85 posts • joined 4 Apr 2007
Hardware hardware hardware
It is all about the hardware. Many machines that run XP just fine won't run 7 and above. I have a nice IBM Celaron 512 meg machine, perfectly fine hardware. No way you can install 7 on less then 1 gig and expect it to work and totally forget 8 for the same and so many other reasons. So I'd have to buy new hardware just to run something I really don't want. Maybe put Puppy on it :)
I run openSUSE on my main machine with XP in a Virtual Box using 512meg. That is about the max I want to take from the host. I only have 2 gig on that machine so to go to 7 I'd have to drop at least a gig if not 2 into that machine. Since all the mem slots are taken that means totally new RAM.
It is all about the hardware
(Until the Singularity, I guess. Then they could start running some *really* cool games.)
At last a use for IBM's Watson. Ultimate DM
Since from the point of view of a photon there is zero distance between objects and the universe has stopped. It shows that relativity like quantum mechanics just is a limit to what us electromagnetic beings can measure. Yes think about it everything we know is from electromagnetic fields. Bang you hand on a table that is the result of electrons repelling one another.
Relativity is based on the fact that we must use electromagnetic things to measure the universe and are thus restricted to the speed of light which cause distortions in our measurements. Like quantum mechanics is limited because we can not measure things exactly because we change what we measure by measuring it. So both are more a statement of our ability to measure the world then the true nature of the world.
Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle
Please write on the blackboard 100 times
WEATHER IS NOT CLIMATE
What ever happened happened already about the time we humans were crawling out of the caves.
Tulips any one
A Dutchman told me they are a great investment
NVIDIA as been slow getting drivers for the newer kernels out the door. Try getting the newest driver and I thing you want the 02 flavor for that card 03 is for newer cards. Install the hard way or wait a bit for the repos to catch up.
When riding the cutting edge expect to bleed
Re: Win8 to Linux Alert
At least on openSUSE UEFI on most machines works fine even in most cases with secure boot. But unfortunately the Hardware people have not uniformly used standard UEFI specs. So It can be difficult on some hardware. But then again it can be hard to install Windows 7 on them also and Win 7 does not support secure boot.
BTW it is Linux not Linus
Re: @Matt The big wrinkle is still there
Linux is COMMUNITY supported. If you are part of the community you need to report problems a way to payback the free software you got. Even if you are not a coder or power user. reporting things helps all and is little cost to you.
If you have done several version upgrades with the same configuration files often wiping the configs will fix thing. Yes config file structures do change over time and an upgrade may miss the odd setup you have.
A word about BTRFS
Looks like it is the making of a good file system. But there are some caveats . As shipped the snapshot feature is on so backup snaps are taken hourly. Thus you need to allow extra space. how much is still a question, and depends on you usage, but you should allow at least 2X the space you plan to use to be safe. Snapshots can be turned off and there are other adjustment that can be made but it is on by default. Also the space used does not yet show up in the standard Linux tools so you can be surprised to run out of space when the normal tools show plenty.
Just a word of warning
Re: I want to quit my addiction to Microsoft products...
Ir comes with Libra Office which should handle most legacy MS Office docs. You maybe able to run older versions of MSOffice in wine and there is always VirtualBox to run Windows if you really need it.
Pros are that you are free of lock in openSUSE the full OS stack is open source. It is not a huge deal to move to Ubuntu or any other Linux disto if you want to. It is much easier to maintain then Windows and you really don't need to worry much about malware unless you deliberately install it. KDE has so many bells and whistles you can activate you can get carried away with eye candy
Cons are that Linux is not Windows so you will have to learn some stuff. But the basic KDE desktop will be vary familiar. Also Linux file system are not Windows file systems. you have to lurn about partition and mounting not drives and drive letters. Some hardware may have a difficult time with the install and initial set up but the openSUSE forms are great to solve problems
Re: Well, two thoughts...
Radioactivity = energy. why throw away perfectly good energy sources. Convert Reactor waste to nuclear batteries. They run for decades and if done on a large scale they can be protected and supply supplemental energy.
great for speeders
I want one for my car so I can drive as fast as I want. Just null out the radar guns
So our robot overlords will force feed us beer.....hmmmm
That is the problem when you build the wolds biggest spy machine.
For the most part I think the people who are building this monster have good intentions. The problem is what happens when these people are no longer in charge 10 or 20 years down the road. No matter how many rules you layer on the fact is people will misuse this toy and the people in power will see it as a way to stay in power. Hello Big Brother
Re: Bankrupt - No wonder
Since when is Greece an island??? Did it finally break off of Europe??
Add Groklaw to the list of closings
PJ has stopped Groklaw because of all of this
Groklaw goes dark
Because of NSA spying PJ has decided to stop Groklaw.
So very very sad
How about 20 million quaries a month
That is about 7 every sec
Re: But I thought 2014....
Yes you will wear the Desktop on your wrist.
Re: ebooks in general
Balderdash.... Why have I spent thousands over the last 10 years to Baen which has never had DRM??
Re: Publishers brought it on themselves
Since Baen signed on with Amazon the ebook price on Baen's site went up about 30% ($6.99-$9.99). I guess to bring into line with the price charged by Amazon. Really the cost of an ebook to the publisher is next to zero. Just editing cost + author payment+ some small amount for IT and Network. No dead tree price involved.
Wouldn't it be easier to just write a secure OS :)
Re: I see a flaw
I recommend further education. You don't seem to grasp what radiation is.
Re: I would imagine...
Would you like to eat your words???
The Dawson College computer science student who was expelled after discovering a security breach in a system used by students across Quebec has been offered a scholarship by the company behind the software.
"We will offer him a scholarship so he can finish his diploma in the private sector," said Edouard Taza, the president of Skytech.
You do know that radio wave propagate at the speed of light don't you??? Da
So light and radio will be 1000 years old when it get here. the true present position id immaterial
Re: Must be time to renew budgets...
Ever hear of asteroids???? Chunks thrown up by a big hit can easily reach escape velocity. And since Mars is only about 50 million miles at closest approach some of those chunks could easily get here.
Re: A Positive Review?
Couldn’t have something to do with the 1.5 billion MS is spending on advertizing? Might not get a taste of that if you had a bad review.
Try it sometime. Some BIOS do not allow you to and all RT hardware don't allow it.
Society for Creative Anachronism
Is MS going medieval???
Inquiring minds want to know
I for one
I for one welcome our Window Store App overlords
Re: 90+% dont't give a red rat's ass
Exactly how is one to recognize it is Windows when the boot up the OS formally known as Metro???
Secure boot also
All new machines will also ship with secure boot turned on making it much more difficult to replace the stupid metro-Windows beast.
Isn't that special......
Re: To quote Top Gear... How Hard Can It Be™
You do know that his is a privately developed rocket not a NASA developed one ???
Re: A bad bill
Excuse me but Obama is the one wanting to kill this thing the Republicans seem to love this sort of thing though they always shout about freedom. It also seems to me that the last president was the one that was shredding the Constitution every time you turned around.
Is not that feature the one that got Dotcom into trouble.
Lets see I'll store some nice movies then give everyone access to them LOL
Re: still quite impressive
Still at or very close to light speed. But since it is said that the little fellows have mass why do they not have a huge energy/mass???
Use the energy to produce the bubble
Start small cycle the bubble on and off use the energy to create a larger bubble etc untill you enclose the ship. There problem solved.
Hmmm BTRFS is available in OprnSUSE 12.1 but it seems to be very shaky. Lots of problems reported and no fsck utilities for it. Default FS in OpenSUSE is ext4, which is rock stable. Go figure.
Re: Algorithmic pricing
Sure makes sense, after all more demand means the fewer things will be available thus worth more. EXCEPT that does not apply to DIGITAL things. Its all bits people
But no more then many many other moronic sales media.
You mean those Chinese illegal aliens. Deport them of course.
If it is in the kernel then the source must e made available under the GPL.
I suspect that it is a true rootkit ie it simply change some tables to direct all input to the app ie not compiled into the kernel.
Under the GPL any changes to the code must be made available to all for at the most cost of reproducing and transmitting the code.
Since the defendants were and are not in country and I assume, since it was not said that they employed local counsel .If these guys could afford lawyers for 4 years where did those assists come from. If not why did it take 4 years????
You do know the difference between weather and climate don't you???
1/sqrt(c*c - v*v)
and yes it does go lopsided for v>c
The main logic Einstein used to start is if you go as fast as light you would see a static electric field without a charge.
Relativity only says you can not travail or accelerate to the speed of light. If something start out faster then light it will take infinite energy to make it slower then light. Also it takes less and less energy to make it go faster yet.
They did already
The origianl Mac was built in an automated factory.
No Newton invented the differential calculus. And Kepler did not invent astronomy.
Really the state of education is frightening.
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