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by Faust
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: How to Spoil the Stew, and guarantee a new user will never come back

It may come across as harsh , but some forums have a low tolerance for endless questions on topics that have previously been answered in detail . There may be little patience for newcomers who want "hand-holding " and who have not even bothered to search the forum for the answers they so urgently wa...
by Faust
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?
Replies: 54
Views: 1055

Re: Poll: are forums password requirements too complicated?

Is it just me , or has this become the silliest thread in some time ? And there have been some strong contenders for that dubious accolade recently . Example :- the member who posted about searching for a secure browser , then argued against all the sound advice given ..... Edit : @jimallyn I don't ...
by Faust
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: ‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else
Replies: 31
Views: 1144

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

Maybe we should all encrypt everything. How long do you think it will be before they start torturing people to get the password to their encrypted stuff? That notion has been around for some time in " certain circles " It's known as "Rubber-Hose Cryptanalysis" https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives...
by Faust
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: TOO much complicated (passwd )...
Replies: 19
Views: 483

Re: TOO much complicated (passwd )...

This " issue " never even crossed my mind until I read this topic . I'm a member on many tech forums , and from memory , most of them require a PW with at least " the basic mix " ie. Upper and lower case characters and some digits and special characters thrown in . There's something to be said for u...
by Faust
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Linux Mint eventually support Arm?
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: Will Linux Mint eventually support Arm?

...... It may well be well off in the distance but is it improbable that we might eventually see an Arm-based Linux Mint? I don't see why not , it seems perfectly feasible . Debian ( in the form of Raspbian ) runs beautifully on my ARM quad-core Raspberry Pis . SoC: Broadcom BCM2837 CPU: 4× ARM Cor...
by Faust
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Craziest Tech Support Problems or Descriptions You've Heard
Replies: 18
Views: 489

Re: Craziest Tech Support Problems or Descriptions You've Heard

..... i didn't like the company they were more interested in quantity calls instead of quality service. ...... Been there , done that ( many times , as a contractor ) ..... they are in the "Gigs from Hell " category . Those types of company don't value their customers , and much less their staff . ...
by Faust
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: <SOLVED> Spying in Mint?
Replies: 44
Views: 1385

Re: Spying in Mint?

Pjotr wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:50 am
OMG, systemd is phoning home! :lol:

Let's not start that one off again ....
..... and please don't use the "s" word , especially not on a Sunday ..... :lol:

Not so much a system problem , much more of a Wireshark interpretation problem ....
.... how unusual !
by Faust
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BleachBit - As "Normal User" or "Administrator"
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: BleachBit - As "Normal User" or "Administrator"

What he said ^^ But I would add : - [*3] MORE Experienced user: Someone who doesn't need to fix the mess that BleachBit has the potential to create , because no mess was made . When BleachBit starts , the user sees a list of functions ( options ) with check boxes . Some of these are checked already ...
by Faust
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi from UK
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: Hi from UK

Welcome to the Forum . It pleases me when I hear that an old but still perfectly usable machine gets a new lease on life from Linux . It's a tragedy that so much tech goes to landfill dumps these days ..... and why ? .... it's not the latest model ? ..... it has no Bling status ? You got a double bo...
by Faust
Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !

Not nearly enough credit is given to this quiet genius . Almost every project he was involved with became the most powerful computer of it's time , starting in the sixties , from the CDC 6600 to the Cray-1 , Cray Y-MP and finally the Cray-4 . He more or less invented and built the practical super-co...
by Faust
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Happy 25th to Debian!
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Happy 25th to Debian!

The most rock-solid stability of any OS I ever came across .

Still using it and still loving it , although mostly in the form of Raspbian these days .

RIP Ian Murdock .
Taken from us too soon , but what a wonderful legacy to leave !
by Faust
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

..... Is it possible BSD is seeing a need to have something similar to systemd in their OSs? The speaker in that presentation appears to be suggesting exactly that , but I think it's safe bet that they won't be naming it anything like the "s" word :lol: I did a search just now but can't find any sp...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Catweazel - over and out
Replies: 72
Views: 2937

Re: Catweazel - over and out

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:14 am
..... I wonder what's it like in the other Germanic language that influenced English: Danish?
Norse , that would be my guess .
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

no rambo...catweazel is our officially declared, (affectionately so by MOEM), our official "Curmudgeon in Chief"...since im about 20 yrs younger than he, i am merely the Curmudgeon in training...lol...DAMIEN I don't want to rain on anyone's parade , but nobody seems to have noticed that we already ...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

..... So, Systemd may be a good direction for Linux but bad for independent-minded Linux developers who have a propensity to go off-the-beaten-path to create new Linux-forks at the drop of a hat. Some Linux developers dream to be the next Linus Torvald or Andy Rubin or Larry Page/Sergey Brin. .... ...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What Standard Tweaks and apps do you always add to a fresh OS install?
Replies: 29
Views: 1136

Re: What Standard Tweaks and apps do you always add to a fresh OS install?

I've known for a long while that it's a kind of generic menu icon, and there's one right here in Waterfox , but it's only recently that I heard a friend's kids saying " Click on the Hamburger " . I thought they were ordering take-away .... :lol: ...... I guess the devs could argue correctly that a s...
by Faust
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd
Replies: 21
Views: 534

Re: BSDCan 2018: The Tragedy of systemd

And away we go ....

Again with the systemd !

On this forum and others , the mere mention of it's name is like tossing an incendiary bomb into a gas station - :mrgreen:

Put's me in mind of :-
" What have the Romans ever done for us ? "
by Faust
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time for a little bit of reading!
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Time for a little bit of reading!

Ethylene is produced naturally by fruits , in relatively small amounts , as a natural part of the ripening process . Cherries and blueberries produce very little , compared to apples and pears . Ethanol ( ethyl alcohol ) , by comparison , is produced in large amounts as fruits decompose and ferment ...
by Faust
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: network card
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: network card

chazb wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:06 am
.....
On another note , where did you get that wild profile picture?
And a follow-up question ....
How close is the physical resemblance ?
:lol:
by Faust
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: When a "trivial" bug becomes lethal .
Replies: 2
Views: 247

When a "trivial" bug becomes lethal .

I saw this on Hacker News today .

Radiotherapy machine runs out of control with disastrous consequences

https://blog.bugsnag.com/bug-day-race-c ... therac-25/

Bad coding , poor testing and inadequate training of end-users of the system .
A very sorry tale indeed , and a salutary lesson !

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