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Old March 11th, 2004, 03:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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[geek]nerd[/geek]

i know you are out there, dangling from the cables of your computer(s), coding freaky stuff, of whatever. i couldn't find the old coding/geek thread, so why not make a new one.
my geek story today: i tried to reduce twiddling on my comps, so when i set up this comp w/ linux, i decided to only get 1 thing done per day. today, i got the multimedia keys on my keyboard working i am so 1337! w00t!
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Old March 11th, 2004, 03:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Lol, I still haven't figured them out. I bump into them from time to time, freaking myself out as I open Outlook or something.

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Old March 11th, 2004, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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lol. i dont do multimedia keys. chucked the old keyboard out because of that.

also, debians dhclient is FUCKED up! i cant get it working no matter what, time to get another client.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 03:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i confess since last week i'm using windows xp modified graphic styles so that the colour themes are cool and l33t.
father forgive me my sins.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 03:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Slightly off-topic: VC, or anyone else, can you give me some links to find out how Linux works? It would be very useful to me, I'm planning on installing it, learning its ins and outs as an extra advantage in my Net crime module
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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@Dark_Jester: well, for instance, debian: http://www.debian.org/index.en.html

and there are lots of docs: http://www.debian.org/doc/ http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/install

now i wouldnt call debian the easy choice, but it works.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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installing it is the best thing to learn. at first you'll have hassles with everything you want to do, and have to lookup every single thing on the net. so at first i would recommend an easy-to-install distribution such as suse/mandrake/fedora. after that, you probably need www.google.co.uk a lot another good place to search/ask questions would be www.linuxquestions.org, for beginners.
the problem with most programs is actually that you don't know that they exist, or so i found.
if you want to choose and download a distribution, check out www.linuxiso.org, they have quite a big list downloadable for free, plus a small description for each. if you want to get into details, there's www.distrowatch.com.
generally, you could at first download the knoppix distribution from the location above; it fits onto a single cd and is fully bootable, meaning you don't have to install anything. if your hardware isn't all too fancy, you can try it out a bit without getting your hands dirty. and if you have more questions, you know where to find me
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Coolest comp thing I've done to date is to copy DIM

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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Excellent, I'm gonna start reading those through, thank you both
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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btw, choosing a distribution seems to be a little random at first, but it tends to lead to an elemental choice once you learn something about the whole stuff. there's commercial distros, free distros, old, new, stable, unstable, fancy, plain... i guess you could argue endlessly about a distro choice, mine for instance is arch linux (yes arch, your linux ).
and that wasn't even off-topic, geeks like to talk about things like that
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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And it's infinitely more customisable than Windows isn't it? Which means for security purposes, it's much harder to track users who have a well-configured Linux system?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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yeah, if they know what they are doing they will probably have an edge on (above)? windows users, though you could do many stuff with win as well. but you are right, linux is easier to customize, especially in terms of security.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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And it's infinitely more customisable than Windows isn't it? Which means for security purposes, it's much harder to track users who have a well-configured Linux system?
you're not planning on hacking NASA by any chance are you ?
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you're not planning on hacking NASA by any chance are you ?
Nah, like I said, I'm studying Internet crime as part of my law course, and this is the area I want to work in when I graduate, and so I figured I would have better chances in the field, and would understand better if I had a better working knowledge of Linux. And lo and behold, a geek thread appears on the forum. My lucky day
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Old March 11th, 2004, 04:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Speaking of geeks/nerds, I don't suppose anyone feels like writing a C++ program for me by Sunday, do they??
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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heh, depends on what you need, since i am trying to learn a bit more of c++ and i actually could need a task
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To be honest, I'm not even sure what's needed. He's so incredibly vague it would be funny if it wasn't reasonably important. Although it's really my fault for not really bothering with uni for the past 4 months. But I'm going to blame him all the same. And also I'm going to not bother handing anything in and trying to make it up in the other assignment and exam.
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:26 PM   #18 (permalink)
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anyone willing to download mandrake, burn it to cd and send it to me?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
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9.2 is shite. didn't even install on my comp, which is quite generic. 9.0 was good though...
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which reminds me of SuSE. that's a pretty welldone distro right there. did you ever run it? to me, such dists are cool, but uncomfortable to work with, lots of gui stuff and customized setups, so it's not the easiest thing to configure them by hand. pros and cons anyone?
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Old March 11th, 2004, 05:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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anyone willing to download mandrake, burn it to cd and send it to me?
I'm downloading Mandrake 10.0 Community as we speak. 4 more hours to go.

Thanny, you want it?
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Baahahahahahah Geeks and nerds!
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Baahahahahahah Geeks and nerds!
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I'm downloading Mandrake 10.0 Community as we speak. 4 more hours to go.

Thanny, you want it?
No thanks, I'm also downloading it as we speak, only 3 more month in my 56k (yeah it would be nice )
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