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by Faust
Wed May 29, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Richard Stallman Gnu Fsf compliant respective Mint?
Replies: 36
Views: 1768

Re: Richard Stallnman Gnu Fsf compliant respective mint?

.... ..... P.S.: Richard Stallman is my homeboy. I'm 100% on board with his vision of software and, for that matter, humanity and governance. I am also a fan of the old curmudgeon . He has done pioneering work , going back to his early days at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory . I saw an i...
by Faust
Mon May 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tesla and Autopilot crashes...
Replies: 27
Views: 1005

Re: Tesla and Autopilot crashes...

Fully automated control of ANY type of vehicle ? Just say NO ! What happens when highly skilled and experienced pilots have absolutely no way of imposing full manual control in an emergency situation ? Let's see what Boeing have recently been saying about that ....... https://www.boeing.com/commerci...
by Faust
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I write Spanish in Linux Mint 19.1?
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: How do I write Spanish in Linux Mint 19.1?

For occasional use I didn't trouble the keyboard layout . It's been a while since I wrote In Spanish ( using a keyboard ) and it was probably on that other OS . Eg. for Mañana I would hit "Alt + 0241 " to get " ñ " Dunno about Linux ..... I saw this for Ubuntu but haven't tried it yet https://www.th...
by Faust
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1472

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

"Knowledge equals profit." — 74th Rule of Acquisition Now that , I do remember ! I loved the original Kirk/Spock era Star Trek from day one , and I also enjoyed the later spin-offs , but I'm sure that I don't qualify as a real " Trekkie" . I truly never realized how serious some folks were about al...
by Faust
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On-Line banking
Replies: 61
Views: 4347

Re: On-Line banking

Ransomware has been mentioned in some posts here , so if you are unfortunate enough to be a victim , could I offer some advice ? DO NOT PAY ! First get in touch with Fabian Wosar who has a thread running over at Malwaretips called " Ask me anything " The man detests ransomware , and he is dedicated ...
by Faust
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1472

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

I didn't see that one coming ..... :lol:
I faintly remember Ferengi , but no recollection of Quark

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by Faust
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1472

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

Two years ago there was a TED talk by the imaging scientist developing the algorithms to create this image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIvezCVcsYs They had to process 5 petabytes of data (5 million gigabytes), stored on half a ton of hard disks, recorded by radio telescopes from around the glo...
by Faust
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Suffragium: Sub-Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Suffragium: Sub-Forum

Well there's a thread title that's guaranteed to set the forum alight .... :lol: My Latin studies are far behind me now , apart from some scientific names and terms ...... Bufo Alvarius You weren't licking one of those while you were writing , were you ? If so , put down that toad immediately ! http...
by Faust
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: FreshTomato: your experiences?
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: FreshTomato: your experiences?

Selecting the right Freshtomato build for your router hasn't been made easy. This might help to find the right build: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/tomato.html#ID2.1 (item 2.1) Thanks for the " heads-up " on Freshtomato . I had a spell of Router Mania a few years back , and I played w...
by Faust
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LM Forum Down Again Today...
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Time to crank that phone... :mrgreen: And since I did: I would really like to have an emoji available that depicts "I'll get my coat " https://i.imgur.com/WlhUekO.gif Only just noticed this . Thank you kindly ..... I'm obliged to you ! That probably says far too much about the type of person who wo...
by Faust
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: LM Forum Down Again Today...
Replies: 17
Views: 775

Re: LM Forum Down Again Today...

Old technology had that solved with morse code, but I hear we're still waiting on the emoji extensions for that one. :mrgreen: I would really like to have an emoji available that depicts "I'll get my coat " Where I live , the last Friday of the month is always " off topic posting day " ..... :mrgre...
by Faust
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Personal thoughts
Replies: 63
Views: 2363

Re: Personal thoughts

Chickens evolved from lizards, which were laying eggs millions of years before chickens came along. Clearly the egg came first :mrgreen: And before the egg , there were complex amino acids with the astonishing power of self-replication , which led to ..... ..... us ! So in poker terminology , I'll ...
by Faust
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: How long should a WPA password be?
Replies: 20
Views: 794

Re: How long should a WPA password be?

How long should a WPA password be? Infinitely long .... :mrgreen: That's not so much a cryptographic problem as much as it is you betting on the design of the rainbow table, dictionary or brute force algorithm somebody may be using to break your password. ....... Bingo ! Well said . Just for chuckl...
by Faust
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 3966

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

But how? Personally, I find the current interface really simple already.... I'm with you on that one . I could understand the objections if people were talking about Clonezilla . But just to play Devil's Advocate for second , I can see that there could be some minor improvement. For example , helpi...
by Faust
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity
Replies: 74
Views: 2146

Re: [SOLVED] Hypothetical question about gravity

What is the universe expanding into ? Nothing , that's what . It's not as if there is more ( spare ) space , outside of it . Gravity "tells" space how to curve . These would seem to cover all of the options :- The universe is either bounded / unbounded , and finite / infinite ( plus some possible co...
by Faust
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 55
Views: 2994

Re: Project: sync tool

...... So, yes, I'm all for a new thread, but I don't really know which subforum to use for this post. Any suggestions? And should I start different topics for each issue, like AppImage issue, Wine issue, etc.? Who's Geoffrey Bayl? catweazel? meat-space? :?: Thanks for your interest, I would love t...
by Faust
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 55
Views: 2994

Re: Project: sync tool

........ And I also like the AppImage approach, I think it's really cool to have a portable app that can run anywhere. :D And I'm seeing a lot of developers choosing AppImage format to distribute their softwares in their respective websites. Though initially I had read AppImages had a problem with ...
by Faust
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 55
Views: 2994

Re: Project: sync tool

It's had a name change ..... Yes , I remember when you were asking for suggestions . Mine wasn't very good ... :oops: I hadn't forgotten about your project and I'll be willing to do some testing whenever you are ready . I'm well accustomed to trashing systems and recovering them , hence my interest...
by Faust
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Cách bói sim điện thoại theo ngày tháng năm sinh
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: How do you convert to mp3

Digital Audio is something I spend a lot of time with and there have been some great threads on here , eg Steps towards a near-audiophile, bit-perfect Linux audio setup https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=253225 My all-time favorite app for ripping/converting etc. is Freac for Windows ...
by Faust
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Easy upgrading option in mint
Replies: 3
Views: 541

Re: Easy upgrading option in mint

This thread is well worth looking at :-

viewtopic.php?f=143&t=235992

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