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  2009-04-15 11:59:36 AM
of course they can, whatdya mean?
 
  2009-04-15 12:36:34 PM
Ah, now it's fixed. This morning no links under the Geek tab were showing up, only a link to this forum and the message: "Displayed 0 of about 1786 links -- join TotalFark to see them all."

The issue didn't affect any other tab and only went away when I was logged in.
 
  2009-04-15 03:01:11 PM
Fenis-Wolf: Your config is probably 2 data drives, 1 parity drive and 1 hot spare which would equal 500GB.

How do I change this so I have more space? What are the advantages of a "hot spare"?
 
  2009-04-15 07:25:58 PM
Brodan: Fenis-Wolf: Your config is probably 2 data drives, 1 parity drive and 1 hot spare which would equal 500GB.

How do I change this so I have more space? What are the advantages of a "hot spare"?


if one drive fails, the "hot spare" takes the place of the broken drive.
 
  2009-04-15 08:04:05 PM
It seems that my Twitter username is synonymous with the name of a new small business, and the fellow there wants what I've already claimed. He seems legit, and I wouldn't have much to lose -- how to play this?
 
  2009-04-15 10:51:57 PM
N. S. Radieaux: It seems that my Twitter username is synonymous with the name of a new small business, and the fellow there wants what I've already claimed. He seems legit, and I wouldn't have much to lose -- how to play this?

Always open with, "What's it worth to you?", assume he's halving his answer, then double accordingly.
 
  2009-04-15 11:02:50 PM
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Always open with, "What's it worth to you?", assume he's halving his answer, then double accordingly.

Oh, crap. I was hoping the responses wouldn't be the kind where there's just enough chance they're not snark that I can't discount them.
 
  2009-04-15 11:55:12 PM
N. S. Radieaux: It seems that my Twitter username is synonymous with the name of a new small business, and the fellow there wants what I've already claimed. He seems legit, and I wouldn't have much to lose -- how to play this?

Show a little altruism and just let the guy have it.

/100% snark-free: tastes great - less filling.
 
  2009-04-16 12:15:59 AM
Charge in something better than money--girly giggles. Half now, and half after he takes over the account.
 
  2009-04-16 09:27:58 AM
Benny_Hill: Show a little altruism and just let the guy have it.

OK then -- how to do it? Abandon my account and hope the guy takes the username before some other ne'er-do-well snatches it up? Or is there a more elegant way?
 
  2009-04-16 12:49:23 PM
N. S. Radieaux: OK then -- how to do it? Abandon my account and hope the guy takes the username before some other ne'er-do-well snatches it up? Or is there a more elegant way?

I don't actually use Twitter - I just assumed you could change your password then give that new password to the small-business owner and he could change the account information to apply to him instead of you.

Does it not work that way?
 
  2009-04-16 01:35:18 PM
Hmm, hadn't thought of that. Let's see if I can clean up the place before handing over the keys...
 
  2009-04-16 02:41:41 PM
DRAMA ALERT! DRAMA ALERT!


After I changed my password and handed it over to the guy, I Googled the company he was working for (which owned the company bearing my username), and this came up. No longer wanting to do this person a favor, I changed my password back before he could take over. Now I'm not sure what the hell I'm doing anymore. I have class right now, so I can't peruse the link to find out if the complainant is right or not... Can anyone help me out, and I'll check the responses soon? Thank you.
 
  2009-04-16 03:46:46 PM
"Since dmoz's is the largest search directory on the Internet..." - Apparently the complainant hasn't heard of Google.

I see that the original complaint was filed in 2005 and the rebuttal was from 2007 - and the complaint appears to have been submitted by a woman not getting 20 purses that she wanted.

The complaint looks like estrogen-fueled asshatery to me. (No offense to any Farkettes - there's plenty of testosterone-based asshatery in the world too)

On the other hand I wouldn't want to be altruistic to an asshat either.
 
  2009-04-16 04:08:33 PM
So... Just to be clear, your verdict, Benny?
 
  2009-04-16 06:07:14 PM
Trust your instinct N. S. Radieaux, if the guy seems legit I'd let him have it. If you think he's starting up a company that is going to be evil I'd tell him to bugger off.
 
  2009-04-16 08:11:18 PM
I'd tell him to f*ck off anyway.

But that's just me.
 
  2009-04-16 09:54:58 PM
Benny_Hill
"Since dmoz's is the largest search directory on the Internet..." - Apparently the complainant hasn't heard of Google.

Google offers a directory?
 
  2009-04-17 12:43:25 PM
should i waste five dollars on wumpy?
 
  2009-04-17 01:47:41 PM
leftyblonde: should i waste five dollars on wumpy?

Nah, waste it on me, I'll make you regret it.
 
  2009-04-17 03:39:40 PM
Maddogjew: leftyblonde: should i waste five dollars on wumpy?

Nah, waste it on me, I'll make you regret it.


okidoki.
 
  2009-04-18 07:35:30 PM
N. S. Radieaux: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Always open with, "What's it worth to you?", assume he's halving his answer, then double accordingly.

Oh, crap. I was hoping the responses wouldn't be the kind where there's just enough chance they're not snark that I can't discount them.


I was serious, actually. Business is business.
 
  2009-04-19 01:00:28 AM
After spending way too much time thinking about building a new computer, I finally forced the issue by buying a new processor and mobo.

Got a Phenom II X4 940. I know it's being replaced by an AM3 model in a few days, but I'm on a budget and $170 was irresistible.
 
  2009-04-20 01:52:30 AM
yeah I'm waiting for the AM3 Phenom II's to be cheaper... was gonna upgrade to a Athlon X2 6400 in the interim
 
  2009-04-20 09:39:47 AM
FuturePastNow: Got a Phenom II X4 940. I know it's being replaced by an AM3 model in a few days, but I'm on a budget and $170 was irresistible.

I made two builds with the 920 and the folks that I built them for are very happy with them. Best price per performance ratio out there right now. When DDR3 comes down a bit more that will change. What MB did you go with?
 
  2009-04-20 05:11:18 PM
The verdict: I asked him for more deets on his company, which turns out to be defunct (he just uses the e-mail address) and decided to hand over my account anyway, in exchange for a quick word of endorsement to put on my site. Seems fair and whatnot. Thanks to everyone for the advice/moral guidance.
 
  2009-04-20 06:11:51 PM
Good man N.S. Radieaux!
 
  2009-04-21 04:30:33 PM
Maddogjew: FuturePastNow: Got a Phenom II X4 940. I know it's being replaced by an AM3 model in a few days, but I'm on a budget and $170 was irresistible.

I made two builds with the 920 and the folks that I built them for are very happy with them. Best price per performance ratio out there right now. When DDR3 comes down a bit more that will change. What MB did you go with?


This Gigabyte 790X board. I was going two wait for the AM3 945- but I can't resist a good sale.

My current desktop is starting to have problems that I think are related to capacitors going bad. So it's time to upgrade. I'll probably use it for the next four years.
 
  2009-04-21 06:30:13 PM
FuturePastNow: This Gigabyte 790X board. I was going two wait for the AM3 945- but I can't resist a good sale.

Good choice. Gigabytes are good solid boards.
 
  2009-04-21 07:06:00 PM
Maddogjew: Good choice. Gigabytes are good solid boards.

Yep. My current one has lasted almost five years. This should be quite an upgrade.
 
  2009-04-22 04:39:29 PM
I'm a student assistant in a computer lab. The lab is for journalism students, specifically, but if you have a login you can just come and use them when there's no class in that lab. All the computers are macs, Tiger. I have been trying to figure out how to deny a group from adding printers.

The only reliable way I found to deny a user from adding printers is parental controls. I have not found a) what parental controls modifies to prevent printer change or b) a way to apply parental controls to a (non-local) group. With CUPS I can deny or allow groups' access to printers already added, but if they add another printer (or the same one again) they'll be able to print on it, gratis.

I was playing with some sort of group management tool for OS X and saw a check box to disallow certain groups from modifying printers. The problem with that is that the Active Directory is for the whole university, so if we messed with that it would be a big problem. I am not good with computer. Suggestions?
 
  2009-04-22 04:53:50 PM
wyrlss: I was playing with some sort of group management tool for OS X and saw a check box to disallow certain groups from modifying printers. The problem with that is that the Active Directory is for the whole university, so if we messed with that it would be a big problem. I am not good with computer. Suggestions?

Yea, leave it alone and get somebody in y'alls IT dept to fix it. If you screw up the active directory for your whole school... well... it wouldn't be pretty. You are just a student assistant, don't get yourself in trouble.
 
  2009-04-23 01:49:59 AM
Install Windows?

:P
 
  2009-04-23 08:48:28 AM
No_47: Install Windows?

:P


If his college is like my college, they're still using 1GHz eMacs
 
  2009-04-23 09:05:05 AM
FuturePastNow: No_47: Install Windows?

:P

If his college is like my college, they're still using 1GHz eMacs


Some of them. Most are minis.
 
  2009-04-23 12:13:56 PM
wumpy, where is you?
 
  2009-04-24 12:48:51 PM
Two questions for you:

I. So I need to fill out a form of which I've downloaded as a .pdf, and "typed is preferred." Given that I have Acrobat Professional on my iMac, is there a fancy way to change the everyday .pdf into a form I can type in?

II. My Asus Eee 1.0.2.15 seems to be having a row with both of my Cruzer flash drives: When I open File Manager I get the message "The path '/home/user/Cruzer' does not exist." They used to get along so well. Can someone please explain how to make them friends again, to a guy who thinks "sudo" is one of the puzzles in the diversions section?
 
  2009-04-24 06:16:06 PM
N. S. Radieaux: Two questions for you:

I. So I need to fill out a form of which I've downloaded as a .pdf, and "typed is preferred." Given that I have Acrobat Professional on my iMac, is there a fancy way to change the everyday .pdf into a form I can type in?


Is it an image of a document? As you may know, I am not good with computer, but usually if a pdf is created from the document in a normal way (not scanned) you can copy/paste things. And from there, it's a short hop to adding fields for each item.
Otherwise, I usually just use Photoshop/GIMP to type on top of things.
 
  2009-04-25 04:06:25 PM
I have a new thingie coming soon (maybe tonight if I bust ass on it) I could use some beta testing on.

Well, not so much new, more like an old thing recoded from scratch.
 
  2009-04-26 01:02:20 PM
Hey all.

I'm getting a new PC, and need to transfer my iTunes.

Can I copy the whole iTunes file to an external hard drive, then drag it into my new system??

Thx
 
  2009-04-26 02:34:27 PM
 
  2009-04-26 02:35:27 PM
Broktun: Can I copy the whole iTunes file to an external hard drive, then drag it into my new system??

Should work, if by "file" you mean the folder with your library in it
 
  2009-04-26 08:43:35 PM
Newbie here, also an out of work radio DJ.

I'm looking for an online file host for my MP3 airchecks.

I'm using a piece of software called audio razor for playback on my blog, but the MP3 files need to be hosted online first.

Your thoughts?
 
  2009-04-26 09:25:31 PM
Mike: Clicky beta test thingie

fun
 
  2009-04-27 01:48:50 PM
Mike: Clicky beta test thingie

works great
 
  2009-04-27 02:12:17 PM
Mike: Clicky beta test thingie

I found a problem.

I searched for sandwich (or anything else that produces more than one page of results will do this), sort by number of comments, tab = all, topic = advice, include redlit TF headlines.

That brings up three pages with 51 results. OK. But I can't see results beyond the first page, because when I click the next arrow or another page number, it clears the "topic" field to "all" and there are thousands of results.
 
  2009-04-27 04:21:35 PM
good spot, I'll get that fixed
 
  2009-04-27 05:39:34 PM
Just wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem.

Running Ubuntu on the laptop (8.10) and Firefox (for the last few versions) won't remember any passwords unless I kick it off from a terminal with the good ol' sudo command. It was bad enough when some of the developer extensions I use for work wouldn't kick off without sudo, but the passwords thing is quite annoying.

Anyone else encounter this?

TIA
 
  2009-04-27 06:13:48 PM
I don't suppose it would be possible to filter headline searches to TotalFark tabs like TFD? Although that would obviously only work for TFers.
 
  2009-04-27 06:35:31 PM
SleepyMcGee
won't remember any passwords unless I kick it off from a terminal with the good ol' sudo command. It was bad enough when some of the developer extensions I use for work wouldn't kick off without sudo, but the passwords thing is quite annoying.

Well, if you run it with sudo, you'll run it as "root" user.

Some possibilities that spring to mind:
* everything is stored in the .mozilla directory in root's home and not your normal user's directory, thus the normal user doesn't "see" the changes made during a sudo-run (though that should affect all settings including bookmarks and so on)

* it uses your normal user's directory but working as root has messed with the file permissions. i.e. some of the files might belong to root now and your normal account isn't allowed to modify them

* something else has removed your normal user's permission to write to the needed files (but root, of course, may access them)


You could try sudoing: "chown -R SleepyMcGee:users ~/.mozilla" to make sure every file belongs to the user SleepyMcGee.

If that doesn't do it, have a look with "ls -l" at .mozilla's (sub)folders and check if you lack write permissions to some of them.
Or if you're in a hurry, simply do a "chmod -R 700 ~/.mozilla" as this will give read, write and execute permissions to the owner of each file (it's kinda ugly to set anything but the directories as executable, but it's quick).
 
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