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by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why piracy isnt theft
Replies: 166
Views: 14532

Re: Why piracy isnt theft

DrHu wrote:And yet, I have not been overly impressed with AI
Until systems become massively parallel (similar to the human brain), AI will remain at the state it's in today.
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Would Microsoft fail if they eliminated piracy? “network ext
Replies: 72
Views: 6856

Re: Would Microsoft fail if they eliminated piracy? “network

I do not seriously believe it is a possibility anyway, it really does not make sense. I was just using it as an example to show that businesses are going to have to come up with other solutions if they want to bypass this problem. We both know that the world will only get worse and there will be a ...
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Live CD won't boot
Replies: 14
Views: 1256

Re: Live CD won't boot

If the MD5 sums match, try burning the ISO at a slower speed.
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hey everyone
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Hey everyone

Good to see college hasn't changed much in 30+ years. Students still fart around doing other things instead of studying. :mrgreen: :lol:
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Would Microsoft fail if they eliminated piracy? “network ext
Replies: 72
Views: 6856

Re: Would Microsoft fail if they eliminated piracy? “network

If you go to Wikipedia you can get a free 15 education of the logical fallacies.....it would do wonders for your debating skills, though as a side effect you might notice how much of Fox news is based on them :lol: 1. I wouldn't use Wikipedia as an "authoritative" source. 2. Perhaps you should read...
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why piracy isnt theft
Replies: 166
Views: 14532

Re: Why piracy isnt theft

Nick_Djinn wrote: You have not absorbed a word anyone has said have you? Do you watch Fox news? :lol:
No, I just ignore pitiful excuses that attempt to justify illegal behavior.
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 10:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why piracy isnt theft
Replies: 166
Views: 14532

Re: Why piracy isnt theft

2. The US legal system does not consider copyright violation to be "theft". Look up the laws for theft. Look up the laws for copyright violation. You will see that they are not prosecuted under the same codes. If you pirate a $20 album you will NOT be charged with petty theft. You will be charged w...
by Biker
Fri May 28, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why piracy isnt theft
Replies: 166
Views: 14532

Re: Why piracy isnt theft

Incorrect, he lost my potential sale. There is absolutely no way to prove if I would have bought it were it not available for free. You can split hairs all day long, but in the end, if you steal something that is not normally provided for "free", it is a lost sale. It doesn't matter if you had no i...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint are broken Not logging in
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Linux Mint are broken Not logging in

Let it finish checking the disk (yes, it can take a long time especially if there are errors). Sounds as if you may have a corrupted file system.
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Open Office 3.2 "Buggy"?
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: Open Office 3.2 "Buggy"?

It's not the distro, but rather how the program was packaged for the distro. When you downloaded the debian version, was it from OpenOffice.org or from the debian repo?
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Isadora fails to use wifi Solved!
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Isadora fails to use wifi

Your system is seeing the WiFi card, and it does appear to be communicating with your computer. Are you attempting to connect with the Cat5 cable removed from the computer? You can't do both at the same time. Suggestion.. Shut the computer down, unplug the Cat5 cable, ensure the WiFi card is turned ...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: A Radical New Direction for Mint
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: A Radical New Direction for Mint

First of all, you need to realize that the developers don't work on Mint for a living. They're volunteers and donate their time. Add to this that many have families and primary jobs, it's a wonder that we get timely releases! Dedicating a team to do specific things sounds great on paper, but again, ...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Isadora fails to use wifi Solved!
Replies: 9
Views: 889

Re: Isadora fails to use wifi

Please post the result of ifconfig, iwconfig and the output of mintWifi.
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Number of Linux Mint downloads (and other OSes)
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Number of Linux Mint downloads (and other OSes)

Can't be done. Seriously. You have folks seeding the ISOs via Torrent, you have multiple sites offering the ISOs for direct download, and this doesn't even count the various publications that may provide a CD/DVD of a distribution. There are far too many ways of obtaining a copy of a particular dist...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why piracy isnt theft
Replies: 166
Views: 14532

Re: Why piracy isnt theft

Keep those vein popping rants up and you'll die of a stroke before you hit 53! :mrgreen:
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: webcam kills wifi adapter
Replies: 2
Views: 509

Re: webcam kills wifi adapter

Please post the output of lspci and lsusb.
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 9:46 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Firestarter - curious entries found
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Firestarter - curious entries found

The plot thickens.. a scan of the networked vista box has come up clean. On a fresh reinstall of LM9 i now have action on ports 6969 (Gatecrasher), 54321 (Back Orifice) and 50505 (Sockets de trois). When these ports are added to the block list, the corresponding name, as above, shows up automatical...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why piracy isnt theft
Replies: 166
Views: 14532

Re: Why piracy isnt theft

I'm not saying it's perfectly legal to fileshare, but many people turn a blind eye to it believing no one is losing out, with that section of society unable to pay for the data in the first place. One day they may get out of their trap and start paying. Till then, well it's a lot more than you thin...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Firestarter - curious entries found
Replies: 8
Views: 1268

Re: Firestarter - curious entries found

There are other considerations as well, such as FTP, and a few other items that would tend to weaken the security of your desktop machine. While it's not common for desktop machines to be "rooted", it does happen. A lot of individuals tend to have a false sense of security when it comes to Linux. No...
by Biker
Thu May 27, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HOW DO I ACTIVATE LINUX???
Replies: 19
Views: 1412

Re: HOW DO I ACTIVATE LINUX???

Hey! I get a cut of that! :lol:

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