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by RollyShed
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dyslexia and computers
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Dyslexia and computers

A while ago we stopped to talk to a (older) shop proprietor sitting outside her second-hand book shop reading a Kindle. She liked it because she could set up the contrast as she wanted it. It made reading easier for her. However she said the youngsters preferred paper as in REAL books. So a matter o...
by RollyShed
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1244

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

With the Revenue Service, they'd say, how much I owe and I'd be sued if I don't pay up. So I had this call from IRD and an Indian bloke. I asked for his name and said I'd call back. I did and the girl on the line laughed, knowing why I'd done a call back. "It's OK." she said, "It is genuine, he doe...
by RollyShed
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1244

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Actually, Adelaide River Exchange was from that era when I started in the Territory back in the late 70s. I never needed to fix one of those though, just replace a few cords on the switchboard. It was not long after I started in Darwin that they cut over to automatic in that town. :D And they'd put...
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10 new install - Are all versions of Windows 10 so intrusive?
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Windows 10 new install - Are all versions of Windows 10 so intrusive?

After Microsoft destroyed my partner's computer last year we are free of using Microsoft. However, teaching at SeniorNet, one is stuck with Windows users, not all but most. A couple of Linux users besides myself. One on Mint, one on Ubuntu (close to being changed to Mint). The Windows questions, the...
by RollyShed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 23
Views: 564

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

Are the cartridges with the new printer as big as a standard cartridge? Would you actually notice a difference in print quality? How often do you need auto double sided? If the answers are No, then what you have with a compatible cartridge should be the way to go. You are going to have to get cartri...
by RollyShed
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1244

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

If only she was alive now to see and hear "robocalls", "scamcalls", as well as a flood of "donation" for some cause or another as well as a plethora of political robocalls, and lets not forget "surveys" phone calls, etc. that we are all plagued with these days...lol...DAMIEN No, we're not. This see...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1244

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

lsemmens wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:35 pm
I used to Install and fix the things, then moved on to Telephone Exchanges. I "retired" in 1990.
Varnished wood box and a bakelite handpiece?
old phone.jpeg
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by RollyShed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New Build in coming
Replies: 35
Views: 793

Re: New Build in coming

MurphCID wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:29 pm
and she is using an "old" phone so she is embarrassed that her phone is so "out of date".
What's the matter with semaphore? A couple of flags shouldn't cost too much - even new ones.
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Funny Fotos!
Replies: 12
Views: 466

Re: Funny Fotos!

catweazel wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:04 pm
I fail to see what's funny.
Oh come on catweazel, they are Axing Windows, isn't that funny?
OK?
No?
OK then it is just simply a sensible idea, the more violently the better.
(I admit I had to be told it was from the film "The Shining" and the "Axe" scene)
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1244

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

The best bit about the really old phones, (there was a small crank on the side to do the "dialling" in Morse code on a party line) was they used a couple of large 1-1/2 volt batteries. When the P&T changed our batteries we kids got the old ones and had a power source for operating buzzers or relays ...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 47
Views: 1244

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

Unusual. Normally they hang up on me when they finally work out that I am running Linux. And, Yes, I string them on as long as I possibly can. :D It takes them a bit longer if you don't go near the computer, which is off, and they can't find you despite you saying you are looking at what ever they ...
by RollyShed
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 86
Views: 2495

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

I am working on a specialised keyboard, and since it's black .... I named it Hot Black Desiato. The second keyboard Disaster Area. Ever tried to find the push-button ON switch on some desktop computers, especially if they are under the desk? A black button on a black fascia that lights up black. Su...
by RollyShed
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: We better have a Talk
Replies: 45
Views: 1163

Re: We better have a Talk

Well, that's today's laugh, very good, laughed all the way through this thread..... As for web browsers, search engines and all, there is a list of search engines by default in Firefox from Mint and it is very easy to install Chrome. Yes, a few clicks needed to install Google but not rocket science ...
by RollyShed
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 86
Views: 2495

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Maybe off the thread a little talking about Douglas Adams but being a cyclist this one - "...nearly forcing him into the path of a cyclist who cursed and swore at him from the moral high-ground that cyclists alone seem able to inhabit." And this seems to be the way things are made these days - ".......
by RollyShed
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 19.3 Trina, really? (not anymore, it's Tricia now)
Replies: 86
Views: 2495

Re: LM 19.3 Trina, really?

Ursa Minor - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Ursa_Minor

Also remember there are 5 books in the Hitch Hiker's trilogy.

There is a 6th one written by someone else. I got a 1/4 way through it and gave up. It just wasn't Douglas Adams.
by RollyShed
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Codex Leicester and Leonardo Da Vinci
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Codex Leicester and Leonardo Da Vinci

There are 12 languages that are written from the right to the left (RTL): Arabic, Aramaic, Azeri, Divehi, Fula, Hebrew, Kurdish, N'ko, Persian, Rohingya, Syriac, Urdu Why? Maybe originally writing was by chiselling in stone, the chisel held in the left hand, hammer in the right. Asian languages are ...
by RollyShed
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop [ Gave it up, not happening ]
Replies: 39
Views: 688

Re: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop

You totally missed the point. the above is NOT user friendly, especially from a Smartphone. We ARE NOT sharing between laptops..... We are using our CELLPHONES to send pictures to our laptops. for some reason, Win10 is not allowing us to share with it. I haven't missed the point as far as I can see...
by RollyShed
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop [ Gave it up, not happening ]
Replies: 39
Views: 688

Re: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop

It will NOT access the external SDcard which is where all of my pictures default to. It isn't supposed to. You are supposed to access the SDcard with your computer, decide which files you want to send somewhere and then send them. You have control. And, it does not show me the icons so that I can s...
by RollyShed
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop [ Gave it up, not happening ]
Replies: 39
Views: 688

Re: Attempting to login to a Win10 laptop

You want to send a file from one computer to another? Install Dukto on both computers, open it on both and the "Send" computer should see the "Receive" computer in its list. Click on the "Receive" computer's name and 3 boxes open. Drag and drop the files or folders and they will then be on the Recei...
by RollyShed
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Learn about building a computer
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Learn about building a computer

One of the things that absque fenestris is talking about is static electricity (cotton clothing, wooden floors). Presuming the computer is not connected to a mains power supply while you are working on it, if you are removing RAM or other bits of circuitry, a wrist strap (connected to skin not cloth...

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