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Does exactly what it says on the tin. Some of the nonsense contained herein may be very loosely related to The Sisters of Mercy, but I wouldn't bet your PayPal account on it. In keeping with the internet's general theme nothing written here should be taken as Gospel: over three quarters of it is utter gibberish, and most of the forum's denizens haven't spoken to another human being face-to-face for decades. Don't worry your pretty little heads about it. Above all else, remember this: You don't have to stay forever. I will understand.
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As for the webcam, it's all perfectly innocent. I'm not in some Teen Movie, nor am I Dirty Den!
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timsinister wrote: Iz, as our resident Aural Guru, what would you recommend I do with my speaker arrangement? I've got the two stalks, and a subwoofer under my desk that tickles my toes...any recommendations?
Sledgehammers and Semtex come to mind now :twisted:

Nah, for this kind of audio, it does not matter very much. Just for a nice left-right setup, you should try to level the two speakers, eg put them on the same height and at approx the same distance from your monitor. Symmetry, so to speak. And just for the eye-candy too, it is nicer to arrange them to the left and right of your monitor.

Subwoofer can be placed wherever you like, as long as it is on the ground. Most subs are made with this placement in mind, so that the cone is at a good distance from the floor (centre point somewhere around 25-30 cm) to give you a good reflection. Put it somewhere near the wall, cone positioned towards the room, not the wall.

That's all, really ;)

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I can has confused? The far longer 2011 geeking thread is locked and pointed to one from instead?

{scratches head}

Anyhoo, I've decided to spend my whole evenings PC use in Ebuntu tonight.

Anybody got a view if an anti-virus or firewall are really needed under Linux these days? Ta.
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Carpathian Psychonaut wrote:I can has confused? The far longer 2011 geeking thread is locked and pointed to one from instead?

{scratches head}

Anyhoo, I've decided to spend my whole evenings PC use in Ebuntu tonight.

Anybody got a view if an anti-virus or firewall are really needed under Linux these days? Ta.
Looks like 40 pages is about the limit before a thread gets locked..so...um...a four year old Tim-blindness-thread has been necro'd!
I'd stick a firewall on at least :)
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Vision wrote:
Carpathian Psychonaut wrote:I can has confused? The far longer 2011 geeking thread is locked and pointed to one from instead?

{scratches head}

Anyhoo, I've decided to spend my whole evenings PC use in Ebuntu tonight.

Anybody got a view if an anti-virus or firewall are really needed under Linux these days? Ta.
Looks like 40 pages is about the limit before a thread gets locked..so...um...a four year old Tim-blindness-thread has been necro'd!
I'd stick a firewall on at least :)
Yeah - thinking about it I guess that's a minimum - even for a penguin!
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1000 pots and to the bin it is indeed... :)

Links are bOrked yeah, the net is allergic to stuff more than 2 years old :)

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Carpathian Psychonaut wrote:I can has confused? The far longer 2011 geeking thread is locked and pointed to one from instead?

{scratches head}
Yup. 1,000 posts and threads get locked and binned. Usually. If there is another already started, I will try to point in that direction. Any idea how many "currently the weather is..." and "currently playing..." thread there are? :eek:
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Switched to Chrome on Linux, since firefox has the major shortcoming of not actually working properly.

So Google gets my soul.
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Trying to get my head around REGEXP expressions but, for some reason, nothing sticks. I understand some of the individual operators but the finished strings are so busy that it takes for ever to unpick what they actually mean and building one is more trial & error for me at the moment.

Anybody got a good linky for a nice introduction page/site with examples?

Ta.
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The O'Reily Mastering Regular Expressions book is good.

If you've having trouble working out what a regexp is doing, then trying converting into a finite-state machine. There are probably even tools to do this for you.
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Ta. That's one of those URLs that you feel you should have been able to guess when you actually see it :lol:
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I refer to it constantly 8)

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:lol:

The 'find an email address' thing is one of the first examples I saw!

I also found this:-

http://www.regexplanet.com/simple/index.html

Which has allowed me to debug my expression as needed. I'm using a .src.replace to search from the .com in a URL to the last occurrence of a / in a Greasemonkey script.

Got it down to .com/.*/

Seems it's good to be 'greedy' :lol:
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Big day for apple fanboys ;)

Upgraded iTunes, java, iTunes again and then safari on 2 MacBook pros :lol:

Then upgraded iTunes twice on a windows 7 laptop.

Then upgraded my iPhone and iPad to iOS4.3 on one of the MacBook pros.

Then upgraded the other iPad to iOS4.3 on the windows 7 laptop.

Phew :-D

All worked first time.

Can't remember the last time I did that many upgrades at once all in PC-land without at least 3 serious f**k ups ;)

I'm just glad I don't have the latest model of AppleTV or I'd be upgrading that too right now :lol:

I loves me' Apple toys innit ;D
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I wanted to rename anything called *.JPG to use lower-case file-extension in a HUUUUGE folder structure. "This will take me ages" I thought.

But nope, it's just a 1-liner in Python :notworthy:

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[[os.rename(os.path.join(root, name), os.path.join(root, name.replace('JPG', 'jpg'))) for name in files if name[-3:] == 'JPG'] for root, dirs, files in os.walk('/path/to/folder')]
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Quiff Boy wrote:If WiFi Networks Were Visible

http://walyou.com/visible-wifi-network-project/

8)
Bloody hell there's a "9-11 troof" troll comment on there already. *shakes head in disbelief*.
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fired up the barbie for the first time in '11', the baby sparked up first time! :D

Then failed to maintain the 200C required to broil a wad of meate - muggins had forgotten it was still on 2010's spunked out canister, literally running on vapors. I didn't turn Japanese, more Esquimaux. ;D

wot? not geeky enuff...
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luv and hat

a blog whereby 2 opposing views comment on issues troubling contemporary existence, for example:

why the word "nom" is evil:
http://luvandhat.tumblr.com/post/376145 ... e-word-nom

and why the hipstamatic app is for w*nkers
http://luvandhat.tumblr.com/post/3896433025/hipstamatic

i'm especially loving the 'hat' comments :lol: :notworthy:

also note the two missing e's in the site's title - how very web 2.0 :lol:
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Quiff Boy wrote:also note the two missing e's in the site's title - how very web 2.0 :lol:
Actually it's ripped off from The Simpsons. :P

As the Simpsons' characters (like most cartoon characters) have only four digits (three fingers plus thumb) per hand, you can't put the usual LOVE HATE tattoos on someone's knuckles.

So Robert "Sideshow Bob" Terwilliger has LUV and HĀT tattooed on his knuckles. The macron above the A means it would be pronounced as a long A, as in the word hate.
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(I think I'm allowed the above post, as this is the currently geeking thread. ;D)
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