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    posted a message on Bukkit plugin coding issues...
    Going to reveal a big secret here about most Plugins. Almost no one handles reloads properly, most big plugins recommend people do not reload their servers. Last time I looked even just the action of reloading caused a memory leak in Bukkit.

    I honestly can't say how up to date that wiki is either.
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    posted a message on Nvidia GTX 750 Ti
    Quote from JohnOptegrove

    AMD's open source drivers are far beyond the quality of Nvidia's now.


    What do you mean now? Hell half the time games can't even load properly on the open source Nvidia drivers. In Minecraft the Radeon Open Source driver can complete with the closed source Windows driver in Minecraft.

    If you are going to make the argument for Linux but then turn around and run closed source Nvidia driver that seems kinda contradictory to your goals.

    Quote from Dr_Hax

    Not for the Radeon HD 4800 series it isn't. Is that just because they dropped support for them?


    Who dropped support? AMD said that they are dropping support from the Catalyst driver however the open source driver still provides support.

    It is important to keep in mind Nvidia does not endorse or support the FOSS driver in any capacity. AMD provides minor support to the FOSS driver. In the end both are non official drivers, Intel is the only company with an official FOSS driver.
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    posted a message on Opinions on "Reset the Net" (Privacy Campaign)
    Yes we can get websites to all run SSL even though most implementations of it are pretty flawed.
    Of course this only applies to the Unix and Unix like OSes that run this software.

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTcxMTI
    http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/03/critical-crypto-bug-leaves-linux-hundreds-of-apps-open-to-eavesdropping/
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTY1ODE

    Unless people are willing to support secure software having websites and others swap to a protocol that is only as secure as its implementation.
    Not to mention the current way certifications for websites works it puts a lot of power into a few companies hands.
    All fine if people want to actually support this, however you need to actually support this donate money to OpenBSD so they can actually build a secure implementation of SSL for web servers.
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    posted a message on Youtube Letterbox?
    Because that is the native aspect ratio of the video you are watching. Letterboxing is the only solution that does not degrade the visual quality either by stretching or removing part of the video.
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    posted a message on Minecraft on a work computer
    You shouldn't be using resources like that for unauthorized things because malware and other nonsense. You also run the risk of maybe getting fired or just a yelling at for misusing company resources.
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    posted a message on How do I get Started with 3D modeling and animation?
    Going to have to learn how to create textures and other things too.
    You will first need software to start doing this, while some people might prefer some other software this is free so start with it.
    http://www.blender.org/


    Some resources to learn from
    https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro
    https://www.archive.org/stream/BlenderWikiManualPdf20100622/bm_20100622#page/n0/mode/2up

    This site also provides some resources to learn from.

    http://cgcookie.com/blender/cgc-courses/blender-basics-introduction-for-beginners/

    Get started and learn a bit every day, don't expect to be producing life like facial animations or anything a month in. Learning any skill takes time and effort.
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    posted a message on Connect computers together like a RAID?
    I guess other then clustering if you are running Esxi hosts there are failover modes if you run 2 of them that would function in a similar fashion to how one might use Raid1. I know it is not exactly what you are asking, but kinda close to the same idea.
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    posted a message on why do companies make single-button touchpads?
    Quote from Mustang83

    Who wants a touchpad when you can use a mouse?


    That is a waste when you have a half decent touchpad. Plus most of my work is done in terminal for most things that I have my laptop for.
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    posted a message on why do companies make single-button touchpads?
    That is why I like my laptop, it has buttons for the trackpoint button and I just use them with the touchpad.

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    posted a message on CoreCraft - Server Essentials!
    I don't know how far you plan to take it, I think a good recommendation for any bukkit plugin is the Unix philosophy of do one thing and do it well. One of my biggest problems with plugins is when a dozen have implemented similar features and some do other better and I really just want the best from all.
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    posted a message on If this doesn't make you hate pre-builts then I don't know what will
    Quote from BC_Programming

    One of the problems I see in IT is that the people with experience in it lack awareness that their vocation is not the most interesting thing in the world to everybody else.

    Car people can do the same things sometimes though most realize people are stupid and it is sometimes easier to tell people just to have a shop do it for them.

    Changing Brakes and oil is easy I don't see really why anyone would pay to have that done. However without a doubt I am sure a lot of the people here who say prebuilts are a waste of money have paid to have their brakes worked on or oil changed at one point in their life.
    Without a doubt your mechanic is making a larger bit of money and profit on his work then dell is making off a computer.
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    posted a message on Possible Malware Alert
    Quote from newbie647321

    Or alternatively you can use a restricted user so your whole computer doesn't get infected.

    Or another choice is through the use of Linux.


    Even with the top I have seen malware on library machines I managed and they all ran non admin accounts in windows.

    Tell that to the fact the whole display manager runs as root and is not that hard to hijack and get root access via that you also have lots of privilege escalation bugs in graphics drivers.

    Why is it I see a lot of people run around telling people to use Linux and without a doubt most of the people who do this have probably only touched Linux in a VM and have never really used it.
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    posted a message on Schools internet?
    Really not all that impressive, Schools will often have more then one link from an ISP sometimes from more then one either being load balanced or in failover. With the amount of people most schools have there is no choice but to have some pretty damn fast internet speeds.
    I can't comment everywhere Ethernet is being used in some backbone connections to ISPs now, however chances are it is fiber optic coming in.
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    posted a message on Pc's and consoles
    Quote from StalePhish

    Also, a typical PC is only expected to last about 5 years before it becomes irrelevant, but a console can last for nearly 10 years before it becomes irrelevant.


    Not really that only if you want to get the advantage of having a PC. If I wanted to play at the same resolution and settings the consoles run at my 6970 could be used for the next 10-15 years. I spend the past few days playing the new wolfenstein and even on the highest settings at 1080p it runs just fine. My GPU is roughly 4 years old I don't see it within a year suddenly becoming irrelevant.
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    posted a message on Dell Poweredge 1850 Support
    Quote from Lord_EEEnder

    i know ubantu server dosent have gui and i installed it fine now how do i set up minecraft on it(i inteend to use mcp+ so i can have my mod pack)


    If you need to ask this question I would suggest getting a GUI and doing it that way. When I deal stuff on headless boxes I build a lot of config files on a workstation and then put them on the server using scp. Then you just need to launch the shell script you have to start the server.

    If you don't know how to install Java and things without a GUI you just need to learn Linux/Ubuntu in general I would start here.
    https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/serverguide/package-management.html

    I would go untill you reach remote management once you reach that you should be alright.
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