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Blogs / Who cares about IPv6?
« on: January 05, 2011, 01:03:50 am »
My interest in IPv6 was first peaked a few months ago when someone on the local computer society chat room was ranting and joking about how no one's ready for IPv6. I think found this article on the society website, which made me make a note to have a look at IPv6 when I had some time.

But then yesterday I found this, and thought I'd share.

I'm about to go try that IPv6 tunnel thing right now.

News and Events / Re: Web site changes (
« on: August 25, 2010, 10:45:06 pm »
I've lost count of how many times you've changed the website URL. :P

General Discussion / Re: So I noticed . . .
« on: July 02, 2010, 12:02:07 am »
Ubuntu 9.10, OK thanks. But what about databases and all the other stuff that's needed to make it work? (With our previous host, everything "just worked", with all the relevant stuff pre-installed for us, so I have no clue about starting from scratch.)

General Discussion / Re: So I noticed . . .
« on: July 01, 2010, 08:23:10 pm »
First, thanks to Mark for the image, though we already have someone who's making the theme. :)

Secondly, we've abandoned that web host and a friend of mine was going host them on his dad's server, but first, he wants to change the server's OS from Windows to Linux. Any distro choice / database type / "this is crap, don't use it, use this instead" / domain / general advice would be appreciated.

EDIT: Also, maybe move this topic to the appropriate forum.

General Discussion / So I noticed . . .
« on: June 21, 2010, 11:08:06 pm »
This is the same forum software that I just installed for Funky Bear Pie.

Or at least, they look similar. The old forum just didn't cut it, so I decided to tell Arthur (FBP leader) to make use of the free web hosting he got with the TF2 server. He agreed, then he told me to do it. When I was recommended to use SMF, I didn't imagine I would get forum software than I'd used before.

P.S. When Steam and Source come to linux, expect an influx of former PC-users after I yell at them all to "Get a real OS" then realise I still have no idea how to fix linux should it break.
P.S.S. Interestingly, the server that our web host is stored on runs linux, not unix as I'd imagine. Though I can't find out what flavour of linux.

General Help & Advice / Re: My general help questions
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:57:07 pm »
No, just how fast you can get an application to run for how much effort and how you would go about it. I keep thinking back to that psychologist who wanted a super low latency program and you said about running programs without being in a Gnome or X-term or KDE or whatever session.

General Help & Advice / Re: My general help questions
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:07:25 pm »
I was actually thinking more of "What can you do?" than "How fast?"

General Discussion / Re: Funny Images
« on: May 30, 2010, 10:58:58 pm »

General Help & Advice / Re: My general help questions
« on: May 30, 2010, 09:37:26 pm »
My windows partition is full with only a few megabytes left and I'm in the process of deleting lots of files, and moving even more to my home folder for future use, to free up some space. At the moment I'm copying my 32GB user folder and it initially told me that this would take 2 hours. That's gone down to 20 minutes now, but it still says it's going at 23.4MB/s.

Knowing I have a 2.8GHz processor, I can't help but imagine it could go a lot faster. Now, I know that that's not how modern desktop computers work (for starters, the HDD can only read and write so fast), but I do know that I have a lot of processes that aren't essential for file moving running (like Firefox to write this) and I know that it is possible to have a computer almost solely doing one task, but I'm curious how far this can theoretically be taken in Linux and how far it can be practically taken without requiring more time and patience than simply waiting for the file to be copied in a Gnome session.

Any thoughts?

General Discussion / Re: Funny Images
« on: May 22, 2010, 11:55:14 am »
If you guy don't read it already, then I can highly recommend xkcd.

General Discussion / Re: Funny Images
« on: May 21, 2010, 05:18:46 pm »
I like using linux because I finally understand xkcd comics. :D

Blogs / Re: What do you mean "it's better than Firefox?!"
« on: May 17, 2010, 03:52:33 pm »
I . . . but . . . OK, the search feature is much better, if not as quick to use. Fine, you've convinced me for another week, though pages are still loading just as fast, if not slower than in Firefox. Bandwidth is nothing to do with it because this is a university network.

Blogs / Re: What do you mean "it's better than Firefox?!"
« on: May 17, 2010, 01:39:06 am »
Goddamn you!
If Firefox hadn't stuttered three times today under the weight of +40 youtube vids in a row over 3 tabs (certified youtube browser, remember  :P) I wouldn't have even been tempted to so much as look at Chrome after that blog.

Now, it took a minute to display the linux uk forums and longer to load a youtube page (not the vid, just the page). It hadn't been to either, so I'll go easy on it for a day or a half. However, whilst the spell-checker actually works (mute because it worked in linux with firefox), if chrome doesn't have a "search this page for text" feature, I'm outta here and going back to my beloved, customisable Firefox and probably won't be looking back. :)

Blogs / Re: A Domain by any other Name ...
« on: May 16, 2010, 10:51:17 pm »
So evil I can't remove it without having to exert more effort than it takes to click "allow all this site". :p

I tried to remove it, but it just left everything blocked on the way out, including my currently unblocked sites. :(

Blogs / Re: A Domain by any other Name ...
« on: May 16, 2010, 05:33:28 pm »
Ah, so this is why I wasn't logged in and noscript was blocking. :)

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