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by Portreve
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot mount memory stick
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: [SOLVED] Cannot mount memory stick

I would presume filesystem overhead.

Wow... I haven't touched a Memory Stick since I used to work for Sony!
by Portreve
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 42
Views: 922

Re: "In the old days we...."

I have no idea how many different OSs this was done for, but back in the 1980s there was a (kind of advanced and cool for the time) idea that in a computer magazine, when they had a program (utility, game, etc.) to share, instead of sharing the source code that you would then have to hand-type in on...
by Portreve
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: text from Android
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: text from Android

Oh, I'm sure it's perfectly ok to click on the link. Just make sure to provide them with your full identity, bank account information, photos of yourself and your entire family, finger prints... y'know, anything to help that hacker out. :lol:
by Portreve
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: Is Arch or Gentoo even worth it to install?

And it came to my mind, is it worth it to install that only you can control what you're installing. And also, Arch uses a different app system/filetype. I am certainly happy with Linux Mint. But is this kind of Linux distros worth it? Distros like Arch and Gentoo are for people who either just want...
by Portreve
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Happy fourth of July!
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: Happy fourth of July!

Oh, ok. Thanks for clearing that up.

I don't think I'd add anywhere near that amount of hot sauce, but otherwise that sounds pretty darned good.
by Portreve
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1111

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

antikythera wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Better than focal fossa at any rate. one of my favourite bottled beers is old speckled hen actually but the corona beer image was to hand :P
all41 wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Infidelus wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:31 pm
Bleugh, gassy rubbish.

Have a proper drink

:D
Fursty Ferret. Sounds like a new Ubuntu release code-name :)
I agree with both of you.
by Portreve
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1111

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

antikythera wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:56 am
Damn, no beer for me :(

:P
Wouldn't open here either. Oh well, have some lager
Mmmm... Corona! Now I want some Tex-Mex! :lol:
by Portreve
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Happy fourth of July!
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: Happy fourth of July!

OMG food coma. The wings went FAST! Burgers were great, beer was cold,and family was outstanding. How to make the wings below: 1 large bag of frozen wings 1 bottle of Louisiana hot sauce 2 teaspoons of garlic powder 3 teaspoons of ground black pepper Salt as needed. 4 tablespoons of melted butter. ...
by Portreve
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LM 20.0
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: LM 20.0

Long-time Mint user, but 20.0 can be an utter disaster on less than latest hardware. <-- snip --> Uh huh. I see. Fossilized tech junk like that should be taken behind the barn and forcibly shot. Or exhibited in a museum. :twisted: https://media1.tenor.com/images/027af2c70a60536a7d311e8b084a9ae7/ten...
by Portreve
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1111

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

I wish people would stop accusing posters they don't like of being trolls. I consider it a grave insult, an accusation of dishonesty and it generally turns me against the poster making the accusation. If you consider the post to be so bad then better ignore it than start a flame war with someone yo...
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 1982
Views: 451937

Re: The Mint Café

DoodMann wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:22 am
Damn, when I first saw this, it's just at 60 pages, now it's a HUNDRED!? We need a new Forum Icon for this :lol:
The long and winding thread
That leads to your post
Will never disappear
I've seen this thread before
It always leads me here
Lead me to your reply...

(with apologies to The Beatles)
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Happy fourth of July!
Replies: 23
Views: 404

Re: Happy fourth of July!

I got some shopping done this morning, and otherwise I'm staying indoors. It's been too darn hot outside today! (97°F, ~ 36°C). Many of my neighbors are setting off a fusillade of fireworks. I just hope they don't burn all of our houses down. EDIT: Right now, long after the sun has set, it's still 9...
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 42
Views: 922

Re: "In the old days we...."

To follow SteveR 's example and stick with the topic :wink: :lol: ... The first computer I ever touched was an Apple IIc that my middle school had bought. They actually bought I think one for each classroom. Then, there was a consumer electronics show where all the local computer stores were also ex...
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "In the old days we...."
Replies: 42
Views: 922

Re: "In the old days we...."

I was only ever on BBSs in the 1980s, and then I managed to have enough money scraped together given the pittance I was being paid here in Florida in the early 1990s for an account on GEnie. Eventually I set up an AOL account, but it wasn't until there was serious competition from ISPs that AOL's pr...
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1111

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

Maybe we should go on Microsoft's forums and post irrational rants about Windows being too complicated, buggy, virus-infested, and un-peer-reviewable to use.

Oh, wait... :wink:
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Cross posting from the Manjaro forum
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Cross posting from the Manjaro forum

most folks do seem to have joined more than the one Linux Forum, as they looked at the various versions of the Linux System. - - coming from the World of Windows, they are really amazed at what is out there. 8) I have had accounts on other distro forums myself. I don't know how many of those accoun...
by Portreve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Kernel Memory Leaks Fix
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Linux Kernel Memory Leaks Fix

Oh, ok. Thanks both of you for answering my question.
by Portreve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The end is nigh...
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: The end is nigh...

I'd no idea the removal of old architecture and legacy BIOS support brought Sol's imminent exhaustion of hydrogen (and therefore burning of only helium, which raises the temperature and causes expansion, eventually engulfing Mercury, Venus, and then Earth, and transformation into a brown dwarf) that...
by Portreve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 1111

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

Sorry folks, I've been kind of busy today IRL, otherwise I would have seen this thread in time to be the first to respond.
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by Portreve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Do you see LM as a 'project' or a 'solution'.
Replies: 44
Views: 1146

Re: Do you see LM as a 'project' or a 'solution'.

Probably just amusing myself, but I did a mock-up to give a visual idea of possibilities: https://imgur.com/a/DI9TSTJ (It's a hidden imgur post so hopefully only seen if you click on it from here). That is not bad at all, you might want to try and show it to someone in charge of those things. I'll ...

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