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by Habitual
Sat May 13, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: On the lookout for an AV program
Replies: 14
Views: 953

Re: On the lookout for an AV program

So I should run some sort of check on those files, especially as they are to be passed on as encrypted attachments, which would not be scanned successfully by any of the intermediate email servers. I agree. You are correct, they should be scanned by email servers. As for protection, I suggest gmail...
by Habitual
Sat May 13, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Artwork
Topic: Wallpaper request.
Replies: 9
Views: 5292

Re: Wallpaper request.

viewforum.php?f=19 may have something already.
by Habitual
Sat May 13, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virtual Box with Windows and using AV
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: Virtual Box with Windows and using AV

I have XP and Windows 7 x64 pro installed in VB, but I don't have an AV installed with it. Should I use one? Anti-virus on Windows. What's the relationship here besides Linux or Mint might have been mentioned? Not sure I see a relationship and I'm not gonna yak shave this into an answer anyone will...
by Habitual
Fri May 12, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide
Replies: 60
Views: 4885

Re: An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

I am grateful that Mike Acker did all the heavy lifting.
All I have to know is "Meh, Windows" and I'm glad for that.

Have a Good Weekend.
by Habitual
Fri May 12, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: sha256sum mismatch?
Replies: 8
Views: 881

Re: sha256sum mismatch?

This event makes it clear why we should always do the check sum. Heavens yes. New users need to interact with the system. Hands dirty, sleeves rolled up. Using Linux is Work. If it was easy, it wouldn't be worth doing. 1st pass: Easy method 2nd pass: Re-Download again and this time pick the same mi...
by Habitual
Thu May 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Searching Password Maker
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Searching Password Maker

Meh,
make your own?

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#!/bin/bash
date +%s | sha256sum | base64 | head -c 15 ; echo
date +%s | sha1sum | base64 | head -c 15 ; echo
< /dev/urandom tr -dc _A-Z-a-z-0-9 | head -c15 ; echo ;

and with pwgen, use or add to above

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pwgen 15 -ys1
Get some!
by Habitual
Thu May 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint KDE Spotift
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Linux Mint KDE Spotift

Glad it worked out!

How to install software on Linux Mint should help in the future.
I can't recommend enough, the importance of using the Package Manager.

Go Team!
by Habitual
Thu May 11, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Installing MS Powershell in Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

Re: Installing MS Powershell in Mint

On any modern Mint system, you can utilize lsb_release using the following examples and outputs: lsb_release -dcu spews Description: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Codename: trusty and lsb_release -dc spews Description: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa Codename: rosa LM 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LM 18 is based on Ubuntu 16...
by Habitual
Wed May 10, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux Mint KDE Spotift
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Linux Mint KDE Spotify

Welcome! in a terminal, let's do as it suggests, for starters, "Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution)." it said, so in a terminal, issue sudo apt-get -f install and enter your usual password. It should prompt for corrections. Then try your operation again to "install spot...
by Habitual
Wed May 10, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Unknown feature
Replies: 9
Views: 568

Re: Unknown feature

You must have had started typing something while desktop had the focus. It helps find desktop launchers when the same is cluttered with them. ESC, and it will go away. Graphic appears to be Opera minimized. +1. I too think it's the Open Program shown in the attachment was Maximized and had focus an...
by Habitual
Sat May 06, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Removing multiple entries in Clipit does not work here
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: Removing multiple entries in Clipit does not work here

ClipIt 1.4.2 does work here.
Multi-select > remove.

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 Cinnamon 2.8.8
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
by Habitual
Sat May 06, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't figure out how to put a directory in the home file. I want to check my mint 18.1 mate DVD
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: Can't figure out how to put a directory in the home file. I want to check my mint 18.1 mate DVD

austin.texas wrote:You can't check the sda256sum on a DVD after it is burned.
But you can! Requires a desktop.
Insert Medium and let it mount

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dd if=/dev/sr0 of=Videoes/MyMint.iso
sha256sum Vidoes/MyMint.iso
Compared to published values.

Have fun!
by Habitual
Fri May 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Questions about upcoming firefox changes
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: Questions about upcoming firefox changes

That's always a bad manner of ending the discussion you cannot win because of weak reasons Even if you are moderator and have so many post's Opinions are fine. If "Why worry" and "Sounds like Mozilla" are weak reasons, what are you offering, besides guff? 1.) I didn't start said "discussion" and my...
by Habitual
Thu May 04, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Questions about upcoming firefox changes
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: Questions about upcoming firefox changes

So if Mozilla does something that you don't like, that means you get to do it too? Gotcha. :roll: Dude, try some empathy the next time, it's so much more becoming. People have different wants and needs, and that is fine; some of us really like our browsers the way we've set them up, with add-ons an...
by Habitual
Thu May 04, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Questions about upcoming firefox changes
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: Questions about upcoming firefox changes

NietGiftig wrote:Some people's inability to comprehend that others might have different needs than they do is amazing.
Sounds like Mozilla.
by Habitual
Wed May 03, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Kids can't use computers
Replies: 74
Views: 6757

Re: Kids can't use computers

Moem wrote:I found this four year old blog post and it really struck a chord with me. How about you?
Kids can't use computers
I used to worry that some "kid half my age and twice as fast" would take my job.
Then I sobered up. :mrgreen:
by Habitual
Wed May 03, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Questions about upcoming firefox changes
Replies: 22
Views: 1331

Re: Questions about upcoming firefox changes

groze wrote:I don't totally understand why Mozilla/firefox is removing classic add ons. There switching to WebExtensions in Nov 2017.
Why worry about it?
It's not like everything on the interwebs will stop working.

https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2016/11 ... s-in-2017/ has all the dirt.
by Habitual
Wed May 03, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: LMDE Archive
Topic: Needs to ask before trying Debian
Replies: 13
Views: 4178

Re: Needs to ask before trying Debian

Ever wonder why your post isn't getting answered? Please Read.. What we expect you have already Done. The Debian Handbook A Beginners Guide to Debian How To Ask Questions The Smart Way and because we can apt-get install debian-handbook Someone who is "WELL EXPERIENCED" should be able to get some in...
by Habitual
Tue May 02, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Scripts & Bash
Topic: an arrays
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: an arrays

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