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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Last post by Frenzie -
I just checked https://www.laatjevaccineren.be/vaccinatieteller-cijfers-per-gemeente and Antwerp's actually one of the lowest in Flanders at 59.49% fully vaccinated. That means the national 49,62% must be coming from Brussels/Wallonia.
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DnD Central / Re: The Awesomesauce of Fox News
Last post by Frenzie -
For example, what other news organization got the scoop that Russia's new fighter jet can fly at almost twice the speed of light? Fox continues to astound with its concise and accurate reporting!
I can't wait to visit Aldebaran b. I hear it's nice this time of year.
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Last post by Frenzie -
43 Percent of Nevadans
Are you talking fully of partially? Fully wouldn't be too bad.

I just got my second prick yesterday.

Here are the Belgian stats: https://covid-vaccinatie.be/nl

Germany's having a problem convincing enough people to actually go get the vaccine: https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/countries-and-territories/germany/
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in the Americas?
Last post by midnight raccoon -
Mask mandates are what's going on in the Americas because enough people won't get vaccinated. We're about 20 minutes away from all employees in Clark County/Las Vegas from having to wear masks again at work as the Delta variant surges. It's easy enough to see way cases and deaths of Covid are back on the rise. 43 Percent of Nevadans, including yours truly, are fully vaccinated. All you need to do is go to a  supermarket to see that more than 43 percent are not masked. You don't even need to actually count the masked and unmasked, to see the percentage of unmasked people exceeds 43 percent. So, I guess what's really going on in the America is people not listening to reason and now they'll complain about consquences.



 
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DnD Central / Re: The Awesomesauce of Fox News
Last post by ersi -
Somehow Putin has approved its name to be Checkmate, "Чекмейт", instead of properly Russian "Шах и мат" https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/11956013

Looks like it is intended directly for the black market, this awesome twice-the-speed-of-light airplane. It would be an awesome headline, Putin delivered Checkmate, but the testing is scheduled to be completed only 2027. Time enough for everything to get screwed up.
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DnD Central / The Awesomesauce of Fox News
Last post by midnight raccoon -
I've come to the conclusion that Fox News is the most accurate and trustworthy news organization in the history of media. For example, what other news organization got the scoop that Russia's new fighter jet can fly at almost twice the speed of light? Fox continues to astound with its concise and accurate reporting!  :up:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiUd3DNoRvw
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DnD Central / Re: Money dumped in vast amounts for space?
Last post by ersi -
And July is the month for the moneybags. While the 71 year old Virgin launched his latest scheme for multibillionaires to make money from multimillionaires, Amazon is about to deliver their chief operating package into orbit.
They both returned. What a useless waste. To properly deliver a package, the package should reach the destination and stay there!

Even Aussies think that Bezos' rocket is a joke.

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Hobbies & Entertainment / Re: Bicycling
Last post by Frenzie -
I work at the office 2 days a week now, probably back up to 3 in the reasonably near future.
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DnD Central / Re: What's Going on in Antiquity?
Last post by Frenzie -
Oh, I get it. To make it easier to squash rebellion, of course.
The Parisian boulevards are also for quelling street protests if I'm not mistaken. No easy way to barricade a neighborhood like back in 1789.
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The best advice is to get to know your distro. Each distro tends to have its own package manager and it is good to figure out the search function of the package manager. As far as possible, it is best to install from the distro's repos. Fortunately or unfortunately, you need to spend time learning Linux inside out.

Things like flatpak aim to make software packages available independently of distros, but in my opinion this only adds to the confusion, because updates become less certain this way. And if something from flatpak breaks, the maintainers of the distro have no responsibility. If something is not available from the repos, the next best idea is to build from source.

Once I installed a Manjaro for a guy. Some time later he brought the laptop back to me for reinstalling. He had managed to break it when trying to update a la Ubuntu. I guess he had not fully grasped the significance when I had said, "It's Manjaro, not Ubuntu." The second time I said to him, "Learn to install Linnux yourself. If you do it badly and slowly, it will take two hours the first time - that's pretty fast, isn't it? After several tries, you will learn to do it securely in less than half an hour."

But yes, I have run into confusing, conflicting, defective, and also missing instructions when trying to make stuff work in Linux. For example for ssh, something that should be old and well known and basic, I found workable instructions only this year.