Ubuntu Software Centre "No Install Button" problem…..

Linux, Ubuntu, Unix
I recently upgraded netbook using the distribution upgrade and didn't like the results, so I reinstalled Ubuntu Notebook Remix 9.10 Karmic Koala. Well, I'm sorry but I don't think this Koala was ready for release. First there was the issue of where the heck are all the beloved Ubuntu tools. Gone is the Add/Remove software progy (you have to install manually), now we have Ubuntu Software Centre. Gone is being able to check off multiple packages for batch install, USC installs apps one at a time (which takes two mouse clicks per app).To top it off -- atleast in UNR 9.10 -- there is no install button once you click on the arrow beside the packages. No, it's not a problem with root/admin, I tried running it as root and…
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Freshclam error "Incorrect argument format for option –checks (-c)" after Leopard update

Apple, bug, Leopard, Macintosh, OSX, osx Server
Someone must have screwed up something in the freshclam plist as part of the update for Leopard (2009-05). I was getting this error constantly in my system.log which was not only annoying as hell, but also kept clam from downloading new virus definitions. Anyways, here is how you fix it.use sudo and edit the file /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.clamav.freshclam.plistsudo vi /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.clamav.freshclam.plistSomewhere in this file you'll find a block of code like this: <array> <string>freshclam</string> <string>-d</string> <string>-c 4</string> </array> </code>Change it to look like: <array> <string>freshclam</string> <string>-d</string> <string>-c</string> <string>4</string> </array> </code>Then use the following two sudo commands to reload the freshclam service.sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.clamav.freshclam.plistsudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.clamav.freshclam.plist
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Google adds Auto Captioning to YouTube…..

Disruptive Technology, Google
Wow.....Another amazing feature brought to you just in time for X-Mas by the google.....Auto Captioning or Auto-Cap. You might be wondering Caption-Schmaption.....Why? Well first on the list would be accessibility which is self explanatory, but also searchability and auto-translation. You see once a video has been captioned, google can provide searchability, you can do word searches and literally jump to the point in video where the word is mentioned.....That's really cool. Auto-translation is another natural fit, once you've got the english captions, you can do machine translation to any of the other 51 languages google translation engine supports.To achieve this google combined their automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology with the YouTube caption system to offer automatic captions. Auto-caps uses the same voice recognition algorithms in Google Voice to automatically generate…
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Hasselblad does real RGB Full colour camera…..

Normal Digital Camera's -- including DSLR's and high end medium format cameras -- all use a method called Bayering. This is achieved by overlaying a colour filter across the imaging device (CCD/CMOS) to capture a single colour (R, G or B) per pixel. The final image is a interpolation of these individual R-G-B pixel values.There have been some technology developments recently like the Foveon X3 that allow RGB colours to be captured at every pixel site, but their sensor size and resolution is limited for now. That's where the Hasselblad H3dii-39MS fits in. This body is fitted with the medium format (36x48mm) 39 megapixel sensor that can be optionally used in what Hasselblad calls Multishot mode.The multi-shot technology realizes the capture of still life subjects with all details represented in…
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Make your own cool abstract wallpaper…..

Flash, wallpaper
If you like wallpapers like the one above -- you know the abstract, grungy, urban silhouette style -- but don't know enough about Adobe packages, you're in luck. Head over to X3Studios and use their free tool to create your very own, one of a kind, wallpaper. It's like doing Photoshop and Illustrator by numbers, really neat. The wallpaper creation tool at X3Studios is free and requires no registration for use.
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Epson Develops World’s First 4K Compatible HTPS TFT Liquid Crystal Panel for 3LCD Projectors

DCinema, Technology
Well It was only a matter of time as they say.....first Sony, then JVC and now Epson.Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE:6724) today announced that it has developed the world's first* 4K-compatible high-temperature polysilicon (HTPS) TFT liquid crystal panel for 3LCD projectors. Measuring 1.64 inches diagonally, the new panel supports displays with resolutions up to 4096 × 2160 pixels.With a resolution of nearly 8.85 megapixels, 4K panels offer four times the resolution of full HD (1920 × 1080), making them ideal for the high resolutions required by special applications such as industrial design, architectural design and simulations, as well as for presentations and projecting four full HD images at the same time.Panel features:High-resolution 4K-compatible1.64": 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) - the world's first 4K HTPS panel*Includes Epson's original LCD driver optimized…
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Hide your Email from Spambots…..

Javascript, Research
Have you ever put your email online in a comment for example. Were you concerned about Spambots harvesting your email address? If so, did you use some weird trick (eg: replacing @ with "at") to try to hide your address from spambots? That's where Albion Research's Email Address Obfuscator comes in handy. Follow this link, type in your real email address in the field and click "Obfuscate". Their program will spit out two different "encodings" of your email that will be readable to humans (and clickable), but will cause havoc for email harvesting spambots. Really cool and innovative.
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