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Something a little less "deep", and more "practical" (well, to me at least)

Posted 08-30-2010 at 08:33 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 08:32 PM by MrCode
Tags flash, linux, rant

Sometimes when I see someone watching an HD video with the embedded (*shudder*) Flash player on a website, I just want to say someting like, "Do you have any idea how many CPU cycles are being burned up just to play that video??".

If I want to watch a video on YouTube (or some other video-hosting website) that offers a higher vertical resolution than 480p, I use my fancy little DownloadHelper FF plugin and just download it. Then I can play it with GNOME MPlayer, which has...
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Why are text input boxes so small for forums?

Posted 08-30-2010 at 05:50 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I hate this.

It does not really matter which forum you go to, even Linux Questions is at fault here.

You go to type a post, and are provided with a pokey[1] small text box to do it in that is smaller than the Microsoft Windows EULA textbox above the 'I agree' button ( and that is small! ). Why? Just why? you're better off writing your post in a text editor such as Leafpad and then copying the text into the box.

Even on what is considered the smallest...
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Step By Step Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) LAMP Server Setup

Posted 08-30-2010 at 01:43 AM by sridhar11

In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache,MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature,exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you donít have to install and integrate each of the four separate LAMP components.

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The other F Bomb

Posted 08-29-2010 at 02:13 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 08-29-2010 at 09:50 PM by Kenny_Strawn


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Interesting Parts of the Windows 7 EULA

Posted 08-29-2010 at 01:54 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I like to read the Windows 7 EULA, it it hilariously bad for the user in nearly every way, and yet I remain unaffected. It is the same sort of feeling you get when you see signs offering antivirus subscription for only a set period of time and for hundreds of dollars, safe with the thought you will never need such software.

For accuracy reasons, I'm using the Windows 7 Ultimate N English PDF available through the Microsoft website. Also, EULA = End User Licence Agreement
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