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    Internetless

    Just got in from my daily bicycle workout.
    I have a
    Roadmaster Granite Peak 26" Men's Mountain Bike,
    That I picked up from the Thrift store for 10 bucks that I had to fix up myself.
    So far I have about $40.00 invested in it with new kevlar tires and self sealing innertubes.

    The bike is too small for me though. I feel like a monkey crouching over a football when I ride it.
    But my legs need the burn. I am trying to keep in shape so to speak.

    Next bicycle I will save up for that is bigger will be a Beach Cruiser Fixie
    That will fit my body better I would think. The other model I am contemplating is this one.

    I live in a small one horse town so a fancy high speed road cruiser would be a waste here and I need something that resists going flat from the goat head thorns and beer bottle glass sprinkling the roads here.

    Just so you guys know. I just don't ride just motorcycles. I am still a 12 year kid in my head though I look like this.

    The motorcycles may not make me taller. But the girls sure think I am prettier when I am riding one.
    Posted 08-21-2014 at 11:20 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is online now
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    Internetless

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Randicus Draco Albus View Comment
    When you stand you are 5'8". When you sit on the motorcycle you are 6'7".
    Off the cycle you are 140lbs and on you are 270.

    So the motorcycle seat is about four feet above the ground and the cycle only weighs 130lbs?
    Think you're a little confused there.
    Posted 08-21-2014 at 03:53 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Internetless

    When you stand you are 5'8". When you sit on the motorcycle you are 6'7".
    Off the cycle you are 140lbs and on you are 270.

    So the motorcycle seat is about four feet above the ground and the cycle only weighs 130lbs?
    Posted 08-20-2014 at 06:39 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Internetless

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rokytnji View Comment
    Icecream made me the 6 foot 7 inch 270lb Biker I am.
    Well, US icecream must be more potent than the UK variety. I'm only a 5' 8" 140lb pedestrian.
    Posted 08-20-2014 at 07:45 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Internetless

    Its a toughbook with a water proof keyboard. Kid proof and Biker proof.
    Fits in the saddlebags. I have 2 batteries that are cherry.

    http://www.macomp.com/companionpc.asp

    AntiX flys on the ssd I threw in it. Maxed at 2 gig of ram.
    Icecream made me the 6 foot 7 inch 270lb Biker I am. Among other things.
    So not a problemo for me.
    Posted 08-19-2014 at 09:13 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is online now
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    Internetless

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Randicus Draco Albus View Comment
    @ rokytnji
    If you take your computer to an ice cream outlet, you have a problem my friend.
    Agreed.

    I have gone to extreme lengths to avoid being "internet-less", to the point of paying for unlimited data with my mobile carrier + 2 separate ISPs setup with ECMP on my home router.

    Not even I bring my computer when ice cream is involved
    Posted 08-19-2014 at 08:42 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Internetless

    You get no sympathy from me. I had to go without an internet connection for ten months, because the campus I was living on uses software that will only allow Windows to use the local network. I had to take my computer to a cafe every time I wanted to use the internet. You have it easy.

    @ rokytnji
    If you take your computer to an ice cream outlet, you have a problem my friend.
    Posted 08-19-2014 at 07:15 PM by Randicus Draco Albus Randicus Draco Albus is offline
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    Internetless

    I'm spoiled.

    I will be losing Internet this coming weekend. I bet it is a server upgrade or something/
    I will be online though that day with the wifes jetpack

    That her work place gave her for her job that weekend.
    Like I said. I am spoiled.
    We even have free wifi at the Dairy Queen parking lot while eating a banana split.
    Posted 08-18-2014 at 09:36 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is online now
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Got wireless working. Had some problems setting it up with NetworkManager, so installed wicd and sorted it out straight away. No more yards of ethernet cable! Whoopeee!
    Posted 02-03-2013 at 07:04 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Next thing to do, get wireless working. See here:
    http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4882962
    Posted 02-02-2013 at 07:41 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    thx4info

    I ❤ my Pi and have lost count on how many distros on SD I have now...
    Posted 01-31-2013 at 08:09 AM by jamison20000e jamison20000e is offline
    Updated 01-31-2013 at 10:43 AM by jamison20000e
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    If you do get one, these are two of the most useful sites:

    http://www.raspberrypi.org/

    http://elinux.org/RPi_Hub
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 12:16 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    No, there doesn't look to be much chance of getting OpenBSD ported to it.
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:57 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    heh funny that OpenBSD was mentioned specifically and even linked. Sigh. That link doesn't quite do it justice, though...when Broadcom "open sourced" the GPU stuff, the OpenBSD team went nuts over the fact that they'd open sourced the "api" in the form of a "wrapper" around the actual engine. (Theo's thoughts on it here, if you're interested). The more things change, the more they stay the same, right?

    I really appreciate the fact that OpenBSD (well, Theo) has such a strict open source policy, but man it'd be cool to run OpenBSD on a pi.
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:56 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Actually I might run NetBSD, now that you mention it. I'd prefer OpenBSD, but you can't win them all, eh?
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:49 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rocket357 View Comment
    means I can't run my favorite OS on it...sigh.
    Is that one of the BSDs? FreeBSD and NetBSD are available for it.
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3094
    http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/3145
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 10:01 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  17. Old Comment

    Aye, aye, My Pi!

    I've considered getting a pi, though the graphics being closed-source (they released an open source wrapper around a binary driver, IIRC) means I can't run my favorite OS on it...sigh.

    Even so, I might get one just for toying around with. They seem like pretty cool gadgets (especially for the price).
    Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:47 AM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Ch...ch...ch...changes!

    Fitted a new DVD drive. Those favourable first impressions of Windows 7 soon disappeared, after a couple of days I was fed-up with it. I must have been crazier than usual to buy and install that. Had problems with lilo trying to dual-boot, so I said **** it, scrubbed 7 and gave the whole disk back to Slack. Talk about learning by mistakes...I should be a genius by now.
    Posted 04-17-2012 at 09:34 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Ch...ch...ch...changes!

    I DO NOT believe it! Try to install Slack64 again, and my DVD drive starts malfunctioning. ****! ****! ****! Another bit of hardware surgery needed.
    Posted 04-16-2012 at 09:12 AM by brianL brianL is offline
  20. Old Comment

    Sheevaplugging Again (or trying...)

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Web31337 View Comment
    I thought building own kernel was supposed to be the first step for debugging embedded devices.
    I don't really know. I usually dive into doing things without having a clue what I'm doing.
    Anyway, I don't think the kernel is the problem, since I get more or less the same results on my desktop and laptop (dual-booting Slack and Debian "squeeze"). That's three sheevaplug-installers.
    This is the only other reference to a similar problem I found:
    http://www.newit.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,541.0.html
    Posted 02-26-2012 at 04:59 AM by brianL brianL is offline

  



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