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Old 12-07-2017, 03:56 PM   #31
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And yet another true Slacker in Asia: travis82.
 
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:01 PM   #32
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Another non-European/non-North American is stf92 is in South America (Argentina)
 
Old 12-07-2017, 04:03 PM   #33
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we are actually quite a good mix, to be honest!
 
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:06 PM   #34
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On a semi related topic, I am gonna guess that after English, French is probably the next most popular language amongst the Slackers here. Any of you Canadians speak French?
 
Old 12-07-2017, 04:53 PM   #35
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living in so many places but always (well most of the time) using Slackware
 
Old 12-07-2017, 05:15 PM   #36
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From Asunción, Paraguay. I know there are many other Slackers in South America. Brazil is a force to be reckoned with. Piter Punk (from BR, IIRC) gave us slackpkg...

And I found this in a very old ChangeLog:

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Mon Sep 24 20:25:12 UTC 2012
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l/gamin-0.1.10-i486-5.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched to fix a deadlock bug, and to fix building against recent libraries.
  Thanks to sberthelot, sombragris, and ponce on LQ.
Yay!!
 
Old 12-07-2017, 05:24 PM   #37
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Currently languishing away in rural Missouri on a 10Mbit DSL connection. Hopefully getting out of here and moving to Kansas City, Austin, or Los Angeles. Moving back to LA would be my preference, I am just not sure I want to sell a kidney to afford to live there again. Also hoping that those cities have more Linux jobs, there are literally none here.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 10:33 PM   #38
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Considering that my quick search shows the population of Northern, Western, Eastern, and Southern Europe to be twice that of the USA alone, wouldn't it be reasonable that the European traffic is greater than North America? Perhaps South America is (a) forgotten, (b) goes elsewhere for their forums or (c) should pick up the slack... ;-)
 
Old 12-07-2017, 10:36 PM   #39
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I get suspicious when a Rumanian mentions my blood - I've seen all the Dracula films.
Ha ha!

Well, to note that the real Dracula was not a Count, but a King. And in Old Romanian, the word "Dracula" has the sense of "The Son of (a) Dragon".

It was an appreciation nickname of the King Vlad III Hunyad, a tall and massive man with herculean force, who used to have heavy battles with the Ottoman Empire (the Turks).

Basically, he's the one stopped the Ottoman Empire to invade the Europe and halted them at Wien (capital of Austria even today).

While "Dracula" was his appreciation nickname, he had also a bad nickname: "The Impaler", because his favorite punishment to outlaws.

Finally, the King Vlad III The Impaler is one of the ancestors of the actual British Royal Family, basically the Queen Elizabeth being his grand-grand-grand-...-grand-daughter.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:22 PM   #40
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It's the Trump effect
Stop that. Now.

EDIT: I can get into political arguments almost anywhere else on the internet. I don't come here to LQ to do that; it's a safe harbor from that crap.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:29 PM   #41
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I explained him that, already, that the mods will become grumpy if politics are added in the mix. See later my explanation.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:30 PM   #42
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Don't get me started.

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:37 PM   #43
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Don't get me started.
Calm down, he knows already from the others explanation.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 11:37 PM   #44
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Remember a time when Slackware was big In Brazil or there was a lot of Brazilian Slackware users like 10 to 15 years ago?
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:39 PM   #45
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If I understand right, the Slackware community is really huge in Brazil, but they are mostly active in their local sites.

Oh well, "local", considering the Brazil dimensions...
 
  


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