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Old 10-30-2018, 08:35 AM   #16
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My father smoked 3 packs of cigs a day for the longest time. About 25 years ago he had a heart attack while shoveling snow. He called me on the phone and told me that he was having a heart attack and the ambulance was on the way. I drove to his house in the snow and ran in expecting him to be dead on the floor. When i walked in he was sitting in his chair having a smoke. He said "I'm smoking my last cig either way". He hasn't touched a cigarette since.

Unfortunately I am still a smoker. Congrats to all who have quit. I had open heart surgery in April and quit smoking for a week or so. I made a bad decision and had one cigarette. I immediately was back to smoking my normal amount. Powerful stuff.
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:16 PM   #17
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To those who didn't quit smoking yet:

Be sure to support the tobacco industries - they rely on you!
 
Old 10-30-2018, 07:49 PM   #18
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Only one person cared enough to comment about the content, and it went into a discussion of tobacco addiction. Well done.

I found it amusing, I will save my offended feelings for real life and enjoy the satire and using old words people have forgotten; like satire.
 
Old 10-30-2018, 07:50 PM   #19
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To those who didn't quit smoking yet:

Be sure to support the tobacco industries - they rely on you!

Smokers rely on them more than they rely on smokers. It is a one way addiction. :-)
 
Old 10-30-2018, 08:01 PM   #20
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Tobacco is perhaps the most persistent of all addictions.
I dunno, I do like beer, it gives me such pleasure. All the different tastes, strengths, varieties, countries, there's such an immense range. I quit the Marlboro reds in 2005 after my gf in Holland said she didn't want me to smoke in her flat, so I complied and ended up quitting. I've had a few cigarettes since then, but not regularly. I can completely see the appeal of pipes, and I shouldn't go there.
 
Old 10-30-2018, 08:24 PM   #21
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I dunno, I do like beer, it gives me such pleasure. All the different tastes, strengths, varieties, countries, there's such an immense range. I quit the Marlboro reds in 2005 after my gf in Holland said she didn't want me to smoke in her flat, so I complied and ended up quitting. I've had a few cigarettes since then, but not regularly. I can completely see the appeal of pipes, and I shouldn't go there.
Women sure will do that to us.

PS: pipes in Holland can mean different things.
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:26 PM   #22
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Women sure will do that to us.
In this case it was for the better!

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PS: pipes in Holland can mean different things.
Haha, indeed.
 
Old 10-30-2018, 08:48 PM   #23
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I have fond memories of seeing both of my grandfathers smoke pipes, and one of them lived until his late 90's.
One liked corn cob pipes, and the other German pipes. If I think about it enough, you can almost smell it.
Not for me, but very fond memories.
Same here. Grandfather's cousin sitting in the farmhouse kitchen, smoking his pipe beside the turf stove. That was back in the early 80s and I can still smell that combination! Cattle, pipe and turf!
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:51 PM   #24
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For what it's worth, I have a J. R. Bob Dobbs tee shirt from the Church of the Subgenius. Another Linux user, a stranger to me, saw me in it once and promptly identified me as Slackware user.
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:58 PM   #25
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For what it's worth, I have a J. R. Bob Dobbs tee shirt from the Church of the Subgenius. Another Linux user, a stranger to me, saw me in it once and promptly identified me as Slackware user.
Come on Frank, where's the picture?
 
Old 10-30-2018, 09:04 PM   #26
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Come on Frank, where's the picture?
You can see the shirt at the Subgenius website. By the way, the Subgenuis podcast is very strange.

Me, I photograph scenery, flowers, birds, bugs, and weird stuff, but I don't do selfies (even if I am the weird stuff).
 
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:10 PM   #27
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You can see the shirt at the Subgenius website. By the way, the Subgenuis podcast is very strange.

Me, I photograph scenery, flowers, birds, bugs, and weird stuff, but I don't do selfies (even if I am the weird stuff).
Same here.

https://www.cafepress.com/subgen/188945
 
Old 10-31-2018, 05:47 AM   #28
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For what it's worth, I have a J. R. Bob Dobbs tee shirt from the Church of the Subgenius. Another Linux user, a stranger to me, saw me in it once and promptly identified me as Slackware user.
I found I had indirect links, shall we say, to an anti-Scientology site called "Why Are They Dead?". Venturing to the user forums, I was shocked when I saw the logo was Tux with Dobbs smoking a pipe on his chest. I looked around for some explanation and a user had asked the board mods what it meant. Apparently the admin had nothing to do with Slackware, he just liked the image.

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Me, I photograph scenery, flowers, birds, bugs, and weird stuff, but I don't do selfies (even if I am the weird stuff).
I photograph mostly architecture. I've done a fair bit of gig photography, but buildings are easier.
 
Old 11-01-2018, 12:44 AM   #29
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Let's ban everything.
The only thing that I found offensive about the original post was due to my view through the lens of the recent hearings for a US Supreme Court justice.

If you aren't an American, you shouldn't (and probably don't) give a shit about it. Most Americans looking at it would have an opinion and it would probably be a political one.

I realize that I've opened a potential gate with this comment; I'll just say that there were very strong feelings along the spectrum with those hearings and none of those feelings should be expressed (IMO) in the Slackware forum. In those forums where one can "enjoy" political rantings, those hearings triggered discussions that make our systemd vomit-fests tame in comparison.

The Slackware forum is almost always a pleasant place to help other Slackware users. (I know that I've written things in threads that require the "almost" modifier; I've had warnings from the moderators for that as well.) I'd like it to remain that way.
 
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:57 AM   #30
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My father smoked 3 packs of cigs a day for the longest time. About 25 years ago he had a heart attack while shoveling snow. He called me on the phone and told me that he was having a heart attack and the ambulance was on the way. I drove to his house in the snow and ran in expecting him to be dead on the floor. When i walked in he was sitting in his chair having a smoke. He said "I'm smoking my last cig either way". He hasn't touched a cigarette since.

Unfortunately I am still a smoker. Congrats to all who have quit. I had open heart surgery in April and quit smoking for a week or so. I made a bad decision and had one cigarette. I immediately was back to smoking my normal amount. Powerful stuff.
I smoked over a carton a week for years. It took a few years of my wife telling me that I stank along with finally smelling the funk out of the ashtray in my car when driving through Mississippi late at night a long time ago. Even then, I tried to smoke less than a day after deciding to quit. The first drag tasted bad, so I put it out. After another 18 hours, I tried again; it still tasted bad. That was the last attempt to smoke; I was able to stop after that (1988).

I had stopped one other time before that (1980); one cigarette 4 months later started me back at full speed.

And, yeah, fresh cigarette smoke is still enticing sometimes. I don't want to quit a 3rd time, so that stops me.

FWIW, it was impossible for me to stop until some switch went off in my head. Even then, I had to reset that switch twice.

On the flip side, I've never had the slightest desire to indulge in any other addictive drug since I have a very good idea how that would turn out.
 
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