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by stormryder
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 70
Views: 1403

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

What is the universe expanding into Spacetime. The electromagnetic radiation needs something to propagate through. That is why the conversation I was having with catweasel about consciousness is relevant. You perceive the absence of matter as nothing, but is pain something? Does a thing have to be ...
by stormryder
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 70
Views: 1403

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

While the being may be constructed of particles, there is absolutely not a skerrick of evidence to even hint that consciousness is in any way, shape or form, material. I'm not saying that it is. I would, however, suggest that consciousness is affected by material. LSD has a very profound and extrem...
by stormryder
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 70
Views: 1403

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

If I buy 1000 palladium metersticks and place them in a carefully controlled environment, they'll probably all be identical even a hundred years from now. As it turns out, we have a pretty good "palladium meterstick" for time too. By measuring oscillations of caesium-133 atoms in a carefully contro...
by stormryder
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: PureVPN Money Back
Replies: 23
Views: 2085

Re: PureVPN Money Back

redlined wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:07 pm
There's very few VPN service providers I trust as it is
I don't trust any of them.
They profit from legislation that removes our right to privacy, I can't bring myself to believe some of that profit doesn't contribute to such legislation.
by stormryder
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: System Information
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: System Information

The question then arises of how to get that report off the terminal screen to send? I could not find any way to print it out or to copy it to paste into a WP and ended up getting a somewhat unsatisfactory photograph. You can use ctrl+shift+c and ctrl+shift+v to copy/paste in the terminal or right c...
by stormryder
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Problems installing software on Linux Mint
Replies: 14
Views: 260

Re: Problems installing software on Linux Mint

Sorry, I am not computer savvy, No reason to apologize, we've all been there. This is a good place to learn. Generally its not recommended for inexperienced users to run software that doesn't come from the software manager, if you need help with a specific driver or have any other problems this is ...
by stormryder
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Firefox Virus
Replies: 35
Views: 1163

Re: Firefox Virus

I tried downloading a couple games the other day Are they open-source? Did you get them directly from the developers or through a third party dl site? How did you install them? Were you prompted for a password when you did install them? I'd format the drive and reinstall. No guarantee the infection...
by stormryder
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Oolite
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Oolite

I can't seem to find Oolite in the official repositories. You may be better off with the official download already linked at oolite.org anyway. At one time some of the dependencies were specifically modified to work with oolite, so maintainers who didn't realize this would sometimes compile it with...
by stormryder
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Guitar...
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: New Guitar...

I am relatively surprised that the usual 2 brands have not been suggested While I find my $300 fender acoustic sounds ok for what I paid, after doing some research I feel that both fender and gibson have lost site of the artistry and are just in business to make money for the stockholders. I'm more...
by stormryder
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What are the aims of Linux Mint?
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: What are the aims of Linux Mint?

The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish I think the point you may be missing is that the giant company will not be providing that same quality of fish caught by an independent fisherman or the range of choice available from those independent fishermen. Me, I'll never be tha...
by stormryder
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Problem with old cupboard hinge
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Problem with old cupboard hinge

You can try a penetrating oil such as WD-40 but if the corrosion is in the threads it may take a while to work, if it works at all. Give it an hour at least to soak into the threaded area. You may even hit it with the oil a few times throughout the day and let it soak in overnight. If you decide to ...
by stormryder
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 98
Views: 3772

Re: Well I give up

Been there, done that. I meant no offense. I was just trying to point out that from a scientific point of view, the brain, as we currently understand it, requires oxygen in order to function. I figure you're you're too ornery to let it get you down, all the years of being handbagged obviously gave ...
by stormryder
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 98
Views: 3772

Re: Well I give up

catweazel wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:49 am
It can be demonstrated with a simple thought experiment.
Try this experiment: stop breathing, if that oxygen out there doesn't really exist your mind will be just fine without it.
by stormryder
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is going on with all these breaches?
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: PSA! linuxmint.com data breach alert from LifeLock

catweazel wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:40 am
Except that's the wrong link.
Thanks, I just googled it.
by stormryder
Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is going on with all these breaches?
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: PSA! linuxmint.com data breach alert from LifeLock

zakthemaster wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:13 pm
I recieve an alert from LifeLock
Hopefully you aren't paying for such outdated information, I read about that on clem's blog the day after it was discovered.
This is one of the reasons I trust mint. I think clem addressed it in a very professional way.
https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2994
by stormryder
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make a favorite from an app from a tar.bz2 file?
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: How to make a favorite from an app from a tar.bz2 file?

I am using Tara with Cinnamon, not Mate. Maybe this is why. I have no experience with cinnamon but I believe its still possible to create a custom launcher, if you get one on the desktop you can just drag and drop it in the menu. I think cinnamon has a "Menu Editor" or something like that to select...
by stormryder
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to make a favorite from an app from a tar.bz2 file?
Replies: 12
Views: 278

Re: How to make a favorite from an app from a tar.bz2 file?

drpeppercan wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Previously I could at least make a link on my desktop.
Is this not possible anymore?
With the Mate desktop you can open the "Main Menu" app (its in the menu) and create a launcher from there.
by stormryder
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install linux programs
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Install linux programs

Some people get discouraged because they think the more advanced way is the only way available. I agree with that. Audacity was the first software I tried to compile, I had been using mint for about 8 months and I couldn't find it in the manager, I don't think it was available for mint 14. What I f...
by stormryder
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install linux programs
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Install linux programs

Plenty of reason, especially for a newcomer, to go with the easy and foolproof way: - Open Software Manager from your menu - Search for 'audacity' - Click on the correct search result - Click 'Install'. No reason to ignore the question though, I think encouraging people to learn is a good thing and...
by stormryder
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Install linux programs
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Install linux programs

How install i this program. You have to compile it first. That means you download the source code and install the needed dependencies then run the command make from the proper directory in a terminal. It can often be tough to understand which versions of dependencies are needed and some aren't even...

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