Profile overview for 5parro.
Submission statistics

This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

33 submissions to speleology

22 submissions to BSD

18 submissions to Vietnam

14 submissions to Fedora

12 submissions to PCBSD

This user has so far shared a total of 118 links, started a total of 11 discussions and submitted a total of 46 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 29 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 107 and downvoted 0 comments.

Submission ratings

5 highest rated submissions:

Display Subverse Name as Image, submitted: 6/25/2015 7:57:47 AM, 19 points (+19|-0)

What Distro/GUI/Kernel are you running?, submitted: 6/10/2015 6:01:23 PM, 16 points (+16|-0)

Scientists Determine Yucatan Skeleton is at Least 12,000 Years Old / xPost from Speleology, submitted: 6/24/2015 7:09:44 PM, 12 points (+12|-0)

Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" Reached End of Life, Please Upgrade to Fedora 22 Linux, submitted: 7/6/2015 4:45:17 PM, 9 points (+9|-0)

Spam-blasting malware infects thousands of Linux and FreeBSD servers, submitted: 7/28/2015 12:47:42 AM, 9 points (+9|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

The /v/BSD Introduction Thread, submitted: 6/10/2015 11:36:01 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

PC-BSD 10.1.2 Is Out with New PersonaCrypt Utility, Tor Mode, Lumina Desktop 0.8.4, submitted: 6/16/2015 2:27:30 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Saigons Notre Dame Cathedral Set To Get First Ever Makeover | Saigoneer, submitted: 6/16/2015 4:16:56 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

[Infographic] A Guide To Petrol Prices In Vietnam And SE Asia | Saigoneer, submitted: 6/16/2015 4:19:30 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Saigon Seeks To Extend Metro Line To Tan Son Nhat Airport | Saigoneer, submitted: 6/16/2015 4:21:39 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

What Distro/GUI/Kernel are you running? submitted by 5parro to Linux

5parro 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

I just saw the Ark theme on /v/linux, and it's REALLY nice. I think I'm going to have to pick it up myself!

Help for a lost newbie submitted by plastination_station to raspberrypi

5parro 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

Hello plastination_station, and welcome to the world of Raspberry Pis!

In order to get a bit more detail, I would like to ask:

  • 1) are you familiar with Linux operating systems?
  • 2) have you programed before?
  • 3) have you ever constructed your own electronic devices before?

It's ok if the answer to some of those is No, but if the answer to all of those is no then keep in mind you are somewhat jumping off the deep end while trying to learn to swim. That's not to say that you can't do it, only that you're going to have to learn multiple things at once.

Keep in mind: the Pi itself is only a computer. There is nothing you couldn't do with a bog-standard Pi that you couldn't do with Ubuntu running in Virtualbox on your normal computer (which BTW is a much easier way to learn more about Linux than playing with Raspian IMHO, the GUI may look different but the backend is the same). The REAL advantage of the Pi is in it's GPIO, those rows of pins sticking out the top of the board. Those will be how you will interface between the Pi and the outside world (outside world being whatever you attach to the Pi).  

For people new to these sorts of things, I HIGHLY recommend working with something like an Arduino first, as this is a simple cheap programmable hardware platform that you can use to "get the feel" of building a device and writing a simple program to control it without having to worry about an operating system (Linux) and it's internals. In fact, if you prototype on an Arduino you can copy and adapt the program code to the Pi with minimal effort.

WARNING - It's not very difficult to ruin a raspberry pi without much trying to do so or even much effort on your part. It's a sensitive little device that is very fickle about what can traverse it's GPIO and how. It's not fun turning your Raspberry Pi into a brick. It's even LESS fun when you don't know why it happened. This is the painful voice of experience, I have a drawer in my desk that is an actual pi graveyard. So make sure you fully understand what you're doing (software & hardware) before you do it, because the Pi does not respond well to trial & error.

If you have any questions or you'd like to know more, feel free to ask them or PM me and I'll do my best to answer. Good luck, stay safe, and welcome to the world of the Raspberry Pi!

What's your go-to distro and why? submitted by snakepaws to Linux

5parro 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

Different distros for different purposes:

  • Manjaro / Arch - For personal workstations
  • Fedora - For corporate workstations and / or servers
  • Red Hat Enterprise - For rich corporate client's servers

  • FreeBSD - For my own servers

  • OpenBSD - For extreme security critical use cases

3 lowest rated comments:

deleted by user submitted by VaPer to Manjaro

5parro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Very cool stuff, but for some reason it just won't work with 2D Acceleration on in Virtualbox :(

deleted by user submitted by VaPer to Manjaro

5parro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Without starting a flame war, I have some genuine technical questions about this:

How does this compare to a bog-standard Manjaro w/ SystemD (apart from the fact that with SysD being a GNOME dependency we can't use GNOME on it)? Is there any significant speedup/slowdown in comparison?


deleted by user submitted by VaPer to Manjaro

5parro 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Cool, thanks for the reply! I'll definitely give it a try.