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by Thin Man
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Debian 9.1 root password
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Debian 9.1 root password

just brew it! wrote:
On the bright side, it's really a generic set of instructions for recovering from "I don't know the root password" situations, regardless of how you got there. :wink:


Quite true. And at my age anything that helps the memory is good. :lol:
by Thin Man
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Debian 9.1 root password
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Debian 9.1 root password

Have you tried booting into single user / recovery mode and resetting the password from there? That will be my next attempt. So far it won't accept the root password to do anything. Thought I'd ask before I floundered around too much. Thanks for the suggestion. Turns out you need the root password ...
by Thin Man
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Debian 9.1 root password
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Debian 9.1 root password

whm1974 wrote:
I didn't know that Debian's found had died. Sad to see to him go, he will be missed.


Dec. of 2015 he apparently committed suicide. Yes sad case.
by Thin Man
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Debian 9.1 root password
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Debian 9.1 root password

Have you tried booting into single user / recovery mode and resetting the password from there?


That will be my next attempt. So far it won't accept the root password to do anything. Thought I'd ask before I floundered around too much. Thanks for the suggestion.
by Thin Man
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Debian 9.1 root password
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Debian 9.1 root password

Greetings Esteemed fellow Gerbils. By chance is anyone else here fighting with Debian 9.1? Seems to be a problem with it accepting the root password that was entered at install. Ive done some searching and found it's not uncommon, but didn't find a lot in the way of answers to the problem. 9.0 had s...
by Thin Man
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?
Replies: 51
Views: 2227

Re: Do you use the Windows "Documents" folder?

On my Windows box I have two drives. The system drive is a 960 EVO m.2, storage drive is a WD blue 1TB HDD. I use the Windows library folders for temporary storage of things such as new downloads, documents currently in progress, pictures being processed, etc. My games are on the WD along with thing...
by Thin Man
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: Holy Mining Crash Batman
Replies: 99
Views: 5966

Re: Holy Mining Crash Batman

by Thin Man
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: RIP: Martin Landau
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: RIP: Martin Landau

Lest we forget, Ed Wood. Best Supporting Actor Oscar for Landau, it was well deserved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZ10wLxSYUs
by Thin Man
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

Captain Ned wrote:
Well, the trailing period behind Pent doesn't help, but for those of us who grew up during the Cold War the intent of this topic title was instantly obvious.


Yes, using those trailing periods is a bad habit of mine that I'm trying to fix. Apparently I need to try harder. :wink:
by Thin Man
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

BTW, what is "Nyet for Pent."? It looked like some PUI text to me, or may be I'm stupid or something. :o "Not yet for Pentagon"?


Nyet is one way of saying no in Russian.
by Thin Man
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.
Replies: 21
Views: 1166

Re: Kaspersky Nyet for Pent.

I've never used Kaspersky myself. However from the opinions I've seen given by people who should know what they're talking about, it may well be a very good program. Maybe that's why the alphabet crowd (FBI,CIA,NSA,DOJ,etc.) doesn't like it. Just because it's based in Russia doesn't necessarily mean...
by Thin Man
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Let's be fair, I kinda like penguins...Although I do have to say I've never found a six foot one that could run a hundred miles an hour...But then again, I'm not Finnish or Swedish...I guess it makes a difference... Little known fact: There is a species of subterranean penguin living underneath the...
by Thin Man
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Flipping that point on its head, all of us are no strangers to tons of situations that could have been avoided if users would just have some common sense about their computing devices. Ohh I agree, however, "common sense" is a strange thing. I once witnessed an auto mechanic asking a lady...
by Thin Man
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Let's be fair, I kinda like penguins...Although I do have to say I've never found a six foot one that could run a hundred miles an hour...But then again, I'm not Finnish or Swedish...I guess it makes a difference... Little known fact: There is a species of subterranean penguin living underneath the...
by Thin Man
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Yeah, users reading documentation or "working around the system." Let me know when you meet those outside of forums like these. No offense, though, I do understand your point but it simply doesn't correlate with reality. And in all fairness, should it? It's 2017, and much like a car will ...
by Thin Man
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: The positive parts of Linux.
Replies: 43
Views: 1644

Re: The positive parts of Linux.

Let's be fair, I kinda like penguins...Although I do have to say I've never found a six foot one that could run a hundred miles an hour...But then again, I'm not Finnish or Swedish...I guess it makes a difference...
by Thin Man
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?
Replies: 154
Views: 3218

Re: Any Spam eaters here(Yes the canned meat product)?

I have been known to consume spam and eggs when I'm in the mood. And sometimes a couple slices on bread with mustard can hit the spot.
Also I'm a Monty Python fan.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anwy2MPT5RE
by Thin Man
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)
Replies: 23
Views: 1159

Re: CUI (Clicking Under the Influence)

Couple of days ago I woke up in the morning to find I had an icon for Warhammer Dawn of War on my desktop. I don't like strategy games. I had been drinking a little Patr'on the night before.
I guess that qualifies, but the exact details are fuzzy......
by Thin Man
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 645
Views: 75058

Re: What are you playing right now?

Gears of War 4 on my PC thru Xbox. So far so good. My only complaint is that you would think that a pair of 30mm cannons would be able to shoot through a packing crate and blast the bad guy...but...nooooooo, you have to wait till he pokes his head up first. So now I got blowed up. Never fear, I'll b...
by Thin Man
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Batman Ends
Replies: 11
Views: 1167

Re: Batman Ends

To Bat Heaven Old Chum...RIP and know that you will be missed :cry:
by Thin Man
Mon May 29, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: How long before your last build started to fail?
Replies: 76
Views: 3853

Re: How long before your last build started to fail?

My goof double post :oops:
by Thin Man
Fri May 26, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Levitra prezzo in farmacia
Replies: 8
Views: 1627

Re: Levitra prezzo in farmacia

You are traveling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind...You have entered "The Tech Report Zone"........................................................... :o
by Thin Man
Thu May 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: Strange thought of the day.

I've always wondered... given how much time has passed, is there such a thing as GNU/Not_Linux? Does the GNU project have an actual kernel? GNU/Linux must adhere to Stallman's totally and completely free philosophy. No proprietary code at all. So anything with non-free code in it is not GNU/Linux. ...
by Thin Man
Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: Strange thought of the day.

Even if he was pretending to be someone else, RMS just wouldn't be able to resist calling it "GNU/Linux". OP is in the clear. I've always wondered... given how much time has passed, is there such a thing as GNU/Not_Linux? Does the GNU project have an actual kernel? GNU/Linux must adhere t...
by Thin Man
Wed May 24, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: Strange thought of the day.

Tell him he won't get another one if he can't fix it? 5 years old or not, modding stuff sometimes means breaking stuff. I should have said "changing settings" rather than modding, but I agree with your statement. In fact, he's already been told that if he breaks it he goes back to the Lea...
by Thin Man
Wed May 24, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: Strange thought of the day.

I bought a couple of basic Fire tablets for my nephew's kids to use to play Free Time games. The 5yr old boy has pretty much mastered the thing and most of the games inside of 8 months. I have separate passwords for each tablet and it is only by religiously guarding him from seeing said passwords t...
by Thin Man
Wed May 24, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Really strange thought of the day.
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: Strange thought of the day.

I bought a couple of basic Fire tablets for my nephew's kids to use to play Free Time games. The 5yr old boy has pretty much mastered the thing and most of the games inside of 8 months. I have separate passwords for each tablet and it is only by religiously guarding him from seeing said passwords th...
by Thin Man
Sun May 21, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: End of the line for my self-hosted web server
Replies: 19
Views: 2153

Re: End of the line for my self-hosted web server

After a moment of respectful silence, I raise a Jameson salute to the dedicated endurance of a grand ol" gal, may She rest in well deserved Peace...
by Thin Man
Sat May 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?
Replies: 83
Views: 3561

Re: What cases and PSUs are you guys using?

Corsair Carbide Air 540 and EVGA 650watt Full Modular. No complaints about either one.