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by Portreve
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking about getting a new laptop...
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Thinking about getting a new laptop...

With i7, discrete graphic, 3 or more USB3x you are looking at a bit thicker and heavier laptop. For NVMe SSD, you will be need recent hardware (<2 years old). @$1000, I would look at some off lease or used office grade laptops. Or get a Ryzen based laptop once Linux support shakes out a bit. Well, ...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thinking about getting a new laptop...
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Thinking about getting a new laptop...

Events of the party couple weeks and this weekend just gone have me thinking about looking at new hardware. Catweazel's latest post on support in hardware got me to thinking about the potential impact other factors might have on that purchasing decision. At the moment, I'm still running a 2011 MacBo...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: MS Powershell comes to Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: MS Powershell comes to Linux

The day Microsoft is no more (ceased to be, run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible...) I will be a very happy man.

I highly doubt anyone feels "trapped" in using GNU+Linux.
by Portreve
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What Kind Of Spider Is This? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: What Kind Of Spider Is This?

Cool! Thank you!

The spider didn't know. “I'm, like... y'know... a spider?

Therefore, I figured I'd ask around. And et voila!
by Portreve
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What Kind Of Spider Is This? [SOLVED]
Replies: 3
Views: 94

What Kind Of Spider Is This? [SOLVED]

Image

Dimensions: about 1 cm x 7 mm (including the red tips) x 4 mm thick
by Portreve
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Advice please on :- How to remove Intrusive ads on Android
Replies: 12
Views: 269

Re: HOw to remove Intrusive ads on Android

Boca wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am
have started getting full-screen 30s ads on my Samsung A5.
Not that I'm getting any ads on my phone (some games have ads, but nothing outside of that) but how do you get rid of them? I thought you were going to give instructions.
by Portreve
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon new features video
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon new features video

I ran 19.2 for a few days but found Cinnamon would easily lock up on me, which then basically meant I would have to forcibly reboot my computer. I'm back on 19.1 now, where everything is back to normal.

This is the very first time I've had to revert to a previous release.
by Portreve
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And now for something completely different!
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: And now for something completely different!

I'm too young to remember such conversations myself at the time, though of course I'm also certain those conversations have been going on for a very long time. For example, look at the Luddite movements of the late 1700s and early 1800s. Personally, I'm much more worried about the cumulative effects...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security Issues that are interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Security Issues that are interesting

RollyShed wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:39 am
I think we should worry more about the drop-bears at this stage, especially those in South Australia, swinging from the rafters in Adelaide.
I lose sleep every night worrying about that.
by Portreve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Confession: I bought a MacBook Pro 2019. I just returned it.
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Confession: I bought a MacBook Pro 2019. I just returned it.

Sadly I still depend on dual booting Windows for two pieces of software for now. Office for weird custom Word forms I often need to edit. A VST software for my keyboard. Go do five Hail RMSs and five Our Kernel Dev Teams, and think about what you've done. In the name of the GPL, the Free Software F...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Security Issues that are interesting
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Security Issues that are interesting

It's really a sad time in our technology history that we are going to start having to authenticate and authorize cables themselves, in addition to devices we use them to connect to our hardware. It's kind of getting to the point where I almost think we'd be better off not being dependent upon any co...
by Portreve
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to pdf a file?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: How to pdf a file?

There's a PDF export button in the toolbar.

That's how I generate my own PDFs.
by Portreve
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Confession: I bought a MacBook Pro 2019. I just returned it.
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Confession: I bought a MacBook Pro 2019. I just returned it.

From what I can see, new MacBook Pros are pretty nerfed, hardware-wise. Their screens and touch pads are nice, but Apple has stripped of so much that is pretty crazy. For the money, you'd be better off with either a Purism or a System76 unit. Crossover by Codeweavers should let you run me versions o...
by Portreve
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: And now for something completely different!
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: And now for something completely different!

I've never heard of this before. That's really cool!
by Portreve
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux running my tv and my fridge?
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Linux running my tv and my fridge?

Linux ate all the cheese in my house. Not that there was a lot, mind you, but I had to go to the store and buy another bag of shredded mozzarella because of it. :o
by Portreve
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 19.10 to offer experimental support for ZFS
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Ubuntu 19.10 to offer experimental support for ZFS

gm10 wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Suddenly a lot of things are starting to make sense. :lol: :twisted:
Star Trek - The Lost Episode
by Portreve
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Mac Users
Replies: 19
Views: 523

Re: Mac Users

Yes, but you can put linux on the older macs. Yes you can but not applicable in this case, sounds like a real Mac fangirl. You are speaking blasphemy. A good friend I know loves the Mac and twice now has had her Safari hijacked by yahoo search. Has anyone had this and what did you do to solve it? I...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear
Replies: 16
Views: 419

Re: If you've never heard of a Drop Bear

lsemmens wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:29 am
Read on! They are out there, just very rare!
I've heard of Drop-D tuning, but Drop Bears? Wow. :shock:

Hopefully they catch him. Frigging hit-and-run bears. :lol:
by Portreve
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Confused about 19.2; is it long term or beta? (off-topic part)
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Confused about 19.2; is it long term or beta? (off-topic part)

I am a little confused on this new 19.2,is it long term or beta?And I was told when I upgrade on Facebook there won't be any more security support for Linux Mint....What does this all mean..Do we go to a more secure distro? Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look m...

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