Author Archives: Crazy Bunta

How to lock your Mac and not lose WiFi connectivity

Lock your Mac, seriously When you leave your Mac alone, you need to lock it!!! The basics of security right? Apparently not… How to lock your Mac using only your keyboard? It is really simple! This is all over the … Continue reading

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Find out GCC optimizations of -march -mtune etc

If you want to check what optimizations your current gcc settings give you, you need to use: echo | gcc -dM -E – -march=native You can then grep the output to check stuff like MMX, SSE or 3dNOW. To test … Continue reading

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Fix Plymouth configuration on Ubuntu 11.04, after upgrade from 10.10

If you don’t get the splash screen you usually have on Ubuntu after an upgrade to 11.04 Natty, then you need to follow the steps below, that should work for most cases and should not harm: Launch your Terminal: sudo … Continue reading

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BurgerThought: Softshoring the new offshoring!

Offshoring is often overused nowadays by managers that tend to only understand that based on head count, it costs less, and that is of course true. The problem with simple offshoring is efficiency and failure to deliver, hopefully you can use … Continue reading

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MPlayer 5.1 AC3 DTS in Ubuntu 10.04

I wanted to play some mkv/avi files containing 5.1 AC3/DTS sound with mplayer through an SPDIF optical out on my Ubuntu box. With default settings, at first I was getting: Selected audio codec: [hwac3] afm: hwac3 (AC3 through S/PDIF) ========================================================================== … Continue reading

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VirtualBox 3.2.8 EULA nuclear FAIL

VirtualBox is a good virtualization platform for both Windows and Linux environments. It sometimes happens that I read the EULA (yes yes) of non-free softwares I install. To my surprise, in the VirtualBox 3.2.8 PUEL, it says: § 3 Restrictions … Continue reading

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Is France starting to filter the Internet?

The answer is most probably YES, with the new law voted today: LOPPSI 2. The french government wants mainly: Internet Providers to filter child porn only… at least for now. Well, why not, problem is the government wants the interior … Continue reading

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