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WTF

Posted Today at 06:59 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

This world is hardly recognizable anymore. It just...doesn't look like it used to. I'm comparing it to my childhood experiences coding in the 80's.

I saw this a little bit ago:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29203776

I remember when DOOM came out. I was amazed at the physics, the graphics, and the gore of the game. Now it runs on...a printer?

I don't even.

I can't.

WTF.
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Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade succeeds on 3-yr-old computer

Posted Yesterday at 01:55 PM by flshope

After my traumatic upgrade experience on my old computer, I was not looking forward to risking a disaster with my primary machine. However, after much backing up of data and hand-wringing, I went ahead with the Ubuntu 14.04 upgrade today. It went OK and took about 3 hours including package download. The machine appears to be operating normally, graphics and all. I don't detect any speed degradation with the display or applications software. Sometimes you win one!

The machine just...
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Apprendre le français

Posted 09-13-2014 at 03:31 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Just call me the projects guy. I can always seem to start projects, but rarely actually finish them =)

I picked up learning French again, primarily because I want to be able to read Descartes in his native tongue, but also because I started learning French in high school and never seemed to get far with it. "Je ne parle pas le français couramment", I believe is the primary phrase I remember from high school, sadly (among others that aren't suitable for print, even on the...
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Bloated

Posted 09-12-2014 at 02:41 PM by rokytnji

Some of the threads here on this forum are always good for a quick grin.

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Exton|OS Light Live CD 64 bit with Openbox 3.5.2 :: build 140910

Posted 09-10-2014 at 03:39 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 140910 about Exton|OS Light Live CD – ISO file of 692 MB
I’ve made a new extra version of Exton|OS with only a minimum of packages pre-installed. Among them a terminal emulator (LXTerminal), a Web Browser (Chromium), PCManFM (file manager), NetworkManager, GParted (Partition Editor) and Synaptic (Package Manager). I give you the pleasure of installing all extra packages you need after a hard disk installation of Exton|OS Light. Use Synaptic for that. You can of course also install new...
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