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  1. Richard Hed

    Steamengine with Hackworth valve gear

    You know that brand of German gerkins, eh? Yes, very nice engine. Muy bien.
  2. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Hey, Baron, I have been trying to use FreeCAD, but it's a bear to learn. I lookt at the tutorials on line but they miss so much, I thimk they have the bad habit like I do myself, that is, if I am trying to explain something, I assume the other person knows what I am talking about when they...
  3. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    I don't care, anything that goes wrong with computers is microsux's fault. Even when the sun shoots out sun spot x-rays and it fries a computer, it is their fault. I tried a SUSE after 9.2 and preferred the 9.2, however, I didn't really give the newer version much of a chance. I down loaded a...
  4. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    I'll be darned. I notice they sold to IBM last year. Wonder what that will mean. I boought version 6.2 probably more than 20 years ago but I see they are only up to 8. at this time. Or it looks lilke it now. Also, the blurb claimed they are the biggest maker of open software, but it had...
  5. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Yes, GRRR! and thanx for that info. It takes a lot of time, however to do all this. and thanx for telling me about the "restore" point, that helps a great deal.
  6. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Is Redhat still around? I thot they died. I prefer SUSE anyway
  7. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Yes, that is one of the things that keeps me awake at night, gives me kidney problems (anger issues) and high blood--the corporations trying to tell ME what to do with MY stuff! I blame microsux for most of the problems. Everything is always trying to "update". I have to go into task manager...
  8. Richard Hed

    making piston ring for Corliss Steam Engine

    These rings are made of cast iron? You are using CI? I made this quite differently, I made the piston one solid piece of aluminum and simply bought rings for lawn mower that were the right size. When cast iron gets down to very thin like that it is going to be very brittle and likely to break...
  9. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    I tried Red Hat and a couple others when it was relatively new, but they are, as far as I know, gone.
  10. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Ya know, I have known about booting from CD but I have never done that. Thanx for reminding me, I'll try that. Who would you suggest to try? I like SUSE and am familiar with it but don't know if SUSE has kept up with things or if they still exist. I down loaded a SUSE from the new owners a...
  11. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Actually, I don't mind paying for something,that is, what it is REALLY worth, and that would be about $10 for an operating system that I can use over and over for all my new computers. Maybe $20 for a good 3-D CAD system, etc. Thing is, that ALL software is over charged for if it is not free...
  12. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    I make wine and I do plenty of whining. What is FOSS?
  13. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    I didn't know that. I tried to get WINE to work on a SUSE machine but couldn't get it to work. That would have been nice. I never heard of Crossover. NOwadays, I generally don't use Linux too much but when I did, I always preferred it because seemed to me to be so much more powerful for it's...
  14. Richard Hed

    Copyright !! Again.

    Tesla initially veritably worshipped edison. When he arrived in New York he got employment fixing a dynamo that wasn't working right. Tesla asked Edison how much he would pay him to fix it. Answer: $50,000, so Tesla set to work to fix it. It took him 6 months I thimk but eventually fixt it...
  15. Richard Hed

    Free plans for a larger, simpler, beam engine

    https://modelengineeringwebsite.com/USS_Monitor_engine.html This is the "Monitor" engine. It's pretty cool in my opinion I was looking on line for the monitor and found this: https://www.packratworkshop.com/libmain.htm Probably, someone has already reported this site, but there is lots of...
  16. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Thanx for the Linux blurb. I have had most of my computers double operating systems. It is easy to install Linux, so much safer too. You can run "windows" on Linux as just another program. Har har har--this just shows what crap microsux is. But I'm wondering, if I ran windows as a program...
  17. Richard Hed

    Free plans for a larger, simpler, beam engine

    I was recently looking at a steam engine that powered the "monitor". It was really an odd engine. Someone had built it recently, would like to know more. I'd like to see what the "Virginia" (we know that as the Merrimac) was powered by.
  18. Richard Hed

    Copyright !! Again.

    Usually this is true, and I go by this in most of what I do, however, I also make my own improvements. The improvements are patentable if they have not already been patented or are not in the common use category. (For instance, I thimk the wheel has probably not been patented, but you could...
  19. Richard Hed

    Software in the cloud

    Thankyew for that Rod, you said it much better than I could. However, I know exactly what "the cloud"ers are up to. As you say "free" until the day you have no choice but to use their media. When I back my stuff up on various media that I own, I know that I can unplug my computer, or...
  20. Richard Hed

    Copyright !! Again.

    All that is true, that is, as long as it is presently under copyright length of time. The copyright eventually expires and anybody can use the information freely and for profit. There is ONE exception that I know of and that is rights to movies from books since the time that movies were...
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