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12:01 AM
I'm not sure I understand that sentence two sentences ago @Mateo. an api a not a crazy company?
 
whatsapp
 
@Seth I think he meant "[they have] an api and [are] not a crazy company".
 
ahh
right.
Now I get it.
 
oh... I just re-read that :/ was typing on my phone on that one...
 
"Bear metal programming".
Lol.
 
12:24 AM
> export PS1='C:${PWD//\//\\\\}> '
 
so no go on local on metal snappy install...
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Q: How to install snappy Ubuntu 15.04 Core images on a PC

dt1b3r10Can you please help with some instructions on how to install Snappy Ubuntu core on an AMD64 PC? I can find the image at this URL. But I've not been successful installing booting it of an USB and installing it. I can't find a way to this type of image (ubuntu-15.04-snappy-amd64+generic.img.xz) ...

 
12:44 AM
Oh boy.
Something is wrong with my test suite.
It was passing, I changed the README, and now it's failing.
So something else has gone wrong :P
 
hahaha
Well Telegram isn't bad.
It works nicely, is rather slick and all.
but I think we'll continue using slack, even though it is currently just two of us.
Telegram will be in my list of nice backup programs though.
 
1:01 AM
@Seth: I have a maiou instance
Its a self hosted clone of se chat ;p
 
maiou being?
SE chat is pretty awesome.
 
I do this a bit differently, using the nodesource distro.
I need to leave for work, but I'm planning on writing a blog post on the install process ;p
 
@JourneymanGeek Sweet! Let me know when you finish it!
 
ouch
radeon.
someone wanna edit that up? I have to go do something else.
 
1:11 AM
^done
 
1:33 AM
thanks @chaskes
 
@Seth Still busy or do you have a minute to chat?
 
I have some time now :)
What's up?
 
Just curious about your opinion of kde5. I remember you installed kde in arch.
 
I did, but I could never get KDE working with my graphics config.
I believe I still have Arch on that partition.. Considered installing something else for a bit.
Perhaps I should go try again. Been too busy to really care much recently.
What do you think of it @chaskes?
 
1:40 AM
I'm pretty unhappy with kde5 so far. looks terrible compared to 4, seems buggy on fundamental things. y'know, i started with 11.10, so I just missed the gnome2/3 and kde3/4 blowup, but now I see what it's like to have a desktop radically change on you. that said, I think gnome has gotten really good with 3.16
so I'm sure kde will work it out in a release or two
@Seth apart from unity, do you have a fav desktop for other distros?
 
Once I get better internet I want to try Arch.
 
Arch is great. Just take their warnings about reading the news before upgrading seriously.
 
@NathanOsman You'll be happy to know that I am now learning C++ :)
 
blah, so maybe I'll just use ubuntu server...
 
@chaskes I really liked what CrunchBang did with Openbox. That was awesome.
Other than that I use Xfce when I can't use Unity and occasionally Gnome-session-flashback.
 
1:48 AM
@Seth thx. I've gotten into straight Gnome 3.14/3.16, with a couple of extensions to make it similar to classic; and lxde or mate for my netbook
 
hey any awesome people out there that want to help me? because I clearly don't know what I am doing?
 
@TheX Maybe?
 
@RPiAwesomeness what is that?
@chaskes I can't stand Gnome 3 tbh.
The DE that is.
 
@Seth It's the AU General Room on MiAou
 
@RPiAwesomeness okay I made a time lapse thingy with my pi
 
1:50 AM
@Seth I couldn't either before 3.14, but I think it's really improved
 
Someone linked it higher up, so I figured I'd make one for us, for those who want to try it out.
 
but I need to set it so it will start when the pi starts
 
@RPiAwesomeness oh I see.. xD
 
@Seth :)
 
maybe later.
@chaskes Did they add a minimize button?
 
1:51 AM
@Seth In classic, yes; in regular you can enable it with the tweak tool
 
honestly, I am this close to just moving to Xubuntu full time and leaving the entire gnome ecosystem. But Unity is the most productive DE I've ever used so :/
 
@RPiAwesomeness here is my first attempt
 
@chaskes well yeah, classic.. I know I can enable it in dconf but that's not my only peeve with Gnome 3 shell.
anyway, I've got to run again. Nice chatting with you people!
 
@TheX Cool :)
 
@RPiAwesomeness so can you help me make it happen?
 
1:54 AM
I assume the Pi is in headless mode, correct?
 
@Seth good night. when you have more time, give me the full rant on what you don't like about gnome3 ecosystem. I'd like your thoughts.
 
@RPiAwesomeness correct
 
Okay, then you'd probably want to make a shell script with the command(s) you use and put it in /usr/bin.
Then you can add that script to the startup file. Trying to remember what it is.
 
@RPiAwesomeness I am a noob...you are going to have to be very specific
 
And you're using Raspbian?
 
1:55 AM
Kind of...
I am using retropie, which uses raspbian
 
Ah. That works too.
Basically, write the script with whatever name you want via nano /etc/init.d/SCRIPTNAME.
 
Because I was to lazy to switch the microSD card out lol
 
Then, run sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/SCRIPTNAME.
Then, sudo update-rc.d SCRIPTNAME defaults
That should work.
 
the command is ./runtimelapse
is that all I need in the script?
 
Well, can you post the output of cat runtimelapse?
 
1:58 AM
#!/bin/bash
# Timelapse controller for USB webcam

DIR=/home/pi/timelapse

x=1
while [ $x -le 1440 ]; do

filename=$(date -u +"%d%m%Y_%H%M-%S").jpg

fswebcam -d /dev/video0 -r 1280x720 $DIR/$filename

x=$(( $x + 1 ))

sleep 60;

done;
 
k. Just copy that into /etc/init.d/runtimelapse.
 
ok
 
Then, run sudo chmod +x /etc/init.d/runtimelapse && sudo update-rc.d runtimelapse defaults
 
update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing
insserv: warning: script 'runtimelapse' missing LSB tags and overrides
 
Err...google that?
I haven't ever used auto-start myself other than auto-start for the DE or via the Ubuntu GUI >.<
 
2:04 AM
hmmm this is what I found
but it is all greek to me.
 
lol, what :D
 
Cut it off?
 
Okay, seems like that isn't required.
Try rebooting and see if it works
 
ok
lol stupid thing won't reboot
 
2:09 AM
how can I force it to reboot?
 
What do you mean it's not rebooting?
Have you tried sudo halt?
 
no i did sudo shutdown -r now
and it acts like its going to but never does
I am trying to avoid having to walk across the room :-P
 
Ah. Well, do you have physical access? 'cause running sudo sync then yanking the plug is usually a good idea :)
 
sudo halt worked
 
Starting to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Ah. Well, you'll still have to get up to unplug/replug it.
 
2:13 AM
how can I check and see if it is running?
 
By pinging it would be my best guess
 
no I mean the script
 
ps -e | grep fswebcam?
 
looks like it is working beautiful!
 
\o/
I would say ask a Q on RPi.SE, but this has already been asked :P
 
2:16 AM
the auto start?
 
yeah I am sure
@RPiAwesomeness okay now here is the fun part...
I have some commands that run mencode
to turn the stills into video....
 
You'd want to set up a cron job for that, most likely. When would you want to run it? Every few hours, days?
 
I want to run it manually, but I don't want to have to type each command manually
@RPiAwesomeness I created a script but I am getting a syntex error
 
@RPiAwesomeness cool!
 
2:29 AM
@TheX Script please?
 
@RPiAwesomeness #!/bin/bash
ls *.jpg > list.txt;

mencoder -nosound -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4:aspect=16/9:vbitrate=8000000 -vf scale=1280:720 -o timelapse.avi -mf type=jpeg:fps=24 mf://@list.txt;

done;
@RPiAwesomeness obviously - your handle
 
What's the error?
 
./mencode: line 6: syntax error near unexpected token `done'
./mencode: line 6: `done;'
 
Have you tried dropping that line?
 
no...good idea
 
2:34 AM
IIRC, that isn't required.
 
@RPiAwesomeness you are a freaking genius...
 
;) I accept checks
 
@RPiAwesomeness I bet you do.
 
Or SSDs
;)
jk, there's no way I could get permission to give out my address
 
Don't have any spares on hand anymore.
 
2:45 AM
Nothing says annoying more then tests that don't fail consistently.
 
kos
3:23 AM
@hbdgaf If you want to have fun in the comments (since the question is now closed), here's the question: askubuntu.com/questions/628634/… (I'm not proficient enough in C++ to do that, but I'll indeed upvote your comment!)
 
3:40 AM
Okay I am really bad at math can someone help me?
 
kos
@TheX Maybe I can try
 
@kos okay here is the deal
I have a 4gb flash drive...I want to know how many 38kb files it will hold
 
That depends on more than just the capacity.
I'd also need to know the filesystem and block size.
For example, with a block size of 4 KB, a 38 KB file would occupy 40 KB on disk.
 
I just need a rough idea...
 
Okay, fair enough.
> "105,263".
But like I said, that doesn't take filesystem and block-alignment overhead into account.
 
kos
3:51 AM
@TheX That would be simply 4.000.000.000 / 38.000 theoretically, but the 4bg flash drive capacity may vary, and even more when formatted. Just format the drive and run df to see it's actual capacity in Bytes, then divide it by 38.000
 
Okay so if I took a 38kb file and wrote it to the flash drive every 1 minute it would take aprox 73 days to fill it up?
can anyone check that?
 
That's correct.
73.0993 days.
 
discounting overhead and actual capacity
So say 70 days roughly...
That will be perfect...
 
Well, I'd be more likely to say 60 days with overhead.
Remember the old days when a 2.0 MB floppy ended up with only 1.44 MB of usable space after formatting with FAT16?
(Yes, folks, I'm actually that old.)
 
Well I thinking 70 or more because I will be purging files I don't need...every once and a while...
 
3:56 AM
In that case, you're probably going to be alright.
What are you doing... taking pictures at regular intervals or something?
 
kos
Now you gotta tell us what you're doing tough!
 
Time lapse photography of my front yard, ever minute...
with my Rpi.
I think it is a 4gb flash drive...I didn't really pay attention when I plugged it in lol
it might be 8...
 
kos
That's nice. I like time-lapse photography
 
You could always use mount to check...
@kos Me too. So much that I wrote an Android app for doing that :)
 
kos
@NathanOsman You did? What's the app's name?
 
here is the one I did earlier before it got dark.
Probably the most exciting thing I will see is a squirrel or maybe a rabbit lol
 
kos
@NathanOsman Well then I'm giving it a shot as soon as I've restored my Nexus 7. Nice!
 
@TheX Have you tried HyperLapse for Android yet?
 
I don't have an andriod device that I currently use. So no.
 
^--- shot that with the app
 
4:02 AM
Cool...
I thought about putting my pi in the car tomorrow morning and sticking the camera in the dash...
 
Do you have a battery for it?
 
I have a USB port in my car
the only thing is that I don't have a way to power my USB hub in the car
 
 
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5:58 AM
I can't believe nobody has posted this answer yet.
 
6:27 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Best Ways to Boost Your Brain Power by Deloris Ingram on askubuntu.com
 
6:48 AM
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Q: Restrict user to do SFTP on the www folder owned by www-data group

Jaume NuezI would like to create a new user with read/write privileges ONLY in the /var/www/ directory including all sub-directories. The /var/www/ is owned by a group called www-data. Best way to do it I guess is with SFTP. I already have SSH access as root. I'm a complete newbie with linux but this theo...

 
7:18 AM
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in title: Easy Tips For Skin Care by Deloris Ingram on askubuntu.com
 
8:02 AM
Aww...
Have I missed all the spam? :(
;D :P
 
8:12 AM
Morning @Fabby! :)
 
So I decided to try a different stackexchange and went to the stackexchange "Health", only to find my first three informed posts received -2 votes from a moderator
 
I find this post slightly insulting actually, I find their ignorance very insulting, how could they think that Ubuntu could be 'dangerous' for their machine???
-5
Q: My question is what exactly is Ubuntu?

Alejandra MarreroMy friend told me about this but I have no idea what it is. Does anyone mind telling me what ubuntu is? and how I use it? and is it dangerous for my laptop?

 
was tolled good:

I'm sorry, but this answer is very low quality and is at a high risk of deletion. Again, you need to add more explanation. Why do you believe that what the OP is talking about is "more likely to be a hormone secreting carcinoid tumour rather than an adenoma"? Also, we strongly encourage using references to support your answers. They are the only way in which we can verify an answer's accuracy. Check out this meta post for more. Thanks :) – michaelpri♦ 12 hours ago


Carcinoid tumors are more likely to secrete endocrine hormones than a non-lung tissue adenoma.. at least th
 
8:51 AM
@gordon50 mods only still have one vote...
 
9:23 AM
@ParanoidPanda ;-)
@NathanOsman upvoted! :-)
 
Yup. Mods have the same number of votes as anyone else. Just that our close votes are heavier ;p
 
@Hellreaver It's mainly a PXE problem, so I've added that tag...
@JourneymanGeek Just "heavier"? Not like, let's say: "final"??? ;-)
 
heavier ;)
 
Normally it's Bee Gees or Abba this time of day, but this time it's:
:D
 
9:43 AM
@ParanoidPanda yessss torodial
 
@Mudit: Why you calling me by my old name? :D
 
@Fabby awesome, thanks!
 
10:12 AM
@Fabby: Do you have any idea about this? :)
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Q: User account history showing incorrectly

Paranoid PandaI have found that in System Settings > User Accounts that if you select an account and then select the button called History (which is meant to show the login history for that account), it will show you when you last logged in as Session Started, but it will show that you Session Ended just befor...

 
10:24 AM
@RPiAwesomeness SourceForge, wtfhell?! Ban SourceForge!
 
[ SmokeDetector ] Bad keyword in body, blacklisted website: per many Alpha ZXT Reviews, this one very problems by izongyzouia on askubuntu.com
 
> "Today we are happy to inform you that Mozilla has published some details about the next major version of its popular, cross-platform, and free web browser, Mozilla Firefox 39.0." - Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to Offer Built-in Malware Protection for Downloads on Linux and Mac - Updated - Softpedia
 
@blade19899 When is the release going to be released?
And does it not already offer malware protection?
Or is it going to be different, if so, what kind? :)
 
10:40 AM
> ...due for release in about three weeks from today, on June 23, 2015...
Read the article.
Firefox 39.0 beta changelog:
> Support for new Unicode 8.0 skin tone emoji
SafeBrowsing malware detection lookups enabled for downloads (Mac OS X and Linux)
The malware detection service for downloads now covers common Mac extensions
Support for 'switch' role in ARIA 1.1 (web accessibility)
Removed support for insecure SSLv3 for network communications
NPAPI Plug-in performance improved via asynchronous initialization
Smoother animation and scrolling (Mac OS X)
Performance of displaying dashed lines is improved (Mac OS X) Bug 1123019)
Aaannnddd, I'm gone.
 
11:00 AM
Aaannddd im back
@Michael Mrozek - That command caused my hamster to spontaneously reproduce asexually, my goldfish to swim upside down and my kid now does her homework willingly. My God, what have you done?? — Tim Post ♦ May 30 '10 at 18:47
 
11:28 AM
Why is there a limit to how many items you can review per day?
And why can't they increase the amount of stuff you can review when you get higher rep?
 

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