Comments for The Astral Log http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log Sat, 14 May 2016 01:49:55 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on The West Virginia Presidential Primary by Dale http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=757&cpage=1#comment-195 Dale Sat, 14 May 2016 01:49:55 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=757#comment-195 I'm suspect you've since ready that close to half of people voting for Sanders told exit pollsters they planned to vote Trump in the general election. Totally fits with the screw-the democratic leader. An uncharitable thought which crossed my mind is that in 2008 white woman > black guy, and now in 2016 white guy > white woman, even if he is Jewish. I'm suspect you've since ready that close to half of people voting for Sanders told exit pollsters they planned to vote Trump in the general election. Totally fits with the screw-the democratic leader. An uncharitable thought which crossed my mind is that in 2008 white woman > black guy, and now in 2016 white guy > white woman, even if he is Jewish.

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Comment on License Plate Displays... Peotone Style by Andrew T. http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=744&cpage=1#comment-194 Andrew T. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 05:34:02 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=744#comment-194 Wow, a new comment! Welcome to the blog, Jenny. There is very little commentary about license plates online, so I may have found a niche to fill. Wow, a new comment! Welcome to the blog, Jenny.

There is very little commentary about license plates online, so I may have found a niche to fill.

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Comment on License Plate Displays... Peotone Style by Jenny http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=744&cpage=1#comment-193 Jenny Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:02:26 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=744#comment-193 Glad to see a blog about license plates! I always enjoyed the commentary on the license plates pictures that you have on Flickr. I've even learned a thing or two. Glad to see a blog about license plates! I always enjoyed the commentary on the license plates pictures that you have on Flickr. I've even learned a thing or two.

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Comment on Back to License Plates Once More by Andrew T. http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=728&cpage=1#comment-192 Andrew T. Wed, 02 Mar 2016 04:31:12 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=728#comment-192 Maybe so. But doing the heavy lifting and changing the status quo is thankless work. Maybe so. But doing the heavy lifting and changing the status quo is thankless work.

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Comment on Back to License Plates Once More by Royce Williams http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=728&cpage=1#comment-191 Royce Williams Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:52:00 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=728#comment-191 Because we're not all like that. :) Because we're not all like that. :)

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Comment on The Laptop Conundrum by Andrew T. http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716&cpage=1#comment-173 Andrew T. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:03:42 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716#comment-173 By the time you replaced every broken part, you'd have a new laptop. :P By the time you replaced every broken part, you'd have a new laptop. :P

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Comment on The Laptop Conundrum by xoddf2 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716&cpage=1#comment-172 xoddf2 Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:20:31 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716#comment-172 Finding replacement parts for the old laptop isn't an option either? Finding replacement parts for the old laptop isn't an option either?

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Comment on The Laptop Conundrum by Andrew T. http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716&cpage=1#comment-171 Andrew T. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:12:56 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716#comment-171 @Royce and Michael, Thanks for your comments. (My instinctive reaction was, "Whoa! People are actually reading my blog!") Maybe virtualization would work. Maybe Mint would too; if I had a desire to tinker and learn new systems. Trouble is, I do enough of that in my day job. After 5:00 and on weekends, all I want is to go on with my life with as little irritation or technological disruption as possible. @Royce and Michael,

Thanks for your comments. (My instinctive reaction was, "Whoa! People are actually reading my blog!")

Maybe virtualization would work. Maybe Mint would too; if I had a desire to tinker and learn new systems. Trouble is, I do enough of that in my day job. After 5:00 and on weekends, all I want is to go on with my life with as little irritation or technological disruption as possible.

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Comment on The Laptop Conundrum by Michael http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716&cpage=1#comment-170 Michael Tue, 09 Feb 2016 20:07:13 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716#comment-170 Any chance you could run your old apps in a virtual machine on top of the Windows 7 build? Any chance you could run your old apps in a virtual machine on top of the Windows 7 build?

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Comment on The Laptop Conundrum by Royce Williams http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716&cpage=1#comment-166 Royce Williams Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:13:10 +0000 http://www.andrewturnbull.net/log/?p=716#comment-166 If you take "needs to support 16-bit Windows apps" as a constraint, then Mac OS X, Linux, and BSD are out. But I'd bet money that most (if not all) of the functionality you're hoping to preserve by using 16-bit apps can be achieved with Linux -- and probably with better performance and fitness to purpose. There are some Linux distros that are designed to Just Work. The solid leader in the category today is Mint. http://www.linuxmint.com/about.php As for hardware, I would recommend picking up a used Dell Latitude D630, max out the RAM, and add an SSD. You'll feel right at home. I'd be happy to give you a demo of the possibilities when I see you Ft. Wayne. :) If you take "needs to support 16-bit Windows apps" as a constraint, then Mac OS X, Linux, and BSD are out.

But I'd bet money that most (if not all) of the functionality you're hoping to preserve by using 16-bit apps can be achieved with Linux -- and probably with better performance and fitness to purpose.

There are some Linux distros that are designed to Just Work. The solid leader in the category today is Mint.

http://www.linuxmint.com/about.php

As for hardware, I would recommend picking up a used Dell Latitude D630, max out the RAM, and add an SSD. You'll feel right at home.

I'd be happy to give you a demo of the possibilities when I see you Ft. Wayne. :)

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