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by Bookworm
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

Re: More Stuff

Apparently, the hinges on Kohler's quick release seats are so fragile that Herb Kohler himself had to dictate how we build the individual boxes for retail orders. People were putting the seats in them with so much force (putting the boxes on the floor and dropping the seats into them), the hinge mo...
by Bookworm
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Calling all Linux users...
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Calling all Linux users...

I use Virtualbox. The only things it can't run are high graphics (super speed games), and direct access to USB and serial takes some work. But most of my customer's one-off windows servers are actually virtual machines floating on a linux server. "Virtualization... the internet's very own Level 5 C...
by Bookworm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Calling all Linux users...
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Calling all Linux users...

So far i've played with Mandrake {before it was Mandriva}, Ubuntu, Mint, Red Hat and a couple others i can't recall. None of them ever showed me enough convenience/increased utility to lead me to make them my primary system, and i have to keep Windows, no matter what, to run a couple of programs i ...
by Bookworm
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 29457

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Not an email scam, but I'm tempted to call the local cable company and tell them that if they stop sending me three solicitations a week, they'll save so much money that they can GIVE me high-speed internet - for free - and still be ahead. I sent a letter, certified. In it I explained that any furt...
by Bookworm
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Calling all Linux users...
Replies: 17
Views: 1377

Re: Calling all Linux users...

NextCloud seems to be slightly more to my taste than OwnCloud. My biggest issue with it is generally that it'll fill itself up completely _without purging old copies_.

(That is, OwnCloud will do that. I haven't tested it yet with NextCloud)
by Bookworm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 29457

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I like the ones emailing a forward/alias, telling me they broke into my account.
by Bookworm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Ubuntu Studio 18.04
Replies: 37
Views: 4365

Re: Ubuntu Studio 18.04

Typically with a "live" installation you actually can install and update anything you want... but it goes away when you shut down, because it doesn't actually change the installation on the media. (So the installations that require a reboot - which is pretty rare with Linux - don't work.) Although ...
by Bookworm
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

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jwhouk wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:23 pm
I got called for jury duty the weeks before I moved to Arizona. I dread to think what would happen if I got called for jury duty here in Maricopa County...
You'd show up with a couple of good books, and see if they settle out of court?
by Bookworm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

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I’ve never even been asked to serve jury duty. I wonder why. They're saving you for the really special cases. But yeah, you've only been of legal age to be on one for, what, half-a-dozen years or so? It's not really something that happens to most people very often. I get called up every two or thre...
by Bookworm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Ubuntu Studio 18.04
Replies: 37
Views: 4365

Re: Ubuntu Studio 18.04

Yes- when you're running a live distribution, it accesses the hardware just like an installed version. the difference is that it's not actually an installation on the usb stick, so you don't get to update it, etc. (with some caveats, not going to get into them) You _can_ install a live distribution ...
by Bookworm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

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They had at least 50 people show up (I think it was actually a little over that), so many that even the juror box had been full before selection even started. Three times, five people at a time got excused from serving, then it went to one person at a time, and when it got to that, three or four ti...
by Bookworm
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Ubuntu Studio 18.04
Replies: 37
Views: 4365

Re: Ubuntu Studio 18.04

You can also use YUMI and install several different live images on the same USB stick.

That's what I carry around as one of my 'go-to' tools.
by Bookworm
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 294
Views: 64081

Re: Windows 10

Yes - banks and other companies don't actually let mathematicians and theoreticians give them information on how to perform cryptography. Instead, they listen to criminologists and marketers. My wireless password, for example, is an entire line from a Shakespeare play. Missing one word. it's not goi...
by Bookworm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 294
Views: 64081

Re: Windows 10

One caveat about Classic Shell. For a number of things, you still have to use the gear from the bottom right hand option menu. Microsoft actually disabled some things from 'Control Panel', and a few other things are crippled.

Otherwise, yes, it's the best fix for Windows 8, 8.1, and 10.
by Bookworm
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Ubuntu Studio 18.04
Replies: 37
Views: 4365

Re: Ubuntu Studio 18.04

There's no reason for me to give too much advice unless asked (I've been a Linux user since the 15 floppy disk days), but I will say that for anything other than basic service _or_ a very old card, Nvidia's proprietary drivers are pretty much a requirement. My biggest beefs with the latest OS's are ...
by Bookworm
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

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Interesting. I'd originally thought that Johnny Horton wrote it (my cassette tapes of Johnny Horton do have Rock Island Line), but apparently it's from 1934, which I think is before Johnny Horton was performing :)

by Bookworm
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

Re: More Stuff

I remember the first time my dad heard that song - i think it was a Johnny Cash recording - and he was like "a toll gate on a RAILROAD? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Interrogative!" Based on Catawampus' reinterpretation, he definitely didn't listen to the original. I love Johnny Horton, and I wish they'd q...
by Bookworm
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

Re: More Stuff

Catawampus wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:33 pm
GlytchMeister wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:50 pm
How long do you need them to be?
38 inches.
You can get the rods up to 6 feet long pretty easily. Most of mine I order at about 18 inches.
by Bookworm
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

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I always thought that Rock Island was a train. "Oh, the Rock Island Line is a well-armed road! Oh, the Rock Island Line, it's the road to ride. Oh, the Rock Island Line, it's a well-armed road! If you want to ride you gotta ride like you find it. Get your handgun at the station on the Rock Island L...
by Bookworm
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5401
Views: 720870

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I'd finally gotten around to replacing the phone I'd had for longer than 3 years. I don't think that I've ever owned a phone for less than ten years. I don't really use them much by choice, anyway. I'd also recieved the late birthday/Christmas gift my brother got for me, a Rock Island Armory M1911A...