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by KBD47
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

Dweb...? as in: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/08/decentralisation-next-big-step-for-the-world-wide-web-dweb-data-internet-censorship-brewster-kahle I like that idea in principle, and I hope they can get it to work right. Lots of potential problems, like it becoming just another da...
by KBD47
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

I think the only solution for Google is to be completely broken up. They can't be trusted and they are too big and too powerful: Google Inc. told lawmakers it continues to allow other companies to scan and share data from Gmail accounts, responding to questions raised on Capitol Hill about privacy a...
by KBD47
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

Somewhat related:
Protonmail is taking aim at Google
https://www.inverse.com/article/49041-p ... -interview
by KBD47
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

The technology world used to be fun and exciting because it was enthusiast-driven. Of course, it wasn't perfect (lack of standards, lack of interoperability, platform wars, etc.) but at least you didn't have corporations out for absolute control over everyone, and you certainly didn't have companie...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

Even worse, Google was found to manipulate search results here in the USA especially political searches during the election. That is something I have been thinking about. No matter your party or choice of candidate--Google has the power to shift votes based upon search results to candidates that fa...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

cat, maybe it is one of those things where it must get worse before it gets better. Good luck with your book. 5 years ago Google seemed like a much better company. Back then they dropped China like a hot rock. Today they have not only cozied up, they want to be Big Brother for China's leaders. This...
by KBD47
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

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

cat, maybe it is one of those things where it must get worse before it gets better. Good luck with your book. 5 years ago Google seemed like a much better company. Back then they dropped China like a hot rock. Today they have not only cozied up, they want to be Big Brother for China's leaders. This ...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Just when you think Google can't get worse
Replies: 21
Views: 514

Just when you think Google can't get worse

Google built a prototype of a censored search engine for China that links users’ searches to their personal phone numbers, thus making it easier for the Chinese government to monitor people’s queries, The Intercept can reveal. https://theintercept.com/2018/09/14/google-china-prototype-links-searche...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

rui no onna wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:10 pm

Thanks. Just placed my order for the 32GB thumb drive. At most, I'll use 10GB for personal data but more likely than not, it'll be closer to 5GB. Pure text ebooks tend to be pretty small.
Let us know how it works out.
by KBD47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What we owe to microsoft and apple...
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: What we owe to microsoft and apple...

Disgust and frustration with Windows has driven many people to Linux--so there is that :)
Apple's overpriced software and hardware have also driven people to Linux--so again, thanks Apple :)
by KBD47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mozilla co-founder's Brave files adtech complaint against Google
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Mozilla co-founder's Brave files adtech complaint against Google

I have no sympathy for Google. They gotten more and more into grabbing all the info they can from everyone. Their latest deal with Mastercard of secretly gathering info was just too much. I've dropped Chrome and Google search for good. Be careful if you use Startpage on Chrome because Google is stil...
by KBD47
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [Solved] USB full install - 32GB enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: USB full install - 32GB enough?

I've done this for ages. I just put everything on a single ext 4 partition. 32 gb is fine if you are not adding tons of files. Probably 5-6 gb after installing Mint, with over 20 gb left or updates and a few files.
by KBD47
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 45
Views: 759

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

this is of great interest to me personally since i also use startpage, but i have it strapped to the opensource chromium browser, not proprietory Google Chrome browser...you mentioned that you..."deleted all my Google activity"...so my question would be, do you still have a google acct. such as gma...
by KBD47
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 45
Views: 759

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Question for you folks: I just went and deleted all my Google activity and was surprised to see all my Startpage searches were listed there. That kind of undoes the entire reason for using Startpage search. I'm wondering if they had that because I had searched within Chrome and they just scarf up th...
by KBD47
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 17
Views: 534

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

Because, you know, government workers and agencies are completely reliable, above reproach, would never accept a bribe, or otherwise possibly become corruptible or misuse such control. /s

When any government gets control of encryption that encryption is DOA--completely useless.
by KBD47
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Will Debian provide security updates after LMDE2's end of support after January 2019?
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: Will Debian provide security updates after LMDE2's end of support after January 2019?

Will the OP need to disable Mint repositories after Mint support ends to avoid getting errors during updates?
by KBD47
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail account stays signed in despite clearing browsing history and shutting off computer since moving to Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 314

Re: Gmail account stays signed in despite clearing browsing history and shutting off computer since moving to Linux

Under advanced settings the default is for Chrome to stay on all the time, even when it's off. Untick that setting. Google is like a parasite you just can't get rid of. Can't find it. Which one is it? Under: Settings, Advanced, System, "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed"
by KBD47
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Wireless
Topic: Forgive the repost concerning ThinkPad 11e
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Forgive the repost concerning ThinkPad 11e

Thanks for your reply. The wifi switch, F8, doesn't do anything in Mint 19. I was able to connect to wifi and the internet and then toggle the F8 key ON and OFF using the Windows 10 OS the ThinkPad came with. I then installed Mint 19 replacing Win10. Glad it worked out. My Thinkpads are probably ol...
by KBD47
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail account stays signed in despite clearing browsing history and shutting off computer since moving to Linux
Replies: 23
Views: 314

Re: Gmail account stays signed in despite clearing browsing history and shutting off computer since moving to Linux

Under advanced settings the default is for Chrome to stay on all the time, even when it's off. Untick that setting.
Google is like a parasite you just can't get rid of.
by KBD47
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Linux Mint eventually support Arm?
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Will Linux Mint eventually support Arm?

Aren't a lot of the newer Chromebooks now running on Arm? Also Windows is moving in that direction. Linux will have to follow to keep up with the newer hardware built for longer battery life. Thought this article was very interesting: We tend to think of ARM processors as something you only use when...

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