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by RollyShed
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Can anyone help me build a website?
Replies: 6
Views: 323

Re: Can anyone help me build a website?

Some questions you should answer before you start - 1.) Paid for site 2.) Free site 3.) Blog site (free) If a free site (2) you need to decide on a few things before starting (sit down with a pen and paper). 1.) a website name or two in case the first isn't available. 2.) a user name to register wit...
by RollyShed
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What sends noobs running back to Windows?
Replies: 548
Views: 20657

Re: What sends noobs running back to Windows?

All this "It isn't Windows". Oh really? Take two users I've been "dealing with" today. One job was my partner's and a logo and for someone who needed it. All done on LibreOffice Write. That's also what she used on Windows until it self destructed. E-mails? Web with Firefox. Searching for information...
by RollyShed
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

One thing the OP missed was what is the computer used for. Web browsing? E-mails? Documents (LibreOffice)? or what? A Chromebook might do the job, if the jobs to be done are known.
by RollyShed
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Who can maintain Linux for my wife
Replies: 20
Views: 1006

Re: Who can maintain Linux for my wife

This will not be a popular opinion, but my advice would be to get a Windows 10 computer and get her used to it. Except she (my partner) is now running Linux because Win10 crashed and wiped all her data. Fortunately I'd copied all the data across to the Linux disk before Windows finished destroying ...
by RollyShed
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RAMBleed RAM Attack; New Way To Steal Data
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: RAMBleed RAM Attack; New Way To Steal Data

How many times have you had to feed the cat since it was stolen? Or fed it while it was being stolen or..... sounds like a catastrophe to me.... Have you catalogued this? A catable offence?
by RollyShed
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RAMBleed RAM Attack; New Way To Steal Data
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: RAMBleed RAM Attack; New Way To Steal Data

No! Not 9.25 hours. 74 hours to download. 100 kb means 100 kiloBYTES, not 100 kiloBITS :mrgreen: Thanks for that, I did wonder what I'd forgotten (bytes vs bits). How many times a day do most people switch their laptops off? Desktop once a day (for me) so that is off 5 times (6 day's worth of time ...
by RollyShed
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RAMBleed RAM Attack; New Way To Steal Data
Replies: 13
Views: 472

Re: RAMBleed RAM Attack; New Way To Steal Data

So at 3 bits a second a 100 kb picture would take 9-1/4 hours to down load? That's if it was actually in memory all the time and actually worth stealing. Yes? No? So how does anyone know when there might be some data worth stealing and what happens if the user turns their computer off part way throu...
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Networking 2 computers
Replies: 54
Views: 1381

Re: Networking 2 computers

A "quick & dirty" method is to install Dukto on both computers. Run it up on both and drag & drop the file on to Dukto and it will be copied on the other computer, ready to print. I'd use a deb package and I presume the 64 bit version for your use? https://www.ubuntuupdates.org/package/getdeb_apps/x...
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why Some Truetype Fonts Render Poorly...
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: Why Some Truetype Fonts Render Poorly...

If using LibreOffice and someone sends you a doc or docx with the default Microsoft Office fonts of Calibri or Cambria, there are a couple of free fonts with exactly the same size and shape. This has been necessary when swapping and editing songs with someone running Microsoft Office and where the c...
by RollyShed
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 593

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

Pjotr wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:01 am
No wonder the birth rate is going down below the reproduction rate. It's insane and destructive.
But it is the only way to save the planet, reduce the population - vastly.
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 593

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

A father should teach his son to ...be the captain of your own ship, take care of yourself and your family, solve your own problems. My father was the captain, a Master Mariner. He built us kids a dinghy and we taught ourselves how to be the captain of our own vessels. We also had to find out how t...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills
Replies: 24
Views: 593

Re: Good fathers teach their sons DIY skills

Why teach them? A dead loss. My daughter moved a few hundred miles north taking her welder and lathe with her. So what can I do? Who is going to do any welding for me? Technology? My mother was the technologist, Meccano as a child in the 1920s, strip down her Austin 7 cars in the 1930s. So I was tau...
by RollyShed
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does this forum have any ...
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Does this forum have any..................

If I've offended you in anyway, I am most sorry. Not at all though probably my too brisk reply, hence we both apologise - only thing left is to laugh.... :lol: Please understand, I only speak English You mean American? :shock: and have never been blessed enough to travel the world. A big wide world...
by RollyShed
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does this forum have any ...
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Does this forum have any..................

My apologies, I honestly had no idea that you where talking about machines to purchase. I'm pretty sure you couldn't get some of our stuff either, and it really sucks. From what I hear you can't even get a daddo blade? No, we're not purchasing anything and I didn't say we were. As for dado blades i...
by RollyShed
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does this forum have any ...
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Does this forum have any..................

kamie wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:40 pm
Wrong country? Not sure what you mean by that?
Are you in New Zealand's South Island? No? Well wrong country to use our machinery.
However you might find one in countries such as Australia (where they really started), Great Britain, Ireland and Canada.
by RollyShed
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Does this forum have any ...
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Does this forum have any..................

Woodworkers? Open chat and all thought I'd ask. We dabble in it and love it.....I Because my husband finally order me the lathe I've been wanting. Not sure I could pull off the bowl in the video till I'm 80. Look forward to trying though. Kamie My "RollyShed" is actually because of the Men's Shed w...
by RollyShed
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hi - it me! - [SOLVED]
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Hi - it me!

Extra RAM might help, it will take up to 4GB DDR2. I switch the mousepad off on all our laptops, as Iain says, via the Systems Settings menu.
by RollyShed
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings you Minty lot!
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Greetings you Minty lot!

and Hollerith Card Readers? :lol: The biggest backward step was getting rid of computer cards. What do you write your shopping list on now? OK, back of an envelope. But they are going to stop mail so now what? And how much of the world was designed on the "back of an envelope" as they say. It all g...
by RollyShed
Wed May 29, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings you Minty lot!
Replies: 14
Views: 386

Re: Greetings you Minty lot!

Hello, I've been a Windows user since computers were steam powered :D Before that we hand cranked them... or at least ran punched paper tape to hold the programme and told them how to read the paper by toggling hex-decimal switch code (PDP-8). Having an old Netbook that was basically a doorstop as ...
by RollyShed
Tue May 28, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.
Replies: 42
Views: 1473

Re: Are most Linux Distros easily broken? Your advice please.

Having installed numerous computers with Linux Mint over the past few years and watched a Windows user's computer destroy itself, I also ask, what is the OP doing? The Windows 10 one? It finally, after each update caused a problem of one sort or another, got hit by the October bug and she now carrie...

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