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by RollyShed
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: PC Mag is now telling users about leaving Windows... For LM!
Replies: 32
Views: 1073

Re: PC Mag is now telling users about leaving Windows... For LM!

I see in the PC magazine article they explain how to install VLC, one of the default apps anyway. Also how to uninstall. Why not just right click on it in the menu and hit "uninstall"? Is there a reason not to? "repository—kind of like a free app store" Kind of like? Shouldn't that be "The same as"?...
by RollyShed
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Protecting your laptop/device from theft
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Protecting your laptop/device from theft

Laptops used to (still have?) have a place for a security cable to be fastened to. A wire from that to your wrist / belt/ table would obviously stop the problem. If your laptop doesn't have such a place to fasten to, make up a metal plate and fasten it with some of the case screws. A length of synth...
by RollyShed
Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Plagues...
Replies: 29
Views: 994

Re: Plagues...

Why in the world would anyone want to have the exact same wallpaper all the time? Why would anyone spend any time looking at their wallpaper? Mine is always covered by one or more applications... I totally agree with Moem. As long as things on the wallpaper are easy to see to action them what more ...
by RollyShed
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!
Replies: 45
Views: 1852

Re: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!

Did you expect that you'd use Linux? Sort-of..... When I was working the firm used and provided Windows free, that's what I used though one of our group used Linux and I poked at it a little bit - Puppy, Redhat, Susie. After I retired and on a visit to my brother in Australia, he let me take his mag...
by RollyShed
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Share files between Linux Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Share files between Linux Mint

I use Dukto. It works on everything, Linux, Windows, Mac, Android, and a computer receives a file that is sent to it, it can't "grab" anything or even see anything, only what it is given. Install it on every computer you might want to give files to and when started it on the computers, the 3rd panel...
by RollyShed
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows XP
Replies: 47
Views: 1283

Re: Windows XP

I still use 6l6 tubes in my Fender amplifier :mrgreen: I've also have a single-ended amplifier with at 6v6 :mrgreen: The Fender I had to fix a few months ago was all solid state and the problem was plugs falling out of the circuit board. A bit of silicon glue fixed that. The other amp was a Peavey ...
by RollyShed
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows XP
Replies: 47
Views: 1283

Re: Windows XP

Russian fighters still use 6l6 vacuum tubes :mrgreen: Arrh, the good old beam tetrode, 6L6. First on the market July 1936 so only 16 years and it will be 100 year old technology. The 807 with higher voltage rating and the smaller 6V6. All those who want to go back to using valve amplifiers - do the...
by RollyShed
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [SOLVED] Penguins
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Penguins

Portreve wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:41 am
........ I wonder what they might think.
"Where's the next fish for dinner?"
by RollyShed
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: When will this forum site get a new modern design?
Replies: 90
Views: 2759

Re: When will this forum site get a new modern design?

Now my Question is when this forum or even LM home page will be changed into Modern layout and new logo ?? Why? The present one is very readable, it works, it is clear. So what can changing it achieve? What does your term "modern" mean? Unreadable? Hard to use? Illogical? Any examples of discussion...
by RollyShed
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: building a home server
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: building a home server

Looking for some advice on building a home server (perhaps running on Ubuntu) Requirements: - needs to be accessed by a few users (and will be connected to a network switch) - I use LM19.2, and my girlfriend remains using Windows 8.1. - mainly to store (and share) photos, videos and documents. Shar...
by RollyShed
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life
Replies: 41
Views: 1184

Re: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life

GPS navigators rely on map information they buy from many sources and a lot of that information can be outdated or just plain wrong. I have sent corrections but they don bother to use them. Google is no better unless you keep at them. A place we stay at often when on holiday. I walked up the drive ...
by RollyShed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life
Replies: 41
Views: 1184

Re: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life

Okay, but how much snow do you see in Australia? We were staying with my partner's sister in the SE and went off for a 3 day bicycle trip on a rail-trail. We came back and she suggested we do another one to the north, to Bright for those who know it. We all know Australia is hot, flat and dry. Yes?...
by RollyShed
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life
Replies: 41
Views: 1184

Re: GPS Maps can steer you wrong and be very dangerous to your life

When rental cars started to have GPS a classic story evolved. An Australian couple landed at our local international airport not long before mid night, rented a car and wanted to drive about 480 km north. Halfway there, following the GPS instructions they were now on a gravel road and eventually, af...
by RollyShed
Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Monitor repair questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Monitor repair questions

He had two digital multimeters (why he had two I have no idea) and I kept both of them, along with his Techtronix oscilloscope and a small assortment of things he made. Two !!! Only two? I have 3 and there are 4 at our Men's Shed. I usually travel with one, a very small one bought while on an overs...
by RollyShed
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Monitor repair questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Monitor repair questions

My dad would have enjoyed this discussion. He ate, drank, and lived electronics at the component level. He worked for NASA at what is now the John Glenn Research Center in Brookpark, Ohio (it adjoins Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and shares some of their field and runways) as an electroni...
by RollyShed
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seeking the next most readable font after Lexend
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: Seeking the next most readable font after Lexend

Personally I prefer Times New Roman. It is stylish and dense, despite being designed for printing on poor quality paper that smudges easily. Admittedly it isn't as easy to read as modern fonts, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy. Lexend.com compares lexend against Times New Roman itself. Two out o...
by RollyShed
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: M$ selling snakeoil to Linux Users.
Replies: 58
Views: 2105

Re: M$ selling snakeoil to Linux Users.

coffee412 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:12 pm
Thank you for calling Microsoft Support. We glad you call. Please reboot your computer and click yes when you see window. We fix for you. We do good scan yes?
I asked if they had someone who could speak English last time. A very prompt hang-up by them.
by RollyShed
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Monitor repair questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Monitor repair questions

151tom wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:19 am
RollyShed wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:18 am
As for computers, the worst thing was getting rid of punched cards for programming. What do you write your shopping list on now?
Use Quick Memo on your smartphone for your shopping list.
And "Ooopps", the battery has gone flat - again.....
by RollyShed
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Monitor repair questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Monitor repair questions

Capacitors - voltage storage yes but.... The supply is AC (Alternating Current) from your power socket, 60 cycles (60 Hz) in USA, 50 cycles (50 Hz) in many other countries and it is rectified (using diode(s). That is, it is made into a DC (Direct Current) voltage = the ripple goes in one direction. ...
by RollyShed
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Monitor repair questions
Replies: 24
Views: 1014

Re: Monitor repair questions

151tom wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:09 pm
Replacing capacitors isn't a hard thing to do although soldering skills and patience is a must.
Getting the polarity right is also accentual. The original ones and the replacements should be well marked.

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