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    I know... and I really appreciate you throwing...

    I know... and I really appreciate you throwing suggestions our way. :) We also are not sure what more to try...
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    We tried boardgaming on Christmas and it ended in...

    We tried boardgaming on Christmas and it ended in drama when he spilled wine over my wife's favourite game. Neither of her parents understood why that was a big deal, not understanding that a...
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    To improve on TV - particularly during COVID...

    To improve on TV - particularly during COVID lockdowns, we got them netflix. And they have watched and enjoyed many series. So that is a positive. But for example her farther gets up around 8,...
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    He has some health issues that impact his focus...

    He has some health issues that impact his focus somewhat (difficult to explain, but it is the consequence of several micro-strokes). We don't see him teaching at any level because of that.

    We gave...
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    Hey, great to hear an update. Just a few...

    Hey, great to hear an update.
    Just a few old-timers remain here...

    I got married 2 years ago, became D. Sc., but other than that not much has changed... :)
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    Good ideas... Howevery, they live somewhat...

    Good ideas... Howevery, they live somewhat remote (villa in old residential suburb)... But moreso many of those things are not as straight forward here due to weird regulations (they tried to help...
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    They had their own business which was open 7 days...

    They had their own business which was open 7 days a week... No real hobbies a such (a bit working in the garden, but that also has its limits).
    On holiday, they play cardgames with other people,...
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    A bit reviving this thread... My inlaws are...

    A bit reviving this thread...

    My inlaws are recently retired, but they clearly do not know how to spend free time: my father-in-law just sits in front of TV, watching stupidities or flicking...
  9. Thread: airlines woes

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    My parents were with a group of 5 in total that...

    My parents were with a group of 5 in total that booked with Lufthansa + 1 person that booked with TUI.
    So far no reply from Lufthansa, but Swiss (who operated the flight) replied to the 1 person...
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    I've found it is normal. It is just interesting...

    I've found it is normal. It is just interesting that it is such a consistent difference.
    (it actually sounds a bit like in Back to the future, when doc opens the uranium compartment in the Delorean...
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    Just curious... In the Subaru, when you open the...

    Just curious... In the Subaru, when you open the fuel-cap, there is a short hiss/pfff sound as if there was a pressure difference (this appears at about 1/4 turn of the cap). It happens every time...
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    The news outlets don't seem to mention Albania or...

    The news outlets don't seem to mention Albania or Albanian forces..., only Kosovo and Serbia, e.g....
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    It fits where the previous printer was (an old...

    It fits where the previous printer was (an old Samsung), just with limited access to the side door with the toners. But we are planning a full remodelling of the room. The room is a long, narrow room...
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    In my old HP, the drum is NOT part of the...

    In my old HP, the drum is NOT part of the toner-replacement, but still the toner-replacement is the full with and has many rollers and things. Similar with our much newer HPs at work. So, that is why...
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    :) One interesting aspect of the Kyocera...

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    One interesting aspect of the Kyocera printer is its driver. You have so many finishing options, and in addition to that a print-preview that sits at driver level. So you can really be sure...
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    Just installed the Kyocera. The packaging is...

    Just installed the Kyocera. The packaging is amazing: a big sturdy box, the printer is surrounded by a U-shaped strong cardboard which allows two people to lift the device out of the box with ease...
  17. Thread: Qubes

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    No use case, no plan to use it, just curiosity....

    No use case, no plan to use it, just curiosity. It seems an interesting approach to run Xen as a platform for isolating programs on the machine. But it also seems like the hell of mess to keep...
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    Qubes

    Has anyone tried Qubes?

    https://www.qubes-os.org/

    It seems to run different environments in separate virtual units, allowing full separation for security purposes...
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    It came too late for our purpose, but at least...

    It came too late for our purpose, but at least yesterday the printer was delivered... More than one month after ordering it... and it was listed as "in stock".

    One thing I learned from support:...
  20. Thread: airlines woes

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    The big take-away is that if an airline offers...

    The big take-away is that if an airline offers something, be 100% certain it is a solution before accepting it.

    Swiss gave my parents a voucher for the train (which really looks like a solution)...
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    airlines woes

    So... 2 years ago I got married, but had to postpone the party because of covid...
    One year ago, the vaccination program in Belgium would be blocking, so we postponed it again...
    This year,...
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    Just be happy Rule 34 did not kick in ... :eek:

    Just be happy Rule 34 did not kick in ... :eek:
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    No idea... but on the topic of SSD... I've...

    No idea... but on the topic of SSD...

    I've been battling instabilities of my pc for some time (sudden reboots, without anything in the log, or sudden freezes), but it was too infrequent to really...
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    Sorry to hear that... The damage on our door...

    Sorry to hear that...

    The damage on our door is one of the worst lacquer damages I've seen. Not a small chip or minor dent, you really see the different layers of lacquer that chipped of. The...
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    Next big dent in the new car... And quite a bad...

    Next big dent in the new car... And quite a bad one... Several layers of the lacquer chipped off and are gone on something like a 1cmx1cm area, with small scratches leading away from it towards the...
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