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Go play in traffic.

Go play in traffic, all ye who falsely quote the Book of Revelation as saying that the Antichrist will be a 40something Muslim-descended man. Islam didn't exist at the time of the Book of Revelation's writing. If you were a good Christian you'd know the history of the Bible and a few world religions. Therefore, Joey Sears, I submit that you are an idiot.

Controversial survey

[01] Do you have the guts to answer these questions and re-post as The Controversial Survey?

[02] Would you do meth if it was legal?

[03] Abortion: for or against it?
I'm against abortion except in cases of rape, incest, or when the pregnancy would pose harm to the mother.

[04] Do you think the world would fail with a female president?
Probably not.

[05] Do you believe in the death penalty?

[06] Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?

[07] Are you for or against premarital sex?
I wouldn't do it myself, but I have no problem with other people doing it.

[08] Do you believe in God?
I'm not sure if there is one.

[09] Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?

[10] Do you think it's wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?
No. They do the jobs no USA citizen would want, so in that way they are beneficial to us.

[11] A twelve year old girl has a baby, should she keep it?
Yes. She and the father should be as responsible as possible with it as her decisions led her into this predicament. If this isn't possible to take care of the baby even with family help, then it shall be put up for adoption.

[12] Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?

[13] Should the war in Iraq be called off?
Yes. But there's no good way to do it without having the country collapse after us.

[14] Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
No. And it's not illegal everywhere anyway.

[15] Do you believe in spanking your children?

[16] Would you burn an American flag for a million dollars?
Hell, I'd do it for $100.

[17] Who do you think would make a better president? McCain or Obama?

[18] Are you afraid others will judge you from reading some of your answers?
They probably will. Whether I care or not is a different matter entirely.


what do I miss about firefox when I am using IE7......

INCREMENTAL FIND! Firefox has had this for ages!

ubuntu 8.04 on a 300MHz Pentium 2

This is my desktop I got refurbished for $25... and I was fed up with win98 so I installed ubuntu. It takes a little to get it working nicely after installation...

dmesg: http://fractal.cluenet.org/~cchan/misc/compaq_5030/dmesg.txt
These lines are interesting:
[   40.841854] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
[   41.197000] isapnp: No Plug & Play device found

My ES1869 soundcard is supposed to be an ISA PNP device... more configuration ahead...

[   41.532870] input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /devices/virtual/input/input0

Macintosh mouse button emulation? Interesting...

glxinfo: http://fractal.cluenet.org/~cchan/misc/compaq_5030/glxinfo.txt
cpuinfo: http://fractal.cluenet.org/~cchan/misc/compaq_5030/cpuinfo.txt
meminfo: http://fractal.cluenet.org/~cchan/misc/compaq_5030/meminfo.txt

==Modifications to get it to be useful on such a low-spec system==
Installed icewm and xubuntu-desktop... I use xfce4-terminal instead of gnome-terminal, but I still use the gnome desktop for now. It's surprisingly usable.
Installed msttcorefonts... They look better un-antialiassed than DejaVu
Unthemed GDM for faster startup
Other than that, it's surprisingly usable for such an old system. You won't mistake it for a Core 2 Duo, but it's by no means a dinosaur.

==Annoyances still to work on...==
Maximum resolution 832x624... blech! I want 1024x768 or 1152x864 on my 17" CRT!! This is most likely an issue of the video adapter's mere 2MB (iirc) of RAM... might upgrade this if I can get my hands on a SGRAM module.
No sound form ESS1869... There is a solution to this, but I'm too lazy now to look at my sound card's IRQ and DMA settings. I intend to get this working though. One of the reasons why I want a computer in my room is so that I can stream SomaFM all night. I sleep better that way.

This install went surprisingly well... I'm surprised I don't have to manually configure more than sound.

wondering who I am?

For all the people (whether it be communities, or friends I just added) wondering who I am, I'm <lj user="crazytales56297"> with a new LJ. Just making sure you know.