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  1. Thread: Got snow??

    by QIbHom
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    Looks lovely, RacerX. I'm jealous. We don't get...

    Looks lovely, RacerX. I'm jealous. We don't get the snow around here that we used to get when I was a kid. I'd really like to slap whoever moved Detroit down to Kentucky when I wasn't looking.
  2. I find abe.com an excellent source of both used...

    I find abe.com an excellent source of both used books, and information on old books. If they don't find the item in their database (they are kind of a front end for a bunch of independant...
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    I especially enjoyed the "Save on shipping now! ...

    I especially enjoyed the "Save on shipping now! Buy more from this seller!"

    Unfortunately, this would be slight overkill for my 40' wide lot with a 12' driveway. Pity. I'd be the envy of my...
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    Cygnussphere wrote: Saddam Hussein had...

    Cygnussphere wrote:



    Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11. He was a secular dictator, hated by Osama bin Laden and his group.

    The Taliban was evil. It was also funded, armed and...
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    You know, I've been really impressed by the...

    You know, I've been really impressed by the US-Distributed folks who've come over here, and posted. They've all hit the "just a friendly competition, we're all in this together" tone perfectly.
    ...
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    Who cares? So, the US has captured the two-bit...

    Who cares? So, the US has captured the two-bit dictator they kept in power for years. It isn't going to stop people from dying over there. The US media seems to be under the impression that all...
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    I doubt Chinosaur will stop that long, Gopher. ...

    I doubt Chinosaur will stop that long, Gopher. <g>

    I like treadmarks. Means that there is some good science going on. Anyone who can catch me and my 5 computers is welcome to.
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    Thanks, Fozzie. I just can't think of a...

    Thanks, Fozzie.

    I just can't think of a printable comeback to the "Chinosaur will take both Moogie and QIbHom at the same time" comment <g>.
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    /me smacks head on desk Sorry, Dyyryath. I...

    /me smacks head on desk

    Sorry, Dyyryath. I keep misspelling your name. It's a rough nick on a dyslexic, although, come to think of it, I should be careful about throwing rocks in glass houses. ...
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    IRC...man, I used to do that a lot. Back when I...

    IRC...man, I used to do that a lot. Back when I was mudding 20 hours a day, on two muds at a time and chatting on dalnet.

    I really don't know why I stopped. Just lost interest, I think. I do...
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    I'm pleasantly shocked. He's had it coming for...

    I'm pleasantly shocked. He's had it coming for at least 30 years.

    Of course, he'll probably not serve any time at all. And if he does, he won't be serving it in the general population.
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    Junk, basically. On top, a Dogbert, a Siberian...

    Junk, basically.

    On top, a Dogbert, a Siberian Husky and a spider.

    Around, address labels, check deposit slips, assorted "important, you'd better deal with this stuff" papers (about 1' high...
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    Ok, sounds like it might be worth the hassle of...

    Ok, sounds like it might be worth the hassle of the non-free nvidia drivers, then. I appreciate everyone's suggestions, and will start looking for a MX 400/450 64 meg card.

    I'd be a serious...
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    video card questions

    This might belong over in hardware, but I need video card advice.

    It looks like I'll be acquiring a LCD monitor with DVI inputs. Obviously, it would be silly to continue to use my trusty Voodoo...
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    For any other Linux newbies who are doing this...

    For any other Linux newbies who are doing this too tired to think (like I was)...

    After downloading the new foldtrajlite.gz to your /distributed folding directory:

    1) go to your df directory,...
  16. Thread: Time to Relax

    by QIbHom
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    I remember Fidonet. It was eye-opening and...

    I remember Fidonet. It was eye-opening and wonderful.

    I hope you can find some relaxing hobbies, Ironbits. The last few years, I found I had to do non-computer stuff (roast coffee, hand spin...
  17. Thread: Hey IronBits!

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    But, Pointwood, you come hang out on the Free-DC...

    But, Pointwood, you come hang out on the Free-DC fora, which means you are really partially Free-DC, therefore an Arsian really isn't beating IB, since you are kind of one of us.

    /me ducks, runs...
  18. Thread: changes

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    Bummer, Fobot. Sounds like a ton of work. On...

    Bummer, Fobot. Sounds like a ton of work.

    On the other hand, it will make things with US-Distributed more interesting in CB. They seem like such a nice crew that a good, close race for awhile...
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    Me, too, magnav0x. We will not talk about the...

    Me, too, magnav0x. We will not talk about the time I wrote a 100+ line batch file in DOS to do something that was already in Novell DOS, but I just hadn't noticed.

    Probably just doing a new...
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    Ok. Thanks, Scoofy. It is entirely possibly...

    Ok. Thanks, Scoofy. It is entirely possibly that I am making this much more complicated than it needs to be.
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    I've got a slight hearing loss in the mid-range,...

    I've got a slight hearing loss in the mid-range, but I can still tell when something isn't ripped at a pretty high rate. If you lower the encoding rate, you lower it for all the frequencies, I...
  22. Thread: Free-DC & Money

    by QIbHom
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    I think that community building is more important...

    I think that community building is more important here than just getting the cash to run the place. If we can chip in, we will feel more a part of things.

    It is fair that we pay part of the...
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    Thank you, Stardragon. And, Dyryyath, you...

    Thank you, Stardragon.

    And, Dyryyath, you rock, too.
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    I agree with Doc. Howard was wonderful to fix it...

    I agree with Doc. Howard was wonderful to fix it on the weekend. I know my boxen don't run 24-7, and I get paid to make computers work for a living. There is no point in getting our knickers in...
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    hard drive change with Linux reality check

    I just got a hard drive big enough for my mp3 collection. Now I have to get it working.

    My current set up has 2 IDE drives. One has root, /home and everything except /var, which is living on...
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