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My Mac has OS X installed on one partition and Windows 8 installed in another partition. However, OS X comes with a utility called Boot Camp Assistant that facilitates this process, so I don't know how that'd work with Ubuntu / Windows 8 / Windows 7.
If you have enough space for another partition on your hard drive, there's no reason it shouldn't be possible. Windows 8 will probably trash GRUB if you use it as your boot loader though, so you might have to reinstall it afterwards. If you use the Windows bootloader it'll probably be fine.
"Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time" C|net 11/09/12 [^]
I have been an avid student of S.E. Asian Buddhist, and animist, art history, and the history of ancient trade-routes between "east" and "west," for several years, and stories about ancient artifacts, burial sites, etc., like the one above, really "ring my bells," wherever on the planet they are found.
I crawled (where else to ?) Wikipedia to refresh my polyhedron buffer, and, in this section of the Wikipedia article, titled: "Related polyhedra and polytopes" [^] are some very interesting colored circular illustrations, which I see as nice "raw meat" for creating some interesting UI elements (icons ? buttons ? logo ?).
edit ... Want 52,900 more images of icosahedrons ? [^]
Anyone else remember the "Magic 8 ball" fortune-telling ball, with its twenty possible answers on each side of an icosahedron ? I had certainly seen one by the time I was ten-years old (1953). Supposedly, one million of these are still sold per year.
The Ptolemaic period was the height of Classic Civilization.
It wasn't until the renaissance, 15 centuries later, before mathematics that were being used in that period were rediscovered and improved.
The Almagest, a tome containing complex formula's to predict the movement of all the constellations, had been used by navigators and astronomers for hundreds of years; knowing that it was accurate but mostly having no idea how these formula's worked.
Ironically, the genius of the Almagest (which was based on a geocentric axiom) made it difficult for astronomers like Copernicus to make a case for heliocentrism. A bit similar like how difficult it is today for the metric system to find it's way into the English-speaking world.
At least the UK does have it as an official measure, whereas the US is still on the archaic system. Guess it shows how backwards some countries are, or how stupid since the Metric systems makes a lot more sense then miles, feet, inches (did not include a few other archaic measurements).
Is it worth it?
I have a blu-ray player and few blu-rays. I didn't enjoy the blu-rays because of their superior quality, but because of the movie (story, acting, music). At least I think so...
Put another way: an old movie, like the first Star Wars, is it better on blu-ray? I enjoyed it on VCR and I liked it just as much on DVD. I don't think I'll like it even more on blu-ray.
Now new movies, that's a different story. They were filmed to be played on blu-ray. Seeing new movies on DVD or blu-ray would make a bigger difference I think. Although I've never seen a movie on DVD first and then blu-ray, so I can't really make the comparison either.
Any tips? blu-ray or DVD? What does it matter to me? A few euros
Why not try it and see? If it's "a few euros" to you, then buy a BR version of a film you have on DVD and try them back to back. If you like what you see, then you have an answer.
If you don't, one or the other can go up on eBay!
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.
It's a waste of money to buy a movie on blu-ray that I already own on DVD... It's more the new movies that are two euro cheaper on DVD. Are the two euros worth it? I buy a whole lot of movies and the two euros quickly become two hundred euros
Of course if it's really worth it I'd consider buying some on blu-ray...
I was thinking of buying Star Wars and LOTR (nine best movies ever made) on blu-ray anyway even though I already own them on DVD