Recent content by The_Techie

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    [Opinion] Reconciliation Day: Reconciling with the unrepentant

    Nope, sorry, I will not atone for the sins of the fathers. You are welcome to hold me accountable, and ask for repentance, for my actions if any of them should be worthy of such, but I am not guilty by virtue of by happenstance sharing a skin colour with those who acted reprehensibly in the...
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    Boycott by Whites of South African Restaurant Reflects Growing Sense of Grievance

    My biggest complaint with the Spur debacle was that, what started as (and should've stayed) merely an argument between two adults, got turned into a race issue, even before Spur issued a statement. Instead of seeing two individuals giving each other a tongue lashing, the media (and the populace...
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    AfriForum reveals: 56 white schoolgirls excluded from Gauteng netball teams based on their race

    I look forward to the day when a statement like "We shouldn't be discriminating against people based on the colour of their skin" isn't controversial.
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    The racism related news articles thread

    Where have I absolved him? I made it very clear that he can rot as far as I'm concerned. I'm asking whether or not you think the rest of the family (who, from what I can tell, did not do this) deserve to receive death threats because of the actions of someone else? This is the fourth time I'm...
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    The racism related news articles thread

    My question does not relate to him, my question relates to his family, please stop changing the subject. I'll ask it again, what did the family do to be on the receiving end of death threats? Are they, according to you, guilty by proxy?
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    The racism related news articles thread

    I never said he gets a free pass, I said I don't care about him, he can rot for all I care. My question remains, though.
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    The racism related news articles thread

    I don't care about the guy, but what did his family do to deserve death threats, exactly? Or are they just guilty by proxy?
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    Madonsela wants Zille to ‘withdraw and apologise’ for ‘black privilege’ tweet

    While it's very short-sighted to claim that people don't enjoy certain privileges (being advantages in life, generally unearned by the individual enjoying them but rather determined by their circumstances and in some cases the luck of the draw), we need to acknowledge that it applies to...
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    Afrihost Cell C network problems

    Same problem, unfortunately
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    HD5970 to launch 16 November 2009?

    Source I hope this is true, can't wait :D Rumoured to be anything from 12" to 13.5" in length, though :eek:
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    Guide: Undervolting your CPU

    Most enthusiasts are well-versed in the "art" of overclocking a CPU, that is, running a CPU above its rated clock speed. Large overclocks usually require you to increase the core voltage (VCore) of the CPU to run at the higher clock speed without any stability issues. This act of raising the...
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    Giving Ubuntu a shot on my notebook

    I'm busy downloading Ubuntu 8.04.1 as I type this :D I've only dabbled with Ubuntu in a VM setting before, will now be installing it full-time on my notebook (HP 530). Any tips/ideas/useful software I should know about? Will be using it for basic programming (Java) and office use...
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    Service Pack 3 internet issue

    Hi folks There have been plenty of threads created recently regarding the infamous Windows XP Service Pack 3 loss of internet connectivity issue. I have just completed a comprehensive tutorial in the Hardware and Software FAQ which will show you how to resolve the problem. If you...
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    Browse the internet via Notepad

    *Note, this is for Windows XP users. I'll have a look at a Windows Vista alternative* If you have, say, a boss who monitors for how long you have iexplore.exe or firefox.exe open, why not browse the web with notepad.exe? :p Open Notepad Click on "Help" -> "Help Topics" Right-click on...