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  1. TransGaming says it works under Cedega 6 and some versions of 5: http://games.cedega.com/gamesdb/games/view...ml?game_id=4619
  2. Yeah, but you should include the shebang line for posterity's sake: #!/bin/bash cp -Rv ~/ /Volumes/Backup/Current Then, a quick chmod +x my_backup.command (might not be necessary), and it ought to work with a ./my_backup.command (or a double-click). What I've done for my simple scripts is use platypus to create a Mac application from a shell script. I had completely forgotten about it, but it would execute your script with an output window and a cancel button if you needed to cancel. Another thing I would look into is using rsync to do your backups. This way, you can compare two directories, and files that aren't changed aren't copied, and if you change 2 KB out of a 3 GB file, then theoretically, only 2 KB are copied and moved over. Rsync comes with mac os x, if I'm not mistaken, and I think there's also a ditto command which is specific to OS X, but I'm not familiar with that one. http://www.fredshack.com/docs/rsync.html
  3. I'm pretty sure that if you save a bash script as a .command file (and "chmod +x" it), it'll execute on double-click.
  4. Yeah, I would definitely use Automatix as the next course of action if the repo didn't work. Very strange though. I show it as being in the multiverse repositories. http://www.getautomatix.com/
  5. Thanks, Stank Dawg and nottheory... i was beginning to fear that Java was dead to the hacking world. As far as hacking is concerned, I like Java because it's ubiquitous, but has an easy socket library to figure out -- more is taken care of for you than if you're driving raw sockets with plain C, and it does most of what I need it to. GUI development is fast with Swing once you get good at it. If you need more native looking widgets, there's the Standard Widget Toolkit that actually makes calls to the native widget rendering libraries to create GUIs, so it's not just a mimicked interface, it's native. People seem to like Azureus and Limewire, and they're both Java GUIs. I'm admittedly biased here because Java is my meal ticket (I do web stuff for The Man). It won't replace PHP for a quick web site, and it won't replace Perl for a quick admin/backup script, but it's definitely got its place. People will never do video editing with Java as long as bare-metal C still exists, and rightfully so. Parnekin, your email is quite thorough and encompasses quite a few of the misconceptions people have about it, so thanks for that. Anyway, at the risk of sounding un-h4xx0r, thanks for covering it in the two episodes, and giving it a fair shake. It seems to have struck a chord with feedback on the show, and that's always good to see. Take it easy, oc
  6. It'll be nice for testing web sites on Windows. Now, you can test for all four major rendering engines on Windows: IE, Gecko, Opera, and KHTML. I don't really know what business sense this makes for Apple, though...
  7. Edit your /etc/apt/sources.list, and uncomment all the lines containing "multiverse". Mine says: # See http://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes for how to upgrade to # newer versions of the distribution. deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty main restricted ## Major bug fix updates produced after the final release of the ## distribution. deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-updates main restricted ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in ## universe WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security ## team. deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty universe ## N.B. software from this repository is ENTIRELY UNSUPPORTED by the Ubuntu ## team, and may not be under a free licence. Please satisfy yourself as to ## your rights to use the software. Also, please note that software in ## multiverse WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu ## security team. deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty multiverse ## Uncomment the following two lines to add software from the 'backports' ## repository. ## N.B. software from this repository may not have been tested as ## extensively as that contained in the main release, although it includes ## newer versions of some applications which may provide useful features. ## Also, please note that software in backports WILL NOT receive any review ## or updates from the Ubuntu security team. deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb-src http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ feisty-backports main restricted universe multiverse deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security universe deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu feisty-security multiverse Then, just sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install flashplayer-nonfree and you should be good to go.
  8. Welcome, Pharoh. I'm with you. I've never been too much of a Slackware guy, but I put Debian on anything that I need to be stable. Ubuntu is the desktop distro. I put Ubuntu on the Macbook because it's current, and it ended up that damn near everything worked out of the box. I was just going to play around with it, but it's been weeks, and I hardly ever boot into OS X anymore. I know it's cliche to just recommend Ubuntu, but that's cool. I'll be a rebel and go with the crowd here .
  9. Actually, I think it is. There was some law (may or may not have been in the US, I don't follow it too closely) that semi-legalized abandonware. Some abandonware sites are thin disguises for (or link closely with) warez sites though, so it may not be worth the risk. Copyright is still in effect, of course, for 70 years after the death of the creator, IIRC, but I don't know how that works for companies, like Nintendo. I think the law you're thinking of is the DMCA, and it only legalized using players for ROMs that you own the games for, on a system that isn't being commercially produced anymore. So, SuperNES, sure. XBox, or PS2? Nope. Note that this part of the DMCA hasn't been tested in court yet AFAIK, but language in the DMCA seems to indicate that this is the case. http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20031029-3040.html
  10. Does it say anything about the gnome-settings-daemon? I've had problems with that before, and I had to search around a bit, but I don't remember having to do anything crazy to fix it. Try searching around on the Ubuntu forums, they are a great help.
  11. I find Feisty Fawn (7.04) to be quite a bit more refined than Edgy Eft (6.10). I run a Macbook, and the hardware detection worked so much better... almost everything worked out of the box. I think you'll have better luck that way, especially if your hardware was produced in the last year or two. Not to mention, newer packages. I almost always find a reason to update to the new Ubuntu alpha releases when they come out, but I'm trying to stay strong this time.
  12. From what I can tell, the small half circles indicate an estimated value. There is a half-circle above the theta as well as Pi in a couple of places down the page. Variance, here (var()), I guess, is the measure of the amount of incorrectness in the experiment's ability to estimate Pi. Avar() is asymptotic variance, and I have absolutely no idea what that is, but I think it has something to do with the fact that the variance drops a little bit with every needle thrown at the parallel lines, approaching an asymptote. It's way too late for calculus , and it's been too many years since I took it. Yikes.
  13. Don't worry so much about that. Just don't be a troll (and believe you me, a few hours of reading binrev, and you'll know exactly what it means to be a troll). Gloss over ESR's essay on how to ask questions; it's old, but still mostly valid. There's really not much of an advantage to switching to Linux if all you want to do is learn to program. You can install Apache, MySQL, PHP, and gcc (mingw) on Windows. However, if you're sick of Windows, I will never dissuade another potential wanderer from coming over to the dark side . Yes, there are a billion Linux releases. I've been all over from Red Hat (8.2) to Mandrake (now Mandriva) to SuSE to Debian proper, and now to Ubuntu, and that's where I keep coming back to. Ubuntu has an immense package repository, and an emphasis on being newbie friendly, and still manages not to make anything more difficult for the experienced Linux user. I think it's a fine place for a newbie to start, especially because it has a live CD that you can play with before you're ready to commit to repartitioning your hard drive. As for not using XP to its fullest potential, I can't either, and don't really see the point. If you want to learn not only how to use an operating system, but how to learn how an operating system (and the surrounding network) works, then by all means, dive right in. There is plenty to be learned about networking and security, and if you want to install php and mysql, you're only an "apt-get install" away (as are all the KDE packages, so don't worry about the Ubuntu/Kubuntu debate -- just "apt-get install kubuntu-desktop" if you want to run KDE for a while). My biggest advice is to stop thinking about it and do it ... that's how I have to work, or I'll just research and never get anything done.
  14. Beej's guide to socket programming is an absolute must-read, whether or not you're doing your sockets in C or C++: There are also other libraries you can use which could make the job a little easier. Here's one in C++.
  15. Why should an infinite loop give you a runtime error?