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Posts Tagged ‘problem’

HOWTO: Cheat Against Your Friends On Draw Something

HOWTO: Cheat Against Your Friends On Draw Something

Draw Something is one of the hottest apps on the App Store right now, but it looks like there are still a few kinks to work out. When you challenge a friend, you have to pick from three words which you are going to draw. If you don't like any of them, you can pay to get new ones. Or, you can force-quit the app and re-open it, and you'll get [...]

Richard Stallman Weighs In On The Check Engine Light

Richard Stallman Weighs In On The Check Engine Light

My fight against the check engine light still goes on, though, like an uncle with an extensive collection of pornography, I'm sure many of you were hoping I'd just keep it to myself. Well, like your pervy uncle, I won't. I can't. And, I'm not alone. Among the many emails I received, most suggesting I speak with my clergyperson, I received an [...]

sys_basher

sys_basher

Cliff notes: If you have a mysterious problem with a Linux box, try bashing your system with sys_basher... In desperation, I asked for help. Eric McCartney over at Prominic took some pity on me and started looking at the system. After doing all the usual swaps and tests, there were no obvious issues. Finally, Eric loaded up a neat little [...]

Life with Ubuntu and a ThinkPad

Life with Ubuntu and a ThinkPad

A new Guardian column, "My new Ubuntu-flavoured ThinkPad is computing heaven," describes the miraculously drama-free life I've discovered by buying ThinkPads with extended warranties and running the Ubuntu flavor of GNU/Linux on them..." The problem with writing about switching to Ubuntu is that there's very little to report on, because it is [...]

Ron Paul Asks Ben Bernanke: How Do You Define a Dollar?

The true definition of a dollar should be an IOU for gold of silver in the amount listed on the bill. If money is not backed up by any type of commodity then your going to have a problem. This limits the amount of money the government, or a private bank can print. You cant have more dollars then there is gold. Ron Paul explains this to village [...]

Keychain fob that unsnaps to reveal a tiny USB cable

Keychain fob that unsnaps to reveal a tiny USB cable

The flipSYNK USB cables are clever little keychain-sized multi-USB adapters (this one's got a micro- and mini-USB tip) that snap together to form a small, easily-pocketed, snag- and tangle-proof fob. Some users have reported difficulty in getting the cables to work as both a charge- and data-conduit (I've had this problem with retractable USB [...]