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The Death of Socrates

Postby npap on Sun Jan 14, 2007 2:30 pm

The Death of my Teacher.

Khaerete my devoted friends.
IN MEMORIAM
It is with great sorrow that I Plato, Socrates' oldest student, must officially announce his passing away this morning Jan.15, the year of Zoroaster -2009. He was accompanied to his new destination on mount Olympus by His devoted wife Xanthipe and His friends and students.
May Zeus bless His soul!

Philosophers may come and go but Linux and GNU will live forever.
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Postby kenetics on Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:02 pm

Are you living in 399 BC? Has Clem added time travel to Mint? :lol:
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:27 pm

kenetics wrote: Has Clem added time travel to Mint?
You didn't know about this ??? :roll: Duuuude, you just missed one hell of a battle last Sunday: Romans vs. some barbarian tribe. I didn't really understand who is who, but I didn't care much, neither did the Romans 8)

Can you check if your tachyon device is up?
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ls -al /dev/tach*
As we need to be faster then light in order to go backwards in time it will be rather difficult to do that without the tachyon device inside your /dev and the right kernel module. :wink:

And make sure you get the flux compensator!
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apt-cache search flux

And then we need big-endian support or your bit order might get screwed up when you re-materialize:
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apt-cache search bitorder

If this stuff is ready go to Preferences ==> Time and Date and then select "Time Travel" from the context menu. Make sure you do this on a laptop and that you got enough battery power ... finding an Internet Cafe or electric power in 399 BC might be rather difficult :wink:

BTW, you did install all the ancient Greek, Phoenician and Zarathustran/Persian TrueType fonts? Also add all the Cuneiform stuff. Latin fonts aren't getting you nowhere yet as the Romans did not yet rule the world back then.

Happy time travel! :lol:

Oh, and don't kill anyone of your forefathers or historically relevant persons ... this might cause a time paradoxon and POOOOOF! and either you cease to exist or you forget everything that just happened ...... In that case you'd just sit here and wonder confused you're reading this. If this happens you probably just survived a time paradoxon and a major kernel dump in your head ... But hey at least you still exist :wink:

As my favourite French philisopher Ren
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Postby kenetics on Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:49 pm

Could you be a little more specific, I'm a noob... :lol:
I would like to chat with Galileo.
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:53 pm

kenetics wrote:I would like to chat with Galileo.
Sorry, he's still busy with the Pope ... Try again in 600 years or so :wink:
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Postby kenetics on Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:00 pm

scorp123 wrote:
kenetics wrote:I would like to chat with Galileo.
Sorry, he's still busy with the Pope ... Try again in 600 years or so :wink:


I wanted to warn him about that! :(
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:03 pm

kenetics wrote:I wanted to warn him about that! :(
You wanted to warn the Pope? :wink: You should have. Any idea how tiresome for a German such as the current Pope it is to argue with an hot-headed Italian such as Galileo? :lol:
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Postby AlsaPhil on Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:06 pm

Was as far as Alesia and decided to come back... Wife and children were missing me :lol:
I didn't see Galileo :oops: I will never see Socrates :cry:
Hope I'll see Bianca :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby kenetics on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:27 pm

Watch out for the Spanish Inquisition on your way back, it's nasty!

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Postby clem on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:31 pm

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echo inquisition >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:45 pm

AlsaPhil wrote:Was as far as Alesia and decided to come back...
Damn! You were the one throwing those Linux installer CD's at Caesar and shouting "Romanize this!" ? "discus compactus maledictus versus nobis iactus est" ==> The damn CD came flying at me ... :lol: Some moron later mistranslated it as "Alea iacta est." :wink:
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Postby clem on Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:55 pm

...at Caesar...


I heard he got stabbed by his own son with a USB stick!!!
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:08 pm

clem wrote:I heard he got stabbed by his own son with a USB stick!!!

Yeah, one of those Swiss ones with an attached blade:

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http://www.victorinox.ch/index.cfm?page=157&lang=E

Note to self: No sharp Swiss pocket knives with USB for Brutus & Co. next time I see them ... :roll:

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The Death of Socrates

Postby npap on Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:14 pm

My dear friends,
A strange thing happened after installing MintConfig :o
The computer time turned back to the year of -2009 ZTC (Zoroaster time).
It seems that Clem added a time- travel command by accident.

I am glad that you too had the opportunity to travel back in time,
courtesy of Linux Mint.

May Dias (Zeus) receive Socrates' soul with absolution and love.

Greetings to all fellow travelers.
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Postby scorp123 on Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:41 pm

npap wrote: It seems that Clem added a time- travel command by accident.
A damn, now that you mention it ... I should have founded FedEx when I had the chance ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V10PxgoF-vQ
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The Death of Socrates

Postby npap on Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:54 am

Well, see what time travel is all about?
I really enjoyed the video. But I think, in memoriam to our dear and beloved Socrates, we should move to Random with a new topic, on the light side.
So, asta la vista at Random.
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The Death of Socrates

Postby npap on Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:50 am

Hello fellow travelers.

Announcement
A symposium will be held in the Republique of Ydémos, city of Balnéa, on the 15th of Tyrcyus, the year -2K00301.
Every forum member is welcome to attend at no cost, all courtesy of the Mint Foundation, provided he has installed the 4D Mint package.

Subject: The 4rth dimension as viewed from a prorgrammer's perspective.

Speakers:
The honorable professor Dr. Deamonsthenes.
Subject: The 4D Effect as viewed from the perspective of a lunatic.

His Excellency The President of Ydémos.
Subject: The Politicoeconomical repercussions of time inversion.

The Honorable Dr. Polymechanous Scorpion.
Subject: Theory and Applications of the Tachyon Accellerator and Aftereffects
of Exposure to Molecular Disintegration/Re-integration.
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Postby clem on Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:17 pm

The President of Ydémos


There is no such thing :shock:
There is no "head of the state"... the main power in Ydemos is the Ecclesia itself. Then come the four magistrates (Stratege, Archonte, Epystemarque, Heliaque).
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Postby scorp123 on Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:01 pm

clem wrote:the main power in Ydemos
Their web site http://www.ydemos.com/ is a total rip-off of the old http://www.suse.com web site. They even didn't bother to change the pictures and the fonts, and some of the decoration. Now that's lame :roll:
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Postby clem on Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:25 pm

It is. It was made directly from the old SUSE's HTML and RSS code. I'd have to search the old mailing list for that, but as I remember this was explained to the people and everybody was happy with it (to be honest I don't think many people really understood what Linux was and who SUSE were).

The present linuxmint.com website is based on http://www.gnome.org/projects/tomboy/

Use and reuse. If something is already good then I'd rather work at improving something else.

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