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by waldo
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Names
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

Re: Names

I chose my name because no one can ever find me. :lol:
by waldo
Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite car?
Replies: 104
Views: 16439

Re: What is your favorite car?

Favorites that I've personally owned ,my very first car 1968 plymouth Valiant V200 plain jane 4 door slant 6 .... Didn't that have a Push Button shifter on the dash to the left of the steering column? I recall a family member with one. Chrysler had the push button shifter from 1956 to 1965. It was ...
by waldo
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LMDE latest release a black eye?
Replies: 26
Views: 2859

Re: LMDE latest release a black eye?

Today (2 January) Clem posted the answer, an apology, and a detailed explanation of this problem.

http://blog.linuxmint.com/
by waldo
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Forum server often overloaded -frustrating
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Forum server often overloaded -frustrating

The capacity of the new cloud server was doubled just a few minutes ago Wonderful, if it does any good. I had a more modest 12 second delay this morning logging on. For comparison, the PeppermintOS forum came up in less than one second (as does every other site for me). I have experienced germanix'...
by waldo
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do 'they' keep breaking stuff?
Replies: 12
Views: 1803

Re: Why do 'they' keep breaking stuff?

Perhaps a better answer was given by the great French philosopher, René Descartes:
I break, therefore I am.
:mrgreen:
by waldo
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: LTS Versions
Replies: 18
Views: 2004

Re: LTS Versions

But if you run a business, and you don't like having to pay that IT slob (the one with the smelly gym shoes and pizza cheese in his beard), then stick with the LTS versions. Hey now................ :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Our IT is clean shaven.......and he wears boots... :lol: :lol: :lol: :l...
by waldo
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do 'they' keep breaking stuff?
Replies: 12
Views: 1803

Re: Why do 'they' keep breaking stuff?

IF IT WORKS, THEN WHY DO YOU KEEP BREAKING IT?
One could ask of you a similar question:

If it works, then why did you replace it with a newer system? :wink:

The answer, of course is simple. We are all tinkerers. That's what we do! :lol:
by waldo
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I got a CR-48 in the mail today from Google
Replies: 40
Views: 5224

Re: I got a CR-48 in the mail today from Google

Nice catch! Hope you enjoy it. I applied also, but probably won't be so lucky. Here's a typical Google story as to why it is called the Cr-48. http://www.thechromesource.com/wait-why-is-it-called-the-cr-48-again/ Anyway, I've read that this machine will not be the production version. There are two m...
by waldo
Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 50698

Re: Best browser for Linux?

WOW!!! Five months and thirteen pages of facts, fiction, opinions, blather, prattle, and horsepucky about the "best" browser. Does anyone have time left to do some actual browsing? :lol: :lol: :lol: Just kidding, it's fun. A thought did occur to me, however. Perhaps in this amount of time we could h...
by waldo
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Is it cost effective to build your own system?
Replies: 7
Views: 744

Re: Is it cost effective to build your own system?

Generally I've found that you can get more bang for the buck buying a package system, complete with monitor, especially if you need everything. However, if you don't need everything (you have a perfectly good monitor, keyboard, mouse, and system case), then buying upgrade components is better. This ...
by waldo
Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AVG Update Cripples Users' Windows 7, Vista Computers
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

Re: AVG Update Cripples Users' Windows 7, Vista Computers

Trend-Micro is a worse solution than AVG and from actual experience. I spent 6 weeks in the summer helping a major health care company to clean/reimage thousands of workstations that were infected with a variant of the Sality virus. I worked 7 days a week, 12 hours per day during that entire time. ...
by waldo
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AVG Update Cripples Users' Windows 7, Vista Computers
Replies: 19
Views: 2430

Re: AVG Update Cripples Users' Windows 7, Vista Computers

One non-free AV program I've had pretty good luck with is Trend-Micro. It seems to be lighter on system resources, particularly the new 2011 "Titanium" edition. It's probably not the best at finding every last bit of malware, but it appears to be good enough. They took over HijackThis a couple of ye...
by waldo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: HowTo Ged rid of Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: HowTo Ged rid of Jimmy Wales at Wikipedia

kwevej wrote:J. Wales starring into your soul?
Get rid of him:
http://paste2.org/p/1129900
You might want to try an easier way first.

Click on the X in the upper right hand corner of his image box, and he will go away and not reappear. At least this worked for me. Your mileage may vary.
by waldo
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux
Replies: 70
Views: 7978

Re: Top 5 Ways Windows is Better Than Unix or Linux

(I can be a better troll that any of you! )

GEOS is a much better operating system than either Windows or Linux. So there. Take that.
by waldo
Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Multi-boot ISO files from Usb flash drive.
Replies: 19
Views: 10626

Re: Multi-boot ISO files from Usb flash drive.

Thanks again! It looks like those clever French have another winner!
by waldo
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Multi-boot ISO files from Usb flash drive.
Replies: 19
Views: 10626

Re: Multi-boot ISO files from Usb flash drive.

Aging Technogeek wrote:I haven't yet tried to delete any files, but I have added ISOs to a drive after a few days and it worked fine.
Thanks. It'll be a few days before I get a new USB stick. Let us know if you try to delete a file.
by waldo
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1
Replies: 12
Views: 15205

Re: Ubuntu 11.04 Alpha 1

Wasn't unity geared to netbooks? they trying to take it mainstream? You are correct. Unity was first introduced as a netbook interface, because it was simple, and easier to make a small screen useful. A standard desktop interface on those tiny screens required keen eyesight. However, there was noth...
by waldo
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Multi-boot ISO files from Usb flash drive.
Replies: 19
Views: 10626

Re: Multi-boot ISO files from Usb flash drive.

Thanks for the heads up! I guess I'm going to have to get a new 16GB USB stick!

Does it allow you to add and drop distro .iso files at will and then automatically incorporate the changes? If so, that's really neat.
by waldo
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reaching out to Windows users about FOSS
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Reaching out to Windows users about FOSS

For the record, I never think using cracked software is a crime . . . For the record, it doesn't matter what you think. It is still a crime. Also, for the record, you don't get to pick and choose what you think is a crime. In the democracy I live in, that is determined by the properly elected repre...
by waldo
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Reaching out to Windows users about FOSS
Replies: 12
Views: 1042

Re: Reaching out to Windows users about FOSS

I am sick to death of DRM and activation... It is simply wrong to treat your users like potential criminals. But, as you said in your original post, they are criminals: When they don't want to pay for a certain program they need, the first thing they do is look around for cracked copies instead of ...

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