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by Portreve
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it

I guess what I'm trying to get at, Pjotr , is Linux Mint is not designed to be set up in as optimized and secure a way as your guides help users to do. I'm not sure why the LM installation wouldn't bother to try and notice if it's being installed on a conventional spinning disk or SSD and thereby gi...
by Portreve
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it
Replies: 22
Views: 576

Re: Interest: If ever there was reason to uninstall mono, this is it

Hey Pjotr : Yes, but the point of removing Mono is, that its malware risk is potentially bigger than usual. Because it allows for cross-platform malware from the heavily infected Windows ecosystem . So, some thoughts and general feedback... Your set of how-to pages are fantastic. Ever since I bought...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Microsoft to improve Chromium
Replies: 33
Views: 981

Re: Microsoft to improve Chromium

Microsoft lost their ass twice in recent memory: media devices (anyone remember the Zune and their attempt to compete against iTunes?) and the smartphone and eventually tablet market. It's old news, but they also lost out on their bid to own the Internet. Whether we laugh at Microsoft's folly or not...
by Portreve
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/04/16/notre-dame-cathedral-fire/3481868002/ Some numbers in that article seem off. The roof contained 1.300 oak beams, not 13.000. I guess everything really is bigger in the USA? :wink: We Americans call it Notre Damn! for a reason. :wink: :lol:
by Portreve
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 208
Views: 11204

Re: When did you come to Linux?

Many years ago, I attempted to install Gentoo on an iMac G4. This was at a friend's suggestion He is an experienced programmer, SysAdmin and NetAdmin, and even here could not figure out how to get it to fully compile and send itself up, even though he's done it on standard x86 and x86-64 hardware. I...
by Portreve
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 492
Views: 17282

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

On the matter of taxes, I filed mine in early January and have long since gotten my refund. I use Intuit TurboTax online, and have done now for many years. Perhaps some states and other countries are a******s about this sort of thing; nevertheless, I would not condone running non-free whole software...
by Portreve
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind

I've been thinking about why this hit me so hard. I'm not a believer, and my mother is; we just took a trip to some Hanseatic cities in North-Germany, and visited a couple of brick gothic churches. We look at churches from a mostly different perspective, and not all of our reasons overlap, but we b...
by Portreve
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind
Replies: 17
Views: 443

Re: Notre Dame de Paris: a tragic loss for mankind

I was at work and when I checked my phone's notification, I was simply horrified at the pictures DW was showing. Notre Dame de Paris is more than just a Roman Catholic cathedral. It is a treasure for the ages, like many other things, and our culture is, I believe, diminished in ways inestimable by i...
by Portreve
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1064

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

Here's another random idea... see if you gentlemen can tell based on style which 70s sci fi series this is from (hint hint)...
xenopeek wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 pm
My mind went there as well, but I didn't dare post it.
catweazel wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:34 pm
lmao
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by Portreve
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

BG405 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:38 pm
I moved it to the side when I brought the 3-seater sofa-bed up here so it's mostly used by guests these days .. and the cats, of course, when they're not on me. One of them is curled up on the cushion as I type this. :)
What a good hooman you are! :lol:
by Portreve
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

Moem wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:32 am
That expression always makes me cringe so hard. In a good relationship, no one obeys or must be obeyed. I wouldn't want a partner who obeyed me. Who wants to be with a doormat?
Only someone who is shallow and so insecure they require constant adulation to make themselves feel better.
by Portreve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Subscription service?
Replies: 37
Views: 811

Re: Subscription service?

I'm not sure what else I can substantially add here to the arguments opposed to a support model of existence. If LM were intended as a business, then perhaps it might make sense. However, as a community commons project (for want of a better term) I can't see how that would remotely align with the pr...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

lsemmens wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Yours is twice as far as ours, strangely enough, SWMBO has still found time to go there.
SWMBO?
by Portreve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Making online money
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Making online money

Pjotr wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:47 pm
"Get rich quick" schemes are invariably aimed at making the scheme inventors rich, not at making you rich. Quite the contrary: they're aiming to make you poorer. They're sucker bait.
A full and his money are soon parted.
— Proverb
by Portreve
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1064

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

Faust wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:15 am
Now I'm waiting to see an image of a quark .... :mrgreen:
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Here ya go!
by Portreve
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Ikea is taking over the world!
Replies: 30
Views: 767

Re: Ikea is taking over the world!

MurphCID wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:20 am
IKEA really is a trap. I must resist. I must not be weak.....
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Resistance, as you know, is futile.

The nearest Ikea to me is 207 km away. So, not much chance of me shopping there. :lol:
by Portreve
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How do they...
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: How do they...

Ah. Ok. Well, I guess that answers that. Thanks, gm10!
by Portreve
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1064

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

There are three authors in particular for whom I have an immense amount of respect, but whom I feel cannot (could not; they're all deceased now) plot or pace a story to save their lives: Clarke, Tolkien, and Clancy. I have had a mind to do a fanfic rewrite (not an edit, but start over from scratch) ...
by Portreve
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...
Replies: 48
Views: 1064

Re: Humanity's First Legitimate Image of a Black Hole...

I saw 2001 long before I ever read the book. You know how we always complain about how the movie is never like the book? Well, let me tell you, the way the movie was paced and largely how it was filmed is pretty much like the book. In fact, the 2010, 2061, and 3001 follow-up books are just like it, ...

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