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Hold steady for now | Use an operating system you're comfortable with.

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Another week, another post, but not what I had planned. I’ve been spending more time working with the latest Windows 10 upgrade. Today I just shut it down and went back to MX. (Check out the post on Linux MX) There’s nothing about the new version that I really need. It’s not a bad design, and I think it’s probably the best incarnation of Windows OS I’ve ever worked with, but I don’t really need it. It won’t be my daily driver, I tried, but I seemed to spend more time navigating around than I really needed. Having Ubuntu supported was useful, but I could see how things were starting to get a bit busy in that if I’m just working with the Linux shell - why do I need Windows?It feels like carrying around a huge toolbox full of tools when I probably won’t need any of them, or when all I really

Lemon-Lime on Ice

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Lemon-Lime Gatorade and crushed ice is (almost, coffee still #1) my new favorite beverage. I know it seems wrong, but it’s pretty nice on hot humid days - especially when I’m waiting for Windows 10 Update Assistant to finish upgrading Windows 10 on my Lenovo ThinkPad. So slow, I know I should be patient, so I finish some other work I’m chipping away at on another Linux laptop. I downloaded the latest Win 10 64 bit iso also just in case I have to build from scratch, but I wanted to have my current configuration updated by the Update Assistant so I could experience the method many users would choose.Thus, the cold beverage on such a hot day. (Which I just spilled)This entire exercise started this morning as a plan to play around with the new Windows Command line. The iso I had on hand was ve

Too Much Heat!

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A lot of weather alerts and advisories today. Global warming slowly cooks the North Eastern states. Really?. CPU temperatures push past recommended operating limits. Now that seems plausible, or does it? Regardless of what you believe to be the cause of our current weather, we all agree......It's hot! The power grid continues to provide air conditioners precious energy to cool all those lucky enough to avoid the heat and humidity. If you work outside in the heat, you know bitter cold is just a few months away and you’re probably thinking about it. Keep hydrated, and remember that the ice age we were all warned about doesn’t sound so bad now. This weather brews thunderstorms, and thunderstorms have a tendency to knock out power. When the lights go out on hot summer nig

Area 51 Goofy Goofy Goofy!

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Earthquake at China Lake, Power outage in NYC, tropical storm, flooding, strong thunderstorms and more strange weather - all random events with very little in common other than a cautious reminder that things happen. Sometimes you can avoid trouble, sometimes you can’t. Now there are those who can’t get into enough trouble, so they look for it. The idea that there are people toying with the idea of walking into Area 51 (Groom Lake)to see what’s there. This seems like a bad idea. You’re either going to get in trouble and have a big let down, or you might actually find an alien who is famished. That would probably be much worse. If there are actual space aliens at Area 51, leave them alone. They’re probably doing important work redesigning the next iPhone, or working on Hot Fixes f

The War of Automation

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What happens when +90% of the jobs are not automated? No longer will we need doctors or surgeons, instead hospitals will just need a single person to decide on moral choices. More of a supervisor that really their time will be spent monitoring the machines. Kids will have no idea humans would drive trucks or even personal vehicles. They'll say "Why did you not care about safety and efficiency. Robots/Machines are better in every aspect." Side note: any movies like Terminator or iRobot will no longer be legal to watch Population Control: Concerns of overpopulation begin to be debated by the top 1%, with no longer having to work or work +40hrs a week births begin to increase. Wars are fought in the cyber world, no longer will militaries need boots on the ground as much rather than boots ...