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dwise1
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Message 46 of 59 (894883)
05-31-2022 1:50 PM
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05-31-2022 1:05 PM


Re: Linux!!!
The best thing on my Windows box was my UNIX utilities. Until Win10 went to 64 bits and don't allow them (or any other 16-bit programs) to run. When Windows screwed up its search utility (worked great and saved me many times up to XP, but wouldn't work starting with Win7) it was grep that kept me sane.
Most of my writing is text using a third party editor, Note Tab Pro. I only use Word for a few things, like forms I've created and my study notes for Russian. I remember from a C programming forum I mentored on someone getting errors on a short program that looked fine ... except there was something odd about that double quote symbol. It turned out that he had written the source code in a word processor, so I advised him to never do that again but rather always use a text editor for coding. On my brother-in-law's eMac, I was surprised to find a text editor, but I had to dig really deep to find it. When I mentioned it to him, he couldn't begin to imagine why anyone would need one (he's a PhD).
One of my first word processors was WordPerfect which I loved and sorely miss. You could go into reveal mode and see the embedded formatting codes and even edit them directly to fix any problem. You cannot do that in Word.

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Message 47 of 59 (894887)
05-31-2022 2:51 PM
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05-31-2022 1:50 PM


Re: Linux!!!
Even the command names made sense.
make did what the name implied.
grep was a general regular expression program
ed was an editor
and awk .... um
and creat ... um

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Message 48 of 59 (894889)
05-31-2022 2:58 PM
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05-31-2022 2:51 PM


Re: Linux!!!
I learned grep as being the ed command for global/regular expression/print.
And awk was named for its creators: Aho, Weinstein, and Kernighan.

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Message 49 of 59 (894894)
05-31-2022 4:43 PM
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05-31-2022 2:58 PM


Re: Linux!!!
And why creat?

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Message 50 of 59 (894895)
05-31-2022 5:01 PM
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05-31-2022 4:43 PM


Re: Linux!!!
I actually had to look up creat(). It looks like a version of open() that just creates a file. So the name is a slightly abbreviated form of "create".
I programmed in C for nearly 30 years and never used creat(), so I didn't even remember it.

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Message 51 of 59 (894910)
06-01-2022 9:31 PM
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05-31-2022 12:55 AM


Re: My Imaging Computer Died Yesterday
The parts for my computer rebuild came today.
Intel doesn't include a cooler or thermal paste with their processors anymore, who knew?
I have a custom cooler that I will reuse, but I will have to drive to Salem tomorrow to get the thermal tape from BestBuy.

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Message 52 of 59 (894972)
06-04-2022 10:21 AM
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06-01-2022 9:31 PM


Re: My Imaging Computer Died Yesterday
I got the new computer built, the the RAM is defective, so I need to get that replaced...disappointing!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 53 of 59 (895055)
06-06-2022 11:33 PM
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06-04-2022 10:21 AM


Re: My Imaging Computer Died Yesterday
Well, it turned out that I didn't quite get the RAM seated all the way into the slots/sockets. This is my 1st ASUS motherboard and I am not impressed with the RAM or expansion slots as they are a a lot more difficult to insert the component than my old Gigabyte motherboards.. My air CPU cooler would not fit so I installed my first fluid cooling system. Got it running and setting up the BIOS, and drivers, etc. and I should be off and running, but when I try and install the operating system I get a message that the system is incompatible. I was hoping to use my old graphics/video card because the prices are so high on them right now, but a new $500 dollar superduper graphics card should be here tomorrow and then if everything goes ok, a day of installing software and I should be back in business.
ABE: Meanwhile I'm missing out on getting images of several developmental stages of my dragonfly nymphs that I'd hoped to capture. They are thriving on microorganisms I rear in rainwater and pond mud buckets on my patio.
Life is good when your nymphs are thriving!

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Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 54 of 59 (895684)
07-10-2022 8:26 PM


Just thought this was a cool picture of four dragonflies.

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Message 55 of 59 (895685)
07-10-2022 11:14 PM
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07-10-2022 8:26 PM


dragonfly pic
are those teeth?? wow, scary!!

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Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

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Message 56 of 59 (895686)
07-10-2022 11:31 PM
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07-10-2022 8:26 PM


Yeah that image has been making the rounds on facebook the last couple weeks. And those are damselflies.
I'm finally getting some summer weather and the flight season is in full swing here. I have spent several hours the last 3 days knee deep i a stream with my camera.
Boy I have missed that!

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 57 of 59 (895688)
07-11-2022 5:52 AM
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07-10-2022 11:31 PM


Yeah I was thinking they couldn’t really be dragonflies as their wings were folded back.

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Message 58 of 59 (895706)
07-11-2022 1:56 PM
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07-11-2022 5:52 AM


That particular photo looks staged to me. Over the last few years there have been a large series of popular images of charismatic small animals in "cute" poses. The first ones I remember were tropical frogs in the rain. It turned out that the guy who shot most of them glued his subjects into position.
It has been fascinating to watch how certain images go "viral" on social media and rapidly are shared thousand and sometimes million of times.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 59 of 59 (895711)
07-12-2022 11:43 AM
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07-11-2022 1:56 PM


Tanypteryx writes:
It has been fascinating to watch how certain images go "viral" on social media and rapidly are shared thousand and sometimes million of times.
Too bad the truth doesn't propagate that quickly.

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
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