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12:03 AM
Alright. All together know. You know how it goes: "2017 is the year of the Linux desktop."
Likes and retweets appreciated.
@NathanOsman I can't support you... I'm saying 2017 is the year of the Linux Laptop :p
Good luck with that. Hope you can wake your laptop from suspend >:)
(I'm sure you can but that was low hanging fruit :P)
or have it not do anything when closing the lid ;)
I have a script just for that :)
12:22 AM
is this on-topic (optimal BIOS settings)? askubuntu.com/q/865207/367990 I'd say it could be closed both as not Ubuntu or opinion based, but it's a grey zone
12:45 AM
I dunno... Seems lately that if Windows 8.1 is shutdown then powered on to grub and Ubuntu versus Windows 8.1 restarted and going to grub and then Ubuntu... things seem to change but maybe I"m being superstitious here. Anyway I think BIOS is just as on topic as S.M.A.R.T. for HDDs or TRIM for SSDs.
1:26 AM
I ended up CV'ing that one as answers would be too broad.
@NathanOsman well we just need a good office suite and more games.
and to lose the reputation for "terminal nerd mode"
@ThomasWard wat ? askubuntu.com/q/865219
abusing mod powers, are we, @ThomasWard?
wow is eliah kagan back
1:32 AM
@Serg Smokey testing. Necessary, because I think I broke deletion of alerts xD
@KazWolfe For all of ten minutes. Gotta test things :)
we needed a junk post to report on Smokey
mods get to guinea pig their site live? wat.
i thought that was what MetaSE is for.
@KazWolfe Yeah, I know, right? :P
so i can do tests on this site?
@KazWolfe Once in an eternity, yes :)
@ThomasWard but i'm technically a moderator. after all, the site is modded by the community, right?
1:35 AM
Sort of yes, officially no, according to rules maybe
I have a christmas question for you guys
Furry important
You know those holographic projector thingies that display slide show on a house ?
What are those called ?
yes. they're called projectors
that's it ?
they're run of the mill projectors.
1:38 AM
@ThomasWard you're supposed to do it when no one is looking :P
@Seth :P
@Seth true statement, but that's never ;)
Or maybe post a giant freakin warning in the chat THIS IS JUST A TEST and follow up with that annoying buzz sound
@NathanOsman all together know?
@ThomasWard no one noticed me do it :P
yeah. letting us know before we go all panic mode would be nice.
this is only a test of the test testing test. Do not panic. We're testing the test tester
1:46 AM
so you're testing JUnit?
@Seth huh?
( ._.)
A typo in the tweet.
I hate that you can't edit it.
throws sticks at Twitter
@ThomasWard you need to throw birbs.
1:49 AM
what if I want to throw firebombs
throw firebirbs.
no i'll throw firebombs...
firebombs... FROM SPACE!!!
I still don't understand twitter. I sort of get it, but i still don't
Wow. MPEG2 encoding is much faster than h264 on this machine.
I mean, yes, that makes sense. But the difference is quite impressive.
2:10 AM
DVD+RW drive is giving me issues...
when does dvdrw not give people issues
@KazWolfe who tests the test testing test? Who tests the test testing test tester?
@JourneymanGeek it tests itself.
It cannot test itself. ._.
manual tests.
2:16 AM
problem solved.
but how do we know the testers are doing it right?
we test the testers.
OP updated his question about BIOS saying it's for compatability with Ubuntu: askubuntu.com/q/865207/295286 Reopen or nah ?
@Serg POB
And we're gonna get into a BIOS v. UEFI argument.
2:21 AM
throws an overweight pigeon at @JourneymanGeek
@ThomasWard so a chicken?
@ThomasWard not a test. Seems more like a packet transport media.
@KazWolfe what's POB ?
Also, bit of a messy audit trail.
2:22 AM
@KazWolfe That is not a chicken.
@ThomasWard pretty sure its just fluffed up
@Serg Primarily Opinion Based
That pigeon isn't overweight, just slightly . . . feathery
@ThomasWard a fat pigeon is basically a chicken.
2:24 AM
in Charcoal HQ, 14 secs ago, by Kaz Wolfe
yes. AUGR is used to the spam.
@KazWolfe SPEAKING OF SPAM... you're spamming ;)
@ThomasWard You missed it while I was gone, no?
o/ @angussidney
@KazWolfe Actually I found it kinda pleasant that I was able to mess with Smokey's code without being interrupted by noise :)
\o, fancy meeting you here :P
but then I kinda pulled a power cable and had alarms all over the place so...
@angussidney :P
to answer your question, yes you still need a bootloader.
Something needs to load Linux.
2:26 AM
@angussidney ^ that - you need a bootloader to load Linux.
That doesn't mean your bootloader needs to be responsible for Windows, too. If you have UEFI, that can take care of the division. But you'd need GRUB no matter what.
Oh, true
hell, even windows has a low-level bootloader, technically.
@KazWolfe I've never seen that setup on a single drive
2:27 AM
but it's just easier (usually) to let GRUB manage everything. no buttons during boot, etc.
2 secs, let me unplug unneccessary hard drives and restart the installer
and grub will (by default) take over the entire boot procedure, because it can.
wow, okay, I'm at +230 rep since my single answer on Ask Ubuntu earlier today xD
@JourneymanGeek I use it to get into OSX (occasionally)
I typically do do seperate drives per OS tho
2:28 AM
you're not on a laptop
even of oddly, my current dualboot is haiku + disposable lubuntu liveusb
Haiku still exists ? O_o
@ThomasWard oh new UTC day has started, time to activate my sockpuppets to upvote you again
@edwinksl and I will torpedo your socks
Enjoy the flaming wrath from above
Back now. Okay, so here is what I want to do: I have an SSD which has windows installed on it, and a spare 320GB hard drive which I'm going to install 16.04 on. My original plan was to leave my SSD as the default boot device, and use the F11 key at startup to override the boot order temporarily to select the hard drive with ubuntu on it.
However, you are suggesting that I use GRUB to select windows or Ubuntu at startup?
2:39 AM
@angussidney yank out the SSD, install directly to the hard drive, then your BIOS selection will still work
put the SSD back in, choose primary drive in firmware, might work right (probably will)
god this instant coffee is crap...
how do people drink this sludge...
@ThomasWard hahahahahhahahahahahahahahhhahahahahahhahahahaha
However using grub does seem like a better way to do it, so how should I go about setting it up? I'm currently at the custom installation page.
just leaving this here for posterity
okay i need to sleep, my body is screaming for rest... good night.
Just found a quite convincing impersonator of one of the channels i follow on youtube. Wouldn't even notice till it clicked - there's no verified mark on the channel name, and it's spelled oddly
2:47 AM
am kil
What's interesting is that it came up in my recommended feed, lol
too bad you can't third-party report for violation anymore
You can. I just did
Jackceptlceye lol
@Serg what??
that's new-new
zach = nub
2:49 AM
Go to channel's about tab and there's a flag button. Flag for impersonation
@edwinksl ur mam == nub
@edwinksl also wrong qualifier nub
@Serg yeah it used to be that you'd have to be the person who's being impersonated
I tried it a few times and it never worked
let us all join forces and smash some CVs
2:50 AM
Well, since recently youtube implemented moderation by community , which has its drawbacks, but is kinda useful
I guess that was more recentlt than me trying to report :p
By draw backs, I mean someone falsely flagging a video for copyright violation of they don't like a youtuber or disagree with what they say
I second Byte's comment... turning off error diagnostics is as bad as unplugging a smoke detector that is too sensitive. — WinEunuuchs2Unix 2 hours ago
@WinEunuuchs2Unix that's a great analogy ^
@Zacharee1 rip in pepperoni
isn't pepperoni already plural?
wouldn't a singular one be pepperonus or pepperona?
2:54 AM
not sure tbh
who cares, it's tasty anyway
iz yokez
i think you are right
@Zacharee1 error diagnostics doesn't save you from anything
it's already happened
Hi, I'd like a salamus sandwich, please. "You mean salami?" No, just a single salamus. "Um ok, anything else on that?" Yes, one pepperonus.
2:55 AM
@Seth and so has the fire, but knowing about it can help you mitigate further damage
*ocean suddenly recedes from beach* "TSUNAMI!" *crowd flees* Me: *ahem* Actually a single wave is called a– *gets crushed by a tsunamus*
Hey girl, wanna take a dip in my jacuzzus? "You mean your jacuzzi?" No, I only have the one jacuzzus. "Um..." Did you bring your bikinus?
*at restaurant* Hey, can I try a piece of your calamarus? "You mean calamari?" No, I just want one. "Uh…" Want to try a piece of sushus?
nice juan zach
this guy's great
I followed
why the 2CVs for EOL??
my internet just bugged out when I tried to open the CV dialog
managed to get 12 loading GIFs up by the time it came back
@Zacharee1 that's assuming Tsunami is latin. Its japanese ;p
@JourneymanGeek jokes trascend lingual rules
langual lol
3:12 AM
Therapist: what would you say to your dad if he were alive today? Me: sorry for cremating you. I honestly thought you were dead
dark humor, eh
He totally has a point
@Serg SSSSHH, don't say that to the Canadian :p
<.< @Zacharee1
3:22 AM
@Zacharee1 TY inspired by smoke detector conversation between @Videonauth and others here last night. Also inspired by our little smoke detector spam buster that drops into chat room.
3:36 AM
Only because you said please ;)
I wasted mine on the "only relevant for short period of time" :(
gold badge powah
Funnily enough, all three who voted in have the gold badge on command-line
3:38 AM
Yeah, i thought the same just now
4:14 AM
Yeah...just as I was typing long answer on "cd /videos" vs "cd ~/Videos" and you shouldn't work as root blah blah... sigh
@Rand0mAcc3ss @nixcraft I assume that emacs was the gateway drug that led to the creation of systemd. That, and a love of svchost.exe
Ha. ha. hahaha. hahahaha. hahahahahahahahaha xD
4:30 AM
Ooooo, that makes so much sense now, svchost.exe . . . systemd . . . illuminati confirmed
Funny enough, both have 8 chars in their name ( minus the .exe part )
$ wc -c <<< "svchost"

$ wc -c <<< "systemd"
( 7 chars plus newline given by bash's here string )
@terdon Move Kali plz askubuntu.com/q/865252/295286
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Is Penis Pills Enlargement Really Suitable? by karidmaz on askubuntu.com
@SmokeDetector Suitable, but not for this site
sigh . . . I'm slightly bored . . . and as we know boredom is mother of a lot of inventions . . . .so what should i break this time ?
4:46 AM
askubuntu.com/questions/865259/… yet another chown -R /
Can we please have another close option ? "I'm voting to close this question because of OP's stupidity"
4:59 AM
good evening!
did you figure a way to recover the ssd @Serg?
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL-only title, bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body, pattern-matching website in title, repeated URL at end of long post: supplementlab.org/follinique/ by user635628 on askubuntu.com
5:16 AM
@IanC hi ! SSD started working again by itself. I don't think it's SSD problem. badblocks command didn't report anything. Something else may have happened, and I don't know what could have been the issue. But I'm back to working on my laptop as usual.
I used to think it was bad connection with the pins, but . . .it seems too good to be true
maybe it was software related?
Well, if it was software problem, it would re-occur more frequently, i think.
Could the RTC battery in the motherboard be cause of this ?
i don't think so?
5:19 AM
If I remove laptop battery and plug it back in, the laptop often complains about RTC battery being low
SSDs aren't RTC dependent, i think.
Well, like I said, at this point I don't think it's SSD issue. It's something else
try re-seating it?
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, link following arrow in body, pattern-matching website in body: The average man's experience of the program? by jacobstyu on askubuntu.com
Oh look, Nathan's favorite tag, PHP
5:25 AM
got into the chapter on vim scripts @Serg, I think after some reading I'll come up with a nice .vimrc file for different programming environments, maybe if it's useful for you I can send you it
@IanC that'd be great :D
I need to advance my vim skills
I guess the hardest part is to memorize all the commands and options, the scripting syntax is a bit intuitive for who already code
It's . . . 27th already . . .holly balls
I mean, depending on your timezone
5:34 AM
Yeah, but still . . .time flies
this year went by quite fast indeed
Good thing it's almost over though. It's been sort of hectic
I'm not sure if it's our impression of it, but it did feel like a heavy year..
Well, with new year, I think we should leave behind the impressions and be more positive and active
At least that's what I hope to do
5:51 AM
gotta admit I've been feeling a little negative lately, could use some change of perspective too @Serg :p
:D Yep, so maybe we should try to change perspective in 2017
6:09 AM
@ThomasWard Hiding where? The time you sent the message, I was sound asleep:)
damn, 4am already
gotta go get some rest, good night everyone!
Sleep well yo !
6:50 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] URL-only title, bad keyword in body, blacklisted website in body, blacklisted website in title: fornatgaex.com/active-plus-youth-cream/ by erinweco on askubuntu.com
7:10 AM
Ooooo, so close . . .
7:51 AM
Good morning
happened to me quite a few times ^
8:08 AM
user image
8:19 AM
um..... wtf.
A: file is visible on my desktop but not via the ls command

Kaz WolfeThis problem is not related to Java. Instead, it can probably be blamed on desktop caching. Namely, the files themselves were actually deleted, but the file manager (for whatever reason) did not respond to the fact that the files vanished, and keeps your "ghost" icon around. You can fix this by ...

how did i get the bounty here?
@KazWolfe your answer is highest voted, and since OP didn't award bounty to anyone, highest voted answer gets half the bounty value
@Serg then i'm blind, because another answer has 3 votes, no?
i mean, i don't think i'm going crazy, yet.
@KazWolfe Indeed there is, and that's . . . peculiar . . . But a good question for Meta !
@Serg gulp
Q: I got a bounty I didn't deserve -- why?

user208574Recently, I received an automatic bounty for this question on AskUbuntu, but there's no way I could have deserved the award. As per the help center: If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum...

i mean i usually wouldn't complain, but hats.
> If you do not award your bounty within 7 days (plus the grace period), the highest voted answer created after the bounty started with a minimum score of 2 will be awarded half the bounty amount (or the full amount, if the answer is also accepted). If two or more eligible answers have the same score (their scores are tied), the oldest answer is chosen. If there's no answer meeting those criteria, no bounty is awarded to anyone.
8:37 AM
rip hat
That makes sense , apparently
also, unexpected random hatter xD
i mean, i'm not going to complain, but hat... meh.
Mystery solved, bounty is legit, Force is still strong with AU
i mean, you came back because of hats. i say hat > +25
i didn't come back because of just hats.
i was bored.
and zanna just flew past me to 20k.
8:39 AM
did you expect to beat her to 20k?
god no.
but that kinda kickstarted me back into AU.
sad that this is the overall value
still 200 to go on AU
pretty close to seeing the graveyard of deleted posts
well its the overall network value
9783 on AU
8:41 AM
take a free +20
this is fine is an annoying hat.
i need to write a good answer, but not so good that it gets the bounty.
i have a bounty open atm :) for one particular question
just not yet sure to whom to award it to
I usually don't get no bounties. The questions are either to complex for me or OP favors someone else . . . or both
@Videonauth tell you what, i answer under the condition that i don't get the bounty.
well there are two good answers till now
ergo bye
8:54 AM
later @Serg :)
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, bad keyword in title, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body: Best Ingredients For Smooth Skin by charlesmaddien on askubuntu.com
someone is delete-voting all the duplicates of "What hardware does Ubuntu Touch support" which I think is a bad idea... better people find their device and see how we deal with such questions imho, otherwise they will just ask again
9:12 AM
there, @Videonauth.
Mandatory command-line answer is posted. Please don't give me the bounty.
(though goats are appreciated <3)
terminal-pr0n great
this is linux, after all.
terminals are necessary.
I'm a (terminal-)lover, not a fighter :p
well goodnight all
sleep well
9:48 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Bad keyword in body, link at end of body, pattern-matching website in body, pattern-matching website in title, repeated URL at end of long post: www.ketonesbodyprotry.com/biocilium/ by user635699 on askubuntu.com
nmy was an audit ...
10:11 AM
10:41 AM
well I haven't seen any questions I could answer (before someone else did anyway) for a few days, but I have been racking up the spam flags hahaha
Good morning ! :)
good morning @cl-netbox
@Videonauth Good morning to you too ! :)
10:58 AM
A: How can I set an HTML page as the desktop background?

asdovlasdoI know that this is an old question...but I just made this: http://ciaccodavi.de/BackgroundPage/ I tried it on Debian and Lubuntu and it works, but I couldn't build a release for Linux... You can try using the source code in Qt

..... I tried it on Debian and Lubuntu and it works, but I couldn't build a release for Linux.. .......
1 hour later…
12:02 PM
Q: Voting for more questions and how to find them

Mark KirbyVoting is important on AskUbuntu, it is how we know the content we have is good and useful to the community, it has been said before many times, like here by Zanna, we just don't vote for questions, up or down enough Since traffic is rather high on Ask Ubuntu, most questions don't get enoug...

12:50 PM
Hello everyone ..! Good Evening :)
greetings to all.
o/ you both
1:12 PM
@Zanna askubuntu.com/questions/865400/… perfect question for a sed abuser ;)
1:48 PM
@Videonauth I see @terdon beat me to it - I was on the tube :)
yes i seen this too :)
@Zanna heeeeheeeeheeee, too slow, slowpoke!
@terdon nice work there anyways :D
@Zanna Thanks. I thought could also set the field separator to naught in awk as well, but I can't seem to figure it out.
2:08 PM
@terdon hmm no idea... no awk-fu to speak of yet...
2:49 PM
that question about setting a PW on the rm command?
which explains where the buttload of rep i'm getting is coming from
@ThomasWard I just wish people woule read past your answer tho
i know, right?
@Videonauth that said, I do link to your answer :P
so :P
yes i know eliah as well posted a very good answer and he is not recieving either votes, its weird, or simply the whole humanity suffers from adhs
in this Q&A is a lot of information to take in, i simply have the feeling the people dont have the patience to read anymore
3:08 PM
Linux Systems running Steam are 0.88% of the overall, and 0.40 % are Ubuntu systems
I think this person accidentally duplicated their account for some reason askubuntu.com/review/suggested-edits/658763
anyone else seen Adam Ruins Everything?
3:22 PM
Q: Accidentally deleted root partition. Gparted says I have until restart before the kernel notices

Somesh MukherjeeOkay, so I accidentally deleted the root partition using the default partition editor. The partitions just disappeared. When I open in Gparted,it gives the following error message Partition(s) 6, 7, 8, 9 on /dev/sda have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, ...

Can he just create a new partition with the same specifications in place?
(if someone knows, please answer - I have to leave)
3:51 PM
@ByteCommander omg i hav been hacked aswell by blackhat ubuntu .....
sudo find / -name expunged
[sudo] password for michael:
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied
@muru I think OP on that question that you and I are commenting on, OP is looking for someone to teach them. Already went the rounds here askubuntu.com/questions/863132/…
@Terrance yeah. Sigh.
there was also that question about why one should add a FQDN to hosts if DNS is properly configured.
@Zacharee1 ? VNC seems an OK solution... unless I'm missing something (spam?)
4:16 PM
@muru the formatting
Oh.. :D The # is just the root prompt, looks like. Probably simple copy paste
@Zacharee1 probably copy&pasted from a root prompt
hrhrhr floppy drive :DDDDD
@Videonauth have you done your CVs yet?
hey, 147 away from 10k!
4:28 PM
@Zacharee1 long done
they're going back up
askubuntu.com/q/865448/522934 I think we are all doomed, because most of us who use GUI and a NTFS drive will have this pesky virus-blackhat-hacker-ubuntu
idk what's going on there
he is trying to trash the trash folder
isn't he rm -rf-ing it?
4:32 PM
yes but the trash folder isnt actually afolder unless yu have something in it i think
it has not even a block size
why would it show up?
dunno this is why i not commented on it
$ sudo find / -name expunged
[sudo] password for michael:
find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied
Hi everyone..!
@JohnBarret hey
4:43 PM
@Zacharee1 why isn't this an answer? It looks like it's trying to answer the question, what am I missing?
1 hour later…
5:58 PM
@terdon I forgot to leave a comment; they should flag as dupe, not copy the answer
@Hizqeel interesting analogy, but is it accurate?
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