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(Washington Post)   Chef creates a fine dining vegetarian restaurant called Ubuntu. Guests say the food is way better than at ordinary restaurants; but they hate that they have to cook it all themselves   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 224
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2009-02-25 07:10:20 PM
Best thread in a year
 
2009-02-25 07:10:25 PM
St00pidN00b: LiveCD. Do you speak it?

I shouldn't admit it, but on my keychain I carry a Swiss Army Knife with a 1GB thumb drive inside (Christmas present from my wife, who could shop by going to thinkgeek.com and clicking on random items, because she knows I want them all). I currently have the thumb drive configured as a LiveCD of Ubuntu 8.10.

Any time I leave my house, I take an OS with me. It's been handy on more than one occasion, though, so I've got that going for me.

Which is nice.
 
2009-02-25 07:12:48 PM
Issor: Oh, we all read XKCD, What_do_you_want_now...

Look, I know that you know that I know that Wil doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm the one who knows that he doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm not a stalker.

/the headache you get will is like sweet sweet revenge
 
2009-02-25 07:13:09 PM
youShotWhoInTheWhatNow: Epiphany: Gonz: Epiphany: btw, who here knows what types of man pages are stored in the man1 and man8 directories, my flash cards for this final need this answer.

Just read the man pages on man pages, n00b.

1 is executable programs or shell commands, 8 is system administration commands (usually only for root).

I don't have linux here, and I can't use a linux machine for the final. I have to just answer random questions. Thanks for the answer though!

Are you a CS major?


Just trolling (slightly) because of my hatred of the command line. I have all the answers to my questions here, i'm just putting them on 100 flash cards at the moment. I'm a net-tech major. Also, I'm taking a google minor in the amount of time I'm on there and fark instead of paying attention in linux. Hence why the final is no fun.
 
2009-02-25 07:14:03 PM
Gonz: Any time I leave my house, I take an OS with me. It's been handy on more than one occasion, though, so I've got that going for me.

Add Mac-on-a-stick(p) for more nerdcred (and to play Oregon Trail and Number Munchers on the go)
 
2009-02-25 07:16:15 PM
I've been to this restaurant. The only thing on the menu is SMUG.
 
2009-02-25 07:16:43 PM
What_do_you_want_now: Issor: Oh, we all read XKCD, What_do_you_want_now...

Look, I know that you know that I know that Wil doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm the one who knows that he doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm not a stalker.

/the headache you get will is like sweet sweet revenge


So Picard didn't like Wesley at first because, as he told Riker, he isn't good with children, which made him have some level of apparent contempt for even Dr. Crusher's son, until he proved himself, eventually showing Picard that not all children are bad?
 
2009-02-25 07:21:25 PM
Issor: What_do_you_want_now: Issor: Oh, we all read XKCD, What_do_you_want_now...

Look, I know that you know that I know that Wil doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm the one who knows that he doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm not a stalker.

/the headache you get will is like sweet sweet revenge

So Picard didn't like Wesley at first because, as he told Riker, he isn't good with children, which made him have some level of apparent contempt for even Dr. Crusher's son, until he proved himself, eventually showing Picard that not all children are bad?


Tuesday.
 
2009-02-25 07:21:54 PM
farkers are such nerds, nobody even commented (or read?) the article.
 
2009-02-25 07:23:44 PM
youShotWhoInTheWhatNow: Please for the love of Wesley Crusher tell us you Aren't you a CS major?

FTFY
 
2009-02-25 07:24:38 PM
What_do_you_want_now: Issor: What_do_you_want_now: Issor: Oh, we all read XKCD, What_do_you_want_now...

Look, I know that you know that I know that Wil doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm the one who knows that he doesn't know that you know that I know that I'm not a stalker.

/the headache you get will is like sweet sweet revenge

So Picard didn't like Wesley at first because, as he told Riker, he isn't good with children, which made him have some level of apparent contempt for even Dr. Crusher's son, until he proved himself, eventually showing Picard that not all children are bad?

Tuesday.


Well, as long as we're on the same page.
 
2009-02-25 07:24:54 PM
GAT_00: How to know you're a nerd: you're laughing your ass off at this thread.

...from your Ubuntu laptop.
/that you just did sudo apt-get update on before opening the browser
//sudo get me a cup of coffee?
 
2009-02-25 07:27:55 PM
FatherDale: ...from your Ubuntu laptop.

Real nerds know Ubuntu is too mainstream to be nerdy...

*puts on asbestos underwear, slowly backs away*
 
2009-02-25 07:30:05 PM
Slow news day, I take it?

This restaurant has been around for a year and a half.

So I would say "repost," except I don't feel like digging that far back in the archives.
 
2009-02-25 07:31:24 PM
How much space does Ubuntu take up after installation? Thinking about loading it on my Netbook because WINXP HOME with MSWORKS has eaten up almost the entire 7.1GB flash-drive or whatever you call it
 
2009-02-25 07:31:37 PM
St00pidN00b: FatherDale: ...from your Ubuntu laptop.

Real nerds know Ubuntu is too mainstream to be nerdy...

*puts on asbestos underwear, slowly backs away*


Don't feel bad. I had to refrain from saying something similar.
 
2009-02-25 07:33:29 PM
Heh. Im quite fond of Ubuntu. Did all the Slackware/Gentoo/SuSE stuff, though I liked SuSE a lot more when it WAS SuSE, as opposed to Novell's redheaded stepchild.

Also love my Wintendo. Some games just do not port smoothly to Linux, so I have an XP box at home that I fire up to play em.
 
2009-02-25 07:33:39 PM
lukethedog: How much space does Ubuntu take up after installation? Thinking about loading it on my Netbook because WINXP HOME with MSWORKS has eaten up almost the entire 7.1GB flash-drive or whatever you call it

4 GB. (new window)
 
2009-02-25 07:38:05 PM
lukethedog: How much space does Ubuntu take up after installation?

I have a base Ubuntu installation with LyX, ubuntu-restricted-extras (Flash, Java, various codecs, etc.), Skype, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc. Uses about 3.8GB on my ext3 formatted SSD.

I'm using the 64-bit version, if that makes any difference.
 
2009-02-25 07:40:29 PM
heypete: lukethedog: How much space does Ubuntu take up after installation?

I have a base Ubuntu installation with LyX, ubuntu-restricted-extras (Flash, Java, various codecs, etc.), Skype, Adobe Acrobat Reader, etc. Uses about 3.8GB on my ext3 formatted SSD.

I'm using the 64-bit version, if that makes any difference.


I'm very jealous of your SSD :(
 
2009-02-25 07:41:58 PM
Could've called it Gentoo: The Culinary Challenge. Most dishes would feature rice, that you have to pick yourself, of course.

Damn I love nerd jokes
 
2009-02-25 07:45:52 PM
This would make for the best episode of "Iron Chef" ever. The secret ingredient could be fugu and somehow you have to use it to compile the latest Gentoo build.
 
2009-02-25 07:46:40 PM
Issor: I'm very jealous of your SSD :(

Don't be. It's only 32GB, which means that I can't dual-boot due to lack of space. VMs push it as well.

Of course, I have a second hard disk at home (the one that actually came with the laptop) that has a dual-boot Vista Ultimate/XP Pro install, so I can swap it out as necessary.

That said, SSDs (at least my Patriot one) are absurdly fast. Think 120MB/s reads and writes with 0.1ms seek times. Cold boots in Ubuntu are about 20 seconds. My 5200RPM 2.5" disk gets about 30MB/s with 15ms seeks. If I had money, I'd put one in my desktop to use as a swap disk.

/with good wear-leveling, they're good for 6+ years of heavy use...that's longer than I keep most hard disks. :-P
 
2009-02-25 07:46:44 PM
wil: Gonz: Hey, no offense meant.

None taken! I was just offering a different perspective.


Yeah, I do that and I get pelted with Styrofoam packing peanuts.

life is so unfair.
 
2009-02-25 07:49:20 PM
heypete: Issor: I'm very jealous of your SSD :(

Don't be. It's only 32GB, which means that I can't dual-boot due to lack of space. VMs push it as well.

Of course, I have a second hard disk at home (the one that actually came with the laptop) that has a dual-boot Vista Ultimate/XP Pro install, so I can swap it out as necessary.

That said, SSDs (at least my Patriot one) are absurdly fast. Think 120MB/s reads and writes with 0.1ms seek times. Cold boots in Ubuntu are about 20 seconds. My 5200RPM 2.5" disk gets about 30MB/s with 15ms seeks. If I had money, I'd put one in my desktop to use as a swap disk.

/with good wear-leveling, they're good for 6+ years of heavy use...that's longer than I keep most hard disks. :-P


I'm using Win 7 right now because it's actually pretty NOOOICE, boots in something like 18 seconds.
 
2009-02-25 07:49:28 PM
The Dread Pirate Robertson: This would make for the best episode of "Iron Chef" ever. The secret ingredient could be fugu and somehow you have to use it to compile the latest Gentoo build.

this might sound odd, but I really like Iron Chef. it's the pro-wrestling of food shows, it's really that bad...and I can't stop watching it....
 
2009-02-25 07:49:30 PM
Areilah: wil: Gonz: I just got a shout-out on an internet forum from a guy who portrayed a character on Star Trek

...or, a fellow TotalFarker enjoyed something you added to the thread.

You're not allowed to have opinions separate to your former career apparently :\

Please don't judge my stint at the local bookstore, internet D:


Shiat I am in trouble then since I worked for Geek Squad.
 
2009-02-25 07:49:30 PM
My problem with the place is, they only have desserts and salads, but the entrees I like have never been prepared there. Oh, sure, they have open kitchen, but it's all low end stuff like boiled water.

If they ever get scientific or engineering recipes that aren't grilled cheese sammitch level, it would be interesting.
 
2009-02-25 07:50:07 PM
heypete: /with good wear-leveling, they're good for 6+ years of heavy use...that's longer than I keep most hard disks. :-P

...and 2-3x longer than the hard drive on any Dell machine I've bought has lasted.

/no longer buys Dell
 
2009-02-25 07:51:05 PM
TheRedMonkey: Areilah: wil: Gonz: I just got a shout-out on an internet forum from a guy who portrayed a character on Star Trek

...or, a fellow TotalFarker enjoyed something you added to the thread.

You're not allowed to have opinions separate to your former career apparently :\

Please don't judge my stint at the local bookstore, internet D:

Shiat I am in trouble then since I worked for Geek Squad.


you can never watch the stench of Geek Squad off your soul.
 
2009-02-25 07:51:40 PM
er...'wash'...

yeah. 'scuse me while I get another cup of coffee.
 
2009-02-25 07:53:53 PM
Issor: I'm using Win 7 right now because it's actually pretty NOOOICE, boots in something like 18 seconds.

And, if you stick a spare flash drive in, it can speed up your disk read/writes if you enable that readyboost thing that does the caching. It's almost like having an SSD, but without the high price/low capacity.
 
2009-02-25 07:54:29 PM
Gray Matter Collider: talldarknstinky: If you ever successfully eat at this restaurant, it makes you a smug expert on every kind of food, and you will no longer have friends.

you will be continually asked to questions like "How do you get food onto you fork?" and "My dinners broken, how do I fix it?"


And, unless you stand there and spoonfeed the problem customer, they will rant at you about how you're a smug nerd who lives in your mother's basement and they're going back to McDonald's, because at least THEY know how to make an accessible meal!
 
2009-02-25 07:58:32 PM
Meh. The food tastes generic and primitive.
 
2009-02-25 08:01:59 PM
Weaver95: this might sound odd, but I really like Iron Chef. it's the pro-wrestling of food shows, it's really that bad...and I can't stop watching it....

You don't have to be a raging foodie to love Iron Chef. It's technical enough that the food snobs can learn a little something, but at the same time it's hyped-up, manufactured drama that you can buy into without really knowing what the hell is going on. I still remember the looks of horror that Bobby Flay got when he jumped up onto the counter after winning. It was the Montreal Screwjob of cooking.

/What's that? Wrestling trivia in my food + nerd thread?
//Yeah, I went there...
 
2009-02-25 08:02:53 PM
It's threads like this that make me love you guys.
 
2009-02-25 08:03:11 PM
Ubuntu - a word in several African dialects that means "people who can't install Debian"
 
2009-02-25 08:04:47 PM
Weaver95: I really like Iron Chef.

I am both surprised and totally unsurprised by this. I can't quite explain either sentiment, but there you have it.
 
2009-02-25 08:08:45 PM
Favorite Iron Chef moment: A woman judge was tasting a dish made of pees. She said you could definitely taste its peenis.

/true story
 
2009-02-25 08:23:47 PM
ahem, peas.
 
2009-02-25 08:24:51 PM
St00pidN00b: Issor: I'm using Win 7 right now because it's actually pretty NOOOICE, boots in something like 18 seconds.

And, if you stick a spare flash drive in, it can speed up your disk read/writes if you enable that readyboost thing that does the caching. It's almost like having an SSD, but without the high price/low capacity.


Oh.
 
2009-02-25 08:43:33 PM
ate there in january on my honeymoon...interesting place...nice decor, decent wine list, prices a little inflated (but hey, its napa)...the food was ok, ive had better vegetarian fare...but my god, everyone there from the waiters to the patrons couldn't wait to tell us how great the food was...the smug level was off the charts...actual quote from one of the girls we chatted up at the bar:

"This place makes me feel like I don't need meat."

Whatever honey.

if you want great food, the tapas bar down the street is miles ahead in taste and price
 
2009-02-25 08:46:17 PM
Issor: I'm using Win 7 right now because it's actually pretty NOOOICE, boots in something like 18 seconds.

Leaving you with 25:42 before you have to head to the gym?
 
2009-02-25 09:06:33 PM
Fred Smythe: Issor: I'm using Win 7 right now because it's actually pretty NOOOICE, boots in something like 18 seconds.

Leaving you with 25:42 before you have to head to the gym?


Oh, please. I'm a 16 year old who knows who Wil Wheaton is and why he's AMAZING.


Like I leave my computer, hah.
 
2009-02-25 09:21:30 PM
Issor: Fred Smythe: Issor: I'm using Win 7 right now because it's actually pretty NOOOICE, boots in something like 18 seconds.

Leaving you with 25:42 before you have to head to the gym?

Oh, please. I'm a 16 year old who knows who Wil Wheaton is and why he's AMAZING.

Like I leave my computer, hah.


Dear god, that means you were at most two years old when the original run of ST:TNG ended. You're potentially only months older than the original Pentium chip. You may not even remember dial-up.

/Suddenly feels very old
 
2009-02-25 09:23:34 PM
I'd go, but I heard you have to wear a fedora.
 
2009-02-25 09:29:42 PM
sweetmelissa31: I'd go, but I heard you have to wear a fedora.

They also tend to treat you differently depending on the color of your hat. It's sorta racist
 
2009-02-25 09:46:39 PM
schnarff: Dear god, that means you were at most two years old when the original run of ST:TNG ended. You're potentially only months older than the original Pentium chip. You may not even remember dial-up.

/Suddenly feels very old


Oh gods, people that are the same age as the original Pentium are able to drive now? Cripes, that explains the gray hairs.


/Had a bare P5 chip encased in plastic on a keychain, got it from Intel in a promo packet- I don't know where it went and I miss it
//My lawn. Off.
 
2009-02-25 10:01:56 PM
I tried some Puppy Linux, but it was like eating Chinese food... after an hour I was hungry again.
 
2009-02-25 10:02:07 PM
I keep hearing about that place and how good the food is. I always end up eating at SquashFS Error instead.
 
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