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This 'SimCity 4' Region With 107 Million People Took Eight Months of Planning

r_pattonII Re:simcity 4 is best simcity (103 comments)

SimCity2000 I would also agree was the best. Playing that game on My AST Adventure Advantage! 6066d (MS-DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11) was so much fun. I put alot of time and effort in building those cities. Putting all those water pipes was a chore! It was a great game and it sure brings back alot of memories. Remember, if you will, we also had Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.1 on floppy disks that also came out! Great times and great games!

about 4 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

r_pattonII Re:Why? (2219 comments)

Agreed. Leave the site the way it is and just "clean up" what needs to be cleaned up and be done with it. It is fine. Don't try to invent the wheel all over again!

about 10 months ago
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Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own

r_pattonII Re:Sigh (92 comments)

Not funny at all and if this is the kind of stuff I will continue to find on Slashdot, I guess I will have to go somewhere else. This "encrypted post" was over the top and unacceptable. Someone needs to ensure these kinds of things are not allowed. This is suppose to be a site with credibility and I see today it had been lowered by this example.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

r_pattonII Flight Simulation (951 comments)

A good quality flight simulation software game using XSquawkBox that can be easily installed using Debian package management that compares to the Microsoft FSX or FS2004. Yes, X-Plane 9.X and 10.X are out there, but it is extremely difficult to get X-Plane to run on a Linux box - believe me, I've tried. A lot of add-ons (both aircraft and scenery) can be created by the flight sim community and be taken advantage of by the community and also create a better product for the community of users! Personally, if I could get a flight simulation game that accomplished this, I would get rid of my only Windows box and be a full-time Linux user.

about 2 years ago
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Debian Changes Default Desktop From GNOME To XFCE

r_pattonII Re:The what? (328 comments)

I am one. Now using Slackware 13.37 on my Toshiba L675 laptop and loving it. Could there be anybody else out there still crazy enough to use Slackware?

more than 2 years ago
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Happy World Amateur Radio Day

r_pattonII Amateur Radio keeps getting better! (82 comments)

Amateur Radio has evolved greatly since the early days of having huge receivers and transmitters. Today we have so many different modes - CW, PSK31, APRS, SSB, etc on many different bands with just a transceiver. We can even do satellites and even low power (QRP) operations with a transmitter as small as a tuna can! The best part is meeting people all over the world who share this great hobby. I am excited to see where it goes from here and the technologies it will bring for the future from the individual who has a "homebrew" project to the commercial radio manufacturers and other companies who provide us the "candy" we love to play with!

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Distro For Linux Lessons?

r_pattonII Re:Slack! (319 comments)

I actually started with Red Hat 6.0 then to 6.2. I tried Open Linux 2.2 but that sucked. I then went to Slackware at the urging of a fellow member of the Tacoma Linux User's Group. It is definitely not a beginning distro as I can't attest to that fact remembering the many nights I spent at the keyboard getting it configured. When properly configured, Slackware is a really great distro! Antiquated text installer but extremely efficient.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is the Best Distro For Linux Lessons?

r_pattonII Re:Ubuntu (319 comments)

I am the "Anonymoous Coward" above. Sorry I forgot to login

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T To Acquire T-Mobile From Deutsche Telekom

r_pattonII AT&T quality (748 comments)

So AT&T is going to drag down T-Mobile too! So so sad. What ever happened to protecting a brand name in a business. Is business changed that much over the years where the protection of a brand name is meaningless. The days of AT&T "Worldnet" evidently haven't evolved successfully enough as spoken by AT&T's current customers because the lack of quality service. This also speaks to the motivation for T-Mobile to willingly be bought out by AT&T. Again - so, so sad.

more than 2 years ago
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Mars Journal Issue Inspires Hundreds of One-Way Trip Volunteers

r_pattonII Re:People always focus on the "how" (475 comments)

Oh, but please don't forget we may have to go through the TSA scanners before we board the spacecraft - uh - safety concerns. We would not want to introduce anything dangerous to a new "colony"!

more than 3 years ago
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OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

r_pattonII Re:Commodore 64 (763 comments)

Oh, remember the Commodore Colt I think it was called. Much better than a Vic-20!!!

about 4 years ago

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