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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344376)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
You shall not pass! (pun totally intended)
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344374)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
I'm trying not to SMEAGAL too much, it's hurting my cheeks.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344370)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
The MORdor you go, the eaSHIRE it will get.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344368)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
Of course it is MYTHRIL.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344367)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
The Lady of the WOOD have you think she's a LOTR master.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344364)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
I ENTend to give it my best.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344362)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
Getting ARAGORNt already?
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344360)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
I GIMLI see a chance of losing here.
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344356)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
Perhaps Golem and his precious would like to get in the RING tonight?
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Puns O Fun 24 (Message 1344353)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
I am present to attempt to defend this crown, though my lack of literary skills will make this an easy victory for Ang I'm sure.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. (Message 1344346)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
If it wasn't for this thread I may very well have ended up at work late on Sunday afternoon.

Thanks :-)
32) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (Message 1344082)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
The issues with boinc in repositories are due to:

-When Ubuntu/derivatives make a release, they take the existing packages from Debian testing at that point in time. (Instead of taking an older and more stable version)

-Mint13 (Ubuntu 12.04) was originally released with a very broken 7.0.24... 7.0.27 was the SRU'd package to fix the broken one. As it at least worked, where 7.0.24 did not.

-Many people using Ubuntu/derivatives and wishing to run Boinc have experienced issues. Ubuntu 12.04/Mint13 will most likely NOT see a newer Boinc pushed into the repository, as these are L.T.S. releases and they really really don't like changing package versions after the first several months a L.T.S. has been out.

-There are PPA repositories hosted by a member of Debians Boinc team. Currently the PPA versions are the upstream Alpha 7.0.5x right now. These Alpha versions are considered safe until 7.1.x is released, because until 7.1.x the only code changes coming from upstream are bug fixes. I.e. any alpha right now will be better than any previous 7.0.x version, with no breakages.

The PPA you can add to your sources to do a simple "apt-get install" of the newest boinc is: ppa:costamagnagianfranco/boinc

You can add the PPA and upgrade Boinc with the following in terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:costamagnagianfranco/boinc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install boinc


Once you do that, if you wish to not receive further updates, simply remove the PPA repository from your sources to prevent Boinc from having a reason to update:
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:costamagnagianfranco/boinc
sudo apt-get update


Hope this sheds a little light on what's going on in Ubuntu/Debian/Mint land, and what we can do to easily remedy the situation.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVI - All Are Welcome In the Critter Cafe (Message 1344016)
Posted 500 days ago by Profile Ex
Winterknight, me and the wife just had a twenty minute conversation about that board, LOL!

Way I see it, it would get really messy after about an hour of hair pulling.
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVI - All Are Welcome In the Critter Cafe (Message 1343630)
Posted 502 days ago by Profile Ex
I had a snake named Fluffy.


Years back I had a Chilean Rose Hair named "Tiny".
35) Message boards : Politics : Linux hits the world (Message 1343622)
Posted 502 days ago by Profile Ex
Mint 14 looking good. Slight hiccup though - it doesn't seem to pick up monitor resolution very well.

Edit: However, unlike the initial installation of Mint 13, 14 picked up all devices including sound & worked out of the box - even in VMware.


You could always try proprietary driver for your card. Nvidia-current is a nvidia package available from the Linux repos. Trying to install the proprietary bundle directly from your cards maker can be really messy.
36) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology (Message 1343621)
Posted 502 days ago by Profile Ex
Sirius I can't help too much here as I struggle with the same issue...

The file browser in Mint struggles to see network shares, unless samba is installed and configured correctly. I haven't had the time nor motivation to make this work...


I get by by cheating, and mounting my windows shares into my linux machines.

mount -t cifs ..........

It's the only way I can get linux mint to see windows shares at the moment. As far as windows seeing the linux mint box? Haven't even tried.


I know my Ubuntu server works fine with samba, in both directions. It's something to do with mint itself. Samba needs to be installed and configured properly, start there Sirius.
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XVI - All Are Welcome In the Critter Cafe (Message 1342997)
Posted 504 days ago by Profile Ex
I saw an urban badger here in Germany recently, and did think of Angela's raccoons. It was crossing the road in front of me, moving quite slowly, but far enough away that I did not have to brake.

I've twice seen a fox - one was sunbathing next to the urban railwayline.
The newspapers report raccoons to be quite common (almost a pest) but I've yet failed to see one. Maybe the area doesn't have enough cat food out in the gardens - lots of dogs around, but only one cat and a particularly shy one at that!

No raccoons here either, only in the zoo...

We have plenty of raccoons, and possums, and skunks and coyotes are getting to be a problem. They're telling people not to leave small pets outside or they'll become a coyote's lunch.

Last summer before I moved from the country back to the city, My landlord's chickens were being butchered by raccoons regularly. Crafty creatures they are, getting into all sorts of things you wouldn't believe they could.

On that note, even back in the city now I still have raccoon visitors. Just a week ago when I took my dog out late at night, a raccoon came running out of the garbage can, and flew up the tree fast as lightning all the way up. And this was a big fella.
38) Message boards : Politics : Religion in schools: All or none? (Message 1342675)
Posted 505 days ago by Profile Ex
Interesting. Now suppose that the private school teaches creationism as truth and evolution as a fantasy.

Most top notch private fee paying schools are education based, not religious. You only get that in what we call Church schools which are normally free. If you are paying big bucks for your child's education, you get to say what they get taught!


Unfortunately this is true.


How about redirecting existing funds from well-off public districts, to the poor inner city ones?-- This is a topic that is fiercely debated in the states whenever people put forth a bill. Always gets shot down.
39) Message boards : Politics : The rest of the story ... (Message 1342591)
Posted 506 days ago by Profile Ex
I though this was a thread about Paul Harvey.


Good day.




On topic, anything owned by Darden is pretty much garbage.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : resurrecting Gallileo (Message 1342483)
Posted 506 days ago by Profile Ex
This thread is making me want to resurrect all my old Trek movies... The wife was not happy with that suggestion...


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