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by slipstick
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Smart" phones use and misuse.
Replies: 9
Views: 176

Re: "Smart" phones use and misuse.

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by slipstick
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: What are you using for backup these days?
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: What are you using for backup these days?

Timeshift for the system, Back-In-Time for my data. Once in a while (not very often) I make image backups of my partitions using Clonezilla.
by slipstick
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The most important question today
Replies: 9
Views: 397

Re: The most important question today

He may not make it off the reservation :lol:

Stuck in the smoke hole of our tipi
by slipstick
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Merry Christmas 2019!
Replies: 20
Views: 618

Re: Merry Christmas 2019!

Merry Christmas to all. For your amusement, here's the Tex-Mex version of "The Night Before Christmas" https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=120167#p663652 and for those with an off-beat sense of humor: Stuck in the smoke-hole of our teepee (scroll down to the comment by "Robin" for the ...
by slipstick
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Rank Newbie to Linux, Ancient Computer Geek
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Rank Newbie to Linux, Ancient Computer Geek

Hi daches, Welcome to the forum and the world of Linux. I'm a Rice grad, too - BA '68, MEE '69. My computer experience started at Rice, programming an IBM1620 in Fortran II and assembly. I also played with the Rice computer a little bit. I have some not so fond memories of paper tape (Rice computer)...
by slipstick
Wed Dec 18, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift Configuration
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Timeshift Configuration

blueocean wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:26 pm
"Shoot yourself in the foot..." I like that :lol:
It's not like a DUI where you might kill some innocent. Advisories should be enough - the old saying, "A word to the wise is sufficient".
Speaking of shooting yourself in the foot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxWWJaTEdD0
by slipstick
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Crypto.com app.
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Crypto.com app.

You might be interested in this Amazon Prime video 6 part series - "Next: Blockchain". It's about applications of blockchain in general, but lots of stuff about cryptocurrencies. The talk from some of the initiators of cryptocurrencies about "cutting the chives" (fleecing the suckers) killed what li...
by slipstick
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Only in Texas....

I've added a few more pics of the tornado damage to the twin office buildings a block from my house. One building has major damage, the other building, no more than 100 meters away, has no visible damage!
https://postimg.cc/gallery/1tozziz00/
by slipstick
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Only in Texas....
Replies: 17
Views: 1541

Re: Only in Texas....

Ok, I know I live in Texas, but at times I get tired of the three seasons we have here: Summer, Still Summer, and About to be Summer. You forgot about tornado season! Although October is not normally tornado season, I did get hit in the Dallas tornado a couple of weeks ago. I just had some roof dam...
by slipstick
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

For anyone interested, the program airs tonight in the USA - 8:00 Eastern, 7:00 Central. Two hours.
by slipstick
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Separate /home for personal files?
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Separate /home for personal files?

pbear wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:24 am
Also, if you're an email hoarder and plan to use Thunderbird, those also go on the home partition (don't know whether can be sent to data, but assume it's an option).
My TB and FF profiles are on my Data partition.
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=275765&start=40#p1514237
by slipstick
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Cannot delete Timeshift snapshots to free up space
Replies: 40
Views: 1100

Re: Cannot delete Timeshift snapshots to free up space

That's also incorrect, and it feels like more than semantics to me, considering Timeshift creates nothing but snapshots, there is no "mini repo" or anything else. On the other hand, slipstick 's post you based yours on is correct, with only one semantically objectionable part that likely has create...
by slipstick
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Being Continually Dismissed in the Linux Mint Help Chat
Replies: 21
Views: 633

Re: Being Continually Dismissed in the Linux Mint Help Chat

Dave - sorry you had such a bad experience. I have never tried using the chat, as I have found the solution to my problems here on this forum. I have found the people here to be quite friendly and helpful. In fact, I have seen some of the experts here spend huge amounts of time helping newbies with ...
by slipstick
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

"Amelia Earhart search crew shares personal theories on her disappearance"
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/cult ... eflection/
by slipstick
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

Looks like the expedition is over - Nautilus has left the island, heading southeast, I think returning to Samoa. I really wonder if they found anything (or if they can keep it secret until October.
by slipstick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

New post on Nat. Geo. site about the giant coconut crabs on Nikumaroro Island. "King thinks it’s likely that Earhart perished on the island as a castaway. After she died, the crabs consumed her body and dragged her bones into their burrows—except of course for the thirteen that Gallagher discovered....
by slipstick
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

An interesting insight into how Bob Ballard got involved in this in 2012: https://tighar.org/smf/index.php/topic,2077.msg43180.html#msg43180 For more info. on the mistakes, miscommunications, and lack of proper preparation that led to Amelia's inability to find Howland Island or to hear radio transm...
by slipstick
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1724

Re: What happened to Amelia Earhart ?

An update from National Geographic:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/e ... ar-AAFHs67

An article about the search from the New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/scie ... llard.html

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