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by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Whats your opinion about using Raspberry Pi as your daily driver ?
Replies: 7
Views: 152

Re: Whats your opinion about using Raspberry Pi as your daily driver ?

It is certainly feasible , if not exactly desirable . Pi is at it's best doing dedicated jobs but the recently released Pi B3 + offers a few extra benefits for anyone who wants to make it their " Daily Drive " .... " Just because I can " .... :D It is moderately over-clocked , right out of the box ,...
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unsupported browser
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: unsupported browser

lsemmens wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:11 am
It is a problem with your bank, not your browser........
Yes to that .... I've seen it many times .

Banking software is a mess .
They are certainly not hiring the best talent available , and they are constantly playing " catch-up " .
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is swappiness ?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: What is swappiness ?

Since my previous post , I decided to test this further . I started booting VMs , one after another and I got to 4 running with no swap being used . After the fifth one , a few hundred Meg of swap action showed up .... so when I said " Never " , I should have said " Rarely " .... :) @Wompoo I only j...
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Caution - A Virus Has Been Detected"
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: "Caution - A Virus Has Been Detected"

Has anyone had this scam phone call yet ?

" Hello , I am calling from GNU/Linux Customer Support .
We have detected a problem with your computer "
by Faust
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is swappiness ?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: What is swappiness ?

On most current systems swappiness is snake oil . I agree with this, though I'd use the word 'overrated'. Lowering it is no magic cure for sluggishness. ........ That's a good concise summary of this topic . I've got swappiness set at 10 on all my Linux rigs and Conky shows that it NEVER gets used ...
by Faust
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Thumb Drive Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Thumb Drive Problem

Am finally able to find them after toggling removable media off and back on, ..... That has saved me in GNU/Linux many times ( and not only with Mint ) , and with various different system settings . I have no idea why toggling back-and-forth should work , but it sometimes does ! At a guess I would ...
by Faust
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 48
Views: 942

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

............. The thing is I can't get my friends to set up any other form of communication. If they would, I'd seriously consider pulling the plug on it. That right there is the root of most problems in this area ..... the domination of one major provider , and the widely accepted view that a part...
by Faust
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 61
Views: 1147

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

You are quite correct TL7 another advantage of optical disks is if they get scratched (provided it's no too bad) the scratch can be polished out which may make the disk useable again. There are all kinds of wizard tips and tricks to recover damaged disks . I've had damaged ones from charity shops ,...
by Faust
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 61
Views: 1147

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

@ Faust: Also the template for your avatar is a very special record: completely transparent in transparent cover... Ha ! yes indeed , well spotted ..... I liked the idea as a username on a techie forum . I still have that original copy ( I think it was only the first 5000 ) and the sound quality wa...
by Faust
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?
Replies: 61
Views: 1147

Re: Am I the only one who still plays CDs?

If I wasn't on the move so much I'd be listening to my vinyl and CD collection on old but high-quality hifi . MP3 is fine for convenience , but much better is ripping to FLAC , and playing using a DAC dongle . Some of those things give STUNNING quality , from a tiny package . ......... It's a Beauti...
by Faust
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Cloudflare, Mozilla, and DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Replies: 24
Views: 490

Re: What's the verdict on this new DNS service?

I've tried 'em both in Pi-hole .
No noticeable gain in performance over my usual choice ( OpenDNS ) so for me , no good reason to switch
Any claimed security benefits from either aren't really relevant .
by Faust
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Running Firejail with a Tor Browser?
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Running Firejail with a Tor Browser?

I haven't used firejail for some time but I remember it is strict on what files and directories are accessible . ...... but when I test it by Yahoo mail with attachments it is not in the sandbox. Pretty much open to what I want to attach in the email. Where do those attachments live ? Is Yahoo mail ...
by Faust
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Can only connect to internet via VPN SOLVED
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Can only connect to internet via VPN

I do have a machine with two NICs ( useful for testing pfSense ) and the minor problems I had were quickly fixed via Network Manager .... I can't add to what has already been said . Myself , I'd be looking closer at this :- ..... The computer in question worked fine up until a day ago. What changed ...
by Faust
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 774

Re: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?

Moem wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:26 am
Facebook is software? ......
Technically not , I suppose .
But they have outstanding in-house algorithms for collating and cross-referencing vast quantities of data ,
and they most definitely are software .

Perhaps envied by state agencies ?

Ha ! .... what am I saying ? - :mrgreen:
by Faust
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, I finally deleted my Facebook account. Here are my thoughts on the matter.
Replies: 73
Views: 1885

Re: In light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, I finally deleted my Facebook account. Here are my thoughts on the matt

It seems likely that Facebook will soon decline, and that another social network will replace it. Hopefully, I can meet all of you there in the future. Problem is not exists Facebook or not. Will another social network or not. ........ I don't do social media , but obviously I know many people who ...
by Faust
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Torvalds Expresses Concerns Over Current "Kernel Lockdown" Approach
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Torvalds Expresses Concerns Over Current "Kernel Lockdown" Approach

On a related note , I saw this earlier today ( linked from Hacker News ) :-

" Linux kernel lockdown and UEFI Secure Boot "
https://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/50577.html

.... interesting reading .
by Faust
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 774

Re: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?

ylevental wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:14 pm
...... Does the Facebook page even matter that much?
Interesting question ....
I have no idea ..... I'm a complete ignoramus regarding social media .

I guess if it increases awareness / interest in Linux in general , and Mint in particular , it's probably a positive thing .
by Faust
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Tor anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3505

Re: Tor anyone?

Assuming all the exit nodes are under control from an agency, it still doesn't mean a lot. There are 2 nodes between you and the exit, and they prevent the exit node to know where the data are from. If you use https connexions, the exit node doesn't see much. I agree . Tor is not perfect but it's t...
by Faust
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Tor anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 3505

Re: Tor anyone?

The right to privacy is enshrined in Article 12 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html This is an international forum with English as the de facto language , it is not a spelling test . Many members do not speak English as a fi...
by Faust
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: need a wifi finder like Netstumbler was..
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: need a wifi finder like Netstumbler was..

I know that PPAs are not the preferred way to go , but this works :-

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wseverin/ppa
then
sudo apt-get install linssid

from :-
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/201 ... inux-mint/

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