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  • Folding Milestones Achieved!

    In a hard-fought race, @Colgere, then @Gargoyle, and finally I (BlueTattoo) have recently passed the 100,000,000 point mark Folding for Team 93.

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  • Re: Computer problems

    @Cliff_Forster, I haven't used Xubuntu much, but it also has the Windows 7 style menu, so should be easy enough for a Windows user. I don't use Linux enough to want to learn a lot of real computer stuff. But Linux works and there are many flavors. And its free.

    Thanks for the WiFi advice. I was planning to install Linux on an old laptop that will probably need an adapter.

  • Re: Relax on Kepler-16b

    These are so cool. They are like something from the science fiction that I loved as a kid in the 1960s. We are getting closer to making it happen. I joined the Space Shuttle program after the Challenger disaster and stayed until the last flight. I hated that they retired the Orbiters (and me) when we didn’t have anything to replace them. SpaceX is doing great things. Lockheed is proceeding with Orion and I am looking forward to a human mission to Mars. We are explorers and we have to be in space.

    Recommended reading: http://www.amazon.com/The-Case-Mars-Settle-Planet/dp/0684835509

  • Re: The "What are you reading" thread.

    Just finished re-reading In the Wet by Nevil Shute after about 20 years. It is better than I remembered. Also, currently reading The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI. It’s an amazing story, but I’m bogged down about half way through - too much detail. I’ll probably pick it up again soon.

    Best book in the last year: Stephen King’s 11/22/63

    @GnomeQueen, I also listened to Bossypants a while back and loved it. I like her a lot from her SNL days but can’t watch 30 Rock.

  • Re: December 7th, 1941...I owe a lot to the men and women of this generation.

    @JBoogaloo, thank you for this thread.

    My dad was in the Texas Army National Guard when they were activated in November 1940. They became the 36th Infantry Division. They fought in North Africa and Europe. He was discharged in October 1945 with a Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and two Purple Heart medals. Like many combat soldiers, he rarely talked about the war. He died in 1987. I miss him on his birthday and Veterans Day and when I sometimes see him in the mirror. And today.

    We both owe a lot to these two men and their generation.

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