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Being surprised at Linux Mint's speed capability even in a VM under VirtualBox. And here I was thinking that it would be a slow, bloated thing like most of the "easy" distros are in a virtual machine...
Granted this is the LXDE version, and I've installed and changed the WM to Compiz, so that helps quite a bit with the graphical stuph (thank goodness for 3D support in the Guest Additions! LOL).
I have to watch over this annoying Pomeranian dog because our friend who owns it has gone out of town. These past few days has been hell, and I can't wait for this Sunday when she comes back and picks him up. He always barks at the most in-opportune time, thinks he is boss of my house and demands constant attention, and a very spoiled brat and sorry excuse of a dog that I have ever seen. I swear to Bob I am trying so very hard not to pick up this little shit by his damn neck and just throw him against the fscking WALL!
My cat can't really figure him out. Every time he sees him he always has this inquisitive look on his face, and I think I know what he's thinking: "Hrmm, I wonder what he tastes like." My cat has brought home a rabbit or two bigger than this little mutt. Sometimes I am tempted to just let my cat have at him, *grin*. But being that its a dog of mum's friend, I guess I will relent.
And I just watched this video to calm me down and put a smile on my face. I think I'm gonna download that movie too. Thats a great way to start a movie, lol!
bash-3.1$ fortune -o | cockney
"Most legislators are so daft that they couldn't pour piss out o' a
boot if the chuffin' instructions was printed on the bloomin' 'eel. I'll make us all a nice cup a' tea."
bash-3.1$ fortune -o | warez
"h0W D0 j00 1Ice d4 nEw 4mErik4? W3'v3 CU7 d4 fA7 0ut Of Th3
g()v3rgn]\/[3nT, @Nd m0R3 r3C3n7Ly d4 H3aR7 anD bR@Ygn (Th3 B4ck8ON3 \/\/@5
6()n3 Z0M3 7|mE 4gO). 4Ll \/\/3 Cm t0 have l3fT n0w !s MUZkLE. We'll be
LUkky t() ESk4P3 W!7h oUR 5kinS!"
Debating starting a new thread here entitiled "Determinism/Free Will/Is there a such thing as freedom?".
The subject depresses me excessively, so I think I'd better don't.
There's evidence to the contrary (i.e. that there really isn't a such thing as free will), but the notion that everything is predetermined (I would think) would drive most people completely bat-$#1t crazy...?
(Was it pre-destined that I would make this post?)
Everything still feels the same either way, doesn't it?
I suppose I would feel deprived — of choice. If indeed the universe is 100% deterministic, and free will is naught but a comfortable notion fabricated by our imaginations, then that would render a lot of things moot, such as the concepts of choice, wants vs. needs (i.e. wants wouldn't really exist), etc.
That just depresses me. I'm willing to vote on the side of free will only because we haven't been able to completely confirm nor deny it (and we probably never will, because of the extremely subjective nature of it), and because it's simply more emotionally comforting for me.
Hmmm...maybe I should start that new thread...could give some interesting viewpoints/opinions