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by Portreve
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 72
Views: 1716

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

yeah i was curious about that also. Old stuff is mostly better. New stuff mostly sucks*. that kind of math ;) And thanks for 'NuWho', is that what it is being called 'officially'? Kind of fits really (I liked Dr.Who back in the 80's, but not now). *There is a detailed history about 'why' this is so...
by Portreve
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Waterfox web browser sold to System1
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Waterfox web browser sold to System1

Not that I'm going to be suspicious of Waterfox if you folks here are talking about and basically vouching for it, but it is strange that there's no direct way to install it, nor are there (as far as I can tell) any instructions on the Waterfox web site for how to install it. That, to me, is a compl...
by Portreve
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unexpected USB format change, GPT to MBR, using USB Stick Formatter (Solved)
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Unexpected USB format change, GPT to MBR, using USB Stick Formatter

USB Stick Formatter is a very limited program. It's very useful, but it's designed to achieve one single result.

What you are experiencing is its normal behavior.
by Portreve
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: gparted and root
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: gparted and root

I have found that both Gparted and Disks have legitimate utility value for me. When I need to get into the nitty-gritty (like for example setting up a GPT partition table, but really any time I need to create the partition table itself) I use Gparted. However, Gparted does not remount, nor can I fin...
by Portreve
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Offered Microsoft 365 for free
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Offered Microsoft 365 for free

Maybe it would be worth doing in VirtualBox or even as a dual boot. There may just be something I need to do which can only be done with Windows. “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. Consume you , it will.” — Jedi Master Yoda :mrgreen: But I cannot see it, to b...
by Portreve
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Linux Mint Needs To Urgently Enable Support For Snaps
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Linux Mint Needs To Urgently Enable Support For Snaps

I am sorry but I am afraid that Linux Mint has taken some terrible decisions regarding the SNAP vs Flatpak packaging format recently. Currently, Linux Mint is offering substantially worse software experience compared to Ubuntu and various Ubuntu flavours. With respect, LMUserland , I would direct y...
by Portreve
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...

BG405 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:39 am
In any case, the resulting mealtime platter would have been discgusting.
:lol:

+1
by Portreve
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 72
Views: 1716

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

[quote=Portreve post_id=1765639 Ugh. Sorry, I had hopes for the show. I gave NuBSG a season and a half before I quit. I can at least give Picard a season, and that's what I intend to do. Seems they keep beating the same dead horse, though. Personally I think screenwriters should venture forward-not...
by Portreve
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 72
Views: 1716

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

MurphCID wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:18 am
Which show or which season? Picard?
Yes, Picard. It's almost like they are going for a more "fantasy" mode like, unfortunately, NuWho has done.
by Portreve
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?
Replies: 72
Views: 1716

Re: Star Trek: Picard... who here is planning on watching it?

Baylon 5 was superb, things that occurred in Season one has echos and came to fruition in Season four. The whole thing was written well, and is how a SciFi series should be written. Babylon 5 changed my religion where science fiction and how to write/plot a story are concerned. Today's episode (num...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just installed LM to a kid (happy)
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Just installed LM to a kid (happy)

Not that I'm sonically trying to recommend the printer I've got (it's relatively low-end) but the HP LaserJet P1102w works without a hitch.

You'll probably find more opportunity for issues with multi-function units, though if you do research you will find plenty of options that will work.
by Portreve
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Proud today
Replies: 12
Views: 551

Re: Proud today

freshtamatic wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:26 pm
I obviously mistyped. Linux Mint and MX are my 2 favorite distros, I din't really have a third.
Ah! Well, see, that clarifies it. Thank you!
by Portreve
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...

There is one other thing which I should have mentioned as well: there was a leather case around my Samsung 250GB harddisc, which took the first blow and which totally melted. Perhaps that leather casing was the reason the harddisc survived, and not simply because the harddisc was OLDER and built be...
by Portreve
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Anniversary

As someone who has installed and played around with RedHat 4.2, and I think a somewhat newer version of it, and then also Mandrake, Fedora 1.0 - 5.0, and SuSE, and Ubuntu, and probably a couple others I've forgotten, and then eventually various Gnome 2.x releases of Linux Mint, then the MATE release...
by Portreve
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are launchers dying?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Are launchers dying?

I miss Apple's Spotlight functionality and wish there was a nice, clean solution for that. That said, general file searching works very well within Cinnamon (at least) so not all hope is lost. I try to keep my data very well organized, so most of the time I don't need to search for what I'm looking ...
by Portreve
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Waterfox web browser sold to System1
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Waterfox web browser sold to System1

Moem wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:21 pm
Portreve wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:09 am
So, does anyone here use Waterfox? If so, what do you think of it?
It's my primary browser, so you can probably guess what I think of it.
Obviously you must hate it. :lol:
by Portreve
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Waterfox web browser sold to System1
Replies: 20
Views: 543

Re: Waterfox web browser sold to System1

As this is the very first time I've heard the name "Waterfox" I have no particular dog in this fight, so to speak. Back when I still was using Classic Mac OS, I bounced between Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. When I switched to Mac OS X, I continued to use them, until NN kind of fell by th...
by Portreve
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...
Replies: 20
Views: 560

Re: Is older simply better? A story under the influence of a certain beverage...

* 80 MB (MiBi ...) is not a typo My very first hard drive was a SCSI-interfaced 5¼" Seagate 80 MB hard drive. It was loud, but it worked well and it was so cool to be able to warehouse all my data and programs on one drive. I have to admit, though, that I've never tried microwaving a hard drive. I'...
by Portreve
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Medieval Latin.
Replies: 33
Views: 660

Re: Medieval Latin.

Interesting thread happening here. Started out with medieval latin has now gravitated to English. I liked the history, and learned a new word-circuitous (thanks Portreve) I have spent my life in electronics technology and had not come across that variation. All languages are constantly evolving tho...
by Portreve
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Buy linux laptop with Swedish keyboard layout
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Buy linux laptop with Swedish keyboard layout

Why not just change your keyboard layout to a format you like?

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