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Old 09-02-2018, 01:26 PM   #76
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Anyone here use the Untappd app? Shoot me a friend request @volkerdi and we'll toast each other's libations.
Done!@bobsch59

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Old 09-02-2018, 01:33 PM   #77
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Done!@bobsch59
Added. I'm on the Guinness Foreign Extra tonight. Never disappoints.

It's been a productive week for me on Slackware: I've sorted out three important issues - i] graphics issues with Steam ii] getting my DVD drive working and today iii] recording Skype calls. I don't think there's anything left.
 
Old 09-11-2018, 01:00 AM   #78
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I made the big test:

Take a laptop on a two week trip.. without Windows. Slackware hasn't let me down yet. Firefox automatically got the needed add-on for Netflix when the need arised, and VLC has been able to play any videos I care for from the movie collection.

Playing Doom (native via GZDoom) and Diablo 1 (via wine) has also been good on the down time.

Enjoying the fact that states other than Utah have real beer. This Rolling Rock is a pathetic 3.2% in Utah compared to the 4.4% available here.

I think it tastes better than the 3.2% version too.

Note the little slackware sticker.. those were like $0.50 a piece on ebay.. couldn't help but pick up a few.. peeled off the Windows sticker and slapped that on here.

Cheers!
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:38 AM   #79
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I made the big test:

Take a laptop on a two week trip.. without Windows.
That makes two of us. I'm away for two weeks myself in Turkey with my netbook which runs Slackware. I took it away for just over a week earlier in the summer with no issues. Slackware is absolutely stable and will only mess up if you mess it up. If you're worried, just don't update or do anything maintenance-wise for a couple of weeks [but even then you don't have to worry].

I do a bit of gaming myself on this machine when away, Quake 1 using the Darkplaces engine. With all settings turned down I'm averaging 20-30fps. A little slow on occasion but absolutely playable.

3.2%? That's an insult to beer! Here in Turkey, Efes - the staple beer - is 5%. I also found a craft brewery that serves beers of 6+%. The craft scene is up-and-coming here.
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:06 PM   #80
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That makes two of us. I'm away for two weeks myself in Turkey with my netbook which runs Slackware. I took it away for just over a week earlier in the summer with no issues. Slackware is absolutely stable and will only mess up if you mess it up. If you're worried, just don't update or do anything maintenance-wise for a couple of weeks [but even then you don't have to worry].
Right, i'm waiting until I get home to do any further updates.
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I do a bit of gaming myself on this machine when away, Quake 1 using the Darkplaces engine. With all settings turned down I'm averaging 20-30fps. A little slow on occasion but absolutely playable.
You might get better performance out of QuakeSpasm, I was able to get 60+ FPS out of my netbook on Slack with it. QuakeSpasm is a more conservative source port, not much in the way of added eye candy unlike Darkplaces (A great engine too but not for low spec machines).

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3.2%? That's an insult to beer! Here in Turkey, Efes - the staple beer - is 5%. I also found a craft brewery that serves beers of 6+%. The craft scene is up-and-coming here.
It really is. I believe Utah is the last state forcing 3.2%.. the major brewers are reaching a point where they may stop producing 3.2, leading us to either finally stop this nonsense and get proper beer or to have no outside variety anymore. There's a lot of crafts here but none above 3.2%

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Old 09-12-2018, 04:46 PM   #81
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It really is. I believe Utah is the last state forcing 3.2%.. the major brewers are reaching a point where they may stop producing 3.2, leading us to either finally stop this nonsense and get proper beer or to have no outside variety anymore. There's a lot of crafts here but none above 3.2%
Like here in Minnesota, beer is only 3.2% if you get your beer from the grocery store. Strong beer is available in Utah from the state-run liquor stores.
 
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:00 PM   #82
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The ones I've visited in my area have a very small selection of beer, but perhaps that's changed.. I'll have to give it another look.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 01:27 AM   #83
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You might get better performance out of QuakeSpasm, I was able to get 60+ FPS out of my netbook on Slack with it. QuakeSpasm is a more conservative source port, not much in the way of added eye candy unlike Darkplaces (A great engine too but not for low spec machines).
I have Quakespasm installed but it's so incredibly slow, I can't even get 5fps on it. There must be something in the config file I need to change but I can't work out what it is.

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It really is. I believe Utah is the last state forcing 3.2%.. the major brewers are reaching a point where they may stop producing 3.2, leading us to either finally stop this nonsense and get proper beer or to have no outside variety anymore. There's a lot of crafts here but none above 3.2%
I had no idea that there was a state-enforced limit. That's pretty authoritarian. We have no such thing in the UK, you can buy beer of 8%, and sometimes more, at your local off licence. I personally avoid anything under 5% apart from Guinness Original, which makes up for relatively low alcohol with flavour.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 02:24 AM   #84
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US became so protect the rich from those who want to be
 
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:31 AM   #85
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Same thing in Sweden, you cannot buy more than 3.5% alcoholic beers. You have to go to the state-run liquor stores as well if you want real beers, closed on Sunday
 
Old 09-13-2018, 11:46 AM   #86
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Like here in Minnesota, beer is only 3.2% if you get your beer from the grocery store. Strong beer is available in Utah from the state-run liquor stores.
I thought Utah was unique in the states for their alcohol content from convenience/grocery stores. Turns out that in addition to Utah and Minnesota, Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma all limit the sale of beer to 3.2% when purchased from a convenience/grocery store.

I guess we aren't the only ones stuck in the past.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 02:47 PM   #87
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Same thing in Sweden, you cannot buy more than 3.5% alcoholic beers. You have to go to the state-run liquor stores as well if you want real beers, closed on Sunday
Minnesota changed the law a couple of months ago so that the liquor stores are open on Sunday until 6pm.
 
Old 09-13-2018, 02:51 PM   #88
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Have Fun!
https://beergraphs.com/bg/556-how-st...r-states-beer/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

http://ec.europa.eu/health/ph_projec...frep_a2_en.pdf

PS: World Market (in the US) is a good visit for nice beers from around the world.
 
  


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