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#2976 2019-10-12 14:03:04

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

My favorite was

Yogi went to his favorite pizza place for lunch. He ordered his usual pizza, but told the server, "You'd better cut it into six pieces, today. I don't think I'm hungry enough for eight."

And, of course, Yogi Bear's name was taken from Yogi Berra, not vice versa.

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#2977 2019-10-13 04:02:44

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

ratcheer wrote:

Yogi Bear's name was taken from Yogi Berra, not vice versa.

This I now realize. smile

Television was not apparently invented by John Yogi Bear, but in 50's Britain nobody had heard of Yogi Berra.


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#2978 2019-10-13 05:22:11

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johnraff wrote:

Yogi Berra

Every family has one.

Berraism "I never said most of the things I said" applies to 99 % of citations of any celebrity.

Yogi Berra: "It’s like déjà vu all over again."
Matti Nykänen: "Every time I jump I get that feeling of “bon voyage”, the feeling that I’ve been here before."

That's why I usually don't watch sports, it just feels like replaying same action over and over again. What a waste of precious moments.

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#2979 2019-10-13 07:14:11

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Re: Completely Off Topic Chat

nore wrote:

That's why I usually don't watch sports, it just feels like replaying same action over and over again. What a waste of precious moments.

Best comment ever.


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#2980 2019-10-13 07:24:35

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nore wrote:

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That's why I usually don't watch sports, it just feels like replaying same action over and over again. What a waste of precious moments.

I'll have to learn how to stop breathing then, and do something more constructive wink


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#2981 2019-10-13 08:14:45

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Ventilation is autonomous, you can breathe while blendering.

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#2982 2019-10-13 10:47:36

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Hey, I'm a good multitasker - I can listen to Test Match cricket on the radio while watching the football on the TV, AND drink beer, all at the same time as doing stuff on the laptop!


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#2983 2019-10-13 11:38:02

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You're a good woman, damo.

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#2984 2019-10-13 23:35:08

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My favorite, after the one you posted, is... "No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded."

But W.C. Fields and Dean Martin still have my favorite (alcoholic) quotes.

Fields... "I never drink water. Fish fuck in it." (Paraphrased in an episode of Archer)

Martin... "You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on."

@Glitter, right on about the Shure's sonic characteristics . I'm boosting the signal via Audacity. I'll experiment with the mic shield.

The thing is basically indestructible, and a very reasonable loaner considering it belongs to the radio station. The Scarlett is the dude's private property. He believes in me, I won't let him down.

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#2985 2019-10-14 13:54:13

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My favorite W. C. Fields quote (loosely): "I remember the time we were stranded on safari with no supplies except food and water."

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#2986 2019-10-14 17:55:05

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^ reminds me of this "Gentleman joke" - blokes at a cocktail party are bragging about their experiences in the desert:

Bloke: We went for a whole week without anything to drink!

Lady: Didn't you have any water at all?

Bloke (with a condescending smile): My lady, nobody was thinking about washing in that situation!

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#2987 2019-10-15 00:49:07

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W.C. Fields: Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.


One attributed to Winston Churchill but Churchill was paraphrasing a line from a W.C. Fields film where his character has been told he's drunk...

"Yeah, and you’re crazy. But I’ll be sober tomorrow and you’ll be crazy the rest of your life."

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#2988 2019-10-15 01:36:16

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"The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." --Martin Mull

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#2989 2019-10-15 04:59:07

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Back onto something completely off topic, here's what I have for the first 13 minutes of my first dub-reggae radio show. The station wants a show-intro, I don't want that. I have my voice doing a station ID with pitch-shift (down), reverb and delay. I want the first 1 or 2 tracks to be straight up jams, no talking, then I introduce myself, then another track at least before I introduce the show. I'll put together some outro music to list the tracks and sign off, and I'll talk a bit more in the second half of the show, but it's going to be 90% drum-and-bass-centric instrumental music with scattered vocals (aka dub).

Purely for ego and pride, and especially insecurity, I want to post it...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PHVfon … sp=sharing

edit- The tracks. Some fairly recent (2006, practically brand new for reggae) Radiohead "Everything In Its Right Place" dub...

https://www.discogs.com/Enrico-Cacace-D … se/1787868

Mad Professor/Robotiks, Echoes of a Deaf Journalist, from My Computer's Acting Strange (1986)...

https://www.discogs.com/Robotiks-My-Com … se/1472059

Mad Professor/Massive Attack, Sly (Eternal Dub), 1995...

https://www.discogs.com/Massive-Attack- … ster/32639

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#2990 2019-10-16 02:32:09

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Thoughts on Debian 10? They seem to be moving everything to Gtk3, which isn't good IMO.

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#2991 2019-10-16 03:18:06

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Debian has been using Gnome as the default forever, and the GTK3 deal was sealed with gnome-shell as the default on Stretch (Debian 9). The default Buster desktop system is just the continuation of gnome-shell, gdm3 and systemd.

That said, Debian is still amazingly stable and has endless customization potential. It's the reason we're so dedicated to BL...

https://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/BunsenLabs

Must be a page update glitch on that link, we've been active for 4 years now, not just since January 2019.

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#2992 2019-10-16 04:41:03

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^I think that date is when the page was last updated, hence the freshness of the "active" status, or something.


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#2993 2019-10-17 05:32:30

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obscurant wrote:

Thoughts on Debian 10? They seem to be moving everything to Gtk3, which isn't good IMO.

I don't think it's Debian per se doing that, and it's been going on for ages.
I bit the bullet some time ago, installed gtk3-mushrooms and stopped worrying about it. That's Arch-centric unfortunately... and it also doesn't have performance improvements afaics. For that there's a few tricks in the arch wiki.
Essentially, this should help some:

#~ https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GNOME/Tips_and_tricks#Disable_animations
#~ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations false

# i really hope this fixes it all...
gtk-enable-animations=0

# https://askubuntu.com/a/296406
gtk-primary-button-warps-slider=false

but I'd prefer if someone just removed the code from the source, and offered that as a package.

I just hope GIMP will never, ever move away from GTK2.
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#2994 2019-10-17 05:37:20

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hhh wrote:

I want the first 1 or 2 tracks to be straight up jams, no talking, then I introduce myself, then another track at least before I introduce the show. I'll put together some outro music to list the tracks and sign off, and I'll talk a bit more in the second half of the show, but it's going to be 90% drum-and-bass-centric instrumental music with scattered vocals (aka dub).

I love shows that concentrate on the music, but I also like to get info about the tracks played.
The best compromise for me is a fairly straight-forward rhythm of: introduce the next 3 (or maximum 4) tracks, play them, after that say again what was played, introduce the next few tracks etc.
That's how some of my favorite DJs (used to) do it, so I guess I'm not the only one.

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#2995 2019-10-18 05:21:31

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ohnonot wrote:

Essentially, this should help some:
[code...

May I suggest, that you add this into Scripts, tutorials and tricks? With a little explanation of why, what and where.

ohnonot wrote:

I just hope GIMP will never, ever move away from GTK2.
angel

Why?

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#2996 2019-10-19 08:25:43

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nore wrote:
ohnonot wrote:

I just hope GIMP will never, ever move away from GTK2.
angel

Why?

IDK, I think GIMP is the one biggest and most used package using GTK2, so if GIMP moves away from that, some people might start calling GTK2 "dead".
What I really meant: I hope GTK2 never dies. It's really much faster and lighter and limited in a good way - it does what it's supposed to do.
Also the invention of theme engines was pretty genius; you can easily create themes by applying a simple set of colours to various engines. You can even combine theme engines in one theme. The rest is just plain text configuration. Look where we are nowadays with GTK3.

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#2997 2019-10-19 18:54:30

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The irony is that "GTK" stands for "GIMP Toolkit", not "GNOME Toolkit" as many think. I reckon they can use their own graphical toolkit however they like!

https://wiki.gimp.org/wiki/Roadmap

GIMP 3.0

The focus of this version is to complete the GTK+3 port.

Benefits:

    Better maintained version of GTK+
    Better Wacom support
    Better handling of HiDPI displays
    Wayland support on Linux
    Refactored code, easier to build new features upon


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#2998 2019-10-19 20:38:03

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I like "GIMP ToolKit" I could live with that.


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#2999 2019-10-19 22:14:48

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damo wrote:

The irony is that "GTK" stands for "GIMP Toolkit", not "GNOME Toolkit" as many think.

GIMP itself stands for Gnu Image Manipulation Program. So 3 possible references in 2 acronyms, GNOME, Gnu and Gtk.

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#3000 2019-10-20 08:19:19

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GTK#Linux/Unix

GTK was originally designed and used in the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) as a replacement of the Motif toolkit; at some point Peter Mattis became disenchanted with Motif and began to write his own GUI toolkit named the GIMP toolkit and had successfully replaced Motif by the 0.60 release of GIMP.[37] Finally GTK was re-written to be object-oriented and was renamed GTK+.[38] This was first used in the 0.99 release of GIMP. GTK was subsequently adopted for maintenance by the GNOME Foundation, which uses it in the GNOME desktop environment.


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