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Review in ham radio magazine
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:35:44 am »
I wrote a review of Peppermint 6 for the February issue of DKARS Magazine, a free ham radio magazine. It has reasonable reader base (+/- 5000 downloads / month) and is partly written in English, partly in Dutch.  The review might not be in-depth in the eyes of the many Peppermint aficionados here, but please keep in mind that this magazine is for radio amateurs, not computer-crazy people :) Yet ham radio and computers are interlinked these days, and distros with a small footprint are in high demand.

http://downloads.dkars.nl/DKARS%20Magazine%20201602.pdf

Review starting at page 15.

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 09:01:05 am »
Great little review covering everything necessary for a non (Linux) technical review .. thanks for that, much appreciated :)

If there's any feedback from the review please let us know.

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 11:02:40 am »
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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 11:02:42 am »
Baie dankie vir die goeie artikel.

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 11:03:41 am »
$%^& .. now I need to go to Google translate ::)
Being Afrikaans, I can read and understand about 90% of what I read in Dutch ;)

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 11:41:12 am »
[...] this magazine is for radio amateurs, not computer-crazy people :)  [...]

Sometimes they're synonymous ...  :D

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 12:05:02 pm »
[...] this magazine is for radio amateurs, not computer-crazy people :)  [...]

Sometimes they're synonymous ...  :D

73 de VinDSL, N7XVK

Ha! Excellent!

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2016, 12:18:58 am »
Hi Capivara,

I just got around to looking at your excellent article -- and WOW I didn't realize how easy it is to read Dutch ! :D

Most of the other articles must be in some dialect ... I only understood a few things ...  :-X

Well done, Capivara!

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2016, 06:27:41 am »
I just got around to looking at your excellent article -- and WOW I didn't realize how easy it is to read Dutch ! :D

Most of the other articles must be in some dialect ... I only understood a few things ...  :-X

I don't know if that was meant as an allegory, such as "it's all Greek to me," but ...

Over the years, on the web, I've always gotten along fabulously with the Dutch.  I have an odd since of humor, and so do they - so, I think it's a matter of understanding one another's mindset.  Whatevs.

Anyway, if I remember correctly, the Dutch ppl don't have a native language, e.g. there is no Dutch language.  AFAIK most of them speak a Flemish dialect, which isn't even taught in schools.  I believe it's passed down from generation to generation by their elders.

I could be wrong about any or all of that, but maybe Hans can set the record straight ...  :)

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2016, 08:00:53 am »
Hi VinDSL,

I think you might be thinking about the Belgians ...  :-\

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2016, 08:59:03 am »
OMG !!!  I just surfed over to the Wikipedia Dutch Language page and I'm more confused than ever.   :-\

Under the Popular Misconceptions heading it says:

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Dutch is the language of government, education, and daily life in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. There is no officially recognized language called "Flemish", and both the Dutch and Belgian governments adhere to the standard Dutch (Algemeen Nederlands) defined by the Nederlandse Taalunie ("Dutch Language Union").

The actual differences between the spoken standard language of Dutch and Belgian speakers are comparable to the differences between American and British English or the German spoken in Germany and Austria [...]

Is that true ?

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2016, 09:24:52 am »
Yes, see my reply just before you posted!  ;)

I guess that's the downfall of CW.  It requires a skilled listener ...

Dah-dah dah-dah-dah di-dah-dit di-di-dit dit, Dah-di-dah-dit dah-dah-dah dah-di-dit dit.    ;D

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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2016, 10:25:39 am »
OMG !!!  I just surfed over to the Wikipedia Dutch Language page and I'm more confused than ever.   :-\

Under the Popular Misconceptions heading it says:

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Dutch is the language of government, education, and daily life in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. There is no officially recognized language called "Flemish", and both the Dutch and Belgian governments adhere to the standard Dutch (Algemeen Nederlands) defined by the Nederlandse Taalunie ("Dutch Language Union").

The actual differences between the spoken standard language of Dutch and Belgian speakers are comparable to the differences between American and British English or the German spoken in Germany and Austria [...]

Is that true ?
Yeah, that's true.  The Belgian Dutch, (Flemish, Vlaams) is much softer and some of the spellings are different.  There are also minor grammatical differences.  If you go to Limburg in the deep south of The Netherlands.   They speak a regional language called Limburgs.  It a mixture of old Dutch, Low German and French.   Even the road signs are in both Dutch and Limburgs.   There is another regional language in the north of the country called, Drents.  This is a strange Low Saxon language.  It's very old.  There are different dialects of this too.  Limburgs and Drents are official minority languages.  In The province of Friesland, ( Frysl├ón) and parts of Groningen the Frisian language is still spoken.  English is very closely related to Frisian.  Are you confused yet because if you aren't, you should be ;D?
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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2016, 11:03:08 am »
I guess that's the downfall of CW.  It requires a skilled listener ...

Dah-dah dah-dah-dah di-dah-dit di-di-dit dit, Dah-di-dah-dit dah-dah-dah dah-di-dit dit.    ;D

Even worse: CW stands for Continuous Wave - and in reality it's anything but continuous :) As a joke we suggested to replace CW with ICC (Interrupted Carrier Communication).
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Re: Review in ham radio magazine
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2016, 11:55:22 am »
So the "dialect" you see in the magazine (pdf) isn't a dialect at all, it's Dutch!  ;)

I stand by my statement: it is a dialect (although I was actually just trying to make a joke). According to the definition of a dialect, it is:

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a variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, and by its use by a group of speakers who are set off from others geographically or socially.

or

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a provincial, rural, or socially distinct variety of a language that differs from the standard language, especially when considered as substandard.

(both according to dictionary.reference.com). So ... who really cares? As long as we all get along with each other -- I'm happy !!  ;)

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