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Re: [trinity-users] Re: TOTALLY off-topic - got a puzzle meets dinosaurs

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:46:50 -0400
On Monday 18 June 2018 01:24:31 Felmon Davis wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jun 2018, Kate Draven wrote:
> >> On Sun, 17 Jun 2018, Kate Draven wrote:
> >>> Bill,
> >>>
> >>> I know EXACTLY how you feel. I have to work with crackmonkey
> >>> clients. Both itblows and snapple. They keep saying how there's SO
> >>> much more software for them and yet none of it is useful. Just 
> >>> games. Useless file managers (all hail Konqueror, which is aptly 
> >>> named) and the CLI (via konsole). 

But you forgot mc, Kate, and its still the best after all these years.
Konqueror is a wannabe, and krusader is so limited its not worth its 
storage space on spinning rust.

> >> I have been using a Windows 10 Pro laptop to avoid potential
> >> hassles with the college system and have gotten some modest
> >> acquaintance with it; it's also fun to tool around with a different
> >> OS.
> >>
> >> the impression I get is one is better able to use features of
> >> some brand-name printers. this may be useful depending on one's
> >> needs. I haven't taken much advantage of it.

And the folks at gutenprint have found that following the data flow of 
the windblows driver as captured going down the cable is not the best, 
more than once they've found windows drivers are in fact buggier than a 
10 day road kill. Depending on the printer of course, some of them are 
as buggy as described.

> >> I find the privacy settings pretty obscure and I am bedevilled by
> >> the automatic upgrades; I find the lack of control abominable --
> >> 'my' PC my butt! I have been able to block 'features updates' with
> >> some regedit magic.

Just one of the reasons I don't own a windows machine. 7 machines in my 
home network, and they are all running linux.

> >>> I do like to run different distros but I only use one for work.
> >>> Currently
> >
> > Ark
> >
> >>> Linux 2008 and Ali's BigDaddy. I'm hoping to retire Ark for
> >>> BigDaddy or Slackware if and when TDE makes it there. I hope to
> >>> gain enough skill to do it meself.
> >>
> >> never heard of 'BigDaddy' -- fitting for the day! unlike you, I
> >> guess I'm kind of monogamous when it comes to Linux. don't do much
> >> with the 'desktop' anyway except launch applications.
> >>
> >> f.
> >>
> >> --
> >> Felmon Davis
> > When you said "My" PC, I immediately thought of this old gem.
> >
> > Enjoy.
> weird. the animation is particularly eye-catching.
> weird tastes, you: unicorns, spaghetti monsters and others from
> mythological bestiaries.
> > As for win10, I expect you have more skills than the average user.
> > So it's to be expected that you would fair better than the average
> > bear. Just think about the poor common user. The abuse they are put
> > through but, like an abuse victim, they fear leaving what they are
> > familiar with.
> well, the point was that Win 10 does some things that are useful,
> printer configuration seems one of them.
> I probably could have done without the Win 10 but didn't want to
> discover some problem in the midst of class.
> it did limit me in an important way: I didn't know a good way to
> access stuff from my server via sshfs and google-drive feels clunky.
> there's probably a good way but couldn't be bothered to explore much.
> > (Kate hops up on her soapbox and shakes a fist)
> >
> > But we must bring them into the light of FOSS freedom, even if it's
> > kicking and screaming.
> >
There will be lots of that.

> > GN to all,
> >
> > (Kate hops off on her soapbox and disappears into the mysterious
> > mist)
> seems the soapbox induced insomnia.

Thats one of the side effects. :)
> f.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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