Recent content by HomerJ

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    Will DRM ever win?

    No matter how well they try to protect their content, the protection will be broken. Laws are irrelevant to it, they will only be ignored.
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    Linux OS

    I'm pretty sure you can install LAMP on any major distro at install time or later on fairly easily. In fact, it should be relatively similar on all of them, just run: package-manager-command-to-install apache php mysql Of course, the package manager command would be different on every distro...
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    Ethanol -- Debate

    Indeed, but fuel cells have the same problem as hydrogen combustion. It still takes more energy to produce the hydrogen than is released by using it as an energy source. Fuel cells are, however, more efficient than combustion engines. Electrolysis is terribly wasteful, but fractional...
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    Those aren't that hard to set up. To install WINE on Ubuntu is as simple as typing apt-get install wine (or something very similar). Setting up a virtual machine is also easy. Just use apt-get to install virtualbox, vmware, qemu, or some other emulator (those are the most popular free ones I...
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    Linux vs. Mac

    Yes, I know that Mac is a Unix-like OS, and thus all open source Unix software can easily be ported to it. So, I suppose I could use all of my favourite open-source software on Mac OS, but I imagine it would not be as easy as it is on Linux to install and use. Plus, I don't want to pay for...
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    Linux vs. Mac

    I like Linux. IMO, the GUIs that run on Linux are better than Mac's GUI. I also like the fact that you can use X11 with a huge number of different WMs and DEs, all giving a drastically different experience but allowing the use of the same applications. Mac OS has more software available, but...
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    Seriously, I think Ubuntu is easier than Windows to administer. Mind you, I find Windows a nightmare, and Ubuntu also quite terrible. But, for someone new to linux, it's probably fairly easy. For your other question: no, you cannot install Photoshop or Dreamweaver. Windows software can't run on...
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    You will get a kick out of this.

    Whose common knowledge is that? I now have 4GB of RAM with my 64bit system, but previously I only had 1GB. It could run on far less, I never even come close to using a full gigabyte of memory. I think my system would be nearly as responsive with only 256MB of memory, so long as I don't try to do...
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    Video Games Cause Violence?

    Video games are just a convenient excuse that some people use to deflect the blame off of them after doing something wrong. I don't even play video games, but I am entirely against any regulation and certainly any ban on them.
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    Ethanol -- Debate

    The problem with hydrogen-power is the difficulty in extracting hydrogen. By running an electric current through water, it causes the water molecules to separate into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. This is the simplest way to extract hydrogen, at least now. However, it takes more electrical energy...
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    Ethanol -- Debate

    If they didn't subsidize it, it wouldn't be a problem. It would get used only when the technology is ready to make it worthwhile. However, farm subsidies and all the government's tinkering with the market created a situation where it is profitable despite actually being unprofitable.
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    Game: Ban the Person above you!!!!!!!!!!!

    I ban reject for being a jerk.
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    Is Vista Worth?

    Yeah, I know about caching, I just assumed that whatever was reporting RAM usage wasn't counting cached libraries. After all, cached RAM can easily be swapped out, it's essentially free, just not wasted.
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    Best Quote

    Some of my favourites from the founding fathers of the USA: "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington "Fear is the foundation of most governments." - John Adams "Any society that would give up a...
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    Which OS?

    Then, you'll have to use Wine I guess. The easiest way would just be to open a terminal, execute winefile, and use the wine explorer file browser to execute the Windows application. Another idea, so long as you don't need any 3d graphics, you could run Windows inside of VMWare, Virtualbox, or...