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  1. they're talking about trackers not clients, but yes utorrent is awsome. Well for the most part I use newsgroups to download things (especially movies), but by far my favorite tracker is Demonoid, and I use Zcult-FM for comics. http://www.demonoid.com/ (requires registration) http://trackerb.zcultfm.com:6969/ http://trackerx.zcultfm.com:6969/ There you go not reading posts thoroughly again... i tend to use azureus and mininova. Tho, since a couple people have mentioned it, I may check out utorrent
  2. IIRC you can change the name in iTunes just like you can change the name of a playlist. Right Click -> Rename. Something to that effect.
  3. I got Apple DOS 3.1 and
  4. This (i hope) should just be so that you can enter you PIN and they can attach it to your account w/o having to tell the teller what your PIN is. Basically the machine you swipe your card through is a magstripe reader that identifies your account. You type your PIN on the keypad so that you don't have to say your new PIN aloud or write it on a piece of paper. That box is probably then connected back to their LAN to contact the database about the PIN change.
  5. It does not, you can tell because if you change your pin your bank doesnt issue you a new card. I do believe it may have the account # on it but idk. So with a MAG card reader/writer I can change my pin code without the bank knowing and still have it work in the ATM when I use it? Read what he said more carefully. It does not, you can tell because if you change your pin your bank doesnt issue you a new card. I do believe it may have the account # on it but idk. your PIN info is not on the card because if it was then everytime you changed your PIN the bank would have to change the info on the mag stripe. Since they don't do that we can conclude that the PIN info is not contained within the mag stripe
  6. Mepis 6.0 beta on a Dell Inspiron 5150 I originally ran Mepis 3.2 on this lappy then switched to Debian Etch w/Xfce, but found that after multiple package updates I was having trouble keeping things running and that it was time for a clean install. I noticed that Mepis 6.0 beta had been released and thought I'd give it a whirl. Nice to have a system that "just works" again. Waiting for the "official" 6.0 release and then I'll probably do a fresh install again just to keep everything clean.
  7. Just for those who don't know, google actually has a linux specific search that's really helpful if you're looking for answers to something http://www.google.com/linux/ has a nice penguin and everything
  8. yes it does, makes it basically one command install for anything in the repositories
  9. Linux can be a lot of fun to use. It is probably a good idea, however, to put it on a spare computer until you get used to using it (which is what matt should have done and then he wouldn't be so angry). Linux will run on pretty much anything, if you have an old computer lying around, or can get a hold of one, throw linux on there. That way, you have your normal computer to google error messages and the problems that you have without having to dual boot each time you have an issue. Personally, I put linux on my laptop the first time because I had a desktop that I could use to google things and I wanted to format my laptop anyway. I started with SimplyMEPIS and I never looked back. I tried out various distros once I got the hang of it and am in the process of switching all my other computers over to linux. I even got my girlfriend to use it on her home computer. As for your question about windows programs, yes its true, your windows software won't work. In all honesty, with the exception of games, I have found excellent replacements for everything I needed to do on my laptop. Sometimes there even seems to be more options on the linux side. I'll give you a few examples: Internet Explorer -> Firefox, Mozilla, Opera, Konqueror Photoshop -> The Gimp, Inkscape Office -> Open Office, KOffice iTunes -> gtkPod, Amarok, Juk AIM -> GAIM, AIM (linux binary) Windows Media Player -> MPlayer, Xine, Totem mIRC -> XChat, epic4, irssi, bitchx Notepad -> vi, vim, emacs I'm probably forgetting a lot of things, but you get the idea. Good luck with your linux adventures, it can be a lot of fun, and you learn a lot. P.S. If you just want to get your feet wet try out a live cd. SimplyMEPIS, Kanotix, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu all have easy to use live cds to get you started.
  10. I hope your are made the typo and not the GNOME team. You should spell the word 'application' with two p's and only one 'l.' ← For someone so picky about someone else's spelling your grammar blows
  11. I'd say you got this because you don't have the correct (japanese) character set. Since this appears to be windows, i believe you can get the character sets from the microsoft website if you are so inclined. Interesting screen shot never the less.
  12. How many teenage to 20-something people have $199 a month to spend on a cell phone? Doesn't sound like a very well thought out business plan to me.
  13. There is also a temporary patch that is being touted by Leo Laport and his security expert Steve Gibson. Information about the patch may be found here: http://www.grc.com/sn/notes-020.htm
  14. Am I the only one that thinks that the background music is *really* annoying? "Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers..."
  15. Ive got this same problem with System Idle Process ← That, however, is sure signs that you have been infected by multiple worms, viruses and trojans. ← Except, of course, that this is what the System Idle Process is supposed to do http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintas...Idle%20Process/
  16. For mine I went to radio shack and bought a package of 22 guage wire (not the stranded kind, but the kind that is one solid piece of copper inside the insulation) and I bought some heat shrinks. Strip the insulation off about a foot of the wire and wrap it around something, I tried the paper clip as is suggested by the article, but had trouble getting the loops back off because of the kinks in the clip, so I ended up using a needle that I had handy. I didn't end up using the heat shrinks because I found that if you simply place the coil over the original antenna it'll be held in place by the case once you glue it back together.
  17. The answer is Section 879 of Title 18 (http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01532.htm) "The purpose of this statute is to prohibit threats against former Presidents and other Secret Service protectees not covered by the Presidential threat statute" The statute questions whether the person knowing and willfully threatens to kill, kidnap, or inflict bodily harm against the protected person. The answer is NO. It sounds like it is a satire. Read the statute and be prepared to go in there fighting. If you read them the statute and can rebut their ignorance, they might just back down. Knowledge is power. ← It really depends on the content of the video. According to the law there must be evidence that the, "statement could reasonably be perceived as a threat but would also require some evidence that the maker intended the statement to be a threat. " meaning that they not only have to prove that it could be seen as a threat, but that you also intended for it to be a threat. If the video is obviously meant to be a satire then you'll be fine, but if its just 15 min of you shooting pictures of her full of holes then you may have a problem proving that you just meant it to be a goof. My advice is to read that section of law and make sure you understand what it says. Then spend some time this weekend sanitizing everything that you don't want them to find should they get a warrant. When you talk to them on Monday don't surrender anything, make them get the legal documents before they take your stuff and if you live with other people (parents, siblings, etc.) make sure they know what is going on and that you don't want them to take your stuff unless they have a warrant. Good luck with this, I don't think you have anything to worry about, but good luck just the same.
  18. I tried my newly hacked iTrip out today. I was shocked at how much better it is. I could only manage to find one small deadspot in my entire car, where previously my entire car was a deadspot w/one or two spots that worked somewhat well. Thank you to matt for bringing this hack to my attention. My iTrip is finally worth the money I spent on it.
  19. I just opened mine up to try this out. First off, this is pretty dangerous, you're working on a small item and an extremely sharp object very close to your fingers, I suggest finding some sort of clamp or vice or something to hold it for you so you don't stab yourself. Second, an exacto-knife != razor blade. Razor blades are thicker, i still broke one doing this, but i dont think its even possible w/something thin like an exacto-knife. I worked the corners first, wedge the blade of the razor blade into the corners between the seams until it breaks through the glue. Work each corner and then once you have broken through all four corners run the razor blade down the seam to break all of the glue. It is glued extremely well, took me about 15min of prying to get it to finally pop open. One a side note, those gray pieces on the side of the iTrip are rubber and will cut/break if you run the razor blade through them, but they do nothing to hold the unit together so there is no need to cut them. I cut completely through one, the other 3 are salvagable (sp?). On the plus side, they arent useful for anything except making it look pretty so you can probably cut them all and not lose a thing. Now I'm off to buy some copper wire to try this out. I'll let you know how it turns out.
  20. Its really about finding the topics that you're interested in and exploring those by reading everything you can find. What is your ultimate goal by becoming a hacker and learning the hacker ways? Is it information freedom? Security? Programming? Figure that out first and go from there.
  21. I just read about AmaroK in the December issue of Linux Journal and jumped on here to let you know. Beat to the punch by hac. Ah well, still looks great, gonna check it out myself
  22. unless its an old skool dialer and you have a modem connection, then its possible, but unlikely. Most likely its a "free" sample and you hafta pay for the good stuff. Atleast it wasn't a malicious question this time.
  23. The easiest way I know to get this done is with Samba. Samba is a client for *nix that allows you to connect *nix boxes to windows network neighborhood. As long as the two computers are on a LAN this will work fine. Install samba on your slack box, turn on file and print sharing on your windows box, and transfer to your hearts content. There are even ways to mount a samba share as a device (like a harddrive) but I've never done that so I'm not sure how easy it is, I'm sure there are tons of tutorials available out there on the interweb
  24. It sounds to me like you want some type of collaboration tool to be able to work on reports or whatever over an instant messenger type interface. Dr^ZigMan is definately right, this is a massive undertaking. I would suggest this: First, make sure your C++ skills are quite advanced, you're going to be reading and writing a ton of code, then take the code from current open source projects to cut down on the amount of coding you'll need to do yourself. For instance, first take the GAIM (or similar instant messenger) source code and pick it apart taking the parts you need for your project, then take the source for Open Office's Write program to take the elements you need for the word processing portion of your software. Continue on from there. As far as protocols are concerned, if you want to do this over the internet TCP is pretty much your only option in my opinion so read up on TCP socket programming. Good luck. Edit: Spelled Dr^ZigMan's name wrong... oops!
  25. ponyboy_, were you so excited and having such a good time you couldn't hold your camera straight or steady?