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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu May 07, 2009 12:08 am

My current wallpaper, the last moments of an ill fated B-17:

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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu May 07, 2009 12:21 am

Cheery, aren't you Jack?

Mind you, I've got some poor sap being beaten up on my desktop, and I'm the guy that drew it in the first place, so I can't really talk...
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:27 am

Lets see that drawing! Or did I misread that and it isnt an art piece?

edit... clicked the last page... saw the drawing... nevermind that comment.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu May 07, 2009 12:32 am

WINDOWS 7 FTW

Had it for about 5 months, its truly awesome! Beats xp for sure.

And the background is a mini monster i am basing my next offroad machine off.
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Unread postAuthor: instructadict » Thu May 07, 2009 12:39 am

Ok here goes
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Thu May 07, 2009 12:43 am

Anyways, my latest background is an album cover for a local band called THO. Yes, it stands for titty hard on. Anyways, they say that the scariest animal on earth is the sloth and they wanted their album cover to portray that. The resulting illustration is my desktop for now.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu May 07, 2009 1:00 am

Ragnarok wrote:Cheery, aren't you Jack?


I have a thing about B-17s being blown out of the sky. It puts into perspective the sacrifices that went into my inability to speak German. Particularly when one takes into account the horrific injuriessuffered by those involved.

This video (precisely the segment that starts at 1:29) always brings a tear to my eye, the guns hanging useless in their mountings show that the crew is either dead or dying (though if you look closesly the chin turret does rotate slightly)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7YbUVbZ6xo[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu May 07, 2009 2:00 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:It puts into perspective the sacrifices that went into my inability to speak German.

Not to be too pedantic, but I doubt the victory of Nazi Germany in WWII would have guaranteed that you would be able to speak German to any great level. Trying to overrule the native language of the country that you've invaded is no small task.

Also, bear in mind, history is written by the victors - it's always biased in favour of those who won. That is to say, if the Nazis had won and you were able to talk German, I doubt you'd have any complaints about it.
Not to belittle the efforts exerted by the soldiers on either side of course.

There is always the question of "Was WWII a loss or a gain for the race?".
Obviously, in terms of life, it was certainly a loss, but in terms of technological advancement, it gave us advancements in cryptography, computers,electronics, rockets, nuclear fission and the understanding of the atom, etc...

It's a hard question. Anyway, I'll stop being philosophical.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu May 07, 2009 2:11 am

Ragnarok wrote:Trying to overrule the native language of the country that you've invaded is no small task.


That's not strictly true, there's a reason I have a very good command of English.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu May 07, 2009 3:11 am

There is an element of truth there, but as I understand it, it took English sometime over a century to become an official language.
And nor are we talking about a complete saturation - although English is indeed prevalent, it's still only the second most common language, and isn't spoken by all of the population.
...heck, having this conversation without giving away the location of your epoxy batcave is difficult.

Like I said, it's not any form of guarantee. I'm sure that there would be a larger number of German speakers, but I doubt it would be total coverage.

Also, that kind of implies that being about to speak German is a bad thing. Via that method, yes, but if I could have some kind of "Matrix download information into my head" thing going on, languages would be the third thing I would be doing.

The first would of course be Martial arts (so I could know Kung Fu :P) and the second... ability to play the guitar probably, something I'd love to be able to do, but don't have the time or money to get involved with.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu May 07, 2009 10:04 am

instructadict wrote:Virus Scan:
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Linux is not immune from threats. What it has going for it is it's multi-user configuration, and people aren't browsing the web or running scripts with root access to their machine.

No system is immune to attacks. Ask any IT professional who's ever run a linux server whether they are, and they'll tell you that.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Thu May 07, 2009 11:03 am

mark.f wrote:
instructadict wrote:Virus Scan:
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Linux is not immune from threats. What it has going for it is it's multi-user configuration, and people aren't browsing the web or running scripts with root access to their machine.

No system is immune to attacks. Ask any IT professional who's ever run a linux server whether they are, and they'll tell you that.


I am well aware of that. There are a few browser, PDF, flash, and most definitely social engineering exploits, but MOST of them have difficulty propagating so the percentage of infections is much lower with an unprotected Linux box than there is for a Windows box with up to date anti virus. Due to the high failure rate in Linux infection attempts, most viruses aim for attacking Windows users and high bandwidth web servers.

Home Linux boxes where the users don't run root have very low infection rates. Do you have any idea how many photos I have "Looked" at that came up on Linux asking what to do with that .exe file? Options are Save or Cancel. Windows will happily run the executable unless your anti virus is up to date and ahead of the attack. For this reason I don't take a home version of Windows online.

At work the IT department has industrial strength firewall rules and even then we have an outbreak a couple times a year.
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Unread postAuthor: instructadict » Thu May 07, 2009 11:28 am

mark.f wrote:
instructadict wrote:
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Linux is not immune from threats. What it has going for it is it's multi-user configuration, and people aren't browsing the web or running scripts with root access to their machine.

No system is immune to attacks. Ask any IT professional who's ever run a linux server whether they are, and they'll tell you that.


While that is true, a non-root linux box is much less likely to catch something than any windows machine.

even so, I have ClamAV installed JIC

Another thing I lave about linux is Compiz Fusion
I can fave windows burning, flipping and wiggleing to my hearts content.
Even on a 50 mb graphics card.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu May 07, 2009 12:23 pm

Yeah, compiz is pretty nifty.

But, I run TWM on my machine. Much faster than GNOME/Metacity/Compiz will ever be, but ugly as hell.
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Thu May 07, 2009 12:25 pm

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