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by RollyShed
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 260
Views: 72347

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

I was warned there is a learning curve with Linux, but Linux Mint 19 has been much easier than I thought and I am now using Linux daily and I am very comfortable with it, though I am sure there is more to learn. My partner is older than you and was "dropped" on to Linux Mint last year when Windows ...
by RollyShed
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And now for something completely different!
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: And now for something completely different!

However all is not lost, the garden shed or the local shed where innovation and creativity lives on. What about knocking up one of these to fill in the day? https://vimeo.com/157743578 On the other hand, just have a drink and forget about it... Music Is the Food of Soul, or maybe its a good drink......
by RollyShed
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security Issues that are interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Security Issues that are interesting

Which is why I stated that they were interesting. Nowhere did I insinuate that they were practical. Exactly but there seemed to be some replies that indicated a "lets hide under the bed" response. Wouldn't it be easier to leave something under a person's door mat monitoring the WiFi? Or does someth...
by RollyShed
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security Issues that are interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Security Issues that are interesting

Nope the whole thrust is that the attacker can access the computer remotely via WIFI if the compromised cable is attached via USB. So you buy the cable and take it home - somewhere. Your WiFi link just covers your house. A person now needs to know you have one, Needs to know where you live. Needs t...
by RollyShed
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security Issues that are interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Security Issues that are interesting

From the article it gives the impression they need to be "holding" the computer, actually be sitting in front of it as it mentions using the keyboard and mouse. "allowing them to download and launch malware," Doesn't Linux always insist on a password? "remove devices from Wi-Fi networks, and even re...
by RollyShed
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to pdf a file?
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: How to pdf a file?

How do i pdf a file? I am using LibreOffice. I thought i would just be able to "save as" and then select pdf. Cant see pdf as an option though. LibreOffice for Write document, Calc spreadsheet, Presentation (PowerPoint) and Draw, all use "Export as PDF" for a PDF. GIMP - "Export as" for a PDF. Usin...
by RollyShed
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear

I always thought that Drop Bears were uniquely Australian, too. Most definitely, as that YouTube says, "Vicious drop bear attack in South Australia." Hang on, South Australia? That's just up your street isn't it? I'd be careful if I were you, about going out your front door. Our only vicious thing ...
by RollyShed
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear

As always, Google to the rescue. The first link shows we NZers (in the North or South Island) should stay away from those foreigners living in the West Island. The second link leads one to wonder and the third link? Well.... Drop Bear Scientific name: Thylarctos plummetus Drop Bear Attack Caught on ...
by RollyShed
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear
Replies: 16
Views: 409

Re: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear

I thought drop-bears were an Australian species. I did have a deer nearly knock me off my bicycle when cycling through California years ago. As for road kill, dead possums are common here but I can't stand the taste of rubber so leave where they lie. When I mentioned to a ranger in Australia that fi...
by RollyShed
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux for my grandmother.
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Linux for my grandmother.

The organisation for the elderly who want to know more is SeniorNet. Based in Fort Myers, Florida, there are learning centers across the United States, including Indian Reservations with international affiliations in Nepal, Netherlands, South Korea, China, UK, Sweden and New Zealand. I'm involved wi...
by RollyShed
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Landing on a street
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Landing on a street

Not the first to land on a street. Drunk pilot - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Fitzpatrick_(pilot) Small Airplane Casually Lands On A City Street - 24 Sept 2015 http://digg.com/video/plane-landing-street Scary scene as small plane crash lands on Florida street, runs into cars https://www.accu...
by RollyShed
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Landing on a street
Replies: 18
Views: 441

Re: Landing on a street

And he stopped at the red light as he should, especially with a cop behind him.
by RollyShed
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!
Replies: 31
Views: 1281

Re: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!

I look to the side of the laptop and move that little switch from the off to the on position. Two year old grandson had been busy with his fingers :) I mentioned this on another thread about WiFi not working as I'd also had the same problem a week ago. We got back from a weekend away where it worke...
by RollyShed
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: No wi-fi connections shown on Dell 6430 with Mint 18.1
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: No wi-fi connections shown on Dell 6430 with Mint 18.1

No WiFi? I've just had the same problem with a Toshiba Tecra M10. We got back from a short holiday where WiFi worked well and then nothing worked at home. As laptops were available (our Shed had 8 donated to it) I swapped disks and the other machine worked with the "faulty" machine's disk - not soft...
by RollyShed
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How to transfer Youtube videos?
Replies: 24
Views: 542

Re: How to transfer Youtube videos?

Downloading a YouTube - If I want a YouTube (this might not be the best way for Android) I go to it, check it is the one I want and then put ss in front of youtube in the address bar e.g. www.ssyoutube.com/xxxxx This brings up another screen and it either down loads the video or it plays the video ...
by RollyShed
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 573
Views: 22263

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

I use the Terminal for lots of things such as admin tasks but also stuff like youtube-dl to grab the likes of The Sky at Night from iPlayer. Oh! If I want a YouTube I go to it, check it is the one I want and then put ss in front of youtube in the address bar e.g. www.ssyoutube.com/xxxxx This brings...
by RollyShed
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!
Replies: 31
Views: 1281

Re: Linux, should it carry a mental health warning!

steve44 "I am a little concerned about the effect of not being able to master Linux, is having on people." and j2ee "For non-IT person, spend time to learn Linux may not worth it." They have made these statements with absolutely no explanations why other than steve44's printer install. It is now 10 ...
by RollyShed
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 24
Views: 1332

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

I agree. There are three types of Linux users in my view: - the very basic point-and-click users. They don't tend to get in trouble. Not a problem. Exactly. Every month last year (and at times before that) I'd have to do a major "repair" to my partner's Windows 10 computer until last October when W...
by RollyShed
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: G'day Mint People from down yonder
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: G'day Mint People from down yonder

For the record - "Holiday Records Is Bringing Vinyl Pressing Back To NZ After 30 Years" https://www.viva.co.nz/article/culture-travel/holiday-records-vinyl-pressing-auckland-nz/ The WarmTone™ is the first fully automatic and modernised record press in over 30 years. Engineered by Viryl Technologies ...
by RollyShed
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: G'day Mint People from down yonder
Replies: 33
Views: 830

Re: G'day Mint People from down yonder

I remember i went into a music shop one day a few years back and was looking around all puzzled and one of the staff approached me and asked if i need help as they could probably see my confused look or something. I asked where all the records were. I got a very strange look and was told, "we haven...

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