Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jun 2013 17:32 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
OSNews, Generic OSes A new release of the hobby operating system MenuetOS! The release notes are a bit non-descript, but you'll have to take what you can get: "updates and improvements (picview, httpc, ehci, ...)".
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Nice
by poundsmack on Tue 18th Jun 2013 17:51 UTC
poundsmack
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2005-07-13

Glad to see the project keep moving forward.

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v HD Audio
by TempleOS on Tue 18th Jun 2013 17:58 UTC
Comment by drcouzelis
by drcouzelis on Tue 18th Jun 2013 18:37 UTC
drcouzelis
Member since:
2010-01-11

Great! I'm excited to try it out again. ;)

The only thing that prevented me from installing it in the past was that my mouse wasn't recognized. MenuetOS does support controlling the mouse with the keyboard, but that gets tiring. :/

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v RE: Comment by drcouzelis
by TempleOS on Tue 18th Jun 2013 19:44 UTC in reply to "Comment by drcouzelis"
RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Kochise on Thu 20th Jun 2013 06:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by drcouzelis"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Please, please, Pluh-ease...

TempleOS, would you kindly please consider this :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwCaZaSon9A

No joke, this is the 'light' cartoonesque introduction of some more serious stuff. It -might- burst a little your bubble, but watch it 'till the end, then come back to me.

Kochise

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RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Laurence on Fri 21st Jun 2013 10:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I've only made it half way through thus far, but there's some pretty odd/interesting stories there.

Not sure I could ever take it seriously though. But I'm always curious about other peoples theories and interpretations of ancient Earth. ;)

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RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Kochise on Fri 21st Jun 2013 10:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Watch it till the end. It makes some sense at the end.

Sad they not incorporate some clues about Darwinian evolution (fish to lizards to dinosaurs to birds, the mammal tree with humans on its branch)

But still, there is some sense.

Kochise

Edited 2013-06-21 10:39 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Laurence on Fri 21st Jun 2013 11:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

The idea of church being an organisation bent on control is a pretty well established one. It's one of the reasons I dislike organised religions.

And most of the symmetry they demonstrated could easily be explained by coincidence (after all, there's also a great deal of great wonders that fall outside the described pattern).

The stories about inter-dimensional beings was more the stuff that had me curious. I've often said that if a God-like deity existed, it would have to live outside our 3.1* dimensional plane to fit what we would describe as omnipotent. However the problem with stories like these is they're based almost entirely on speculation.

(*3 dimensions + time)

I also don't like stories that tie psychic phenomena into 3 dimensional beings. Almost always, what people perceive as psychic behaviours are either:

1) retrospective interpretation (eg selective memories such as "I thought something felt odd" when they experience that feeling often but only remember the occasions that links into an event, and how Nostradamus's predictions are re-interpreted post-event to match up with historic events, but never interpreted "correctly" pre-event)

2) subtle subconscious non-psychic readings (eg crossed arms and angry eyes == not happy)

3) "psychosomatic" (ie if you want to believe something badly enough, then you'll feel non-existent connections and notice things that don't exist. A lot like how placebo drugs can fool the patient into believing they have all manor of side-effects.

4) blind luck / coincidence (people are sometimes so keen to believe in a higher power -be that a deity or other supernatural powers- that they'll say the phrase "it's too much of a coincidence not to be xyz" - when in actual fact, coincidences happen all the time)


All that aside, this is one of the less wacky "theories" that I've heard. And certainly interesting enough to make me keen to investigate it further.

Edited 2013-06-21 11:52 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Kochise on Fri 21st Jun 2013 15:00 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Perhaps there is also the lack of knowledge of these 'upper' dimensions that puts the emphasis into wording them correctly.

So, it's perhaps a 'naive' approach that might lead to some sort of hard understandability. Just like trying to understand the 4th dimension through the visualization of an hypercube :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN4KC_zlW4g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzL091mZQ-E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x4P65EKjt0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOuXtONDAN0

It's hard to figure out without proper way to interact. It's like asking a one eyed to figure out about 3D.

BTW, your Nostradamus stuff, much like the words put into Jesus' mouth (parables) that can also be interpreted the way we want without Him being able to correct us, kinda "No ways dudes, that's NOT what I meant and intended to say !"

People were killed in the name of God, while on the Ten Commands : "thou shall not kill" was specifically told by God himself (if we still believe this crap/mythology). It's just a matter of self perception and interpretation in the way the most favorable to the one standing this cause.

Kochise

Edited 2013-06-21 15:18 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by drcouzelis
by Laurence on Fri 21st Jun 2013 17:46 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by drcouzelis"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I don't think it's hard to visualise the fourth dimension . I use a technique where I think of the third dimension as a flipbook Or movie reel. To the us in the fourth dimension, each frame is a 3D still. We can randomly jump to any point in the animation and even edit them if we choose. But to the persons on the tape / book, their only aware of the frame they're in. They can't jump frames, only follow them in sequence. And they can't perceive us unless we directly edit the frame they're in.

And the nice thing about the flip book analogy is it allows for the pages to be bent and warped, like 3d space is in time.


Re Jesus, indeed. That's one of my many complaints about Christianity. (And organised religions on the whole). The problem isn't faith, it's man's interpretation of God and the scriptures.

I'll go watch the links now.....

Edit, oh, they're just about the 4th dimension. And very basic stuff at that. I thought it was more ancient world theories ;)

Edited 2013-06-21 17:50 UTC

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RE[7]: Comment by drcouzelis
by zima on Mon 24th Jun 2013 00:19 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by drcouzelis"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

It's like asking a one eyed to figure out about 3D.

Actually, stereo vision is only one of many cues for depth perception that we rely on; one eyed people still do it quite well.

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v Comment by TempleOS
by TempleOS on Tue 18th Jun 2013 20:16 UTC
RE: Comment by TempleOS
by Naomi on Tue 18th Jun 2013 20:52 UTC in reply to "Comment by TempleOS"
Naomi Member since:
2013-05-27

Wow. You really are that crazy.

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v RE[2]: Comment by TempleOS
by TempleOS on Tue 18th Jun 2013 21:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by TempleOS"
RE[3]: Comment by TempleOS
by Soulbender on Wed 19th Jun 2013 07:46 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by TempleOS"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

So you're saying that by using TempleOS I will be able to talk directly with God? WOW!
Now that's epic.

Plesse don't ever stop posting, this stuff is comedy gold.

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RE[4]: Comment by TempleOS
by MOS6510 on Thu 20th Jun 2013 06:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by TempleOS"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I don't think you can talk to God directly until the Google balloons are up providing the missing link between here and there.

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RE[4]: Comment by TempleOS
by zima on Mon 24th Jun 2013 00:20 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by TempleOS"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't encourage him... look what happens when he does not stop ( http://www.osnews.com/comments/27138 )

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Comment by BBAP
by Bringbackanonposting on Wed 19th Jun 2013 01:08 UTC
Bringbackanonposting
Member since:
2005-11-16

TempleOS is really making a mark for themselves. 8 up and 60 down. There's a name for that isn't there...?

Good to see this OS still moving forward. It's pretty cool.

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Floppy Image
by Bobthearch on Thu 20th Jun 2013 00:37 UTC
Bobthearch
Member since:
2006-01-27

Projects like this are the reason any new computer of mine will have a floppy drive.

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RE: Floppy Image
by drcouzelis on Thu 20th Jun 2013 13:12 UTC in reply to "Floppy Image"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

There are instructions on the MenuetOS download page that explain how to create a bootable live CD. They are very easy to follow and they work well. I used a live CD to try out this latest release two nights ago. ;)

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