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12:29 AM
People on Super User don't seem to vote a lot...
500 first posts? wow, am I just not usually here at this time or is something new
Something new.
1 hour ago, by Seth
@Seth - we were excluding locked posts via a p.ParentId In (...), when ParentId is null on questions, so it needed a simple IsNull(p.ParentId, 0) In (...) instead is all. — Nick Craver 42 secs ago
ah something fixed, cool.
Yep :)
Well I burned 40 reviews on Super User... I'm gonna go make dinner. I'll be sorta hanging around though. Ping me if you need something.
I don't know why you would need anything... anyway.
12:51 AM
What is it with people just posting a report of what's wrong instead of actually asking, I dunno, how to fix it, perhaps? ...
1:08 AM
@Zingd if you're still struggling with "SPAM" it's a not tasty meat with an exceedingly long shelf life typically eaten by the poor or during hard times (like during world war 2) when shelf life and cheap were more important than tasty. You get a lot of it in one can if you're just the one person eating it. Just a couple of details to add on there.
@AbrahamVanHelpsing So this spam would be something like a cheap meat or dehydrated meat. Thanks for this explanation. I got very curious about this word, because I just started reading the Python Tutorial, and this word is used a lot of times during the explanations.
Heh. It doesn't mean anything in the python tutorials. It's just a random noun.
It could be caboose or chair for all it matters.
1:46 AM
I am genuinely curious as to where you found such a confusing use of spam and python.
Ah, nvm ... It's one of those inside-jokes in python tutorials ...
What's wrong with Foobar, for god's sake? >.<
It has to do with the naming choice of the language.. The guy who invented named it after "Monty Python and the holy grail"..
@Seth I know about that. I just find the use of a Spam sketch reference a little over-the-top.
I kinda wondered that you didn't know... ;)
@FEichinger Probably is... But it's mighty refreshing to hear "Ni, Knights, spam, eggs" instead of "foo, foobar, etc"
2:15 AM
Thanks for getting that bitcoin edit @seth
This stackoverflow.com/questions/how-to-ask should be linked in the FAQ IMO
@FEichinger heh. I figured that I missed it.
I'm not seeing it linked off of askubuntu.com/faq#howtoask
c'est la vie :-/
or I've just gone blind...
2:36 AM
@maggotbrain Which one?
Q: Why ubuntu software center doesn't have the latest version of softwares?

iamcreasySay I want to install Codeblocks(C/C++ IDE) using Ubuntu Software centre. But, if I do that I will install version 10, when I can have version 12 if I download package from Codeblocks website. The same happens with Eclipse. Ubuntu software centre has version 3.x and I can have 4.x from Eclipse we...

Q: Has the "First Post" Review section broken?

DoogfarI have seen the "First Post" review section grown from the normal 1-3 posts to a whopping 430+ and the reviews are like two days old? Is this a bug or do they do a massive release of "Re-Reviews" occasionally? Sorry I tagged it as discussion as I saw nothing else that fitted.

3:45 AM
user image
@rinzwind - Are you a robot?
4:05 AM
Mods can see a lot..
4:38 AM
And good night.
5:01 AM
Anyone still here?
3 hours later…
7:44 AM
@LuisAlvarado you rang? >:)
8:00 AM
Q: Extra bridge interfaces get added automatically

David ParksI have a bridge set up between eth0 and br0, the bridge works fine, but sometimes, for unknown reasons and circumstances, I keep getting these off vethXXXXXX interfaces added to the bridge. When this happens my LXC instances can't talk to the internet. When I run brctl delif br0 vethNbUtXk &...

8:19 AM
@Rinzwind I have seen that. Mark Shuttleworth had proposed providing newer version of softwares only for LTS releases. He didn't say anything about it for interim releases. So, we still wouldn't get newer version of softwares in interim releases (13.04 once it gets released).
2 hours later…
10:01 AM
hmmm. This user askubuntu.com/users/142043/fedaykinwolf is putting the exact same answer in for at least 4 sound questions. Personally, I'm not that familiar with sound troubleshooting to know whether this is a valid answer for all of these Qs
Would someone mind taking a look?
yes - was just looking at this... think I'll delete all, except one and add a comment to each of the others to link back to his one answer.
Awesome! I appreciate it. I just can't tell whether its being genuinely helpful or its a scattershot approach to answering questions with 'dummy output & and alsa" in them. ;-)
2 hours later…
11:40 AM
Q: Backtrack mp3 problem

ngwdanielI've installed Backtrack but I can't figure out how to play mp3files. I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras,lame, libmp3lame but still won't work(I have Rhythmbox player, I've also tried Amarok). Any ideas?

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1:07 PM
Q: Editing a question/asnwer in a review is getting doubled if you click the browser's back button

DanWhile reviewing a question or an answer, and had the following occur: As you can see (Click on the image for a larger preview), there are two editors, and at the top right there are [editing] cancel... buttons. I've reproduced the error on both Firefox and Chromium, so it isn't a browser issu...

1:24 PM
people taking all the review questions and not actually reviewing!
@Aditya Please don't let questions like "Generic question about file compression in UBUNTU 12.10" go through review, you're supposed to fix them!
1:51 PM
@JorgeCastro I didn't review it... I had skipped that question. Are you sure it lists somewhere that I reviewed it?
it said reviewed, but I found it and fixed it!
so we're good!
I have checked both the First Posts history as well as my Profile > Activity > Reviews
@JorgeCastro ah.. okay :-)
@JorgeCastro you're in the know about most things Canonical. Any ideas on if a Nexus7 Ubu-phone VM is in the works or templated somewhere?
" * Enable users to continuously track the development focus of Ubuntu without having to explicitly upgrade
For: 3 Against: 0 Abstained: 0"
2:13 PM
@Rinzwind But this is for Development Releases... We still won't be able to update softwares to newer versions in case of stable releases... Or am I reading it wrong...
You think that's something you want, but it's not. And yes, you read it right afaict (that's what PPAs are for)
@AbrahamVanHelpsing Yup... PPAs are there for newer version..
Found 2 bots
1 is @Rinzwind
@LuisAlvarado orly?
This are true Ubuntu bots
I have evidence
2:19 PM
erm, that's an app login probably
What about this
app or cron job. i suspect cron job
Lastly this evidence
whoops wrong pic
lol - that is as bad with photoshop as the North Koreans can manage!
@fossfreedom hey watch out. pyongyong might bomb your house out.
2:26 PM
@LuisAlvarado - what's a mouse theme? Change the cursors?
X-cursor theme
Do not know, looking for it
didnt I answer something like that?
am guessing the pointer
pretty sure you did
you are like china
you have 30% of all questions answered here
2:41 PM
@JenniferWilson that answer i provided is valid for 12.04 and earlier. from 12.10 onwards, they switched from gconf to gsettings. So, it needs to be updated accounting that change. And no, it is not really a bug. If you want to discuss and/or verify my possible solution, ping me again when both of us are around.
A: command line for hiding and unhiding unity panel

jokerdinoFor 12.10 As Rinzwind mentioned in the comments, Ubuntu has migrated its settings from gconf to gsettings. The commands in the question you linked is valid for 12.04 and earlier, but not for 12.10 onwards. The updated commands for hiding the Unity launcher would be: gsettings set org.compiz.un...

@jennifer I have posted my updated answer on the question you linked me. let me know if that answer satisfies you. I am willing to discuss, if needed.
3:02 PM
@Aditya yes you are. we are all being upgraded to developers. Well those that do not stick with an lts ;-)
@LuisAlvarado I am never going to catch him if he keeps comming back
@Rinzwind what about me. I thought I had the record for 500+ days one time
500+ at any time is good :-)
nice one @jokerdino
What did I do? :S
Can someone explain 'necromancer'? "Answered a question more than 60 days later with score of 5 or more. This badge can be awarded multiple times. "
3:08 PM
Oh necro. Let me explain..
I thought the 60 days was the amount of time between Q and A
you used your spells to resurrect a dead question
yeah but...
no but
A random question that is older than 60 days. You add an answer after 60 days and get 5 votes. Boom, you have the badge.
3:09 PM
because you answered the question 60 days and
2 years later
you got 5 upvotes
the question says feb 11
feb 11 and Aug 11 ?
and your answer says aug
ah right :P
whistles innocently
For more information about zombie questions please see my answer here: askubuntu.com/questions/48624/what-are-zombie-processes
remember to kill them quickly
You do not want your ubuntu freezing when seeing the zombie do you? askubuntu.com/questions/4408/…
w t f do I want to see an "Unkown execption"
3:12 PM
I hate java
java I had to deal with 1 time...
told the other dude "gfy I aint touching this"
@Rinzwind LOLLL
You know you are getting a "Friendly Advice" when the sentence starts with Get the..
3:41 PM
It's summer vacation1
Lol Shift-fail
Well the rest of today went in throwing waterbaloons
happy holi @AmithKK
Oh thanks @AbrahamVanHelpsing :) Cool of you to remember :)
Well it was a no-colours one
We did it in our school uniforms :P
Holi wasn't yesterday?
3:54 PM
You said waterballoons and my facebook wall is eaten up with neon images
I thought today was Dhuleti.
It was, but it's like saying happy birthday when someone talks about their presents
@jokerdino It''s anyday
Yesterday,today or tommorrow
Tomorrow is GF.
@AbrahamVanHelpsing ah right.
South of India don't generally celebrate Holi though.
3:57 PM
@jokerdino - so I'm almost done with that setting synchronization over U1 thing
nice! i am interested in your progress. do you hoist it somewhere?
It's sort of integrated into an app I'm working on. When the setting sync part is done, I'll put that part of the directory tree on github with a usage example.
@AmithKK The Arduino proposal is in commit now.
that works too. thank you!
@Seth \o/
I'm tired today
tommorrow maybe
4:00 PM
@Seth nice. I have an uno and an ethernet shield to play with...and a raspi maker kit. I need to get a minimal pay app done first though. Reading some Android books, namely this one: amazon.com/Android-Recipes-A-Problem-Solution-Approach/dp/… and I like how it's put together so far.
Oh that's cool.
Thinking about android dev then?
I'm looking at doing all the work in python/C then just changing the user interfaces across platforms
What platforms do you plan to cover?
Lin/Win/Android. iOS and Mac are maybe's if the other three work out since there's a developer tax for those platforms
I'm counting Ubu-phone in Lin (it should work similarly, but I need a VM to play with)
4:08 PM
Oh OK.
Stupid question: I don't need an SSH server to use SSH on right?
I think I have openssh..
I have the client...
you would need the keys
Something so simple shouldn't be so hard :S
> Secondly, you need to install an SSH server on your Linux machine. Since you're using Ubuntu, follow this guide on how to install OpenSSH.
Okay, so maybe I do need a server....
server on the server side
4:14 PM
Makes sense.
All the help on the web wasn't very clear though.
apt-get it and generate keys. check firewalled ports. done. that's why it's not step by step. it's too straightforward.
4:33 PM
Q: Multimonitor in login screen vs. lock screen

ruda.almeidaI have a multiple monitor setup with two screens on Ubuntu 12.04. The login screen uses dual monitor mode, but the lock screen (CTRL + ALT + L) uses only a single monitor and disables the other. Is there a way to change that?

@LuisAlvarado Thx for posting that. But I recommend editing it. People are not creating repositories on dropbox. My understanding (from using dropbox personally) is that it is not possible to do this, because URL's of files on dropbox have random strings of letters as part of them (to prevent unauthorized people from accessing them). Consequently files in someone's personal dropbox space cannot have URL's named properly to be recognized as part of an APT software repository.
The only APT software repository that is hosted on dropbox.com is the repository for the dropbox software itself.
@ruda.almeida Good grief. You already have an off-topic vote...
What up with all the weird off-topic and too localized votes?
@Seth Sorry about that. Where's a better place to post this question?
maybe my bot needs to be fixed? :)
4:42 PM
@Seth I don't know. It is weird though.
@ruda.almeida Your question is fine. It's not off-topic. It's the off-topic vote that is wrong.
@EliahKagan OK
@ruda.almeida Yeah, nothing wrong with your question.
We are having a problem with lots of wrong votes...
@ruda, do you want the login screen on both monitors?
the question seems vague. needs more idiot proofing.
@jokerdino Better fix it soon >:D
@ruda.almeida Much better now. At first I didn't understand the pictures..
so, you want a lock screen on both the monitors.
4:47 PM
@jokerdino Added a very, very specific phrase
Although so many idiots are idot-proof-proof...
that would be me, thank you.
whistles Super User already killed off their first posts...
@jokerdino Or a single lock screen that extends to both monitors
@AmithKK Night
4:52 PM
@ruda.almeida what difference?
also, you might need to add info on graphic card, etc
@jokerdino one dialog box on each screen, vs. a dialog box on a screen and just the wallpaper on the other screen. the 2nd is a bit more like the login screen
@jokerdino How do I find it out? lspci? System settings?
eh, no idea.
@ruda.almeida - that was requested on the improving multi-monitor experience blog post comments. seems like it's a feature-request-bug
lspci | grep VGA
4:56 PM
off-topic I got my first accepted answer on SU today \o/
SU is easy rep er, I mean good job
@Seth \o/
@AbrahamVanHelpsing I haven't found it easy...
I got 40 reviews in yesterday though and that helped me find edits and questions to answer.
4:58 PM
> Several Murphy's law adages claim that idiot proof systems cannot be made, for example "Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool" and "If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot."
@AbrahamVanHelpsing ;)
@jokerdino ★
How did you copy that star?!?
You just do...
but how?
what's the sauce for that star?
5:00 PM

✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡ ✡
unicode. :(
wish i was smart enough to google it myself for the star
Just copy it like any other text!
i couldn't copy the star from the sides. that's why.
5:03 PM
Why not..?
you don't need to, you can copy it from anywhere!
★ ctl+shift+u - release - 2605 - <enter>
laptop keyboard don't support that?
what? no star?
5:04 PM
@jokerdino mine does
@AbrahamVanHelpsing win
Unicode input is the insertion of a specific Unicode character on a computer by a user. Unicode characters can be inserted in three ways: from the screen by means of an applet from which one can select the character, by pasting from the clipboard or by certain key sequence on the keyboard. Many systems provide support for Unicode input in some form. A Unicode input system should provide a large repertoire of characters, ideally, all valid Unicode code points. This is different from a keyboard layout which defines keys and their combinations only for a limited number of characters approp...
^^ it's in there
@jokerdino Can you copy it from that link?
i always thought it was only the full PC keyboard.
5:06 PM
There we go :)
@Seth i cant copy from the stars next to the numbers in the chat star sidebar
You have a lot to learn young grasshopper....
@Gui i like that.
i do know i dont know a lot. but i dont know what.
@jokerdino Exactly.
@AbrahamVanHelpsing You mean this coment specifically? design.canonical.com/2011/12/…
5:09 PM
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@jokerdino you need to listen to more NPR "Where you learn something new everyday" more...
this ctrl-shift-u thing: is there an analogue that searches on character names?
@Gui i dont think they telecast those in here.
@Gui LOL. He doesn't have NPR over there I don't think..
5:10 PM
@jokerdino There are 4 stages to learning: 1. You don't know that you don't know. 2. You know that you don't know. 3. You know that you know. 4. You don't know that you know. (Credit: One of my teachers) :-)
@Aditya how do you know?
5. You know you don't know, but won't admit it. <-- rarer
@jokerdino because I don't know
That is a circle of logic....
I do know because I don't know, but I don't know because I do know....
@Aditya you just happened to know?
5:13 PM
BTW, Happy Holi to everyone...
@jokerdino :-)
Colors everywhere. Colours everywhere.
Randomly British spell-check strikes again.
Open bracket, colon, colon, close bracket.
5:15 PM
Seth is in duress.
(;:;) - Cthulu smiley
@Gui The Zen of the Dunning–Kruger Effect
@jokerdino Surely you mean: colon, open bracket, close bracket, open brace, colon, pipe, colon, ampersand, close brace, semi-colon, colon
For the ultimate terminal smileys >:)
@Oli brb; my colon is making some funny noise.
5:18 PM
@Oli :(():|:&);:
I suck.
wow, harder to translate to symbols than I expected.
and brace: {/}
i give up. Boo
5:22 PM
@Aditya often 4 comes before 3
like when you learn to ride a bike
you can do it, but you don't think you can yet
@DanHulme Here 4 is talking about when things come naturally to us... We don't have to make a conscious effort to perform that action..
It's also when things become difficult to explain. "You just do it."
@AbrahamVanHelpsing I didn't get you
You just get it.
Its like "It so simple you just can't explain.."
5:26 PM
@Seth That makes sense @AbrahamVanHelpsing
@Seth Sorry, I didn't get you.
@jokerdino Now... I get it, and you don't
@jokerdino I dodged.
Dodge bullets? What are you? Mr Anderson?
Whoa.. Since when were you shooting at me !!?!?!
5:28 PM
Just before you started dodging them.
I see.
You threw a knife at my head!!!
And you caught it!!!!!
6:12 PM
I could tell you his identity. but then i'd have to kill you.
Why is it that we seem to go through a crazy unicode phase every 4-6 months?
all thanks to the peeled banana
Q: Tags don't want to play with 🍌s

Xeo[tag:🍌] As can readily be seen, tags seem to discriminate against bananas and don't want to play with them. I thought SO was a place of no discrimination against other origins, but it seems the ASCII-Landers are considered first-class citizens, while the Unicodians are seated below them. The sa...

@MarcoCeppi blame meta.
Why not (\/) (°,,,°) (\/)
6:28 PM
@EliahKagan voted to reopen askubuntu.com/questions/272776/…
6:48 PM
Hi guys, I am looking for anybody with a webcam and mic for an event that will be held in my country in about a month
It is an open source event I there will be some talks about ubuntu, so I was thinking on bringing the ones that have time (10 to 15 minutes) to give a quick Q&A or a small talk about Ubuntu
Its on April 27th the event
@MarcoCeppi You there?
@LuisAlvarado Yup
or anything Ubuntu related really
So new ubuntu users in my country could get to know you
btw I will understand if you can not. I can not imagine the stress you could have right now
7:05 PM
@maggotbrain Thx. Assuming it does get reopened, I recommend posting your answer.
Just to be extra-super-sure, if I request that my user profile on a different SE website be deleted, it will leave all my other profiles alone, right?
7:22 PM
@InkBlend If you request for just one specific profile to be deleted, yes, your other profiles will continue to exist. I recommend making very clear in your request, that you only want your profile on that one site to be deleted.
We need to conspire together and dream up something spectacular for April Fool's Day while there's still time.
Any suggestions?
7:46 PM
@EliahKagan Actually, I have a much different answer this time and it probably should be re-opened.
Learn something new every day. good times. ;-)
@maggotbrain Cool.
8:10 PM
Folks. Could I trouble you for two re-open votes on this? askubuntu.com/questions/272776/…
@maggotbrain answer away!
Thanks! done.
8:53 PM
@GeorgeEdison Ubuntu phone now runs on baseline kindle with photoshop monochrome picture
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