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Re: The Mint Café

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lsemmens wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 4:33 am
Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 2:12 am
Portreve wrote:
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Complete with a Space Modulator?
Well, of course! How else would he be able to get an earth shattering kaboom?
And that, young lady, is my Ringtone!!! :D:D:D
Well, thank you for the "young"! :D
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Damn, when I first saw this, it's just at 60 pages, now it's a HUNDRED!? We need a new Forum Icon for this :lol:
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DoodMann wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:22 am
Damn, when I first saw this, it's just at 60 pages, now it's a HUNDRED!? We need a new Forum Icon for this :lol:
The long and winding thread
That leads to your post
Will never disappear
I've seen this thread before
It always leads me here
Lead me to your reply...

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A truckie walks into an outback cafe with a full-grown emu behind him.
The waitress asks them for their orders.
The truckie says, 'A hamburger, chips and a coke,' and turns to the emu, 'What's yours?' - 'Sounds great, the same,' says the emu.
A short time later the waitress returns with the order 'That will be $9.40 please,' and he reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change and pays.
The next day, the man and the emu come again and he says, 'A burger, chips and a coke.' - 'Sounds great, I'll have the same,' says the emu.
Again the truckie reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change.
This becomes routine until the two enter again. 'The usual?' asks the waitress.
'No, it's Friday night, so I'll have a steak, baked potato and a salad,' says the man. 'Brilliant idea, same for me,' says the emu.
Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, 'That will be $32.60'
Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.
The waitress cannot hold back any longer. 'Excuse me mate, how do you manage to always pull the exact change from your pocket every time?'
'Well, love' says the truckie, 'a few years ago, I was cleaning out the back shed, and found an old lamp. When I cleaned it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes.
My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.'
'That's brilliant!' says the waitress. 'Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you'll always be as rich as you want, for as long as you live!'
'That's right. Whether it's a carton of milk or a new car, the exact money is always there,' says the man.
Still curious the waitress asks, 'What's with the bloody emu?
The truckie pauses, sighs, and answers, 'My second wish was for a tall bird with a big arse and long legs, who agrees with everything I say.
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lsemmens wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:50 pm
A truckie walks into an outback cafe with a full-grown emu behind him.
:lol:
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DoodMann wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:22 am
Damn, when I first saw this, it's just at 60 pages, now it's a HUNDRED!? We need a new Forum Icon for this :lol:
Just a little added information from the past:
This forum was started sometime before Jan 30, 2007 by my friend Npap. I also was posting here at that time. However, a number of posts back then were deleted as they weren't considered appropriate for a new, and great, LInux startup. (And I agree with that decision, as things got a little wild. :wink: )
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Yeah, it was cool! I just joined this 2020. Then seeing this. Created at 2007. Cool to see it's still alive after all those years.
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Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:32 pm
coffee412 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:23 am
...My Father always told me "You can do anything you want to do. You just have to want to bad enough"...
I've always hated that statement because it is often simply not true! Not everyone has the ability to become a star athlete no matter how hard they try simply because of genetics limiting their bodies' capabilities. Not everyone has the aptitude to become a surgeon. Telling a Down's Syndrome child s/he can become, say, a theoretical physicist would not only be wrong, it would be cruel. People have varying abilities and varying disabilities and trying to paint them all with the you-can-do-anything-as-long-as-you-try-hard-enough brush is just wrong! True, some people have achieved remarkable things despite various obstacles in their paths but that does not mean everyone can.
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:D My dear Mint friends,
Kenetics happened to mention above my nickname and the fact that I started the Mint Cafe sometime in 1907. We have been good
friends since then and also avid followers of LinuxMint.
Greetings to all,
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npap wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Kenetics happened to mention above my nickname and the fact that I started the Mint Cafe sometime in 1907.
npap
1907? It almost seems that long ago! :lol:
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Re: The Mint Café

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Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:32 pm
coffee412 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:23 am
...My Father always told me "You can do anything you want to do. You just have to want to bad enough"...
I've always hated that statement because it is often simply not true! Not everyone has the ability to become a star athlete no matter how hard they try simply because of genetics limiting their bodies' capabilities. Not everyone has the aptitude to become a surgeon. Telling a Down's Syndrome child s/he can become, say, a theoretical physicist would not only be wrong, it would be cruel. People have varying abilities and varying disabilities and trying to paint them all with the you-can-do-anything-as-long-as-you-try-hard-enough brush is just wrong! True, some people have achieved remarkable things despite various obstacles in their paths but that does not mean everyone can.
I remember seeing a desktop background image with some kind of cool looking background, and the following text on top:
When I feel sad, I stop feeling sad and start feeling awesome again.
There's this American cultural concept of "rugged individualism" which I think a lot of folk have been spoon-fed from birth. Honestly, there's a lot of very non-critical-thinking platitudes which are embedded in our mindset, and it's led to a lot of misguided notions about a lot of things.
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npap wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Kenetics happened to mention above my nickname and the fact that I started the Mint Cafe sometime in 1907.
In 1907 computers did not exist :D It's really amazing how much the world has changed since the early twentieth century.
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Here is a neat Desktop image for you

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Here is a neat Desktop image for you


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Cute snake :D
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AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Here is a neat Desktop image for you
https://img.izismile.com/img/img3/20100 ... 640_05.jpg
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Re: The Mint Café

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AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Here is a neat Desktop image for you


FB_IMG_16004499229044727.jpg
Whoops!
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Portreve wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:38 pm
AZgl1500 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:32 pm
Here is a neat Desktop image for you


FB_IMG_16004499229044727.jpg
Whoops!
??
it is still viewable by me, it is a .jpg that I stored on my local PC.
just didn't bother to give it a name.

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Re: The Mint Café

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Vladimir00 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:08 pm
In 1907 computers did not exist
What a load of old rot. They existed as far back as 200 BCE, and depending on your definition of 'computer', they go back as far as 2700 BCE. Pascal, Babbage and Leibniz all developed early modern era computing machines.
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Vladimir00 wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:08 pm
npap wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Kenetics happened to mention above my nickname and the fact that I started the Mint Cafe sometime in 1907.
In 1907 computers did not exist :D It's really amazing how much the world has changed since the early twentieth century.
Charles Babbage KH FRS 26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871)

Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex electronic designs, though all the essential ideas of modern computers are to be found in Babbage's Analytical Engine.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage
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