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by Faust
Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Micro SD cards
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Micro SD cards

What's with Linux and SD cards? ....... I would just like to use an SD card without switching into Windoze. Is that so much to ask? Sadly , the short answer is ..... " Yes it is " A workaround is to put the microSD card inside a USB adapter or USB card reader ... That always worked for me , and an ...
by Faust
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Transmission on DD-WRT router.
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

One could always go for the " roll your own " option . Raspberry Pi is usually a good starting point but in this case , Banana Pi offers some nice extras right out of the box .... Dual NICs and a SATA socket . In my notes there's a link to a good thread on this a few years back , over at Wilders htt...
by Faust
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Transmission on DD-WRT router.
Replies: 5
Views: 77

Re: Transmission on DD-WRT router.

....... I remember when Linksys were a decent company. You have my sympathy ! There's so much dismal junk on the router market these days . Once respected brands that now churn out garbage .... It's becoming a " cart before the horse " situation , and the user essentially has to choose which system...
by Faust
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: Linux mint 18.3 set me a password upon login, without me requesting it

The OP seems confused on some key points . Running live on USB , persistence , and running a fully installed system . It is possible to do a full install to a different USB drive , but it's not a good plan . @Moem has pointed out some of these vital differences. Running a live system on USB , long t...
by Faust
Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Burning ISO's to USB
Replies: 7
Views: 69

Re: [SOLVED] Burning ISO's to USB

Etcher in Linux is the near-equivalent of Rufus in Windows .... neither has ever let me down . For multi-boot , there is Multisystem for Linux ( similar to YUMI in Windows ) https://sourceforge.net/projects/multisystem/ The user can choose to add persistence to any one distro , after writing the ISO...
by Faust
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers
Replies: 29
Views: 689

Re: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers

Lucap wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:35 am
Google..... machine learning .....
I prefer to call it A.S.

.... " Artificial Stupidity "
by Faust
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers
Replies: 29
Views: 689

Re: And they all wonder why we insist on ad and tracking blockers

Don't know if it's still the same but the last time i tried Ublock Origin on youtube the Ublock numbers ran into the 100's and never stopped. I'm not seeing any of that here ( using Waterfox / uBlock Origin / NoScript ) To watch Youtube I just need one click in NoScript .... " Temporarily allow all...
by Faust
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Cinnamon vs Mate
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: Cinnamon vs Mate

There was something called Hybryde Linux a few years ago .

You could switch between all the major desktops "on-the-fly" ( no reboot needed ) to see which you preferred .
It was a bit of novelty , a fully working distro , but not much practical use for anything else except trying the different DEs
by Faust
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 39
Views: 682

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

Debian.

There's something I find malodorous about Ubuntu .
I won't go into it here because it will probably seem like a Stallman-esque rant ....
:mrgreen:
by Faust
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: remote reading of a room thermostat
Replies: 9
Views: 202

Re: remote reading of a room thermostat

Thanks Rene, the programming ( at first glance) looks quite involved so might turn into a "project" but also a useful learning experience. I'm also looking at a RaspBerry Pi which has built in temperature sensor and wi-fi; this also uses Python to access the data and make it remotely accessible. Th...
by Faust
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Relay pin configuration[Solved]
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Relay pin configuration

Have you found this data sheet? https://octopart.com/krp-11ag-120-te+connectivity-55533158 Good site ! Thanks for posting . For any other electronics geeks who might be reading .... here is a good forum , with friendly and helpful people ( just like here :D ) https://www.electro-tech-online.com/
by Faust
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Trouble installing virtualbox
Replies: 33
Views: 396

Re: Trouble installing virtualbox

There are many threads on this forum about Virtualbox ( several in the past few days ) The " Search Box " at top right of this page is a powerful tool to access the extensive knowledge-base of this forum . It will almost certainly point you to the info you need , and quickly ! - :D example : https:/...
by Faust
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Need a ISO based Back Up System
Replies: 24
Views: 417

Re: Need a ISO based Back Up System

I can't think of a GUI based system to do what you need . @Catweasel gave good advice ( as usual ) Clonezilla is the way to go . But it's a text based interface and there's a bit of a steep learning curve , and it's not exactly noob friendly . [It really needs a re-write of the text IMO , but hey .....
by Faust
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who are you?
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: Who are you?

Super! Califragilisticexpialdotious. There! did I spell it even close? Close , but no cigar :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious But to answer the original question ( and staying with the song idea ) :- " I'm the urban spaceman baby , here comes the twist , I .... don...
by Faust
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: ECOSIA search engine
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: ECOSIA search engine

absque fenestris wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:22 am
Also in Waterfox (macOS/Windows/Linux?) ECOSIA is the default search engine...
Looks like it might be getting a foothold then ...
by Faust
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I hide files and folders? (two questions in one post)
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: How do I hide files and folders? (two questions in one post)

catweazel wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:32 am

VeraCrypt. Don't use the default extension and name the file something innocuous.
And for additional " plausible deniability " , create a hidden volume .
by Faust
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Best affordable hardware firewall/router
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Best affordable hardware firewall/router

. ..... Just curious, what would make that Netgate SG-1000 better than running DD-WRT on a router I bought for 4 bucks at the Goodwill second hand store? To be frank , almost nothing ( I looked at the specs before posting ) . And you got a fantastic bargain there ! In many cases , attempting to fla...
by Faust
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: ECOSIA search engine
Replies: 16
Views: 603

Re: ECOSIA search engine

Certainly , Google are world leaders in mining data ( including ours of course ) and that makes them useful to me , but I want that data traffic to be a strictly one-way street , and DuckDuckGo and others bring that a step closer . I only heard of ECOSIA recently , simply because it was the default ...
by Faust
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Best affordable hardware firewall/router
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Best affordable hardware firewall/router

..... Right now I'm running my ISP provided router/modem all in one combo unit.... Have you looked at Pi-Hole ? You can stay with your ISP router and really beef up your security for very little cost . It's easy to ssh into it so you can run it "headless" , and if it turns out not to suit your need...
by Faust
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Cannot use scanner with firewall enabled
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Cannot use scanner with firewall enabled

kc1di wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:53 am
...... I'm sort of surprised the printer works without a rule also.
Really ?

Looks to me like UFW is working exactly the way the OP set it up -
" .... I have gufw set to Deny incoming, Allow outgoing .... "

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