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Postby kenetics on Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:03 pm

Bianca may be hard to get, but she sure is making the rounds! npap, I'll try installing her with my internet disconnected (after I re-partition my hard disk). Thanks for the tip.
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Postby npap on Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:08 pm

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Postby npap on Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:11 pm

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Postby AlsaPhil on Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:28 pm

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Good evening, honey... Please don't tell Bea that I am here tonight... :oops:
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Postby npap on Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:31 pm

Welcome Phill,
Could that be you with Bianca ?
That's what I mean Philippe. That way you're safe from your wife.
I hear some wench threw acid to her man's face when he jilted her.

Enjoy yourself tonight then.
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Postby npap on Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:46 am

Good morning , Bon jours, Guten Tag, Buenos días, Bon Jorno, Bonan matenon,
fellow Minties :)

This is a brief report on last night's party, on the occasion of the arrival of Bianca :roll:

The Surprise!
Bianca was not present :( But here is the scoop. This was another of Dr. Clement's surprises..
After Mint Juleps were served, He took the stand and made this amazing presentation! :" Welcome mes amis, Bonvenon!" ( The speech that followed was in Esperanto, since he is a citizen of the WW world).
But I must translate: " I propose to Bianca, one of our newest Spring creations".
Two fellows walked in, carrying a heavy box :o They set it to the center of the lounge.
Suddenly, the box popped open and a wedding cake slowly rose up!
It looked delicious. But, surprise :o A beautiful arm slowly made its way to the surface.
What followed created pandemonium. A gorgeous creature rose up graciously to the surprise of everyone.
Dr. Clement continued, always in Esperanto :
"Gentlemen! Voila! Here, out of the box, is our new creation called Bianca" :)
A deafening applause followed. No one expected to see such a gorgeous French creation :)

It was decided to take a poll in comparison to Aphrodite's ideal female proportions. The voting would be automatically registered by Heart Rate Meters.
Aphrodite stripped her chlamis off (a modern see- through garment),
Every one lost his voice. Dr. Phillipe Alsa approached with caution, and with his measure, he began to take the basic measurements. He waved his head in approval. ( You know that he is a specialist in the field) :lol:
The spectators' heart rate indications were noted with Kate.

Needless to say that Bianca won the title of Miss LInux of 2007.

Let me not tire you with the rest of the events, speeches and ceremonies.
You will get more news at Random>The Mint Café.

Greetings! Erroso optime :lol:
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:04 am

kenetics wrote:Cu vi paroles Esperanton?
That's "do you speak Esperanto?" in Esperanto? Well ... I had Latin in school, for 8.5 long years! Gallia omnia divisa est in partes tres ... That's the opening words of "Commentarii de Bello Gallico" (Commentaries on the War with the Gauls), written by Gaius Julius Caesar himself .... Probably the first book in Latin every student will read, because of its "simple" language for Latin standards .... Caesar's style of writing was rather simple (I wonder what the other fellow Romans thought about this apparent lack of style?) but exactly this makes it easy for beginners.
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Esperanto resembles Latin so much that I can guess with pretty good accuracy what you are saying, because some of the nouns and verbs still carry the Latin roots :wink:
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Postby kenetics on Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:13 am

Scorp, you are correct. (I should have used Ĉ instead of C but didn't know the ascii code for it.) Looks like a good read. One wonders how books back then were copied and promulgated. I suppose Caesar dictated it.

npap, sorry if I made a fool of myself at the party. Too many Mint Julips I suppose. Did she stay the night? :D
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Postby scorp123 on Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:27 pm

kenetics wrote:One wonders how books back then were copied and promulgated. I suppose Caesar dictated it.
"Books" as we know them didn't exist. Instead the Romans scribbled on wooden boards coated with wax.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wax_tablet

Or they wrote on the far more expensive pergamentum (which they had to import from the Greek city state of Pergamon) or papyrus which they had to import from Egypt. Longer texts were then rolled up to scrolls and bound.

And yes, before Johannes Gutenberg and his invention every book ever written had to be copied manually (!!!) by (expensive) slaves (who had the proper know-how to read and write Latin and ancient Greek; basically a living ink jet printer :wink: ) and later by monks ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Gutenberg
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Postby npap on Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:59 pm

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Postby clem on Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:48 pm

Does "belligerent" come from "Bello" ? I can think of "Belliqueux" in French which clearly takes its roots from it.

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Postby npap on Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:10 pm

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Postby clem on Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:14 pm

ahah :) I'm not sure ... I used to read "White Dwarf" a bit more :)
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Postby Sorensei on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:53 am

In fact, from my days of latin at school, "belligerent" as well as "belliqueux" both come from the latin bellum for war.
Casus Belli means case of war, as in reason for, occasion, good pretext to go and bash your neighbours with sharp/heavy objects.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the magazine in its early days mostly dealt with wargames, didn't it, before expanding to other things?

For bully, I don't know but I'd say it's improbable. :wink: I'm curious, though.
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Postby npap on Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:40 am

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Postby AlsaPhil on Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:51 pm

@ npap
Needless to say that Bianca won the title of Miss LInux of 2007
CASUS BELLA :lol:
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Postby npap on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:05 pm

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Postby npap on Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:07 pm

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Postby justo on Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:30 pm

I hate to barge in here but I loaded Mint Bea when it was released and use it everyday.Sometimes I go online with Windows just to let it get updates but I use Mint for everything now. After trying maybe 15 versions of Linux I found one I like best of all.Thanks!
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Postby npap on Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:58 am

Welcome Justo,
Thanks for dropping in. After all, the Café is a place where we meet for a
friendly chat.
I myself am still keeping windows only so I can use my scanner. I keep away from the Web :lol:

Drinks on the house :)
Greetings, npap
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