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Posted 08-18-2010 at 07:40 AM by brianL
Updated 08-18-2010 at 07:41 AM by brianL
Tags arm

Sent an email to NewIT, and got a reply. Apparently the latest batch of plugs have a "slightly different processor" (no details given), and that has meant them having to make adjustments to "the images they supply on the units and SD cards" (a modified Ubuntu 9.04, etc). So I should get it next week. Fingers crossed. I don't know how or if this change to the processor will affect installing ARMedslack. It's a wait and see situation.
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Torrent Search - Torrent searching application for the Gnome desktop environment

Posted 08-18-2010 at 04:32 AM by sridhar11

Torrent Search is a torrent searching application for the Gnome desktop environment. It looks for torrent files on different websites, and allows the user to filter the results, making it very easy to find the torrent you want.

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ISP speed lies!

Posted 08-18-2010 at 03:06 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 01:30 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 09:12 PM by sag47
Updated 08-17-2010 at 11:40 PM by sag47
Tags security

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:
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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