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'It uses magic'

Postby bobthebob1234 » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:35 pm

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/08/slow ... pse-linux/

The 'I.e. it uses magic. ' made me lol

Any other programs use magic?
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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Postby ajgreeny » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:06 pm

It might be magic, but not magic enough to make those examples work on my Ubuntu 10.04. The videos just sit there and do nothing.

Oh, it was me trying too fast to get the site running, and not leaving it long enough. It does work now!

For some reason, which I had forgotten, all the OMG sites are very slow on my machine. I've never quite understood why, but they even scroll up and down slowly.
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Re: 'It uses magic'

Postby Rhakios » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:42 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:Any other programs use magic?


Quite a lot, apparently:

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rhakios@aglaia:~$ apt-cache search magic
amphetamine-data - data files for the game "Amphetamine"
amphetamine - jump'n run game with unique visual effects
apsfilter - Magic print filter with automatic file type recognition
aroarfw-dev - framework to build hardware with RoarAudio portocol support
aroarfw-doc - framework to build hardware with RoarAudio portocol support (documentation)
autodir - Automatically creates home and group directories for LDAP/NIS/SQL/local accounts
balazar - adventure/action game Balazar -- Arkanae II, reforged scepters
balazar3-2d - dungeon adventure game with multiplayer support - 2D version
balazar3-3d - dungeon adventure game with multiplayer support - 3D version
balazar3-common - dungeon adventure game with multiplayer support - common files
balazar3 - dungeon adventure game with multiplayer support
binfmt-support - Support for extra binary formats
blueproximity - locks/unlocks your desktop tracking a bluetooth device
bmagic - C++ template library for efficient platform independent bitsets
crosshurd - Install a Debian system
ctioga - command-line plotting utility
devscripts - scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer easier
dmitry - Deepmagic Information Gathering Tool
dns323-firmware-tools - build and manipulate firmware images for the DNS-323
doodle - Desktop Search Engine (client)
doodled - Desktop Search Engine (daemon)
dupload - utility to upload Debian packages
epix - Create mathematically accurate line figures, plots and movies
etherwake - A little tool to send magic Wake-on-LAN packets
ewipe - Yet another presentation tool based on Tcl/Tk
exim4-config - configuration for the Exim MTA (v4)
exrtools - A collection of utilities for manipulating OpenEXR images
fbi - Linux frame buffer image viewer
libfile-mmagic-perl - Perl module to guess file type
file - Determines file type using "magic" numbers
libmagic-dev - File type determination library using "magic" numbers (development)
libmagic1 - File type determination library using "magic" numbers
python-magic-dbg - File type determination library using "magic" numbers (Python bindings/debug)
python-magic - File type determination library using "magic" numbers (Python bindings)
r-cran-fimport - GNU R package for financial engineering -- fImport
foo2zjs - Support for printing to ZjStream-based printers
gambas2-gb-image - A Gambas image effects component
python-genetic - genetic algorithms in Python
gitmagic - guide about Git version control system
gkrellshoot - Plugin for gkrellm to lock the screen and make screenshots
gimp-gmic - GIMP plugin for GREYC's Magic Image Converter
gmic - GREYC's Magic Image Converter
goby - WYSIWYG presentation tool for Emacs
graphicsmagick-dbg - format-independent image processing - debugging symbols
graphicsmagick-imagemagick-compat - image processing tools providing ImageMagick interface
graphicsmagick-libmagick-dev-compat - image processing libraries providing ImageMagick interface
graphicsmagick - collection of image processing tools
libgraphics-magick-perl - format-independent image processing - perl interface
libgraphicsmagick++1-dev - format-independent image processing - C++ development files
libgraphicsmagick++3 - format-independent image processing - C++ shared library
libgraphicsmagick1-dev - format-independent image processing - C development files
libgraphicsmagick3 - format-independent image processing - C shared library
gwakeonlan - wakes up your machines using Wake on LAN
magic-haskell-doc - transitional dummy package
hybserv - IRC services for IRCD-Hybrid
imagemagick-dbg - debugging symbols for ImageMagick
imagemagick-doc - document files of ImageMagick
imagemagick - image manipulation programs
libmagick++-dev - object-oriented C++ interface to ImageMagick - development files
libmagick++3 - object-oriented C++ interface to ImageMagick
libmagickcore-dev - low-level image manipulation library - development files
libmagickcore3-extra - low-level image manipulation library - extra codecs
libmagickcore3 - low-level image manipulation library
libmagickwand-dev - image manipulation library - development files
libmagickwand3 - image manipulation library
perlmagick - Perl interface to the ImageMagick graphics routines
imgsizer - Adds WIDTH and HEIGHT attributes to IMG tags in HTML files
inkscape - vector-based drawing program
jailtool - Tool to build chroot-jails for daemons
jmagick6-docs - A java interface to ImageMagick - api documentation
libjmagick6-java - A java interface to ImageMagick - java classes
libjmagick6-jni - A java interface to ImageMagick - native library
python-kaa-base - Base Kaa Framework for all Kaa Modules
kallery - Image gallery generator for the KDE
kernel-patch-kdb - Builtin kernel debugger
live-magic - GUI frontend to create Debian LiveCDs, netboot images, etc.
localepurge - Reclaim disk space removing unneeded localizations
lpr - BSD lpr/lpd line printer spooling system
libapache2-mod-layout - Apache web page content wrapper
libchart-gnuplot-perl - module for generating two- and three-dimensional plots
libclass-accessor-chained-perl - make chained accessors
libclass-accessor-children-perl - perl module for automated child-class/accessor generation
libclass-accessor-perl - Perl module that automatically generates accessors
libclass-csv-perl - Class based CSV parser/writer
libclass-spiffy-perl - Spiffy Perl interface framework
libcoat-perl - light and Moose-compatible meta-class for Perl5
libconfig-auto-perl - Magical config file parser
libconfig-model-tkui-perl - Tk GUI to edit config data through Config::Model
libdate-iso8601-perl - Perl handling of the three ISO 8601 numerical calendars
libdevel-ebug-perl - simple, extensible Perl debugger
libfile-libmagic-perl - Perl interface to libmagic for determining file type
libfile-mmagic-xs-perl - Perl module to guess file type (à la mod_mime_magic)
libfile-type-perl - determine file type using magic structure
libhtml-display-perl - module for displaying HTML locally in a browser
libimage-size-perl - module for determining image sizes in several common formats
libjboss-buildmagic-java - JBoss buildmagic module
liblog-any-perl - Log anywhere
libmath-random-isaac-xs-perl - Perl implementation of the ISAAC PRNG (C/XS Accelerated)
libmodule-util-perl - Perl module to manipulate Perl module names
libmoosex-singleton-perl - Moose extension to turn a class into a singleton
libobject-multitype-perl - Perl objects as Hash, Array, Scalar, Code and Glob at once
libperlio-via-dynamic-perl - dynamic PerlIO layers
librmagick-ruby-doc - ImageMagick API for Ruby (documentation)
librmagick-ruby1.8 - ImageMagick API for Ruby 1.8
librmagick-ruby - ImageMagick API for Ruby
librra-dbg - Library for synchronisation with Windows Mobile devices: debug symbols
librra-dev - Library for synchronisation with Windows Mobile devices: dev files
librra-tools - Library for synchronisation with Windows Mobile devices (tools)
librra0 - Library for synchronisation with Windows Mobile devices
python-rra - Library for syncing with Windows Mobile devices (Python bindings)
libspiffy-perl - Spiffy Perl Interface Framework For You
libsub-current-perl - Perl module to determine the executing subroutine
libsub-wrappackages-perl - Perl module to wrap subroutines in packages
libvariable-magic-perl - module to associate user-defined magic to variables from Perl
libxml-quote-perl - XML quote/dequote functions
libxml-rss-feed-perl - Perl module for Persistent XML RSS (RDF Site Summary) Encapsulation
libghc6-magic-dev - File type determination library for Haskell
libghc6-magic-doc - File type determination library for Haskell; documentation
libghc6-magic-prof - File type determination library for Haskell; profiling libraries
magicfilter - automatic printer filter
magicmaze - rescue the maiden while avoiding the monsters
magicor-data - data files for the magicor puzzle game
magicor - puzzle game in the spirit of solomon's key
magicrescue - recovers files by looking for magic bytes
libmagics++-data - Data files needed for magics++ library
libmagics++-dev - Development files for ECMWF  plotting software MAGICS++
libmagplus3 - ECMWF meteorological plotting software library
magics++ - Executables for the magics++ library
python-magics++ - python support for Magics++
libmahoro-ruby1.8 - File type determination library for Ruby 1.8
libmahoro-ruby - File type determination library for Ruby
mapivi - Photo viewer and organizer with emphasis on IPTC fields
mgp - MagicPoint- an X11 based presentation tool
mirrormagic-data - Data files for mirrormagic
mirrormagic - Shoot around obstacles to collect energy using your beam.
nautilus-image-converter - nautilus extension to mass resize or rotate images
ninja - Privilege escalation detection system for GNU/Linux
nip2 - spreadsheet-like graphical image manipulation tool
python-nose - test discovery and running for Python's unittest
libmagic-ocaml-dev - OCaml bindings for the File type determination library
libmagic-ocaml - OCaml bindings for the File type determination library
octave-image - image manipulation for Octave
oggconvert - convert media files to free formats
openexr-viewers - viewer for images in the OpenEXR format
libopenexr-dev - development files for the OpenEXR image library
libopenexr6 - runtime files for the OpenEXR image library
openexr - viewer and docs for the OpenEXR image format
libopentoken-dbg - OpenToken lexical analysis library for Ada (debug)
libopentoken2-dev - OpenToken lexical analysis library for Ada (development)
libopentoken6 - OpenToken lexical analysis library for Ada (runtime)
php5-imagick - ImageMagick module for php5
php-mime-type - Utility class for dealing with MIME types
pidgin-plugin-pack - Collection of Pidgin plugins
python-protocols - Open Protocols and Component Adaptation for Python
python-mode - Python mode for GNU Emacs and XEmacs
python-pythonmagick - Object-oriented Python interface to ImageMagick
python-quixote1 - A highly Pythonic Web application framework
rmagic - Report Magic for Analog
slashem-gtk - A variant of Nethack (Gtk window port)
slashem-sdl - A variant of Nethack (SDL window port)
slashem-x11 - A variant of Nethack (X11 window port)
slashem - A variant of Nethack
spell - GNU Spell, a clone of Unix `spell'
stereograph - stereogram generator
tcllib - the Standard Tcl Library
tex4ht-common - LaTeX and TeX for Hypertext (HTML) - support files
tex4ht - LaTeX and TeX for Hypertext (HTML) - executables
tuxpaint-dev - Development files for Tux Paint
tuxpaint-plugins-default - Magic tool plugins for Tux Paint
txt2tags - conversion tool to generating several file formats
uif2iso - converts UIF files (used by MagicISO) to ISO or other formats
uniutils - Tools for finding out what is in a Unicode file
libvips-dev - image processing system good for very large images (dev)
libvips-doc - image processing system good for very large images (doc)
libvips-tools - image processing system good for very large images (tools)
libvips15 - image processing system good for very large images
python-vipscc - image processing system good for very large images (tools)
wakeonlan - Sends 'magic packets' to wake-on-LAN enabled ethernet adapters
webmagick - create gallery thumbnails for website
worker - highly configurable two-paned file manager for X
wv - Programs for accessing Microsoft Word documents
gtkmorph-example - digital image warp and morph, examples
gtkmorph - Digital image warp and morph (gtk)
libmorph - digital image warping library
xmorph - digital image warp and morph (x11)
xserver-xorg-video-neomagic - X.Org X server -- Neomagic display driver
xz-utils - XZ-format compression utilities
glest - a free 3D real-time customizable strategy game
glest-data - a free 3d real-time customizable strategy game
spellcast - The classic hand-waving multi-player X game of spellcasting:
tome - A single-player, text-based, dungeon simulation game.
zangband - A single-player, text-based, roguelike game
openoffice.org - office productivity suite


This is according to Debian, which, I suppose, should have the fullest list. :D
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Postby Marrea » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:23 pm

Nothing better to do this Bank Holiday Monday, eh Rhakios? :D
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Postby M-Saunders » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:59 am

I thought the iPad was pure magic! At least, that's what Apple's adverts tell me...

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Postby Rhakios » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:17 pm

Marrea wrote:Nothing better to do this Bank Holiday Monday, eh Rhakios? :D


What? One quick command issued to the machine I happened to be logged into, followed by copy and paste?
You will be pleased to learn that my bank holiday was minimally impacted by that little piece of triviality.
Now, if I'd had to search the forums for someone's posts on knitting, for example, that would have taken up a fair bit of time.

:D
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Postby Marrea » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:47 pm

Rhakios wrote:Now, if I'd had to search the forums for someone's posts on knitting, for example, that would have taken up a fair bit of time. :D


Ouch !! :shock:

By the way, I was interested to see you are using Debian. Squeeze is currently my main distro. I am running it on one of my laptops and find its "non-awesomeness" quite refreshing.
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:22 pm

Marrea wrote:By the way, I was interested to see you are using Debian. Squeeze is currently my main distro. I am running it on one of my laptops and find its "non-awesomeness" quite refreshing.


Well, Marrea, I have one machine running the latest Debian and happened to have an ssh session to it open at the time. Otherwise, I am mostly using Ubuntu 10.04. I find the feel of them quite different, even though most of the software versions are of similar vintage.
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