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most quoted re "linux": Jonathan North Washington (23), Tristan Alexander McLeay (14), oberon (7), other (6), Rianna (3)

other categories found with "linux": computers (37), sadness (18), technology (12), programming (8), stupidity (6)

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[link] heard: 7 July 2015
[edit] added: 7 July 2015

"I've gotta remember to type ‘optimality theory’ before I google ‘domination latex’."

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[link] heard: 15 January 2015
[edit] added: 15 January 2015

(00:09:56) firespeaker: there's so much win in git

(00:10:07) firespeaker: and there's like two or three big fails

(00:10:21) vigneshv: SVN is the opposite :P

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[link] heard: 1 December 2014
[edit] added: 2 December 2014

(21:11:05) firespeaker: you guys are so much better at git than me :-P

(21:11:22) firespeaker: I'm a dinosaur, from back in the days of cvs

(21:11:33) sushain: that reminds me of a kesha song

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[link] heard: 7 April 2014
[edit] added: 7 April 2014

(17:29:40) sushain: their philosophy of decentralization sort of requires everyone to download the whole repo :\

(17:29:51) firespeaker: it doesn't necessitate it

(17:29:56) firespeaker: they just force it to

(17:30:14) firespeaker: Thomas Jefferson's idea of decentralisation of libraries

(17:30:20) firespeaker: doesn't mean you have to have ALL THE BOOKS

(17:30:23) firespeaker: in each library

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[link] heard: 11 November 2013
[edit] added: 11 November 2013

[11:42] <tw2113> did you scale it down to just 1 user ID?

[11:42] <jonorthwash> I suppose I could do that

[11:42] <tw2113> via something like phpmyadmin

[11:42] * jonorthwash whips up a query

[11:42] <tw2113> or if you're fancy, sequelpro

[11:42] <jonorthwash> real men telnet to the mysql port

[11:43] <Limp_Trizkit> telnet to the mysql port? psssh. real men open the DB files in a hex editor

[11:43] <myosotis> hex editors are just a crutch for stream editor n00bs

[11:43] <tw2113> i read my mysql databases in binary

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[link] heard: 6 April 2012
[edit] added: 6 April 2012

(00:10:10) selimcan: oh, I have to make a small break and grep some coffee

"you know you've been coding too long when..."
caffeine, programming, puns, linux, sadness
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[link] heard: 24 January 2012
[edit] added: 24 January 2012

Fran: "You've convinced me that it's time for me to learn a real Cyrillic keyboard layout."

Jonathan: "Yeah, I can't believe you still use a transliterated keyboard. How do you do non-Russian Cyrillic letters?"

Fran: "I copy-paste them. It sucks."

Jonathan: "But how many languages have you worked on that use Cyrillic?"

Fran: "Most of them."

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[link] heard: 11 January 2012
[edit] added: 11 January 2012

(21:25:55) faggot: We and 200 guys are going to send in you in an inexistance

(21:26:01) faggot: with a special DDOS app

(21:26:10) faggot: except debian.org to be down for hours

(21:26:47) faggot: it begins in a half hour

(21:26:53) faggot: also we`ll take down freenode after that


(21:27:23) faggot: we have already lavished the money from the Debian`s paypal account


(21:27:33) faggot: it was like 4000$ there

(21:27:35) faggot: poor guys


(21:28:38) faggot left the room.


(21:29:28) firespeaker: we should DoS him ourselves

(21:29:48) gnarface: he's in romania you'd DoS the whole country

from freenode#debian
SSSR, computers, linux, hyperbole
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[link] heard: 9 December 2011
[edit] added: 9 December 2011

(03:08:57) firespeaker: it's like there's 3 or 4 different encodings being used here

(03:09:01) spectie: :(((((((((((

(03:09:08) spectie: this is my multi-encoding file face

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[link] heard: 12 July 2009
[edit] added: 12 July 2009

(20:40:31) kesuari: and take a guess how easy it is to search for information on something called "by" with relation to something called "r"

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[link] heard: 9 July 2009
[edit] added: 9 July 2009

(18:17:11) kesuari: i'm gonna try something different

(18:17:25) kesuari: (i.e. find a comp with spss)

(18:24:08) kesuari: i found one!

(18:24:15) kesuari: it does what all good commercial softwar does:

(18:24:17) kesuari: crashed on startup

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[link] heard: 6 May 2009
[edit] added: 6 May 2009

(12:17pm May 5) Michael:
sudo stop --event=rain --location=seattle --reason="it's amost summer for crissakes"

(12:18pm May 5) Michael:
it worked! sorta.

(6:14pm May 6) [me]:
export LOCATION="Seattle";
configure --force;
sudo make rain;

hah! try and stop that!

(6:49pm May 6) Michael:
dude, wtf, it's raining again.
sudo killall make
sudo userdel -f Jonathan

(7:22pm May 6) [me]:
agh, it's starting up again here now..

mv /indiana/rain /seattle/
chmod a-rw /seattle/rain
chown Jonathan /seattle/rain

(Okay, I don't get the full points, because I didn't show the roothack I used to get my account back.)

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[link] heard: 23 March 2009
[edit] added: 23 March 2009

(16:55:43) [me]: speaking of which, the dotted line that's normally on buttons and other non-entry things to show focus (very useful if you're using tab instead of the mouse) have recently stopped dispalying at all for me

(16:56:10) [me]: mostly on buttons

(16:56:16) [me]: at least that's where it bothers me the most

(16:59:13) thecartographers: hm, that sounds bad

(16:59:31) [me]: well, it's not bad in that it breaks anything really

(16:59:36) thecartographers: i'm sure it's been discussed ad nauseum in the past, and everyone knows it's important

(16:59:38) [me]: it just makes me feel like I'm drunk when doing things

(16:59:46) thecartographers: it breaks thinsg for people who can't use mice...

(16:59:50) [me]: true

(17:00:00) [me]: or who just don't :-P

(17:02:08) thecartographers: yeah but gnome people, who are in charge of gtk for better or worse

(17:02:14) thecartographers: don't care about what you want, jsut what you can do

(17:02:34) thecartographers: if you say "i can't use the mouse" then they accomodate: if you say "i won't use the mouse" then they say "use kde"

(17:03:31) thecartographers: and then you say "now i've tried using kde, but i've gone blind from the hideous sight. can you accomodate me?" and they'll say "yes, but you can still use your hands, so you only get a text-to-speech engine system, but no outlines on the buttons"

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[link] heard: 6 January 2009
[edit] added: 6 January 2009

(03:53:24) [me]: apt broke evince

(03:53:57) kesuari: cool =)

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[link] heard: 25 October 2008
[edit] added: 25 October 2008

(13:08:38) [me]: yeah, I know; GPG's on my list of things to get going

(13:08:56) [me]: I need to get gmail + IMAP working in balsa first though

(13:09:20) crculver: I didn't know Balsa was still around.

(13:09:47) crculver: But you can install the FireGPG extension for Firefox which would allow you to encrypt any text you enter on e.g. GMail's web interface.

(13:09:57) [me]: I don't use firefox

(13:10:09) crculver: What do you use then?

(13:10:15) [me]: galeon

(13:10:30) crculver: Wait, am I talking to you in 2003 through a wormhole?

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[link] heard: 14 September 2008
[edit] added: 14 September 2008

(23:16:35) [my father]: it is normal convention, however. So laTex doesn't know what it is doing

(23:17:04) [my father]: what the hell do you want with something that uses louisiana and texas as its call name

That is not what LaTeX bases its name on!
stupidity, provincialism, linux, technology, southernisms
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[link] heard: 1 May 2008
[edit] added: 1 May 2008

(16:27:22) kesuari: is *that* what causes that bug?

(16:27:27) kesuari: i hadn't worked it out yet

(16:27:30) kesuari: but you could easily be right!

(16:27:33) [me]: that's what I assumed it was

(16:27:36) [me]: and of course I'm right

(16:27:50) kesuari: including about all the contradictory things you might've said about l/n?

(16:28:02) [me]: that's all just theory

(16:28:07) [me]: there's no way to be right for sure ;)

(16:28:21) kesuari: but if you contradict yourself, you must be wrong

(16:28:32) [me]: no, just stating theories

(16:28:32) kesuari: especially if you begin the contradiction by saying "oh, i was wrong before"

(16:28:39) [me]: have I said that?

(16:28:42) [me]: .. probably actually

(16:28:43) kesuari: i don't know

(16:28:45) kesuari: i'm assuming you have

(16:28:50) kesuari: because it makes my theory make you look bad

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[link] heard: 15 January 2008
[edit] added: 15 January 2008

(14:03:29) [Tristan]: "i'm bored" "heh, some madman was telling me i should add this feature to gaim" "hm really? maybe i'll do that then"

Tristan immitates gaim developers; Jonathan's the madman.. references quote #210
programming, boredom, insanity, craziness, linux
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[link] heard: 14 December 2007
[edit] added: 14 December 2007

(22:29:10) [me]: I don't get why people are so scared of linux

(22:29:20) Rianna: it's hard for people who wanna game

(22:29:25) [me]: yeah

(22:29:28) [me]: but like, my parents?

(22:29:35) Rianna: and i dunno, people just don't grow up seeing linux

(22:29:40) [me]: yeah

(22:29:45) [me]: like my parents :-P

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[link] heard: 20 July 2007
[edit] added: 20 July 2007

[wine keeps causing X to crash]

(03:26:24) [me]: wine sucks

(03:37:21) kesuari: well, at least it's emulating windows well

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[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 1 July 2007

(23:37:38) [me]:

(23:36:42) Jade Solitude: I love free software

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: But I love some propriety software, too

(23:36:51) Jade Solitude: =þ

(23:37:02) Jade Solitude: I love Winamp, for example

(23:38:38) kesuari: hah! people still use winamp. how cute. you should cage him, etc.

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[link] heard: 30 June 2007
[edit] added: 30 June 2007

(23:27:50) kesuari: (also, it's annoying for people on dialup, because it makes it take much longer to download)

(23:28:00) kesuari: (but that's largely no longer a concern in the west)

(23:28:28) [me]: I'm actually talking to someone who's on dial-up right now

(23:28:53) kesuari: ooh wow, you should cage her and put her in the zoo with that windows friend of yours who uses gaim

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[link] heard: 20 June 2007
[edit] added: 20 June 2007

(01:55:22) [me]: and using beamer to do my slides

(01:55:29) kesuari: use powerpoint then :)

(01:55:47) kesuari: *use powerpoint then $\ddot{\smile}$

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[link] heard: 24 April 2007
[edit] added: 24 April 2007

(02:13:14) kesuari: who who knows what xml and tex is doesn’t know what syntax is?

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[link] heard: 19 March 2007
[edit] added: 19 March 2007

(03:14) cassowary: when the nouveau drivers are released, and i can get video out happening, i’ll plug my MS mouse back into my imac, and have an imac with a dell screen, a sun keyboard, and a microsoft mouse running linux. that will be fun :)

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[link] heard: 17 November 2006
[edit] added: 17 November 2006

(01:11:15) [me]: you're really getting into this quoting thing tonight

(01:11:29) [Aladnsane]: No. I'm really getting into this insobriety thing tonight.

(01:11:34) [Aladnsane]: Which is close.

(01:11:43) [Aladnsane]: Because insobriety tends to lead to quotes

(01:12:03) [Aladnsane]: That, and I've been reading your quotes page and, to be honest, missing that brief period when I dominated it ;)

(01:12:20) [Aladnsane]: If only because we spent WAY too much time battling linux and drinking

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[link] heard: 7 June 2006
[edit] added: 7 June 2006

(20:41:33) [Rianna]: uhh...what version of the windows virus are you runinng?

(20:42:01) [Laura]: The latest version of AVG.

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[link] heard: 7 June 2006
[edit] added: 7 June 2006

01:04:04 [Jonathan]: I'm a linux person, I just use a mac

01:04:17 [Jonathan]: because it's more convenient on portable hardware for now

01:04:26 [Jonathan]: I hear most of the issues I had with linux on here have cleared up

01:04:37 [Jonathan]: so I might go back to linux, but I'm thinking of waiting until the fall

01:04:46 [Jonathan]: though I did just clear enough HD space for it I think

01:04:50 [Tristan]: you should do it now, for your health

01:05:03 [Trstian]: when i'm using the mac, i always do stupid things like type in the wrong window

01:05:18 [Tristan]: "my cursors on that bloody window, how come i can't type oh shit i've just deleted all the files on my hard drive"

01:05:32 [Tristan]: yeah, that's why i haven't got linux on my computer properly yet

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[link] heard: 30 May 2006
[edit] added: 30 May 2006

"Formatting in LaTeX is like spending the extra couple of bucks to have a good liquor in your cocktail."

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[link] heard: 11 May 2006
[edit] added: 11 May 2006

"IHOP serves shit, not breakfast. However, it is becoming increasingly tempting."

at 4-something-bad-o-clock
food, badness, sketchiness, bad-ideas, computers, linux
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[link] heard: 9 April 2006
[edit] added: 9 April 2006

[18:51] firespeaker: wikipedia's back up, and OpenBSD is the featured article ;)

[20:43] doiuf: maybe they should switch to openbsd to fix the uptime problem :-P

[20:57] yi: yes, we all know openbsd cures powerfailures ;)

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[link] heard: 22 March 2006
[edit] added: 22 March 2006

01:02:01 [Tristan]: (it occurs to me i've probably spent more money on free software than many people have spent on pay-for software)

[comment] [rate] 4/5

[link] heard: 7 February 2006
[edit] added: 7 February 2006

21:08:53 [me]: well, I thought "file has vanished" was an interesting way of informing me of it

21:09:09 [oberon]: Well, as far as rsync was concerned, that's what happened

21:09:20 [oberon]: one minute there's a file, the next minute there's not a file

21:09:43 [me]: yeah

21:09:49 [me]: I suppose that could be called vanishing

21:09:51 [oberon]: Would you prefer "file has committed glorious harikari, and will ride the divine wind to its 70 virgins"?

21:11:07 [me]: heh

21:11:08 [me]: yes

21:11:44 [oberon]: So go edit the rsync source =P

21:11:50 [oberon]: or even the binary

21:11:54 [oberon]: just ask grep...

21:12:21 [me]: nah

21:12:28 [me]: I already don't trust rsync

21:12:31 [oberon]: lol

21:12:32 [me]: not going to screw with its binary

21:17:27 [oberon]: Am I the only one who thinks that 70 number is kinda arbitrary?

21:17:33 [oberon]: I've always sorta wondered about that

21:17:43 [oberon]: I mean, it's not like they're all useful at once

21:18:07 [oberon]: The sort of thing you do with virgins is not something you can do with 70 without engineered infrastructure and supports

21:18:37 [oberon]: Is the next verse of the Qu'aran something about "and you will also receive a house so large, it requires 65 people to keep it clean?"

21:31:26 [oberon]: That's still counting on an awful lot of women to die virgins

21:31:34 [oberon]: And I don't think infant mortality counts here

21:34:05 [oberon]: Maybe 70 is just an average

21:34:09 [oberon]: and it's really determined by annual ratios

21:34:47 [oberon]: so, like, if you have a string of really unsexy years, 'cause the plague hits or the 70s happen or something, you get more virgins, so everyone gets 71.2 or something

21:35:47 [oberon]: So it's more like "I got 70 virgins*" and then in fine print: "*results not typical. Actual results may vary. Consult your doctor before..."

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[link] heard: 15 May 2005
[edit] added: 4 July 2005

(23:37:42) Jess: omg ubuntu is amazing

(23:37:55) Jess: i worship at the shrine of ubuntu

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[link] heard: 25 November 2004
[edit] added: 25 November 2004

"Hey, do you know how to use Windows?"

Keith Brafford, to Jonathan
computers, evil, linux
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[link] heard: 14 November 2004
[edit] added: 15 November 2004

Jonathan: "I like how our suite event is, like, Linux."

oberon: "We're all sitting around the TV watching the Linux burn. It's like 5'000 years ago, but with a different word for 'fire'."

Jon: "Next week on shelter-vision, BSD!"

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[link] heard: 18 September 2004
[edit] added: 18 September 2004

Jonathan: "Hm, something messed up."

oberon: "Because you don't own files."

Jonathan: "No, it's the Monkees."

oberon: "Yes, Jon, it's the monkeys."

Jonathan: "The Monkees aren't working. Root owns the Monkees."

[oberon starts ignoring me]

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[link] heard: 19 April 2004
[edit] added: 19 April 2004

"You searched for 'real honest-to-G-d tank' and got 'how to install linux on a dead badger'? You win."

Nat Budin shops for transportation for the summer
linux, animals, weirdness
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[link] heard: 18 April 2004
[edit] added: 18 April 2004

"So what you're saying is you're running gentoo by hand and calling it Red Hat."

Adam Batkin compiles his own packages because Red Hat sucks
linux, sadness
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[link] heard: 17 February 2004
[edit] added: 17 February 2004

(03:06:58) Оберон: it's not very flexible, but these are windows users

(03:07:08) Оберон: they can be easily distracted by a ball of twine and a slightly bent stick.

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[link] heard: 10 June 2003
[edit] added: 10 June 2003

(23:26:32) matthewg: Fah, real men telnet to the X11 port.

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[link] heard: 10 June 2003
[edit] added: 10 June 2003

(23:19:24) oberon: BTW, speaking of Gentoo -- portage is coming to OSX!

(23:19:43) firespeaker: so you're going to be running portage + apt on OSX?

(23:19:49) oberon: no

(23:19:54) oberon: portage + apt + darwinports

(23:20:17) oberon: Yeah, if you wanna see a stable OSX box...find someone else's =P

(23:20:26) oberon: Oh, let's not forget all the libs I custom-compile.

(23:20:39) oberon: It's Debia-Gent-Mac O-Slackware!

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[link] heard: 0 June 2003
[edit] added: 15 June 2003

Fri 13 Jun:

(16:43:15) [me]: this keeps coming up entirely randomly... I'm running gaim 0.64 with rox+waimea as my session+window managers:

** (gaim:1141): CRITICAL **: file prefs.c: line 358 (gaim_prefs_get_bool): assertion `pref != NULL' failed

(17:48:08) [me]: this killed gaim 0.64:

(gaim:1273): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

Sat 14 Jun:

(23:25:07) [me]: you guys really need to fix this:

(gaim:7407): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: gvalue.c:86: cannot initialize GValue with type `gpointer', the value has already been initialized as `gpointer'

(23:25:07) SeanEgn : SLEEPING IN ALL CAPS AGAIN!

Sun 15 Jun:

(07:59:37) SeanEgn: no we don't

(08:02:50) [me]: oh? something I did...?

(08:03:10) [me]: or a gtk2 problem?

(08:03:45) SeanEgn: It's just that we don't really need to do anything

(08:04:04) [me]: oh, true :-P

(08:04:35) [me]: well, I found that 0.64 crashed every 10 mins or so using waimea as a wm, and now with xfwm4 only crashes once every couple hours.

(08:04:43) [me]: so I'm sticking with xfwm4 for now

(08:05:08) [me]: but 0.64 definitely has some issues that should be resolved eventually

(08:05:44) [me]: and as long as you're on the line, I have a question: is there any way to merge multiple instances of the same buddy, like 0.60 did?

(08:06:05) SeanEgn: 0.60 didn't do that

(08:06:09) [me]: it did for me

(08:06:17) SeanEgn: nope, you're wrong

(08:06:20) [me]: I have a cvs version in /opt that I can start up to prove it

(08:06:42) SeanEgn: How does a cvs version prove what 0.60 did?

(08:06:57) [me]: okay, *my* version of 0.60 does

(08:07:11) [me]: I think once you guys merged the edit buddies window and the online buddies window you got rid of that "feature" / "bug"

(08:07:11) SeanEgn: no, no version of 0.60 ever merged buddies

(08:07:15) [me]: mine did

(08:07:29) SeanEgn: No, stop being contrary and wrong.

(08:07:41) [me]: you're the one being contrary and wrong

(08:07:48) [me]: maybe you never saw it do that

(08:07:50) [me]: but it does for me

(08:07:51) SeanEgn: I'm the one who's going to stop talking to you

(08:07:59) [me]: okay, take care then

me, reporting gaim bugs to Sean Egn (a gaim developper) when the problems start to become annoying enough to warrant it.
randomness, computers, stupidity, gaim-pidgin, craziness
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[link] heard: unknown
[edit] added: unknown

"Real Linux users don't use directories!"

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