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by BigEasy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: A deep dive into the Apollo Guidance Computer, and the hack that saved Apollo 14

Only fascinating thing in story is "there was a short-circuit or other electrical issue somewhere inside the LM's" and decided to land anyway.
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

I'm sure they able to pay much more then 100$ per year. It's main difference between us and them. I doubt that. Maybe they are playing a game that, once downloaded and installed, doesn't cost money at all. Maybe it's even free. Maybe they are reading an e-book. Maybe they have a contract like mine:...
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

ACE_ wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:10 pm
I have no idea what people do or how they can stay on their phones for hours upon hours throughout the day.
I have no idea too, but I'm sure they able to pay much more then 100$ per year. It's main difference between us and them.
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

Lady Fitzgerald wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 pm
I also feel it's sad how people have become so obsessed with their cell phones.
There is only 2 solution:
1). to make yourself more interesting for people than their smartphones.
2). if you can't, then leave things as is.
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "K" Stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: "K" Stuff

My daughter is coo-coo for cocoa puffs about "K-Pop", and K stars. My lovely Mexican American bride loves K-Dramas on Netflix (she also likes Taiwan dramas), she calls them "Korean Novelas". Its is funny how the Korean wave has arrived in San Antonio, Texas. No, at first it is important to know how...
by BigEasy
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Protecting your laptop/device from theft
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Protecting your laptop/device from theft

Looked for a better forum, but I think "Chat about Linux" will suffice. Searched for the same general topic, but none quite fit this scenario. Scenario: You are in a public place, be it the airport, or Internet Cafe, or Fast Food restaurant. busy looking at your screen, munching on that crunchy don...
by BigEasy
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Mate vs Cinnamon
Replies: 27
Views: 1814

Re: Mate vs Cinnamon

today, I downloaded 19.3 Mate and after USB Writer made a nice ISB thumb drive for it, booted up on the Mate to Live Session. Messed around a little bit, and to me, it seems/feels like it is unfinished. Menu is sparce. First thing I tried was Menu/Display and it crashed. that ended my experiment, a...
by BigEasy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are you successful in making money by installing Linux ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1293

Re: Are you successful in making money by installing Linux ?

Moem wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:06 am
BigEasy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:56 am
Even housewives can install the rest of Linux.
Sorry, what do you mean when you say that?
I don't mean.. nothing. Sorry, Moem. I mean just "unpaid work". :)
by BigEasy
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are you successful in making money by installing Linux ?
Replies: 33
Views: 1293

Re: Are you successful in making money by installing Linux ?

linux_rules wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:01 am
Are you successful in making money by installing Linux ?
Yes. But only when installing Slackware. Even housewives can install the rest of Linux.
by BigEasy
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Debunking folk logic - "you can't prove a negative"
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Debunking folk logic - "you can't prove a negative"

( (2x2=5) is false ) is true
by BigEasy
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Librem 5
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Librem 5

700$ ia a price of the freedom? Really?
by BigEasy
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Fatal Fascination
Replies: 41
Views: 1502

Re: Fatal Fascination

Linix Mint for beginners means only mostly beginners told which other.... Remember, boys, timeshift is system backup tool. Only tool! And only you and nobody else is responsible for how you using it. As usual there is stupid way and clever way.
by BigEasy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?
Replies: 47
Views: 5065

Re: Has anyone played around with MX Linux?

It is interesting to know that Debian itself is entirely upgradable from 9 to 10.
by BigEasy
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why are programs allowed to overtake processor and memory to the point of stalling the system?
Replies: 18
Views: 1473

Re: Why are programs allowed to overtake processor and memory to the point of stalling the system?

I find it bewildering that stuff like that can actually happen. One would think that there would be some kind of a mechanism that would prevent programs from making the system unresponsive. Don't want unresponsive system? Mechanism already exists. Never use 10yo junks today and upgrade your system.
by BigEasy
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Firefox 68 esr
Replies: 3
Views: 687

Re: Firefox 68 esr

Every downloadable Firefox version is just archived directory "firefox". Extract it in ~ and that's all about installation.
https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/
by BigEasy
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Gamma Ray Bursts From Black Holes *May* Exceed Speed Of Light
Replies: 68
Views: 3101

Re: Gamma Ray Bursts From Black Holes *May* Exceed Speed Of Light

Reading the title I think it is about some new album called "Black Holes" from "Gamma Ray" group that breaks sales record :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKCxZtaZ1BA
by BigEasy
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good defence [football]
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: Good defence [football]

Great save after his very bad play as defender. He MUST to kick the ball outside the field, not pass it directly to forvard's foot.
by BigEasy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Sell me on Mint! (Solved)
Replies: 36
Views: 2603

Re: Sell me on Mint!

riverguy99 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:49 pm
Tell me in what ways Mint will make my computer time more enjoyable, interesting, easier . . . whatever!
Who knows what should made YOUR computer more enjoyable, e.t.c. For you.
by BigEasy
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Skidmap: a Linux-based malware which mines cryptocurrency on computers
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Skidmap: a Linux-based malware which mines cryptocurrency on computers

That's really basically the same explanation I have read often before on this forum: be careful what software you install and what websites you visit. Dont go walking into dark alleyways... Yes. There is no differences between "good" software, "bad" software (and ugly, of course). Everything is jus...
by BigEasy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Skidmap: a Linux-based malware which mines cryptocurrency on computers
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Skidmap: a Linux-based malware which mines cryptocurrency on computers

Thanks for posting that link Philotux. It will keep me on guard. The article doesnt offer any particular advice for protection though, besides the warning not to download unknown files that are given root access. Try click on clickable word "Skidmap" inside article. Then you can read original techn...

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