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by Faust
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !

Not nearly enough credit is given to this quiet genius . Almost every project he was involved with became the most powerful computer of it's time , starting in the sixties , from the CDC 6600 to the Cray-1 , Cray Y-MP and finally the Cray-4 . He more or less invented and built the practical super-co...
by Faust
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Happy 25th to Debian!
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

The most rock-solid stability of any OS I ever came across .

Still using it and still loving it , although mostly in the form of Raspbian these days .

RIP Ian Murdock .
Taken from us too soon , but what a wonderful legacy to leave !
by Faust
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

..... Is it possible BSD is seeing a need to have something similar to systemd in their OSs? The speaker in that presentation appears to be suggesting exactly that , but I think it's safe bet that they won't be naming it anything like the "s" word :lol: I did a search just now but can't find any sp...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2292

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:14 am
..... I wonder what's it like in the other Germanic language that influenced English: Danish?
Norse , that would be my guess .
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

no rambo...catweazel is our officially declared, (affectionately so by MOEM), our official "Curmudgeon in Chief"...since im about 20 yrs younger than he, i am merely the Curmudgeon in training...lol...DAMIEN I don't want to rain on anyone's parade , but nobody seems to have noticed that we already ...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

..... So, Systemd may be a good direction for Linux but bad for independent-minded Linux developers who have a propensity to go off-the-beaten-path to create new Linux-forks at the drop of a hat. Some Linux developers dream to be the next Linus Torvald or Andy Rubin or Larry Page/Sergey Brin. .... ...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Standard Tweaks and apps do you always add to a fresh OS install?
Replies: 29
Views: 595

Re: What Standard Tweaks and apps do you always add to a fresh OS install?

I've known for a long while that it's a kind of generic menu icon, and there's one right here in Waterfox , but it's only recently that I heard a friend's kids saying " Click on the Hamburger " . I thought they were ordering take-away .... :lol: ...... I guess the devs could argue correctly that a s...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 375

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

And away we go ....

Again with the systemd !

On this forum and others , the mere mention of it's name is like tossing an incendiary bomb into a gas station - :mrgreen:

Put's me in mind of :-
" What have the Romans ever done for us ? "
by Faust
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time for a little bit of reading!
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Time for a little bit of reading!

Ethylene is produced naturally by fruits , in relatively small amounts , as a natural part of the ripening process . Cherries and blueberries produce very little , compared to apples and pears . Ethanol ( ethyl alcohol ) , by comparison , is produced in large amounts as fruits decompose and ferment ...
by Faust
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: network card
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: network card

chazb wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:06 am
.....
On another note , where did you get that wild profile picture?
And a follow-up question ....
How close is the physical resemblance ?
:lol:
by Faust
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: When a "trivial" bug becomes lethal .
Replies: 2
Views: 110

When a "trivial" bug becomes lethal .

I saw this on Hacker News today .

Radiotherapy machine runs out of control with disastrous consequences

https://blog.bugsnag.com/bug-day-race-c ... therac-25/

Bad coding , poor testing and inadequate training of end-users of the system .
A very sorry tale indeed , and a salutary lesson !
by Faust
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How often to run BleachBit
Replies: 25
Views: 934

Re: How often to run BleachBit

NEVER ! That's the response you are most likely to get .... but not from me . I second what was written by chrisuk . It has the potential to be a " wrecking ball " , just as a hammer is potentially a murder weapon , but that is no fault of the hammer . I've used it for years , mainly as a secure fi...
by Faust
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: High cpu temperature
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: High cpu temperature

.... So my windows installation should be more demanding then my Linux installation.... but it is the other way around instead :? .... I agree , it's odd . I have a very similar dual-boot system ( W7 and Mint 18.3 Cinnamon / i5 8GB laptop ) and I never hear the fan spin up , unless it's a heavy tas...
by Faust
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forums login grammar
Replies: 104
Views: 1311

Re: Forums login grammar

Ye may call me Sire. You already know what I call you. :P lol cheeky I reckon it's fairly polite , taking all factors into consideration ... :lol: And don't get too complacent in your new position .... I sense that the honour could be removed as swiftly as it was bestowed ... .... ha ! There may al...
by Faust
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forums login grammar
Replies: 104
Views: 1311

Re: Forums login grammar

dman wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:50 am
So, "I give you my daughter with poison!" more or less. :mrgreen:
Interesting stuff .... thanks ! :)

..... I'm pretty ignorant about the German language .

Of course , we know nothing about the character of the daughter ..... it may be literally true in certain cases !
:mrgreen:
by Faust
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?
Replies: 36
Views: 878

Re: How to get out of "grub rescue" prompt?

....I don’t know how to get the other ones to work, when I put them into the computer it will just put me back into grub rescue, unless it’s the pc Unlocker disk, ..... That's odd ! I suggest you go back into your BIOS , look at the boot options , then post back here with the order in which they ap...
by Faust
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Recommend trustworthy DNS Leak tools?

There's a good collection of tools here :-

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/12/28/the-u ... urce-list/
by Faust
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forums login grammar
Replies: 104
Views: 1311

Re: Forums login grammar

...... The bulk of the English language is based on Germanic Saxon and French Norman languages, plus a lot of Latin. The largest uptake of foreign words coming from Old French following the imposition of French as the language of court by William the Conqueror, and from where English gets nearly al...
by Faust
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: Replacing thermal paste - a quick guide in 4 steps

..... So, why the razor blade and not a bank card? A couple of reasons, but the most significant one being that a razor blade is a finely machined edge - very, very straight - with no gaps or nicks in the surface. Held at a very acute angle to the surface of the cooler mating surface and, again, to...
by Faust
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Forums login grammar
Replies: 104
Views: 1311

Re: Forums login grammar

This thread looks like it has some legs on it ! I like that very much ..... and long may it run , but let's all keep it fun and light-hearted , Eh ? I don't care if anyone wants to get "all pedantic on my ass " .... bring it on , that's what I say , so long as it stays genial . I'd give Holofernes a...

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