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by kenetics
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Whats everyone currently listening to?
Replies: 50
Views: 885

Re: Whats everyone currently listening to?

The never ending ring of tinnitus. There's OTC stuff you can take to help with that. Even Wally World has some in their HBA section. I haven't found anything but that homeopathic stuff that never works. I hear wind chimes in one ear and ocean waves in the other. At times I swear I can pick up a rad...
by kenetics
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: I came for the cookies
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: I came for the cookies

Welcome aboard.

Cookies are often not good, especially third party cookies. Block 'em! :wink:
by kenetics
Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid
Replies: 22
Views: 549

Re: Your Computer Specs and Price Paid

Main computer - Mobo: ASUStek M2NSLi with dual core AMD Athlon 64x2 5000+. Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 5670. Memory: 4 GB. WD 500 GB drive. Total cost = $0, hand-me-down and salvaged parts from my son. (Hummm, I think I paid for these parts when they were new! :lol: )
by kenetics
Sat May 26, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Excited for 19.x
Replies: 27
Views: 1870

Re: Excited for 19.x

Portreve wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 12:51 pm
The event of the circumstance of the release of the 19.0 release of the distro of the LinuxMint Project is the cause of the development of excitement on the part of myself, too.
Try to keep your cool, man! :)
by kenetics
Fri May 25, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 41
Views: 1548

Re: Boring Mint??

MurphCID wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:21 am
Very nice article on Mint: https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/lin ... tools.html
Very good, especially coming from Dedoimedo, who can be very critical of any small flaws he comes upon.
by kenetics
Sun May 20, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I think I'm done with Gmail. Maybe I'm even ready to pay for email?
Replies: 20
Views: 580

Re: I think I'm done with Gmail. Maybe I'm even ready to pay for email?

I like Fastmail, hosted out of Australia. Totally professional and no ads, data mining or 3rd party sharing. You're allowed a large number of aliases. $30 per year for 2000 mb of storage.
by kenetics
Wed May 16, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux programs come to Chromebooks
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Linux programs come to Chromebooks

Hoser Rob wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:01 am
Still liking the idea but you may want to see this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/09 ... chrome_os/
Well, that's discouraging. Who would pay that much for a Chromebook?
by kenetics
Tue May 15, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Boring Mint??
Replies: 41
Views: 1548

Re: Boring Mint??

If you are bored with Mint, try installing LInux From Scratch or "Go nuts with NuTyX". :)
by kenetics
Wed May 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux programs come to Chromebooks
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Linux programs come to Chromebooks

I have a budget Samsung 3 Chromebook and it would be nice to be able to run LibreOffice on it. I use a lot of spreadsheets, some with personal information, and prefer to keep them stored locally. One advantage of a Chromebook, even the cheap ones, is the ability to run games and apps from the Google...
by kenetics
Fri May 04, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cinnamon 3.8 Desktop Environment Released with Python 3 Support, Improvements
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Cinnamon 3.8 Desktop Environment Released with Python 3 Support, Improvements

It really sounds good. I'll have to try Mint 19 (along side 18.3). I haven't missed many Mint editions. The only one I didn't like was the Fluxbox version way back when. :)
by kenetics
Thu May 03, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please suggest an OS
Replies: 30
Views: 1189

Re: Please suggest an OS

Another vote for Peppermint 8. Running on an old Compaq laptop, it only uses 193 MB out of 2 GB ram. I like it a lot.
by kenetics
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?

It was down for several days for me also. I contacted jimallyn and he has been checking it out. Today it's working fine. It must have been a Florida thing. Too much sunshine? :wink:
by kenetics
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 80
Views: 2828

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

I prefer the sun to be at its zenith at mid-day. Then you would have to be on local time for your exact location. If you are a little east or west of your time zone's meridian, then the sun isn't directly overhead at noon. Even then, mid-day would vary up to 16 minutes and 33 seconds due to variati...
by kenetics
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 80
Views: 2828

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

The Florida legislature has overwhelmingly just passed the "Sunshine Protection Act" and the bill is on the governor's desk. This bill would put Florida on Daylight Savings Time permanently. It will still have to be approved by the US congress to take effect, and several Florida senators intend to p...
by kenetics
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 68
Views: 3019

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I came to Mint in 2006, installing Barbara (Mint 2.0) on a newly built computer. I first tried Ubuntu on it but the hard drive would spin up at high speed and it wouldn't load anything (it was a free disk sent from Ubuntu, when they did things like that). I had run PCLinux "Big Daddy" on my other de...
by kenetics
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Let's remember to use httpS for images/avatars... :)
Replies: 59
Views: 3579

Re: Let's remember to use httpS for images/avatars... :)

Xenopeek made sure earlier this year that new avatars can only be with an https link. :wink: You can also use gravatar now. If I remember correctly, he converted a lot of avatars to https also. It must be impossible to meet an http avatar nowadays on the forum with all the good work he did. :mrgree...
by kenetics
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 3468

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

I've tried quite a number of Linux distributions and there are some nice ones out there. I like Peppermint and Xubuntu, especially for low end systems. Zorin and LXLE have also run well on my computers. Ubuntu Mate is nice and Ubuntu Budgie looks promising. As you can tell, I favor the Debian/'Buntu...
by kenetics
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 1981
Views: 379531

Re: The Mint Café

npap wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:08 am
Good work, fellows. I have joined as Nondas Papp.
Good luck
npap.
Let me be the first to welcome you aboard, Nondas. :wink:
:lol:
by kenetics
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm the only one who noticed...
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: I'm the only one who noticed...

Happy birthday, youngster!

I wish I was 60 again. :wink:
by kenetics
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 33
Views: 1466

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

More likely as additions (UCF along with USF) to the Big12. The Big12 has been considering adding a couple of teams on and off for several years now to bring their numbers up to 12 in football. I'm sure they would like to have a shot at the Florida market. What I was really trying to get at is, do ...

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