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#2651 2015-06-12 19:13:27

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

Thank you so much -- this is awesome!
smile

EDIT: I can read them in Firefox, I am overjoyed big_smile

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#2652 2015-06-12 19:46:39

Temetka
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From: California
Registered: 2014-08-25
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

jdonaghy wrote:

Free Complete Works of H.P Lovecraft

Awesome stuff if you own an ereader.

Making my way through his stories as well as This Side of Paradise (my favorite Fitzgerald)

I've also discovered MobileRead. Great place to pick up public domain ebooks. Got the complete works of Henry James, Fitzgerald, Robert E. Howard and several others. Best editions I've come across. Well-formatted and definitely a labor of love from the members.


Thank you for sharing this! I haven't read the Call of Cthulhu in years, and it's one of my favourites. Having his entire collected works on my paperwhite is going to be awesome.

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#2653 2015-06-13 04:49:36

jdonaghy
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

You're welcome! I'll occasionally share something useful. tongue

Lovecraft fans FTW!

Also: If you're into classic crime fiction/the pulps, you'll love this site. An impressive collection and my find for the day.

http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/index.html

Or if you're into sci-fi

http://www.planetarystories.com/

Horror

http://pulpcovers.com/tag/horror/

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#2654 2015-06-13 06:43:09

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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

For those of us working in the service sector:
http://notalwaysright.com

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#2655 2015-06-13 07:30:17

Temetka
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From: California
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

jdonaghy wrote:

You're welcome! I'll occasionally share something useful. tongue

Lovecraft fans FTW!

Also: If you're into classic crime fiction/the pulps, you'll love this site. An impressive collection and my find for the day.

http://pulpgen.com/pulp/downloads/index.html

Or if you're into sci-fi

http://www.planetarystories.com/

Horror

http://pulpcovers.com/tag/horror/

Thanks, I added those to my e-book bookmark folder. Here's a few:

Guide to DRM-Free Living: Literature - http://www.defectivebydesign.org/guide/ebooks

DRM be damned: How to protect your Amazon e-books from being deleted - http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/10/ … g-deleted/


Apprentice Alf’s Blog - Everything you ever wanted to know about DRM and ebooks, but were afraid to ask. - https://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/

And of course there are things like manybooks.net and projectgutenburg for getting free e-books as well.

Have fun!

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#2656 2015-06-14 23:41:39

KrunchTime
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

^ Haven't checked it out yet, but thanks for the ManyBooks link.


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#2657 2015-06-21 17:02:22

pingu
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

http://html5drummachine.com/

awesome procrastination machine!
ANxvIsym.png 8o


"We don't merge kernel code just because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack."
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#2658 2015-06-21 22:28:59

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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

Tech Support: What's the problem?
Customer: There is smoke coming out of the power supply.
Tech Support: You'll need a new power supply.
Customer: No, I don't! I just need to change the startup files.
Tech Support: Sir, the power supply is faulty. You'll need to replace it.
Customer: No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup files and it will fix the problem! All I need is for you to tell me the command.
10 minutes later, the User is still adamant that they are right. The tech is frustrated and fed up.
Tech Support: Sorry, Sir. We don't normally tell our customers this, but there is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem.
Customer: I knew it!
Tech Support: Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know how it goes.
Ten minutes later.
Customer: It didn't work. The power supply is still smoking.
Tech Support: Well, what version of DOS are you using?
Customer: MS-DOS 6.22.
Tech Support: That's your problem there. That version of DOS didn't come with NOSMOKE. Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you the file. Let me know how it goes.
One hour later.
Customer: I need a new power supply.
Tech Support: How did you come to that conclusion?
Customer: Well, I called Microsoft and told him about what you said, and he started asking questions about the make of power supply.
Tech Support: Then what did he say?
Customer: He told me that my power supply isn't compatible with NOSMOKE.


"If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life."
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#2659 2015-06-21 22:31:28

KrunchTime
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

@jdonaghy:  Priceless!  lol


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#2660 2015-06-26 03:04:54

jdonaghy
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

My favorite poem, and one of my favorite videos on Youtube. I told the uploader I would upload my own recitation, and he encouraged me to post it as a video response. I need to get on that...

Anyway, just in case there are any Eliot admirers...

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4-IrG3MY6Q[/video]


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#2661 2015-06-26 19:10:23

pingu
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

eLlOntc.gif
random... internet... not cool though tongue


"We don't merge kernel code just because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack."
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#2662 2015-06-26 20:42:08

intoCB
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

jdonaghy wrote:

Anyway, just in case there are any Eliot admirers...

We studied him at (and that poem) at college. The teacher said at the time that T.S. Eliot is an anagram of toilets and that that's all we would remember about him. She was right.

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#2663 2015-06-27 19:21:10

LabRat
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

pingu wrote:

random... internet... not cool though tongue

Debatable but one thing's for sure.. It's really, REALLY FUNNY! lol   lol


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#2664 2015-06-27 19:35:20

LabRat
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

I'm probably late to the party and if someone's posted about this before, my apologies but came across this today..

http://www.inquisitr.com/2201984/miux-b … stro-soon/


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#2665 2015-06-27 20:57:35

pingu
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

wow.. I hadn't seen that yet.

“This should not come as a surprise. Microsoft has always been one of the biggest contributors to Linux kernel.

wot?

But hey, who wouldn’t want a Linux distro that feels like Windows and is backed by Microsoft?

wtf. I don't.


"We don't merge kernel code just because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack."
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#2666 2015-06-27 20:59:30

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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

^^ Note that the original source of this information is dated April 1, 2015, and the link at the bottom of that page ("know more about") points here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day

I would not take it too seriously.

http://itsfoss.com/microsoft-announces-linux-os/

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#2667 2015-06-27 21:01:31

pingu
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

porkpiehat wrote:

^^ Note that the original source of this information is dated April 1, 2015. I would not take it too seriously.

http://itsfoss.com/microsoft-announces-linux-os/

wow.. I need to become more internet skeptical... they really got me this time. mad


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#2668 2015-06-27 21:01:59

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#2669 2015-06-27 21:02:26

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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

pingu wrote:

they really got me this time. mad

I'm sure you're not the only one... ;-)

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#2670 2015-06-27 21:03:00

pingu
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

that doesnt' mean they have awlays been one of the biggest contributor,  just that it contributes more than canonical.. which really shouldnt' even be a thing.

A new addition to the list of top contributors this year was Microsoft. The Redmond giant was the 17th most prolific corporate contributor to the Linux kernel in 2011. The company first began contributing code to Linux in 2009 when it submitted patches to improve the performance of running virtualized Linux guest instances on Windows servers.

this line is from one of the articles HoaS qoted... So, started contibuting in 2009, and passed canonical in 2011 is the same as has always been one of the biggest contributor ? maybe that's some english idiom I don't know about...

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"We don't merge kernel code just because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack."
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#2671 2015-06-27 21:13:17

LabRat
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Posts: 153

Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

porkpiehat wrote:

^^ Note that the original source of this information is dated April 1, 2015, and the link at the bottom of that page ("know more about") points here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/April_Fools%27_Day
I would not take it too seriously.
http://itsfoss.com/microsoft-announces-linux-os/

So I've been had? Sorry everyone, apparently my ineptitude knows no bounds today.  :8


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#2672 2015-06-27 21:17:05

pingu
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

http://techrights.org/2015/06/27/lies-from-nadella/

Summary: Having spread the outrageous lie that “Microsoft loves Linux” (whilst obviously attacking it in many ways), Microsoft’s CEO (essentially Bill Gates’ right-hand man) says Microsoft is “one of the biggest contributors to Linux kernel” (because of proprietary software it tries to contaminate it with while violating the terms of the GPL)

this seems somewhat more accurate...

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"We don't merge kernel code just because user space was written by a retarded monkey on crack."
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#2673 2015-06-27 21:28:23

ohnonot
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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

^ there's a nice read.
sounds much more realistic this way.
however, i'm still missing actual proof of how microsoft e.g. blackmailed samsung.
those articles constantly link to other articles as if they would provide the proof, but when one opens these further links, they don't contain that proof. it just seems to be a way to make it look like those claims are backed by facts.
i'm not saying they're lying, though, it's just something i noticed when reading online news.

microsoft_loves_linux.jpg
(one has to see this to believe it)

A new addition to the list of top contributors this year was Microsoft.

but what did they contribute?
it just doesn't make sense.
or could it be that these contributions are "inherited" from nokia, which has been bought by microsoft?

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#2674 2015-06-28 07:51:26

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Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c … onceptions
thanks to xkcd.
am i the only one who never saw this before? does it change regularly?

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#2675 2015-06-28 09:50:26

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Re: the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0

That website is pure, undiluted FUD and should not be trusted (even if it claims things we would like to believe)...

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