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    Racetams

         Next to good old caffeine, racetams are the oldest and most widely recognized nootropics substance, and Piracetam is the oldest and most well studied of the bunch.  I first started taking piracetam about eight years ago and at that time I was looking for a cognitive benefit, and while I did find some benefits, for example, the first time I took it I then went to a local bar that used to make really good fish and chips (it has sold and they are now shit), it was very busy almost all the tables were occupied.  I noticed subtleties in the color of the wood door that I had never noticed before.  It was as if someone turned the vibrance knob up on the world television set.  The second thing I noticed was that I could follow half a dozen conversations at half a dozen different tables simultaneously.  The last thing was that I could remember a few more digits in a digit string memory test, enough to remember a ten digit telephone number sometimes heard several days before.  But that was...
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    New find shows early humans were in the Philippines 700,000 years ago

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    New archaeological evidence shows that humans were living in the Philippines by 709,000 years ago – hundreds of thousands of years earlier than previously thought.

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    Nanook added a new discussion topic 4.15.0 kernel and E1000 Ethernet Hangs in the group Ubuntu Linux
         Since upgrading to Bionic I've had issues with Ethernet periodically hanging.  I've been able to stop it by disabling some of the hardware offload functions.  I placed this command in /etc/rc.local so that it gets executed with every boot:       /sbin/ethtool -K enp0s31f6 gso off gro off tso off      Substitute the name of your ethernet device for enp0s31f6.  Gotta love the new Netplan naming (yuck).  
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    Nanook created the group Ubuntu Linux
    This site and the majority of Eskimo North's services utilize Ubuntu as the underlying operating system.  As much as possible, I try to keep things current. This is a place for people new to Linux to learn about one of the better distributions and for those who are more experienced to share their knowledge with each other and with up and coming new Ubuntu users.
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    Maintenance Work Early Wednesday Morning
    Posted on May 1, 2018

    Commencing shortly after midnight and lasting anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours, depending upon how smooth things go, There is a problem with the 3.15.0 kernel drivers for E1000 Ethernet chips which my machines happen to use that causes them to periodically hang for about ten seconds. Most people will experience this as pause in I/O but some non-Linux versions of ssh will timeout and disconnect. I have been working with Canonical to come up with a fix. The first kernel they provided did improve the situation so that it happened a few times a day instead of a few times an hour. They have another kernel for me to try.

    So tonight, I will be installing that kernel and rebooting to make it active. I am going to attempt this remotely but in the past sometimes network would not come up after a reboot and if that happens I will need to drive down to the co-lo facility and it will take longer. This will interrupt all services as it affects both the machines hosting the virtual machines and the NFS servers that hold your home directory, mail directory, and a few other common file systems.

    I plan to start this work around 12:30AM and if things go well, I should be finished by 1AM, if not it may be as late as 3AM Pacific time.

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    Nanook published a blog post Maintenance in the group Eskimo Social
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    Maintenance

    Maintenance Work Early Wednesday Morning Posted on May 1, 2018      Commencing shortly after midnight and lasting anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours, depending upon how smooth things go,  There is a problem with the 3.15.0 kernel  drivers for E1000 Ethernet chips which my machines happen to use that causes them to periodically hang for about ten seconds.  Most people will experience this as pause in I/O but some non-Linux versions of ssh will timeout and disconnect.  I have been working with Canonical to come up with a fix.  The first kernel they provided did improve the situation so that it happened a few times a day instead of a few times an hour.  They have another kernel for me to try.      So tonight, I will be installing that kernel and rebooting to make it active.  I am going to attempt this remotely but in the past sometimes network would not come up after a reboot and if that happens I will need to drive down to the co-lo facility and it will take longer.  This...
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    Nanook created the group Nootropics
         Nootropics are substances which enhance mental functionality without causing harm.  They may be natural substances, extracts from natural substances, modified natural substances, or wholly synthetic chemicals.  To be considered a nootropic they must be free from harmful or dangerous side effects.
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    Sorry folks, a couple of plugins I tried to install broke the database and I ended up losing a bunch of data including everybodies Avatars, so please select Profile and re-upload your Avatar.

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    Super Comet Part 1 - The Impact

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    Super Comet - The longest night 65 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped out by a gigantic asteroid. We could soon be next. We don't know when it will h...

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    Weird dreams the last two nights, the night before last I dreamt the whole Earth had gone volcanic. There were no safe places except maybe in a boat out on the ocean. Then I had a second dream that night that I had cancer in an organ that was in my face just above my teeth and they had to pull teeth to get at it but in any case it would be fatal because they could not remove the whole organ.

    Then last night I had a dream that a pirate radio station I had while I was in school as a kid was still at my mothers house only it was in a separate weird building that had wooden floors but walls were part wood and part tent and the ceilings were tent structures. There were three rooms to it. My mother had died (she passed five years ago) and I was there cleaning it up. And in addition to old dusty equipment, I was finding body parts, a decayed detached hand here, a skull there, strewn about.

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    WARNING: PHP: 2019-04-18 19:25:53 (PDT): "Creating default object from empty value" in file /var/www/html/mod/hypeUI/views/default/object/thewire.php (line 19)
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    As near as I can tell, The Wire functions like Twitter, allowing only short, in this case, 250 character posts.
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