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by Portreve
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple Well, they'll win that battle now, I bet: Apple blocks Linux on new Macs with T2 security chips As far as Linux is concerned, I mean. Between this, and the chip making repairs impossible except at Apple repair shops isn't that illegal? It certainly is u...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

Scandals? Tell me more please, because I, too, am looking at a System 76 system at some point in the coming year, most likely an Oryx Pro, or Galago Pro system as my daily laptop. I don't mean System76 has scandals associated with it; I mean given what we know thanks to Ed Snowden, et al, about sta...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How many of you have installed HD set top boxes ?
Replies: 11
Views: 362

Re: How many of you have installed HD set top boxes ?

I for one, will NOT watch commercials. I skip everything. It's much easier that way. Besides, there's very little worth watching, anyhow. so, watching a local "off the air" station just is not going to happen. DTV is just considered part of our entertainment budget, quit worrying about that a long ...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Usernames
Replies: 23
Views: 361

Re: Usernames

Maybe back in the old days I wouldn't have cared so much about online safety, but these days I try never to expose my real name online, if possible. I decided I would deliberately pick a character who is an enigma, and in reality a disguise of someone who's mindset about the universe and the people ...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

Thought Bubble! If, as seems likely, more and more people use their tablets and smart phones, will the computer, as we know it, become a tool for the "experts" and there will be a job for the traditional "typist" for the more extensive typing tasks that would be a right pain on a tablet. It wouldn'...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

This may become irrelevant in any event since likely we're heading on a path towards people using tablets and smartphones more than regular computers. I guess I felt that for a while.. mostly because of lower power usage, no necessity for fans, and portable.. but despite them being immensely popula...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

I guess there is an argument of, why encourage people to linux? “The last crime is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.” — T.S. Elliot, Murder In The Cathedral Most people will never switch unless, as Linus Torvalds has said, GNU+Linux starts coming bundled on PCs everyw...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 18
Views: 376

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

I guess there is an argument of, why encourage people to linux? “The last crime is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.” — T.S. Elliot, Murder In The Cathedral Most people will never switch unless, as Linus Torvalds has said, GNU+Linux starts coming bundled on PCs everyw...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 18
Views: 376

People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

ars technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated Microsoft has acknowledged that the problem exists and that some unspecified issue with the Windows Authentication servers is causing the problem, but as yet, there's no fix. Or, like, y'know, you could quit using Wind...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

I'll be happy to give my opinion, but I want to start off with something that's factual and common sense... Not all routers are supported (or necessarily supportable) by these Linux-based community firmware. Also, not all hardware is created equal, and so it is absolutely in your best interest to do...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 351

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

What is modern design? Just look at mozilla.org for example. 15 pages(!) 1920x1080 of nothing. On a whim, I just went there to look at it. Most of the time I'm on my phone when I'm looking at news, so the only Google news feed I'm familiar with is the Android-deployed one. I think their standard we...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

vonMos wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:05 am
drum rolls ... Linux Mint Debian Editon 3
I would have LOL'd (and was kind of expecting) if you'd said something like "Windows 10" or "Mac OS X".

Awwwww... I want my laugh!
by Portreve
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 351

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. What I mean is the transition from what we had up until the past couple of years or so, i.e. space-conscious layouts with plenty of on-screen content visible at a time, to the spread out "tablet-friendly" design with oversized UI elements and minimal viewabl...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple, or at least whomever else occupies the boutique computer space. That's cool. Honestly, I wanted one of their systems for a while, and I've always heard good things, but these days, what with all the scandals, I want equipment where I don't have to worry...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 351

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

I can't vote because I don't understand what is meant by a "modern web UI".

If the OP could define what they meant further, I would then know what I'm voting about.
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: Time to talk about WhatsApp

havinf FOSS software does NOT guarantee security. One infamous encryption bug sat there inj FOSS code because encryption algorithms often use VERY advanced math eg serious number theory. Which is over the heads of most computer programmers let alone everyone else. I.e. hiding in plain sight. It doe...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: Time to talk about WhatsApp

Vis a vis WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, ProtonMail, Tutanota, etc... The 1980s/90s called, and they want their lack of interoperability design methodology back. I was chatting with my lady friend in Germany the other day when U.S. President Trump came down here to speak at Germain (soon to be Hertz) A...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 506

Re: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal

gm10 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 am
That was actually surprisingly easy to read. Let's do away with spaces, make newspapers smaller, save the trees! :lol:
:lol:
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 506

Re: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal

aes2011 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:31 am
What has reading newspapers got to do with a newcomer to the command-line?
Wellyoutellme.Isthiseasiertoreadwithoutspacesinit,ordoyouprefermeputtinginspacessoyoucanreadthiswithoutstrugglingtoseethewords?
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: iPhones are allergic to helium !
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

I wish I had the money to invest in futures for helium-preparing companies. :lol:

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