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Thread: This system's too clever by half!

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    Default This system's too clever by half!

    I've been trying to sort out my Kmail, Knode, etc., problems with which
    files they are using - those in .kde or the ones in .kde4 and thought I'd
    sorted by moving files I could identify as being (wrongly) used, renaming
    folders, then moving what seemed to be derelict folders into Trash. All
    continued to work well so I emptied Trash. Big mistake! The applications had
    apparently kept track of the various moves and renames and continued to use
    the files when in Trash, so when it was emptied all hell broke loose.

    Now I've restored from backup and I'm back where I was - with a shed-load of
    mostly redundant files and a small number of vital ones in the wrong place.
    I found life much simpler with a nice big mainframe system running OS/390.
    ;-)

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    "I wear the cheese. It does not wear me."

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: This system's too clever by half!

    my way to cope:

    1. buy a bigger hard drive and don't sweat the dupes...

    2. remember, this IS two year life openSUSE....you will need to
    reinstall soon anyway.

    3. keep kde4 off the machine....if you can't live with that then never
    log into it with your 'real' user account (and get all that junk in
    ..kde4 added), instead just add a different user for kde4 (and never
    sign into that account using kde3...sure you won't be able use your
    'real' email address book in kde4.....but, for now what is kde4 good
    for anyway??

    4. next install, pack away (to keep but not let the installer find)
    your /home...after install STRICTLY follow #3, and carefully open the
    packed away and find (for example) your emails or whatever and copy
    them over to your fresh, uncluttered /home..

    oh, i also don't personally recommend logging out of KDE3 and then
    back into Gnome....there seems to ALWAYS be something that will get
    the setting screwed a little...like volume control gets 'stuck' until
    you find the magic....again..

    ymmv...and, you could alway go back a tape punch..

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    brassy
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    Default Re: This system's too clever by half!

    brassy wrote:

    > ymmv...and, you could alway go back a tape punch..


    I've got one - a hand punch for manually correcting paper tape. I've also
    got hundreds of punch cards - useful for jotting notes.

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    Graham P Davis, Bracknell, Berks., UK. E-mail: newsman not newsboy
    "I wear the cheese. It does not wear me."

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: This system's too clever by half!

    ;-)

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    Default Re: This system's too clever by half!

    Graham P Davis adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 31 Jul 2009 07:23 to write:

    > brassy wrote:
    >
    >> ymmv...and, you could alway go back a tape punch..

    >
    > I've got one - a hand punch for manually correcting paper tape. I've also
    > got hundreds of punch cards - useful for jotting notes.
    >


    I can still read those ( tape and card ) without the aid of a safety net (
    but nowadays I do need glasses )

    Ah those were the days, remote login with a telex machine to an IBM
    mainframe using acoustic coupler, dial listen for squeaks and slam handset
    into rubber cups, await acks and then run the tape ( FORTRAN mostly ) come
    back in x amount of hours for results, check errors, correct errors, rinse
    repeat.

    Get printout of pretty lady with hardly any clothes on, all on a humongous
    line printer, Oh what fun, however I did like playing golf on it.

    Nurse where are my slippers and blanket?

    :-)

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    Mark
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    Nullus in verba
    Nil illegitimi carborundum

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    brassy NNTP User

    Default Re: This system's too clever by half!

    > Nurse where are my slippers and blanket?

    and, you have oatmeal dribbling down to your chin!

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    brassy

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