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    Garuda Linux

    I just ran into a really weird problem. I had to take Garuda Linux off the old MacBook Pro, although it is still running in a virtual container on my current MacBook Pro. It was causing kernel panics and locking up on the old machine. So, I decided to install Linux Mint on there instead. This happened. Linux Mint installed correctly enough on the old MacBook Pro that everything appeared to work, but it decided the thing had two screens attached. I've been doing this a long time and I haven't run across that one before. Now that it is fixed though, the old laptop is running great.
  2. It is a great movie and him singing part of the themesong when the credits rolled was touching.
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    Garuda Linux

    All I had to do was install a synaptic input manager for the trackpad and everything is working. I thought it was going to be a fight. I love this OS.
  4. I imagine the ones that are probably get sick of the jokes though.
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    Garuda Linux

    It just occurred to me that my old MacBook Pro was just sitting in the safe, drawing dust. Leaving it in there as a spare copy of the old data was a little silly. I stuck a fresh drive in it and just installed Garuda Linux on it as the only OS. Everything works, so far. I was just watching the progress bars of all the downloads on the post-install update. It never occurred to me to wonder why they called their package manager Pacman. Flickering back and forth between the red upper and lower-case ‘C’ characters at the end of each progress bar does look like Pac-Man eating the little zeroes in its path.
  6. I really don't normally go out and buy, or eat potato chips and other snacks every day, but I just spotted another new product today and got a bag. It's a keeper. The newcomer is Lay's Cheddar Jalapeño potato chips. There is a bit more heat than most of the contenders, but it still isn't hot. There is just enough heat there to leave a mild tingle on the tongue. The cheddar flavor is distinctive, without being overpowering. The struck a nice balance. If this were a thicker, ruffled chip, I would have a new hands-down favorite. As it is, it definitely makes the Top Three list. Well done, Lay's.
  7. As in Messerschmitt ME(BF)-109 NAZI fighters. Messerschmitt made all sorts of things after the war, to keep their doors open. They made a 3-wheel tandem seat car too, that was basically a stretched fighter cockpit. Post-war Germans needed jobs and they needed cars.
  8. They need to through some high-volume, high-pressure pumps into Lake Michigan and give that town an enema.
  9. A factory-supercharged 1957 Ford Country Sedan wagon. Nice.
  10. You are going to have to explain your meaning of the word ‘broad’, in that context.
  11. Yeah, he has a whole room full of cars with huge engines, from aircraft, tanks, etc. they all look like they were built that way originally and that takes some doing.
  12. Chrysler’s inspiration for the Chrysler Atlantic concept car. They are both works of art.
  13. A Bentley with a 27-Liter 12-cylinder Rolls-Royce engine, from a Supermarine Spitfire.
  14. It’s like a Porsche 356 from the trailer park got pregnant, but still runs around topless. I love it. The only thing I would change is the windshield & frame, if you got in a head-on collision, or ran into something, you could easily James Dean on that windshield. Nice looking ride though.
  15. I love the flavor of the Ruffles Jalapeño Ranch chips, but they need more heat. I haven't tried the Pringles. I've always found the texture of Pringles a bit off-putting.
  16. And by the way, if potato chips feel the need to let people know they are gluten-free, I would like to point out that TheBoreSite.com contains absolutely no gluten, or GMOs, or Vegans (Thank God).
  17. I found a nice jalapeño potato chip today. They are Kettle Brand Jalapeño chips. They are not 'Hot!', as the bag claims, but there is a little heat and the flavor is great. I like these.
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  19. Well, you've got to. It's the principle of the matter. Honor sometimes demands pigheaded, unreasonable, indefensible obstinance and we must rise to the challenge, or what are we? Reasonable? Reasonable *******.
  20. I guess this song resonates with me because it reminds me strongly of the 2002 Matt Dillon film, City of Ghosts. The movie was a failure at the box office and many critics reviewed it harshly, but I thought it was a compelling, well-made movie. It painted a powerful picture. I've watched it many times. The band above is Mongolian, not Cambodian, but that is the connection my brain made instantly, the first time I heard this song. it is probably because of that three-note riff that repeats through much of the song. That riff and the instrument they are playing it with, are evocative of the Cambodian music in the movie's soundtrack. I think I'll watch the movie again tonight. It is worth it just to hear James Caan sing karaoke in Cambodian.
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