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  • posted a message on oh god i mean oh my freaking god
    Yeah. Seriously dudes, get over me. I'm gone.
    Posted in: "The Moderator Lounge" (April Fools 2008)
  • posted a message on [Official] Technical Support Thread (mkIII)
    Hsize == workspaces

    number_of_desktops == desktops


    The former should be 4, and the latter 1, unless you're using a multi-head setup (aka more than one monitor).
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on [Official] Technical Support Thread (mkIII)
    1. How do I make the middle mouse button click work? I can use it to scroll up and down normally, but when I click it I don't get the four directional arrow that I'm used to.


    It's most likely a mouse setting in GNOME. Look in Settings > Preferences > Mouse.

    2. Do I have to mount my Windows drive every time I start up Ubuntu?


    By editing the fstab, you can set it so it automatically gets mounted.

    3. How do I get uTorrent to work under Wine?


    Install wine. Download the installer for uTorrent from the uTorrent site. Run the installer via wine.

    Done. Smile

    4. Why are multiple desktops disabled when I turn on Compiz?


    Compiz differs between workspaces and desktops, unlike Metacity.

    Think of it like this:

    Workspaces == sides per cube
    Desktops == number of cubes
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on [Official] Technical Support Thread (mkIII)
    Quote from Nubicks
    I was recently thinking about 'taking the plunge' into the Linux world and hopping on the Feisty bandwagon. I guess i'm an intermediate PC user (but with a crappy Dell lol) and have been wanting to check out Linux. Anyway, how is the driver support for Ubuntu now? I can't stand reformatting as it is because my damn Ethernet controller drivers go misssing and it's a hassle having a pc without the internet for a while Rolleyes . Does Intel make compatible drivers for Linux systems? I know ATi does for video stuff. Do most windows drivers work for Linux or are there specialized Linux ones only?

    Only problem I would foresee would be not being able to use any MTP portable devices. Mad

    Intel has Linux drivers that are opensource on all their hardware. If it's an Intel _anything_, it has about a 99% chance of being supported out of the box.

    As for your ATI card, yes there are both open-source and closed-source drivers. General rule of thumb if it's anything older than a Radeon 9500, to use the open-source drivers. Otherwise ATI's drivers will work for you.

    As for the MTP player, you can use it. It takes a little work, but I've done it (being the proud owner of a Creative Zen V). Smile
    Posted in: Talk and Entertainment
  • posted a message on Why do all the interesting threads in SYM get closed?
    Wow - you deleted my post Krashbot. It was on-topic and made a point.


    How lame.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Celebrating moderator action?
    Quote from Faerie Lord


    Hi-Five

    I know a couple of mods that could hate me.

    I've got at least five or six.

    WHERE IS THE LOVE? Frown
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Celebrating moderator action?
    Quote from kingcobweb
    If, hypothetically, there were moderators or admins that wanted me banned, I would be very offended at statements they made in private forums about this that I don't have access to. Because these statements, if they exist, would offend me, I demand that if any mod or admin ever makes one of these statements, that they be infracted for it.

    The same applies for me.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Celebrating moderator action?
    Quote from Krashbot
    *emphasis added*

    The forum rules state that malicious attacks on other people (not members, former members, or even living people) are considered flaming. Just because the person is banned (or was never a member, or even is dead) does not mean it is OK to flame that person.

    As {mikeyG} has been saying, polite criticism is fine, but flaming is not. It doesn't matter whether the person is banned, or will ever read your posts, flaming said person is not allowed.

    It's this kind of ultra political correctness that doesn't let me say Ann Coulter is a moronic twat who's so full of herself and her idealism that one of these days she's going to (hopefully) be killed by some Muslim extremist in a nuclear explooooooooosion.
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Celebrating moderator action?
    Quote from Azerbaijan
    What is undesirable about flaming a user?


    I too would like to know. Kekeke
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Celebrating moderator action?
    Quote from Diggy

    I'm assuming 1 is the flame as i see nothing wrong with the second Sneaky

    qft
    Posted in: Community Discussion
  • posted a message on Katsuhiro Mori has been Suspended for Six Months
    Quote from Lotus Pancakes
    W00t. 1 Japanese down to play against. Who is he again?

    Former World Champion...
    Posted in: News
  • posted a message on [[Official]] Desktop Screenshot Thread
    Quote from ghindo
    What do we have to look forward to in 7.10?

    They haven't decided on the goals of Gutsy yet. By mid-May we should have an idea.
    Posted in: Geeks Corner
  • posted a message on Katsuhiro Mori has been Suspended for Six Months
    It pretty much seems like they punished him for not being as knowledgeable about the rules as a Level 3 Judge.
    Posted in: News
  • posted a message on Virginia Tech -> Guns and Gun Control
    Quote from Nazdakka
    We don't have nearly the US rate of mass killings in the UK. Dunblane was the last time I recall something like this happening here, and that was in 1996. In the US, this sort of thing seems to happen fairly often (the Amish school killings, and more before that which I can't remember offhand). I'm happy living in a society where people can't legally own a handgun, a device whose sole purpose is to kill other people. We have crime here too, yes, but the thing is that that crime rarely involves people getting shot, which IMO is a good thing. The law is not leniant on people who own illegal guns, and the situation is nothing like the 'armed criminals vs defenceless populace' you are trying to portray.



    People seem to happily ignore that the UK only has 58,789,194 inhabitants (as of 2001 census), whereas the United States has 301,665,213, which is a little over five times the inhabitants (~5.13 times).

    So, the fact that the US, a country with 5+ times the number of _citizens_ (doesn't account for unregistered or illegal citizens, which contribute a fairly substantial number) has more killings is... only logical.
    Posted in: Debate
  • posted a message on So this is the internet...
    Quote from thekure
    I do... How do you know?

    He was listed as a moderator in the sidebar on the left side of your site? Confused
    Posted in: Introduce Yourself
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