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Old 02-03-2016, 06:29 PM   #91
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Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall...
See the original manuscript, "Alice's Adventures Under Ground", thanks to the British Library.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 06:40 PM   #92
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See the original manuscript, "Alice's Adventures Under Ground", thanks to the British Library.
Just in case, it's a quote from Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit... They used to play at the Matrix club... Sorry if you knew it already.

Cheers

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Old 02-03-2016, 06:47 PM   #93
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Sorry if you knew it already.
No I didn't, thanks for the reference. My culture as big holes, alas, and the psychedelic rock is among them.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:04 PM   #94
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"Engineer" status exists (I think) only in North America (With the ring and all the "sectarism").
The iron ring thing is Canadian. At least in North America.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 03:13 AM   #95
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The iron ring thing is Canadian. At least in North America.
Yeah, I worked there, was not sure if it was the same for US... When I discovered this I was quite... Stunned .
 
Old 02-04-2016, 03:34 AM   #96
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See the original manuscript, "Alice's Adventures Under Ground", thanks to the British Library.
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When I was doing work at Cambridge (late '80s-ish I think) I found an old but superb copy of the leather bound "original" in one of the many bookstores around market hill. It was an expensive reproduction but I couldn't resist it. I have it stored and haven't thought of it for some time, but now I'll have to bring it out for a view. It is awesome just to hold!

If anyone is interested in such things I'll try to post a photo or two.
 
Old 02-04-2016, 04:09 AM   #97
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When I was doing work at Cambridge (late '80s-ish I think) I found an old but superb copy of the leather bound "original" in one of the many bookstores around market hill. It was an expensive reproduction but I couldn't resist it. I have it stored and haven't thought of it for some time, but now I'll have to bring it out for a view. It is awesome just to hold!

If anyone is interested in such things I'll try to post a photo or two.
Do post! Rare and antique books are always a welcome sight.
 
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Old 02-05-2016, 03:18 AM   #98
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Do post! Rare and antique books are always a welcome sight.
I thought that I would make my first blog entry rather than further clutter this thread.

So this is for the Reaper, Slackers everywhere, and anyone else who may be interested - enjoy!
 
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:35 AM   #99
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Using that logic, Android is the newest linux "distro" out there. And my daughter used Android since 4.0. But she's 15 now and when I ask her - she says it sucks. She uses Slackware on her laptop now. So from my experience:

"Slackware for Granpas" = anyone over 14 years old. So yes, I agree, grade-school children all over the world love the bells and whistles of all the new fangled distos - but, in fact, by age 15, they get bored with it all and move on to distros where real work can be done.
you do a very often mistake - you take a one example as a general line. but general line is not that - it love bells and whistles in 14, in 15, and in 40. otherwise slackware in short time became a world most popular Distro, and OS too, because win is terrible and become worse with every year.
but when you look around, you see, a win is anyway most popular OS.
that not say anything good about plebes ( or electorate, or name it as you like), but thats it reality.
sadly, but...

as so there is very important to have at least slackware a maximal pure and good, and as so - not popular, but "right", "old way" distro, without introducing systemd, registry, configs in .xml and such...
 
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I thought that I would make my first blog entry rather than further clutter this thread.

So this is for the Reaper, Slackers everywhere, and anyone else who may be interested - enjoy!
You have officially made my brain kerplode.
 
Old 02-05-2016, 02:15 PM   #101
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You have officially made my brain kerplode.
The books, the music and the mushrooms in a code-rich environment... it was inevitable! Take a red pill and you'll feel much better, except for a recursive sense of deja-vu.

Thanks for the nice comment!
 
Old 02-24-2016, 02:28 PM   #102
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The iron ring thing is Canadian. At least in North America.
yes, graduates in Canada are presented with an iron ring originally (now symbolically) made from the debris of a bridge in Quebec that suffered a structural failure during construction with a significant loss of worker lives...a reminder for all future engineers to get the Maths correct...
 
Old 02-26-2016, 03:33 PM   #103
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"I've hired young musicians for my Rock band that refuse to listen to anything recorded before 1980 because "they have to be bad 'cuz the technology didn't exist to record well"."
That's horrible. It's common knowledge by now that it's in fact the opposite: music these days is made by 'cheating' i.e speech synthesizers/software that makes a bad performance sound 'ok' (basically).

Same with Jurassic linux perhaps - I'm moving to Slack when new version is out.


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Ah the hubris of youth who so easily accept it as self-evident truth that Old == Bad, and New == Good (or at least better). This is what some brilliant advertising flunky who never got credit for it simplified into "NEW AND IMPROVED!!" the go to phrase for selling us shit. I've hired young musicians for my Rock band that refuse to listen to anything recorded before 1980 because "they have to be bad 'cuz the technology didn't exist to record well". So much for Beatles, Stones and Jimi Hendrix, eh? not to mention Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Etta James, Louis Jordan, Billy Holiday and far too many to mention. The previous is just to cover Music one area of Art co-opted by Pop that could even possibly have a case in it, yet fails.

If you examine your life and the things you love most it is likely you will find (with possibly the single most glaring exception, your smartphone) that most of them are ancient falling somewhere under Food, Shelter, Water, Air and Sex being of eternal power and irreplaceable.

Slackware does not resist change. It just resists stupid change with bad tradeoffs sort of like missing the unfolding of an event while you find a good spot for a selfie. Ah the hubris of Youth!
 
Old 02-26-2016, 08:44 PM   #104
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I've hired young musicians for my Rock band that refuse to listen to anything recorded before 1980 because "they have to be bad 'cuz the technology didn't exist to record well".
Just make sure they have zero input into your recording process (recording, engineering, mastering, etc), and you'll be fine.

I swear, mastering and mixing music the way you master and mix the sound in commercials is one of the worst pop culture trends of the past ten years.

Also, if I could travel back in time and tell my 20 year-old self one thing, it would be "don't replace your rap CDs with the remastered editions that are now coming out."

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Old 02-27-2016, 07:12 AM   #105
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While you're back there, pick up a un-remastered copy of "Nanci Griffith: Poet in my Window" for me. I have the Philo release of it and it suffers something awful from clipping. Such a shame as it's otherwise a beautiful album.
 
  


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