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by Faust
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: high quality audio on linuxmint
Replies: 12
Views: 814

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: 814

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: 3545

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: 3545

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 839

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: 735

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: 855

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: 1460

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: 377

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 ...
by Faust
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: (solved) Wifi
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Wifi

GPhilips wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 pm
Hi. I have installed Kali Linux and I started playing .....
..... Hmmm

To get out of monitor mode , open a terminal and copy/type

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sudo service network-manager restart
by Faust
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 174
Views: 9301

Re: When did you come to Linux?

..... -- Microsoft hardware! I'd kinda figured MS hardware would be the safest from Windows incompatibilities or whatever it is. Really ? You surprise me .... You always come across as very smart :lol: ....... but joking aside , let's not delude ourselves about MS . "The Bork " does not discriminat...
by Faust
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Wireless
Topic: [SOLVED]Using external antenna on router
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: [SOLVED]Using external antenna on router

Just a side note -
You can make an effective directional wifi antenna out of the tube that a well-known brand of "pseudo potato chips" comes in .

The tube is already lined in foil , has a metal base and is pretty much the right diameter !
Google will surely locate a "how-to " guide ..... :D
by Faust
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Picasa substitute Solved
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Picasa substitute

I would not know how to start using a virtual machine?? I was just reading the replies and that very thing came to mind . It may look daunting if you have never done it before ( as with many things ) but it is remarkably easy . Install Virtualbox , click on "New" then mostly go with the default opt...
by Faust
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Leopards do change their spots, and why you should care
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Leopards do change their spots, and why you should care

Interesting topic to read , but so many acronyms !
( my ageing brain does not cope well with all the "incoming info " of the modern age ) .

Some I worked out ( slowly ) , but what is EEE ?

And yes , I could have googled it .....
:mrgreen:

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