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Change everything so that nothing changes: seems... 404 Views / 12 Replies  
Change everything so that nothing changes: seems today's world, indeed...!
Posted by Sven G, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Disk Utility in Leopard 10.5.x can resize HFS+... 760 Views / 15 Replies  
Disk Utility in Leopard 10.5.x can resize HFS+ partitions nondestructively: a very good thing, finally!
Posted by Sven G, on Jan 8, 2008 at 01:09 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
BTW, to clone a Boot Camp partition from Mac OS... 2,393 Views / 17 Replies  
BTW, to clone a Boot Camp partition from Mac OS X, there is also Winclone (http://www.twocanoes.com/winclone): I haven't yet tried its restore feature, however...
Posted by Sven G, on Jan 6, 2008 at 03:46 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The latest NTFS-3G DMG package... 760 Views / 15 Replies  
The latest NTFS-3G DMG package (http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com) now automounts NTFS volumes as local drives (at least they look so in the Finder): a fairly recent change, I think...
Posted by Sven G, on Jan 6, 2008 at 03:41 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
BTW, Father Amorth looks almost like the Devil... 1,185 Views / 59 Replies  
BTW, Father Amorth looks almost like the Devil (or some variation of it) himself! :eek:

... Besides his name almost meaning, if read "a morte" in Italian, "to death".

Maybe he should exorcise...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 31, 2007 at 12:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There are many virtualisation solutions available... 1,207 Views / 28 Replies  
There are many virtualisation solutions available for Linux, both free and commercial; for example (in no particular order):

* QEMU (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QEMU) (with many very good...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 31, 2007 at 12:40 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
However, once installed XP (or Vista) in Boot... 3,386 Views / 4 Replies  
However, once installed XP (or Vista) in Boot Camp, you can run that partition also in VMware Fusion (or Parallels Desktop): it indeed supports using your Boot Camp partition also as a virtual...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 28, 2007 at 10:27 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
The only way, for now, to have the Boot Camp... 2,349 Views / 3 Replies  
The only way, for now, to have the Boot Camp volume show up in Startup Disk with NTFS-3G installed and active is to have it mounted by Apple's integrated NTFS driver (while NTFS-3G can still mount...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 28, 2007 at 10:11 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Anyway, personally I don't think that... 1,250 Views / 89 Replies  
Anyway, personally I don't think that "capitalism" - or rather demoplutocleptocracy (i.e., government by indifferent people, the excessively wealthy and institutional thieves), maybe? - will last...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 27, 2007 at 10:48 AM, in Political/War Lounge
And what about politicians and corrupted business... 1,181 Views / 105 Replies  
And what about politicians and corrupted business people, the worst of all maybe?

No, no, no: direct democracy would be much better!

But that would require some kind of (free) cultural...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 27, 2007 at 10:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
BTW, what is the most beautiful modern train, in... 6,864 Views / 133 Replies  
BTW, what is the most beautiful modern train, in your opinion?

Personally, I'd probably opt for the TGV Duplex:

TGV Duplex - Wikipédia (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/TGV_Duplex)

(in French,...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 19, 2007 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, I'd just say that money isn't a concept... 1,250 Views / 89 Replies  
Well, I'd just say that money isn't a concept that's hard-coded into "human nature" (which doesn't really exist, IMHO, but that's another question): today, sadly, money - etc. etc. - seems to have...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 19, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It's not all that important, but you could indeed... 523 Views / 1 Replies  
It's not all that important, but you could indeed choose "Fedora Core": mainly, probably, the various options allocate the right memory for the VM, above all.

For Fedora, you should have at least...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 19, 2007 at 11:53 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
I have both Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion... 5,395 Views / 26 Replies  
I have both Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion (on my Intel Mac mini), besides Virtual PC on my PowerPC G4: well, I still think that Virtual PC is the best product, at least from an interface point...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 19, 2007 at 11:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Certainly, that's right, of course. But... 1,250 Views / 89 Replies  
Certainly, that's right, of course.

But classes - the so-called rich, poor, middle class, etc. etc. - maybe shouldn't even exist, today, in a society whch should be free, but sadly isn't yet in...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 19, 2007 at 10:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Anyway, I didn't think about the minor aspects,... 829 Views / 24 Replies  
Anyway, I didn't think about the minor aspects, like pederasty: rather, a more free sexuality in general (i.e., in today's (?) context, being non-petit-bourgeois, for example).

Well, here we could...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 19, 2007 at 10:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
BTW, do you remember this one (from "those were... 2,147 Views / 56 Replies  
BTW, do you remember this one (from "those were the days" MacNN Forums)...?

http://www.pubfoto.com/albums/gioxx-comics/difference_european_vs_american_girls.sized.jpg

:D :cool:
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 18, 2007 at 11:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
On the other side of the ocean, an important... 6,864 Views / 133 Replies  
On the other side of the ocean, an important event that took place on 14 November was the opening of London's St Pancras International Eurostar terminal, replacing the former Waterloo International;...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 18, 2007 at 11:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Aristocratic renaissance? Hmmm... Well,... 1,250 Views / 89 Replies  
Aristocratic renaissance?

Hmmm...

Well, if by real - i.e. in deep solidarity with the people of all classes - aristocrats like Bakunin, maybe... ;)

Either we are all "aristocrats" (i.e....
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Europe should be "done" from the bottom up, not... 564 Views / 25 Replies  
Europe should be "done" from the bottom up, not in the Bruxelles-based bureaucrats' top-down, financial-economy-based way!

Exactly - just to make an example - as Garibaldi didn't really create the...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
BTW, when I was a kid, I really wished that UFO's... 2,032 Views / 188 Replies  
BTW, when I was a kid, I really wished that UFO's took me to their planet - sadly, that didn't happen, of course...

Maybe it's the same with all our pseudo-religious "beliefs": we would rather...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Talking about New York rapid transit (BTW, a... 6,864 Views / 133 Replies  
Talking about New York rapid transit (BTW, a great feature to have both local and express metro trains, on three- and four-track sections of the network)... what about an underground suburban railway...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There is also this (albeit not yet completely... 5,410 Views / 5 Replies  
There is also this (albeit not yet completely reliable, maybe):

ies4osx (http://www.kronenberg.org/ies4osx)

... based on IEs4Linux and Darwine/WINE (as in CrossOver, but for free).
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 12:22 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Here is the original SheepShaver (what an idiot... 2,319 Views / 10 Replies  
Here is the original SheepShaver (what an idiot name: why don't they change it?) web page:

SheepShaver [Web > Gwenole Beauchesne] (http://gwenole.beauchesne.info/projects/sheepshaver)

... where...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 12:15 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Hmmm... this one is better, maybe: ... 1,416 Views / 77 Replies  
Hmmm... this one is better, maybe:

http://www.adhocpipe.com/Images/club1.jpg

Let's worship Captain Haddock (from Tintin) - at least he's human... :D :cool:
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 10:18 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But isn't Al Gore the lesser evil, after all? ... 68,725 Views / 2,151 Replies  
But isn't Al Gore the lesser evil, after all?

At least, Steve Jobs would say so.

But also many other people, after the catastrophic Bush, etc. etc. war debacle...!
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 10:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Best railway station in the world, IMHO: ... 6,864 Views / 133 Replies  
Best railway station in the world, IMHO:

Berlin Hauptbahnhof - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Hauptbahnhof)

- i.e., 6 high-level through tracks (4 for the...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 09:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Is this maybe the return of Superciuk (or maybe... 1,250 Views / 89 Replies  
Is this maybe the return of Superciuk (or maybe Superdrunk in English)...?

The super-hero who robs from the poor to give to the rich: the anti-Robin Hood, that is!

YouTube - Superciuk...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 09:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Today's politics, after all, is rather nothing... 564 Views / 25 Replies  
Today's politics, after all, is rather nothing more than a "demo-pluto-cleptocracy", etc. etc.: i.e., "government" (?) by a mediatically-moronised "people" (nothing to do with the idealisations of...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 09:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Talking of religions... well, the ancient Romans... 829 Views / 24 Replies  
Talking of religions... well, the ancient Romans had many gods (they were pagans), and probably were even more free than today on some fronts (for example, sexually); Rome even was a totally...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 09:02 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:thumbsup: :cool: For example, the great... 6,864 Views / 133 Replies  
:thumbsup: :cool:

For example, the great four-track line concept of Richtungsbetrieb - where trains in the same direction go on adiacent tracks, as in motorways - is something Germans already...
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is the "Popcorn" I love: YouTube - Hot... 823 Views / 36 Replies  
This is the "Popcorn" I love:

YouTube - Hot Butter - Popcorn (1972) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul5jGfaVGyw)

;) :cool:
Posted by Sven G, on Dec 17, 2007 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd have a look at this website:... 1,183 Views / 13 Replies  
I'd have a look at this website: http://plasma.kde.org.

KDE 4 (http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=12004) is very promising, indeed, IMHO.

So, slowly, Linux is really becoming more and more...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 8, 2005 at 08:38 AM, in Mac OS X
Poll: I always use Mac OS X (and Windows, Linux, etc.)... 1,532 Views / 48 Replies  
I always use Mac OS X (and Windows, Linux, etc.) in Italian, whenever possible.

À propos, talking about Windows, it's very interesting how the French translate their Start button/menu, like here...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 8, 2005 at 08:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
"I didn't feel that I should have to change my... 3,250 Views / 203 Replies  
"I didn't feel that I should have to change my shirt, because we live in the United States, and it's freedom of speech and it was based on the movie 'The Fockers,' and I didn't think it should have...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 7, 2005 at 08:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, I don't know if you have ever heard this... 3,076 Views / 143 Replies  
Well, I don't know if you have ever heard this (Italian) singer, but Ivan Graziani's Pigro! (http://www.bielle.org/Audio/ig_pigro.mp3) was - and still is, due to the content - one of my favourite...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 7, 2005 at 08:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
From the historical point of view, anyway, I... 2,585 Views / 54 Replies  
From the historical point of view, anyway, I think that one of the most interesting things in Asterix is the description of the Roman lifestyles and (military) organisation...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 5, 2005 at 01:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It was, of course, a comparison only for the... 1,301 Views / 58 Replies  
It was, of course, a comparison only for the linguist Noam Chomsky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noam_Chomsky): isn't he the most well-known linguist in the world? His political views are another...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 5, 2005 at 01:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Ah, didn't know that (about the universities):... 2,585 Views / 54 Replies  
Ah, didn't know that (about the universities): very interesting! :) :cool:
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 4, 2005 at 10:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
BTW, slightly OT (but not too much): Oisín, you... 1,301 Views / 58 Replies  
BTW, slightly OT (but not too much): Oisín, you being our "Noam Chomsky" linguistical expert, what do you think of Esperanto and similar, more or less artificial (but also more "democratic")...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 4, 2005 at 10:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Personally, I tend to like sweet, white wines,... 1,889 Views / 98 Replies  
Personally, I tend to like sweet, white wines, especially Muscat (http://www.cellarnotes.net/muscat_grape.html) - or Moscato - wine (which, BTW, is very good to drink also stand-alone - but not too...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 2, 2005 at 01:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The title of the next Asterix album (n. 33) has... 2,585 Views / 54 Replies  
The title of the next Asterix album (n. 33) has been revealed, some days ago: in English, it will be The Falling Sky (http://www.asterix.co.nz/books/nextasterixbook.htm)...
...
Posted by Sven G, on Oct 2, 2005 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Is StuffIt a really proprietary format, so that... 1,541 Views / 34 Replies  
Is StuffIt a really proprietary format, so that Apple wouldn't be able to include it in the native OS X decompression utilities (à la Zip)?

At least, the Expander program could become optional, if...
Posted by Sven G, on Sep 17, 2005 at 10:59 AM, in Applications
ClamXav (http://www.clamxav.com) is an... 1,000 Views / 23 Replies  
ClamXav (http://www.clamxav.com) is an interesting program (and it's even free software), but it is very, very slow: the Sentry real-time protection feature takes forever to scan incoming emails or...
Posted by Sven G, on Sep 17, 2005 at 10:41 AM, in Mac OS X
The Sony Vaio FS series notebooks have a very... 1,340 Views / 53 Replies  
The Sony Vaio FS series notebooks have a very cool design:

http://productimages.sony-europe.com/Spirit_p60_im.jpg

Maybe, the next generation of (Intel) iBooks and PowerBooks will look in a...
Posted by Sven G, on Sep 11, 2005 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
BTW, speaking also of Tintin, there is a complete... 2,585 Views / 54 Replies  
BTW, speaking also of Tintin, there is a complete "amateur" version, in French, of Hergé's last work, Tintin et l'alph-art (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tintin_and_Alph-Art), here (click on the...
Posted by Sven G, on Sep 11, 2005 at 01:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
"Sin"? Pleeeeaaaase: I'm not gay, but, in year... 1,949 Views / 100 Replies  
"Sin"? Pleeeeaaaase: I'm not gay, but, in year 2005, people still believing in "homo sin"... Retrogrades! (Can you say so, in English?) :hmm: :hmm:
Posted by Sven G, on Sep 1, 2005 at 01:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Money isn't the only "compensation" for work: the... 529 Views / 7 Replies  
Money isn't the only "compensation" for work: the pleasure of doing and having done something useful and even beautiful can be a much better motivation than money. Of course, if one "desperately"...
Posted by Sven G, on Sep 1, 2005 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
France doesn't suck... hmmm... maybe, also,... 602 Views / 20 Replies  
France doesn't suck... hmmm... maybe, also, because they call 8 bits (a byte) with their proper name: an octet! :D

... How much memory do you have? I have "1 Go"! :cool:
Posted by Sven G, on Aug 26, 2005 at 12:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ideal world? IMHO, libertarian socialism. ... 987 Views / 58 Replies  
Ideal world? IMHO, libertarian socialism.

Ok, today, maybe, it's pure utopia (i.e., a "non-place", which doesn't completely exist, yet) - but in the future, maybe, who knows... ;) :)
Posted by Sven G, on Aug 26, 2005 at 12:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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