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by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security? What security?
Replies: 14
Views: 619

Re: Security? What security?

I love the fact that Star Wars is now entering this security thread. Yeah, but it's Star Wars 2.0 :P Anyway, a couple of years ago, I was interested in possibly writing some software for Android. After I downloaded the Android SDK, I saw that the NSA was openly documenting and commenting code it he...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A close encounter with Windows 10. Review from the stone age...
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: A close encounter with Windows 10. Review from the stone age...

Somehow Windows10 gives me the feeling that lots of things are possible. Andt they are! Whereas in LinuxMint I constantly get the feeling a lot of things are not possible. Well, for me that's exactly the opposite.... :lol: One of the reasons why I love Linux, is that you can make it jump through ev...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A close encounter with Windows 10. Review from the stone age...
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: A close encounter with Windows 10. Review from the stone age...

After falling victim to Micro$oft's monopolistic tendencies too many times, I've learned to install the Mint bootloader on a memory card (my 256 MB SD card from my first digital camera still has a use! :D), and if I ever need to boot into Windows 10 to play a game that doesn't run on Mint (which isn...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones

While it's not the fault of the screen that my fingers weren't accurately touching the letters, I did find that I had difficulty finding the precise areas of the keys (letters/numbers, etc.). . Typing should be easier in the wider Landscape mode on a phone screen of 6" or larger(= auto-rotation ena...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1431

Re: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?

I have 4 computers (2 desktop towers, 2 laptops). I gave one of my 14" laptops (Intel i5 processor @ 2.67 speed) to my wife since there are days my wife's 11" iPad tablet screen is just too small for what she wants to see. This leaves me with two desktop towers and one laptop. My main everyday dail...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Sign petition for logitech support for linux
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Sign petition for logitech support for linux

I don't think I've ever had a Logitech device that didn't work on GNU/Linux (disclaimer: the only Logitech devices I've only ever tried on Linux have been keyboards and mice). Now if there was a petition to get Logitech to make better quality USB receivers, so that you don't have to crack them open ...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What type of computer or device do you primarily use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1431

What type of computer or device do you primarily use?

My primary type of computer has been, and always will be, desktop computers. I am, admittedly, old-fashioned in that regard. When I think of a computer, I think of desktop computers. My second choice is a laptop, for when I'm not at my desktop. I know a growing number of people are switching to tabl...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 224
Views: 14947

Re: When did you come to Linux?

MurphCID wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:34 am
Yep, the daughter is keeping the laptop. Oh, well what's mine is hers and what's hers is hers..... Can anyone suggest good note taking software in Linux?
My favorite text editor of all time is Vim. GUI Pluma comes in second.
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 224
Views: 14947

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I honestly don't remember what the first GNU/Linux distribution I tried was. The earliest one that I DO remember using, though, was Mandrake. Early last decade, I tried Slackware and Red Hat. I didn't know much about Linux at the time, though, and definitely didn't know the CLI at all. I remember ev...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones

I do my best to avoid usage of the four-letter "H" word, as my own insignificant way of trying to remove it from the waking consciousness of society. We need more of the four-letter "L" word: love. And here's me thinking I was the only one :) Heheh, the more the merrier! :) Btw, do you really live ...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Finally Getting Some Support Around Here...

... My adult stepson ...is a gamer and refuses to even acknowledge the existence of anything other than Windows.... Actually for gaming he's right, Linux gaming is a joke. I am the lone Linux user in our household. My adult stepson (who is not a jobless basement dweller - he helps my wife run her b...
by otacon14112
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones

RIng her and TALK to her. I HATE text messages with a passion. They are useful if some information needs to be referred to later, like an address or similar, but most are just a pain in the posterior.text me.jpg I do my best to avoid usage of the four-letter "H" word, as my own insignificant way of...
by otacon14112
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 209
Views: 10219

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

"Hangar 18" - Megadeth (1990)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-oU2xlViRQ
I've been listening to this over and over and over again lol. my favorite part starts at 0:46. Nicolò T says it has 11 solos, 8 riffs (not counting harmonized parts). I've never counted, but it wouldn't surprise me!
by otacon14112
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rant about touchscreens and smartphones
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Rant about touchscreens and smartphones

I love technology, when it makes sense. I don't think touchscreens do. I got so frustrated with my phone that I threw it (not hard). I was trying to reply to my sister's messages when I realized that I had been trying to type the message for over a minute! While it's not the fault of the screen that...
by otacon14112
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

i believe time is the one true phenomenon in the universe that is absolute constant and does not need a source. gravity and light are only bi-products therefore we can use them to our advantage but we can not and will never manipulate time. gravity does not manipulate time Gravity distorts time. St...
by otacon14112
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

Velocity, in its most simplest form, is the speed of something in a given direction. Yeah; that's why I used the word "velocity" to refer to the behavior of the planet beginning with the exact moment it would experience a loss of the centripetal force. And it's also why adding a tangent line refere...
by otacon14112
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

...and instantly begin to continue on its current velocity. Velocity, in its most simplest form, is the speed of something in a given direction. Yeah; that's why I used the word "velocity" to refer to the behavior of the planet beginning with the exact moment it would experience a loss of the centr...
by otacon14112
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

First off, the time interval between gravity going MIA and you seeing the planet flying off depends on light speed alone. You can't see any result before light has had time to reach you. No matter the real speed at which gravity propagates, you're limited by how quickly you can observe its effects....
by otacon14112
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: Hypothetical question about gravity

I found the answer to my question. Gravity does have a speed. I didn't know about gravitons. Depending on the situation, they have the same speed as light. https://www.quora.com/Why-is-the-speed-of-gravitons-greater-than-the-speed-of-light https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313164950_Making_up...
by otacon14112
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2129

Re: Hypothetical question about gravity

WOW what are you on? I WANT some!!!! Newton has answered this in his laws of momentum. If gravity were turned off the planets would keep travelling in a straight line at a tangent to the the original arc of momentum at the point gravity ceased. Until they hit another object which would then affect ...

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