Yeah I understand what you’re saying about Mad Men. I know about the time period and it’s depictions are accurate. My problem is it becomes almost too much like a soap opera. And for the time period they were dealing with, and the story they were dealing with, it could have been much more interesting imo. I think it peaked when they introduced (I can’t remember his name) the British character and they start their own new firm.
start simple and just virtualize one on your windows machine.
User friendly choice would probably be Linux Mint. There are lots of distros, with pros and cons, and differences between each one.
I’ve used Debian for the past ~15 years, which is one of the older distros.
If you have other questions feel free to ask.
A rapist, a snitch, a plagiarist, and a racist walk into a bar…
Orwell was a terrible human being. And not really a socialist/communist, just a little englander. He’d be a member of UKIP/A brexiteer if he was alive today. And he ratted out other socialist to british intelligence.
I’ve posted this before, looks a good time to do it again. Sorry for the formatting:
“I’m inclined to choose the dull, obvious explanation for this odd silence: the man was a reactionary, Imperialist racist.”
“So once again, let’s invite the obvious: Orwell is lying when he calls himself a socialist. And again, once the possibility is admitted, the evidence piles up. Read Orwell’s correspondence with poor Victor Gollancz over Wigan Pier and you see the stolid, loyal Gollancz trying desperately to understand why his star writer spent so much time vilifying his fellow socialists in a book commissioned by them. Read that exchange and you’ll never buy Orwell’s version of himself as simple, honest man. He’s the Satanic diva, pushing Gollancz into objections which allow Orwell to play the lone, misunderstood hero.”
“Here we get class snobbery mixed with religious bigotry: Orwell’s objection to the prevailing brand of Catholic-baiting is that it’s crude, mob hate, not the sleek variant he wants. Note too the sentimental exemption for the dear old Church of England, which never hurt anybody except for a few million Irish Catholics…There’s something about Catholics that sets off a chain of atavistic old-maid responses in Orwell, as here, when he jumps from exulting in his chance to smear the bloody Papists to maundering about his garden. This guy is seriously creepy, like Miss Marple if she lived in the Shankill Road”"
“And that’s Orwell: a maze of lies, maintained with adult skill and considerable talent, in the service of the most tawdry middle-class prejudices.”
I just don’t know if I have the time to maintain a gentoo system lol. I’ve always been interested in it, but I feel like the advantages of it aren’t enough for me to change.
Portage is definitely cool. I think it is inspired by the ports system on FreeBSD, which also lets you choose different compile options, use a stable or newer version of software, etc
I’m still not sure about non stick pans myself. At home I am going to move away from any non stick cookware. Once you think the pan is scratched you shouldn’t use it. So it becomes pointless to buy more if it’s going to get scratched again…
If you live in the USA and you go out to eat chances are you will be eating something off of non stick material, especially eggs.
I don’t trust the safety of it personally.
I used to not care about the older software on Stable. Stable+backports was perfect for me. Now with flatpaks and appimages it’s even better. On one machine I went through 3 major release updates with debian stable with 0 problems. It’s nice having a system that basically can’t break.
I tried out Sid and for more than a year now I haven’t had any issues. It is nice having newer software tbf.