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by lsemmens
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you select the ones you help?
Replies: 31
Views: 1326

Re: How do you select the ones you help?

A while back someone on this forum was irritated that a new person did not explicitly follow the forum rules for asking a question and was a bit harsh. There was a bit of a disagreement about how OP should have been handled. I responded in a PM. I am not going to indulge in a flame war because we o...
by lsemmens
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Accessing a hard drive on local network [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Accessing a hard drive on local network

From: How to Get Help [5] Details! Details! Details! Include the version and architecture (32-bit, 64-bit) of Linux Mint. List any relevant hardware or software specifications. 'inxi' is a useful terminal command for listing this. Use inxi -h for help. Generally it suffices to type the following in ...
by lsemmens
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Lightning Strike Woes
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Lightning Strike Woes

We would see it all the time in Darwin (which has the highest number of Thunder days of any Capital in the world). I was in Telecommunications during the 70s and 80s. During the wet season we were flat out keeping up with lightning related faults. Even had techs hospitalised because lightning hit th...
by lsemmens
Sat Oct 17, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do you select the ones you help?
Replies: 31
Views: 1326

Re: How do you select the ones you help?

If I can help, I will try. I am no Linux guru, so my assistance is very limited. All of the above comments regarding stupid questions and statements and the response notwithstanding.
by lsemmens
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: History of computing
Replies: 4
Views: 223

History of computing

Came across this article elsewhere. An interesting read. I can remember many of these from my youth. My first PC was in 1986 and first pocket calculator was in the early 70s. :D
by lsemmens
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why not Secure-Mint?
Replies: 33
Views: 1127

Re: Why not Secure-Mint?

Failsafe OOTB security is a pipe dream, it'll never happen in Linux or any other OS. In fact one of the best bits of advice I ever heard is that the WORST thing you can so re security is to install some app, or avenb OS, thinking it'll make you hack proof. Of course there can be a failsafe OOTB sec...
by lsemmens
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4930

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

Fortunately I live nowhere near Sydney! It's a nice place to visit, but I DO NOT ever want to live there!
by lsemmens
Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Approximately how many are we ?
Replies: 42
Views: 4930

Re: Approximately how many are we ?

Two Mint users in this room, two new installations this week went out the door, one installation the week before. All our Shed users use Mint at the Shed and a dozen(?) use it at home. DarrenG, are you in the North Island? If so that's another country with someone. If it is counted as NZ (joke for ...
by lsemmens
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Autocad Alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Autocad Alternative

What about setting up Autocad in Virtualbox instead of Wine? That way it still thinks it is running in Wingewoes but cannot affect Linux. OR, you could dual boot,
by lsemmens
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: need help wif my hooman
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: need help wif my hooman

Where's Lister and Rimmer when you need them? Even Holly was a little more sympathetic to your plight.
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Childish sexist behaviour of female naming OS should change.
Replies: 53
Views: 1155

Re: Childish sexist behaviour of female naming OS should change.

So, why did you use a sexist name for your username, peppermint Patty indeed! :lol:
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4893

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Portreve wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:48 am
What if all the folks who write software decide to just make up their own rules and typed up their code any way they felt like it?
Isn't that what Billy and his mates did? (I'm looking at you Mr Gates. :D)
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is Social Media a Useful Form of Communication or Just Another Time-Wasting Fad?
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Is Social Media a Useful Form of Communication or Just Another Time-Wasting Fad?

I've found faceache useful for keeping up with friends and family all across the world. Like any other medium (forums included) it all depends upon the use you put it to and your discipline. I generally spend more time here, than I do on Facebook, so, to me, Linux Mint Forums are a huge "time waster...
by lsemmens
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Files
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Linux Files

Think of Linux like you do an unfamiliar motor car. You know it's capable of certain tasks it's just a matter of finding the right buttons to push. The problem with Windows "standards" is that they are not actually "standard". Even M$ Orifice has numerous "undocumented" features that the more "stand...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Mint 20 & HPLIP
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Mint 20 & HPLIP

My printer is an Hp1312nfi which is connected to my network. I think I had it printing properly after the upgrade to mint 20 but cannot be certain of that (shows how often I print stuff). It was scanning properly, that I do know. I tried to print a two page report and ended up with pages of gibberis...
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED (Thx)] "text.txt" opens after a choice only
Replies: 25
Views: 485

Re: ".txt" opens after a choice only

Could you possibly try setting the default to writer and then try setting it back to text editor again?
by lsemmens
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Google and Facebook should pay ?
Replies: 34
Views: 920

Re: Why Google and Facebook should pay ?

I THINK! Note this is only MY THOUGHTS! Journalism as a craft, and career, I'd venture, is going the way of the Dodo. Whether this is a good thing, or a bad thing, only time will tell. I'd suggest that, in future, the only "facts" in any news story will be those in the mind of the author. A journali...
by lsemmens
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daddy tech support
Replies: 51
Views: 1459

Re: Daddy tech support

I used to be tech support for my tribe, however, I taught them to learn for themselves. Time they hit high school, the teachers were asking them to support them. Now they are way ahead of anything I ever learnt. Heck one of them now works for the Uni that he attended and dropped out of because he wa...
by lsemmens
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dog pics
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: Dog pics

Lovely doggie pics. We haven't had a pet pooch for about 16 years. Rusty was a stray that wandered into our yard one day, he looked like a nice animal but scrawny and riddled with ticks (i think he was probably a camp dog). Anyway we fed him, got rid of the ticks, and he made his home with us for th...
by lsemmens
Sun Aug 30, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4893

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

I think a lot of errors like that are a person's reliance on a spellchecker and not proofreading the final product. I catch little things like that all the time. Agreed. I detest poor spelling and grammar, especially those (whose native language is English) who cannot determine the difference betwe...

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