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#38 - crateo
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Just for the record, author is Jesús Martínez del Vas, Spanish comic writer.



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#11 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account**
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#45 to #11 - jakekel
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my brother came into my room once and asked me to turn off my monitor
(I have a duel monitor set up with my laptop)
complaining that he wasn't getting good internet.
And he thought the cause was simply because I'm running another monitor..
quote 'turn that **** off what is it like a second computer? you're taking up all the internet with yur ******* nerd cave'
Yet in the mean time he was using his xbox, laptop, ipad, ipod all simultaneously.
When All I use is my laptop and almost nothing else.
He was also stunned and amazed when I dragged a window from one monitor to the other saying quote 'that's mental, you should work for nasa'
yeah because I heard they're hiring people who know HOW TO PLUG A ******* VGA CABLE INTO THE SIDE OF A COMPUTER, WHY ARE PEOPLE SO STUPID. WHY!?

#48 to #45 - gustaviaable
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Whenever the internet is slow my family automatically blame me for downloading stuff when I'm not downloading anythong or even have the computer turned on
User avatar #51 to #48 - Stickpye
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THIS... EVERY... DAY... OF... MY... LIFE
User avatar #50 to #48 - jakekel
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I know, they just assume because of the set up.
User avatar #49 to #48 - gustaviaable
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*Anything
User avatar #1 - whiplasher
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...Linux isn't that hard, mate. Don't wanna be offensive or something, but you must have no computer skills at all if you can't work on Ubuntu.
User avatar #18 to #1 - srskate
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Is getting wireless to work still annoying as ****?
User avatar #96 to #18 - okamiterasu
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unless you're running terminal Archlinux on a hidden network with a 32 bit key, shouldn't be.
User avatar #31 to #18 - whiplasher
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Whaaaaaaat? I don't know about others, but Ubuntu detected my wireless automatically.
User avatar #53 to #31 - srskate
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I always had to figure **** out with an ethernet cable and a friend.
User avatar #30 to #18 - misterklass
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Depends on your hardware and whether the drivers for it are available for linux. If not there's ways to install windows drivers on linux.
#42 to #1 - arandomanon
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User avatar #44 to #1 - arandomanon
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Linux has many distributions. Ubuntu, Fedora and others are relatively easy to use. Others like Slackware aren't.
#36 to #1 - tmgrskat
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ubuntu
#2 to #1 - ubercookieboy
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User avatar #3 to #2 - whiplasher
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Smart.
#4 to #1 - elaxx [OP]
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My friend programmer thought it would be funny to suggest me Gentoo, mfw.
User avatar #5 to #4 - whiplasher
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Oh mate. From what I remember, you have to compile everything on Gentoo. Try Ubuntu, it's very easy to use.
#6 to #5 - elaxx [OP]
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Uncle Google says it's very user friendly. Thanks for suggestion!
User avatar #7 to #6 - whiplasher
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Not a problem, mate. Here are some more easy to use Linux distros in case you don't like Ubuntu:

Linux Mint
Fedora
Pear OS (this is actually Ubuntu with a Mac OS look, in case you fancy that)
OpenSUSE
Mageia
PCLinuxOS
Sabayon (based on Gentoo, but no code compiling there, it's easy)

And if you're looking for a more lightweight distro, try:
Slax
Puppy Linux
Porteus

I personally keep Puppy Linux on a USB stick. So wherever I go, I have an operating system with me (I can boot directly from the stick) as well as some of my files. The OS alone is about 300mb.
User avatar #97 to #7 - okamiterasu
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In my entire life of working with computers, I think Fedora is the only OS that has made me rage at my computer.
User avatar #57 to #7 - andriod
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Out of curiosity, Would do this enable you get around School computer limitations?
Like unblocked internet, Access to CMD, ECT.
User avatar #109 to #57 - billybong
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Yes, you can use linux to log in as an administrator, either using Kon-boot, or OPH crack to brute force the password. That will give you access to CMD, but probably not unblock websites. (that is assuming you can boot from a disk on those computers)

Getting past the Firewall/Proxy blacklist can be a problem though. Best bet is either using Tor, an unblocked proxy. Or work out how to tunnel traffic out of your school's intranet via an open port. First step is to RTFM
User avatar #98 to #57 - okamiterasu
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@echo off
:loopback
chdir
set /P theuserinput="%cd%>"
%theuserinput%
goto loopback


put that in a batch file
98%guaranteed to work
User avatar #102 to #98 - andriod
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what exactly will this do?
User avatar #111 to #102 - okamiterasu
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it creates a batch file window that acts exactly like a cmd. as long as the computer can run batch files, this will work
User avatar #58 to #57 - whiplasher
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Hm. I don't think so. Internet would certainly still be blocked, and you can't access Windows CMD from Linux, or any other operating system, for that matter. So, not really.

Actually, if I give it some more thought, internet might not be blocked. I don't exactly know how the limitations work, but the internet might be unblocked if accessed from another OS. Although I can't say for sure.
#8 to #7 - elaxx [OP]
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This is really helpful, thanks for help! I'll try Ubuntu and the Puppy one, will see how it goes for me.
User avatar #19 to #8 - ratchetmiles
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I use Zorin OS sometimes.
User avatar #14 to #8 - iNirvana
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Give Linux Mint a look, I use it and have got other people into it with very little complaints after they get use to it.
User avatar #9 to #8 - whiplasher
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Not a problem, mate. Have a nice day.
User avatar #16 to #6 - billybong
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I just thought I'd chuck in my two cents. (and mostly agreeing with whiplasher)

I'd say Linux Mint is a little easier for people from a windows background than ubuntu is, as it has a very familiar layout for it's GUI. But apart from that it is basically the same as ubuntu in it's inner workings. Just remember that Linux and Ubuntu don't perform that well on really old computers compared to the lightweight linux distributions that whiplasher and myself have mentioned

Puppy linux is awesome, but If you wanted to keep inside the debian (ubuntu) sphere, you might want to try Lubuntu or Xubuntu if you're trying linux on a really old computer (such as a netbook, or a VM without much RAM) and want a minimalist OS. I only mention this because the way some linux distributions work can appear very different to others, and often times can be confusing for new users, Eg fedora uses su and not sudo (last time I checked)

Now here's my suggestion for a favourite lightweight distro, Sli/TaZ. It's very minimalistic like Puppy linux, Lubuntu or Xubuntu. But it's not a derivative of another distribution like other distros we've mentioned so far, except puppy (EG, Ubuntu comes from debian, Linux mint comes from Ubuntu, lubuntu and Xubuntu obviously are from ubuntu too)

The whole OS is about 50mb so you can run it from a USB drive pretty easily and it boots up almost instantly, but so far as difficulty of use, id say it's a little trickier than puppy linux to get started with. Just remember that this distribution isn't compatible with programs designed for Fedora or Debian, or OpenSusie etc, to install programs that aren't in it's "application list" you might need to learn how to compile the source code for your machine (which sounds much harder than it is, in reality it's only a couple of commands)

So It's not as easy as Ubuntu, you will actually need to use the terminal to type commands. But It's not very hard at all if you spend a bit of time to read the manual
User avatar #33 to #16 - whiplasher
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Hm. You seem to know your stuff. Can I ask you a question? For every Linux distro I try on my main computer, I have to add nomodeset. And Linux Mint won't work with nomodeset for some reason, same with Puppy Linux. Is there anything I can do to stop that?
User avatar #103 to #33 - billybong
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I've never heard of "nomodeset" or had to use it but I'm guessing you need to append it to your Grub entry to boot, right?

Googling it gets me to this page You need to login to view this link and from what I can tell, it talks to your videocard in some sort of legacy mode.

I'm guessing you have an unsupported discrete videocard. I tend to use linux on laptops with Intel videocards or in Virtual machines so that's probably why I've never seen it

If installing third party drivers doesn't fix it (The Nvidia/ATI ones either via their websites or via your distro's inbuilt program). You might need to compile your own kernal.

But to save you going to all that effort, try googling your graphics card's model number and compatibility with your distro of choice (also if it is a laptop, try googling it's model number instead)

But I'm pretty sure it's your graphics card. If you're using a desktop and the motherboard has an integrated graphics card (or you have a spare videocard you can try), try taking out the dedicated one and seeing if the problem goes away. (At least you'll know where the problem is)
User avatar #104 to #103 - whiplasher
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Yeah, I use it before I boot, in grub. If I install the video card drivers, I don't need to use nomodeset anymore.

But what do you mean by compiling my own kernel? Does that mean to create a linux installation with the graphic drivers already installed?
User avatar #105 to #104 - billybong
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Sort of. And if you install those drivers (which really are a kernel patch) it "may" solve the problem

But you first need to understand how kernels work. Windows for example is a hybrid kernel, where you can add and remove drivers which act as modules external to the kernel itself. While linux has a Monolithic kernel meaning that you can't piggyback drivers on top, it needs to be written into the kernal to work. So basically recompiling your kernal is taking your existing kernel source, adding some modules (that I hope you can download) and then recompiling it, and replacing your old one with this new one.


I've never done it, but that's the gist of it.
User avatar #106 to #105 - whiplasher
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Ouch. I've never compiled anything in my life, the only programming I ever did was PHP. But I do know what a kernel patch is. I'm gonna look that up.
User avatar #107 to #106 - billybong
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nah you don't need to know programming, Only how to read and use terminal.

there's a built in function to compile your new kernel, you just point it at a folder, give it the correct options and it will work it out based on what you have in there. At least that was the best info I had, last time I thought I had to compile a kernel.

The tricky part is getting that folder ready with everything. But so long as you read, you'll be fine
User avatar #108 to #107 - whiplasher
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Oh, that sounds easy enough, I'm quite familiar with the terminal. Thanks for the help!
User avatar #110 to #108 - billybong
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Good luck, but odds are you won't need to compile anything, there's probably an answer sitting on a forum somewhere.
User avatar #60 to #4 - merpdederp
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Use Ubuntu-Minimal and install a minimal GUI and only what you need.
You can do it in an afternoon and don't have to waste the time it would take to compile everything on Gentoo that would kill all your prospects at a social life.
User avatar #40 to #4 - meanmagikarp
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Try archlinux aswell..
#52 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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MFW my mom calls me nerdy because i sit on my computer all day,
and develop games for fun. I might be nerdy in the inside, but I'm not nerdy on the outside, i don't wear ******* polo-shirts and thick oversized glasses
User avatar #62 to #52 - smashingprodigy
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What langauges and resources do you use? I'm curious.
User avatar #64 to #62 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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I use JavaScript, CSharp rarely. My source for 3d Models is tf3dm.com, source for sound like ambience is youtube, or i make them myself with Fruity Loops.
It's kind of my new hobby, and I'm still learning.
#65 to #64 - smashingprodigy
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That's pretty cool. I had already tried Java, C++, and C# before. I've tried to make games using Microsoft Studio, but some error kept popping up that prevented me from working any further with C#. I started learning Javascript over the summer and I've been asking around for some good resources to get me started (I'm also making an app for one of my college classes).   
   
Good luck on your hobby and thanks!
That's pretty cool. I had already tried Java, C++, and C# before. I've tried to make games using Microsoft Studio, but some error kept popping up that prevented me from working any further with C#. I started learning Javascript over the summer and I've been asking around for some good resources to get me started (I'm also making an app for one of my college classes).

Good luck on your hobby and thanks!
#66 to #65 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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Thanks and good luck to you sir!
User avatar #88 to #52 - lnyanchl
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What kind of games did you make so far? I'm pretty interested.
User avatar #89 to #88 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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Really ****** Indie games. So far i made a game called "Crappy Indie Horror", but it's terrible. Although i fail pretty hard, i keep practicing.
User avatar #91 to #89 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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By the way, you can find it on YouTube and IndieDB.
www.indiedb.com/games/crappy-indie-horror-v1/downloads
User avatar #90 to #89 - lnyanchl
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You should work on that game more. Sounds like it'd make a great parody game.
User avatar #92 to #90 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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I've been planing to make a game since January with a friend of mine, but in the end, it was all made by me. Except scripts, I needed help on scripts. So Holiday started and I had nothing to do, and I thought I should continue making that game i actually wanted to make back then.
User avatar #93 to #92 - lnyanchl
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Ah, good luck on the games, man!
User avatar #94 to #93 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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Thanks buddy!
User avatar #68 to #52 - garymotherfinoak
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piss off, Polo make some fine ass shirts.
User avatar #69 to #68 - marcinthedarc **User deleted account**
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k
User avatar #10 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account**
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You don't have to be a computer programmer to know that most people are still ******* idiots with computers.
User avatar #13 - indecisivejew
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How does the programmer see the users if he has no pupils?
User avatar #15 - redrex
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i kinda want to learn to program
User avatar #20 to #15 - sirfapaton
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Then start learning. Quite a lot of guides out there and it's faster to learn it by yourself than at school.
User avatar #21 to #20 - redrex
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im in that kind of situation where it's something i want to do, but i have so much **** going on right now. school (honors/AP classes) i'm in band (trumpet) learning to play guitar... etc.
User avatar #22 to #21 - sirfapaton
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Ah... Fair enough. Those things are important.
User avatar #23 to #22 - redrex
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whats it called? a bucket list? something like that
User avatar #39 to #23 - demonicchimera
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A 'bucket list' is a list of things you want to do before you 'kick the bucket'.
#32 to #23 - anon id: ef6d6c8e
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yes
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User avatar #24 to #23 - sirfapaton
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What 'it' ?
User avatar #26 to #24 - redrex
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a bunch of **** i wanna get around to doing someday
User avatar #28 to #26 - sirfapaton
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Ah... I don't know. Too early to think properly.
User avatar #27 to #26 - redrex
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well anyway, i must be off to sleep now, i have to march in a parade for band tomorrow
User avatar #29 to #27 - sirfapaton
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Hope you get enough of rest.
User avatar #43 to #15 - zzforrest
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It's pretty damn easy to start, but dude you have to
1) like math.
2) love math.
3) be willing to lose your virginity to math.
4) be willing to sacrifice all you love to the church of math.
5) have patience.
You should start with flash ( pssst, macromedia flash 8 is really easy to get for... $0 ) or Game Maker because those are very easy programming languages and they teach you how to construct games.
User avatar #56 to #43 - newsuperyoshi
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You actually don't need to know math to use most languages, just formulas and they're grammer.
User avatar #61 to #56 - ewl
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their...
User avatar #63 to #61 - angrytoilet
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Irony.
#70 - Ulmer
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How Programs see the Users

I had
User avatar #35 - hundrings
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My mother types with one finger, and slowly as ****. It takes a lot of effort to not stop her and do it myself.
User avatar #83 - icameheretotroll
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"My code works and I have no idea why"
"My code doesn't work and I have no idea why"
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