Phoronix IRC Log: 2008-08-16
ozJames: I am just about to try and install splashtop on one of my USB keys
ozJames: looks pretty handy
rainbyte: how are you?
DaskreecH: flulffs a pillow
Deanjo: can't go to bed with a fresh case of beer in the fridge
Deanjo: hddtemp /dev/sdh
Deanjo: /dev/sdh: Apple iPod: drive supported, but it doesn't have a temperature sensor
Deanjo: LIES I TELL YOU!!
Deanjo: 's quest for a good email client continues
Deanjo: does it at least have the ability to import standard .mbox?
DaskreecH: as long as it's under 2 or 4 GB of mail
Deanjo: heh, nevermind, I gave up ncurses apps in 1998
DaskreecH: I forget which
DaskreecH: but but ... it's good!
Deanjo: I'm not one of those guys who think cli and no gui is the greatest thing since sliced bread
DaskreecH: I never said No gui was grand
Deanjo: I bought a mouse for my machine, AND I WANT TO USE IT DAMMIT! :P
DaskreecH: piping my family album through aalib at parties sucks :)
Deanjo: Ya the porn doesn't fair to well either :D
DaskreecH: looks at his mouse sitting dusty in the corner
DaskreecH: Porn is much better through aalib :)
Deanjo: We need HD ASCII!!!
DaskreecH: Ha ha
DaskreecH: sadly ascii on Windows is a damn sight better than on Linux
Deanjo: It would be funny as hell to list that has a feature on a TV
DaskreecH: Right so give me your criteria for good
Deanjo: Can display 1080P ASCII
DaskreecH: Even funnier is people would buy it cause that's not listed on the other TVs
Deanjo: A client that uses standard mbox format and has the ability to reindex and has excellent importing abilities
DaskreecH: Sounds like Gmail :)
Deanjo: No web mail for me
Deanjo: (other then for junk mail signups)
DaskreecH: Mac OSX mail does that too :)
DaskreecH: So you don't want to import mbox you want it to use Mbox natively ?
Deanjo: Ya I know, lol, I work for apple and I hate that fucking mail.app (although I admit it got a lot better in 3.0)
Deanjo: I would like it to use it natively as well have the ability to import
DaskreecH: mm I wonder if kmail does that
DaskreecH: Yes it does :)
DaskreecH: huge import filter list too
Deanjo: If I could get kmail going OK in Win64 then it might be the solution I'm looking for
DaskreecH: You can with KDE4
Deanjo: KDE4 as it stands doesn't like XP64
Deanjo: I would love to run ktorrent and amarok on XP64 but it coughs a hairball
DaskreecH: needs recompiling?
Deanjo: even tried compiling from source and it doesn't like the newest Visual Studio
DaskreecH: strange they had a blog on making it work with that the other day
DaskreecH: and eclipse
Deanjo: (which if I didn't get it for $25 I wouldn't even bother with. Always been a Borland guy on the windows side)
DaskreecH: are they still around?
Deanjo: Ya they are
DaskreecH: I thought they only did massive projects now
Deanjo: Really good developer community
DaskreecH: that was the niche they attacked
Deanjo: I've always found their IDE's ..... more logical?!?!?
Deanjo: Old habits die hard though
Deanjo: And solutions like cygwin I find don't work all that well in XP64
DaskreecH: Yeah well XP64 isnt's a cake walk
Deanjo: Hey XP64 other then those pitfalls has been rock stable for me for years
DaskreecH: Yeah but those pitfalls have broken a few legs
Deanjo: There is still alot of peeps out there basing their opinions on it based on when it was first introduced (ie drivers etc etc)
Deanjo: Hell I've got some pretty weird off brand stuff and it all works with XP64
Deanjo: Just took a year or so for the drivers for some of the oddball stuff
DaskreecH: well Vista seems to have kicked that in the pants so 64 should be easily viable moving forward
Deanjo: What pisses me off is that for some reason in linux when I print off a pdf that has shading with text on it the dithering is so horrible that you can't read the black text. (Laser printer that is)
Deanjo: Even my old faithful HP IIp has the same issue with it
Deanjo: Bought a brother laser and the same crap happens on it
DaskreecH: Strange might be the poppler backend perhaps
Deanjo: Well it does the same thing in with Acrobat too
Deanjo: IIRC poppler isn't used with the official acrobat reader
DaskreecH: I hope not
Deanjo: Same ppd in OS X renders it fine
DaskreecH: Well isn't apples entire rendering backend PDF?
Deanjo: pisses me off to print stuff like that I have to vmware it lol
Deanjo: here is an example of a situation I'm talking of http://www.otvtech.com/pricelist/otvpricelist.pdf Where the prices are if printed are unreadable when printed from linux
Deanjo: The dithering of the grey in the column ends up being a bunch of black dots making the price pretty much unreadable
Deanjo: This is soooo damn cool http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/feature-guy-builds-world-s-smallest-corvette-v8-engine-includes-spark-ignition
Deanjo: Nothing short of impressive
Deanjo: Ivanovic, go make me some supper please.