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I once read a space opera style story where the helmsman of a battleship quoted this before the big battle, well knowing that only two people on the bridge were old enough to have read that book when it was first published.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
1. its simplicity and design that mapped to a real-world structure
2. the friendly syntax of HyperTalk
3. ease of use to create useful mini-apps, presentations.
In the context of its times, it was a remarkable innovation that enabled "mere mortals," enjoying the first-wave of affordable personal computers that were not toys for geeks, to be creators, and to be productive.
It was invented by Atkinson based on an LSD trip.
«... thank the gods that they have made you superior to those events which they have not placed within your own control, rendered you accountable for that only which is within you own control For what, then, have they made you responsible? For that which is alone in your own power—a right use of things as they appear.» Discourses of Epictetus Book I:12
Try plugging in a "real" keyboard, and see if that works. If it does, it may be the cable connecting the lappie K/B has "slipped", but it's worth turning it off removing the battery, and seeing if it improves.
The latest version 1803 if working fine for me on tablet and desktop.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
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I have been living with something similar; is your rig an HP? I have a few keys that haven't worked in a while in normal Windows, but they seemed to work fine in Google Earth. I probably should have tried it in Linux, but because Windows 10 comes with the keypad at the bottom, I've learned to live with it, and it has slipped my mind since then. Now that I have a new rig, I'm going to completely reformat & reinstall Windows on this old rig, so maybe I'll get a definitive answer that something screwy was going on.
I'd like to have a small partition to have Linux/Ubuntu, and boot to that whenever I would like, but I am a bit afraid that it might somehow screw up the rest of the system - in which case I don't want to take the risk.
I installed Ubuntu on my Windows pc without any problems. Make sure you create a free disk partition in Windows where Ubuntu will be loaded. You may also need to alter the grub settings so that Ubuntu is not started by default on boot.
Works like a charm for me. This laptop, not only do I have dual boot Ubuntu / Win10, but each OS can access the other's partitions. No need to duplicate files...
To make that work smoothly you need two things: ext2fsd so Windows can see your Ubuntu partitions, and you need to turn OFF "fast boot" or whatever it's called in Win10. This is necessary for Win10 to properly close its partitions at shutdown, so they are not flagged as "unclean" when Ubuntu want to mount them.
Another thing that makes life easier - set GRUB_DEFAULT=saved and GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true (in /etc/default/grub)
That means all those involuntary reboots won't get hung up on the wrong side of the fence.
 added GRUB_SAVEDEFAULT=true [/edit]
Software rusts. Simon Stephenson, ca 1994. So does this signature. me, 2012
I tried dual boot and at one point hit an issue where the MBR got corrupted.
It took me a bit of sweating and work to fix it(not too much work more sweating and a fair amount of swearing too) and after googling more on the issue I decided to use Virtualbox instead which suited my needs.
After my experience with the MBR corruption I would not use dual boot again largely because a VM is so much safer.
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