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About olorcain

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  • Birthday 09/06/1981

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    ok... here are a few programming, rock climbing, rapelling, reading, oil painting, martial arts, firearms, cisco, 2600, Def-Con, Johnen Vasquez's work, Darren Arionofsky's work, gaming, social engineering, natural resources studies, biology, physics, Richard P. Feynman's books and work, trs-80's, the lynx canadensis, Alaska, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the BBC series), skateboarding, The National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws, The Alaska Geophysical Institute at the University of Fairbanks as they have a new $5,000,000+ Cray supercomputer, xkcd.org, illwillpress.com, earth-based religions, really good hacks, electronic music such as Paul VanDyke, and The Orb, Loreena McKinnet, A lot of other music, playing the guitar, African drumming, still reading?...amazing anyone would have this much interest in my interests. So what I could have really said here was I have to many interests to fill out here but what the hey I felt like doing some typing.
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  1. I am new to this forum but I understand the being burnt out, I went through something like that myself.
  2. This is the point where I use the program BartPE and back-up everything and wipe, then do a complete reinstall. In my opinion the best way to ensure all viruses, spyware, trojans, corrupted system files etc... is just completely reinstall and there really isn't much of a way around it without just wasting time.
  3. Okay, I got the right thread this time, The first post I made in the "Newbie Diving into Linux" was meant to go in this thread again folks I am sorry about this I don't mean to confuse anyone... I am only trying to help new people to linux with things I have learned from my own experience with using Linux.
  4. My apologies on my last post on this thread, I think I meant to reply to a different thread and it ended up in this one, sorry if this seemed random.
  5. Earlier up when I made my comment about holding off on jumping right into BT if one is new, wasn't meant as a discouragement from checking BT out. I am not saying Linux is to terribly difficult to learn either, I was just saying that for learning linux itself, starting out first on an install such as Debian/Ubuntu, Mandrake, Red Hat/Fedora, Suse, LinuxMint, etc... might make it a little simpler at first. Distros such as Knoppix STD and BackTrack are geared towards penetration testing more specifically than a typical desktop install of some flavor of Linux. So of course if this is the focus of the individual then that's great but at any rate when it comes to learning the basics, a good book or more helps a lot with garnering knowledge. I would recommend checking this Linux in a Nutshell book out http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596004828
  6. I just got my Python Cookbook and I am waiting on my Programming Python book to show up

  7. Wow, I just read this 'FallenSword' games' Usage Agreement, this is just a couple of statements that caught my eye: "Bugs which are a potential exploit to the game should not be posted publicly. They should be brought to the immediate attention of Hunted Cow Studios Ltd via our support centre (http://support.huntedcow.com)" "Due to a minority of players abusing the recruitment system, if a player on the same IP address as you uses your recruitment link you will not be awarded any Fallen Sword Points for that recruit." I just wanted to check out the user agreement to see what it had to say. Anyway, depending on the nature of the hack I could see why one could spend a lot of time with this.
  8. If nothing else this has been an entertaining site and through my tumbling down the rabbit hole I came across this link which has nice pictures http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/09/most-alien-looking-place-on-earth.ht
  9. If one is new to Linux, it might be a good idea to hold off on jumping into BT right away. At any rate maybe this thread might help
  10. From what I understand Ext4 uses "multiblock allocator" (mballoc) which allocates many blocks in a single call, instead of a single block per call is one of the improvements made and through splitting of huge files into smaller "extents" avoids the issues found in ext3 which uses an indirect block mapping scheme. For a better understanding here one link I found that may help. http://kernelnewbies.org/Ext4
  11. It might be a good idea to check this out http://freenetproject.org/whatis.html
  12. My personal preference is also VLC but I would suggest sampling several programs until one finds what they most prefer, one program may be great for one but not so great for another, though I will say I have had some difficulty getting everything to run smoothly when I attempted to use RealPlayer.
  13. In my case, my wife volunteered me up to the father in law... hmm yep I'm hosed (when I'm around) fortunately I live six hours away so it's minimal.
  14. I am not sure if it helps at all but I found this link that may point you in the right direction http://www.mathworks.com/support/books/book48799.html?category=0&language=1
  15. My 2600 magazine subscription told me about it.