MrPotatoeHead

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

The Open Document Foundation was formed to keep the Oracle-dead Open Office going as Libre Office. They've done a great job. For some reason Open Office, under new management, still continues but is not quite as advanced as LO is.

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The only law breaking action was printing Microsoft and Dell logos. Without those he would have been fine. He now knows that.

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He doesn't stand a chance in the Democratic party cesspool that is Illinois. The current governor may be a Republican. He made zero progress until he gave into the Chicago machine that has run Illinois behind closed doors since the mob became the real power during prohibition. Illinois is shrinking, fiscally broke, and yet no one gives a shit about a "Nazi" republican because he's DOA as a candidate.

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It sounds like it may be trying to teach humans what the words mean in Orca-speak, or to get the human to speak back in Orca. I think these creatures are much more intelligent than people are.

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

Turkey may be ahead of the US in the race to become the craziest Big Brother state.

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Dolphin life experiences are so incredibly different from ours that they have no conception of our experience outside of seeing us in boats and scuba diving, nor we of theirs, even though we think we do. I hope AI can eventually translate the language into human words that communicate closely enough for us to have real conversations.

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I burned DVD's and made some bootable USB drives or about a dozen live distros. The one that worked best for my machine, my workflow, and automatically found my networked printer was Linux Mint. Each distro has quirks. Try as many different ones as you can. Keep a list of pros and cons. Keep Tor on hand for special occasions as it's too slow for everyday use. Enjoy.

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I suspect that Trump thinks that anyone without a bathroom made of pure gold lives in a shithole. Remember that he thought that living in the White House was a step down from his gold encrusted home.

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Apparently, all the real problems were resolved. What a stupid thing for the NYT to print. They deserve to go under ASAP.

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Isn't anything that's useful in teh hands of a powerful few? Of course there are small local businesses that complete on quality and convenience, in many ares. But, overall, mega-corps are making most everything. Look at Korea and its Chaebol.

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People are kept from the truth about how sugar was pushed when fat was blamed for obesity by Harvard scientists 50 years ago, after they were paid to modify the research to omit sugar as the bad guy. With less sugar consumed, it's easier to stay in shape and avoid the pitfalls of diabetes T2.

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The message I got from the link is that coal is dying out, slowly, as a viable power source. Workers were laid off. I don't think it's really about climate science as much as it's about what forms of energy creation are most cost effective. Today, coal is near the bottom of the list.

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Yes, because it gives people a time to take a break from their daily grind I personally don't give or accept gifts, and think the concept of year end commercialism is stupid. I also think the made-up Valentines Day is stupid also.

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Single party central control of an economy has a limited life. The people on top of communist countries, as they've been run in the past and present, get used to a softer way of life, and eventually lose touch with the people's needs. Mega-corporations produce the same result, the little person is taken advantage of and replaced when it becomes cost effective to do so.

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

We have the technology to identify alloys. The military didn't even try on this one. Military intelligence in this case is a contradiction in terms.

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Which ever side has the most lobby dollars will be the winner. This is a sad situation.

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MrPotatoeHead wrote

I would argue that today, understanding ones meaning is more important than correct spelling. It's one of the downsides to globalism. I say potatoe, you say ...

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Great point. If hunted to extinction, bring them back if possible for another chance to live as a species on our planet.

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I presume that "don't judge a book by its cover" doesn't always translate to "don't judge a dude by his haircut".

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I doubt that it was done for any reason other than to create farmland and to obtain wood for housing. Climate change, as understood today, wasn't on the radar hundreds of years ago. The only link in the article to support the supposition is to another story on the same web site about a bird extinction. Why make up a fringe reason for settler deforestation, when the practical reality speaks for itself.

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Shit like this led me to install Tor browser. ISP's are not our friends.