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Comment: Re:So it is a peacock? (Score 4, Informative) 144 144

Well, it is a stomatopod. I keep a couple of mantis shrimps, and they don't seem to have any inclination to break their aquarium glass. They are partial to the many snails in the aquarium though. Roy Caldwell has a lot of information on keeping mantis shrimps and the different varieties.

Comment: Re:When you have a machine from that era... (Score 3, Informative) 507 507

Actually, I would consider using new software. Gentoo excels in the area of customized builds that meet only the needs of the hardware. When I used to build my system, my idea of bloat is anything that required GTK or QT. I installed Evilwm, and Ratpoison works really well too. I would also compile Enlightenment's Engage dock. The dependencies were fairly small. If you need a file browser, there are some that don't need GTK or QT, but I would prefer xterm as a file browser over those graphical versions. You may need to experiment some with the system to see what works for you as opposed to just taking someone's suggestion. Debian distros probably would work since they tend to support older hardware.

Comment: Re:Doom (Score 4, Interesting) 427 427

First Person Shooters ruined the game industry for me. The games are without plot and are entirely brain dead in the attempt to finish any sort of tasks. Adventure and RPG games have always been my favorite. I sure do miss the days of Hero's Quest/Quest for Glory games, which was a hybrid of RPG and adventure. Considering that Neverwinter Nights 2 is probably the last of the DND franchise to be made for some time, I am thinking that these games are also going the way of the dodo. Then we will all be stuck with the next FPS that is just point and shoot with new pretty graphics and no plot.

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