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by farkas
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?
Replies: 34
Views: 1184

Re: Installing Linux on a work comp....Do you tell your boss?

Do Not ! ever install anything on a work computer without prior permission. Even if you are absolutely sure that it will be the perfect solution for a problem. Do not go behind your bosses back to prove that you are right. That will just piss your boss off. Present your solution to your boss and exp...
by farkas
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: OEM Logo not showing long enough
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: OEM Logo not showing long enough

This should help
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... .html#ID10
Also check
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/1.html
for a lot of great info about Linux Mint.
It is one my first go to page for problem resolutions.
by farkas
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.

Thanks.
I just learned something new! The up arrow!
Is there a guide for short cuts like the 'up arrow' that could make it easier to navigate LM forums?
by farkas
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.

Thanks for your replys Mr. Een
Could you point me to the topic of AndyMH's reply.
by farkas
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.

Found this inside another subject item here in the LM forums about a month ago. Works great for me. Just substitute your search parameters instead of where best vpn appears Try this from Google Search or another search engine. CODE: SELECT ALL site:forums.linuxmint.com best vpn Could you please poi...
by farkas
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Using search in LM forums is very frustrating.

Maybe I'm beating a dead horse and this has been hashed over and over before. When I have a problem my go to is LM forums then a search engine. I try to find an answer I'll check the appropriate forum/sub forum to see if there are recent posts then use forum search or advanced search. Once in awhile...
by farkas
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 136
Views: 5773

Re: "In the old days we...."

As an edit to my previous post. My go to reference bible was The TTL Data Book for Design Engineers. Second Edition. http://www.bitsavers.org/components/ti/_dataBooks/1981_TI_The_TTL_Data_Book_For_Design_Engineers_2ed.pdf In the old days I'd replace the bad chip. Today if there is just one mal-funct...
by farkas
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: History of computing
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: History of computing

I was going to reply in this post but after thinking about it I thought it would be more appropriate in
viewtopic.php?f=58&t=323400&p=1898585#p1898585
by farkas
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 136
Views: 5773

Re: "In the old days we...."

I was about to post a reply to https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=332047 But I think this post is more appropriate. It was a nice brief article. Other than the small PDP1 notation, the article left out a lot about mini computers. Companies like, Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Da...
by farkas
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Computer?
Replies: 56
Views: 1594

Re: Computer?

Heroes, seldom acknowledged or given credit! It was "women's work".
https://www.history.com/news/human-comp ... en-at-nasa
by farkas
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Here's another pet peeve of mine: “What California needs is more hot and dry weather.” While that is not strictly speaking a grammar faux pax, my preference would be to wow that sentence like this: “What California needs is cooler weather and rain.” I believe this would also apply to Oregon and Was...
by farkas
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interactive perioic table of elements
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Interactive perioic table of elements

FYI: There is a wonderful periodic table of elements application called Kalzium available. It is a KDE application, but should still install in any edition of Linux Mint. There are many other scientific applications in the Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). All the above is good to...
by farkas
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Interactive perioic table of elements
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Interactive perioic table of elements

Most us remember the periodic table of elements as chart hanging on the wall of a high school chemistry class. Boring and something to be memorized to pass final exams. I ran across this website. https://ptable.com/?lang=en#Isotopes Click on any element it will display its properties. You can even p...
by farkas
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Clem Lefebvre interview
Replies: 39
Views: 1435

Clem Lefebvre interview

Interesting article on Clem's views about Linux and Linux Mint.
https://fossbytes.com/linux-mint-founde ... -lefebvre/
by farkas
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

Another inconsistency in spelling is the way the plural of a noun is determined. In most cases you add an 's" or "es" to the end of the word. However there are exceptions. Like the word 'fish', which is both singular and plural. It is a group of irregular plural nouns. Sometimes 'fishes' is used. In...
by farkas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

When I was working with students at the local college, here are the most common grammar mistakes I found coming from the ESL crowd: The student would try to use their own native language's grammar rules in an English sentence. The student would write things in passive instead of active form. Exampl...
by farkas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

While reading https://www.history.com/news/theodore-roosevelt-spelling-controversy I came across this paragraph, "In a September 1906 speech, Twain argued that the reforms would also help new immigrants assimilate. Traditional spelling, he maintained, “keeps them back and damages their citizenship f...
by farkas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

In 1956? That was a horrible year for Hungary.... Yes. The fall of that year started out with hope but the situation turned very dark quickly. Nagyon köszönöm a becenevem fordítását. Az "ablak mentes" egy osztály elegánsabb, mint amilyen az én korlátozott "ablak nelkül" lenne. Szivessen. Your gramm...
by farkas
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

You got it right. Farkas is indeed, in my native language, equivalent to wolf.
Én Budapesten születtem. Már sok Magyar szót elfeleltettem, kezded öregedni.
Az én gépem is ablak mentes. :)
by farkas
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 168
Views: 4916

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

I'm chiming in as a non native speaker of the English language. Had to learn English as an immigrant to the USA. Now I think I'm fairly proficient in its use, after 60 years. I still wonder if I should have put a ',' after the 'Now' in the previous sentence. One of the first hurdles was spelling. Fo...

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