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by kenetics
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

Re: What's Been Going On With The LM Forum?

It was down for several days for me also. I contacted jimallyn and he has been checking it out. Today it's working fine. It must have been a Florida thing. Too much sunshine? :wink:
by kenetics
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 12666

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

I prefer the sun to be at its zenith at mid-day. Then you would have to be on local time for your exact location. If you are a little east or west of your time zone's meridian, then the sun isn't directly overhead at noon. Even then, mid-day would vary up to 16 minutes and 33 seconds due to variati...
by kenetics
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?
Replies: 151
Views: 12666

Re: Daylight Savings Time, Like it or Hate it?

The Florida legislature has overwhelmingly just passed the "Sunshine Protection Act" and the bill is on the governor's desk. This bill would put Florida on Daylight Savings Time permanently. It will still have to be approved by the US congress to take effect, and several Florida senators intend to p...
by kenetics
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: When did you come to Linux?
Replies: 227
Views: 21496

Re: When did you come to Linux?

I came to Mint in 2006, installing Barbara (Mint 2.0) on a newly built computer. I first tried Ubuntu on it but the hard drive would spin up at high speed and it wouldn't load anything (it was a free disk sent from Ubuntu, when they did things like that). I had run PCLinux "Big Daddy" on my other de...
by kenetics
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Let's remember to use httpS for images/avatars... :)
Replies: 59
Views: 4813

Re: Let's remember to use httpS for images/avatars... :)

Xenopeek made sure earlier this year that new avatars can only be with an https link. :wink: You can also use gravatar now. If I remember correctly, he converted a lot of avatars to https also. It must be impossible to meet an http avatar nowadays on the forum with all the good work he did. :mrgree...
by kenetics
Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?
Replies: 74
Views: 7341

Re: What would you use if Mint wasn't available?

I've tried quite a number of Linux distributions and there are some nice ones out there. I like Peppermint and Xubuntu, especially for low end systems. Zorin and LXLE have also run well on my computers. Ubuntu Mate is nice and Ubuntu Budgie looks promising. As you can tell, I favor the Debian/'Buntu...
by kenetics
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The Mint Café
Replies: 2061
Views: 433450

Re: The Mint Café

npap wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:08 am
Good work, fellows. I have joined as Nondas Papp.
Good luck
npap.
Let me be the first to welcome you aboard, Nondas. :wink:
:lol:
by kenetics
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I'm the only one who noticed...
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: I'm the only one who noticed...

Happy birthday, youngster!

I wish I was 60 again. :wink:
by kenetics
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 33
Views: 2179

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

More likely as additions (UCF along with USF) to the Big12. The Big12 has been considering adding a couple of teams on and off for several years now to bring their numbers up to 12 in football. I'm sure they would like to have a shot at the Florida market. What I was really trying to get at is, do ...
by kenetics
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 33
Views: 2179

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

We're still upset over the whole Power 5/ Group of 5 thing. UCF declared themselves national champions and the governor agreed. The state might even issue a National Champion license tag for UCF! I'm not familiar with that conference. From what you saw happen over the past few years do you think UC...
by kenetics
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 33
Views: 2179

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

I had season tickets to the Tampa Bay Bucs first season. Maybe went to half the games. Not very interested in pro football these days, but do support my school's team, USF, who play in the same stadium as the Bucs. I did enjoy the Superbowl though. Glad the Eagles won as I was raised about 80 miles...
by kenetics
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: NFL Fantasy Football
Replies: 33
Views: 2179

Re: NFL Fantasy Football

I had season tickets to the Tampa Bay Bucs first season. Maybe went to half the games. Not very interested in pro football these days, but do support my school's team, USF, who play in the same stadium as the Bucs. I did enjoy the Superbowl though. Glad the Eagles won as I was raised about 80 miles ...
by kenetics
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Our favorite music
Replies: 59
Views: 2782

Re: Our favorite music

tenfoot wrote:Classical music and Jazz are my two favourite genres
Same here. :)
by kenetics
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it
Replies: 30
Views: 10161

Re: Grub Customizer: why you shouldn't use it

I removed it when I upgraded to Mint 8.3 and boot time improved significantly.

I was using it because I normally have 2 or 3 distributions installed on this computer and it was an easy way to make it boot to a specific one. Though It's simple enough to edit Grub to do that.
by kenetics
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 71
Views: 4492

Re: Net Neutrality

(For you economists): Without Net Neutrality we could call it "trickle-down internet." We'll get what's left over after the big players take their share.
by kenetics
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oh, you know computers
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Oh, you know computers

I don't mind helping people with their computers - if they are using Linux or want to try Linux. As far as helping them with WIndows, I say I don't know anything about that OS! Actually, the last Windows I used was XP.
by kenetics
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Non-Windows laptops?
Replies: 15
Views: 1698

Re: Non-Windows laptops?

I have an Acer c720 with Mint 17.3 that has the Chrome keyboard and mouse firmware so both work great. Replaced the 16GB SSD with a 128GB SSD in that one. Also have a Samsung Chromebook 3 running Gallium 2.1. This entire distro is made for Chromebooks with the special keyboard and mouse firmware. N...
by kenetics
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The future of the PC OS ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1835

Re: The future of the PC OS ?

It might be good for some business or student applications but not for the majority of users. Definitely not for me!
by kenetics
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Recommendations for a MP3 player pleeeease!
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Recommendations for a MP3 player pleeeease!

Another vote for Audacious. I also use it to convert my old music CDs to Ogg format (it supports many formats).
by kenetics
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]
Replies: 37
Views: 3320

Re: WPA2 is no longer safe ? [issue is already fixed on all Mint versions]

Finally got a software update for my Buffalo router (It uses a version or DDWRT). The first update in about 5 years!

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