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  1. P38

    The Golden Phone

    A man in Topeka, Kansas, decided to write a book about churches round the country. He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there. Going to a very large church he began taking photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the vestibule wall with a sign that read, "$10,000 per minute." Seeking out the pastor, he asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that the golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to Heaven, and if he pays the price, he can talk directly to God. The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the United States, he found more such phones with the same sign and the same explanation from each pastor. Finally, the man arrived in the great state of Texas. Upon entering a church, behold, he saw the usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read: "Calls: 25 cents" Fascinated, the man asked to speak with the pastor. "Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone, and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven, and that I could use it to talk to God.... But in 20 other churches, the cost was $10,000 per minute. Your sign says 25 cents per call. Why is that? The pastor, smiling kindly, replied: "Son, you're in Texas now and it's a local call."
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    A Good Italian Girl

    An 18 year old Italian girl tells her Mom that she has missed her period for 2 months. Very worried, the mother goes to the linuxtore and buys a pregnancy kit. The test result shows that the girl is pregnant. Shouting, cursing, crying, the mother says, "who was the pig that did this to you? I want to know!" The girl picks up the phone and makes a call. Half an hour later, a Ferrari stops in front of their house. A mature and distinguished man with gray hair and impeccably dressed in an Armani suit steps out of the of the Ferrari and enters the house. He sits in the living room with the father, mother, and the girl and tells them: "Good morning, your daughter has informed me of the problem. I can't marry her because of my personal family situation but I'll take charge. I will pay all costs and provide for your daughter for the rest of her life. Additionally, if a girl is born, I will bequeath a Ferrari, a beach house, 2 retail stores, a townhouse, a beachfront villa, and a $2,000,000 bank account. If a boy is born, my legacy will be a couple of factories and a $4,000,000 bank account. If twins, they will receive a factory and $2,000,000 each. However, if there is a miscarriage, what do you suggest I do?" At this point, the father, who had remained silent, places a hand firmly on the man's shoulder and tells him, "You do her again."
  3. A fifteen year-old boy came home with a new Chevrolet Avalanche and his parents began to yell and scream, "Where did you get that truck???!!!" He calmly told them, "I bought it today." "With what money?" demanded his parents. They knew what a Chevrolet Avalanche cost. "Well," said the boy, "this one cost me fifteen dollars."So the parents began to yell even louder. "Who would sell a truck like that for fifteen dollars?" they said. "It was the lady up the street," said the boy. I don't know her name - they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars." "Oh my Goodness!," moaned the mother, "she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what's going on."So the boy's father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting petunias! He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a new Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it. "Well," she said, "this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I thought he was on a a coffee break, but learned from a friend he had ran off to Hawaii with his mistress and really doesn't intend to come back. He claimed he was stranded and asked me to sell his new Chevrolet Avalanche and send him the money. So I did."
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    Swimming Pool ?

    "Hello?" Hi honey. This is Daddy. Is Mommy near the phone?" "No Daddy. She's upstairs in the bedroom with Uncle Paul." After a brief pause, Daddy says, "But honey, you haven't got an Uncle Paul." "Oh yes I do, and he's upstairs in the room with Mommy, right now." Brief Pause. "Uh, okay then, this is what I want you to do. Put the phone down on the table, run upstairs and knock on the bedroom door and shout to Mommy that Daddy's car just pulled into the driveway." "Okay Daddy, just a minute." A few minutes later the little girl comes back to the phone. "I did it Daddy." "And what happened honey?" he asked. "Well, Mommy got all scared, jumped out of bed with no clothes on and ran around screaming. Then she tripped over the rug, hit her head on the dresser and now she isn't moving at all!" "Oh my God!!! What about your Uncle Paul?" "He jumped out of the bed with no clothes on, too. He was all scared and he jumped out of the back window and into the swimming pool. But I guess he didn't know that you took out the water last week to clean it. He hit the bottom of the pool and I think he's dead." ***Long Pause*** ***Longer Pause*** ***Even Longer Pause*** Then Daddy says, "Swimming pool? Is this 486-5731?"
  5. Heightened terrorist threat levels in Europe Finally the Europeans are getting serious about the threat of terrorism. Sounds real serious to me ..... The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist threats and have raised their security level from "Miffed" to "Peeved." Soon, though, security levels may be raised yet again to "Irritated" or even "A Bit Cross." Londoners have not been "A Bit Cross" since the blitz in 1940 when tea supplies all but ran out. Terrorists have been re-categorized from "Tiresome" to a "Bloody Nuisance." The last time the British issued a "Bloody Nuisance" warning level was during the great fire of 1666. Also, the French government announced yesterday that it has raised its terror alert level from "Run" to "Hide." The only two higher levels in France are "Surrender" and "Collaborate." The rise was precipitated by a recent fire that destroyed France's white flag factory, effectively paralyzing the country's military capability. And, it's not only the English and French that are on a heightened level of alert. Italy has increased the alert level from "Shout Loudly and Excitedly" to "Elaborate Military Posturing." Two more levels remain: "Ineffective Combat Operations" and "Change Sides." The Germans also increased their alert state from "Disdainful Arrogance" to "Dress in Uniform and Sing Marching Songs." They also have two higher levels: "Invade a Neighbor" and "Lose." Belgians, on the other hand, are all on holiday as usual, and the only threat they are worried about is NATO pulling out of Brussels. The Spanish are all excited to see their new submarines ready to deploy. These beautifully designed subs have glass bottoms so the new Spanish Navy can get a really good look at the old Spanish navy. ZOUNDS! Can it get any worse?
  6. P38

    Which would you prefer?

    I use two different camcorders. Both use mini-DV tapes. I strongly recommend tape over DVD unless you are going to get a camcorder that supports full size DVDs. The mini-dvd is more expensive than the mini-dv tape and it does not add anything to the quality of your product. I use a $1500 Sony for recording special events and some of these wind up on our local cable channel. For my portable camera, I use a Canon Elura 100. For pure quality, the Sony beats the Canon hands down (of course) but it is large and bulky and not something I would want to carry around a theme park. On the other hand, the Canon 100 will fit in the palm of my hand, the mic is excellent, and the quality of the video is better than I expected from a $300 camera. Both cameras have firewire output for playing the video into a PC. Both allow me to output the video to PC and record to tape at the same time. The tapeless (ie., HDD) camcorders are not yet able to deliver the video quality that i would expect for a camera of the $$ and you get quite a bit of noise from the drive in the ones that I have tested. My recommendation would be, if you are going to spend that much money, put your money in a mini-dv recorder. As to HD video, that is a choice you are going to have to make. The price for HD equipment is still high, although it is coming down. You can purchase a very high end SD recorder for the same money that gets you a basic HD recorder. And yes, HD is higher quality video than SD, but for recording a family event, does it really make that much difference? P38
  7. It is Gentoo all the way. It may not be perfect and it may not be for everyone, but it is for me. P38
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    dual boot

    Describe your system a little better. Are you using a drive for windows and a drive for linux or do you have both on the same drive? Did you see any errors during the Fedora install of grub? P38
  9. i dont run ubuntu but i was able to google a solution to your problem. http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=2493&postcount=2 hope this helps p38
  10. in response to your comments: - You have the option of compiling your own kernel in Fedora. The nice thing about Fedora is you are handed a stable system almost out of the box and this makes for a easy starting point for a beginner. - Gentoo is my preferred system. I have tried several and I settled on Gentoo when Redhat 9 went end-of-life. The package management system of Gentoo is one of it's strengths. Once you learn your way around it, it is extremely powerful. Once of Gentoo's main strengths is the community of users. The community is huge and growing and that makes identifying and fixing problems much easier than with other systems. However, and I cannot stress this enough, Gentoo has a very steep learning curve and I do not normally recommend it to someone that is just getting started in Linux. In my experience, all this does is lead that person to frustration and eventually a path back to the easy (dark) side.... ie., windows. - Slackware is the oldest surviving distro and has many believers. It, like all distros, has its strengths and its weaknesses. On MY rating scale, it would be my 2nd choice behind Gentoo. Each person has their own list of requirements and that is how each person has to choose their idea distro and system. #linux-noob is on the EFNET chat network. How you join a channel depends on the client you are using. If you are using a gui based client, it will be a menu option. If you are using a command line client (like irssi), the command is /join #linux-noob gl P38
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    well, they spent a lot of time on the paint and trim but what is under the hood?
  12. znx is, as usual, correct here. Remove sendmail from the box and install postfix. As a long time sendmail user converted to postfix, I can tell you that you are much better off with postfix and your configuration will be much less of a headache. P38
  13. Welcome to the forum. That is what we are here for. Pick a distro, read the install documentation and get it on your machine. If you get stuck, ask here or join us in IRC channel #linux-noob on efnet and ask us there. Remember, everyone starts out with Linux at the same place... at the beginning. P38
  14. Well, as the saying goes, "Famous last words" Where once it was working, now it is broken and I can find nothing that has changed. I'm not going to start a HOWTO or such on installing the package until after mine is working. Sorry for the misdirection. P38
  15. copy the .config from the /usr/src/linux-??? of your previous kernel in to the /usr/src/linux dir of your new kernel. In the new kernel's dir, run make oldconfig. If there are differences between the config of the old kernel and the new kernel, the script will prompt you for each of them and offer you the choice of Yes/No/Module (where applicable) for each of them. Answer them all and at the end, the script will write you a new .config. After that completes, run make menuconfig and make any additional changes you need/want to make for the new kernel. Then make && make install_modules etc One suggestion, when changing to a new kernel, if you have other changes you need to make, make them one at a time and compile and boot into your new kernel at each step. If you make several changes and one of them breaks the system, it is sometimes hard to figure out which caused the break. P38
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