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The Hugo Awards, 6: 1960, Starship Troopers

Posted 06-15-2009 at 08:03 AM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 12:17 PM by chexmix

... and so we come to Heinlein again (and not for the last time, either), and a book that has come to be known as "controversial," Starship Troopers.

Given what I'd read about this novel, and my mixed feelings about some of Heinlein's work (and especially the really doctrinaire stuff), I expected to be utterly revolted by Starship Troopers. And it didn't happen.

There is actually plenty to like about this book: the narrator, Johnny Rico, is a likable enough...
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Posted 06-15-2009 at 03:16 AM by mudherm

LQ should be a good place to record my challenges with Linux. I'm starting out with Slackware 12.2.

I've setup software RAID and installed Firebird as the SQL database.

I've also installed Tomcat. Next step is to link Appache and tomcat but I'd really like to try Slackware64 so am wary about doing too much before that.
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Upgrade multiple debian systems with Approx

Posted 06-15-2009 at 01:29 AM by sridhar11

Approx is an HTTP-based Debian archive server. It fetches packages from remote repositories on demand, and caches them for local use.Approx saves time and network bandwidth if you need to install or upgrade Debian software for a number of machines on a local network.

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Screen Manages multiple sessions on one terminal

Posted 06-15-2009 at 01:28 AM by sridhar11

Screen is a program that allows you to have multiple logins on one terminal. It is useful in situations where you are telnetted into a machine or connected via a dumb terminal and want more than just one login.screen-profiles includes a set of profiles for the GNU screen window manager. These profiles are quite useful on server machines which are not running a graphical desktop.

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Clonezilla Live

Posted 06-12-2009 at 03:29 PM by archtoad6

I lead the Samba & Network Administration SIG (Special Interest Group) at HAL-PC ( here in Houston. For the last few sessions we have been in a "Disaster Recovery Arc" -- trying out various Free Software/Open Source bare metal back-up & restore software. Last Saturday, June 6, 2009, one of our members gave an excellent presentation on Clonezilla Live.

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