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About cybergrunt69

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    I am Mr. Coffee
  • Birthday 07/10/1932


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    I use an infinite improbability ibox. It came into existance merely because there was a greater probability that it would eventually exist than never, so it deemd to occupy space as a real object rather than waste time contemplating its eventual manifestation. One drawback is that sshd requires a 99.999% pure copper cable run from serial port A (yes, they still exist in the superspace of realtime) to a really hot cup of tea, to seed the RNG. ----thanks to the msg board at
    www.f u ckedcompany.com

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  1. Best comic ever in response to your quesion. http://xkcd.com/149/
  2. Holy crap I feel even older now! Not like I was really all that active here, it's still nice to see a bunch of the old names all over a thread again...
  3. Not to be too picky over the terms, but the latest release of Windows 7 is the "Release Cantidate 01." It's got most of the bugs worked out, and is very stable on a wide variety of hardware. Even the OSs that are released are still buggy and flaky from time to time. As already stated, just go to MS and download the RC, burn it to a DVD, and install it. It should work fine until about June 2010, then it will expire itself. Then you will have to buy it.
  4. Very cool retro case - and yes, it could use a good cleaning. Don't worry too horribly much about the benchmarking though. If you are going to use it as a 'closet server' it should probably focus more on the network connectivity and disk I/O. With the available space, maybe you could also look at adding in more drives to use for RAID - using a mixup of older drives, you don't want to risk losing data because of a dead drive. What will the final purpose of this machine be? Just a file server? Printing? VM testing? If you want some advice from the forum for other setups, maybe knowing that could help with ideas...
  5. Good luck, be safe, and have fun! And thanks for your service!!!!!!!!!
  6. Please don't... You can install stuff through WINE, but you can then only run them through wine. Wine is fine for apps that require windows, but not for apps/drivers that need to run on Linux.
  7. Just to backtrack a little bit, is an updated video driver required for your system? Many times an appropriate driver is already loaded, and an updated one isn't necessary. We might just be over-thinking this... Also, as was stated previously, it is probably going to be easier (and quicker) asking google than trying to get ALL of your questions answered here. Check out this google-ishous linkage. The first response might be exactly what you're looking for, even though the file name may be wrong (and it's kind of old). Also, this search points you to some good info.
  8. cybergrunt69

    Hello Hello

    Howdy! Hi. Welcome. I second the [email protected] recommendation
  9. OpenSuse is a good OS for beginners to Linux, as is Ubuntu. Don't give up quite so easy and run back to Windows just because "it's easier" - you said that you are learning a lot of stuff, and running a Linux OS can help you learn quite a bit more on how the computer works. Many times, the video card drivers and wireless network card drivers are the biggest sources of frustration. The video drivers are often listed as "restricted" meaning that they aren't open source. If you go to the video card manufacturer's site, you should be able to find the driver if your hardware installer process doesn't list it. If you don't know exactly what video card you have, or what driver you have, try one of these to get the name: [email protected]:~$ lspci |grep -i nvidia 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Quadro NVS 140M (rev a1) or [email protected]:~$ lspci |grep -i vga 0000:00:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 27)
  10. Welcome aboard everyone! Too bad you can't move all your [email protected] points over to OCC though.
  11. I guess that technically, according to the letter of the law, it was a no-no. But that is absolutely disgusting that he's getting charged with a felony for this crap. So now, we'd all better watch out - especially you demigod - you posted links to digg and /. that we wouldn't have known about otherwise, so we all helped push the DDOS further... What a laugh.
  12. Holy crap that's crazy! that guy's got about as many points per day as I do per week! I couldn't keep out of that guy's radar unless I "borrowed" a building's worth of comps from work. At least we're helping research and our team's stats....
  13. also: Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. - Concrapius
  14. Light moves faster than sound - which is why someone can appear quite intelligent, until they open thier mouth. Always finish speaking before your audience finishes listening. I don't think intelligence levels are always exposed by speech - I know some quite smart people, and they can talk about the dumbest stuff, as well as some "few cans short of a 6-pack" people that can carry on good conversations about politics or finance.
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