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by Portreve
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 47
Views: 746

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

I don't know if I have a "rule" to add to this discussion, but rather the following is an observational opinion. Like it, hate it, or treat it with indifference if you like. Not everyone should have a computer, regardless of how this may affect them in their ability to function in modern society. Pe...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 11
Views: 223

Re: older cannon scanners

Back in the day, I used to use flatbed scanners quite a lot because I worked in the graphic design and desktop publishing world. In fact, I owned three myself: a Mustek unit which was a three-pass unit (basically, a grayscale scanner with three different color filters used on three successive passes...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Happy 25th to Debian!
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

When I had a file server up and running, I used Debian on it. Debian is known for being a little out-of-date because they value stability and well-tested-ness over anything else. Debian is also known for having releases for just about every kind of hardware platform, and my file server was a G4 Mac ...
by Portreve
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Nerve of some after being rescued
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: The Nerve of some after being rescued

That article seems like a real cheep shot to me.
by Portreve
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win10 over-rode my settings to prevent Updates
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Win10 over-rode my settings to prevent Updates

We need — desperately need — replacements for the big titles currently available for Mac OS X and Windows because there's no point in presenting Windows users with an alternative platform if what they need to do is not represented on it. so - what Big Title Replacements - are you thinking of ?. :) ...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win10 over-rode my settings to prevent Updates
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Win10 over-rode my settings to prevent Updates

This situation should be the perfect opportunity to get more people off of Windows. I'll revisit the subject of another thread here: What software would you like to see available for GNU+Linux? We need — desperately need — replacements for the big titles currently available for Mac OS X and Windows ...
by Portreve
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Google is STILL tracking you — here's how to limit it
Replies: 17
Views: 393

Re: Google is STILL tracking you — here's how to limit it

Why not just cat a spell of annul nethrack on Google and roll for damages?
by Portreve
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Retro text advetures and similar - how to?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Retro text advetures and similar - how to?

What might be fun here, I think, would be to have a "live" text based adventure game, with a designated group of us as contributors, and then anyone who wants can be a player.

I think we can come up with just as interesting a game as any software designer.
by Portreve
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The funniest thread
Replies: 13
Views: 278

Re: The funniest thread

Why do elephants paint their toenails red?

So they can hide in trees.

......

What is the loudest sound in a forest?

Gorillas picking cherries.
by Portreve
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: New Dropbox System Requirements
Replies: 19
Views: 403

Re: New Dropbox System Requirements

I don't host anything in the cloud.

Were I to have some future need to do so, it would all be as encrypted archive files. I don't know why people are, frankly, stupid enough to do this some other way and thereby leave their own security responsibility up to someone else.
by Portreve
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses

While I admit I have not kept up with all the latest alliterative names Canonical has foisted upon their distro, that's not the problem. This is really more the community's problem. I mean, if I can do a Google search for bionic + software and what I get contains not even a whiff of references to Ub...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux
Replies: 27
Views: 1146

Re: Best Youtube (and others) videos about Linux

The truth is that I don't know of any GNU+Linux-related videos which are good for total newbies. This fact brings up an interesting (I think, anyhow) point: if we're going to sit here and talk about videos, we need to first talk about demographics. Question 1: WHO is our target demographic? It sound...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2289

Re: Catweazel - over and out

We never got that one here in the States (at least not that I've ever seen...) but I figured it had to be some kind of Brit TV program...:D A 70's classic - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catweazle Episode 1 - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4362wk It's quite cool. BTW, what particular dialect of...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time for a little bit of reading!
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Time for a little bit of reading!

Not specifically on this subject, but related in the "extreme planet phenomenon" sense, Jupiter has no clear delineation between gaseous atmosphere and solid surface. In fact, there is enough gravity that there exists metallic hydrogen. That is, a solid metal state of hydrogen.
by Portreve
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses

smurphos wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:29 am
Bionic (Beaver) is the codename for Ubuntu 18.04 in this context.
Ooooh. Ok. That can be a bit confusing, can't it?
by Portreve
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: KDE Neon on Bionic progresses

Life is full of interesting coincidences. I had not seen this thread. The other day, having been reading elsewhere on LMF and other places about the recent state of KDE Neon, I decided to burn their latest to a flash drive and test it out on my system. Having done so last night, I thought in coming ...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Rain Finally
Replies: 30
Views: 529

Re: Rain Finally

The southeastern quadrant of the U.S., particularly Florida, has been getting a fair amount of rain. I've never really understood why governments insist they cannot go the desalinization route. Australia always seems to be at least somewhat short on water. California could certainly use large quanti...
by Portreve
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift. Oh dear.
Replies: 59
Views: 800

Re: Timeshift. Oh dear.

Actually, Time Shift is decidedly not like Apple's Time Machine because it by design does not back up a user's data.

I've honestly never read up on how to restore from a Time Shift backup. I suppose I should at some point.
by Portreve
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 158
Views: 4564

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

So, if this were an academic-type community where a political topic was raised strictly for intellectual consideration, reflection, and debate, that would be one thing. However, you have to literally be amongst academics in order for such an environment to exist. Mods, back me up here: I've never ye...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Thankless Job of Moderator
Replies: 17
Views: 294

Re: Thankless Job of Moderator

I've been a moderator in a Facebook group and a couple message boards a long time ago, and I would never, ever take that job again.

Definite kudos to all the mods here.

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