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Old 06-16-2011, 09:58 PM   #13121 (permalink)
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Just heard about this story the other day. Can't describe how happy I was that he wasn't charged with anything.

They got a bag of loot!

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Old 06-16-2011, 10:30 PM   #13122 (permalink)
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Hey, is there some sort of backstory to this? I have missed it completely.

On a more personal and serious note, I need to have a project this summer. I was thinking of creatnig my own linux distro, but considering how many great ones there already are - I'm afraid that my humble contribution wouldn't make much of a difference. The thing is that I don't have the skills to make it especially innovative at all, so it'd be more of a remix of existing ones. Sure, it could be fun, creating the distro and a webpage for it, and probably a great experience in itself. Besides, it doesn't have to be anything serious, just something to work on.

Then again, I could take up my old java-knowledge and perhaps create an app of some sort. Maybe an MMA software? What would it do? What would be the purpose? Thing is that I'm not sure I would be able to make it mobile (android or iOS) because of lack of knowledge - but it would also be a learning experience.

Maybe a calendar that updates with important dates (relevant: seminars, events, etc.)? Maybe a database application with your IRL bets to keep track of wins/losses?

I've had this idea to create a software that updates an online database where people would be able to give "grades" to events. For example, you would give the latest UFC event grades from 1-10, and eventually people could be able to check out which events were the most liked and so on. Would that be a good idea? On the other hand, such a database would be almost stupid to create an app for, when it could be made on the web (easier, cheaper, faster, more reliable, and so on...). And webdesign/webpage creation is not really what I want to do. On the other hand, should I make it UFC exclusive, I think it could be possible to maybe make a quick buck out of it - especially if it turns out better than "mediocre".

Maybe a "rate UFC fight" kind of a thing. Rate every UFC fight, and we could see which ones were good and which ones were not so good. We could also see which fighters are great audience entertainers and which are not. We could also possibly see if there is any "like"-bias towards wrestlers, grapplers, strikers etc. What fighting styles sells, and what doesn't. And so on... Could actually turn out to be a good idea in the end.

You guys got any ideas? I'm fairly sure I could code simple softwares, design them and so on (I think I have enough skills for that, and could possibly get help from better programmers). Thing is, I just don't know what to do.

Whatever I do, I'll be giving it free for you guys (IF and when it's done).

Feed me ideas - and if anything materializes, you will be getting credits for it. No promises though, LOL.

I'm pretty good with databases (and querylanguages i.e. SQL) and know basic/intermediate OOP. So-so with webdesigning and quite mediocre with everything else. Not to shit on myself, but being realistic with my skills.
If you're serious about a linux distro, one niche that needs filling is a distro for kids. Qimo is the only one I'm aware of and I don't think it would be that difficult to do better. Maybe you could include wine into it and make it easy to play educational windows games. that would be awesome. I have a couple of expert users to give you all of the feedback you want. My 6 year old is already nagging me to replace qimo with xp on her laptop.

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Just heard about this story the other day. Can't describe how happy I was that he wasn't charged with anything.

They got a bag of loot!

Wow. I'm gonna listen again and let that sink in before I say anything else.
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:43 PM   #13123 (permalink)
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Can't believe I don't remember this shit when it happened. For the record, there was a plain clothes officer sitting in his car across the street that witnessed the entire exchange and did nothing but provide testimony after the fact.
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If you're serious about a linux distro, one niche that needs filling is a distro for kids. Qimo is the only one I'm aware of and I don't think it would be that difficult to do better. Maybe you could include wine into it and make it easy to play educational windows games. that would be awesome. I have a couple of expert users to give you all of the feedback you want. My 6 year old is already nagging me to replace qimo with xp on her laptop.
As said, it wouldn't be any kind of LFS or anything like that. It's probably be more of a ubuntu/debian remix or something like that. What's wrong with Qimo btw? I ask, because I've been planning on putting it on a 'puter for the kids as they grow a bit older. The oldest one is 3, so it's soon about time to introduce him to easier kids games etc.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:51 AM   #13125 (permalink)
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As said, it wouldn't be any kind of LFS or anything like that. It's probably be more of a ubuntu/debian remix or something like that. What's wrong with Qimo btw? I ask, because I've been planning on putting it on a 'puter for the kids as they grow a bit older. The oldest one is 3, so it's soon about time to introduce him to easier kids games etc.
Qimo is great it's just very limited. My kids have had it since they were 3 and the only thing they still play is tux.



unfortunately, when it comes to fun and educational for young kids there is infinitely more stuff for windows. that's why I thought wine would be a big plus.

Qimo is just Ubuntu by the way. With the kids dock and some very old games. I just think someone with talent could do better and like I said it's a niche that would be noticed in the linux world.

another good alternative would be something aimed at the elderly. There is a neat UI called eldy but the linux version supposedly made for mint (again just ubuntu customized) sucks.



edit: a huge improvement for qimo would be to have firefox always open in kidzui mode and added to the dock.

I can't recommend kidzui enough.It's great. But with qimo your kid has to be able to find FF and open it in normal (not good for kids on internet) mode.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:07 AM   #13126 (permalink)
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Qimo is great it's just very limited. My kids have had it since they were 3 and the only thing they still play is tux.

unfortunately, when it comes to fun and educational for young kids there is infinitely more stuff for windows. that's why I thought wine would be a big plus.

Qimo is just Ubuntu by the way. With the kids dock and some very old games. I just think someone with talent could do better and like I said it's a niche that would be noticed in the linux world.

another good alternative would be something aimed at the elderly. There is a neat UI called eldy but the linux version supposedly made for mint (again just ubuntu customized) sucks.

Yeah, I remember reading about it being based on ubuntu. Which of course is good enough for most people. Not sure, but I think there are legal obstacles that could prevent one from integrating wine into the distros. Kind of like mp3 codecs, windows fonts and so on.

I just looked into the eldy you talked about. Seemed like a great idea. I'll have to look more into it. Not going to decide anything quite yet, but you did have some good ideas there. Thanks mate
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Grandfather just passed away this morning...he was such a nice man, I'm glad he didn't suffer much.
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Grandfather just passed away this morning...he was such a nice man, I'm glad he didn't suffer much.
I am very sorry to hear that man. I never knew either of my grandpa's and it is a sad thing.
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