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by Lert
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: [SOLVED] Calculation question (probably simple, but I'm bad at it)
Replies: 34
Views: 831

Re: [SOLVED] Calculation question (probably simple, but I'm bad at it)

All this slide rule talk is making me nostalgic for my now lost Hemmi Bamboo.
by Lert
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Grammar Pet Peeve
Replies: 146
Views: 3752

Re: Grammar Pet Peeve

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From our national news broadcaster..
by Lert
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 726

Re: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

I have very little idea on how SSDs actually work but I doubt that a 1 or a 0 is 'something' or 'nothing' or the reverse. I think that a 1 is 'something' and a 0 is 'something else'. The problem with having 'nothing' is a problem of sensitivity to outside influences such as distant thunderstorms, pa...
by Lert
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: GitHub Code Vault.
Replies: 4
Views: 158

GitHub Code Vault.

This story appeared on ABC Oz news site today..

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-13/ ... y/12517948
by Lert
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 726

Re: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

Thanks all for the many good suggestions. I have learned a lot during this exercise. I'm rather embarrassed to relate that after trying just about everything over two days that the problem was a faulty SATA to USB cable! The reason I'm embarrassed is that after a full working life in the technical g...
by Lert
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I wish the Dictionaries that check spelling were half arse decent
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: I wish the Dictionaries that check spelling were half arse decent

I used to be able the type 'The quick brown fox etc ryryryry' as fast as a 50baud Siemens 100 would go..

And we invented the term 'bit bucket' in 1963. Thats where the chads from the punched tape went.. :lol:
by Lert
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 726

Re: Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

Thanks for the tips. I have deleted partitions, written zeros, redone partition tables etc. Last try I started with all good and a single NTFS Partition. I get to the part of the installation where you go 'Something else' , Change, Select Ext4 and mount point (\) then OK and Install. Stuff happens f...
by Lert
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD
Replies: 25
Views: 726

[SOLVED] Repair a Crucial 250GB SSD

Hi all My plan was to install Mint 20 on an external usb SSD to use with my windows laptop. I already was doing this with an older SSD but wanted to start over. Somehow during the installation an error occurred. I tried to start over to no avail. The SSD works fine when formatted to NTFS but when fr...
by Lert
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mouse finger?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Mouse finger?

Thanks for the input people.. I've had my fill of doctors for the time being after major back surgery last year. I am now pretty used to middle finger scrolling after a few weeks. If I can keep the way I am now for another three years I'll be 80 and wondering when I need to update to Mint 21 :lol: G...
by Lert
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: External USB HDD powers off
Replies: 13
Views: 426

Re: External USB HDD powers off

I only solved a similar problem (on a windows machine) by removing the HDD from the enclosure and connecting it via a $10 SATA to USB dongle from Amazon.. Worked fine ever after.
by Lert
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mouse finger?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Mouse finger?

Hi all, A few times over the last several months my forefinger has become swollen and stiff. I invented a name for this complaint 'mouse finger' and on checking with DuckDuck found that it is in fact a real thing. It appears that it is caused by inflammation of the tendons in the finger, probably du...
by Lert
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!
Replies: 29
Views: 772

Re: Rainbows. Rainbows? Rainbows!

Many years ago I signed up at a website with the user name pachinko which the forum software converted to pa***o and that became my user name for the duration. Dafuq?! :lol: 46 years ago I spent half the night playing Pachinko at Nikko with a young Japanese chap. So funny. Sorry, off topic.. :roll:
by Lert
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Ive been everywhere man!
Replies: 16
Views: 540

Re: Ive been everywhere man!

My mate lives at Albion Park so he has been to all those places.. :lol:
by Lert
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Chromium - none on mint 20
Replies: 43
Views: 2687

Re: Chromium - none on mint 20

I did a one off defeat of the snap blocking file according to the Fossbytes link below to get chromium.
Worked fine. I don't know about updating. Maybe will have to go though the same process again.

https://fossbytes.com/how-to-enable-sna ... x-mint-20/
by Lert
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is a Dangerous Place...
Replies: 100
Views: 5574

Re: Ikea is a Dangerous Place...

Ikea is a good place for listening to ABBA music and collecting Allen Keys :)
by Lert
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I The Only One...
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Am I The Only One...

As soon as I see the words 'Celebrity' or 'Reality' I'm out of there..
by Lert
Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 308
Views: 32210

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

Last week I was thinking that there must be a few songs around about the famous virus. I came across this from Malaysia. It brought me a large smile :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV28vDzLRCw
by Lert
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How are we using our leisure time?
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: How are we using our leisure time?

I watched again after a few years 'Man of Aran' . Some 1934 b/w goodness from the west of Ireland. A different time and place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwmc05qW0xc
by Lert
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kicking it Old School with Linux
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: Kicking it Old School with Linux

I've still got a bottle of 'Teletype' oil and a tube of grease. Lost the little brush and the carbon tetra chloride must have evaporated.
by Lert
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: G'Day from Western Australia
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: G'Day from Western Australia

Thanks for the welcome people :)
I hope I wont be taking up too much of your time answering questions..

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