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by Portreve
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: Why We Need a Universal, Open Standard for Editing Documents

I am old enough to remember Adobe putting out the Multiple Master font format, the idea being one could have a limited number of actual typefaces which would cover the majority of use cases, and you could basically morph a font between different weights. Adobe also has PDF editing software, somethin...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can I install Linux Mint on a Dell Optiplex 980?
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Can I install Linux Mint on a Dell Optiplex 980?

A friend of mine just recently was given an i3-based Dell OptiPlex with like 8 GB of RAM and a 500GB SSD and that thing runs the regular LM Cinnamon 19.2 like a champ. I don't see why your hardware should be any worse off.
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AAARRRGGGH!
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: AAARRRGGGH!

catweazel wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Whenever I toggle a browser page move, both back and forward, I see this at subliminal speed.
“I saw a subliminal advertising executive once, but just for a second.”
— Steven Wright
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 30 years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: 30 years ago

Interestingly enough, Gorbachev only made it into office because the three other guys who were actually more popular in the Politburo, Grigori Romanov, Vladimir Shcherbitsky, and Dinmukhamed Konayev, were quite literally all out of town at the time Chernenko died, and none were informed nor recalled...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED)Linux Mint on a MAC
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: Linux Mint on a MAC

Holding down the Option key on boot will always present a graphical list of available boot options based on what's presently connected to the machine.
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!
Replies: 21
Views: 662

Re: Did you expect that you'll use Linux?!

My first exposure to GNU+Linux was when a high school buddy, who by 1998 was living in Orlando and working for an ISP, gave me a set of discs of RedHat 4.2. On and off, I played with it on a series of x86 towers I had built and/or upgraded, but honestly nothing really jelled for me until LM had come...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2009

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

Is there any particular rationale behind letting Timeshift save backup data to the system drive root partition? Well, yes, because it's not a backup tool but a system restore tool. :mrgreen: The only reason why we (well, at least I) have trouble with storage in the root partition, is because of its...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2009

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

I'm flagging Pjotr in this post just so he sees my comment about Timeshift defaulting to the system drive as a location for backing up data. Anyway, to all who read this thread: feel free to endorse my feature request for Timeshift on GitHub: https://github.com/teejee2008/timeshift/issues/516 Is the...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2009

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

I keep getting nagged by notifications about this thread, so... Ok, I'll comment about a few things. It was my impression that Timeshift was already being criticized prior to my entering the fray. That one comment about it defaulting to backing up the system to the system drive as a bad default is, ...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

For the benefit of fellow Linux Minters who don't know... Doctor Who began in 1963 ( November 22 , to be exact) and eventually the show was picked up by independent broadcasters around the world. By the mid 1970s, the decision was made by executives at the BBC that the show's older episodes had rea...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

I could understand if, let's say, James Dean had been working on a movie and died during filming, and someone many years later was like, “Let's use modern technology to finish it so the world could finally get to see it.” Thing is, James's "era" would have been Korea, not Vietnam. However, this isn'...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

murray wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Portreve wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Thoughts, folks?
I find the whole subject of "deep fakes" to be very scary.
Yeah, I know, and actually that's the very first thing that went through my mind.
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Smart Watches and Android OS-based Phone Compatibility...
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Smart Watches and Android OS-based Phone Compatibility...

In July, I bought my first-ever smart watch, a Fitbit Versa Light. It's basically worked fine, and I really liked having something to monitor aspects of my will-being, such as sleep. Recently, I had occasion to wipe the watch because of just little niggling issues, and I felt starting over from scra...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2009

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

Whoa. :shock:

Ok, I'm going to do the adult thing here and bow out of this discussion.

Goodbye.
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Actor James Dean resurrected for new Vietnam-era film

Hollywood Reporter: James Dean Reborn in CGI for Vietnam War Action-Drama (Exclusive) Directed by Anton Ernst and Tati Golykh, the project comes from the filmmakers' own recently launched production house Magic City Films, which obtained the rights to use Dean’s image from his family. Canadian VFX b...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?
Replies: 60
Views: 2009

Re: Timeshift and Flatpaks: more trouble than they're worth?

Portreve, Timeshift is a beginner friendly GUI frontend (and as such dumbed down) for rsync which you can use to do the same to any medium/disk you see fit, or over network easily (and it's not that much typing, btw), since you're not a beginner. Yes, and? Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't s...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor

Okay, by now 'wobbly' doesn't even sound like a word to me anymore. :lol: I don't care about your hobby horses, by all means enjoy the ride... but can you be a bit less repetitive about it? If only for the sake of entertainment value... :wink: Also, surely I don't need to remind anyone to leave pol...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor

And at the end of the day, everything 'out there' is all just interacting electromagnetic fields of one kind or another. I hope to live long enough to hear how dark matter and dark energy affect those conclusions, but I doubt I have that much time. Ever since I heard about "dark energy" and "dark m...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor

cliffcoggin wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:06 pm
Moem wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:30 am
Also, surely I don't need to remind anyone to leave politics out of this discussion?
O, you're such a spoilsport Moem. <g> How about we drag religion into it instead?
And this is why:
We're not allowed to have sharp objects
I love my fellow Linux Minters
by Portreve
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor
Replies: 36
Views: 1192

Re: U.S. Navy Patents Compact Fusion Reactor

Thank you, Professor Catweazel. :D One must be sensible of one's audience in relating information, otherwise there is little point in performing that task. In communicating, the question must always be asked: “What assumption(s) am I making about my audience's existing knowledge?” In my opinion, the...

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