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Fly Like Dash

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  1. If we are sharing favourite command one-liners > cat kcore has always had a warm place in my heart. Because we all like seeing the guts of the kernel spewed out over the screen. Makes a nice screensaver.
  2. Bikini? What in Celestia's name is that?
  3. Slackware, of course! Duh, why hasn't anyone mentioned that before now? Don't know why I've never tried it before, but that would probably be the best alternative to Ubuntu. Yes, Ubuntu isn't real Linux, is it? :-D ;-)
  4. /me raises hoof.Uh, I *compiled* Gentoo, but *running* Gentoo didn't happen first time. Don't do what I did.... Two things.... Number One: I deliberately left out many core dependencies. I kinda expected a fail but did it anyway as I was curious. I was determined to NOT have an X Windowing system available which would force myself to use the console in order to "learn more". So I removed all libraries related to X and graphical environments (such as KDE and gnome...). But I included a means which *should* give a text rendered environment (like the old Norton Commander for DOS) if I was really desperate to get away from the console. If I used a hand garden pruner instead of a chainsaw to remove parts of Gentoo then I reckon I would have succeeded. But I removed too many core parts and even though Gentoo DID compile, it always went into kernel panic upon boot. Number Two: Don't try to be a real nerd by lovingly sleeping on the floor beside your computer as it compiles an entire operating system from source. Hey don't laugh!! I was on a journey to find my inner nerd! No matter how magical the monitor looks as line after line & page after page of kernel code is dumped in all it's monochromatic glory - even if it's enough to bring a tear to the eye (it really didn't) - it's not worth the carpet smell, tense muscles and unrested sleep you'll receive even if you've found a way to sleep on your arm without inducing pins and needles. I had work the next day and was literally DRUNK with TIREDNESS. I was a poor, starving student at the time and worked part time in a cafe. My actions were exaggerated, I got coffee orders wrong, my speech was sometimes slurred..... just as though I was drunk from alcohol. By 1pm I sobered up, and knew I wouldn't do that again. True, I was using a slightly antiquated AMD K6 400MHz machine with 64MB of ram (the year was 2004 or 2005) and wanted to minimize on operating system bloat, but there is a difference between optimizing an operating system and cutting it down to bare minimums. Look up all the options when compiling. Find out what your processor and chipset support. My AMD K6 had MMX and 3DNow! support so I checked that in the Gentoo compile, but I didn't include any SSE options which didn't exist when the processor was released. And you'll feel more satisfaction with a working Gentoo if you are already somewhat comfortable and familiar with Linux. Because you'll know that it wasn't chance, dumb luck, or following *recommended settings* that built Gentoo but your own knowledge and knowing which flags to enable / disable. Some guessing is still ok.... I suppose.... ;-) ;-) ;-) Also, is it just me or does Mint have a following of real keen users who love their distribution?? I've never used Mint, but it seems to be well loved. ====== EDIT: I just remembered something about Linux swap partitions and Windows pagefiles. Useful if you dual boot from the same physical disk. Windows can use the Linux swap space!! It's just dead space when Linux is not running, so why not let Windows use that space for its virtual memory?? Also there are free drivers for Windows which give it the ability to use Linux filesystems (real data, not swap). My Windows XP has ext3 filesystem drivers. There is no Linux on the same hard disk (I use a separate HDD and boot each operating system from its own disk), but I still created a valid Linux swap partition which Windows uses for virtual memory, just for fun.
  5. If Ubuntu (or any Linux distribution) is giving you grief, then how about trying a different distribution?? In fact, you know what? You've just dug up a long forgotten experience with Ubuntu and "monitor drivers" or monitor settings or whatever the crap Ubuntu called them and did with them. By the time I tried Ubuntu, I was moderately familiar with Fedora and in the end preferred to continue building my mad Linux-hacker skillz (ha!! yeah right!! I wish!!) with a distribution I knew rather than start over with a new distro. The Ubuntu install looked pretty with its working graphical display, but restarting and booting into Ubuntu post-install always resulted in the X windowing system crashing. All I had was console. I'd completely forgotten this experience with Ubuntu!! Eventually I learned where Ubuntu stored the relevant settings, but I couldn't work out why it always overwrote my corrections typed in manually through the console. I think I gave up, never finding a fix or knowing why Ubuntu kept trashing monitor settings, then tried the next release of Ubuntu which worked. Stayed with Fedora though. On my old laptop I tracked down after-market drivers for my graphics and it worked better in Linux than Windows. This was Fedora 8. Back to the original point - before I settled on Fedora, I played with Mandrake and Red Hat. I later tried Gentoo (yikes!) and Ubuntu. So try another and see what you think! The newbie experience is not easy on any Linux distro - persistence is required no matter what. Oh and DUAL BOOTING!!!!! By far the EASIEST way to multi boot is to forget multi-OS partitioning and boot managers which sometimes get trashed by another OS's install, and instead install Linux or whatever operating system onto a separate physical hard disk. That's what second hard hard drives are good for! So cheap! And if that HDD dies because it was smacked around by its previous owner, that's fine because your important stuff is on your main HDD. Then just select that secondhand, experimental boot disk when you start the computer. As far as each operating system knows, it is the only OS on the computer, and there is no fear of accidentally erasing the wrong partitions as they are on separate hard drives. By the way, we have similar "Pieces of Crap" that were used to run Linux for the first time. Behold! My "JEDI".... AMD K2 400MHz 64 MB ram 2.5 GB + 4.35 GB HDD Secondhand Voodoo2 GFX card Opti 931 ASA sound card <--- had me swearing many times (but now I miss it's unique, crappy rendering of midi files). It still ran Windows 98 and Fedora Core 4 just fine when it was last switched on three years ago to check some old floppy discs.
  6. .....and that was the last anypony heard from Spyder. Sorry, couldn't resist! I have Windows 7 on the family computer, but my old workhorse that I use more often has Windows XP. Mostly for driver support of older hardware and other niceties such as ALT + ENTER to properly fullscreen command prompt windows. I also like the way it rattles when starting cold. Then picks up speed as the bearings in the fan warm up, and disappears after 90 seconds or so. Not quite there for Windows 10 yet! :-)
  7. I listen to the spa file every night, falling asleep part way through. Been doing that for months. How are you listening to it? I like my earbuds but they would never work for something relaxing like this. I switch my phone to flight mode (so I don't blast my brain with microwaves) and stick it under my pillow (no earplugs, just the speaker on low).
  8. Yes it's easy to see the parrot and branching functions of Cleverbot. And how limited it is - asking User a question, then replying to User's response (sometime very simple yes / no responses) with "No comment!!" What surprised me was despite its simplicity, it formed an "opinion" by recognising the current topic (it failed to recognise topics many times even when it started them), then took the User's answer of Scootaloo and made an accurate, small-talk statement. Unexpected, given its sub-Forrest Gump IQ. I'll play with it later and see if it sings back when it hears I'm Apple Bloom or somepony.
  9. I was wondering where this was going..... until..... the singing began. Then the AI really pulled out its smarts. Cleverbot: Scootaloo will do anything for Rainbow Dash. Impressive and scary.
  10. Well I'll be attending Bronycon via livestreams again, just like I did waaaaay back in, uh, 2012. That was the best. For sure the Internet uplink was poorer than promised to the Everfree Radio stream hosts For sure we only had one room streaming at a time. But that was when Mr John DeLancie took the stage and when he was done - at 2am or so local time - I watched everybody in attendance sing to him. Back when it was still young. Enjoy yourselves!! Those who can make it.
  11. Meditation isn't the big scary thing everyone makes it out to be. Example - allowing oneself to sigh was something learned in group meditation classes. When social skills teach us that sighing is rude, meditation showed me how effective three deeps sighs can reduce stress. Anyway, back on topic... It seems things are "working" for you, it's just early days. Placing expectations could kill the experience, but at the same time we need these goals.... It's a personal adventure / journey after all. Me? After months? Well as I commented in the Spa thread, I've found great success of other sorts there so I'm still happy to stick around :-)
  12. That's more than I have felt after months with the pegasus (Dash) file! In my limited opinion, I'd say you're fine. You've read through the pre-requisites and settled down / prepared in a manner you felt would be most inducive - that's as much guidance as there is, unless someone can correct me?? Certainly there is more.... meditation is a suggestion I've seen often - which is something I started doing long ago for other life benefits, but I know I could apply myself more. Is meditation something you've done before now? If a warm fuzzy coat feeling and a "magic kindergarten" horn nub was felt after one session, I would not feel discouraged. The most I have received is good sleep and permission to daydream more. Some people here are lucky(?) and take off from the beginning. Someone here posted a tremendous first experience a few days ago.... not sure which section. Again, my experience is limited - but I think my reasoning is sound. Still would be good to see what others have to say.
  13. Red Spy!! Red Spy!!
  14. Sugarcube Corner after hours perhaps?? I'd still like to see where Vinyl plays. Unless that club was it... Also pity EQD Music didn't live that long.
  15. I need to turn on the hallway light outside my bedroom so I can pee. ....not in the hallway though. Lights On 48:51