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Inherited a large amount of money and property when my grandfather passed away.

 

 

Hmm. That doesn't seem to be offered by my university...


Edited by eke2k6 - 9/19/12 at 4:43pm
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Looks like it's 5 drivers per ear.

 

2 Sonion 4400 (Highs) (4 Driver)
1 Knowles DTEC (Mids) (2 Driver)
2 Sonion 3300 (Lows) (4 Driver)

 

Each of the units has two drivers. So its five units, ten drivers.

 

The eight-driver IEMs sold by JH, Heir, et al usually have only four units per ear.

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So is there anything you can do on one distro you can't do on another by installing the right package or something similar?

 

Basically, no. However, some distros include modules to the kernel that others don't, and some distros makes it easier to do whatever you want to do. For instance, if you want to do studio work, it's easier to choose a distro built for that, since the kernel and all the packages are compiled and built for that specific task. But no, there is nothing a certain distro can do that others couldn't do with a little work.

 

There is also a difference in philosophies behind the distros. Ubuntu wants to make user friendly os:es, ending up bloating it rather heavily while other more sophisticated distros like Arch strives for simplicity. Then there are distros that basically wants to create mentally ill users, like Gentoo.

 

+1 

 

In the case of studio work, there are certain distros built with low-latency kernel (like for audio production). 

 

But typically speaking, the most common annoyance is when you use an app that's built for one desktop environment on a different desktop environment.  For example, if you use a KDE-oriented app in Gnome.  The displays and buttons and stuff will be off looking, and stuff won't align right and what not.

 

Gentoo, as Fighting Chicken has mentioned above, is tailored for those that want to squeeze every last drop of performance short of compiling their own distro - which you can also do if you have no life.

 

If you're looking for a place to start, I'd say vanila Ubuntu would be a good place.  If that seems too limiting, you can move to something else like Fedora.  If that seems too complicated, Arch would be good... as would Linux Mint.  If it's just right, well why fix what ain't broke.

 

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What sort of career path do you recommend to others looking to be a lucky bastard?

 

Well, I wouldn't put it that way... lol.  He worked all his life, in a relatively thankless field.  Was respectful and helpful to people.  And in an all too cynical world, Magick being a good guy just happened to have gotten noticed by someone in a position to do something about it.

 

Don't think you meant anything by it, but just mentioning that "lucky bastard" would probably not be the best choice of words in this case.  It's not like he was born into that money and never did a day's hard work in his life or something.

 

I guess my point is... if people could somehow earn money by being nice and doing good, then I'd say he definitely earned every penny he's got.


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Having to compile all your own binaries is going a bit too far. This isn't 1993...
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Samsung's new add is so cheesy.

"Staying true to the theme of its earlier commercials, Samsung's new ad mocks those waiting early in line for the iPhone 5, calling specific attention to the iPhone's lack of NFC and its 
controversial new Lightning connector
. Throughout the commercial, viewers get to listen as actors posing as Apple fans obsequiously describe the phone's "mind-blowing" features — like a headphone jack on the bottom of the phone, and an all-digital connector ("what does that even mean?"). After seeing a number of people walk by with their Galaxy phones, the Apple fans incredulously ask 
is that a Samsung?"



Call me a fanboy (I own a GS3) but I thought it was pretty well done.
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Speaking of gentoo, this article is spot on: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Gentoo

 

Many LULZ were had there.

 

 

 

 

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Installing Gentoo takes only two easily memorable commands:

1) fdisk /dev/hda && mkfs.xfs /dev/hda1 && mkswap /dev/hda2 && swapon /dev/hda2 && mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/ && cd /mnt/gentoo/ && links http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml && md5sum -c stage3-*.tar.bz2.DIGESTS && tar xvjpf stage3-*.tar.bz2 && linkshttp://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml && md5sum -c portage-latest.tar.bz2.md5sum && tar xvjf /mnt/gentoo/portage-latest.tar.bz2 -C /mnt/gentoo/usr && nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf && mirrorselect -i -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf && mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc && mount -o bind /dev /mnt/gentoo/dev && chroot /mnt/gentoo/ && env-update && source /etc/profile && emerge --sync && cd /etc && rm /etc/make.profile && ln -s ../usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/desktop make.profile && cp /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern /etc/localtime && cd /usr/portage && scripts/bootstrap.sh && emerge -e system && emerge vim && emerge gentoo-sources && cd /usr/src/linux && make menuconfig && make install modules_install && vim /etc/fstab && passwd && emerge grub vixie-cron syslog-ng dhcpcd && cp /boot/grub/grub.conf.sample /boot/grub/grub.conf && vim /boot/grub/grub.conf && grep -v rootfs /proc/mounts > /etc/mtab && grub-install --no-floppy /dev/hda && init 6 && emerge gnome mozilla-firefox openoffice && emerge --sync && emerge portage openssh

2) reboot


Edited by Coq de Combat - 9/19/12 at 5:33pm
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What headphones do females find sexy? (gift idea) - Page 2

 

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I think they want a headphone that will listen to them.

 

lulz

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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

If you're looking for a place to start, I'd say vanila Ubuntu would be a good place.  If that seems too limiting, you can move to something else like Fedora.  If that seems too complicated, Arch would be good... as would Linux Mint.  If it's just right, well why fix what ain't broke.

 

I think I've already got Fedora with Xfce going well enough.

 

The only problem I'm having so far is that the file manager won't show me any physical or logical drives.  It's all some recursive fractal nightmare.  I think that's just a linux thing though...

 

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Having to compile all your own binaries is going a bit too far. This isn't 1993...

 

To get the "seamless integration" feature going so that individual windows on the guest OS (Fedora) can be merged into the Win7 DWM I had to compile a kernel module or something.  No clue what that actually is (besides some kind of hack to the video drivers or something), but I must have done it right since the integration works.

 

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Originally Posted by Coq de Combat View Post

Speaking of gentoo, this article is spot on: http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Gentoo

 

Many LULZ were had there.

 

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Most distros (like Fedora) no longer require you to build from source - Gentoo still does...
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Most distros (like Fedora) no longer require you to build from source - Gentoo still does...

 

Oh, you meant the whole damn thing...

 

That's a little crazy...

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BTW, that gentoo build command isn't quite right - I'm in Pacific timezone, not Eastern. Also, what if I don't like vim and I want KDE instead of gnome? tongue.gifwink.gif
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BTW, that gentoo build command isn't quite right - I'm in Pacific timezone, not Eastern. Also, what if I don't like vim and I want KDE instead of gnome? tongue.gifwink.gif

 

You'll never be a l33t scriptkiddy by asking questions like that.

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I was using Win8 on a friend's computer the other day. A friend and I had great fun trying to figure out how to launch windows explorer / my computer without using a windows hotkey or searching for the application. It took 10 minutes and reminded us of a time I got completely lost in another city's tram system. It was amusing enough but I think if it was my actual OS to use (I'm a Mac user) I would be horrified to have the file system abstracted away from me like that.

 

I kind of understand though why they made that choice. Paraphrasing a review I read here (I don't remember the origin), but for the average user the file system is where usability goes to die.

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What sort of career path do you recommend to others looking to be a lucky bastard?

Accounting or Finance, either is very helpful.

My grandfather worked very hard, and I'm sure stabbed many people in the back, for that money. It was well-earned. tongue.gif
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Hmm. That doesn't seem to be offered by my university...

Want to make big, huge bucks? Get a law degree then get a Master's in Finance. You'll work 15-20 years and retire with millions.
Edited by Magick Man - 9/19/12 at 7:16pm
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I think I've already got Fedora with Xfce going well enough.

 

Oh okay, cool.  Glad to see that you skipped the new Gnome.  It is, frankly, stupid.

 

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The only problem I'm having so far is that the file manager won't show me any physical or logical drives.  It's all some recursive fractal nightmare.  I think that's just a linux thing though...

 

LOL, yeah Linux generally doesn't do that.  You get to see the file structure but that's about it.  If you really need access to your drive info, I believe that Fedora still uses LVM, and you should find a utility for that somewhere in the menu.

 

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My grandfather worked very hard, and I'm sure stabbed many people in the back, for that money. It was well-earned. tongue.gif

 

Well if he was an assassin, that would all make perfect sense.  biggrin.gif


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