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  1. Old Comment

    Another New Toy to Play With

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    Originally Posted by brianL View Comment
    Dual-booting with Debian again. "Jessie", with KDE, this time. Seems OK. See how long it lasts.
    Four days. I've done this a few times now over the years: dual-booted with Debian, and got fed-up with it after a short time. Why? No idea.
    Posted 02-17-2015 at 04:13 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Dual-booting with Debian again. "Jessie", with KDE, this time. Seems OK. See how long it lasts.
    Posted 02-13-2015 at 06:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Thinkpadophilia

    Increased the RAM in the X200 to its "official" maximum: 4 GB.
    There are "unofficial" maximums, but I reckon 4 is plenty for me.
    http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Unoffi...m_memory_specs
    Posted 02-11-2015 at 06:29 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Sorry about that (not really ).
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 10:02 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Thanks, now I'll have the Philosopher's Song stuck in my head all day.
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 09:02 AM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    As Renny Dez Carts said:
    Quote:
    I ThinkPad, therefore I am
    Posted 01-22-2015 at 05:28 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Changed my mind about dual-booting. Going to use VirtualBox on Slack instead for messing about with other distros.
    10/10 for this ThinkPad so far. I like it!
    Posted 01-16-2015 at 03:53 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Dual-booting Slack with Debian "Wheezy" on it now.
    Posted 01-11-2015 at 06:51 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    R.I.P Windows 7 Professional. Sorry, but you tried my patience with your updates: 134 yesterday, 52 today. I'd set my preference for "Download but don't install without asking", or whatever it is. Downloading didn't take long, but installation of that 134 took over 2 hours. Anyway, I just couldn't whip up any interest in it, so it's gone. No regrets.
    Posted 01-09-2015 at 03:28 PM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Another New Toy to Play With

    Good value bit of kit, as regards Win7 Pro, have to admit that it's my desktop OS of choice, use it at work, use it at home.

    Strangely I never got on well with Linux as a desktop replacement even though the day job is server admin and we're 99.99% CentOS.
    Posted 01-08-2015 at 05:15 AM by TenTenths TenTenths is offline
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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 offline
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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 offline
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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 offline
  19. Old Comment

    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
  20. Old Comment

    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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