Solaris x86

Sun

As the installation of Solaris 8 on x86 didn't succeeded on my old P-133, I almost gave up. But then I tried to install it on VMWare, even though I hate so much (way too slow). It installed without any problem, though I only have 16 colors in graphical mode :(

Time to install some GNU utilities on it, and maybe a XFree server. Of course it was only after the installation that I found out about this site, which explains in detail how to install Solaris on VMWare.

Teaching physics with superheroes

Science

In the 1940s, a lot of superheroes gained their powers through some mystical artifact from the Far East; in the 1960s, they got them through radioactivity; and, since the 1990s, they get them through genetic engineering. It's interesting to see the connections between comic superheroes and physics. For a sampling, see the following sites :

Fan mail

Humor

Not popular enough ? Make your own fan mail !

Chinese

Culture

Ever wondered what those chinese letters mean on the menu in your favourite Chinese restaurant ? After all, they might reveal the true meaning of what you're eating ;)

Anyway, if you're interested into some Chinese, check out this guide.

Unpatched

Bugs

These are the reasons why I refuse to work with Internet Explorer : 32 unpatched security holes, from which one is a big SSL hole, which is already known for months at Microsoft. That means that if you are using Internet Explorer for your internet banking, your session cannot be guaranteed to be safe ! Think about that, goddammit ! Luckily there are some fine alternatives.

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