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by ylevental
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 2762

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

This page: https://www.facebook.com/Linux-Mint-185238108180410/

After all, Facebook is proprietary software, and Linux Mint puts a strong emphasis on free software and security. Does the Facebook page even matter that much?
by ylevental
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:13 pm
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: 3869

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

Same as Intel earlier this year; shares price took a hit when Meltdown and Spectre 6 month coverup was revealed and how their CEO sold almost a million shares during this period before these security issues were made public. Intel shares price? Back on an all time high, higher than before the dip. ...
by ylevental
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:36 pm
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: 3869

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

I sent this message to all my FB friends before deleting my account. Dear Facebook Friends: In light of the recent data crisis surrounding Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a clear violation of user information, I have decided that it would be best for me to permanently leave Facebook for security r...
by ylevental
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: I managed to install the old Linux game Slune on Mint 18.3! Here's how I did it:
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

I managed to install the old Linux game Slune on Mint 18.3! Here's how I did it:

Background: I really like this game because the graphics are simple yet colorful, and because it teaches the player about how drug companies interfere with the market to prevent drugs from reaching poor countries, instead of simply being a flashy action game. I discovered it in 2007 and have always ...
by ylevental
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: Does anyone else remember the old Linux games Slune, Balazar, and Arkanae?
Replies: 0
Views: 989

Does anyone else remember the old Linux games Slune, Balazar, and Arkanae?

I started using Linux ten years ago and discovered those games in the software repos. Slune was a 3D game about medical ethics in Africa featuring a penguin, Balazar was an adventure game, and Arkanae was a RPG. I liked them because of the chill music and unique graphics. Information about those gam...
by ylevental
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Math Enthusiasts: Have you heard about the Collatz Conjecture?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Re: Math Enthusiasts: Have you heard about the Collatz Conjecture?

It looks a little...chaotic: That is a huge understatement :wink: . The Wikipedia page I linked to contains a graph for the Collatz sequence starting from the number 27, which runs on for a really long time. Of course, there are many other graphs showing its properties, which seem to have no distin...
by ylevental
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Math Enthusiasts: Have you heard about the Collatz Conjecture?
Replies: 6
Views: 485

Math Enthusiasts: Have you heard about the Collatz Conjecture?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collatz_conjecture Start with any positive integer n. Then each term is obtained from the previous term as follows: if the previous term is even, the next term is one half the previous term. Otherwise, the next term is 3 times the previous term plus 1. The conjecture is...
by ylevental
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Recommended Linux Mint Laptops - also explains how I selected my choices
Replies: 0
Views: 176

Recommended Linux Mint Laptops - also explains how I selected my choices

Article published at https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2405, reprinted here Doing research on possible laptops for Linux, I did not select laptops where the hardware simply can just function. Many times, the hardware does work, but far less effectively than it does on Windows. Companies...
by ylevental
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just got another job. Wish me luck :D
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Just got another job. Wish me luck :D

Following from https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=262270&p=1418700#p1418700 The new job only pays $10/hr, but it's better than nothing. Update: So aside from the rather low pay, I actually really enjoy this job. I could stay forever, but I might want to make more money in the future....
by ylevental
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm

I bet the final setup will be quite nice. Are you thinking about keeping it on the desk for port accessibility, or mounting it to the back of the monitor to reduce clutter? There are some NUC vendors that sell VESA mounts for that purpose; System76's Meerkat includes a matching VESA mount for free....
by ylevental
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Finally had the chance to set up my Mintbox Mini Pro (temporarily). Here it is running like a charm

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It's fanless, so there is no noise pollution :D

Next step: Petition Realtek to fully release all available high-quality audio drivers for Linux.
by ylevental
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just got another job. Wish me luck :D
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Just got another job. Wish me luck :D

Following from viewtopic.php?f=58&t=262270&p=1418700#p1418700

The new job only pays $10/hr, but it's better than nothing.
by ylevental
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone else tired of reddit?
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Anyone else tired of reddit?

There are some controversial subreddits for sure, but there are also a lot of gems on reddit such as MapP*rn (there are a lot of other map-subs actually) or Data is Beautiful , and a lot of Linux and Technology related ones, too. Or how about Ask Science or SpaceP*rn (Pictures from Space). Most of ...
by ylevental
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone else tired of reddit?
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Re: Anyone else tired of reddit?

Flemur wrote:I hate reddit almost as much as pinterest.
At least Pinterest doesn't have endless flamewars.
by ylevental
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone else tired of reddit?
Replies: 17
Views: 796

Anyone else tired of reddit?

In the past few years, many forums, websites, and blogs have been shutting down because major websites like reddit have been taking over the internet. Most of the content on reddit is boring, and people are extremely hostile to each other in virtually every comment section :( . I do like this forum ...
by ylevental
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just got a MintBox Mini Pro today! It looks very impressive :D
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Just got a MintBox Mini Pro today! It looks very impressive :D

https://i.imgur.com/gIIERXp.jpg

I haven't got the rest of the components yet, but I am looking forward to using it.
by ylevental
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you get to create your donor name for donations?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: How do you get to create your donor name for donations?

greerd wrote:Clem will send you an email with a link and password that allows you to add a nickname and/or website.
Thank you :)
by ylevental
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How do you get to create your donor name for donations?
Replies: 5
Views: 176

How do you get to create your donor name for donations?

https://linuxmint.com/donors.php

I see some people link their donor name to a personal website, or they use a nickname. I donated a test amount, but couldn't find where to create your donor name.
by ylevental
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I got fired from my job last week because of my autism :(
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: I got fired from my job last week because of my autism :(

Thanks for all the advice, I will have to think about it. I didn't even use the computer much last week because I was in shock.
by ylevental
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I got fired from my job last week because of my autism :(
Replies: 12
Views: 835

I got fired from my job last week because of my autism :(

I worked at a place for people with disabilities. For some reason, they had me doing customer service work over the phone. I guess because from the skills I have that fit the jobs they have, it pays the most. Somehow, I did well at the lower level, but they required me to move to a higher level and ...

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