer to the upgrade question...

The old machine was a P4 D with 2 GB RAM and a 250 GB...
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New-Comer's Greeting

Posted 02-04-2011 at 08:55 AM by xeleema (A few bits & bytes)

Greetingz and Welcome to LQ!

I would suggest you familiarize yourself with how to use LQ, which will help you in asking questions. There's a section on "how to post" (I know that sounds really, really low-brow, but hey, even I learned a lot from it).
If you already know how to use BBcode to format a post, you can just skip to the list of supported tags here.

If you've never used a Linux command line before, here's a few links to help you move around...
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My first "FOSS hack"

Posted 02-04-2011 at 04:16 AM by MrCode
Updated 02-04-2011 at 04:17 AM by MrCode

I was mildly annoyed at the fact that LTris only lets you choose between 50, 100, 200, and no limit (as many frames as the system can render at a time) as FPS options, so I took the liberty of changing:

switch ( config.fps ) {
    case 1: fps_delay = 20; break;
    case 2: fps_delay = 10; break;
    case 3: fps_delay = 5; break;

switch ( config.fps ) {
    case 1: fps_delay = 17; break;
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Creating a virtual disk to "hide" files

Posted 02-02-2011 at 10:32 PM by binary_pearl

One of the many neat things you can do in Linux is to create a "virtual disk" (which is really just a file), and you can add other files to it. We use this at work to store an xml file into a virtual disk that are xen virtual machines use when booting to configure themselves. But you could also use this as a way
to more-or-less hide files.

So first: Create the virtual disk (The exmaple creates a 10MB disk) :
`dd if=/dev/zero of=/root/name_of_virtual_disk...
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