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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

linuxiac Re:Astronomy? Physics? Astro-physics? Run Linux! (234 comments)

Problem with OSX is the Apple/Mac corporate philosophy of owning all works, no matter the authorship. Add their expensive habits concerning what the user may see, use, but never really "own". They give the Microsoft Corporate greed a bad name. I will stick to the BSDs of which there are 39, for various platforms, and, the Linux Distros in their hundreds. Of course, all the discussed FOSS applications and telescope steering software, are GNU projects.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

linuxiac Re:As a hobby yes, as a job NO (234 comments)

And, many objects of note, most meteors, have been discovered, and named, by "hobbyists"! Keep looking up!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

linuxiac Astronomy? Physics? Astro-physics? Run Linux! (234 comments)

Do ou like Astronomy? Physics? Astro-physics? Run Linux! Stellarium, Celestia, Table of eriodic elements. 12 digit calculator, plus, many programs that simply solve poly-nomial equations! I distribute Linux Mint, and highly recommend it, because, it is supported in Linux Mint 13, to Aril 2017, and in Linux Mint 17, to April 2019! Has LIVE support of some 258 folks on the chat servers (both Chat and Help are up at a simple click!). What Free, Open source OS do you recommend / install on at least 52 computers each year?

about 2 months ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

linuxiac Bad habit, snatching defeat from jaws of Victory! (579 comments)

But, Germany is practised at doing just that... Does anyone recall the shaming of men, by the females of Munich, who demonstrated how easy it was, to install, and run, Linux? 11 years ago, and some virus lover is now fomenting rebellion? Typical.

about 3 months ago
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How long ago did you last assemble a computer?

linuxiac Computer "assembly", daily... (391 comments)

www.leap-cf.org meets on the first Saturday each month, for an Install Fest. So, I open and close, and have the tools, knowedge, the BSDs, or Linux Distro that is best suited for the build, purpose, user. Folks show up, with all new boxes, or with garbage found on curb... IBM Aptiva 450MHz, anyone? Troubleshoot, build, repair, and gather parts for more home built machines, to donate to children, charities, churches. I "build", over 20 per month. All for free, until I have to provide some parts. Those are at salvage cost.

about 4 months ago
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UN report reveals odds of being murdered country-by-country

linuxiac UN report on murder rates is erroneous... (4 comments)

I state that, because in all of the statistics, there are none for the crime ridden cities, versus the peaceful rural communities! At least, in America, where 500+ die annually in Detroit! Take away the top 20 murderous cities, and America drops below England, for firearms fatalities! Yes, cleaning some of my guns, just now! 1891 Mosin Nagant M91, and Argentine 1891 Mauser, along with MN 91/30, Enfield No. 4, Mk. 1., all get Venison, Hog, Squirrel, Raccoon, Possum for the table! Yummy! Gator is on the menu, but, a quota tag is $$$... Gator cooks up and is most similar to prime lean pork steak! Double Yummy! But, frog is free, and, like wild caught nutria, Bass, Catfish, Blue Crab, are delicious! This exercise of getting my own food with Rod, Gun, Knife, Nets, & hands, helps my brain with GNU/Linux & BSD computer productivity!

about 7 months ago
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How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

linuxiac Re:Does digital subscriptions count? (240 comments)

I am NOT surprised that FOSS users ONLY run FOSS APPS! The ONLY thing I pay for: 'Bacon getting' milsurp Ammo for my Mosin Nagant M91's!

about 7 months ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

linuxiac "Yellow" meters, Is it the Menace? (653 comments)

Could the "yellow" be a reference to racial slurs, as in "Yellow Menace"?

about 8 months ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

linuxiac DVDs are old school... (490 comments)

Torrents work better, for me... GNU/Linux, BSD ISOs,"only", of course... (harummph, cough, cough...)

about 8 months ago
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Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

linuxiac Live streaming DVDs/BLuRay Movies? Nope... (490 comments)

Reason for Hollywood's reluctance: They seek to "be not modern" like Amish... Hollywood studios fight technology improvements at every turn, starting with the Sony Betamax lawsuit... technophobes? Or, just paranoid of losing absolute control of Regional distribution, to milk the most profits from their audience!

about 8 months ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

linuxiac Re: Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

Around here, there are a bunch of men who ONLY hunt wild boars with bowie knives... they jump out of trees and sever their spine. Of course, wild boars have 4 razor sharp tusks, which means the wild boars have four 5 inch long knives versus the single one of the human... Is that fair enough for you? I even make it more even... I am disabled by 9 termainal diseases, am pushing 70 years, have had a quad bypass, only have 50% infraction index, and can't run... So, I feel it is fair to bring my bolt action 1891 M91 Mosin Nagant rifle, with bayonet, and 5 rounds of ammo... Yes, I also carry my 10" blade Bowie Knife... But, I can't climb a tree, so...

about 8 months ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

linuxiac Re:Redefine hunting. (397 comments)

No racoon, squirrel (especially squirrel BRAINS! YUMMY!), Fox, Wolve, bear, wild hog! Gotta go get it myself! With my milsurp World War 1 rifle and 70 year old ammo!

about 8 months ago
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Drone-Assisted Hunting To Be Illegal In Alaska

linuxiac Re:Bans Drones not Guns. (397 comments)

Game trail cams are already available for $59.95 at WallyWorld... IF we do not cull the herds, the animals end up in residential neighborhoods, and a 1200 pound Moose, or 600 pound bear are NOT wsomething you want your wife to meet in the street! Or, in the yard! (I hope YOU take out the garbage!) I hunt hog, among all varmint species, the most destructive, across 39 states! Each sow can birth up to 3 litters a year! They multiply like rabbits, but, just three or four can destroy the lawns of 20 homes in one day of feeding!!! They compete with game species for resources. Wild pigs destroy forests, farms, pastures! And, they can spread disease! Don't hit a 200 pound pig with your car or truck, for, just as with deer, moose, bear, gators, the vehicle is totaled! Hunters provide over $14 BILLION each year, of income and profit to outfitters, manufacturers, guides, hotels, taxidermists, restaurants, garages, gas stations, and the travel industry! We also provide food to a HUGE number of public institutions in all 50 states, Indian Nations, and, the 12 territories! When you try to limit hunting, weaponry, resources, you are directly influencing how much it will cost YOU in higher taxation, for all the programs and services you enjoy, that are paid for by the hunting community! Just think of the taxes collected in the sales of $1,000.00 drones! Think of our searches and discoveries of new species (10 new land species in the past three years!)... If you know someone in any institution, or government agency, who dines in their cafeteria, know that some of their protein is from the wild! If you can read this, thank a teacher! Read it in English? Thank a Veteran! If you are reading this, while eating wild game sausage, thank the hunting community! FWIW, I shoot only 70 to 125 year old rifles, open sights, at up to 700 meters, with ammo that was sealed in tins during the 1940's! Hey, I am giving as much slack as I can, to the wild things, in proper conservation management!

about 8 months ago
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Is Weev Still In Jail Because the Government Doesn't Understand What Hacking Is?

linuxiac Weev in prison, for a "crime" not defined in law? (246 comments)

So, let me get this straight... Weev was convicted of a "crime" that the government prosecutors cannot explain, nor define, under the law? Talk about stupidity in places of power! Talk about massive injustice! DISGUSTING!!! Then, I find out it really might be a HUGE dislike of him, personally, because he is perceived to be un-repentant? Sounds so much like the witch trials of Salem! There, but for the grace of God, go I!

about 8 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

linuxiac Re:Change (742 comments)

Why I left Microsoft behind in 1997... BSD and GNU/Linux with the fulfillment of the Gnu Hurd and FSF, are all I need! The problem is, all the users I convert to a Free, Open Source Software OS, ask me if it does XYZ, because they are indoctrinated to want CRAPWARE from the TV Advertisement! They believe TV ads!!! That is, until about 5 minutes AFTER they start up their Linux, or BSD machine, and see fulfillment of all their wants and desires! HP dc7100 P4 HT machines are $60.00, loaded with Linux Mint 13 Mate LTS, at my Seminole County Fl Library bookstore in the Main Branch!! They get the tower, keyboard, AC Cord, and a mouse, (mice are in limited availability, better hurry!). No mail sales...

about 9 months ago
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Pirate Bay Founder's Custody Extended to February 5th

linuxiac Missed Christmas? New Years, too? Ghastly! (127 comments)

Ok, let me get this straight, he has been deprived of both Christmas AND New Years? ghastly!!!

about 10 months ago
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US Federal Judge Rules Suspicionless Border Searches of Laptops Constitutional

linuxiac Re:Busting out my tinfoil hat... (462 comments)

you have no idea how the current dictatorship works, do you, comrade? Un-imaginable sums of money will be printed by the Fed to fund implementation of new technologies-ordered by the "Black Christ"!

about a year ago
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US Federal Judge Rules Suspicionless Border Searches of Laptops Constitutional

linuxiac Re:Thank My Lord and Savior... (462 comments)

that you aren't American! Bad breath, very bad attitude, probably doesn't like guns, freedoms, Rights, nor, understands them...

about a year ago
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

linuxiac Re:Firechrome (381 comments)

I also use firechrome, and, then, often run iceweasel/snowdove and whatever... On Linux Mint, with ten desktop workspaces, speed is fun! HUGE problem, that TPB is 404, right now...

about a year ago
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Nobody Builds Reactors For Fun Anymore

linuxiac The Radoactive Boyscout - David Hahn (326 comments)

The real reason? BoyScouts are NO longer encouraged to persue the Merit Badge for Atomic Energy, since Scout David Hahn did his in 1994-1995, and was arrested!! I share with Scout Masters everywhere the sadness of the lack of foresight of the scientific community in supporting Scouting, and the onerous over-sight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commision! Where is the sense of adventure? "Although his homemade reactor never achieved critical mass, it ended up emitting dangerous levels of radioactivity, likely well over 1,000 times normal background radiation. Alarmed, Hahn began to dismantle his experiments, but a chance encounter with police led to the discovery of his activities, which triggered a Federal Radiological Emergency Response involving the FBI and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. On June 26, 1995 the United States Environmental Protection Agency, having designated Hahn's mother's property as a Superfund hazardous materials cleanup site, dismantled the shed and its contents and buried them as low-level radioactive waste in Utah. Hahn refused medical evaluation for radiation exposure.[2]" Wiki.

about a year ago

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Realtime Concurrent dual OSes

linuxiac linuxiac writes  |  more than 4 years ago

linuxiac (1831824) writes "HP C530 box, P4 2.8GHz, installed Mint9 on one hard drive, Ubuntu 10.04 on the other (/dev/hda1 - /dev/hdb1). Same user/password on both. dual LCD monitors, on an nVidia AGP card. Boots up with Mint9 on the left LCD, Ubuntu 10.04 on the right LCD! Mouse cursor moves smoothly between them. Toolbars, menus, installed apps are definitely different! BUT, if I open Firefox in one, the other states that an instance is already running..."

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