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by Jamesc359
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Error Starting Steam [SOLVED]
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Error Starting Steam [SOLVED]

Edit: Solved The other day Steam updated and ever since I can't get it to start. At least I think that's what caused the problem. Recently I've upgraded my video card from an NVidia GT730, but Steam was working after that. Even more recently I installed vdpau drivers for my graphics card, but I don...
by Jamesc359
Sun May 29, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: Can a router's "Broadband MAC Address" be used to access it on the web?
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Re: Can a router's "Broadband MAC Address" be used to access it on the web?

If I'm reading your question correctly, the answer is no. Hardware addresses (MAC Address) are only viable on the local area network. There are services that can track your changing IP address and redirect any requests. Most of them are paid, but I do believe there's at least one out there that is f...
by Jamesc359
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Problem computer freezes
Replies: 5
Views: 371

Re: Problem computer freezes

Hold down (right) shift when you boot and you should find yourself at your grub menu, from there you can select memtest86+ to run an exhaustive test on your memory. You're going to want to let it run for a while. When I was having sporadic memory issues it didn't crop up until it had been running fo...
by Jamesc359
Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Video rotate 90 degrees, no crop, and save ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: Video rotate 90 degrees, no crop, and save ?

Clockwise
avconv -i <inputvideo> -vf "transpose=1" <outputvideo>

Counter Clockwise
avconv -i <inputvideo> -vf "transpose=2" <outputvideo>
by Jamesc359
Sat Jul 18, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: clear bash history on logout, not [solved]
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: clear bash history on logout, not

Nope, that's wrong. A simple chown should fix your problem.

sudo chown mark:mark .bash_history
by Jamesc359
Mon Feb 16, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: Advice needed on programming
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Advice needed on programming

C vs Python - do you know C? There's nothing wrong with learning how to write C, but simultaneously there's nothing wrong with using Python. Although at this point in time you'll probably want to use Python 3.4+. If you were shipping a program that required a lot of calculations or etc. then C would...
by Jamesc359
Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Opinions on hand-me-down hardware.
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Opinions on hand-me-down hardware.

It seems you need physical access to the machine in order to retrieve the information from the logger. They also make a wireless keylogger. https://www.keelog.com/hardware_keylogger.html Anybody that's handy with a soldering iron could easily remove it from it's case and solder the keyboard's wires...
by Jamesc359
Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Opinions on hand-me-down hardware.
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Opinions on hand-me-down hardware.

I hate to make you all paranoid, but a quick Google search and I found this. You don't even need to whip out the soldering iron. :lol:
https://www.keelog.com/hardware_keyboard_logger.html
by Jamesc359
Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Opinions on hand-me-down hardware.
Replies: 14
Views: 1259

Re: Opinions on hand-me-down hardware.

The likelihood that anybody would go to such lengths to spy on you is extremely slim. In fact the whole notion is something you'd expect from a governments intelligence agency, not your next door neighbor. Not only is it expensive and time consuming, it's also potentially risky to leave behind physi...
by Jamesc359
Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 10 is worse than 8
Replies: 84
Views: 10884

Re: Windows 10 is worse than 8

I managed to get the beta to install, but I have to say it still has quite a few issues. For example during startup sometimes it'll freeze for no apparent reason. Another issue is that Scroll Lock doesn't work, it's as if it's completely missing. Some people might not see this as a big deal and if S...
by Jamesc359
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Gaming on Linux Mint
Topic: What games did you get from Steam Sale Deals?
Replies: 7
Views: 1442

Re: What games did you get from Steam Sale Deals?

I'm still waiting for Counter Strike GO to go on Flash Sale. But I doubt it because CS is popular as it is. I am hoping it goes down for $5 or something. Don't hold your breath. Ever since the first few sales where hackers bought & hoarded large quantities the community as a whole has been very voc...
by Jamesc359
Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: SED or AWK to move character to end of line
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: SED or AWK to move character to end of line

Jamesc359, that works just great! I used the 2nd option, thanks for giving me choices! Your Welcome. :) I wasn't able to find a way to make python edit files in place, so I did a simple workaround using mv. Please let me know if there's a formal way to edit files in place with python! :D relocatesc...
by Jamesc359
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: SED or AWK to move character to end of line
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: SED or AWK to move character to end of line

I never cared for SED or AWK because I'm too lazy to learn them. :lol: Python is a very powerful language that's capable of doing almost anything imaginable. Did you want the hyphens to come in order? e.g. W-ord=-3 would become Word3-=- or would you prefer it to be Word3--= ? This will spit them out...
by Jamesc359
Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: SED or AWK to move character to end of line
Replies: 5
Views: 990

Re: SED or AWK to move character to end of line

Neither, I'd use Python. Admittedly I don't care for SED or AWK... Save this to a file, make it executable (chmod +x <filename>) and run it like so; scriptname < infile.txt > outfile.txt #!/usr/bin/env python from sys import stdout, stdin, stderr data = stdin.read() numbers = [chr(n) for n in range(...
by Jamesc359
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Restore old Firefox data after using mint backup and restore
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Restore old Firefox data after using mint backup and res

How comfortable are you in performing a little surgery? What you need to do is open up ~/.mozilla/firefox/ inside you'll see a folder with a bunch of random characters at the beginning and it'll end with .default. Open that directory and delete the contents. You should make a backup somewhere first ...
by Jamesc359
Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Restore old Firefox data after using mint backup and restore
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Restore old Firefox data after using mint backup and res

All of Firefox's settings are stored in a folder named ~/.mozilla/ inside this folder is two more folders extensions and firefox. You should verify that your backup has this same structure. Assuming it does you can simply replace the ~/.mozilla directory with the one from your desktop. Be sure to ba...
by Jamesc359
Wed Nov 26, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good hardware for normal office use?
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Good hardware for nomral office use?

I'd advise against getting a PSU/Case combo. The power supplies are almost always garbage. I recommend getting something from Seasonic, Corsair, Antec, FSP, EVGA and sometimes Rosewill. WD Black hard drives are nice, but their blue line is a reliable and budget friendly solution. Have you considered...
by Jamesc359
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:08 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Which cable should I get? (USB 2.0 or 3.0, for external HDD
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Which cable should I get? (USB 2.0 or 3.0, for external

Ok, so when you've got a usb2.0 laptop, and a usb3.0 drive, you could use either a 2.0 or a 3.0usb cable? (obviously, speeds will be the same because the usb ports on laptop are 2.0 - is that correct?) Yes, and yes it will operate at whichever speed is the slowest. As far as price differences, i ha...
by Jamesc359
Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: [Solved] Run multiple scripts simultaneously from within...
Replies: 2
Views: 768

Re: Run multiple scripts simultaneously from within a script

cd /.local/share/applications
"./run this.sh" & "./run this also.sh"

and if you want to do it all in one go
cd /.local/share/applications; "./run this.sh" & "./run this also.sh"

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