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by Fuzzy Penquin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...

I would LOVE to travel in a Galaxy-class starship. Somewhere online, some folks with a LOT of intimate knowledge and probably a bit too much spare time built a fairly thorough 3D walk-through of a Galaxy-class ship, and frankly it's impressive AF. Seriously. Linky, pleeeeeeeeeeze! Leider, ich kann ...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 22068

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

When I was a kid, my Siamese cat demanded bedtime at 9pm SHARP. I had no choice in the matter. You can't ignore or argue with a Siamese. :mrgreen: Definitely not ignore at least. My two are part Siamese and it really shows .. see my avatar .. when it's time to go to the Pub they both make their pro...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 22068

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

...You can't ignore or argue with a Siamese... Actually, you can ignore or argue with a Siamese. You just won't win! Some friends of mine had an adorable Siamese. When she wanted attention from you, she would make sure she got it, whether it was by getting in your lap or face or by resorting to phy...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 22068

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

I have a funny story to go with DST. Our dogs, three of them. 1. Akbash, same family as a Great Pyrenees. big as a barn, quiet, refuses to listen, guards the house and barks all day long until we let her back in. 2. Heinz 57, mix of ?? she is 8 now, just wants to sleep. 3. Tagalong: we named him th...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...

I would LOVE to travel in a Galaxy-class starship. Somewhere online, some folks with a LOT of intimate knowledge and probably a bit too much spare time built a fairly thorough 3D walk-through of a Galaxy-class ship, and frankly it's impressive AF. Seriously. OMG, we need the link to this! Please do...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 22068

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

My normal "go to bed time" is when the sun starts to peak up over the eastern horizon..... I enjoy the nights when all is quiet, and the Internet is F*A*S*T :lol: you have to have lived in the Rural Far Outback to understand my position on this.... ADSL, something I suffered with for over 8 years, ...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...

I'm claustrophobic, I would never survive the trip. :( You are assuming the ship we'd travel on was a small capsule.... *puts on nerd hat* Since we're dreaming of a future colony on a distant planet (let's be real, this is not going to happen any time soon), lets also assume that the ship we'd trav...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...
Replies: 17
Views: 1356

Re: Colonizing Saturn's moon Titan...

OMG yes! PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!!! I would totally go!
by Fuzzy Penquin
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 22068

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

As someone who is not a morning person, I HATE daylight savings time. Getting up an hour earlier just screws me up and makes me permanently exhausted for two weeks straight. I never really do adjust to it, so in the fall when we get to gain our lost hour of sleep back, it is a god-send. I say we do ...
by Fuzzy Penquin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interest: A blast from MY past
Replies: 4
Views: 358

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: 3891

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: 3891

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: 3891

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: 821

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: 5335

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: 3891

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: 3891

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: 2131

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: 2131

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: 2131

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...

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