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by slipstick
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mars Rover
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Mars Rover

Really cool - thanks for posting the link. On a personal note, back in 1972 I worked for Martin-Marietta in Denver on the Viking Mars lander - 2 of these landed on Mars in 1976 and sent back pictures and data. They weren't rovers - just stayed in one place. IIRC, JPL in California had the contract f...
by slipstick
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5341

Re: Only in Texas....

Texans stuck with $US5,000 electric bills, officials say power companies 'grossly mishandled' the weather emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-02-22/texans-stuck-with-high-electric-bills-after-winter-storm/13177926 As a result, some Texans who were still able to turn on lights or keep their f...
by slipstick
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5341

Re: Only in Texas....

..... Per the article: "An ERCOT report on generating capacity listed the top sources of power in the state: Natural gas (51%) Wind (24.8%) Coal (13.4%) Nuclear (4.9%) Solar (3.8%) Hydro, biomass-fired units (1.9%)" All "green" sources total 30.5%. Recent reports indicate that w...
by slipstick
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5341

Re: Only in Texas....

How's that privatization mentality working out for you now , Texas? Actually, in my experience, it works well if you stay with a fixed price plan. My electricity has been extremely reliable and at a pretty low cost. The only previous outages I can remember that lasted more than a few minutes (and v...
by slipstick
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5341

Re: Only in Texas....

Just let them know about those multi-thousand dollar bills people are already getting because of the shortage and needing to buy power at the market rate. That ought to change minds pretty quick! I, like probably most people in Texas, am on a fixed price contract, so my price per KWH won't change d...
by slipstick
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5341

Re: Only in Texas....

Did I say it was cold in Dallas? Well, Tuesday morning it got even colder: -2°F (-19°C). Tied with 1949 for the second lowest temp. on record in Dallas - the lowest was -8°F (-22°C) back in 1899. We don't need to worry about global warming any more - it's ended! :lol:
by slipstick
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 98
Views: 5341

Re: Only in Texas....

Damn, it's cold here in Dallas; 7°F (-14°C) this morning and predicted to be even colder tonight. We got some sun today, so the temp. is up to 15°F (-9°C) now. And we got a pretty good snow, too. We haven't had temperatures this cold since Dec., 1989 when it got down to -1°F (-18°C). Fortunately I w...
by slipstick
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Replies: 2
Views: 179

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I love it! And check out the revolver earrings on the WA-WA-WAA girl.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enuOArEfqGo

They also do "A Fistful of Dollars" and "For a Few Dollars More".
by slipstick
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's cooking tonight?
Replies: 71
Views: 4138

Re: What's cooking tonight?

Baked salmon and asparagus "en papillote" - based on the recipe in this list (but I didn't do the lemon slices or red onion or Yukon gold potatoes as I didn't have those on hand - it was still very good): https://www.thepioneerwoman.com/food-cooking/recipes/a85510/how-to-perfectly-cook-sal...
by slipstick
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: an Old Fart looks back
Replies: 78
Views: 2513

Re: an Old Fart looks back

Besides how can you order beer other than in a pint glass? But is that a US pint (16 fl. oz. or 473 ml), or an Imperial pint (20 Imperial fl. oz. or 568 ml) ? And here is how I convert units to/from metric: https://www.sliderulemuseum.com/Pickett/S474_Pickett_N909-ES_MetricConversionSimplexTrig.jpg
by slipstick
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: [SOLVED] Explain me please! (i started forums today so i don't know)
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: EXPLAIN ME PLZ!!(i started forums today so i dnt know)

why are all announcements that appear on mint forum on the top are from just few people? who are these moderators and all?? (i really dont know :( ) and why some people have these level of 25 , 18 and all that? how can i get that much :cry: can someone properly explain me how the mint forums work e...
by slipstick
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Adobe Flash is Dead
Replies: 58
Views: 2302

Re: Adobe Flash is Dead

DAMIEN1307 wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:36 pm
Can we have a New Orleans style funeral where they are playing jazz music and dancing in the streets???...pretty please...lol...DAMIEN
Or better yet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EroOICwfD3g
by slipstick
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: an Old Fart looks back
Replies: 78
Views: 2513

Re: an Old Fart looks back

tbplayer wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 10:12 pm
...Alamogordo. Interesting name for a city - "fat tree"? :wink:
More like "big (fat) Cottonwood tree", I think. Perhaps a notable landmark at one time?
by slipstick
Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: an Old Fart looks back
Replies: 78
Views: 2513

Re: an Old Fart looks back

I'm 78 and I think more on what we used to do more often than before this past year. I guess being encapsulated in my home had a lot to do with that, the Kindle eReader of today, would not show up in our lives for another 60 years from what you will see here. https://youtu.be/CRL5833jXjo Lots of go...
by slipstick
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings Linux Mint User!
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Greetings Linux Mint User!

Tembok_Fedora wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:04 am
Hi, i'm Tembok, i'm currently new in this linux world, can you tell me what to do and what not to do in linux mint?
Here's a good place to start (from one of our forum members - Pjotr):
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/1.html
by slipstick
Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tea or Coffee?
Replies: 174
Views: 15512

Re: Tea or Coffee?

Old thread, but I made a DISCOVERY! That discovery is a Chemex with its filters makes a just amazing and I mean amazing cup of coffee. No acidity, no bitterness with good beans (Black Rifle Coffee- Freedom roast). Yes, it takes a tiny bit longer than the Keurig, but OMG, the taste is so worth it! A...
by slipstick
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Kernel Updates / Always install?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Kernel Updates / Always install?

I always stick with the LTS kernel series. I keep two older versions of that series in addition to the active one. When I am notified of a kernel update, I first uninstall the oldest of the three kernels I have, then install the new kernel, then reboot and check that the new one is the active kernel...
by slipstick
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [solved] need help with existing dual boot situation
Replies: 37
Views: 1009

Re: need help with existing dual boot situation

I can't give detailed advice, as I don't know how you want to set up the system, but you may want to take a look at the program "Aptik" which is designed for migrating system setting and data. It is from the developer of "TimeShift". https://github.com/teejee2008/aptik https://te...
by slipstick
Sat Nov 21, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Copying Timeshift Folder [Solved-Updated]
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Copying Timeshift Folder [Solved-Updated]

I noticed this thread a bit late, but maybe this post will be helpful. I use a script file to transfer TS snapshots from my internal HDD to my USB HDD (ext 4 to ext4) using rsync. As far as I can tell (on LM18.3), the copied version is identical to the original, but see the last link in this post fo...

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