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by Faust
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: [Resolved...sort of...]Finally had an Arch Moment with Mint
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Finally had an Arch Moment with Mint

Actually, it wasn't Mint causing the issue... I used Systemback to make a clone of my 17.3 install that ran flawlessly for a few years, ....... I feel the same as yourself regarding my beloved 17.3 system . I made a clone of it with Clonezilla and it runs perfectly . I've never used Systemback so c...
by Faust
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: the forum's advanced search GUI is implemented WRONG
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: the forum's advanced search GUI is implemented WRONG

"UNFORTUNATELY I WILL NO LONGER BE PARTICIPATING IN THE LINUX MINT FORUM DUE TO DISHONESTY, TROLLING, AND SABOTAGE BY CERTAIN FORUM MODERATORS."

That is one of the strangest things I have ever read on here !

Leaving aside the self-contradictory nature of the statement , for whom is it unfortunate ?
by Faust
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined
Replies: 21
Views: 574

Re: Kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole redefined

You must have skipped chemistry in school. In chemistry, mole is a unit for the amount of a substance. ....... That's about the size of it . It's a method for specifying the number of units of a substance present ( be they molecules , atoms , ions ) without getting involved with the specific weight...
by Faust
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: high quality audio on linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: high quality audio on linuxmint

Has anybody tried running these systems ? http://www.runeaudio.com/about/ https://www.ap-linux.com/about/ Both being Arch based is going to keep me from trying them for the next few decades. I mean, look at the install instructions for APLinux! Not only do I not fully understand too many commands j...
by Faust
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I am tired and I want to go to bed...
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: I am tired and I want to go to bed...

..... The problem is that now it is getting colder during winter, my matress gets harder, because it reacts to temperature. The colder it gets, the harder the matrass gets, the worse I feel after one night sleep. ..... Try this :- boot the mattress , open a terminal and post the results of inxi -Fx...
by Faust
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: high quality audio on linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: high quality audio on linuxmint

Good audio quality? What does this have to do with computers? If you're not getting a clean signal from the source, everything. .... .... The truth is that at least 90% of your sound quality comes from 3 things. The source (ie. the recording quality and getting a clean signal), the speakers, and th...
by Faust
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: high quality audio on linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 686

Re: high quality audio on linuxmint

Hi- When I was using Win7 I set up my music using a JRiver as the music player. It sounded much better than the Windows Media Player. Now using Linuxmint 19 and 17.3 before that I've been unable to get the quality of sound I like. I play the music through a good quality amplifier/DAC unit and exter...
by Faust
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 98
Views: 3263

Re: Well I give up

...... The first part of the solution is to work out the n-body problem for the Sun. For this, you will need to apply Newton’s law of gravity to every particle in the Sun to calculate a net force, followed by the application of Newton's second law of motion. ...... Nah .... I'm not having any of th...
by Faust
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Well I give up
Replies: 98
Views: 3263

Re: Well I give up

I have travelled 35629424162.9 miles in my lifetime From your .sig. Does that include your partial trip around the outer edges of the galaxy, and does it include the up and down motion of the solar system in relation to the centre of the galaxy? If not, your calculations are a bit off. Is that the ...
by Faust
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

Fair comments all . I'm assuming that those 3 solutions you suggested have the correct letter count ( I'm too lazy to do it ) , but now we introduce hyphens into a riddle that was already a bit murky from the start .... :) (re. ambiguities ) BTW - I did wonder if some grammar " enthusiast " might ni...
by Faust
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

The letter count is a number , "seventy three " is the text for a number , proceed accordingly Heh, I had considered that when you said misdirection in the previous hint, but I cannot say it made sense to me so I'll only reluctantly say 71 but if it's correct then I say "I don't get it" at the same...
by Faust
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

12 No 30 No .... a distant memory from exams at school ? " Show your workings in the margin " :D So your hint is ".... in a while" or you will give another hint in a while? I am a simple minded person, this ambiguity is killing me. :lol: ;) No , "in a while" is NOT the hint ..... :) This is the hint...
by Faust
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:55 am
.....
I don't have the answer though. ;)
I'll give another hint ....
.... in a while :wink:
by Faust
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

I'm convinced that there is some sort of connection between the ability to solve these things quickly and being able to write neat , efficient and compact code ...... [ discuss and debate - :) ] I like how nobody is actually discussing and/or debating this. ;) Yes , I was hoping for a lively discus...
by Faust
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Re: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

Hoser Rob wrote: Cool, you actually got the point of that bit. Few do. I guess I'm one of the many who don't. How do you arrive at 42? 42 is generally correct of course , in that it's the universal answer to everything ( as all galactic hitch-hikers know :) ) But this case is an exception to that ....
by Faust
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .
Replies: 48
Views: 667

Puzzles , logic and lateral thinking .

I'm convinced that there is some sort of connection between the ability to solve these things quickly and being able to write neat , efficient and compact code ...... [ discuss and debate - :) ] I can't code like that ...... I write mess , and if it looks like it's going to work , I tart it up and s...
by Faust
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 637

Re: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal

...... I finally have overcome my fear of the terminal. ..... My first lesson with the Linux Command Line PDF was a warning NOT to use spaces in filenames. That is a habit I had copied from Windows. I now understand why it is better not to use spaces. It may seem like a little thing, but knowledge ...
by Faust
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Top Linux Distros (based on Netcraft toolbar)
Replies: 20
Views: 787

Re: Top Linux Distros

...... So not a very representative sample and given the nature of their business likely skewed towards those with an interest in security/hacking etc - hence the prominence of Kali in the results. ..... I was about to mention skewing and the "bling" factor , ie. what is currently getting public at...
by Faust
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Screen flicker and tearing
Replies: 38
Views: 1359

Re: Screen flicker and tearing

I've never experienced " tearing " on any hardware / OS combination but it always makes me curious ....

Is that pronounced as in tear from the eyes , or as in tear a piece of paper ?
by Faust
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [Solved] Mint 19 Clonezilla failed
Replies: 13
Views: 335

Re: Mint 19 Clonezilla failed

Excellent stuff - thanks for posting ! I've just checked my version and it's 2.4.2-10 , so I'll grab the updated version right now . It has never put a foot wrong ( so far ) but I haven't needed to try it with Mint19 , mainly because I'm still trying hard to like 19 enough to bother using it :D You ...

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