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Old 07-19-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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Wattup, everybody!!


Hello linuxquestions.org, and hello (again?) to the world of Linux at large.

We never got to know one another very well. We've been acquainted for several years, I won't be offended if you don't remember me. A couple years ago your nephew, Android, and I became fast friends. He showed me a lot about your family and how you guys work. Then I helped you move all your stuff in with my buddy XP down on Vostro Street and I haven't seen much of you since.. only one of you are ever there at one time!
You seem to get along with Andy really well! That always nice in a family, especially a family that Operates the Systems of so many computers in the world. And your family creed inspires respect and humility.

Andy told me anyone could join your family, that you welcome outsiders. He said you offer the benefits of your family's work to any who choose to use your products. He also said you encourage curiosity and invite anyone to scrutinize the family's ways in pursuit of diversity and improving how your family operates.

I had heard rumors but was still shocked to hear Andy's response when I asked him about the inevitable "catch". I wanted to know what was the price of "admission".. if it sounds too good to be true..

His response was inspired... "I assume you want to know how much money it costs to join the family.. None. There is no cost to join the family. But there is a price for admission.. We expect newbs to be engaged. We expect you to learn and understand our system at least well enough to use it how you need. We understand outsiders have families and jobs and various circumstances that influence how much time they can devote to learning our system, but we do encourage everyone to help others learn along the way whenever possible. We don't charge anyone to use our system but we aren't a company, we are a family."

I almost puked. Then I noticed his face was straight and sincere as any along the crest of Mount Rushmore.

So I thought about it for a while and can't escape my desire to learn Linux and Android


Seriously folks.. My name is Ben Meyer. Long time tech junkie with very varied interests, no kids.. too many hobbies. If you know me from XDA then I'm sorry..lol. I've been fascinated with Android since I picked up my Heroc from BB in 11/09. My growing interest in AOSP has led me to Linux for my desktop/laptop. I have started down the JAVA road a couple times, with very limited success. I have some goals but mostly I just want to get everything sorted out and working properly with Natty on my XPS, then start soaking it in. Undertaking "projects" and learning hands on.

I learned a ton of stuff with the heroc and most of all just got comfortable with a non windows environment. I made some (really cool) theme elements for the Hero and EVO 4G and learned how to use lots of the dev tools. I'm here to read and learn. I want to start learning a few languages, not all at once and not until I am stoopid comfortable with my machine. I'm thinking C++ then JAVA but will be seeking advice from many sources along that way..

I imaged my win7x64 about 48 hours ago and (this was kind of a big deal for me ) installed Natty on my disc, all by its lonesome.
So far most everything works, that I've tried. All the critical stuff is working but I haven't tested everything yet. I believe there are better drivers for my graphics card, haven't tried the webcam, got the fingerprint scanner "working" just not with all the desired functionality.. Everything right now is a learning opportunity

It is a brave world, not exactly new but very...very exciting.




tl;dr? Can you find the typo in this screenshot? It's funny, imo..

first post, no [IMG] So since you can't see it right now I should tell you the screenshot is of this website

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/c...nshot_typo.png

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Old 07-19-2011, 02:58 AM   #2
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Hi, welcome to our friendly little community here at LQ!

I took the liberty to move your thread to intros as there
was no technical question in it :}


Cheers,
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:03 AM   #3
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Hi, welcome to our friendly little community here at LQ!

I took the liberty to move your thread to intros as there
was no technical question in it :}


Cheers,
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Wow.. Sorry about that.

Thanks for the move, Tinkster
 
Old 07-19-2011, 03:12 AM   #4
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Welcome to LQ.

I spotted the typo, BTW: "choosen", right?
 
Old 07-19-2011, 03:15 AM   #5
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Welcome to LQ.

I spotted the typo, BTW: "choosen", right?
No Sir.. I only spotted one and that's not it :P

*edit- lol, I see choosen now

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:53 AM   #6
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I found another mistake: "how-to's".
 
Old 07-19-2011, 09:42 AM   #7
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I found another mistake: "how-to's".
Ah yes, the infamous misplaced apostrophe!
 
Old 07-19-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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I found another mistake: "how-to's".
Well sheesh! I thought I was doing good to have found a typo.. That one makes three!

Third try is a charm folks, can anyone find another?

If someone finds another typo and it's still not the one I'm talking about then I'll reveal it..
 
Old 07-19-2011, 10:53 AM   #9
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Another misplaced apostrophe in the Main Menu section:
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Con't
 
Old 07-19-2011, 11:02 AM   #10
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Another misplaced apostrophe in the Main Menu section:
Hmm..I don't see that one..

But I did just notice the first one I found is duplicated..


Look in the paragraph at the top of the page, and the one at the bottom right. They both say "If it's not in the man pages or the.."

Lol! What are "man pages" and what is their location so I can be sure to avoid them..lol

Thanks for the welcome everyone
 
Old 07-19-2011, 11:07 AM   #11
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Lol! What are "man pages" and what is their location so I can be sure to avoid them..lol
In a shell, enter man <some command>.

"man" is basically short for "manual".

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Another misplaced apostrophe in the Main Menu section:
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Con't
Yeah, that's kind of annoying…IMO it should be "Cont'd" or maybe "Contd.", if anything.

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Old 07-19-2011, 11:22 AM   #12
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In a shell, enter man <some command>.

"man" is basically short for "manual".
Wait wait wait a second..

Are you actually telling me that they "typo" I found wasn't even a typo??


If so then LOL@my.noobtasticness.com!!!

See, I told you guys the one I found was funny, I just didn't realize it was funny because I misunderstood it.
 
  


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