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by markfiend
Wed Oct 27, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: PHP advice
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: PHP advice

Another couple of security suggestions: If there are three incorrect login attempts from one IP address, block that address from making further login attempts for (say) an hour to prevent brute-force attacks. Don't differentiate in error messages between "right username wrong password" and...
by markfiend
Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make your own web browser in Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: How to make your own web browser in Linux ?

Tkinker isn't a good choice, it has an older style UNIX like interface, looks like a DOS or OS2 or mainframe like applications, not as GUI as you might like The reason I recommended tkinter (in Python) is that the resultant applications are platform-agnostic. I can run a python/tkinter program on W...
by markfiend
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Please give me one sound reason, i need it....
Replies: 15
Views: 1555

Re: Please give me one sound reason, i need it....

For what it's worth, I'm sticking on the LTS.

I'm dual-booting Mint and Arch at the moment, with a view to shift over predominantly to Arch in the long run. (No offence to Mint, I still think it's a wonderful distro, but it's "newb"-oriented and I'm starting to outgrow that approach.)
by markfiend
Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: PHP advice
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: PHP advice

No offence, but the idea of creating every user login as a separate SQL user gave me a bit of a :shock: moment. I would certainly never consider doing anything like that! Anyhoo, yes, store user details on a database table. You need to store (at least) your user's username, a password "salt&quo...
by markfiend
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make your own web browser in Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: How to make your own web browser in Linux ?

randomizer wrote:I don't know if Python requires explicit memory management like C/C++,
I think you can do it but you don't have to.
by markfiend
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to make your own web browser in Linux ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: How to make your own web browser in Linux ?

Writing my own browser (in Python) is actually something I have considered trying (as a personal project, not ever releasing the code "in the wild"). Python includes the Tkinter module (which is a Python binding to the Tk toolkit) for the GUI, the urllib module for retrieving data from the...
by markfiend
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: Any themes that would look good with this background?
Replies: 4
Views: 1057

Re: Any themes that would look good with this background?

Actually if there is a way to make replace the orange of the background pic with green...that would be pretty sweet also. :D 1: Open your image up in the GIMP 2: In the menu, click Colours, then Hue-Saturation 3: Click the "Master" thing so it adjusts all colours 4: Drag the "Hue&quo...
by markfiend
Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Itunes
Replies: 5
Views: 702

Re: Itunes

My old 4th gen iPod Classic (the photo iPod) works with Rhythmbox. So does my wife's 3rd gen Nano. There's no "sync" but you can drag-and-drop music from your computer to your iPod (and vice-versa) no problem. Also you don't have the issues with trying to run two iPods off one computer lik...
by markfiend
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] software to extract data from multiple text files
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: software to extract data from multiple text files

grep seems to be what you are looking for. Open a terminal, navigate to the folder with all your text files and grep Passed *.txt You can pass the output into another file like this: grep Passed *.txt > output.txt Your output.txt will contain all lines from the source files which include the word &q...
by markfiend
Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

Right, forget it. You're obviously not here to hear anyone else's viewpoints. You just want an echo-chamber. Given your repeated dismissal of any and all opinions that don't match your own, I can only assume that you're trolling. I'm out.
by markfiend
Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

join the development team for the distro you think deserves to be the only one Where in the world did I ever advocate there being one distro, or for that matter, one DE, one app in a category, or one choice of anything in Linux? You do know the different between "less choice" and "on...
by markfiend
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

If you don't like it, then you could actually do something about it. Join a project, you don't need to be a developer, you could provide artwork, or translations, or documentation. Like I said before... join the development team for the distro you think deserves to be the only one , then you can wor...
by markfiend
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

This means I might need for example one music player to edit tags, another one to convert them to a different format, and a different one to burn them to a CD. To enjoy and manage music on my Linux rig, I sometimes need 3 different programs. I am happy that I have the choice to get the 3 applicatio...
by markfiend
Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

Not sure why Linux users keep touting this "free" thing. You spend hundreds of dollars on a PC. The average person spends $500-1000 on one. Laptops are about equal with the exception of netbooks at the $300 price range. Do you know how much extra it costs the manufacturer to slap a Window...
by markfiend
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

:lol: at MALsPa 8) ========================== Tell you what, you guys that think there's too much choice in Linux, join the development team for the distro you think deserves to be the only one , then you can work to make it truly the "killer distro" for Linux that boosts it to 20% market ...
by markfiend
Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

Take for instance movie editors. There's like a dozen of them and most who have used Windows Movie Maker would agree they all suck in comparison. That's what spawned the creator of OpenShot to start his project. You have just defeated your own argument! If your "let's have less choice" id...
by markfiend
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:45 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Linux & Blu-Ray
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Linux & Blu-Ray

JasonLG wrote:it is legal to to make copies of DVD's that you own for backup purposes in the US. But it is illegal to make/distribute software that allows people to circumvent copy protection.
:lol: "The law is an ass".
by markfiend
Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

*sigh*

OK, forget it. We'll agree to disagree. I can see you won't be persuaded.
by markfiend
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 52372

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

mintnoob: anything to say to this? What you are asking goes directly against the core ethos of the whole GNU/Linux project. No-one cares about market share. The choice inherent is developer choice. If you actually look at some of the stuff RMS has written: the GNU project is for developers by devel...
by markfiend
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: World Cup 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 2642

Re: World Cup 2010

I honestly don't think the "goal that wasn't" would have made a slight bit of difference. England were simply outclassed. By the time that goal went in (or didn't) it could have been 4 or 5 to Germany.

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