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    Snow, Snow & more snow!

    I think a flamethrower would be a great snow dispersal tool.
    Posted 11-23-2015 at 11:07 AM by Habitual Habitual is offline
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    Snow, Snow & more snow!

    Kansas has been warm this year too. We've only had a couple of frosts so far.
    Posted 11-23-2015 at 09:37 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Snow, Snow & more snow!

    In my part of the world, the fall has so far been eerily warm. We had temperatures in the 70 Fahrenheits week before last and I was able to go for a bike ride wearing shorts and a tee shirt. In November.

    When I was growing up about 40 miles north of here some (mumble) many years ago, we would have already have had at least one hard freeze and several frosts and already broken out the winter coats.

    Commonly, when I was young, we would have an "Indian summer" about Thanksgiving, but, as you can't have an "Indian summer" unless you've had at least one hard freeze, there's no "Indian summer" in prospect, though no doubt if it's warm this week the whippersnappers will think they've had an "Indian summer" because what do they know?
    Posted 11-22-2015 at 11:10 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
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    Snow, Snow & more snow!

    If you are waiting on God to remove snow, He's busy until Wednesday of this week.
    Posted 11-22-2015 at 08:05 PM by Habitual Habitual is offline
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    I understand that a lot of courses don't allow walkers any more. The one my place overlooks does. And it is a most pleasant area for walking.

    You're not getting any exercise riding around in a golf cart drinking beer, that's for sure.
    Posted 09-04-2015 at 10:20 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
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    I think golf is kind of like birding. The best part is being outside walking in the sunshine.
    Posted 09-04-2015 at 09:39 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    At 5 feet 8 inches, I loves me my bicycle.

    I've been through west Texas on the choo-choo several times. There's a lot of there there.

    I used to have a pool table--it was a seven-footer that probably started its life in a bar. I did enjoy it. I don't have it any more, but I still have my sticks. Ahhh, misty water-colored memories.
    Posted 09-03-2015 at 11:31 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
    Updated 09-03-2015 at 11:33 PM by frankbell
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    At 6 foot 7 inches. I got tired at swinging at air.
    So I took up bicycling. To toughen up the old casing on these bones.
    In 100F+ temps.
    Then hit the air conditioned pool hall during stops.

    Our local semi grassed links.

    what it looks like after you drive out of town

    So don't judge us too harshly.

    So not too bad in Illinois I bet. Especially after looking at your WeaverRidge pictures link.
    Posted 09-03-2015 at 10:57 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    I live next to a golf course. I don't play. I just point and laugh.

    All seriousness aside, I understand the fascination of the game. You're not playing against an opponent--you're playing against the ball, like pool on a much larger, bumpier table.
    Posted 09-03-2015 at 10:29 PM by frankbell frankbell is offline
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    Raspberry Pi B+

    Good price on those with the cases,cards, and power supplies. Nice find there.
    Posted 07-06-2015 at 09:03 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    My Philosophy of a Gnu/Linux Slackware user.

    I help more than ask here.

    My philosophy.
    Free download.
    Gratis operating system.

    No one owes me anything on this planet earth.
    It is up to me to carry my own weight.
    If I get a snarky answer.
    I consider the source and grin and bear it because of my thick skin.

    Forum support is free, done out of caring, and is a volunteer labor of love. Done as brothers supporting brothers and sisters supporting sisters. On a journey to more knowledge.

    If you are a ingrate or poser. Bye. If you are a fellow traveler.
    Howdy. Nice to meet you. If I hurt your feelers online. Grow a pair.
    Real life must be a trial then, if personally perceived online insults appear to you inside your head.

    I don't insult people but my gruff manner can rub some sensitive egos raw.

    This gangster mentality of mine is best. Fsck the rest. I see enough of that in the real world at biker runs and other outdoor events.
    That mentality does not impress me in the real world. Same can be said for online folks.

    I like Gnu/Linux because I am not main stream. Some easy to do things are OK by me. Like Slackbuilds, Gslapt, and Sourcery. But dumbing way way down for main stream can make me run to BSD
    (which I am learning slowly) in a heart beat. Choices have not
    been limited to that status yet in Gnu/Linux. If one researches enough. Operating systems are seen as a tool by me to run on my computer. As I said once. "Durable is good. Free and durable is even better".

    Main stream is just one of those things I cannot stand.
    Just personal preference from a twisted personality.
    But a fun loving personality also.

    Must be why distro developers like, and appreciate me.
    Posted 07-05-2015 at 10:09 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    My Philosophy of a Gnu/Linux Slackware user.

    Personally, I am not here to help anyone do anything other than learn to help themselves.
    I am (silently) of the response vector that they "reap what they sow".
    "They don't know that they don't know." ... until ... "How do I ask a smart question?"
    and even that is an offense to many.

    The Information that most seek is 'out there'.
    I am not the progenitor of anything resembling "original".
    I am a keyboard commando and this is my-kungfu.
    Rule Number One: Fix more than you break.
    Rinse, Lather, and Repeat.

    It's a matter of numbers getting people up to speed
    on what it takes to install, maintain and repair a Linux System.

    I read it on the 'net. Same as everybody here this day.

    Have you hugged your SysAdmin today?
    Posted 07-03-2015 at 10:42 AM by Habitual Habitual is offline
    Updated 07-03-2015 at 10:46 AM by Habitual
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    My Philosophy of a Gnu/Linux Slackware user.

    I am starting to approach LQ threads with a similar philosophy.

    1. If not enough information : ignore or refer to the manual
    2. If vague question : ignore
    3. If asking to be spoon fed information (knowingly or unknowingly ): flame
    4. If questions provide background, detailed information and the OP is making an effort: references and hints - but never the outright answer.

    I don't like to spoon feed or breed laziness by promoting "ask and you shall receive." I think that if you want to be spoon fed and be lazy, you should be paying for support and advice regarding you operating system. My knowledge was formed over years of research, education, and trial/error. Nothing personal, I just think my time is more valuable spent doing something constructive, fun, or profitable.
    Posted 06-30-2015 at 02:56 AM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline
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    My Philosophy of a Gnu/Linux Slackware user.

    I agree with you both.

    In ${DAYJOB} I routinely link the docs to users with a brief but concise summary of exactly what they need to know because, well, most of my customers are paying hard earned cash for support and as such have the right to demand I google a term for them (and that is a dramatized oversimplification, of course, as most of my customers are highly skilled IT Engineers and Developers). I used to assist on LQ because of my love of Linux and BSD, but I eventually grew weary of hand holding. There is zero justification for me to go out of my way to provide knowledge that I attained the hard way if the user isn't willing to meet me in the middle. Afterall, it isn't like every problem posted to the forum is immediately obvious and requires zero mental effort on my part.

    In short, I refuse to hand hold without pay. A well-written question that is clear and concise and shows that the user has done work to attempt to solve the problem I can justify expending effort to answer, however.
    Posted 06-24-2015 at 08:59 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
    Updated 06-24-2015 at 09:01 AM by rocket357
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    My Philosophy of a Gnu/Linux Slackware user.

    Do we as Gnu/Linux Slackware users need to have a softer touch with interacting with members who fail to help themselves?
    No. What Slackware users need is a Slackware forum. That way they would not be constrained by LQ's commercial-friendly rules. At least, that is how I see things.
    Posted 06-24-2015 at 03:50 AM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Second day of summer

    Been pretty wet in eastern KS too. Raining right now.
    Posted 06-23-2015 at 04:18 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    ARM experiments awaiting

    within my LAB
    There is only so much envy one man should have to struggle with....

    I was looking at your link and this...

    USB 3... bus level clustering... be still my foolish heart...
    Thanks for the link
    PS, the wife already hates you.
    Posted 03-26-2015 at 06:25 PM by dijetlo dijetlo is offline
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    Spring is near!

    All the snow is in Boston.
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 05:15 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Spring is near!

    It's been nearing the 60's in Washington State the past week or so. This time last year the Cascades were still under quite a few layers of snow...this year they are already clear, with a few patches of snow here and there on the peaks.
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 02:08 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Spring is near!

    It was 70 F in Kansas yesterday!!!!!!
    Posted 03-09-2015 at 10:04 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline


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