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by Chad Mulligan
Tue Aug 27, 2002 3:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Which linux distro?
Replies: 6
Views: 506

Hm, you don't mention what kind of disk space it has, but I'd guess that something /big/ would be a bad idea.  Slackware -- at least old versions anyway, I don't know whether the new ones are the same way -- is fairly easy to keep trim because of how it's organized.  It used to be that you...
by Chad Mulligan
Mon Aug 26, 2002 6:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Dude, I used to dual-boot Red Hat 3'ish and Win95 on a Pentium 90 MHz w/ 80 MB RAM and 8 GB disk.  With Linux, it's not so much the OS that taxes your CPU, it's what you do at the application level.  For instance, if you're editing large images, that'll eat RAM regardless of your OS.  ...
by Chad Mulligan
Thu Aug 22, 2002 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: help with adveristing
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Um, regardless of who sends the emails from where, you'd almost certainly be the main suspect because it's YOUR website being advertised.  People rarely spam for complete stranger's websites... Oh, and then they'd beat you to death as a spammer, or at least the school admins would (It'd probabl...
by Chad Mulligan
Thu Aug 22, 2002 8:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Depends on what you value.  For instance, I have no bandwidth to speak of (56k, plus limited prime-time hours), so I like to get a kitchen-sink distribution like SuSE -- the $ is a much lower consideration for me than the time it saves me downloading, plus the setup and paper documentation are ...
by Chad Mulligan
Thu Aug 08, 2002 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why most people here suck
Replies: 451
Views: 17242

*sigh* To toss out some random terms, since y'all will only be talking past each other if you don't use the same definitions: Atheism:  Literally (from Greek) "without God".  Usually defined as meaning a belief that there isn't any such thing as a deity in the usual form.  It's not merely ...
by Chad Mulligan
Tue Jul 30, 2002 6:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flaws in UNIX that I've found
Replies: 12
Views: 714

I do know a bit about Unix, operating systems in general, and security, and I can say that lattera hasn't shown anything of significance here. 1- Users can of course set their own environment variables.  That's what they're there for.  If the user chooses to run untrusted code as, say, adm...
by Chad Mulligan
Tue Jul 30, 2002 6:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Some source
Replies: 17
Views: 992

Dude, the 'CODE' tag is your friend -- it'll preserve whitespacing (indentation!) and make it MUCH easier to read (there /IS/ indentation, right?).  It might also kill the inadvertent winkies, I'd hope. Numbers for array lengths should be avoided when they're used (incl. implicitly) in multiple...
by Chad Mulligan
Thu Jul 11, 2002 5:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Considering buying Uplink, but...
Replies: 14
Views: 935

For sanity's sake, I normally just have a basic bounce path consisting of InterNIC, all the banks, the Uplink machines, and the stock market.  Toss in some phone numbers, ISMs, what-not depending on difficulty; even CMs normally don't need all that many more.  On all but one system, the re...
by Chad Mulligan
Thu Jul 11, 2002 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Qbasic
Replies: 30
Views: 1977

Ah.  So QBasic threw away the 64KB program+data restriction found in GW-Basic, then?  Nice.  That was so limiting... 'course, at the time, the computer I was using had 128KB RAM (it was an "enhanced" version) and no hard drive, so it's not like I had THAT much more available...
by Chad Mulligan
Tue Jul 09, 2002 5:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 979
Views: 36838

*thump*
by Chad Mulligan
Sun Jul 07, 2002 7:38 pm
Forum: The Full Game
Topic: Tracking Warez Distributer
Replies: 17
Views: 3806

The original publishers are under the jurisdiction of whoever hosts the distribution site, 'tho -- isn't that why they moved already?
by Chad Mulligan
Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I dream of hackin
Replies: 16
Views: 1351

Perl?  Simple?  Maybe as a second language, but I'm not sure that such a free-form language is the best to start. C/C++ are pretty easy to pick up (the major parts, anyway.  Things like multiple inheritance are more complicated, and one _can_ make truly horrible code if desired -- see...
by Chad Mulligan
Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 861
Views: 31752

*cough*
by Chad Mulligan
Wed Jun 19, 2002 4:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: this sucks...
Replies: 8
Views: 489

Whiners these days... Hobbies are expensive, but as hobbies go, computer gaming is remarkably cheap if you hold out for quality titles and don't mind waiting for a while.  Even for a computer game, Uplink is quite cheap -- most games are at least US$45-50 at Uplink's age, AFAICT, and much more if fo...
by Chad Mulligan
Tue Jun 18, 2002 4:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: FAQ
Replies: 861
Views: 31752

"Power corrupts.  Absolute power is kind of neat."

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