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Mike Arringdale
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Lives in Cape Coral, FL
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I would like to compare different desktop environments.  When I installed Jessie from Netinstall, I selected several desktop environments.  I expected that at boot time when prompted to log in, I would be given the opportunity to select one or another desktop, but I am not given that option.  How can I select one or another installed desktops?
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+Sherry Winter No, it's a true fork of Gnome 2.  They started with the Gnome 2 codebase, renamed everything to avoid conflicts with like-named Gnome 3 components, and continued from there.  Wikipedia can tell you more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATE_%28software%29
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I am new to PHP but not new to programming.  I have been reading the PEAR manual and came across the use of an operator that is alien to me:  the equal followed by an ampersend (=&) and I do not understand its meaning.  Here is a snippet of code from the PEAR manual.

<?php
$do =& new MyDataObject();
// Insert "$do->get($some_id);" here to edit an 
// existing object instead of making a new one
$fg =& DB_DataObject_FormBuilder::create($do);
$form =& $fg->getForm();
if ($form->validate()) {
    $form->process(array(&$fg,'processForm'), false);
$form->freeze();
}
$form->display();
?>


Thanks
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No doubt about your experience as a programmer, but you look younger. Anyway , sorry for my English , I must improve it.
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When will enough be enough?  When will there be an admission of the real threat to civilization and when will we mount a real coordinated effort to stop the jihadi bastards?
An Islamist preacher from Kuwait has called to destroy Egypt's Sphinx and pyramids, stating it is time for Muslims to erase the pharaohs' heritage.
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We saw the movie Interstellar yesterday.  It was a great movie - on the same level as 2001
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I loved the sound track too - the cinema I was in vibrated when the rockets took off.
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Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/marktwain161288.html#CprhpUS1fmbos3kA.99
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Here is an example of the Democrats' proven marketing technique:  tell any lie no matter how outrageous or ridiculous with enough conviction and people will believe it; then expand the base of believers by repeating the lie over and over again.
Appearing at a Boston rally for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley on Friday, Hillary Clinton told the crowd gathered at the Park Plaza Hotel not to listen to anybody who says that “businesses create jobs.”
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If only we could find truthful people to run for office, I believe I would vote for almost anyone if they were truthful.  At least I would know what to expect.
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I just installed LMDE and like it so far.  My question:  when I look inside /etc/apt/sources.list, it contains just one line which is the commented path to the file: #/etc/apt/sources.list.  How does the package manager find the repositories?
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The rest would be in files in the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
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Since upgrading Debian to Jessie, I can stream Netflix videos in Chrome Browser fine, but I cannot stream Amazon videos.  I get no error messages and it looks like it is going to stream (the swirl turns), but at the moment where I should see a video, the viewing area stays black.  Any ideas?
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I'm new so please endure my simple question:  now that jessie has been frozen will wheezy continue to be updated?  I am specifically interested in seeing an update to libnss3 so that Netflix will play on debian.  Thanks
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- changing the source to a newer branch ends mostly at the prompt.
- the next problem is that some old packages are installed
- old kernel modules
the best way is to backup the private data and start a reinstall with the dvd or cdrom.
- Format all drives with the setup disk manager or erase the whole disk with new partitions.
- restore your private data.
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We saw the movie Interstellar yesterday.  It was a GREAT! movie - on the same level as 2001.
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Interstellar is very good. I really liked it but it is not quite a classic film like 2001 - A Space Odyssey!
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Here is the reason that we need voter ID laws in all states and we need to purge all voter rolls of those who are not qualified to vote.  This is nothing less than an attempt to takeover our country.
The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.
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This is great news.  I cannot imagine who would  be a more appropriate leader of the Democratic Party.
"I will serve as DNC chair till Jan. 21, 2017,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said.
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100 ton master - small boat captain
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scuba and free diving, spearfishing, C++ programming, PC network installations
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    computer systems engineer
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Computer systems engineer.  Boater. Diver, Spearfisherman, Amateur Political Analyst. 
X Skydiver, X Hang Glider Pilot, X Navy
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    College Prep, 1961
  • United States Naval Academy
    General Engineering, 1966
  • Glendale College
    EE, 1966
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