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SMOKE SIGNALS

Postby npap on Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:55 am

Blimey Ken!
Last night, observing the activities of Vezuvius, I saw some strange signals: Three puffs of smoke, three flame shoots and three puffs of smoke again. :D
What would you suppose they could mean; you being an old navy man should be able to decipher them. :)

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Do you BTW have any news of Blogger's whereabouts? Have you used your own UPS contraption yet or is it still under development. We could use some Enlightenment here. :)

Hope Blogger is OK.
Saludos,
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PS Perhaps we should request the services of agent Verdegal 007 :) I wonder what has happened to him :o
He hasn't been around for some time now. :(
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby kenetics on Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:56 am

Uh oh... Looks like Blogger is in trouble and needs to be rescued! Maybe we could get Verdigal 007 to "draw up" some rescue plans.
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby verdegal37 on Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:21 pm

Hello Ken , You do not worry already I have some 300 plans of rescue :lol: by if they were necessary. :wink:
My friend npap , I always am reported of all what happens in The Mint House , the problem is that I am camouflaged 8) 8)
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MESSAGE FROM THE EXPEDITION

Postby npap on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:05 am

Good news :D
A message from the Hollow Earth expedition has been received and we are trying to decipher it.
We will finally learn what happened to Blogger and the rest of the explorers. :)
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THE MESSAGE FROM BLOGGER

Postby npap on Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:31 am

A message from Blogger

(Credit should be given to agent Verdegal 0007 for his success in smuggling out the message that follows from the Under World of the Hollow Earth.
It must be stated here also that the information that follows has been collected by Dr. Jules Verne, the historian of our expedition.
Dr. I. Jones has played a major role in our exploratory venture, also.)

The message follows:

From the inner world of the Hollow Earth.
Greetings to all my Mint friends.
Please, do not come to our rescue since your return to the surface may not be possible.
Here is my first report:

Introduction
The expedition to the Hollow Earth was met with great success.
But we were unfortunately confined and detained for decontamination and 'debriefing'.
Entrance of foreigners to the 'Inner Surface' world has always been discouraged and is considered a compromise of security.
It is generally thought that 80% of humans living on the Outer Surface are afflicted with 'dementia gravis'

Historically the inhabitants of this world have been here since the first deluge that occurred on the surface of the Earth 123,000 thousand years ago.
They had to abandon their planet when it was made non-inhabitable by the extreme abuse of energy resources and the deterioration of the environment.
The Elite managed to abandon their home planet just before it exploded into pieces because of human intervention in the core.
Their scientists were trying to exploit the energy that was stored in the center of the planet.

What we now call the asteroid belt are the remains, composed of thousands of pieces of this world, orbiting around the Sun between Mars and Jupiter.

Looking for climactic conditions that might be similar to the ones in their planet, they first settled in the areas of the earth with the highest altitude.
They were unable to cope with diseases caused by unknown viruses, and after the great catastrophe that followed another deluge in the new home, they were forced to seek refuge in the center of the Hollow Earth.

They established a new world which they called Eutopia. And having had a great deal of experience gained by their mistakes in the past, they decided to adopt a new world order.
Humanity would never again be left to its own fate. All defects of the human species were
corrected by the most advanced of scientific methods.
Everyone would become a useful member of society and deviation from this concept would be a serious violation of the Law.

Quite often reconnaissance flights on the 'Outer Surface' are organized in order to observe progress of the human race.
The pathetic condition of humanity is of great concern to the scientists who fear contamination through contact with the 'dangerously insane' humans living on the Outer Surface.
Their vehicles are mistaken by us as being extra-terrestrial and we call them UFOs.

They can intercept radio and television programs; only to verify the sad situation of a disorderly, mad world which they long have suspected.
So, a great number of security measures have been taken. Communication or contact with the 'Uppers' is strictly forbidden. If this occurs accidentally, the person involved is sent to the 'Quarantine Authorities' for decontamination and perhaps annihilation.

Their greatest concern is the accidental use by the 'Uppers' of nuclear weapons; this action would destabilize the entire system.
The scientists here are well aware of the use of 'dirty' nuclear energy, especially if it involves other than peaceful uses.
Scientific progress has succeeded in Nuclear Fusion techniques for energy as well as for other purposes. Thus, this clean form of energy is used for industrial purposes and transportation.
The use of nuclear energy as an aggressive weapon is considered insane. The concept of war has been abandoned here since it serves no logical purpose.

To be continued.....

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE (MINTHAUSEN MANSION)

Postby npap on Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:05 am

To the newcomers to the Mint House, a big Welcome :)
Baron Minthausen wishes you all the best.
Please feel free to visit our humble abode. We have an abundance of goodies and surprises in our dungeons :)
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE (MINTHAUSEN MANSION)

Postby deadguy on Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:20 pm

npap wrote:To the newcomers to the Mint House a big Welcome :)
Lord Minthausen wishes you all the best.
Please feel free to visit our humble abode. We have an abundance of goodies and surprises in our dungeons :)

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cool!!! I love dungeons :mrgreen:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE AND MYSTERY

Postby npap on Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:22 am

Well Deadguy,
As you can see I also love mystery besides music. Delving into the unknown, once in a while, helps to get away from harsh reality.
Besides, no matter if we grow older, the child in us comes out of hiding quite often. :)
I have always been a fan of Jules Verne and I love anything that has to do with fantasy.
Maybe I haven't grown up yet. :lol:

See you at the Mansion,
Cheers, npap

PS. BTW, the Baron holds Vampire meetings when there is a full moon, if you're interested in meeting some of the most famous ones.
Mr. Boris Carloff attends very often. :)
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE AND MYSTERY

Postby deadguy on Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:13 pm

npap wrote:Well Deadguy,
As you can see I also love mystery besides music. Delving into the unknown, once in a while, helps to get away from harsh reality.
Besides, no matter if we grow older, the child in us comes out of hiding quite often. :)
I have always been a fan of Jules Verne and I love anything that has to do with fantasy.
Maybe I haven't grown up yet. :lol:

See you at the Mansion,
Cheers, npap

PS. BTW, the Baron holds Vampire meetings when there is a full moon, if you're interested in meeting some of the most famous ones.
Mr. Boris Carloff attends very often. :)


@Npap,

I am a huge science fiction fan as well as a horror fan!!!
Jules Verne is great :D
I know I haven't grown up yet :lol:

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby kenetics on Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:16 pm

I love Jules Verne also. Some of my favorites are: In Search of the Castaways, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Off on a Comet.

Npap, does Lord Minthausen have anyone in particular in the dungeon and does it have a torture chamber?
I would suggest to him some of the new low-end laptops with Vista installed as torture devices. :twisted:
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THE VAMPIRE MEETING

Postby npap on Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:28 pm

The Baron wishes to inform everybody that he is honored by the presence of an M$ head (incognito) who will be initiated tonight at midnight in the Dungeon. :)
Torture methods have been devised by the Vista Corporation and will be distributed to any persons interested, under the GPU (General Public Undertakers) license.

Medussa will be our hostess
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Here she is at one of her best moments :lol:
Grrrrrrrrrreetings! :mrgreen:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby deadguy on Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:48 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap on Wed May 07, 2008 6:53 am

BTW, A large collection of shrunken heads will be displayed at the above meeting . They of course will be offered to registered members at a discount.
So do attend this special meeting. :)
Also, orders may be placed for special heads if you have anything in mind. :)

Free samples will be given away also. :)
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby deadguy on Sat May 10, 2008 4:32 am

Ahhh, Eutopia

welcome to the neo golden age :mrgreen:
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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby clem on Sun May 11, 2008 10:26 pm

I always like to break the news in the same old places before the big public announcements.. the IRC chatroom and the Mint House :)

So anyway old friends.. here we are again, 12 hours or so before the public release announcements. "Le calme avant la tempete", when the servers aren't down and the downloads are still fast.

ISO and MD5: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/5/
Release Notes (not finalized yet): http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_elyssa.php

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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby deadguy on Sun May 11, 2008 10:42 pm

Right on Clem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm drooling in anticipation :D :D


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Re: THE MINT HOUSE

Postby npap on Mon May 12, 2008 1:32 am

THANK YOU OLD BOY. YOU ARE THE GREATEST. :o


Il est très calme à cette heure :)

It's Monday morning 08:30 local time and I am downloading at 450-490 KB/sec., 18 minutes remaining.
You will get my first impressions later today, since I'm going to install it on my test disk. :D :D :D

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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PS 70% downloaded :D
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WELCOME ELYSSA

Postby npap on Mon May 12, 2008 4:09 am

So here she is. Just out of her box. :D
Reporting from Elyssa live. All is well. :)

Note: Some Iso files I downloaded were either empty or short in contents (353 and 208 MB) :o

Has anyone else had this problem?
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