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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2014, 01:05:14 pm »
wait, chromebooks are actually been used? o.o
Everyone hates them.

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2014, 01:39:38 pm »
I don't care about them performance-wise, but I hate how stores (especially BestBuy and Future Shop) mix them with regular laptops in display as an attempt to push them as cheap laptops towards people who are not paying attention. So poorer families or students will go like "OMG WOAH! A $200 LAPTOP??!?? WANT!!11one!11!!oneonone" then buy it for important school projects, only to end up discovering that it cannot run their favorite Windows 7 or 8 programs.

In other words, Chromebooks are not all that bad by themselves if you don't care about privacy nor being able to run Windows programs IMHO, but they're too often used to scam people (by trying to pass chromebooks off as regular laptops to unsuspecting customers).
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 01:41:39 pm by DJ Omnimaga »

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2014, 01:41:07 pm »
I don't care about them performance-wise, but I hate how stores (especially BestBuy and Future Shop) mix them with regular laptops in display as an attempt to push them as cheap laptops towards people who are not paying attention. So poorer families or students will go like "OMG WOAH! A $200 LAPTOP??!?? WANT!!11one!11!!oneonone" then buy it for important school projects, only to end up discovering that it cannot run their favorite Windows 7 or 8 programs.

In other words, Chromebooks are not all that bad by themselves IMHO, but they're too often used to scam people.
Everyone hates them in out school :P

They run slowly for some reason in school

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #18 on: June 16, 2014, 01:42:05 pm »
maybe because slow internet connection :P

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2014, 01:42:59 pm »
maybe because slow internet connection :P

And that :P

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2014, 03:10:04 pm »
Chromeos is a browser and a kernel. :P So not much you can do with it.

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2014, 03:10:51 pm »
I think it uses Chrome OS.

And it's based on Linux.
This is getting way off topic

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2014, 03:19:41 pm »
Chromebook means chromeos. Chromeos is basically a customized Gentoo.

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2014, 03:20:28 pm »
Oh.
@google Gentoo

Oh, a linux like OS?

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2014, 03:27:35 pm »
Gentoo is a source Linux distribution. Which means that you download everything as source instead of pre compiled binaries.

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2014, 03:34:37 pm »
I prefer that  I don't have to do sources myself :P too hard for this newb

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2014, 03:37:49 pm »
It's automated fortunately. Plus Google is nice and did it all for you.

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2014, 03:38:18 pm »
I was thinking of TiEmu...

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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2014, 01:27:42 am »
Back to the topic, the reason Omnimaga is blocked (especially true if your school uses Blue Coat proxying) is because of games.

One possible cause is the former forum arcade; another is that Omnimaga is in general more games-oriented than Cemetech and other sites are. (Compare the programs featured in news on the two sites.) I've tried to get the label off (to replace with Computers/Internet which wasn't blocked at my high school) but failed :(

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We don't swear over here (not much, anyways). Probably listed under gaming-related web sites. Not much you can do about it.
I mean the funny OmniIRC quotes thread. I could email the teachers :)
That thread is only visible to registered members, so that's not it.
« Last Edit: July 25, 2014, 01:32:02 am by Deep Thought »




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Re: Omnimaga blocked in school
« Reply #29 on: July 25, 2014, 01:31:04 am »
I thought the humor/jokes section (including the quotes thread which is located there) was visible to guests? ???