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by sirgregg
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Prologue of a story
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Re: Prologue of a story

Unknown post id, it may have expired or been deleted


Sorry :(
by sirgregg
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:43 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How does i booted knoppix?
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: How does i booted knoppix?

achan1058 wrote:What one needs to know are stuff like algorithms, data structures, and how things actually work.

...which is actually all about computers ;)
Sorry, just had to :)
by sirgregg
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:35 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How does i booted knoppix?
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: How does i booted knoppix?

If I were you, I'd start with Ubuntu. It's the most friendly (and also powerful) linux distro there is right now, and the website along with forums can help you solve just about any problem you might encounter ;)
by sirgregg
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: md5 quine?
Replies: 5
Views: 3772

md5 quine?

I've been quite interested into the whole crypto stuff recently... Reading about md5 I started thinkig, and the following question popped into my mind: Does there exist a string, which is it's own MD5 hash? I do not exactly understand how the algorithm works, so this might be a technical impossibili...
by sirgregg
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Write A Slightly edited story
Replies: 102
Views: 5798

Re: Write A Slightly edited story

Maseiken, meanwhile, suddenly realised that that did really count as a ninja , but felt no remorse Then the apocalypse arrived, because in it's time, 1000 years is about 15 miliseconds . The aliens decided to wage war with the apocalyptic planet. With the Aliens, I only dance salsa. But since the m...
by sirgregg
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Write A Slightly edited story
Replies: 102
Views: 5798

Re: Write A Slightly edited story

Bob was stunned, not only at this sudden appearance, but also at the fish that were descending from the sky... The dragon seemed fascinated too, and started trying to catch them with Bob Harrison . Though Harrison threw the fish he caught at the other side of the water . Then everyone realized that...
by sirgregg
Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Write A Slightly edited story
Replies: 102
Views: 5798

Re: Write A Slightly edited story

Maseiken wrote:The Dragon threw the bag into the water, and the dog leapt after it!


Unfortunately, the Dragon has somehow set off the Infinite Improbability Drive and bag bounced back, landing right in front of him.
by sirgregg
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:19 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Installing HP DesignJet Printer on Mac OS X
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: Installing HP DesignJet Printer on Mac OS X

For what I know (and I am not very skilled with Macs and printers etc) the Mac OS has a poor support of both new printers and different types of adapters, meaning COM to USB, LPT to USB and so on. The best way of solving the problem I can think of is getting a print server, for instance a linksys on...
by sirgregg
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Write A Slightly edited story
Replies: 102
Views: 5798

Re: Write A Slightly edited story

Bob dodged, feeling stupid that he forgot about dragons and their uncanny magic abilities.


He quickly cast Dispel Magic using up half of his mana and took out the enchanted +2 dagger willing to engage the monster in a hand-to-hand combat.
by sirgregg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Write A Slightly edited story
Replies: 102
Views: 5798

Re: Write A Slightly edited story

So Bob tried to run from the dragon, and arrived at a bookstore


He ran to the bookshelves and started to look for a Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook.
by sirgregg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Write A Slightly edited story
Replies: 102
Views: 5798

Re: Write A Slightly edited story

DeLink wrote:Bob was walking by and seemed to stumble across a green dragon.

He dismissed it however, and continued on across the wide boulevard.

Hope I got it right..?
by sirgregg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: free laptop
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: free laptop

If xp doesn't see the hard drives that's probably beacause of AHCI. Get into bios upon booting, then find AHCI mode setting and turn it off (or turn to 'compatibility' if there's no 'off' option). Your drives should now show up in the installation screen...
by sirgregg
Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: My thoughts on horror movies
Replies: 3
Views: 729

My thoughts on horror movies

What I'm going to say actually applies to all kinds of movies, but it started out with horrors and I think it goes with them best. I have recently been thinking about the ways movies are made, and started to wonder what makes good movies of certain types. While comedies and dramas are mostly made by...
by sirgregg
Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Quick launch keys on HP laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Re: Quick launch keys on HP laptop

It depends on the operating system you are using. If you're on linux, I believe every key can be easily mapped to do a specific job, but on windows things get a lot harder. However some of the quick launch keys are possible to program using the supplied software, but other are 'preloaded' and you ca...
by sirgregg
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The Love of Learning
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

Re: The Love of Learning

I do feel it every day for several years now... I actually feel quite bad and somehow... guilty? if I go to sleep and realize I haven't learned anything interesting that particular day. Thank God we have Internet, which makes the seek of knowledge so much easier :)
by sirgregg
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books that make you genuinely laugh
Replies: 107
Views: 18304

Re: Books that make you genuinely....

Probably everything by Douglas Adams...
I wish I wouldn't have had read it before, so that I was able to will have would read it again ;)
by sirgregg
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Geek/Internet Rite of Passage
Replies: 138
Views: 12241

Re: Teh internetz culture

Lolcats are very tightly connected to 4chan, you should read some articles on wikipedia about it... It will really help understand a lot of jokes in the internet ;) Sudo is a command in linux, letting you execute another command with root (administrator) privileges. For what I've learned so far, the...
by sirgregg
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Slooooooooow Start up
Replies: 11
Views: 1227

Re: Slooooooooow Start up

There might be a couple of reasons... That sudden freeze you described might be a memory or cpu failure, but I have no idea what happened during the boot-up. My suggestion is to try booting it from some live cd and running diagnostics over the hardware to see what might be the cause
by sirgregg
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: City of Glass (solo acoustic/noise project)
Replies: 5
Views: 1546

Re: Solo Acoustic/Noise Project

VERY nice. Good job there! One little problem there, windows has some problems unpacking it... You have obviusly made it in OS X, and the folder structure is somewhat strange. When trying to unpack it (winRar) it says 'unable to find the path specified', giving me only the folders, without files. I ...
by sirgregg
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: A Man Crawling Through the Desert
Replies: 7
Views: 2379

Re: A Man Crawling Through the Desert

I've read it and quite liked it. I think it lacks some really catching point though... It begins smoothly, starts unwinding really nice, I love the part in the middle, but then it just... ends, out of nowhere. I felt a little disappointed. Still though, very nice piece of writing. Thank you for shar...
by sirgregg
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:16 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Haistfu's "Siggies for the Needy" (56k warnin') Come on in!
Replies: 43
Views: 5912

Re: Need a siggie? Maybe I give-ie (56k warnin')

I guess you're right. I hereby agree that I was too harsh and unnecessarily mean, for which I would like to very much apologise.
If I am allowed a word of explanation, it was all caused by a series of unfortunate events, which made me very angry to people, I wish I could control myself better :(
by sirgregg
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:31 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Haistfu's "Siggies for the Needy" (56k warnin') Come on in!
Replies: 43
Views: 5912

Re: Need a siggie? Maybe I give-ie (56k warnin')

So you can make a sig for everyone who needs it, but is not very creative and sucks at graphics? This must be the coolest thing in the world! Ah yes, there's the catch though... One has to provide you with all the images, brushes, colors, texts, fonts, preferably in a ready .psd file, and an idea of...
by sirgregg
Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Nomic, anyone?

My votes are:
yes to actions out of turn being illegal
yes to posting out of turn as long as not making any suggestions
no to possibility of passing a turn
by sirgregg
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:28 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Nomic, anyone?

I vote yes on TMP's suggestion.
And I am not sure if the rules allow you to change a once cast vote....?
by sirgregg
Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Nomic, anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Nomic, anyone?

Looks like I'm first...
My suggestion is to shorten the time of voting from three days to one day (24 hours), which should speed the game up and add much more excitement to it.
by sirgregg
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Great Scenes In Film
Replies: 50
Views: 6027

Re: Great Scenes In Film

Fight Club?
Spoiler:
Basically the whole movie is a great scene, but if I had to choose the moment that gave me most goosebumps it would be
"It's called the changeover. The movie goes on, and nobody in the audience has any idea."
by sirgregg
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:46 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: No sound.
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: No sound.

Did you look in the BIOS? It might be disabled there
by sirgregg
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:12 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: iPhone Geohash App
Replies: 22
Views: 12000

Re: iPhone Geohash App

Sorry to say, but there most likely won't be one. Unless of course someone feels like paying Apple for adding it to the supported software list. Which I honestly don't believe could ever happen....
by sirgregg
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:53 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Virtual Machine for Linux
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Virtual Machine for Linux

For what I know, VMware won't be able to recognize your usb device, unless the linux does as well... At least that's what I got playing with it and trying to make the webcam work.
by sirgregg
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:31 am UTC
Forum: Computer Science
Topic: Crypto Key Weakness, Philosophical/Psychological Weirdness
Replies: 22
Views: 3706

Re: Crypto Key Weakness, Philosophical/Psychological Weirdness

This brings me an idea of something else - another way of bruteforcing. Thinking about what you've written, that the attacker would most probably try guessing their way up from 00000 or down from 99999 (or fffff), would the best option not be 5555? Or respectively 88888? To the point though. As we h...
by sirgregg
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:57 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Syntax highlighting for natural languages
Replies: 11
Views: 3309

Re: Syntax highlighting for natural languages

This is not a bad idea, but... as long as the programing languages have a very precise and defined structure, natural languages don't. Words can be moved around and placed in a variety of ways, which in most cases won't change the meaning of the sentence. I think the highlighting would rather help e...
by sirgregg
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can't boot from hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Can't boot from hard drive

I don't know if grub goes as far as the mbr, but you might always try. Alternatively, use a windows floppy disk and run fdisk /mbr to try and restore the partition table together with the boot sector... good luck
by sirgregg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Time for a revolution in input methods?
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Time for a revolution in input methods?

It is quite an interesting question... The most popular alternative input method is I guess the Vista's speech recognition. It doesn't work very well though, unless you spend a real long time playing with it and trying to figure out how to use it correctly. There are also some alternative mouse cont...
by sirgregg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:03 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: How to make U3 Autorun without window opening?
Replies: 7
Views: 2526

Re: How to make U3 Autorun without window opening?

As far as I know, you can't.
This feature is built into Windows, and it would require turning it off on every single computer... There is no way of 'externally' getting rid of the dialog.
by sirgregg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:57 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Can't boot from hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Can't boot from hard drive

Did you try repairing or restoring the bootsector? If the drive is all fine but just won't start, this seems to me as the only possibility.
by sirgregg
Thu Jul 24, 2008 6:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Differential Diagnosis for Disfunctional DVD-RW
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Differential Diagnosis for Disfunctional DVD-RW

Unfortunately, LG writers seem to be doing quite a lot of trouble for many people... http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/FIRMWARE/Lite-On/LiteOn-SHW-1635S-Firmware-YS0Z.shtml try downloading this firmware (which I believe is the newest version) and updating it, and then try to run a diagnostic on the D...
by sirgregg
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Differential Diagnosis for Disfunctional DVD-RW
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Differential Diagnosis for Disfunctional DVD-RW

The drive's maker and model is usually indicated somewhere on it... Try extracting it from the computer and having a look around. Also, I would like to point out that reading\writing CDs is a bit different than DVDs, so you want to run both the tests. Some more technical background would also be app...
by sirgregg
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Fun/Awesome/Cool/Useful software
Replies: 45
Views: 5807

Re: Fun/Awesome/Cool/Useful software

Yamicsoft's Vista Manager - an absolute must if you happen to be using this OS... Gives you the possibility of adjusting and twerking basically everything in the system, even stuff you have never even heard about :) XnView - A pretty good image viewing software, able to convert and adjust images ver...
by sirgregg
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Differential Diagnosis for Disfunctional DVD-RW
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Differential Diagnosis for Disfunctional DVD-RW

There might actually be a few causes... First of all, you should see if your OS actually sees the drive as a recorder. If it does, you might want to try updating the drivers or firmware. If all of the above fail, try running some diagnostics (I'd recommend using Hiren's Boot CD) over it. Sorry about...
by sirgregg
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Windows and missing HD space
Replies: 10
Views: 2037

Re: Windows and missing HD space

My guess would be that the missing 4GB is either the paging file and/or the hibernation file... Try disabling them and see if there's any change.

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