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JACK DANIELS ESQ

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  1. Greetings all Pretty much everybody is pissed at Fakebook, Gulag, Microsquish, NSA, plus sundry script-kiddies, blackmailers, et al, harvesting our data, wasting our band-with with advertising, tracking apps, cookies and other sundry, expensive annoyances, so I decided to develop SNAILS, which is part of my KISS philosophy - sent it to a couple friends/partners who absolutely loved it - they all deployed it immediately, friends & foes alike - uploaded to our SF site where it has taken off ... no Ph.D required to use it ... possibly a great fit for a lot of non-business users here as it simply boots from a tiny USB stick... Y'all dont even need a computer when traveling - plug the SNAILS stick into an IC PC & reboot - baddabing ... This is a brand new spin, a play on the very good TAILS anonymous browser, if you will, using an excellent, stable rebuild of MX as a base – this baby is equally as lean & mean as our previous builds - it contains the basic OS, including a bunch of great MX Tools, as well as Audacious Music Player, Firefox 60 ESR, which has not been adulterated by anyone, and because its all loaded into RAM, nobody can futz with it... Anonymous Trashmail, as well as an excellent 10GB VPN, as well as Skype Web, Adblock, etc, should you really, really need to contact that hottie at the local convenience store, anonymously ... or send a bit of revenge porn for blowing you off ... everything works, as advertised Take a gander at the top right of the Firefox menubar - all the Adblock, VPN, Trashmail, Skype icons are located there - easy - with no trace of you, or your whereabouts, once you reboot!!! Everything is included, including the fabulously crazy Compiz, which will rock your graphics boat, baby. Once the live iso has loaded, hit Menu, Accessories, Compiz Start, now tap your mouse wheel, and roll it. Baddabing – as before the 'jack' a/c is already activated – same with Audacious – simply untick the speaker mute box, hit play, adjust volume sliders, etc.... enjoy CSN&Y A Permanent Installation, you say ...?? Easy-Peasy Y'all might want to use this iso as a base for building your very own O/S There are oodles of great apps to choose from - check MX Tools, MX Package Installer, browse thru everything Once the ‘live’ O/S has loaded, select System, Partition Editor or Gparted, enter ‘root’ and look at your various partitions – choose the largest one, preferably a storage volume, either FAT or NTFS, shrink it by say 20GB, then format that 20GB partition using ext4, DO NOT format your larger data partition, now exit GParted Hit installer or open a root terminal, type ‘minstall’ sans quotes, follow the GUI, use the partition you just created – you can do this entire operation over various screens, for easy reference, back und forth, until its done – dont rush it. Once you are done installing everything, reboot, unplug stick, and there’s your very spartan new boot menu, which we will beautify later ... let it reboot ... your fresh install will be the top entry, or simply hit enter. Should MX Tools, MX Boot Options not work for you – it has never for me, install Grub Customizer – in Repo – works as advertised – beware, it is a somewhat slow, tedious re-write to MBR.... let it finish This rendition can be used as a building block, for all kinds of interesting projects – from secure banking, to fixing errant Operating Systems, file/picture recovery or a full blown Internet WYSIWYG system or SOHO or anonymous email-client ... Unix is, after-all, all about choices - this iso is fully functional, and up-to-date as of 09/11/2019... Once its installed, hit Menu, Sound & Video > Audacious > hit Play arrow, Hit the Speaker Icon, in lower right tray, untab mute, increase volume Hit menu, Accessories, Compiz Start ... its all singing & dancing ... If there is ‘fire’ on your screen, Compiz is cooking ... have fun Kindly read the WINDOWS.txt blurb also … Rufus [MSFT USB Utility] is on our site also .. download it at the same time An updated SOHO is also in the works for all you aspiring web-site builders, even includes a fairly decent WYSIWYG editor, FTP/SSH client, stay tuned. Remember - this O/S can be used for your Internet Banking, all Anonymous Browsing, a Fix Windows Anything Disk ... its a world-Class Rescue Disk. Happy Anonymous Internet Cruising ... have fun, y'all !! NB - this is a live [RAM] system - there are zero records traces once you reboot - Google, which I seldom use, now asks if I want 'English' translations - thinks I am in Latvia, Malta, et al ... my Adblocker activity has dropped by +75%, so has my data usage ... life is good - the 'Net as its supposed to be ... enjoy Regards Jack https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-kde-iso/files/
  2. GT Download my iso - kiss the MSFT ecosystem goodbye - forever Everything runs on a Unix backbone, even Microsoft - and especially Google, Twitter, Fakebook, Amazon, Mac, iPhone, Android, et al Never understood why grown-up folks put up with Bill Gates' shit for years on end Jack MX+KDE+SOHO.iso https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-kde-iso/files/
  3. Hi there Sunshine ...🍹🍣🍣 Good to hear from you - it has been a while - what happened to all those misfit friends of yours from the dark-side? Not the Manchester dark-side, the one on the wrong side of the tracks in Pattaya? Cant find/see anyone - did Ben/Larry/KGB/Numbnuts et al, all bite the big one? I know the Ozzie dude went home - heard that Ben reamed him real good. I spend a lot of time in Phuket also ... come visit ... take care Best Jack PS - the above iso is also a beautiful MSFT Windows rescue tool for when the BSoD crashes your HDD/SSD Keep a copy handy - it had test disk, photo rec, etc - use as required
  4. Greetings Gentlemen It has been a while - its what happens when you run several very large projects, in more than one country... However, I did manage to complete a couple fun projects - one that was critical-mass in running our group on a reliable, cohesive, everybody-on-the-same-page-basis, without employing a bunch of dumb sysadmin wonks to keep everybody honest, and rowing the boat in only one direction at a time .. This little stick one can run 'live' or from HDD/SSD - it will consume only 5/6GB of space, and it will simply do everything required to run a regular office environment, without further ado ... There are 2x iso files .. the larger one is the SOHO, the smaller one is the building block for say anonymous tails banking, Tor browsing, shenanigans etc .. read the help files, have fun Best Regards Jack https://sourceforge.net/projects/mx-kde-iso/files/
  5. Of course you do, sweetlips If you had any money, I would take it all off you in a single wager But I'm guessing you have about as much money as you have brains Mailed same to several clients in EU ME SEA a couple minutes after posting here - check time stamps Within 10 minutes we received several intelligent responses - as opposed to your-room-temperature-IQ drivel begin ..... Kindly confirm that the seller will provide all of the following Documents: • 1) Certificate of Purity, • 2) Packing List. • 3) Certificate of Ownership • 4) Warehouse Safekeeping Receipt (S.K.R.) • 5) Certificate of Origin • 6) Commercial Invoice • 7) All Export documents • 8) Tax Clearance including Declaration that the Product is free from liens and encumbrances. Tony ... end Thought Secrets new mod-squad had a firm grip on all the morons - appears I was mistaken - one escaped the monkey cage To show there are no hard feelings, I will transfer $10k to 'Mulphy - the Rock House owner - please correct me if I am wrong here - for him to spend as he sees fit - treat all to a great evening - make sure y'all serve a wee dram of Jack - as soon as we liquidate this first tranche .... a caveat or two - need a Dickhead hat for you to wear & need to invite a couple good ol' boys from secrets to said bash - Wombat, GT, KGB, GGL, Sa-Teef, and of course Larry Regards Jack
  6. I have always believed in wealth creation, and sharing - was merely wondering if any expats had a decent business network they could tap into to make a bunch of money, very easily, as we do all the heavy lifting Posting scams is highly illegal and not advised - every conversation is monitored - think Snowden/NSA There is also zero excuse for not knowing if any activity/scam is illegal .... its called due diligence Be advised to stay away from all those sites that promote any/all fraudulent activity One of our sovereign-state aerospace clients needs to pay for goods - this is part of their collection of assets Our bankers confirmed the documents as being authentic, or I would not have posted same here As I said to KGB one day - even if you personally dont have the ability to negotiate the deal, perhaps one of your close associates, favorite nephew or a rich uncle does - or knows who can - thats why we network. All you have to do is run it by me - we do the rest - we do this every day, all over the world ..... Regards Jack
  7. Greetings Gold for sale - bring RWA client, we do the rest - liberal comm - add to nest egg, buy that beach shack, go-go bar Good for when all those fiat currencies fail - a rainy day fund First Tranche - WT 5 Tons Sovereign or Private buyer OK - usual restrictions - NCND available Buyer needs world top ten bank POF/MT799/etc UBS Confirmation docs - all lodged with our bank CD# SKR# UBS,AG Zurich CH ........... PM moi Regards Jack
  8. Hey ... Check this out - as y'all hypothesizing right now - its a tiny bespoke piece of kit that is interesting ... help with initiation Regards Jack http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=openelec
  9. Well done - clearly it works as you have also stopped your annoying whinge & whine about font colors Regards Jack
  10. C'mon folks – time to fess-up …. who of you out there still use a dumbphone or more importantly, who of you miss your ol' dumbphones …. I don’t – I still have mine, much to NSA/Google chagrin. I use an 'ol Motorola Razr – the battery lasts for weeks I am not a FB, Tweet, Linkedin, Yelp kind of a moron – my people dont hang on social media, dont buy anything on that channel, never will – neither will yours, so let it go – its a scam – phuque NSA Social media has helped destroy bars, meetings, social get togethers etc – folks dont talk to each other any more, so how do you expect to buy some hot babe a drink or get laid, enjoy a great meal with her Social media also wastes time – and thats all we have – a little bit of time before we pass-on Dont waste it – it is a very precious commodity – and very limited Here's a freebie, a no-brainer – lose that smartphone, get rid of it, dump it now – when my bank has finished processing, clearing the L/C, they call me – which is why I have and use a mobile device All you are doing is making Google, Facebook, et al, richer – a lot richer – and you poorer I even took email off my dumbphone – it will be on my network when I am done with gym, bike, or getting laid – ya cant make money on social media, ya can waste time & money on it though – this excludes devs, of course, who are making money, big bucks, if they get lucky with Zuckface. As smartphones have become ubiquitous, a growing body of work has attempted to reconcile the consequences of constant connectivity. In Nicholas Carr’s 2010 book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” he argues that constant Web browsing has diminished the brain’s ability to sustain focus and think interpretively. (Carr uses a dumbphone.) Researchers have found that smartphones can cause stress and make it harder to sleep. David Meyer, a University of Michigan psychologist who studies multitasking, has seen first hand the downsides of the smartphone: he started using one a year ago, when a frustrated friend bought one for him. Meyer agrees with Carr’s assessment of the repercussions of those habits: “Your smartphone has turned you into a dumb organism,” he said. Sara Pritchard, a historian of technology at Cornell University, says her dumbphone helps her to be more productive and forces her to be more thoughtful about how she spends her time. Like most dumbphone users, she feels like it allows her to be “present” — rather than spending dinner with a friend splitting time between the real world and the screen. But she said there are other advantages. She has a dirt cheap pay-as-you-go plan. AT&T offers a $40 per month plan, half the price of a similar contract for a smartphone. Her phone is 7 years old and works perfectly well, she said, although the logo has worn off and she has no idea who manufactured it. “I could probably use it as a weapon,” she said. “It charges in five minutes and I can go days without charging it again.” Plus, the phone’s lack of GPS alleviates her concerns about surveillance. Infinite BatteryDumphones are fusion powered. Charging it is a was ceremony – th battery would last for weeks on that last bar - could take it on a week long hike and never worry about conserving battery for emergency situations - never ever think of taking a charger anywhere In contrast, a smartphone is like a Humvee with a gas tank the size of a champagne glass. That’s nothing new, but the real issue isn’t the power itself, it’s the opportunities to waste it. As you may already know, smartphones can be used for activities of widely varying importance: like scrolling through @EarthPics twitter feed vs. letting your roommate know you’ve locked yourself outside. Stronger Than SteelThrow a dumbphone at the wall in anger, drop it while crossing the street, or keep it in a pocket during an ultimate frisbee game Practical Human SkillsUsed to know where things were, and which streets were one-way, learned mental maps of bus lines, and use things like intuition to get around. More importantly, used to talk to people when help was needed - talk to bus drivers, old people on benches, and cute girls at the crosswalk - do crazy things like roll down the window to ask the driver next to me for directions. Theft-ProofWho steals a dumbphone? Who buys a dumbphone? That’s right. No one. Mental QuietIn the absence of notifications, feeds, and inboxes to consume – one can simply reflect. When alone with down time, look around, be aware, and let ones mind truly wander. There was nothing to check, was free to process thoughts and think about bigger things. Creativity and OriginalityUltimately, true creativity comes from having the time to digest all that data – most of which is useless, so while there are a lot more interesting inputs, consuming them eats at time one has to process and be creative with said data. There is zero to be gained from having a smartphone, one has zero Peace of mind. Each aspect of having a smartphone just give one more things to manage, more things to worry about, and less space to process what’s important. End of rant Peace Jack PS - apologize for the formatting [lack]
  11. Havent used it in a coons age - it was rather limited, kludgey even when I last played with it - but why pay say $10 bucks for their Premium edition when its free from Debian or Mint - last time we checked Zorin only had LXE and Gnome GUI, which are rather anal and limiting - no gingerbread - all uber plain jain Mint - an Ubuntu [Debian] clone - is extremely popular because it mimics XP so well - I dont like any of them personally, as they dont think I am old enough or capable of running as superuser [root] - sounds like a massive big brother complex, to wit I also find them very slow and over-protective - the O/S is supposed to be fast on a production machine Regards Jack http://linuxmint.com/
  12. Amen, Sir Tim - take a bow Regards Jack http://finance.yahoo.com/news/emirates-airline-annual-profit-jumps-40-percent-081154843--finance.html
  13. One of the worst was Air France # 447 - A330 to France - the cockpit was a totall clusterpuck with first one pilot then the other going stick-back - cant even see what the other clown is doing with a sidestick in a Scarebus - when it should have been head down to gain airspeed and recover the stalled aerofoils - jetliners fly like rocks when the pointy-end is not facing exactly forward - it took sheer genius to get to the craft that screwed-up - as ya said - the perfect-storm - The Thales [France] pitot-tubes - had been faulty for a year and were due to be replaced in France - why did it take a year - with quality Goodrich [uSA] pitot-tubes The frog BEA - which is joined at the hip to EADS - has not found anyone to blame - what a crock '' The BEA's final report, released at a news conference on 5 July 2012,[4][5] concluded that the aircraft crashed after temporary inconsistencies between the airspeed measurements – likely due to the aircraft's pitot tubes being obstructed by ice crystals – caused the autopilot to disconnect, after which the crew reacted incorrectly and ultimately led the aircraft to an aerodynamic stall from which they did not recover. '' Final moments .... The flight data recordings stopped at 02:14:28 UTC, or three hours 45 minutes after takeoff. At that point, the aircraft's ground speed was 107 knots, and it was descending at 10,912 feet per minute (108 knots of vertical speed). Its pitch was 16.2 degrees (nose up), with a roll angle of 5.3 degrees left. During its descent, the aircraft had turned more than 180 degrees to the right to a compass heading of 270 degrees. The aircraft remained stalled during its entire 3 minute 30 second descent from 38,000 feet[28] before it hit the ocean surface at a speed of 152 knots (280 km/h), comprising vertical and horizontal components of 108 and 107 knots respectively. The aircraft broke up on impact; everyone on board died, presumably instantaneously.[29] Strangely EADS do not teach their pilots how to recover from stalls - Boeing, US Airlines of course do In a lighter vein - the NTSB TV interview with the noob after the Asianna wreck in SF was a classic - interview of the year Captain & Crew .... Sum Ting Wong - Wye Yu Low - Yu Dum Fook - Bang Ding Ow B777 Asiana wreck - safest aircraft in the sky Stay safe Jack
  14. Neither .... FAA [uS] does not allow one pilot to remain alone at the controls - usually a flight attendant, male/female, will give the PIC a little head You clearly have missed the point of the narrative https://UK.news.yahoo.com/germanwings-co-pilot-rehearsed-crash-plan-074950803.html
  15. Excellent retort - but given the cockpit culture amongst these 3rd world airlines, a 2IC will never, ever question the PIC orders, actions, decisions for fear of losing face ... and the passengers all losing their lives - to wit the recent AAX wreck in the Indo ocean, plus leaving the 2IC alone on the Germanwings flightdeck was clearly fatal - yet that was an EASA cockpit rule [dumb/fatal] - never happen in a US aircraft Regards Jack
  16. Understand ... however ... so as not to paint everyone with the same brush or a cop-out, or discourage others from donating, its a great way to figure out how diseased one is .... but ... in all honesty, let the medics decide - dont self medicate When I was donating in LA there was a 2 hour inquisition about fudgepacking ... all the AIDS shoot had just hit the fan in SF, and Magic had also tested positive - these days they take gay blood ... just do it - may save somebody's life Regards Jack
  17. You are most welcome sir - glad you found it informative - whatever it takes to reduce risk, enjoy life to the full The problem is not progress, per se, its the way that folks mismanage it - management used to keep a tight lid on events, developments, etc - but nowadays, possibly with shareholders demanding top bang-for-the-buck, managers, staff are ill-trained, ergo cheaper, with better returns .... or maybe the world has simply gone soft, liberal, socialist, fascist even ... folks expect a handout, not prepared to work for it, earn it .. open to debate Malaysia Air, Thai Air were wonderful airlines - now disgraced, bottom of the barrel - at least Thai dont have muslim pilots, or fly over war zones ..... yet Enjoy Jack
  18. Welcome .... not sure .... a lot of kids run around trying to create solutions for problems they havent yet discovered ... Musk is one ... trying to repackage old, failed tech .... electric cars arrived before ICE cars, and failed miserably .... as the new miracle snakeoil - which he cant sell, so now he wants everyone to buy a home battery, which dirt farmers gave-up on eons ago - they failed miserably if ya turned on the transistor radio and the porch light at the same time ... imagine turning on the A/C in sweaty Pattaya or Arizona one day - kaboom, the battery just blew ya house to hell and insurance wont pay out because its not approved by God, even though the moron in the white house gave away billions in taxpayers mullah to float this bekaakde idea - drop the numbers into a spreadsheet and its pretty obvious - Musk is a thief, a crackhead who belongs on Mars Maybe give me some idea of what your environment is, what you are running, what you are trying to achieve, what hardware you have, is it mission critical, etc ... lets see if we can solve for X .. everything is possible - most solutions are off-the-shelf today ... KISS [keep it simple stupid] Regards Jack
  19. Tom .. sure ... will try ... but to answer the more important, easy stuff first .... yessir - it will run everything that MS Windows does on a desktop, and more ... .. all the day-2-day stuff like browsers, desktop publishing, word docs, spread sheets, pdf files, email, MP3/4 media files, etc, etc ... its almost indistinguishable from a MS GIU or desktop environment today - to encourage noobs to try it - this Forum runs on a Linux server. It clearly does not suffer from all the malware, viruses, phishing, et al, that MS does or it would not run the worlds servers - plus there are no royalties to pay for its use Linux, in a nutshell, is a Unix fork - an industrial-strength O/S invented by AT&T and others a long time back Here is a brief history, but be warned, bad porn is more interesting ... Fact is it works, with a huge amount of intellectual input from a lot of cats who enjoy freedom & innovation, much like what the US Constitution used to be - which is why I roll my own distro or O/S ... because I can .. admittedly its more fun re-programming a big hot V8, V12 or even a monster turbine to pump out more horsepower, but ya cant run those in your office or study without the gendarmes or black ops stooges dropping in To wit ... The history of Linux began in 1991 with the commencement of a personal project by Finnish student Linus Torvalds to create a new free operating system kernel. Since then, the resulting Linux kernel has been marked by constant growth throughout its history. Since the initial release of its source code in 1991, it has grown from a small number of C files under a license prohibiting commercial distribution to the 3.18 version in 2015 with more than 18 million lines of source code under the GNU General Public License.[1](p7) After AT&T had dropped out of the Multics project, the Unix operating system was conceived and implemented by Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie (both of AT&T Bell Laboratories) in 1969 and first released in 1970. Later they rewrote it in a new programming language, C, to make it portable. The availability and portability of Unix caused it to be widely adopted, copied and modified by academic institutions and businesses. In 1983, Richard Stallman started the GNU project with the goal of creating a free UNIX-like operating system.[2] As part of this work, he wrote the GNU General Public License (GPL). By the early 1990s there was almost enough available software to create a full operating system. However, the GNU kernel, called Hurd, failed to attract enough development effort, leaving GNU incomplete. Another free operating system project, initially released in 1977, was the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). This was developed by UC Berkeley from the 6th edition of Unix from AT&T. Since BSD contained Unix code that AT&T owned, AT&T filed a lawsuit (USL v. BSDi) in the early 1990s against the University of California. This strongly limited the development and adoption of BSD.[3][4] In 1985, Intel released the 80386, the first x86 microprocessor with a 32-bit instruction set and a memory management unit with paging.[5] In 1986, Maurice J. Bach, of AT&T Bell Labs, published The Design of the UNIX Operating System.[6] This definitive description principally covered the System V Release 2 kernel, with some new features from Release 3 and BSD. Despite being freely available, companies profit from Linux. These companies, many of which are also members of the Linux Foundation, invest substantial resources into the advancement and development of Linux, in order to make it suited for various application areas. This includes hardware donations for driver developers, cash donations for people who develop Linux software, and the employment of Linux programmers at the company. Some examples are Dell, IBM and HP, which validate, use and sell Linux on their own servers, and Red Hat and SUSE, which maintain their own enterprise distributions. Likewise, Digia supports Linux by the development and LGPL licensing of Qt, which makes the development of KDE possible, and by employing some of the X and KDE developers. KDE was the first advanced desktop environment, but it was controversial due to the then-proprietary Qt toolkit used.[24]GNOME was developed as an alternative due to licensing questions.[24] The two use a different underlying toolkit and thus involve different programming, and are sponsored by two different groups, German nonprofit KDE e.V. and the United States nonprofit GNOME Foundation. As of April 2007, one journalist estimated that KDE had 65% of market share versus 26% for GNOME.[24] In January 2008, KDE 4 was released prematurely with bugs, driving users to GNOME.[25] GNOME 3, released in April 2011, was called an "unholy mess" by Linus Torvalds due to its controversial design changes.[26] ChronologySee also: Linux adoption 1991: The Linux kernel is publicly announced on 25 August by the 21-year-old Finnish student Linus Benedict Torvalds.[11] 1992: The Linux kernel is relicensed under the GNU GPL. The first Linux distributions are created. 1993: Over 100 developers work on the Linux kernel. With their assistance the kernel is adapted to the GNU environment, which creates a large spectrum of application types for Linux. The oldest currently (as of 2015) existing Linux distribution, Slackware, is released for the first time. Later in the same year, the Debian project is established. Today it is the largest community distribution. 1994: Torvalds judges all components of the kernel to be fully matured: he releases version 1.0 of Linux. The XFree86 project contributes a graphical user interface (GUI). Commercial Linux distribution makers Red Hat and SUSE publish version 1.0 of their Linux distributions. 1995: Linux is ported to the DEC Alpha and to the Sun SPARC. Over the following years it is ported to an ever greater number of platforms. 1996: Version 2.0 of the Linux kernel is released. The kernel can now serve several processors at the same time using symmetric multiprocessing (SMP), and thereby becomes a serious alternative for many companies. 1998: Many major companies such as IBM, Compaq and Oracle announce their support for Linux. The Cathedral and the Bazaar is first published as an essay (later as a book), resulting in Netscape publicly releasing the source code to its Netscape Communicator web browser suite. Netscape's actions and crediting of the essay[46] brings Linux's open source development model to the attention of the popular technical press. In addition a group of programmers begins developing the graphical user interface KDE. 1999: A group of developers begin work on the graphical environment GNOME, destined to become a free replacement for KDE, which at the time, depends on the, then proprietary, Qt toolkit. During the year IBM announces an extensive project for the support of Linux. 2000: Dell announces that it is now the No. 2 provider of Linux-based systems worldwide and the first major manufacturer to offer Linux across its full product line.[47] 2002: The media reports that "Microsoft killed Dell Linux"[48] 2004: The XFree86 team splits up and joins with the existing X standards body to form the X.Org Foundation, which results in a substantially faster development of the X server for Linux. 2005: The project openSUSE begins a free distribution from Novell's community. Also the project OpenOffice.org introduces version 2.0 that then started supporting OASIS OpenDocument standards. 2006: Oracle releases its own distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Novell and Microsoft announce cooperation for a better interoperability and mutual patent protection. 2007: Dell starts distributing laptops with Ubuntu pre-installed on them. 2009: RedHat's market capitalization equals Sun's, interpreted as a symbolic moment for the "Linux-based economy".[49] 2011: Version 3.0 of the Linux kernel is released. 2012: The aggregate Linux server market revenue exceeds that of the rest of the Unix market.[50] 2013: Google's Linux-based Android claims 75% of the smartphone market share, in terms of the number of phones shipped.[51] 2014: Ubuntu claims 22,000,000 users.[52] Finis To summarize, the easiest way to experience Linux is to download any 'live' distro, burn the ISO and simply reboot it from ya CDROM - its live, so play with it, then reboot back to ya beloved kludgey Windows - there will be no trace of it as it was all loaded into RAM, now gone Try Mint or PCLOS here ..... http://distrowatch.com/ ... use the KDE Desktop or GUI Hope this helps - feel free to comment, ask away ... there is no such thing as a 'dumb' question, only dumb answers Regards Jack PS - as promised to GT, I will do a full Linux howto, ASAP KDE GUI
  20. I have always viewed knowledge as being essential to make informed decisions - its what us honkeys do If the PIC & 2IC have names like Mohamed & Iqbal, I wouldnt touch them with a bargepole - I consider Sir Tim Clark [Emirates] to be one of the top operators in the world, slap-bang, in the middle of Islam His flight deck is only American, Canadian, English, etc .... not muslim-one to be seen anywhere, except paying passengers - he also saved EADS from bankruptcy by buying the big fat frog flying sausage by the truck load - the service in Dubai is exemplary - great to stop off, shower, cooked breakfast, couple drinks It mitigates the extra time on the layover - less jetlag - rule of thumb - 24 hours, door-to-door anyways EASA warning .... http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/avd_11_05_2013_p03-01-633564.xml Fly safely Jack This was hysterical - luckily no deaths/injuries
  21. That would be a lot easier than thinking it thru ... we were always told to RTFM Amen to that - one of my earlier gigs was working US Military RF Transmitters - we were all required to climb the big-ass 200/300 ft towers - of course the clowns in the control room turned the power back on as soon as one stepped on board - most guys were sterile for a long time after, perhaps forever - who needed the baby-pill - life was sweet We had a store-man, who although a real peach, was a bit dim - we would toss components which he would catch and log them in as appropriate - we didnt have time to write stupid reports, returns, etc - of course the brick-like capacitors were part of the fare that he caught - it had two large exposed terminals on top which he was very careful to avoid - we always discharged them before handling them as they pack massive currents One day some dick charged one and returned it - the throw was perfect and Alex caught it beautifully with the contacts making skin contact - he did a backflip which knocked him unconscious - it wasnt the discharge - it was the head bash when he hit the concrete floor that did it ... he took it like a champ ... no bitching nothing ... free beers for life ... today one would get court-marshaled by some bearded, PC transvestite, illegal immigrant wearing clown pants, a dress, toting a Quran Glad y'all enjoying the fun Regards Jack
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