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by Portreve
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Report Improvement Ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Report Improvement Ideas

I'm finding the dematerialization subroutine has been disabled, and the phase inducers have been cross-connected to the lateral balance cones. Most of the primary 4 dimensional navigation subsystems are offline. I really, really hope Clem isn't planning on leaving things like this. I want to be able...
by Portreve
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: Coming soon - Firefox Client Side Decoration

Who knows, we may even be able to get the tabs back below the address bar, where they belong. :wink: lolz... Gosh, I guess Gnome 3.x-using distros are going to just drive themselves down the good ole rabbit hole on this one, aren't they? Hmm... a group with radically changed philosophies glomming o...
by Portreve
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem
Replies: 25
Views: 587

Re: 20 Years To Go: The Year 2038 Problem

catweazel wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:02 am
all41 wrote:Perhaps even 128 bit will exist and we will all go beyond
I'm fairly certain there will be 32bit PC users running an ancient 32bit linux in 2038 and asking why dates no longer work.
Only at airports in France and U.S. military facilities.
by Portreve
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Not exactly Mint related: tutorial on the use of DD-WRT needed
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Not exactly Mint related: tutorial on the use of DD-WRT needed

I've set DD-WRT up on several routers, and I'll vouch for what's been said above: the particulars can and do vary widely. Once it's on and running, normal operations are a breeze, and some routers make the flashing procedure easier than others.
by Portreve
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Modifications to Software...
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Modifications to Software...

About a million years ago (or so it feels some days) there was a utility program for Classic Mac OS called ResEdit . This program was used by developers and end users (such as myself) alike, and was useful for modifying a program to, for example, add keyboard shortcuts to menu options, tinkering wit...
by Portreve
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2540

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

Incidentally, when is there going to be a automatic multi-quote function added to LMF? It would be nice to read through various posts in a thread and, in knowing you want to reply to a few, being able to flag the ones you're interested in and then have the board stitch that all together.
by Portreve
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thoughts on HTTPS
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Thoughts on HTTPS

mike acker wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:52 pm
thanks for the note; I always enjoy chatting with you.
Same to you, Mike.

I guess the point of my prior post that you quoted is to ask how I would be able to validate, and how I could know whether the validation data I was looking at was itself valid.
by Portreve
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend

I used Solus 3 for about a month and change not that long ago. I don't know what happened for it to bork like that, but it seems odd. Solus is literally a one-man band that has already been abandoned once. When there are so many better OSs to choose from, it's beyond me why people are running it. W...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux Mint Forums Color
Replies: 16
Views: 251

Re: Linux Mint Forums Color

Well, as I understand matters (thanks, Moem !) this message board's message board software uses CSS to handle design and the visual elements of things. From what little I know about CSS, and the associated HTML, how hard would it be to duplicate the present profile, and just tweak the color settings...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Debian 9, Solus 3, tested over weekend

I used Solus 3 for about a month and change not that long ago. I don't know what happened for it to bork like that, but it seems odd. Debian is great for a number of things, but there's things it does not automatically do that drive me nuts. Also, I couldn't get sufficiently recent versions of ADB a...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Microsoft trounces Google as open source contributor
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Microsoft trounces Google as open source contributor

1. I don't trust Microsoft. I disliked them before it was cool. 2. What are those 4,550 employees contributing, specifically? Is it meaningful or just token stuff? 3. Much of the contributions to the GNU+Linux world, since the mid 1990s, have been corporate-sanctioned or corporate-sponsored. 4. Micr...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Beware! Undetectable CrossRAT malware targets Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems
Replies: 19
Views: 718

Re: Beware! Undetectable CrossRAT malware targets Windows, MacOS, and Linux systems

I look at this all as an IQ test. If you're that stupid, you probably deserve it.
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 27
Views: 530

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I got interested in Linux back in 2000 with Mandrake Linux. Around two years ago. Yes, I'm a n00b. :lol: Shut up you baby n00bs! :twisted: Quit whining and RTFM!!!!!!!!!!! :roll: (There... feel better now? lolz!) :lol: Yeah, "back in the day" was pretty rough in the GNU+Linux community. There were ...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LinuxMint is less safe than Windows (for newbies)
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: LinuxMint is less safe than Windows (for newbies)

LinuxMint is less safe than Windows for newbies, because LinuxMint does NOT warn during or after install that one has to create a standard user account. Windows DOES warn. And Windows DOES offer a menu to create a standard user account. Another thought... I am not speaking to Windows 10, nor Window...
by Portreve
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thoughts on HTTPS
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Thoughts on HTTPS

the short answer is: we will need to validate the x.509 certificate we actually use. The thing is, how can one credibly do this? In the first place, I've (personally) only ever heard of x.509. I have no idea what that actually is. I have no idea where to go to validate anything. Yes, I'm intelligen...
by Portreve
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This forum is FRIENDLY....
Replies: 35
Views: 990

Re: This forum is FRIENDLY....

Rayland-BH wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:20 pm
(I am pretty tech savvy for an artist, but not so much for a tech).
There are definitely others out there who might, for example, benefit from your experience and insight to graphic design using GNU+Linux and libre apps.
by Portreve
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The CSD Initiative Is Pushing For Apps To Abandon Title Bars In Favor Of Header Bars
Replies: 12
Views: 342

Re: The CSD Initiative Is Pushing For Apps To Abandon Title Bars In Favor Of Header Bars

In the previous post, I said I wished LinuxMint would "migrate to KDE". That was a brain fart on my part.

I do not want LM to migrate to KDE.

I want LM to migrate to Qt.

Apologies to anyone who read this and was confused or misled.
by Portreve
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)
Replies: 154
Views: 2540

Re: Forum has been upgraded (report issues here)

It's still a drop here. Argh... :lol:
by Portreve
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: LibreOffice 6.0
Replies: 16
Views: 557

Re: LibreOffice 6.0

So, there's a couple different factors in play here. Flat out resolution, regardless of any other factor, is critical to clarity. Too low, and your image will be pixelated, the specific appearance of this varying a bit depending on what device you print to, because of how it handles image data. Howe...
by Portreve
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Slow internet feb 08 2018. VERY SLOW!
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Slow internet feb 08 2018. VERY SLOW!

Thanks Portreve, Your a very insightful dude, I read a few of your latest posts, and if there was a like button.... Thanks for the compliment! We try to be helpful and even every once in a while take educated stabs at a problem. I live in SW Florida, and like a lot of other established areas, we ha...

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