A Man from Mars is much better.
353 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
It strangely had a problem with repeated drops in its home base. Alphastar would start moving out and MaNa would drop 2 Immortals in its mineral line. Then Alphastar would bring its army back and MaNa would retreat. Rinse, repeat. This allowed MaNa enough time to build a strong army and eventually roll over Alphastar.
office washroom I ever used was at a headhunter's office. They shared the facilities with 3 or 4 other businesses. Marble everywhere, beautiful fixtures, large stalls, spotless surfaces, soft TP and the paper towels had the texture of real cloth. I used to love going there to fix something just so I could use the washroom.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
I installed Debian 9 XFCE on an old laptop (Aspire 3050) on Saturday night. First boot after install it took 10+ minutes after login to reach the desktop. After selecting the default panel it never again started the panels saying no instance of XFCE was running. I tried xfce4-panel -r & from the terminal and the panels started and then the screen went cyan coloured and the computer froze. Ended up putting Debian 8 back on with no problems. Yes I spent Saturday night dicking around with Linux.
Unless you can do board level microsoldering on iproducts, the computer repair industry is dead. Windows (yes Windows) has gotten so secure that MS has taken the away the bread and butter of the small repair shop. That was, fixing problems caused by malware. In the late '90s and early 2000s the hardware was already pretty good, so rarely failed. Windows95, Windows98, WindowsME and Windows 2000 were all susceptible to malware. Windows 7 changed all that. The malware repairs dried up, computers became too cheap to fix and I switched to renting copiers to hotels for conventions.
I run a wifi network in a largish rooming house (90 rooms). We have had problems in the past where a single user would strangle our bandwidth using torrent software. To fix this I installed a "torrent killer". If it detects torrent traffic, it disconnects the offending computer from our wifi network, forcing the user to come to the office and ask to be reconnected. It has proven to be quite a successful deterrent. When Windows 10 started the "optimised" update distribution, it would activate the "torrent killer" and cut people off. I had to issue instructions on how to turn off Delivery Optimisation.
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