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by absque fenestris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Wifi often loses connection
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Wifi often loses connection

By the way: Since last Monday I can only reach the Mint-Forums via Opera with VPN - switched on somewhere in the Americas... Firefox and Vivaldi are unusable.
by absque fenestris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dyslexia and computers
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Dyslexia and computers

This reminds me of the following event: in Switzerland we had the PTT (Post/Telephone/Telegraph) as a state institution until the nineties. Then they discovered that Switzerland was the Disney edition of the United States and everything was switched to the private sector. PTT became Swisscom, unchan...
by absque fenestris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: If Printing Services Stops - No Fix - Just Reinstall
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: If Printing Services Stops - No Fix - Just Reinstall

This isn't just Mint.... 25 years of Mac and in between some Windows and Linux variants have taught me to distrust all possible printers and their drivers to the highest degree. I don't know if it's bad will or inability - but these things never work as I would like them to. The same printer, on the...
by absque fenestris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dyslexia and computers
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Dyslexia and computers

I am always interested in visual perception - as an illustrator and graphic artist I would like to convey as much good information as possible to my readers and viewers. I am quite amazed at the statement that sans serif fonts are better readable than serif fonts. This contradicts to all common read...
by absque fenestris
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

O.K. I am an old Mac OS, OSX / Photoshop user and my beloved applications are now hopelessly antiquated... what still works best on my old computers - but it can not be easily transferred to a current Linux, Windows or macOS System. I have played around in a current GIMP 2.10 - and Oops! the convert...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

I just bought an Epson ET-2650 Eco tank. ads say: "Includes enough ink to print up to 4, 000 pages black/6, 500 color (2) — equivalent to about 20 ink cartridge sets (3) Save up to 80 percent on ink with low-cost replacement bottles (4) — plus easy-to-fill, supersized ink tanks" Hopefully this ink ...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

The end is saving space on Kobo reader and speeding up performance on the ereader If you want to minimize the amount of image data on an ebook reader (Kobo) it would be good to know which image formats can be read at all. Bitmap (pure black-and-white conversion) would also be a very economical opti...
by absque fenestris
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Turn a bunch of colored JPG files in one folder into grayscale

I have a bunch of JPG files in a folder. They are full-color. To save space, I'd like to turn them into grayscale (16 shades max), but without losing quality . How can I do this easily? The conversion of JPG's is always afflicted with quality losses - and in addition into 16 grey tones... ... ...
by absque fenestris
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

It can happen that you buy a toner at auction (CHF 10.-) and get the matching printer for free...
So at least I have spare parts.
by absque fenestris
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 24
Views: 641

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

https://www.peachpatronen.ch/toner/Brot ... country=20

67.02 £
Peach Combi Pack, compatible with TN-320 Brother
1x2500, 3x1500 Pages

121.57 £
Peach Combi Pack Plus, compatible with TN-325 Brother
2x4000, 3x3500 Pages
by absque fenestris
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Recommend fast image viewer
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Recommend fast image viewer

I have been using Mirage as a fast viewer for years.
With the Synaptic package manager it should be easy to find.
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Internet intolerably slow

I'm sorry but I don't understand the last 2 posts. My carrier is Comcast, my download/upload speeds are about what they've been for a good long while, Download Mbps 147.74 Upload Mbps 5.95. My wife's windows computer, using the same connection is running perfectly...Thanks. -Howard If your stated u...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Kindle reading
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Kindle reading

The analog aspect is now emerging (device independence... readability and understanding of the same...) and may be a joke number for the time being. If there will be a more or less cultivated humanity in the future, it will be a serious area of study. I don't know if I will be able to :mrgreen: :mrg...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Understanding Linux Mint
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Understanding Linux Mint

Perhaps as a preparation: Any, really any Windows or Mac user can install very, very many of the free "Linux" programs on "his" or "her" or "their" operating system: Libre Office, GIMP, FreeCAD, Krita etc. pp. - run - and do it well. In a second step you can change your operating system. You already...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to block adult content
Replies: 26
Views: 891

Re: How to block adult content

Problematic content: do not click on it.

Children, especially smart children, will crack any - EVERY - barrier.
Honesty helps, a reasonable education also and perhaps fishing and hiking: the better offer decides...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Internet intolerably slow
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Internet intolerably slow

With 4G / LTE my provider promised me 54Mbits (corresponding to 6.75MBytes) maximum data throughput. It's nice that I already broke through the 8 MBytes limit at Central European bedtimes (technically, that seems to work...). At the main TV time (from 5.30 a.m.) the local dominant landline distribut...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"
Replies: 53
Views: 1145

Re: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"

I think my Casio should be somewhere deep, deep in a drawer: who knows? ...with new batteries?
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 89
Views: 2645

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Plons wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:55 pm
My doctor's first name is Tisha. Valid, female ... what else do we want ??
Patricia? Patrizia..?

...not necessarily very inventive. Abbreviations wear out faster than the original.
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"
Replies: 53
Views: 1145

Re: 750 MB. WOW! "What would you do with SO MUCH hard disc space ?"

In the early eighties my father had bought a Sharp pocket computer, with BASIC programming language. As kids we installed a golf game, which existed of nothing else but a number counting down till zero. You had to press exactly the right time for the number to land on ZERO exactly, which meant you ...
by absque fenestris
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Unexplained Mouse Activity?
Replies: 13
Views: 675

Re: Unexplained Mouse Activity?

murray wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Remember the old days before optical mice, when we used to have to open them up and clean the little rollers because they'd collect lots of dust and gunk? Ah, the gold ol' days...
I still like the funny little balls of discarded Apple and PC mice. Kids love them too...

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