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  1. Thread: Brand Names

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    Rizla seems to be a generic term for just about...

    Rizla seems to be a generic term for just about any cigarette rolling paper, even though other brands (Swan for example) exist.
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    I walk for a total of around 10 hours every...

    I walk for a total of around 10 hours every single week. I know what you mean nujinini. I haven't been looking at Linux for a while now, but if you're at all sedentary you will put weight on...
  3. Thread: H1N1 Infuenza

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    I live in what is supposedly the UK's premier...

    I live in what is supposedly the UK's premier swine flu hotspot - Birmingham. So far I haven't met anyone who's had it... I caught a cold a few weeks ago which I thought might be swine flu at first,...
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    I'm just about to become the co-founder of a...

    I'm just about to become the co-founder of a housing co-operative. Of course there's no guarantee of success (any group of people can set one up: it's not hard!) but it's a viable alternative to the...
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    I once dreamed I had woken up, but in fact I was...

    I once dreamed I had woken up, but in fact I was still dreaming. Then I woke up... but in fact I was still dreaming. Then I really woke up.

    It's not an experience I would recommend to you! :shock:
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    How completely laughable! So using a terminal is...

    How completely laughable! So using a terminal is a sign of criminal behaviour is it? Sounds like a serious case of institutionalised ignorance to me.

    By the way, I went to Boston College. Wrong...
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    That's very cool Lucky: El Fauno is a great film....

    That's very cool Lucky: El Fauno is a great film. I just watched one called 'The Reader' starring Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet and David Kross. A boy falls ill and is taken in by an emotionally...
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    Actually your output from mount doesn't list any...

    Actually your output from mount doesn't list any CD/DVD drives at all... What you have listed there are hard drives (this seems to be normal for Mandriva, so don't panic).

    Actually what I said was...
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    Hmm - your drives are mounted all right. I see...

    Hmm - your drives are mounted all right. I see you're using SCSI drives... I don't know much about those but I think you need a driver which might not be loaded. If your kernel is looking for the...
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    Hi - if you open a terminal and type 'mount'...

    Hi - if you open a terminal and type 'mount' what's your output? Here's mine for example:


    fingal@pickle> mount
    /dev/hda1 on / type ext3 (rw)
    none on /proc type proc (rw)
    /dev/hda6 on /home...
  11. I don't work in IT and most of my Linux...

    I don't work in IT and most of my Linux experience is with desktop distros (currently using Mandriva) but as you're focussing on networks and a professional environment you might take a look at...
  12. Thread: Still around...

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    Very kind of you - thanks! It's more of a...

    Very kind of you - thanks! It's more of a creative project with some friends. A bit like the whole of life really, when you think about it. :D - Namaste
  13. Thread: Still around...

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    Thanks Mike - I thought rather than try to do too...

    Thanks Mike - I thought rather than try to do too many things I'd just concentrate on just a few. Cheers!
  14. Thread: Still around...

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    Still around...

    Dear LF.org

    Sorry I haven't been able to contribute to LFO very much lately. I've been involved in a writing project for over a year now, and its taken over a little bit. That, and the increasing...
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    I've done this successfully using Skype...

    I've done this successfully using Skype.
  16. Thread: Dieting

    by fingal
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    I walk a lot (about 6 hours+ per week) so that...

    I walk a lot (about 6 hours+ per week) so that helps to keep my weight down, but I've put some on this year. I know you hate caffeine, but if you drink green tea (and learn to brew it correctly*)...
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    Yep... it hasn't been going very long, and it...

    Yep... it hasn't been going very long, and it reflects my personal development (beyond this forum). I call it 'Boho Musings' and I don't post to it very much. This is deliberate because I could write...
  18. Thread: A dying giant !

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    I think the opening post sums it up. It's just a...

    I think the opening post sums it up. It's just a marketing ploy to hype up Windows products - nothing more. 'Free' is used in an MS context (we all know it can mean something else on here!)

    The...
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    We're keeping it very simple. A few gifts and a...

    We're keeping it very simple. A few gifts and a family dinner. We've had to do Christmas this way for a few years due to my dad's illness.

    To be honest, it's fine that way. Simple is good at this...
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    I know what's it's like to be car dependent. I...

    I know what's it's like to be car dependent. I grew up in what is still a very rural area (fields for miles around) and without a car, you couldn't do much.

    These days gasoline costs me $0 because...
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    You're very kind Lucky... That quote has been...

    You're very kind Lucky... That quote has been buzzing around in my brain for over a week for some reason. One of my favourite books too. :grin:
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    From a book I know: T.H. White, The Once and...

    From a book I know:

    T.H. White, The Once and Future King
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    The way I choose passwords is to think of a...

    The way I choose passwords is to think of a sentence which I'll remember, then use the first letter from each word. Then, if I think I can change a letter into a number, I will do. After that, I...
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    Poll: One of my favourite musicians is the guitarist...

    One of my favourite musicians is the guitarist and singer/songwriter Richard Thompson. He released an album called '1000 Years of Popular Music'. So your poll doesn't go back far enough for me!...
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    Hi Giles - I'd love to help you not protest, but...

    Hi Giles - I'd love to help you not protest, but I won't be able to. Oddly, I'll be in London on November the 8th to meet up with a group of people who also won't be protesting.

    I liked 'V for...
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