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by Portreve
Tue May 15, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If our reality is a matrix like simulation, can we hack it?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: If our reality is a matrix like simulation, can we hack it?

This reminds me of two Dr. Who stories: Logopolis and School Reunion.
by Portreve
Tue May 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Could I do this in my Android phone too?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Could I do this in my Android phone too?

I've simply used pwnyoutube and have never needed any specialized software.

To be fair, I've never tried to do that on my phone.
by Portreve
Sat May 12, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Am I too unforgiving?
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Am I too unforgiving?

Hey mediclaser : I'm still a Linux beginner but it doesn't matter much to me what desktop environment (DE) a distro is using (XCFE, MATE, Cinnamon, KDE, etc.) as long as it works and I'm not forcing another person to use it. 8) But I've read how some people are so stuck with certain DEs and it sound...
by Portreve
Thu May 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings
Replies: 55
Views: 1638

Re: Manjaro overtakes Mint in Distrowatch page-hit rankings

I'm not really sure what the purpose of this post is, by the way, but as a mod I must insist that people keep things friendly. https://preview.ibb.co/kae2qd/vlcsnap_2018_05_10_15h40m24s448.png Oh, alright Moem. If we must . :lol: :P It probably means that a lot of people are apparently interested i...
by Portreve
Thu May 10, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: What's your favorite font to use in Linux?

I don't use fonts.



Ok, yes I do.

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by Portreve
Thu May 10, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: If our reality is a matrix like simulation, can we hack it?
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: If our reality is a matrix like simulation, can we hack it?

If reality uses in-band signaling, we're all #$@*ed.
by Portreve
Tue May 08, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 421

Re: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux

I used to be a huge fan of Nixie Pixel back in the day. She is, in fact, how I learned of the existence of Mate and Cinnamon. However, she's had a bunch of health issues and other life struggles and she's really not putting that sort of stuff out any longer. Some things are relatively fundamental an...
by Portreve
Mon May 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's your favorite CLI text editor?
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: What's your favorite CLI text editor?

I use nano here. I've really never seen the point in anything else unless you're actually writing code, in which case emacs and vi are I assume the best of breed. When I'm editing a text file (which is to say, a configuration file) I want to get into and out of it as efficiently and unencumbered-ly ...
by Portreve
Sun May 06, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation
Replies: 30
Views: 830

Re: Spectre and Meltdown: Next Generation

Security researchers have found 8 new security threats, currently named as Spectre Next Generation. Intel has currently classified 4 of them as high critical. One of them is able to break the borders of the system; this means, that an exploit, running in a virtual machine, can break its border and ...
by Portreve
Sun May 06, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

In some ways, it would... but I have no idea what that would look like. Also: many of us may not care all that much, while others do, but can't afford to pay what a Purism phone will cost. I know there are plenty of people out there who don't look beyond, say $50 - $200 (€42 - €167) Android phones....
by Portreve
Sun May 06, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Tutorial: Android without Google
Replies: 14
Views: 431

Re: Tutorial: Android without Google

Thank you for this tutorial. My concern is that this is not, fundamentally, a particularly clean approach to having a libre mobile environment. One has to, in essence, work around what is intended by the platform creator to be a part of the platform. I need the functionality I have on my phone. Glit...
by Portreve
Sun May 06, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: e-waste
Replies: 38
Views: 755

Re: e-waste

[thread tl;dr]

Ultimately, laws are laws, and this is why it's better to make use of resources which are inherently oriented towards promoting the public good and welfare.
by Portreve
Sat May 05, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: To All ProtonMail Users
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: To All ProtonMail Users

I recently posted about encrypted email, and I was wondering whether more people used Tutanota or Proton Mail. The thing is, you can try to insist all you like that you will only accept encrypted communication, but if everyone else just tunes you out and either doesn't bother, or just quits trying t...
by Portreve
Wed May 02, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Caution - A Virus Has Been Detected"
Replies: 20
Views: 734

Re: "Caution - A Virus Has Been Detected"

On those rare occasions when I deal with someone else's Windows-running computer, normally it's just Windows Defender or whatever it is called these days. I have no particular love for Symantec's or McAfee's or anyone else's invasive, intrusive, and generally problem-causing software. I'm so glad I ...
by Portreve
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Re: Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?

Thanks, folks. Yeah, that pretty much confirms what I was suspecting. It's kind of sad in a way, but it is what it is.

Whether it's email security, social media platforms, politics... if the people you're dealing with don't care themselves, then you're high and dry.
by Portreve
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?
Replies: 9
Views: 321

Secure Email: Have we reached a point of consensus?

I'm not looking for technical help or explanations, but I'm interested in hearing what, if any such system, you folks use. I'm also looking for broader input about if there's a larger discussion going on out there, and if we're heading towards any particular system. Many systems and solutions exist,...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 275

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

If that were true, then scripting languages would not exist. Scripting languages are perceived to be more flexible and are designed to be easily adapted to the circumstances. So scripting languages are actually not more flexible? They just exist because of perception? :wink: :lol: Come on, shawnhco...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 275

Scripted vs compiled programming languages

[ Below posts were split from What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in? and moved here. ] Is there a benefit to writing them using an interpreted language instead of a compiled one? I would think, as a non-programmer, that all software sound ideally be written in a compile-able l...
by Portreve
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Open source Winders!
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Open source Winders!

I already run a beautiful windowed operating system. Perhaps you've heard of it.

It's called Linux Mint.

😉

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