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Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Re: Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am

Ghost67 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:43 am
Reminds me of my own pyramid wallpaper on the MX-18 Beta iso.
I know, when I saw a shot of that in a dev thread, posted by dolphin, I was thinking great minds think alike.

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Re: Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Post by Auro Kumar Sahoo » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:27 am

asqwerth wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am
I know, when I saw a shot of that in a dev thread, posted by dolphin, I was thinking great minds think alike.
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By the way i have hosted them to my flickr MX page:-
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aurokumar ... 2672882131
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aurokumar ... 2131/page2
and You can find these wall papers in that collection.
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Re: Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Post by Ghost67 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:55 am

asqwerth wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:26 am
Ghost67 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:43 am
Reminds me of my own pyramid wallpaper on the MX-18 Beta iso.
I know, when I saw a shot of that in a dev thread, posted by dolphin, I was thinking great minds think alike.

:p
Hehe! Mine is hardly a 'great mind' but thank you. I've always seen those Mepis mountains as pyramids :)
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Post by asqwerth » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:12 am

Ghost67 wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:55 am

Hehe! Mine is hardly a 'great mind' but thank you. I've always seen those Mepis mountains as pyramids :)
I thought it was good fun myself, a bit of a "joke" placeholder wallpaper.

And they were pyramids originally.

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Post by Adrian » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 am

I think the whole idea with the pyramids came from Warren who explained that MEPIS should be pronounced as Memphis without the extra "m" and "h". Then it kind of blended between mountains and pyramids because Warren was located in West Virginia "mountain mamma" :D
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Re: Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Post by richb » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:26 am

Adrian wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 am
I think the whole idea with the pyramids came from Warren who explained that MEPIS should be pronounced as Memphis without the "h". Then it kind of blended between mountains and pyramids because Warren was located in West Virginia "mountain mamma" :D
In addition according to wikipedia, and I heard him confirm this in an interview.

Originally, the word "MEPIS" didn't mean anything in particular; it came about by mistake. When Woodford misunderstood a friend over the telephone, he decided to use the name because it was a simple five-letter word and there were no other companies or products with that name.
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Re: Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Post by Ghost67 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:28 am

Mepis - Memphis ...yeah that makes sense, especially with the sun rising behind it, I believe that was a pretty common design in ancient Egypt. I do know it was a logo used by Thor Heyerdahl for his 'Ra' reed boats in the early 1970's.

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Post by Adrian » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:31 am

Ah, Thor, he had some cooky ideas but his books were entertaining.

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Post by asqwerth » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:41 am

This is my train of thought:

MX18 Continuum ==> Stargate Continuum ==> Stargate the movie/TV series ==> Goa'uld Ra and Ancient Egypt ==> Pyramids!
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Re: Whoever committed this wallpaper, thank you

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Post by clicktician » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:55 am

Adrian wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:18 am
...because Warren was located in West Virginia "mountain mamma" :D
Love it! Haha.

I interpreted them as pyramids (tho, most say the whole Giza thing was a misunderstanding). When I made my lappy sticker I added a sunburst gleaming from the mythical capstone -- which I hope to someday make up a story about. Lol.
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