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by Portreve
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Nokia Sending User Data To China...

i live in California and i can assure you nothing has been sent to me :D but on a serious note i hear the youth and liberal population of California now believe that Socialism is something to be welcomed. we try to do our best and teach our kids the meaning of freedom, and yet in the home of the br...
by Portreve
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Did you say you are running a custom ROM? Any way to boot back into the OEM? You might want to research the ROM you are using as a quick search shows the Nexus 6 is VoLTE compatible and you enable enhanced lte services in the standard settings for mobile data. Nope, I'm running factory stock at thi...
by Portreve
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Straight Talk has VoLTE here in the US so I would assume it's available everywhere they offer service. I edited my reply above but we posted simultaneously so you may have missed it. Go into your phone settings: Mobile networks>mobile data>enhanced 4g lte services Make sure the enhanced lte service...
by Portreve
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

When you are on your respective smart phones, on a "normal" phone call (i.e. not through a voice chat app) do any of you get near-CD-quality sounding connections with another smartphone user? I'm guessing your friend's phone has VoLTE, or Voice Over LTE. This provides a few features such as "HD Voi...
by Portreve
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Re: Nokia Sending User Data To China...

I know there are users here who have talked in other threads about not using Google apps and such and trying to keep themselves as secure as possible, but I think it's also important that when information like this comes out that we all learn about it. You might as well replace the word 'but' in th...
by Portreve
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nokia Sending User Data To China...
Replies: 9
Views: 135

Nokia Sending User Data To China...

Ars: HMD admits the Nokia 7 Plus was sending personal data to China I know there are users here who have talked in other threads about not using Google apps and such and trying to keep themselves as secure as possible, but I think it's also important that when information like this comes out that we...
by Portreve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's your hardware history
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: What's your hardware history

The first computer I was exposed to was an Apple IIc, back in middle school. Looking upon that time now, it was a real waste because nobody in the school knew the first thing about computers, much less any of Apple's offerings. Heck, there were like three or four people in the building who even knew...
by Portreve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's with the name "Wayland" everywhere?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: What's with the name "Wayland" everywhere?

Aren't there (or weren't there, at some point) some issues with Wayland where remote desktop stuff is concerned? It seems like I've heard there was some kind of controversy about it.
by Portreve
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's with the name "Wayland" everywhere?
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: What's with the name "Wayland" everywhere?

What's with the name "Wayland" that keeps popping up everywhere? First there was a Wayland on almost all "Aliens", then there's a Wayland on Death Race 3 and lately this name started appearing on Linux forums and FB groups where users sometimes mention it along with a problem they have. There are s...
by Portreve
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Hey Folks... Not as such. Considering... yes. Thanks for answering my questions! :) Tutorial: Android Without Google Not sure how much of that would apply to you in Europe, but stripping down the stock ROM might work until you can get a new phone. You cannot download manually from google: https://ad...
by Portreve
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Tutorial: Android Without Google Not sure how much of that would apply to you in Europe, but stripping down the stock ROM might work until you can get a new phone. Oh, ok, that one. I apologize. Actually, at the moment, I wouldn't be in a position to walk away from the Google office and navigation ...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Without getting into the specifics too far, I am hoping to ditch the employer I presently have within, say, the next 18-24 months. It is my intention to explore the possibility of moving to Germany (there's a woman there who I'm hoping turns out to be that special someone I've been looking for my wh...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Well, this was short-lived. :shock: I empathize completely. I do my best to not be on the cutting edge most of the time, but sometimes I can't help myself. I know you didn't agree with the tutorial I posted on here awhile back, but maybe in this situation it might be a good compromise? A completely...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Appimages and security issues
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Appimages and security issues

Wow. You didn't actually read what I wrote. Don't skim. I have no preference among them. I don't care which one of them a given project uses. Oh, I have no idea where I've commented previously. It wasn't anything more in depth than — likely not even as in depth as — my comments in this thread. All I...
by Portreve
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Appimages and security issues
Replies: 13
Views: 409

Re: Appimages and security issues

I only have one program on my system which was distributed as an AppImage, and that's the nominally current testing release version of Scribus. I use it for a number of projects. I also use the current version of LibreOffice; however, I simply installed the program directly from the files The Docume...
by Portreve
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Android 9 from Community (AOSP) ROMs...

Well, this was short-lived. :shock: About two hours after posting the last post, I decided to restart my phone. When it came up, I could no longer get a cell network connection. I rebooted again, and the whole thing locked up on me. Fortunately, I regularly back up text messages and other things, so...
by Portreve
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2267

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

No, I don't mean I won't install 19.2. I'm just saying I agree with the prior post that relying on Timeshift (or any other such system) to contend with regressions is nothing more than a crutch.

There's no need to cop an attitude about it, gm10, nor is there a need to insult users like that.
by Portreve
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2267

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

Timeshift this is not a way to make reliability. It is a way to repair after crash because not enough reliability. I think this is very well said. Here's something I'll add that is liable not to make me too popular with LM devs: If it came to it, would you be willing to bet your life, or that of yo...
by Portreve
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Scanning
Replies: 8
Views: 184

Re: Scanning

I have thought about getting another flatbed scanner myself. I had a few, many years ago, back when I was still professionally active in the print (i.e. desktop publishing) industry. It is insane how much they are selling for today, and that coupled with lack of a clear-cut answer to which hardware ...
by Portreve
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system
Replies: 102
Views: 2267

Re: Breaking: Update Manager in 19.2 will no longer feature a protective level system

Pjotr and gm10 : thanks to you both. There's no way I would have found any commentary on GitHub, obviously. I think I'm going to have to sit and think about this a while and mull it over. I don't know about the degree to which levels have a bearing on regressions or other factors which cause things...

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