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A few words ⋅ Пару слов

I often comment in English, but keep my journal in Russian mostly.

Добавляю френдами тех, кого хочу читать во френдленте. Взаимность добавлений или вычёркиваний не обещаю и на неё не рассчитываю.
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1 декабря у нас в семье пополнение: Бенцион и Евгений.
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linux help requested

Hi all,

Need help with making linux work again.

Some time ago I bought a cheap Lenovo 11e laptop for cheap. Installed Linux Mint 17 64bit on it and used it happily for many months. A few days ago it did not wake up from a hibernation session, and an attempt at bootup just shows the Mint logo and does not go anywhere. I possibly can get into the grub session but no idea what to do next.

Suggestions?

Thanks!

Update. Всем спасибо! We made Linux great again снеся Минт у установив Убунту. В чем была проблема, так и не поняли. По логам, все хорошо вплоть до иксов. Ну да ладно.
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Political disclosure

I have voted early, for the Libertarian ticket. (As well as a number of local issues.)

Rationale. On the one hand, I am unhappy with the candidates of the major parties and the way the parties conducted the selection process. On the other hand, I think there is a chance to raise the visibility of Libertarians in particular and third parties more generally. Also, in a non-battleground state like Massachusetts where I happen to live now this helps to fight off the feeling that my vote is wasted, even if it is.
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Political

US presidential elections. Whom will I vote for? This time, one of the small parties' candidates. Not to get them elected but to get noticed.

Living in Massachusetts, my vote otherwise does not make much of a difference.

As far as predictions, no predictions. But here is what I would like to see: I would like Ms Clinton elected President with a small margin, and then promptly impeached. That would serve them well and, more importantly, reset the election cycle. Not very likely to happen, I know (the last part, I mean).

Update: Keep it entertaining for the Simulation gods! By Instapundit.
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российский реваншизм

Плохо знаю историю, а любопытно: было ли еще, чтобы реваншизмом болели победители, а не побежденные?

Понятно, что в данном случае это немного перенос: мол, проиграли холодную, а давайте вспомним настоящую. Но в открытый дискурс это не выносится.

Вчера писать об этом не хотел, чтобы не обидеть, кого не хочется, мало ли.