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[#] Sun Jul 05 2009 09:21:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Red Hat (CentOS, Fedora...) enables smartmontools as part of the standard install, but unfortunately the default configuration sends the alerts to root's mailbox along with all of the other log noise that a lot of people ignore.

On the rare occasion when I set up a server without hardware RAID, I have it send the alerts to our tech support department ... but that of course isn't appropriate for a laptop.

(Or maybe it is, if your laptop is owned and maintained by your employer.
Imagine getting a call from the help desk saying "hey, get your laptop over here pronto, your hard disk is about to fail." But then again, most moron users would say "uuuuhhhh... its a laptop, it doesn't have a hard drive?" [because "hard drive" == "mini tower case" in their minds)

[#] Wed Jul 08 2009 04:29:36 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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google chrome os.

(first seen on

now thats a direct attack to microsoft.

[#] Wed Jul 08 2009 11:48:32 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, again, I'm not too impressed.
1) it won't run any windows sofware. So it won't be even as popular aslinux.
2) it won't run any linux software, so it will be less popular than linux.
So all it will run is a webbrowser and google's 'enhanced' apps. Sound familiar anyone?

So it will run on eee PC's and let you browse the web.
It will not take over the home market and will NEVER make a dent in the office market.

Won't be the first google app that failed.

[#] Wed Jul 08 2009 15:46:13 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Everyone who has tried the "network computer" thing so far has failed to build the server-side ecosystem that was supposed to power it. Google already has that ecosystem in place. Whether they can make this work remains to be seen, but they have a better chance than most.

[#] Wed Jul 08 2009 16:29:16 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Agreed. But just because they build it doesn't mean they will come.
Everyone who has tried the network computer thing so far has failed.
It might not only be because the back end was missing.

[#] Wed Jul 08 2009 16:44:50 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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i'm looking verry forward to it, because of google has the power to make snapdragon netbooks real.

quad-arm8 cores with 8 hours of battery life! YAY!

even after that microsoft guy made the the asus representive excuse for even showing a working snapdragon in an eee case.

I will be running debian on it anyway.

I realy like purchasing hardware without even being in doubt of paying the microsoft tax. (or the apple tax, which is even more...)


[#] Wed Jul 08 2009 18:15:11 EDT from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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[#] Thu Jul 16 2009 10:38:30 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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not doing any work outside of my room, since all its walls are decorated with cheatsets.

[#] Thu Jul 16 2009 16:31:03 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I just had a brilliant idea on how to make money on the internet.
I was inspired by the shitty design of kelly blue book's web page.
Every time a page loads, about a second after it's done loading, an ad at the top loads and causes the entire page to push down a bit.
This is genius!
We can make a web page where every two inches vertically we place an ad flush left to right, then right when we think the user is going to click on a link, we shift the page down a half inch so they end up clicking on the ad instead of the link they
were trying to click on.
Real honest ad clicks! We'll be rich!

[#] Thu Jul 16 2009 16:32:11 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh... 'real honest ad clicks'... that's a fine example of relativism at work.

[#] Fri Jul 17 2009 11:36:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Billions of dollars of revenue, a few cents at a time. Hey, can we do fractions of a penny?

[#] Sat Jul 18 2009 15:59:05 EDT from Dirk Stanley @ Uncensored

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Help! Need quick *nix advice :

I can't remember what file I need to create to make my Linux account forward a copy of all emails somewhere -

Is it .forward? In the root directory?

[#] Sat Jul 18 2009 17:48:38 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, in your home directory.

[#] Tue Jul 21 2009 05:57:19 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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nice idea.

use javascript to just blow IE out of the market because of users will have to wait on and on with ie6 (and even ie8 that calls itself 3 times faster)

[#] Tue Jul 21 2009 12:18:40 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I do that and I get yelled at because most people use ie so I have to optimize for ie.

[#] Tue Jul 21 2009 13:17:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Not to worry. YouTube is phasing out support for IE6. When IE6 users can't get onto YouTube anymore, they *will* upgrade. And then the rest of us can drop support for it as well.

[#] Tue Jul 21 2009 18:52:00 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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Ford, you should sugest them to use a C64 to browse the web, its allmost as ancient.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 14:11:44 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I thought we had an electronics room...
I've got a mini jack plug, as in the female side.
I've got a male jack that plugs into it.
I'm wiring together an extension cord out of bits in my pile of crap.

Anyway, the male side has two wires coming out of it. Each wire has inside the insulation another insulated wire (which I assume is the hot lead or whatever you kids call it nowadays) and another wire between the inner-insulated wire and the outer insulation.
So there are 4 wires.

The female side has three contacts. I assume that on the male side, the in-the-middle wires are the ground/return/whatever you call it which can be wired together to the equivalent lead on the female side.
And the other two double insulated wires are left and right and go to one of the other two leads on the female side.
Now it's possible my female side is shorting somewhere, but for the life of me I can't wire it so it works correctly.
Does anybody know of a good exploded picture on the web of this scenario? I couldn't find any.

[#] Wed Jul 22 2009 23:55:15 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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yeah, the bottom terminal (closest to the grip) goes to the outer shield
on both. Tip is generally the left channel, middle is right.

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