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by Taxythingy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What's a good vacuum?
Replies: 49
Views: 3278

Re: What's a good vacuum?

We ran into this problem about two months ago. Solution was to move from the old & broken Hoover canister vacuum to a Dyson V8. It's great. If there's a bit of dirt/leaves around the entrances, grab, vac, done. Have never flattened the battery. It does a perfectly cromulent job on the normal set...
by Taxythingy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: A trick for your tired eyes
Replies: 30
Views: 1908

Re: A trick for your tired eyes

OP: Unless and until you can provide proper citations for what you are describing, I strongly disagree with your conclusions. I can give three partial explanations which might fit: 1. CRT monitors have (or may have, I forget) a tendency to be brighter than many LCDs, which will generally reduce the ...
by Taxythingy
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Stupid and terrible software.
Replies: 82
Views: 10987

Re: Stupid and terrible software.

...the installer would refuse to continue if you didn't have .Net 4.5 installed, including if you had 4.6 or newer installed. What moron couldn't fathom that 4.5 might not be the last version of .NET ever? Just ran into some lab instrument software that doesn't like Windows 10. The installer checks...
by Taxythingy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux for College Students
Replies: 64
Views: 23382

Re: Linux for College Students

I recently did the Software Carpentry course on the Unix shell through my work. Found it to be a really good introduction, particularly to piping shell commands. I previously had experience with Linux VMs, but this filled in some blanks. The course material is available online (google "software...
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