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They do not come because they do not care

Posted 01-27-2011 at 05:32 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

Linux captured 2% of the desktop and is not moving anywhere despite all the Ubuntu efforts. It took me long time before I could formulate my understanding of the WHY.

Re: 2%. Some say it is 1% and the other say it is biased. Yet the other say it should be estimated at 5% based on indirect data. My impression is that whenever I run over something that looks both measured and unbiased in the Net, it is 2%. So, let it be 2%. The number does not matter much, what matters is that it is...
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Honored and humbled....

Posted 01-27-2011 at 03:53 AM by peonuser

Was reading the rss where where I saw there was an article about using the parallel port. I had just done one. Decided to click on it to get more info. Low and behold it was my own unfinished instructable. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. in sort of a Gomer Pyle way.
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Red Router

Posted 01-26-2011 at 10:46 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I've just obtained a new router from my ISP after the older one started to have problems. The new one is bigger and uglier, but shares the same webUI.

On the previous router a portscan revealed port 23 for telnet was available, but the router just refused my connection when I tried to connect to it. The newer router only reports two open ports, and they are both for net traffic:
Starting Nmap 5.00 ( ) at 2011-01-20 18:02 EST
Interesting ports on
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Screen 'not connected'? Where's the PVA...

Posted 01-26-2011 at 10:34 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

My screen on my Thinkpad 600 recently died and I believe its backlight has finally given way. While troubleshooting the problem I discovered some very interesting things about my Thinkpad.

It all started with the Thinkpad 600 hardware maintenance manual which I found on the web after a brief google. It contained key combinations that allowed me to access advanced information in the 'Simple' BIOS.

It turns out my Thinkpad is a very modular system, with all modules...
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Slackware-13.1-Hacks-WAV to MP3

Posted 01-26-2011 at 10:20 PM by arniekat

Open a Terminal in the directory with the *.wav files and run this command:

for i in *.wav; do lame "$i" "`basename "$i" .wav`".mp3; done

NOTE-This will create the MP3 files with the same name as the WAV files.
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