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Comment: contradictory (Score 1) 471

the quote 'in societies where many people believe in hell compared to those where more people believed in heaven." is contradictory. in what religeon(s) do they preach in only one or the other ? afaik, if you believe in one, you have to also believe in the other. as in, 'if you don't make it to heaven, where do you go " its sad that people don't realise there is a way to build a heaven on earth, and it only takes honorable measures to acheive it. not greed.

+ - WindowManagers; what you prefer + why 1

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idanity writes "I have run linux for exactly ten years. and lately, I have reverted back to e16 and its never been better.................... I have had a love affair with many distros, wm's and have bounced between blackbox, gnome and just last year KDE 3.5 (all was good, except for KDE 4 (which is why i even reverted to enlightenment again)and in this reminiscint of e16, i wonder, ...what everyone else is running, and why ?"
Data Storage

Optimizing Linux Use On a USB Flash Drive? 137

Posted by timothy
from the right-here-in-my-pocket dept.
Buckbeak writes "I like to carry my Linux systems around with me, on USB flash drives. Typically, SanDisk Cruzers or Kingston HyperX. I encrypt the root partition and boot off the USB stick. Sometimes, the performance leaves something to be desired. I want to be able to do an 'apt-get upgrade' or 'yum update' while surfing but the experience is sometimes painful. What can I do to maximize the performance of Linux while running off of a slow medium? I've turned on 'noatime' in the mount options and I don't use a swap partition. Is there any way to minimize drive I/O or batch it up more? Is there any easy way to run in memory and write everything out when I shut down? I've tried both EXT2 and EXT3 and it doesn't seem to make much difference. Any other suggestions?"

Comment: if everyone owns/ uses this, can the world support (Score 1) 438

by idanity (#25868039) Attached to: Machine Condenses Drinking Water Out of Thin Air
in their statistica, they measure the amount of water in the air. and if...if..we suck up all the air's water, will we make this planet like mars. if....if..enough of these were being used, and everyone on the planet, was to take and store water (again, future, in a haste like thought) would we see the end of free water? if..and again, i stress "if"...we dried out the moisture in the air, would our landscape suffer... before anyone flames out, i want to let you know, i already know all h20 has been used over and over, but i just wonder, about prolonged use, or living in a climate (even our houses) that has its water removed...

Comment: thank you- no more advertisements too..right (Score 1) 594

by idanity (#25779525) Attached to: Toyota Demands Removal of Fan Wallpapers
this would also include all those "car" popups that infringe on my web viewing. i would like my time wasted by closing popups with monetary benefit, and this may also help lead the way for the rights of peoples veiwing act (circa 2009 by me) to get paid for viewing garbage adds.

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