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  1. PokerPacker

    Random Tech/IT Thread

    Canonical (the maintainers of Ubuntu) made the brilliant decision over the weekend to announce they'd stop supporting 32-bit libraries starting with the next release in October. A couple days later, Valve came out and said that Steam would not be supporting Ubuntu moving forward. It did not take long for Canonical to start back-tracking. Curious to see if they can backtrack enough to earn back Valve's support, or if Steam will be moving on to a new recommended Distro. Could be interesting to see how it affects the landscape of Linux distros.
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    Random Thought Thread

    In my defense, I stuck with Ubuntu or variants thereof for a good ten years or so. I also played with a couple small-footprint distros on my netbook some number of years ago, but nothing serious. Speaking of systemd, there's your #1 reason for why I'm on Gentoo now. I'd been sticking with the Xubuntu 14.04 LTS as long as I could to avoid moving to systemd (granted it wasn't fully free of systemd, but at least it didn't own PID 1). So earlier this year, I'd realized that 14.04 was going EOL soon, and an Ubuntu kernel update broke nvidia graphics again (curse ye nvidia; I'm going AMD next time and using their open source drivers), so I went ahead and booted into Gentoo that, while not in the greatest of states on my machine with circular dependencies blocking some stuff in portage, and having not updated it in a year, it at least still had a functioning graphics driver to get me through my period of need. It definitely took a lot more work to get Gentoo up and running, but now that I've started to get the hang or Portage, it's been pretty smooth sailing. Even the nvidia graphics haven't caused me any pain when I compile a new kernel. Sure, Ubuntu would handle the nvidia graphics if you let it, but it tended to use outdated drivers and I think they would still break. I think I'm going to really like the rolling-release aspect of Gentoo. It was always a pain-in-the-ass to upgrade to a new release. That's my specialty And speaking of Ubuntu issues and the Random IT thread... I may just bump that thread with Canonical's weekend stupidity.
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    Random Thought Thread

    What if we just pissed off some penguins and they went ham and destroyed the planet?
  4. PokerPacker

    Random Thought Thread

    I was working on another level there. I chose to interpret 'Android' to be the Linux-based operating system. So I decided to provide an alternative Linux-based operating system, Gentoo. Conveniently, the Gentoo Penguin, like the Pigeon, is a bird, so it worked on both levels. Also, this guy clearly wants cuddles.
  5. PokerPacker

    Random Thought Thread

    You'll be more likely to get a response from me if you send a Gentoo penguin.
  6. PokerPacker

    Random Thought Thread

    Agreed. Texts are inherently asynchronous. That's one of their benefits. If you want an immediate response, call me. If I don't answer, it's because I'm not immediately available.
  7. PokerPacker

    Random Thought Thread

    I hate when folks leave voicemail. If I don't answer, leave me a text.
  8. Yeah, you ain't lying about Dollar General. I have family in Western PA and that seems to be the go-to store. Walmart is a bit more of a hike, so that's more for special occasions.
  9. How does the sodium compare to that the alternative unhealthy food people are eating? And what about the canned vegetables from somewhere that isn't the Dollar Tree? (granted I don't know what kind of grocer is actually available in "food deserts", if we're assuming that to be part of the issue) I'm certainly not arguing that one should pick canned over frozen. Frozen tends to be more palatable to my taste. The question, though, is whether there are healthier things people can eat without breaking the bank, and canned vegetables seems like a reasonable place to try to get some nutrients.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Doc not know. Doc only pawn in game of life.
  11. PokerPacker

    Random Thought Thread

    Mongo did it first.
  12. I would have gone with the Management aspect. You want Management to look good.
  13. I think the idea of canning is that everything is sanitized and sealed and thus doesn't need any preservatives. A quick search showed that some do use preservatives for flavor reasons, and also not all preservatives are bad, giving the examples of Salt and Vitamin C (granted salt should be taken with more moderation than we currently give it, but the likely alternative to canned vegetables likely has more salt anyways*) *pure conjecture.
  14. Correlation, however, does not equal causation. Any particular reason? Quick hit on search engine brought up this: First sentence: "Canned vegetables can be just as healthy as fresh vegetables, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics."
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    BitCoin falling like a Dotcom

    You should send him one as a reward for turning you on to that investment.