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Posted 03-01-2016 at 06:02 AM by peonuser

Thinking back oh so many years ago when the internet was not universal yet and everyone used dial-up bulletin board systems to communicate with. There was a lot of messaging as there is today. When it came to file transfer, that was another story.

At that time, the only way to download a binary file was to download a file full of hex data. The hex data ascii file was then converted to the binary file. There was no error checking so that if you have line noise and extraneous...
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Better late than never...

Posted 02-26-2016 at 10:43 AM by GazL (GazL's Gazette)
Updated 01-31-2017 at 10:39 AM by GazL

Someone else recently posted about having an epiphany. After over 20 years of UNIXing, I've had an epiphany. It's a very small one, but my life will never be the same again. Let me share it with you...

Lets say you've got a shell variable called VAR, and set it to a value:

Now, I'm sure you all know what an echo ${VAR} will result in, but there are also two other very useful expansions that allow you to remove a prefix or suffix:...
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Opera Presto had the best GUI ever. Ever.

Posted 02-21-2016 at 11:27 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

I can't speak anything about the web-rendering part, which seemed at very least okay, in pair with firefox and chrome, if not somewhat better, sometimes. Even there the GUI alone could give it an edge sometimes as it had a button where you could choose to display/download no image at all, only display already cached images, or operate normally. Other browsers may even have that function, but it's hidden deeper in a less customizable GUI.

And customization was so easy and powerfull....
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AndEX (Android-x86) 5.1.1 Lollipop with GAPPS and kernel 4.4.0 – Build 160215

Posted 02-16-2016 at 09:57 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 02-17-2016 at 03:35 AM by exton (MORE INFO)

NEWS 160215: Build 151010 has been replaced by Build 160215, which is totally error-free and has some extra features.

MORE NEWS 160215
My new build of Android-x86 Lollipop 5.1.1 has GAPPS pre-installed. I.e. Google Play Services, Google Play Store, Maps, YouTube and more apps. The ISO is called android-x86-lollipop-5.1.1-exton-kernel4.4-mesa-507mb-160215.iso. AndEX 160215 is totally error-free. For installing new apps you shall always use Google Play Store in AndEX Build 160215....
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Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Build 9 with GAPPS, kernel 4.4.0-exton-android-x86, Bluetooth (working!) and Mesa 10.5.9

Posted 02-14-2016 at 08:28 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 02-14-2016 at 08:29 AM by exton

Android-x86 KitKat 4.4.4 Exton build 160214, version 9, is a ready!

I’ve added Mesa (3D Graphics Library) 10.5.9 for better Graphic performance. The system can run live (from CD or a USB stick) on almost all laptops (and some Desktop computers). You can easily install the system to your hard drive and install new apps. You can also install new apps while running the system live. Google Play Store and Aptoide App Manager are pre-installed so you can just make your choices…...
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