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BristolUK Oct 25th 2019 6:06 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12753975)
The old laptop (HP Pavillion ZE2000)...


:rofl:

BuckinghamshireBoy Oct 25th 2019 6:11 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by caretaker (Post 12753979)
I'd say you deserve another beer for all that.

Thanks.

I still have one of these in stock, but I guess it will have to wait a bit.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...0a97d1edaa.png

BuckinghamshireBoy Oct 25th 2019 7:54 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12753988)

A period piece indeed.

The flintlock didn't appear to have Bluetooth, but the vase would almost definitely have been Windows-ready.

Always good to see Arthur strutting his stuff.

Do you have any Percy Thrower in your archive?

BristolUK Oct 25th 2019 10:06 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12754016)
Do you have any Percy Thrower in your archive?

Lots on youtube it appears.


Tweedpipe Oct 26th 2019 2:37 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12754016)
A period piece indeed.

The flintlock didn't appear to have Bluetooth, but the vase would almost definitely have been Windows-ready.

Always good to see Arthur strutting his stuff.

Do you have any Percy Thrower in your archive?

The mention of Percy Thrower made me smile. I recall an amusing quote from Adge Cutler - the bard of the West Country (BristolUK will surely remember 'ee).
Adge, on describing a new record release of himself and the Wurzels said, "When Jimmy Young 'eard it, he hung up. When Johnny Cash 'eard it, he cashed up. And Percy Thrower didn't think much of it either!"


caretaker Oct 26th 2019 3:39 pm

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BristolUK Oct 26th 2019 7:03 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by Tweedpipe (Post 12754298)
The mention of Percy Thrower made me smile. I recall an amusing quote from Adge Cutler - the bard of the West Country (BristolUK will surely remember 'ee).
Adge, on describing a new record release of himself and the Wurzels said, "When Jimmy Young 'eard it, he hung up. When Johnny Cash 'eard it, he cashed up. And Percy Thrower didn't think much of it either!"

That sounds like something Fred Wedlock would have said.



Tweedpipe Oct 26th 2019 8:59 pm

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I'd wager it was the Avonmouth Bard himself.
Just checked but can't find a link. Have most of his original albums back in the UK, so not able to confirm on which the above Percy Thrower quote was made.
Now how did we get from Linux to Percy and beyond? :lol:

Still haven't had time to complete the bootable USB stick to install MX Linux, as - just for an aside experience, I've been renovating two early iPhones, a 3G and 4G with broken screens, dead batteries etc, back to original condition. Never done this before, and great fun. Just completed the 4G which (to my surprise) again works a treat. And Apple claim that all iPhone batteries are non-user replaceable, which is nonsense.

Before, and dead as a dodo. Even after charging attempt:


After. And as good as new (pity about the early iOS though):

BuckinghamshireBoy Oct 26th 2019 10:02 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by Tweedpipe (Post 12754427)
...Now how did we get from Linux to Percy and beyond? :lol:

Mea culpa. :o

The answer lies in the motherboard soil.

Tomorrow's broadcast will likely involve the delicate subject of "best modem eliminator 2019".
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...4007ee97f2.jpg


BristolUK Oct 26th 2019 10:14 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by Tweedpipe (Post 12754427)
I'd wager it was the Avonmouth Bard himself. Avonmouth Bard

I've got Fred's version of that too. Or rather I did have. Pretty sure I didn't bring the LP with me.
I moved to Canada from Totterdown :rofl:


Tweedpipe Oct 27th 2019 10:08 am

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12754466)
I've got Fred's version of that too. Or rather I did have. Pretty sure I didn't bring the LP with me.
I moved to Canada from Totterdown :rofl:

Shouldn't that read 'Toerdown gert lush'.;)
I'm ex Fishponds, for my sins.:o

BuckinghamshireBoy Oct 27th 2019 3:07 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 
This is like falling off a bicycle. :lol:


I also found another USB stick with "something" on it - I'm guessing it's an old Manjaro, but I'll need to have another look.
It's not Manjaro, it's gpartd.


The USB to PS/2 splitter could be naff, but I have the means to verify that.
It's naff.


Why Mint won't cohabit remains unanswered.
Because it has nowhere to go. Booting up with the gpartd USB showed the hard disk to be MBR rather than GPT, and that there were two hidden partitions alongside the known two, so no vacancies.

Time for a beer. :nod:

BristolUK Oct 28th 2019 10:53 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by Tweedpipe (Post 12754591)
Shouldn't that read 'Toerdown gert lush'.;)
I'm ex Fishponds, for my sins.:o

Passed Lodge House many a time on the cyclepath. Went to the Lido as a kid a few times.

BristolUK Oct 28th 2019 10:55 pm

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I reckon they should rename it Linus.

And since Halloween is almost upon us


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c08a1ecdb1.jpg

BuckinghamshireBoy Oct 28th 2019 11:51 pm

Re: Linux - Installing & using
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12755506)
I reckon they should rename it Linus.

And since Halloween is almost upon us


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c08a1ecdb1.jpg

You knew this, right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Torvalds

I still claim my €5.64 (or whatever it is today)


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