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    Empathy im Client

    I Thought contacts was stored on the server your connecting to.... ? I would try to reconnect and see what happens.
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    Droid

    Droid look at phonedog they have a review Blackberry
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    Droid

    wow went to Verizon, that and the story from Slashdot.. It seams that Verizon does not want droid to be a success. They are nickel and dimeing their customers to death. for tethering I use PDANET
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    Droid

    Phonedog has some good reviews of droid I don't like the term Iphone killer.. That is a bad press way to think about electronic devices.. Iphone has more apps.. and some way better apps.. but that is not the phone. its the app I have stayed away from the iphone because its service is expensive.. I pay $80 a month for unlimited internet, unlimited texting and sharing 700 min a month on T-mobile. looking at the same contract for ATT was over $100 sorry there is more to it than the phone..
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    ubuntu Space issue

    np, I have a bad feeling it was A ) a hick up in the install for some reason only gave 8 gigs for / I think you need to sudo df -h
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    ubuntu Space issue

    can you run the df- h I need to see what ubuntu thinks is your partition table.. Thanks
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    ubuntu Space issue

    so you partitioned the drive for 80 gigs and left windows the rest? can you give me the output of df -h? Thanks
  8. good work the computer shop here has a Imac in the display with a sign saying do not by a Mac it would Cost $800 to replace the hard drive. I am sure that is what the apple store said it would cost.. but dell says the same thing.. But what is worse the guy told me it was so expensive because Mac created their own disk drives.. This is why I buy more and more stuff on line.. most of the "computer" guys have no clue.. glad to see there are people who still care..
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    iPhone Question

    ok I have pluged in my Ipod Touch after syncing my old 5th gen ipod, and for everything compatible it transfered.. it just asked a few questions I clicked yes to. not touch to iphone.. but I see no difference in function.
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    iPod Nano 4th Gen Help

    I believe you must reset and reload the songs after setting sound check in itunes and then on the ipod.. as I believe (could be wrong) but Itunes sets the volume when it writes the files to the ipod.. or at least to the database.. from the user guide Setting Songs to Play at the Same Volume Level iTunes can automatically adjust the volume of songs, so they play at the same relative volume level. You can set iPod nano to use the iTunes volume settings. To set iTunes to play songs at the same sound level: In iTunes, choose iTunes > Preferences if you’re using a Mac, or choose Edit > Preferences if you’re using a Windows PC. Click Playback and select Sound Check, and then click OK. To set iPod nano to use the iTunes volume settings: Choose Settings and set Sound Check to On. If you haven’t activated Sound Check in iTunes, setting it on iPod nano has no effect. I have done that but the iPod nano will automatically turn the volume almost to 0 and alway have to turn the volume up just to here it. Then have to turn the volume down when the next song come on due to to loud. Its like the nano is possessed. One minute the volume is set half way and when the next song plays the volume is set back down to 3. What I mean is say this is you volume bar (no volume ------------------------- full volume) . I usually set the volume to half, but when the next song our a few songs later the volume will set it self down to where you barely can hear music. When looking at the volume it shows half volume just as you set it. Does anyone know if this is a big defect in the nanos? I would love to be-able to listen and not alway have to constantly have to turn or turn up the volume durring a work out. Thanks for your help Bryan
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    iPod Nano 4th Gen Help

    from the user guide Setting Songs to Play at the Same Volume Level iTunes can automatically adjust the volume of songs, so they play at the same relative volume level. You can set iPod nano to use the iTunes volume settings. To set iTunes to play songs at the same sound level: In iTunes, choose iTunes > Preferences if you’re using a Mac, or choose Edit > Preferences if you’re using a Windows PC. Click Playback and select Sound Check, and then click OK. To set iPod nano to use the iTunes volume settings: Choose Settings and set Sound Check to On. If you haven’t activated Sound Check in iTunes, setting it on iPod nano has no effect.
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    phy0: frequency change failed

    what is the wireless adapter? can you turn that off?? Yup just a WUSB54G. I can just unplug it. The live CD doesn't have any problems with it though which is why I'm so confused. I'll let you know after I try it.. ubuntu for some unknown reason, seems at times to use a different kernel to boot the CD than it installs. This looks to be recurring bug with ubuntu.. my next suggestion was to have you boot the live CD and run uname -a see what the running kernel version is on the CD and do the same for the install (ctrl-alt f2 should take you to a log-in console not reporting errors)
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    phy0: frequency change failed

    what is the wireless adapter? can you turn that off??
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    Printer Recommendations?

    When you plug in the printer, you may not get any feedback.. According to the Mac Genius, "well you plug-ed it in, why do I need to tell you what you just did?" I bet if you plug in her brothers printer and tries to print, that it will be there ready to print to. I spent 3 hours messing with my printer before I just tried to print.
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    Google Voice

    also when people call, if you have not accepted that number before a voice prompt will tell you who is calling (it ask them ) and you choose 1 to talk to them or 2 to send to voice mail you can also do per number handling.. like I have people who call for work I do not care to talk to, so I route them strait to voice mail. then the voice mail shows up as text on my Google home page using the google voice app.. I can see it as they are talking and decide to pick up the call or call them right back.. the best part, is I give people one number.. and I change which phone it goes to.. when I am on the Bike.. Cell, change it to office phone when I am at the office as we have no cells in the office place. and when I get home change it to the home phone.. that way people can reach me with that one number and not try all three and guess where I am. When I am on the bike I have a message stating I am riding the motorcycle and can not answer.. I am surprised this is free. I looked into this same service a year ago and it was going to cost $30 a month and did not plug into my phone, browser as clean as google voice
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    Is It Worth It? Cpu Upgrade?

    IMHO VISTA needs every mhz it can get.. and then get some more.. if the processor was like $5 $10 I would go for it and overclock it to the max.
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    Is It Worth It? Cpu Upgrade?

    if you are running windows 2000 then no.. Other systems maybe.. what is the cost.. a 2.6 should be cheep. like pocket change.. but mostly no.. no real difference.
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    Joomla Help

    I have not used Joomla.. and your host who provided the install may have some things locked down. .but I would bet the adds are referenced in a CSS page. I will see If I can install it on one of my servers tonight. then I'll let you know what I find.
  19. now that is awesome.. Can they get root access? did they not sanitize there input? http://xkcd.com/327/
  20. I would agree with that but... now is see the Mac add PC: Windows 7 is as secure or more secure than Mac. but to run your games or CAD or some .net software you have to just do these easy steps first you must create a new limited user on the computer (I know it came with out the need to log in ) then only login as that user.. then right click the icon of the software you want to run and select run-as click the little circle and select a user or type in your user account with admin rights (see web site for definition) enter password.. your done Mac comes back and says.. in Snow Leopard you just click the icon.. fade to Mac Picture. thought: if viruses are based on market share and Symantec has reported in 2008 it counted over 1 million windows viruses (this does not count malware) should not Mac OS have at least its market share worth of Viruses.. With market share at around 10% or 100,000 viruses.. but according to Symantec they have 44 viruses, and all to date require you to give the program root privlages to run.
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    Linus Calls Linux 'bloated And Huge'

    sad but true.. features people want take space.. the nice part.. you can trim it down a lot by building your own..
  22. which was my point at the top.. if everything needs administrative privilege to maintain backwards capability. it dose not matter what other protections you add. your already the admin.. so this media war about who is more secure does not come down who has the most features.. I also said it was not a good argument.
  23. ok argument that ALSR is not a very good security mechanism in Windows the PE header DLL Characteristics set to 0x40 turns on ALSR in windows vista SP1 and better and presumably in Windows 7. so using a hex editor its not hard to chaange or .. better. edit the ASLRdynamicbase.py from http://www.nynaeve.net/?p=100 could allow you to unset the bit in windows programs.. (if the user as admin.. which most out of the box are.. ) since WFP doesn't protect the PE header itself, only the image, resc etc. not a good argument but it is one.. if it can be turned off, malware will turn it off.
  24. I find it interesting.. Charlie Miller has never gained Root access from his exploits.. and he does not claim that windows 7 is more secure than Snow Leopard. what he does say is that Apple should have added Memory randomization to the OS. one small thing being over looked. Memory Randomization has not fixed any windows security issues. so why is it touted to much.. answer: it is one more thing to get through. Windows underling issue is not number of users or sales or any unrelated excuses. its account escalation. To do anything on windows you need to be admin (root in UNIX like Snow Leopard) you can not install software, hardware or run a lot of games with out admin access. MS tried to fix this in Vista but decided to only go part way for compatibility issues, and get rid of most of it for windows 7 (that is why it is faster.. or at least in part) on a UNIX system a user can install software with no elevation of privilege as it is for them, OS X does ask for a password but that is to make sure you are installing the software. if it goes to the entire system then you need root or put it someplace everyone can see. this is the reason why malware is slow to move through a mac system, (insert linux and other Unix systems). what Chris is talking about is it would be better to also have Memory Randomization, to make it even harder to get into. There is no argument that more protection is better. there is an argument that Memory Randomization may not really be any protection at all. We have shown that services are more of an attack vector. and I believe on a Mac it is simple to turn off services you do not need. but most people do not know they need to .. so Apple does not turn alot on in the first place. Windows it is not always easy to turn off services even when you know you need to. case in point http://www.itworld.com/security/78261/micr...protect-windows Chris is a good hacker. .and his advice should not be thrown out.. but I stand by that he has acquired user access to the Mac OS but never root and he did that though the browser and Memory Randomization may have stopped that.. also Microsoft has turned this off by default in Windows 7 and in internet explorer 8 By the way apple has turned this on for some libraries but not the whole system so as it stands.. with 32bit Vista and Windows 7 Microsoft and Apple implement this about the same. so it begs the question .. how is Apple less secure.. or does it just make people feel better to say so with out knowing what this is.. Marketing.. and I agree no operating system is truly safe.. some are better out of the box than others.. for me that would be BSD, SELinux or Trusted Solaris... all other are suspect. from wiki