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  1. Re: How much time do you dedicate to learning to code (or anything)?

    With respect to the question of how much time I spend learning, I'm fond of taking MOOCs from Coursera, eDx, and the like. Typically, when I'm in such a course, I spend 3-4 hours per day on the...
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    Re: What email accounts do you use?

    I'm not familiar with the Amazon email service that you mention. Could you please expand a bit on how one can have one's own email server?

    Thanks.
  3. Solving Linear Optimization Problems Using the lpSolveAPI in R

    Persons interested in either linear optimization or the R statistical package may be interested to know that I have just posted to GitHub two versions of a tutorial, entitled:
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    Re: How good is Déjà Dup?

    I second Welly Wu's recommendation of CrashPlan. I've used it for just over three years now, using it to store both my Linux Mint /home folder and my wife's Windows User folder on her Windows...
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    Re: New Partition advice

    I strongly urge you to create (during the install procedure -- or before it using Gparted) a separate partition for your /home directory. Thus you will have 3 partitions on your second HDD: / (i.e.,...
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    Re: Laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed from Dell

    Surely you're joking. Right?
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    Re: an Ubuntu woman

    Welcome indeed, to the Ubuntu Forums!:p
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    Re: How I installed "ggmap" in R

    It was more tedious than complicated.

    I wish I could understand why I have little or no trouble installing most packages, but occasionally have a lot of problems installing something. In the...
  9. Re: How to select geograph. regions using certain climatological criteria

    Wikipedia provides climatological data for many cities, including cities on the southern coast of France, in the Greek Islands, etc.

    I don't know of a single source (e.g., a table of...
  10. Re: Growing disillusionment with Linux on the Desktop

    +1, +1, +1, ...
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    How I installed "ggmap" in R

    The purpose of this post is to record the steps I took in order to install the package "ggmap" in R, v. 3.1.3, running in Linux Mint 17.1 (which is based on Ubuntu 14.04), since my initial attempts...
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    [SOLVED] Re: HDMI 7.1 option not availble

    Very helpful report. Thank you for posting it.
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    Re: though I hate to be that guy

    Over the past decade I've installed Linux on three IBM/Lenovo laptops in a row. Had no problems dual-booting with any of them.
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    Re: But Does It Taste Good?

    1978 Lebanese wines sound interesting. Are they reds? whites? resinated? fortified?
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    Re: Get rid of the Windows Key

    I agree completely with Bucky Ball: the Windows key is an excellent super key.

    I use it to provide a very convenient way to form hundreds of special symbols, e.g., letters with diacritics and...
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    Re: Why to consider system76

    Good point!
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    Re: Why to consider system76

    I have installed Dropbox in both my host OS, Linux Mint 17.1, and my copy of Windows 7 in VirtualBox. The transfer of files between host and guest OSes is thereby made painless.
  18. Thread: Dump Windows?

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    Re: Dump Windows?

    Excellent advice IMHO!

    For me, the chief need to use Windows occasionally comes annually, at U.S. income-tax-return time. Sadly, there are no income-tax-preparation programs for Linux.:(
  19. Re: Web Design software comparable to Dreamweaver

    What I use is not a single program like Dreamweaver, but the combination of Bluefish and Filezilla.

    I find using this combination to be more convenient than I used to find Dreamweaver (back in...
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    Re: Humiliating old people

    And that's also an accurate description of me.:p
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    Re: WYSIWYG web editor

    Have you looked at Bluefish?
  22. Re: Do you prefer a plain desktop without icons?

    I have many icons on my desktop, though the great majority of them are documents, images, or screenshots that I've needed at one time or another, and just haven't bothered to get rid of. Once a year...
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    Re: Mathematic tools

    Though R is specialized for statistical processing, it is capable of carrying out many mathematical operations.

    For information about R, go to http://www.r-project.org/
  24. Re: Argonne National Lab (ANL) Public Mirror Closed

    The closing strikes me as a decision by politicians who have too little understanding of the concept of serving the public good.
  25. Re: Confused by the hosting choices out there. What can I get for $20 to $30 a month

    I've been very well satisfied with the service provided by Simple Online Solutions (http://www.simpleurl.com/).
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