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by Portreve
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello, I'm Zach. I also have some questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Re: Hello, I'm Zach. I also have some questions.

Hello everyone, I am zach Hello from Sunny(ish) S.W. Florida! I believe JoeFootball gave pretty good direct answers to your questions (at least, as directly as they likely can be answered) so I won't try to repeat any of that. And, as you're not a brand new user of GNU+Linux, that also rules out ce...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...

I just want a phone - and Internet - that works and stays the heck out of my life - is that too much to ask? No. No it isn't. More and more I'm thinking the only thing to do is to buy a Librem phone from Purism and bite the bullet and buy the kind of GPS that Moem has which can be updated without h...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...

The big tech companies are out of control. But we have nobody to blame but ourselves. I will never understand how people can sacrifice privacy over a few "cool" gadgets. I agree completely. Our ignorance and apathy is just as likely going to get us all killed as their greed and lust for power. I ju...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...

I guess Apple wants to catch up to Google. I didn't realize the scope of what you just said until I read this: c|net: Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine To wit: According to the report, the so-called Dragonfly search engine would require Chinese citizens to ...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 17
Views: 581

Re: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else

An australian woman wrote a book on AI and how a poor algorithm denied her a loan even though she was an ideal person to receive one. Basically we are placed in categories and through correlation (rather than something we have actually done) we can be denied access to services of even fair treatmen...
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Funny memes about Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 579

Re: Funny memes about Linux

Moem wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:08 pm
Linux users when asked what antivirus they use.
That's about right, Moem. That's my reaction, anyway.
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to Crash Your Hard Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Time to Crash Your Hard Drive

What does this have to do with a hard drive crash?
by Portreve
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...
Replies: 11
Views: 213

Re: Apple to give users "Trust" ratings ...

This sounds eerily similar to China's new social credit thing.
by Portreve
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Dogs...wonderful
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Dogs...wonderful

My feline overlord won't let me have pets of my own. :(
by Portreve
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Language learning
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Language learning

The late polyglot and alternative language teaching method master Michel Thomas has an audio course for several different languages. I've used his on and off for German, and I cannot recommend him highly enough. I'm really not a fan of immersion as an initial instruction method, which is why I am op...
by Portreve
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1408

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

I will add, as a hobbyist and nothing more, that if you company just upgraded from XP long after it went out of support then that does not seem prudent either - cheap maybe . . . Oh, that's not the half of it. :wink: I really can't say but that is what occurs to me - again I admit I am way out of m...
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1408

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

BTW, look at what happened when a couple of guys in Houston tried to install Linux Mint 19!

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by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Android 8 power management kills apps [solved]
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Android 8 power management kills apps

"Don't Optimize" I believe should be the option you're looking for.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Hello from Scotland.

Welcome to Linux Mint from the land of beaches, palm trees, the Mouse, and Pads 39A and B. Oh, and people eating bath salts. :lol:
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Just say NO to Mint19
Replies: 43
Views: 1408

Re: Just say NO to Mint19

Four big red flags here from a "computer professional." 1.) The upgrade deal - I don't know anyone who has been around linux Mint for any length of time that doesn't think that is a bad idea. 2.) Going to a new version in a commercial environment before and adequate soak to wring out bugs etc. - I ...
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Distro Hopping
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Distro Hopping

There have been a few for me over the years (though LM is my daily driver). Fedora, Solus, KDE Neon... they're all different and cool.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Jazz anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 141

Re: Jazz anyone?

I'm not a musician, but I love listening to jazz.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux 0.01
Replies: 9
Views: 330

Re: Linux 0.01

deepakdeshp wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 am
That's interesting.
Is there a Linux history any place?
You might also want to watch Revolution OS which contains interviews with many of the key initial players.
by Portreve
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 28
Views: 650

Re: Just when you think Google can't get worse

Pre-Snowden I think many of us were in an ignorant bliss, not thinking of the negative side of the Internet, and not dreaming governments and businesses were hoovering up every bit of our Internet activity. The pre-Snowden (and, I'd also argue, pre-Manning and pre-WikiLeaks) world had some signs po...
by Portreve
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What do you use as a Downloader?
Replies: 16
Views: 304

Re: What do you use as a Downloader?

The more that something like stable high speed broadband Internet service becomes a standard public utility (like electricity, water and sewer, telephones, etc.) the more that younger generation will simply not put up with lack of services. I don't really know how that's ultimately going to manifest...

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