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Forum: Software 2004-07-12, 06:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,825
Posted By Pablo the Duck
You won't be sharing anything with George. The...

You won't be sharing anything with George. The rules say:

1) Up to $20,000 total will be awarded to the discoverers of new Mersenne primes found after September 1, 1999 and prior to the...
Forum: Lounge 2004-07-09, 05:47
Replies: 23
Views: 896
Posted By Pablo the Duck
The day my bank tell me which browser to use is...

The day my bank tell me which browser to use is the day I change banks.

I have occasionally found sites that say "You must use IE to access this site" but pressing Ctrl+Alt+I in Opera seemd to...
Forum: Soap Box 2004-06-25, 05:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By Pablo the Duck
No Clowns, Shackley was wondering if "Walker" was...

No Clowns, Shackley was wondering if "Walker" was a misprint. You know, something that begins with "W" and ends with "ker". Something that is curiously apposite.

No, not "Worker" try again.
Forum: Linux 2004-06-25, 05:20
Replies: 17
Views: 2,698
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Even a klutz like me can build a 2.6 kernel on...

Even a klutz like me can build a 2.6 kernel on Slack. Unfortunately Mprime seems to run slower on 2.6 than it does on 2.4.

(Hey, maybe Pat V. knew - that's why he stuck with 2.4 for Slack 10.)
Forum: Hardware 2004-06-23, 05:15
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By Pablo the Duck
For a low memory machine I reckon Slackware is as...

For a low memory machine I reckon Slackware is as good as anything - especially if you don't bother installing a window manager.
Forum: Lounge 2004-06-21, 04:43
Replies: 208
Views: 13,516
Posted By Pablo the Duck
OK, I took number four and I'm looking at it with...

OK, I took number four and I'm looking at it with a skeptical eye. It's currently saying to me "No conversations in the trash. Who needs to delete when you have 1000 MB of storage?!" - a statement...
Forum: Lounge 2004-06-20, 08:08
Replies: 208
Views: 13,516
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Fair enough. It's just that here in the UK we...

Fair enough. It's just that here in the UK we get watched by CCTV cameras in the street, the speed of our speed of our cars is monitored by unmanned cameras and now somebody is offering a product...
Forum: Lounge 2004-06-20, 06:44
Replies: 208
Views: 13,516
Posted By Pablo the Duck
I'm sure I'm missing the point here - can...

I'm sure I'm missing the point here - can somebody explain why everyone seems to want to have an email account where the the stated intention is to scan your mail and target you with ads?
Forum: Soap Box 2004-05-30, 07:15
Replies: 20
Views: 2,151
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Ahh, democracy. What a wonderful idea. ...

Ahh, democracy. What a wonderful idea. Unfortunately a declining proportion of the British and US populations can be bothered to tear themselves away from the last episode of Friends long enough to...
Forum: Lounge 2004-05-22, 07:25
Replies: 12
Views: 767
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Noooo!! Look, I'm willing to forgive Americans...

Noooo!! Look, I'm willing to forgive Americans for their shopping malls and their huge gas guzzling cars. I'm even, goddamnit, prepared to overlook the atrocious accent of Daphne in Fasier but I...
Forum: Linux 2004-05-19, 06:10
Replies: 17
Views: 2,698
Posted By Pablo the Duck
With any mainstream Linux distribution you don't...

With any mainstream Linux distribution you don't just get the operating system but a choice of GUIs, word processors, text editors, spreadsheets, web browsers, email readers etc etc. If you save...
Forum: Linux 2004-05-18, 06:06
Replies: 17
Views: 2,698
Posted By Pablo the Duck
I don't think we'll fight because Linux is all...

I don't think we'll fight because Linux is all about choice. Personally I don't get on with Red Hat/Fedora. Suse was the distro that convinced me that Linux was a viable desktop system and remains...
Forum: Linux 2004-05-04, 06:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,797
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Depending on which distro you choose there may be...

Depending on which distro you choose there may be a charge. CDs are cheap but manuals are expensive - so if you want paper manuals expect to pay more.

Some distros offer their previous version...
Forum: PrimeNet 2004-05-03, 06:35
Replies: 15
Views: 3,201
Posted By Pablo the Duck
I've been using Mprime 2.35 on Libranet 2.7, 2.8...

I've been using Mprime 2.35 on Libranet 2.7, 2.8 and Slackware 9.0 - kernel versions 2.4.20 and 2.6.4 (which I abandoned because it ran slightly slower) - since last September without any...
Forum: Lounge 2004-04-30, 05:35
Replies: 61
Views: 3,235
Posted By Pablo the Duck
I have an almost pathological hatred of adverts...

I have an almost pathological hatred of adverts but I have to admit that these are so discrete that they don't cause me any offense at all. As long as they don't turn out to be "the thin end of the...
Forum: Linux 2004-04-24, 05:53
Replies: 9
Views: 2,329
Posted By Pablo the Duck
I'll be interested to hear how you get on. I've...

I'll be interested to hear how you get on. I've never tried to run Windows programes under LInux - I keep a Windows partition on 2 computers just in case I need to run any old progs but, since Open...
Forum: Linux 2004-04-15, 06:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,763
Posted By Pablo the Duck
That shouldn't be necessary with a 2.6 kernel...

That shouldn't be necessary with a 2.6 kernel should it? (Because there's no need for scsi emulation.)

If you type (as root) cdrecord -scanbus does that show anything?

I assume that you've...
Forum: PrimeNet 2004-04-05, 10:24
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Wise of you to ask, it's not a word to be used...

Wise of you to ask, it's not a word to be used lightly - a nonce is a sexual offender, specifically of young children, a non-person, a "good for nothing". (Cassell's Dictionary of Slang.)

A...
Forum: Lounge 2004-03-22, 07:05
Replies: 18
Views: 1,705
Posted By Pablo the Duck
http://www.the-bunker.org Home to: ...

http://www.the-bunker.org

Home to:


The Unofficial Ted Hawkins Homepage

It stared out as my tribute to a great singer and other fans helped to turned it into a comprehensive resource.
...
Forum: Linux 2004-03-19, 21:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By Pablo the Duck
I just compiled a 2.6.4 kernel on an Athlon 1200...

I just compiled a 2.6.4 kernel on an Athlon 1200 box running Slackware 9.0. The kernel size was about 30% bigger than the old 2.4 default kernel and the speed looked to be about 2% slower. It's...
Forum: Programming 2004-03-19, 21:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,534
Posted By Pablo the Duck
It isn't exactly what you want but it always...

It isn't exactly what you want but it always makes me smile:

http://members.surfeu.fi/kklaine/primebear.html
Forum: PrimeNet 2004-03-10, 06:11
Replies: 27
Views: 2,949
Posted By Pablo the Duck
You want to talk about a heat problem? (Photo by...

You want to talk about a heat problem? (Photo by Simson Garfinkel.)
Forum: PrimeNet 2004-03-10, 05:59
Replies: 27
Views: 2,949
Posted By Pablo the Duck
If you're looking for some tips on how to destroy...

If you're looking for some tips on how to destroy a computer see:

http://www.dansdata.com/sbs3.htm

I particularly liked the idea of flashing the BIOS with an MP3 of William Shatner singing "Mr...
Forum: Lounge 2004-03-10, 05:25
Replies: 52
Views: 4,821
Posted By Pablo the Duck
April 1st?? That's not exactly an auspicious...

April 1st?? That's not exactly an auspicious date for an announcement.
Forum: Software 2004-03-04, 06:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By Pablo the Duck
Use ps -A to find the process ID for the mprime...

Use ps -A to find the process ID for the mprime that is already running, kill it and then start it again with mprime -d. (The program will resume from the last save file which shouldn't be more than...
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