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the_fat_lady_is_warming_up 14764 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 16, 2006 12:48 PM Member since: May 17, 2002
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  • Reply to

    build your own...

    by dynamite_as_wrathful_pig Jun 16, 2006 11:35 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up Jun 16, 2006 12:48 PM Flag

    no accusation there. i was perfectly public about it when i created it.

  • Reply to

    build your own...

    by dynamite_as_wrathful_pig Jun 16, 2006 11:35 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up Jun 16, 2006 12:46 PM Flag

    >>>LOL!<<<

    you're right - it's more sophisticated than you.

    >>>Wazzamatter fatty? Lose your other alias?<<<

    nope.

  • Reply to

    More anagrams

    by phandsvrta May 29, 2006 11:36 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 12:03 PM Flag

    lol - good uns. some more...

    webuser: clickthedic
    sternest: Cliched tick.

    webuser: stockwizard_orig
    sternest: God! Razor sick wit.

    webuser: intentoserjusto
    sternest: Not junior testes.

    webuser: belmontparkwinticket
    sternest: Keen climb top-rank twit.

    webuser: pepevega2001
    sternest: Gave peep.

    webuser: abhella
    sternest: Ha! Label.

    webuser: runway971left
    sternest: Awful entry.

    webuser: creepy_word_game
    sternest: Weedy grace romp.

    and just to save somebody the trouble:

    webuser: the_fat_lady_is_warming_up
    sternest: Dynamite as wrathful pig.

    somehow, i'm ok with that.

  • the_fat_lady_is_warming_up by the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 11:53 AM Flag

    looks like goog earth might be on its way to linux too.

    turns out goog tried picasa on wine and it mostly worked, so they engaged codeweavers to extend wine to "fill in the blanks". the patches went back into wine, and happened to get lucky on the timing of some patches coming in like Marcus Meissner's patch to tie twain to libgphoto.

    there's also a little commentary on the advantages of using a full wine env vs linking with winelib. turns out the windows picasa.exe and the linux one are identical.

    they've laid out an approach that makes delivering windows s/w on linux pretty damn workable, by the looks of it:

    >>>This could be really interesting. It's been quite a few years since a company has ported their app with Wine. Back then, the traditional thinking was the code needed to be moved from Windows to Linux and completely recompiled with Winelib. Well, that approach doesn't really offer any performance advantages and about the only benefit is you have the ability to link against native Linux libraries. Linking against native libraries would allow for better integration, except no one ever bothered to go that far. Google's approach is much more pragmatic. By shipping a known, self-contained version of Wine they can ensure future regressions don't slip in that break Picasa. At 24MB for the entire download (9MB of Picasa, 12MB of Wine, and 3MB for a Gecko engine) it's conceivable other companies would be interested in doing the same.<<<

    all in all, an intereting read.

    hhhhttp://www.winehq.com/?issue=314

  • Reply to

    MSFT PRICE FOR EBAY

    by darkbeergig May 29, 2006 10:10 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 11:07 AM Flag

    >>>Isn't the truth good enough to sell Microsoft?<<<

    no.

    it's now accident that they're known for their fud, despite ibm (iirc) having invented the term. it's like that other thing... to paraphrase: ctrl-alt-del got invented at ibm, but bill gates made it famous.

  • Reply to

    MSFT PRICE FOR EBAY

    by darkbeergig May 29, 2006 10:10 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 11:05 AM Flag

    i'm only semi-interested in this topic, but based on that, there's no reason for ebay to do such a deal - unless of course they feel the need "saving" - in which case it's not such a good deal for msft.

    but i don't think ebay's in need of saving just now, so one would presume they'd want a premium.

  • Reply to

    loonix fanatics=24/7 BS plague!!

    by ebbtidde May 29, 2006 10:05 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 11:02 AM Flag

    some of those are really pretty funny - which is why i posted the link to digg rather than directly to the site - you can browse a lot of "good uns'" pretty quickly then go try your own if ya wanna.

  • Reply to

    Things in Iraq are going well

    by msft_must_die_now May 28, 2006 3:08 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 10:53 AM Flag

    it was intended to be.

    pretty much everybody, tho some play the card more than others.

    but go ahead and ignore it -my point is actually in the rest of the post - which is that there's nothing really new here.

    it sure gets used to jockey for position a lot tho - manily to this country's detriment, imo. you think we're any safer than we were on 9/11 or the decades preceding it? i don't.

    that non-performance has sure cost a lot tho, and i'm leery of paying any additional prices for it. i was never happy with the prices we've already paid, but you know how it is these days - criticize anything (a grand american tradidition, i'd point out) and you get "if you ain't with us, you must be agin' us. terrorist!"

  • Reply to

    Things in Iraq are going well

    by msft_must_die_now May 28, 2006 3:08 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 10:19 AM Flag

    >>>It ain't racism. It's called efficiency. And people shouldn't look at is as racism. They should look at it that it's the added inconveniences of living in an unsecure world.<<<

    you talk like an "unsecure world" is some sort of friggin' new thing.

    this country had a revolution for independence and built a woldwide monument to democracy and civil rights, only to roll over and start giving it all up to cynical manipulation.

  • Reply to

    loonix fanatics=24/7 BS plague!!

    by ebbtidde May 29, 2006 10:05 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 10:13 AM Flag

    i thought i'd try for a first - making some sense of ebtitty by running his wit and wisdome thru an anagram generator.

    webuser: loonix fanatics=24/7 BS plague!!
    sternest: Bonniest, logical faux pas.

    webuser: by mighty king MSFT!!
    sternest: Mystify knight MGB.

    webuser: loonix gay poster boy click squeezed
    sternest: relax, buddy

    here's a few free bonuses:

    webuser: microsoft windows
    sternest: I'd wow conformists.

    webuser: bill gates
    sternest: Legal bits.

    amuse yourself... hhhhttp://digg.com/software/Talk_to_an_anagram_bot:_Sternest_Meanings

  • Reply to

    Proof MSFT is dying

    by peecee_user May 27, 2006 10:09 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 2:09 AM Flag

    >>>Because we'd like to see you bust an artery.<<<

    'at'd be colorful.

  • Reply to

    I BOUGHT HIS 2-B SHARES

    by rz400 May 28, 2006 10:48 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 29, 2006 2:03 AM Flag

    >>>Just as Bill will change the 21st cntury. And be remembered for the next hundred years for his great works to benefit humankind.<<<

    ok, i gotta admit, i'm stumped. who are you talking about?

    >>>Now back to msft. The company. They try to mix business with pleasure on my PC. If they were smart, they would realize most people don't want their photos, videos, music, financial matters connected to the net. Where it could be subject to perusal by anyone who has got nothing better to do than mind other peoples business. That's why I got my second PC. And use my old one for the net. But msft rushed e-XP-erimental to market. And now my newer PC is such a hassle to operate. It's a good thing msft doesn't make cars. I'd hate to read the constant messages to contact msft because I put on Michelins and my car might not be safe to operate without msft-tires. or msft gas will take care of the problem with acceleration or stalling. Etc,etc.

    Why doesn't msft just come out and say it. We plan to put everybody else out of business.<<<

    too funny - you *support* them and just described how extensively their products suck. they might plan to put everybody else out of business, but them days are receding into the past.

  • Reply to

    Ballmer is the best CEO in the world

    by traderptnow May 28, 2006 1:36 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 28, 2006 3:18 PM Flag

    <<<>>Ballmer is the best CEO in the world<<

    Agreed, but I think he'd be better as chief software architect. I say he should swap positions with Gates and be put in direct charge of Vista development.>>>

    oohhh... i *LIKE* that idea.

  • Reply to

    Vista=end of loonix & board deadbeats

    by ebbtidde May 28, 2006 11:56 AM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 28, 2006 1:14 PM Flag

    yeah, yeah:

    - w2k was gonna be the end of linux
    - xp was gonna kill linux for sure
    - w2k3 was gonna really whack it

    over all that time through all those releases, linux just keeps getting stronger, but now vista is the end-all be-all.

    pretty funny.

    but then everybody already knows you're a doorknob.

  • Reply to

    Proof MSFT is dying

    by peecee_user May 27, 2006 10:09 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 28, 2006 4:38 AM Flag

    >>>I'm half tempted to nuke this and start from a "server configuration" and then add just KDE, but I think I'm ok for now. I'm at 60 percent use of the OS partition.

    What I really need to do is replace my dead disk with a new one. I'm running with only one drive, and lack of backup is starting to bug me.<<<

    lvm over raid and http://backuppc.sourceforge.net/ on another box, dude. that combo makes life pretty reliable.

    there's a backuppc deb in one of the repos - universe, i think. backuppc is great for a small to medium network, and if you configure it decently, it's good at getting intermittently connected stuff like laptops and usb keys.

    this - hhhhttp://mantic.org/wiki/BackupPC_-_Network_backup_to_disk is mainly on fedora/centos with some suse bits in it, but maybe i'll throw the ubuntu stuff in there one day. still, it's useful for some of the config stuff - details like yum vs apt-get notwithstanding.

  • Reply to

    Proof MSFT is dying

    by peecee_user May 27, 2006 10:09 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 28, 2006 4:29 AM Flag

    >>>Synaptic makes a damn fine tool for trimming back a system.<<<

    how odd - i just did an ssh -XC to a backup server i have downstairs, ran synaptic and pulled about a gig of stuff off of it 'cause i figured it didn't need it. i should probably pull *all* the gui stuff off of it, but it's convenient to be able to run synaptic and a couple other things like that remotely. i imagine i could and will trip it down quite a bit more tho. one could always toss all the gui stuff and use aptitude, i suppose.

    strange synchronicity.

    anyway, your comments harks back to what i was saying earlier about liking the granularity of the packages in the ubuntu repos better than some of the fasirly "clumpy" ones in the fedora repos.

  • Reply to

    Proof MSFT is dying

    by peecee_user May 27, 2006 10:09 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 28, 2006 1:53 AM Flag

    >>>Is it or is it not a MSFT board?<<<

    it used to be, before all the smart msft supporters realized msft was not worth bothering with any more and abdicated. that was some time ago dexedrine - things change.

    so now we discuss linux and watch what's left of you make fools of yourselves here.

  • Reply to

    Microsoft's Margin magic

    by hawcreek_2000 May 26, 2006 8:51 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 28, 2006 1:10 AM Flag

    >>>DING DING DING, we now have a new board mother.<<<

    so that makes you the board grandmother then?

  • Reply to

    Nuremberg becomes Open Source hotbed

    by wotonnotow May 27, 2006 9:01 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 27, 2006 9:24 PM Flag

    for the life of me, i don't get why people bother responding to that doorknob. that's all he want, ya know - remember the eurythmics?

    >>>Travel the world and the seven seas
    Everybody's looking for something
    Some of them want to use you
    Some of them want to get used by you
    Some of them want to abuse you
    Some of them want to be abused<<<

    those last two lines are him.

  • Reply to

    well lookee here.... picasa...

    by the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 27, 2006 7:55 PM
    the_fat_lady_is_warming_up the_fat_lady_is_warming_up May 27, 2006 9:06 PM Flag

    yeah, that was an acquisition

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