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New toys.

Posted 12-29-2010 at 10:01 AM by peonuser

Well now that what used to be called Russia is mandated to use linux, will we go from an arms or space race to a linux race? Food for thought...

Anyway the Insignia Infocast 8 inch tablet was on sale for sixty seven dollars, I had to get it. I have not opened the box yet. Lots of other things to do. If the browser still works with it, it will be a possible replacement for the ipad and or ipad touch.

Got a 1g switch for xmas. Needed that. My brother gave me his old linksys...
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Kindle for PC? Why do you mock me?!?!

Posted 12-29-2010 at 09:50 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Last night I decided to try out Kindle for PC (I'm thinking about purchasing an ebook reader and I'm having trouble deciding between the "liquid ink"-based Kindle and the touchscreen LCD nook). I get the PC software up and running on my WinXP machine at home, and make a startling discovery...Books in the "Popular Classics" section of the Kindle Store are...wait for it...completely free! Every page had half a dozen or so books that make me go "Hey! I remember reading that...
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Root access through XMnager

Posted 12-28-2010 at 10:48 PM by jezeer

I am using RHEL 5, and I have configured VNCServer & Xmanager. I can able to login through XManager using other user names but not from root. How can i grant access to root ?
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Fun with prime numbers

Posted 12-28-2010 at 03:26 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 12-28-2010 at 04:34 PM by rocket357

When I was in college I wrote a silly benchmark to test different programming languages. The task was to brute-force calculate the first 150,000 prime numbers. I wrote the program in C, C++, Java, Perl, and Python. I fudged an optimization on them all (the optimization: only run division calculations up to sqrt(n) for a given prime candidate n...since sqrt is costly to calculate, I used n/3 (a horrid estimate, I know...but it still cuts out quite a few tests)). Recently I got a chance to discuss...
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My eye hurts. And I have a cold. Dang.

Posted 12-28-2010 at 03:41 AM by lupusarcanus (Lone Wolf)

It literally feels like I'm crying. But I'm not. Doesn't hurt too awful much, but it does make it harder to see stuff.
(Side note: What an awful picture. I'm tired, don't feel good -- and it's late at night. On a positive note, I totally look like a deer caught in headlights.)
Other than this weird "thing" (pink eye maybe?), I got the usual cold. I sure don't hope my job application gets accepted and I have to go in there feeling like this.
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