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by Fred Barclay
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1228

Re: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?

Not relevant to the topic (I do, of course, agree with you that attack vectors on Android are very different from those on Linux) but I felt like pointing out that my Android phone has got the same bash shell as my desktop, and if you're going to use the shell you typically add BusyBox. BusyBox is ...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1228

Re: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/b0r0nt0k-ransomware-wants-75-000-ransom-infects-linux-servers/ - B0r0nt0K Ransomware Wants $75,000 Ransom, Infects Linux Servers - Feb 24, 2019 That's fairly cool -- I haven't heard of this one before, thanks! However (there's always a however :wink:) ...
by Fred Barclay
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?
Replies: 29
Views: 1228

Re: Would Linux Reduce Ransomware Attacks?

I'm thinking Linux would be much harder to penetrate than Windows, if the base system was a solid security distro like Qubes, Parrot, or Tails. https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-new-android-ransomware-infects-you-through-sms-messages/ - This new Android ransomware infects you through SMS messages ...
by Fred Barclay
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Things that suck...
Replies: 64
Views: 2132

Re: Things that suck...

RollyShed wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Worse than living in Australia.
That should get a bite..... :lol:
Ahem! :mrgreen: :lol:
by Fred Barclay
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How many are 100% Linux here?
Replies: 78
Views: 3435

Re: How many are 100% Linux here?

I used to be all Linux (except for work) but I've discovered OneNote and really love it for research notes, work meetings... practically everything, really. So my laptop is a Surface Pro running Windows 10. Surprisingly, I don't hate it. It's actually a decent OS for my coding needs (python and rust...
by Fred Barclay
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Backup Backup Backup!
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Backup Backup Backup!

I do love rsync for this exact reason. Been bit too many times without a good backup. Now it's just 5-10 minutes a week and my /home is backed up nice and safe. @lsemmens if I may... It's been a long time since I played around with Tails, but IIRC they purposely made it rather hard to access your ha...
by Fred Barclay
Mon May 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3
Replies: 110
Views: 7621

Re: [almost SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3

For those of us on LMDE 3, the fix should be in Firefox 60.6.2 ESR. ;)

Hasn't hit my repos yet but hopefully will be arriving soon (FF did actually break for me yesterday a few hours after I posted that all was well :? ).
by Fred Barclay
Sat May 04, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.0.3
Replies: 110
Views: 7621

Re: [SOLVED TEMPORARILY] ALL Add ons suddenly stopped working in Firefox 66.3

Mine are all working (but they never seemed to have gone down in the first place).
No studies enabled.
app.normandy.run_interval_seconds in about:config is set to default of 86400.
by Fred Barclay
Fri May 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Want to use SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Now Live! [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Want to use SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Now Live! [Solved]

No worries Amii, good to see you around again. :smile:
by Fred Barclay
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: <SOLVED> Nobody's avatars are showing
Replies: 41
Views: 1408

Re: Nobody's avatars are showing

Can you see mine? I can see flags but not external avatars (so I can see Pierre's and mine but not Moem's, for instance).
by Fred Barclay
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Curiosity Killed the Cat
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Curiosity Killed the Cat

I can't speak to the "quite intelligent" bit ;) but my work is radiation physics (rather much an applied subfield of nuclear physics) at a decently-sized research facility in the States. Not as cool as quantum physics but still rather interesting -- it's a good mix of "real" physics, applications of...
by Fred Barclay
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Want to use SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Now Live! [Solved]
Replies: 16
Views: 576

Re: Want to use SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 Now Live! [Solved]

There is a fix for sound issues in Firefox while running firejail that MAY apply for you as well: firecfg --fix-sound Yes, do try this. :) If you're using an old version of firejail and can't upgrade (for example if you're on Mint 18 and don't want to install firejail outside the repos) this comman...
by Fred Barclay
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Your fallback option in case Mint ever disappeared
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Your fallback option in case Mint ever disappeared

I'd probably use Ubuntu MATE for my laptop. Debian stable or Arch on my desktop, just depends on how adventurous I'd feel. :mrgreen:
by Fred Barclay
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firejail - Firelauncher
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Firejail - Firelauncher

Hi Blue Baker,
Can I get the following info from you? Please run each of the following in your terminal and post the output here:

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inxi -S
firejail --version
libreoffice --version
Thanks!
Fred
by Fred Barclay
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint 19.1 XFCE ignores WiFi intermittently
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Mint 19.1 XFCE ignores WiFi intermittently

I'm not really sure (sorry!), but going off a common theme online for your wifi card, try sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source and reboot. Maybe this will help? :? https://askubuntu.com/questions/765584/is-it-possible-to-use-broadcom-bcm43142-wifi-in-ubuntu-16-04 https://askubuntu.com/questions/...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: I install Katoolin and Kali tool on linux mint dont work
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: I install Katoolin and Kali tool on linux mint dont work

Unfortunately katoolin is known to be rather incompatible with Mint and cause lots of issues... :( https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=208&t=227423&p=1353854&hilit=Katoolin#p1353854 https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=255444&p=1376889&hilit=Katoolin#p1376889 https://forums.lin...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] test test test notification
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: test test test notification

Pjotr wrote:
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:57 pm
That's nice of you, but isn't the entire point of Firejail that it restricts access to user folders as much as possible? :wink:
Haha, yeah. But it's probably better to run inside a loose firejail than not inside a sandbox at all. :lol:
by Fred Barclay
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: [SOLVED] test test test notification
Replies: 10
Views: 585

Re: test test test notification

bad medicine wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:10 pm
I used to use Firejail but I found its picketyness about which folders I could access to be more trouble than it was worth.
I'm always happy to help with that. ;)
by Fred Barclay
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2148

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

Wow! Talk about having tickets on yourself. I'll leave you to it. Had to look up the "tickets on yourself" expression -- we don't often have that in my part of the world. Anyways, no, not in the slightest. Just putting a bit of backstory out there since someone was apparently concerned about "playi...
by Fred Barclay
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2148

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

Oof! Yeah, sorry to have offended you, catweazel. As for the "playing dress-up physicist"... you're free to draw your own conclusions. I've said repeatedly that I'm a radiation physicist, not a cosmologist. It's no surprise that I'm a bit behind on the latest ideas -- I don't normally have to worry ...

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