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by 1.618
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 17 End of life
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Mint 17 End of life

Thanks for the replies, I'm going to try 18 and 19 on a seperate drive first, my main concern is I have AMD graphics which could be problematic (emphasis on 'could' and not 'will be'), if they are ok I'm then going to format the drive with 17 on to use as a seperate data partition
by 1.618
Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 70
Views: 1266

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

The planet would actually wander slightly from a straight line, the radiation from it's star would still be bombarding it and this would cause a deviation in it's trajectory, and also the spin of the planet itself could cause the trajectory to wander slightly too, think of a pool ball being curled a...
by 1.618
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mint 17 End of life
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Mint 17 End of life

Is there a date for when updates will cease? 17 has been super stable on my box so I'm torn between keeping it and risking the security of my machine or nuking it and having the latest updates.
by 1.618
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Privacy vs Linux ??
Replies: 131
Views: 3738

Re: Privacy vs Linux ??

2 Knowing that Opera is not Open source, it's difficult to trust what they say, maybe there's an open source browser doing the same job I'm not aware of? Firefox Very cute. Never seen https://telemetry.mozilla.org/ ? You can disable telemetry in firefox with ease, and a few other tips :) http://for...
by 1.618
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 53
Views: 1843

Re: Usernames

The golden ratio - as above so below, as within so wihout....... I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hell will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you...
by 1.618
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 112
Views: 6649

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

jimallyn wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:44 pm
1.618 wrote:Play guitar and juggling
At the same time? Wow,that takes real talent! :wink:
Blindfold on a unicycle with one arm tied behind my back as well.... :lol:
by 1.618
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Download speeds
Replies: 50
Views: 1659

Re: Download speeds

I'm UK based and I pay roughly £26.50 for 40mb/s fiber to the cabinet -copper to the premises. 99% of the time my router will show I am recieving 40mb/s downspeed and 10 mb/s upspeed, rarely that drops to 39 and 9.9 respectively. When I download files though the file manager usually caps at 4.4 mb/s...
by 1.618
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing on wine - question
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Installing on wine - question

So, recently I came across a copy of The Settlers - Rise of an Empire in my cupboard, I used to play it on windows so thought I'd try and run it under wine, wine hq gives it a silver rating. To start with every time I tried to install the game it kept asking me to insert the install disc even though...
by 1.618
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 112
Views: 6649

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

Play guitar and juggling, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2_j6kMg1co Juggling is great because you use both sides of the brain simultaneously which causes more connections to be formed between the two hemispheres of your brain :D It's great for posture and co-ordination and a bit of non strenous ex...
by 1.618
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: ISO downloader via update/synaptic
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: ISO downloader via update/synaptic

There's probably little to no call for this, despite it being a good idea. Releases are announced and people will go and read the announcement then download from a link. If they're like me they'll go their local mirror and download from there instead. For something that might be used once a year, t...
by 1.618
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do I mess with someone on my wireless network?
Replies: 26
Views: 1618

Re: How do I mess with someone on my wireless network?

1) Change wifi password 2) change router admin password 3)blacklist his device via mac filter within router if you have one 4)blacklist websites that ony he uses 5) get his device mac address and then run mdk3 to jam his wifi access point, you have 3 options within mdk3 create fake networks that ove...
by 1.618
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: ISO downloader via update/synaptic
Replies: 3
Views: 350

ISO downloader via update/synaptic

Don't know if anyone has suggested this before, haven't seen the option anywhere within mint but i am still using 17.0 so if it's already available I've clearly missed it! :) When a new distro is released we have to torrent/download it via the mint website, would be cool if maybe there was an option...
by 1.618
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unwanted processes at boot
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Unwanted processes at boot

Thanks for the reply catweazel.

problem disappeared after i deletd some stuff via synaptic that was unrelated or so i thought at least.

Appreciate mint is only doing what i tell it to, was just a bit irked because i wasn't expecting that process to start up again. :)
by 1.618
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unwanted processes at boot
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Unwanted processes at boot

A while ago i was having trouble with a process starting at boot, eventually i stopped it by getting rid of gnome-keyring, https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=236397 However the same processes has now started appearing again, it started after an update about a week ago and i found that...
by 1.618
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Logo
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Linux Mint Logo

Look closely (just for fun!) :D

https://postimg.org/image/wvwo4bfgl/
by 1.618
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality

Hm. I fail to see what is so special about "hacking a computer with a specially crafted DNA strand"? It is just another way of feeding data to a vulnerable programme which then makes this programme do things which it should not do. Quite a few applications have been manipulated in similar ways. Onl...
by 1.618
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: getting pale moon into repositories
Replies: 24
Views: 1844

Re: getting pale moon into repositories

This thread is about the wish PaleMoon should be made available in the official software repositories. And I'm here to be counted as another person who shares that wish, in case anyone's counting. Another one here, I appreciate there would be a workload somewhere for someone but it would be handy t...
by 1.618
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality

Just gonna add this one to the discussion, I think it's pretty amazing where we're at with technology Video stored in live bacterial genome using CRISPR gene editing Bacteria use the CRISPR/Cas9 system to record information in their DNA about viruses they encounter. And this machinery has been co-op...
by 1.618
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Hacking a computer using DNA is now a reality

Interesting development, Sci-fi is becoming a reality, wonder where this will lead to in 30 years time.... “We designed and created a synthetic DNA strand that contained malicious computer code encoded in the bases of the DNA strand,” wrote the researchers led by Tadayoshi Kohno and Luis Ceze from t...
by 1.618
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Age verification for the internet
Replies: 25
Views: 1458

Age verification for the internet

(just thinking out loud here but welcome your thoughts) The UK plans to introduce age verification for adult sites from 2018 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40630582 Which in itself isn't a bad idea if it stops kids accessing adult sites, but the article mentions concerns with telling card comp...

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