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#1 2010-04-01 07:43:50

Ghost1227
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Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

I promised the community that we'd be back to our standard format this month, and as promised, we are! Once again, ALM brings you an insight into the community that can be found nowhere else. As with anybody else, we had to pull an April Fools gag of our own... see if you can find it! Unfortunately, I don't had a spare netbook to donate to whoever finds it first... check out April Fools Challenge for more info.

Enjoy!

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#2 2010-04-01 07:49:19

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Nice. thought a bit hard to read smile


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#3 2010-04-01 07:51:32

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Let me guess, the April Fools gag is the flipped letters and the article has to be read from right to left?

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#4 2010-04-01 07:54:10

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

The text only link takes me to the pdf....

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#5 2010-04-01 07:54:24

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Well... you could find a way to flip it back (it's not really that hard) or....

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#6 2010-04-01 08:10:36

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

I find it more fun/challenging reading it the way it is :-p


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#7 2010-04-01 08:12:08

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Text only link seems to be broken smile


Consistency is not a virtue.

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#8 2010-04-01 08:14:58

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Ghost1227 wrote:

Well... you could find a way to flip it back (it's not really that hard) or....

or hilarious reading after a scoob lol

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#9 2010-04-01 08:17:21

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

http://mytexttools.com/Reverse-Text-Generator.html

woo ArchBang logo looks cooler this way. tongue [loki will have a heart attack, he is the one designed it. lol ]


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#10 2010-04-01 08:18:55

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Blue Peppers wrote:

Text only link seems to be broken smile

It's not broken... text only version will be released tomorrow (in an easier-to-read format)

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#11 2010-04-01 09:13:42

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Umm, stone me, but how can I mirror it in Windows. I'm at work, and all I have is adobe reader.


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#12 2010-04-01 09:29:08

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Using ImageMagick:
$ convert ALM-2010-Apr-1.pdf -flop ALM-2010-Apr-1-not-fucked.pdf

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#13 2010-04-01 09:30:31

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

SanskritFritz wrote:

Umm, stone me, but how can I mirror it in Windows. I'm at work, and all I have is adobe reader.

just highlight the text in pdf, copy, paste into text editor. wink

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#14 2010-04-01 09:33:06

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

I did that, but cmon, that sucks lol


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#15 2010-04-01 09:45:02

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

http://www.archlinux.ca/archcon2010/

the registration fee?

100$??? that has to be a joke xD

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#16 2010-04-01 10:00:03

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Or.... the netbook as a gift for discovering what's the joke big_smile

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#17 2010-04-01 10:43:26

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

someone had a similar idea wink:
http://www.kernel.org/

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#18 2010-04-01 10:47:49

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Can I assume that you will put up a PDF that is flipped correctly tomorrow? I'm way to lazy to download and fix it myself and epdfview can't do it. :-/


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#19 2010-04-01 11:47:48

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

I hate april fools! sad

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#20 2010-04-01 12:51:25

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Ohhh, man that's evil, been like an hour trying to get the pdf mirrored, really evil of you.

I tried the imagemagick trick from above but that left the pdf in a very bad shape, so don't....

hhuummm... >:


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#21 2010-04-01 13:05:37

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

I used a big fat mirror to read the magazine...lolz.Its much more fun this was. Good work:)

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#22 2010-04-01 13:41:40

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

It looks like Russian. tongue

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#23 2010-04-01 17:23:05

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

ccc1 wrote:

someone had a similar idea wink:
http://www.kernel.org/

These are exactly the reasons why I fail to take Linux (and it's community) completely seriously. You can't depend on anything or anyone. What would I have done if I was in a desperate need of some information on that site? Best case scenario would be minutes lost digging my way through that mess. Worst case would be hours trying to find another source. If kernel.org think of itself as unimportant enough to effectively close down for a day, just for the fun of it, why not close the site for good?

I too really, *really* hate april fools.

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#24 2010-04-01 17:38:49

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

Lars Stokholm wrote:
ccc1 wrote:

someone had a similar idea wink:
http://www.kernel.org/

These are exactly the reasons why I fail to take Linux (and it's community) completely seriously. You can't depend on anything or anyone. What would I have done if I was in a desperate need of some information on that site? Best case scenario would be minutes lost digging my way through that mess. Worst case would be hours trying to find another source. If kernel.org think of itself as unimportant enough to effectively close down for a day, just for the fun of it, why not close the site for good?

I too really, *really* hate april fools.

I think that you could simply click in "Normalize page" link (top righ) :-)

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#25 2010-04-01 17:51:20

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Re: Arch Linux Magazine, April 2010

For those having trouble reading the magazine, this is what I did since the PDF
reader I use doesn't have a horizontal flip option.  I converted the individual
pages to ppm files with:
  for i in $(seq 1 8); do pdftoppm -f $i -l $i ALM-2010-Apr-1.pdf foo; done
Then I read the files using xv (any image viewer will do) after flipping them with 'h'.

Anyway, the last bit about Multixrulz lugging computers around Australia
for 17 months has the sense of an April Fool about it.

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