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by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: A blast from MY past
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: Interest: A blast from MY past

Oh wow, I have not seen those video clips since I was a little kid! I have no idea where I saw them, maybe at my grandparent's house? I can only vaguely recall seeing them at this point and no longer remember what show they are snippets from. Impressive footwork by those people. I have no dance skil...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2703

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

We can see individual photons??! Really?? That's awesome! I had no idea. I'm gonna have to research that information because that sounds cool. Apparently so. The reason I suspected this is in really low light, I get a similar effect to those night-vision cameras, i.e. a "snowy" image which takes a ...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2703

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

The Freezer and Refrigerator stuff should be okay, since the doors were not opened. we have a rule here, if the power is off, we do NOT open either one of those. This was a rule I tried to enforce when I was in Kenya; having explained the reasons it still got ignored .. not that there was ever much...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2703

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

Our generator is powerful enough to run the lights, computers/electronics, microwave, and in-wall heaters. But not the big stuff like fridge, washer/dryer, and hot water heater. ... I am pretty sure any microwave and in-wall heater eats a lot more power than about any normal and reasonably recent f...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind

I found out about this late in my shift on Monday. I had no idea anything was going on until a night shift worker came on duty and immediately showed me the video footage of it on her phone. I was horrified. All that irreplaceable art, whose creators are long since dead.... all gone forever. The bui...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Mint as Gaming platform?? Looking to change to Linux OS.
Replies: 20
Views: 1532

Re: Mint as Gaming platform?? Looking to change to Linux OS.

Regarding the gaming aspect of Linux, as mentioned above, do check out both the Wine and Proton databases for compatibility with your favorite games. Also check out Lutris (runs over Wine), Humble Bundle (has both Windows & Linux games), and GOG (older games, has Linux section). I use Steam for my g...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2703

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

Came home from work today to a dark house. Power was out for three hours, not sure how long before I got home. No idea what caused it, since it's not windy out. It's raining, but that's normal around here. The Freezer and Refrigerator stuff should be okay, since the doors were not opened. we have a...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The joys of living in Rural Areas
Replies: 98
Views: 2703

Re: The joys of living in Rural Areas

Came home from work today to a dark house. Power was out for three hours, not sure how long before I got home. No idea what caused it, since it's not windy out. It's raining, but that's normal around here.
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers

Soooo, the joys of living in a rural area: came home to a power outage for three hours, not sure how long it was out before I came home. So much for everything I had been working on last night, lol. :P I installed Wine tonight after the power came back on, but am having no luck launching the Aurora ...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers

OooooOOOOoooh, what is this?? I have never seen mention of this in my searches. It sounds interesting, but unfortunately their website doesn't work anymore. I'm not sure how to get this program... will have to Google this. Thanks Catweazel! :D The site is working for me, and it's my pleasure. I sho...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers

The Aurora Toolset was originally coded in C++, which the Beamdog guys say would require a complete re-write from scratch to be made Linux-compatible. Linux-compatible is different to Wine-compatible. It may just be that Proton is missing some files or hasn't implemented some interfaces the toolset...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers

Soooo, Windows 7 it shall be. The Aurora Toolset was originally coded in C++, which the Beamdog guys say would require a complete re-write from scratch to be made Linux-compatible. https://annex.fandom.com/wiki/Neverscript OooooOOOOoooh, what is this?? I have never seen mention of this in my search...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Steam's Proton with proprietary Nvidia drivers

Had some free time last night. Enabled Proton, and tried running the Aurora Toolset. No luck. :cry: Just as with Crossover, it won't launch. I might not bother trying Wine at this point. This version of the Toolset comes with the Enhanced Edition of Neverwinter Nights, which is not the same as the o...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts

(pay no attention to the power consumption and resulting electrical bill) If your house is heated by electric heating anyway, it won't make much difference... this is basically a heater that also makes calculations. Hmm, when you put it that way, maybe $10,000 isn't so bad? It doubles as a built-in...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts

That part made me laugh too. "If you have to wonder/ask how much, then you can't afford it", as the saying goes. Guess that's why they didn't actually list a price there (or perhaps pricing is still TBA...but we all know it's gonna cost a fortune). if you continue to read thru the article, it menti...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts

I got a real laugh out of their Price point $many That part made me laugh too. "If you have to wonder/ask how much, then you can't afford it", as the saying goes. Guess that's why they didn't actually list a price there (or perhaps pricing is still TBA...but we all know it's gonna cost a fortune). ...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts

I got a real laugh out of their Price point $many That part made me laugh too. "If you have to wonder/ask how much, then you can't afford it", as the saying goes. Guess that's why they didn't actually list a price there (or perhaps pricing is still TBA...but we all know it's gonna cost a fortune).
by Fuzzy Penquin
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Subscription service?
Replies: 45
Views: 1491

Re: Subscription service?

No. Absolutely not. Subscriptions are a financial burden to people like me. People on fixed income (retired, disability, etc), and people who make very little money (students, minimum wage workers, part-time workers, etc), would be priced right out of using Mint (or any other software that is subsc...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Interest: Coming to a PC near you - 56 cores, 112 threads and sucking 400 Watts

Admit it, Catweazel. You want one. :mrgreen: Just think of how much MOAR you can do with your computer! Your current beast of a computer is small fries next to that CPU, lol. :lol: Imagine all the possibilities, once paired with equally high-end dual or quad graphics cards and maxed out RAM: ( all a...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1465

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

Re: black hole... Loved the photos they got! Space is a fascinating place. I will read or look at pics of that subject matter all day long without boredom. :mrgreen: Re: 2001... I've seen it once, as a kid, when it was on tv. I don't even remember it anymore, or whether I liked it. Judging by the co...

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