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by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?

Just to throw some more "sand in the works" so to speak, to quote another Greek - Page 4 of MTT - "The roots of artificial intelligence predate the first computers by centuries. Aristotle described a kind of formal, mechanical argument called syllogism that allows us to draw conclusions following th...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?

I have here, got it from the library yesterday, "Machines That Think" by NewScientist Instant Expert series, 2017, ISBN 978 14736 2965 3 UK or ISBN 978 14736 5857 8 US.

The answers? I've only got into Chapter 2 so far.....
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?

Now, at the risk of accusations of solipsism, the only way you can know, as a fact unquestionably established, that some creature thinks is to be in its head and experience its thinking. Until then, that some creature thinks remains an assumption. What it thinks? Yes, that might be a question. But ...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?

... dogs ... all think... Bzzzt. That's a mere assumption. It's a reasonable assumption, but it's still an assumption. Dog - "If I do what he wants I'll get fed. Shall I do it? OK, it will keep him happy and he'll feed me sometime. He might even throw a stick so I can chase it, I'll look happy and ...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Which is the best Mint?
Replies: 23
Views: 713

Re: Which is the best Mint?

I have Cinnamon, which I had installed by mistake, and what a mistake. This program is awful compared to windows 7 or the old Mint 12 or 13 that I was running before. It's incredibly slow and clunky. My guess is that some teenagers wanted to have all the "cool stuff' and just came up with this garb...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux vs. User [Gripe]
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: Linux vs. User [Gripe]

Sorry for this, but i think it needs a talk about the basic problems. Since Years i ever and ever trial to change the System on my machines from Windows to Linux. But it is not easy if you need more than a surf- and office pc. The majority of computers in the world will be used for emails, web surf...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?
Replies: 26
Views: 323

Re: Human intelligence is a fault of evolution?

Everything with a brain thinks. Everything with a brain has intelligence. The question is, "How much?". Take the range of human intelligence from the utterly stupid to the genius. Now take a range of dogs, from the utterly stupid to the most intelligent. They all think, some more than others. So the...
by RollyShed
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Don't be boring - add an avatar!
Replies: 58
Views: 2096

Re: Don't be boring - add an avatar!

Schultz wrote:
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:59 pm
Moem wrote:
You can press Escape to stop an animated GIF from running.
This doesn't work for me. I tried it in both Firefox and Pale Moon.
Did you click on the avatar before hitting Esc?
Works on Firefox.
by RollyShed
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?
Replies: 18
Views: 550

Re: How to effectively introduce Linux (Mint) to potential users?

The best way? As I've explained before, I'd copied everything just before Windows destroyed itself so my partner, a Windows user for a couple of decades or more was now sitting at a Linux Mint machine and complaining the icons were scattered on the screen not in the same layout as the night before. ...
by RollyShed
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 469

Re: Rummaging around and ......

Yeah! My first machine had two 5 1/4" floppy drives of 360kb each! With 256kb of RAM running that new OS called DOS, I was in heaven!!!!:D For the kids reading this who might not note the implications of the above, I've just received by email 54 PDFs I've got to mount on a club website. One of thos...
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 469

Re: Rummaging around and ......

Thanks for that trip down memory lane, the Apple IIe was on my short list way back when I first got into computers, I couldn't justify the expense of the Mac when they came along though I could see the value. I had a clone Apple IIe, half the price. I did a lot of club newsletters and a guide book ...
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

In the Thunderbird Help there is - "To see whether your account uses IMAP or POP, check the Server Settings page in the Account Settings." Yes, mine is set up as imap. Also under Account Settings - Synchronization and Storage - the box is ticked and saying "Keep all messages in all folders for this ...
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Setting up email client (Thunderbird?)

Are the emails on the web or on my machine? So I unplugged the internet cable, opened Thunderbird and there are the emails. I use it for an address I usually don't usually use or for those I don't really want them to know my usual address. At work near 3 decades ago we used an email programme writte...
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rummaging around and ......
Replies: 19
Views: 469

Re: Rummaging around and ......

What are all these little things you are playing with? Years back we had one of our lot dismantling a computer, a 19" rack system. He dropped the hard disk and we all cried (behind our laughter) to try and make him feel bad about it. The HD was a 5 MB fixed head drive. The bowl was removed and sent ...
by RollyShed
Sat May 30, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Ex windows user who saw the light :)
Replies: 11
Views: 307

Re: Ex windows user who saw the light :)

Hi all, Well im new to the forum but I moved from Windows to mint about a year ago. I had my reservations as change cab be hard (especially at 45). Yes, much easier when you are older than 65. I moved to Mint accidentally a decade ago, my partner a year and a half ago so add two or three decades to...
by RollyShed
Thu May 28, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14443

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

What ever you favourite beer is. Meatime.........whooops! :D Don't apologise, all part of the joke as the whole thread is a joke.... isn't it? Waffling on.. Oh! On to waffles now? That's buttered it. But some are jam..med (raspberry jam?) in their lock-downs wondering what to have for the next meal...
by RollyShed
Wed May 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Slow boot on Cinnamon 19.3 (Lenovo ideapad 500 15ISK)
Replies: 13
Views: 295

Re: [Needs SSD or faster HDD] Slow boot on Cinnamon 19.3 (Lenovo ideapad 500 15ISK)

1-1/2 minutes to boot !!!! What!!!! I've just installed on an HP 350 laptop and it takes 7-1/2 minutes with Mint 19.3 Cinnamon !!! Only 1GB of RAM and obviously a bit of work to do on it. The Win XP takes just over a minute to boot. Fortunately it is only a simple Win game machine so no loss if it c...
by RollyShed
Wed May 27, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Is Linux Mint ugly?
Replies: 218
Views: 14443

Re: Is Linux Mint ugly?

lsemmens wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 5:21 am
Of course Linux mint is ugly! Beauty is only in the eye of the beerholder. Meatime I'm quite happy with my default Cinnamon desktop. :wink:
Beerholder, so is it a light ale or a dark Guinness? And as to the meat (Meatime), a roast lamb or French fries? As said, what is ugly, what is beautiful?
by RollyShed
Tue May 26, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Giving your phone number and email address to Microsoft
Replies: 17
Views: 490

Re: Giving your phone number and email address to Microsoft

I think this might explain it, the first paragraph is quoted below - Microsoft Teams, also referred to as simply Teams, is a unified communication and collaboration platform that combines persistent workplace chat, video meetings, file storage (including collaboration on files), and application inte...

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