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    Re: It seems impossible to quit tobacco

    The problem is all inside your head he said to me,
    The answer is easy if you take it logically

    Which is actually true.

    It's only when you get totally fed up with the stink, the acidy stomach,...
  2. Re: Post your computer experience timeline - what machines you used.

    Dragon then Amiga 500. Then Amiga 500+
    Then an Amiga A1200 that I spent shedloads expanding (060 accelerator & SCSI module). 8mb of RAM cost me 150 second hand. I was a Wedding Videographer and...
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    Re: This Forum ? Is a Waste of TIME!

    Yup.. As Owen Paul sang

    This place is my Favourite waste of time
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    Re: How did you switch to linux?

    I'm the one who bought an AmigaONE XE !!

    Os4 wasn't available back then and it shipped with Debian Woody PPC and the rest...As they say..

    Is History !!
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    Re: steak vs hamburgers

    I'd rather have a Mixed Kebab !

    Zorba Special !

    According to my brother who lives in New Hampshire and my sister who lives in South Carolina Americans don't eat lamb ?

    If that's the case...
  6. Re: haaa ... the good ole days of music players....

    Pretty sure you can skin Mplayer too.

    I used to use that on my AmigaONE with a "Marantz" style skin ..I'll see if I can find a pic....

    Nope.. Too long ago, but here's a link
    ...
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    Re: Just discovered "Cheese"

    Alien code !!

    You just need an intergalactic RJ45 to link up to the Mothership !
  8. Re: haaa ... the good ole days of music players....

    pretty sure XMMS is similar to WinAmp and uses WinAmp skins !
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    [ubuntu] Re: Dual Boot, Windows 10, Ubuntu Problem

    You told him how to do that stuff but not where !!

    When Ubuntu has booted (assuming it can) then press ctrl and t together to get a terminal and then copy & paste in one line at a time what...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unable to install Zoneminder Ubuntu 14.04

    Ironically I've just succeeded in installing this. I ended up going through the "install the hard-way" and it works.

    What doesn't work is what I installed it for in the first place !!

    That was...
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox

    Activating Tracking protection.

    I used to use NoScript many moons ago but it got tiresome having to allow this or not allow that
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox

    Just did that....

    Wow what a difference. Thankyou for that tip.
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    Re: Mozilla Firefox

    When I go to our local newspapers site FF slows to a crawl and often "Grey Screens" . I end up having to close & restart FF

    Does the site do that for anyone else ?
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    Re: Ubuntu and ssd support

    Yes.

    I'm using a 250Gb SSD for /Root & Swap

    /Home is on a separate drive. It's VERY fast

    :-)

    http://i.imgur.com/mqjaFno.jpg
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    Re: What's your favorite pointing device?

    lol ..The Mug says it all

    I'm 54 now so go back 14 years and this was 2001

    [Edit]

    Just found an even older pic. The computer you can see in this is an Amiga A1200 in an Eyetech full tower....
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    Re: What's your favorite pointing device?

    I've used a Logitech trackball for about 15 years. (If not even longer) I used to video weddings and a trackball was much easier to use whilst scrolling in the timeline of my NLE

    I just built an...
  17. Re: What was your reaction the first time you used Linux/Ubuntu?

    I dig the SUSE vid !
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    Re: Why can't amd keep up with Intel - ?

    For the first time in probably 12 years I have moved over to intel for that very reason.

    Moved from a black Edition Phenom II x4 @ 4ghz (iirc) to a Core™ i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz 8

    It's so...
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    Re: Lost Windows 10 after dual boot with Linux

    We have a Toshiba Satellite (Win 7)

    If you press F2 at startup it should initiate a restore function.
    I'd try F12/F8 Whatever it is (can't remember) first to select boot options as a factory...
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    Re: Vaio VPCEJ-190x Trying to Install Lubuntu

    Apparently (Googled)

    1. shutdown the computer then HOLD the bottom: "ASSIST"
    2. F2 to inter the BIOS
    3. chnage the option of SECURITY BOOT from "ENABLE" to "DISABLE"
    4. change the option of...
  21. [SOLVED] Re: For new build. How to choose Mobo that is UEFI compatible for Ubuntu?

    I just put online a "fresh build" using an Asus board.

    I haven't built a new machine since about 2008 and was initially shocked at the new bios. I knew about UEFI and was initially concerned about...
  22. Re: Linux Of The Future Massively Distributed Computing

    Very kewl desktop

    Here's a screeny (you might have already seen from another thread) of system monitor displaying all 8 cores processing boincs

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    http://i.imgur.com/Iw425Zk.jpg
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    Re: What shows do your parents watch?

    My dad died in 1982 (aged 51) and my mum is a author/writer

    I can remember in the 70's (when everything was rosy) they used to watch programmes like Morecambe & Wise & The two Ronnies

    The News...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Windows 10 not booting after trying to install Ubuntu

    Windows 10 requires secure boot

    Go into BIOS and ensure it's switched ON
  25. Re: What was the last command you entered into Terminal?

    THIS <--- Big pic (screen grab from 4k monitor)
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