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  1. The GDNet Dead Poll

    Quote:Original post by Will F He's probably still alive, but it looks like Strife is no longer with us (he hasn't posted since October 29, 2005). Perhaps the Java Development forum needs a new moderator? Funny, I told Dave that about a year and a half ago or so :P
  2. Gaim + Google Talk

    Yeah, it works now. I'm not sure what the big deal was...
  3. Gaim + Google Talk

    Yeah, I've followed Google's own instructions for setting up Gaim, but it's refusing to work for me...
  4. Gaim + Google Talk

    Out of curiosity, has anyone gotten Google's Jabber server to work with Gaim on a platform other than Windows? It doesn't get past "authenticating" for me, and my friend using Adium on OS X can't seem to connect either. It mysteriously works for Gaim on Windows, reports another friend, though.
  5. starbucks

    Starbucks???? Are you kidding me? The only reasonable excuse you have for going there is if you live in such a small town that there is no other coffee place for you to go to.
  6. Funniest Computer Word

    Quote:Original post by Nypyren Cliches That Piss Me Off: The recursive acronym pattern "<acronym> Is Not <whatever>" GNU is Not Unix PINE Is Not Eudora <etc> It was clever the first time, but get over it. PINE actually stands for "Program for Internet News and Email." See Wikipedia or the official site. What is the common misconception about the name is that it means "PINE Is Not Elm," not "PINE Is Not Eudora."
  7. Ladies and gentlemen (mostly gentlemen),

    Actually, Python in general is really cool. Even though I hardly know it, it's already becoming one of my favorite languages. Where I can use a scripting language, I accept no substitutes (except maybe Bash scripting, if I'm mainly manipulating things on *nix systems versus performing any kind of mathematical operation).
  8. C# was basically designed to be Java plus some other stuff that Java should (erm, doesn't) have, e.g., operator overloading. So yes, learning C# after knowing Java would require relatively little time. I haven't looked at C# a whole lot before, but from what I have seen, one of the largest difference is what packages (or whatever they're called in the C# world) you "import" (I believe the equivalent C# keyword is "using").
  9. Social networking IM, neat idea.

    Very cool idea. Privacy isn't really so much of an issue, seeing as you have to opt in to it rather than opt out. I was also very pleasently surprised to see that there is (or at least will be) a Linux client. If this catches on, I may look into beta testing it.
  10. Mouse issues on ubuntu Hoary.

    I remember having those same problems with Slackware when I first started using Linux years ago. The solution to the problem was simply finding the correct driver to use. It's strange that ImPS/2 isn't working for you, though. Try a few of the other ones. Alternatively, your device may be wrong. Usually in Debian, it's /dev/input/mice, but occassionally this doesn't work. Try, for example, /dev/psaux. Could you maybe link to your xorg.conf so that we could take a look?
  11. Incredible, simply incredible. Bartholemew R. Princeton thinks that this is the best never-updated journal ever. So say we all. So say we all!
  12. You Know...

    Quote:Original post by Sluginator I like cats, too. Your GUI is wonderful! Are you a genius? Are you kidding me??? mittens, a genius???
  13. Quote:Original post by rohde AFAIK the game logic of Star Wars Galaxies is written in Java. I think Java will be used increasingly more and more in game development. The one big showstopper at the moment is it's unavailability on consoles. But maybe SONY will change that. Who knows... I never considered that, but you're exactly right. If a developer can write a game in C/C++ and have it run on a PC, XBox [plus or minus 360], PS 2/3, Gamecube, etc. with only a few API-specific changes, yet only have it run on a PC in Java, he/she/it is going to go with C/C++. You also have to keep in mind as far as consoles are concerned that (at least when they come out) they tend to be more cutting-edge machines than PCs. This means that the difference between compiled code and VM-interpreted code will be oftentimes be significant enough to notice if the game truly takes advantage of the hardware.
  14. My Experience With FreeBSD

    Quote:Original post by MrWeet Oh, well if neither of them are easier, I dislike *BSD (repalce * with your version). I would have done the network install if I had access to a ethernet cable, but I am upstairs, and can't have the router in my room ([evil] parents), so all I have is wireles, which everyone knows how much of a pain wireless is, especially when there are no premade drivers. Guess Windows will be my operating system until I get a job and get the router in my room [grin]. Thanks for the advice on the two other BSD's as well [wink]. Wireless cards are actually fairly easy (I use the term loosely when *nix is concerned) to get up and running under Linux with ndiswrapper. And if you want any kind of *nix to work with wireless right out the box (or ISO), try Ubuntu. Depending on what you have, you might be good to go from the start as soon as you activate the network interface.
  15. My Experience With FreeBSD

    Your X problem is arising from the fact that you probably don't have a .xinitrc file telling it what WM/desktop environment to run. I forget what that one is called that you are describing, but that is often what comes up by default if nothing else is specified. Google for some examples, but basically you just need a line such as exec startkde As for BSDs in general... Let's be honest, they're not really meant for the desktop. Various Linux distributions are much more geared towards end users than any of the BSDs are. I tooled around with FreeBSD a couple of years ago, but I much prefer Linux for a personal machine. BSD would be nice for a server, though (but I really don't actually see much of an advantage of one over the other, except in the case of OpenBSD because of it being so renowned for its security out of the box).