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by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Is this the opportunity Linux has been waiting for

I guess there is an argument of, why encourage people to linux? “The last crime is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason.” — T.S. Elliot, Murder In The Cathedral Most people will never switch unless, as Linus Torvalds has said, GNU+Linux starts coming bundled on PCs everyw...
by Portreve
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...
Replies: 20
Views: 582

People's legitimate Win 10 Pro systems are being disabled...

ars technica: Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated Microsoft has acknowledged that the problem exists and that some unspecified issue with the Windows Authentication servers is causing the problem, but as yet, there's no fix. Or, like, y'know, you could quit using Wind...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: Router flashing, Tomato or DD-WRT or??

I'll be happy to give my opinion, but I want to start off with something that's factual and common sense... Not all routers are supported (or necessarily supportable) by these Linux-based community firmware. Also, not all hardware is created equal, and so it is absolutely in your best interest to do...
by Portreve
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

What is modern design? Just look at mozilla.org for example. 15 pages(!) 1920x1080 of nothing. On a whim, I just went there to look at it. Most of the time I'm on my phone when I'm looking at news, so the only Google news feed I'm familiar with is the Android-deployed one. I think their standard we...
by Portreve
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x
Replies: 39
Views: 2371

Re: I found a better OS than Linux Mint 19.x

vonMos wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:05 am
drum rolls ... Linux Mint Debian Editon 3
I would have LOL'd (and was kind of expecting) if you'd said something like "Windows 10" or "Mac OS X".

Awwwww... I want my laugh!
by Portreve
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

Sorry, I should have been a bit clearer. What I mean is the transition from what we had up until the past couple of years or so, i.e. space-conscious layouts with plenty of on-screen content visible at a time, to the spread out "tablet-friendly" design with oversized UI elements and minimal viewabl...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: System76 Thelio desktops
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: System76 Thelio desktops

So basically they are competing against Apple, or at least whomever else occupies the boutique computer space. That's cool. Honestly, I wanted one of their systems for a while, and I've always heard good things, but these days, what with all the scandals, I want equipment where I don't have to worry...
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?
Replies: 25
Views: 450

Re: Modern Web UI: Like it or loathe it?

I can't vote because I don't understand what is meant by a "modern web UI".

If the OP could define what they meant further, I would then know what I'm voting about.
by Portreve
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Time to talk about WhatsApp

havinf FOSS software does NOT guarantee security. One infamous encryption bug sat there inj FOSS code because encryption algorithms often use VERY advanced math eg serious number theory. Which is over the heads of most computer programmers let alone everyone else. I.e. hiding in plain sight. It doe...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Time to talk about WhatsApp

Vis a vis WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, ProtonMail, Tutanota, etc... The 1980s/90s called, and they want their lack of interoperability design methodology back. I was chatting with my lady friend in Germany the other day when U.S. President Trump came down here to speak at Germain (soon to be Hertz) A...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal

gm10 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 am
That was actually surprisingly easy to read. Let's do away with spaces, make newspapers smaller, save the trees! :lol:
:lol:
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal

aes2011 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:31 am
What has reading newspapers got to do with a newcomer to the command-line?
Wellyoutellme.Isthiseasiertoreadwithoutspacesinit,ordoyouprefermeputtinginspacessoyoucanreadthiswithoutstrugglingtoseethewords?
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: iPhones are allergic to helium !
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

I wish I had the money to invest in futures for helium-preparing companies. :lol:
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Hope for Paraplegics!
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Hope for Paraplegics!

This is why I love science and a world in which people try to improve the human condition. Whether it's para- or quadraplegia, or any other kind of disabling condition, I am thrilled to hear about progress made. We are a sentient, intelligent species, and we have no business simply “accepting what f...
by Portreve
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: This newbie has overcome his fear of the terminal

I don't really think much of the mindset or mentality which promotes the idea of sticking with tradition or habit or "what you know" over thinking for oneself, and honestly I have little use for those persons who function in that way, whether in the technology world or elsewhere. There are certain s...
by Portreve
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: iPhones are allergic to helium !
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: iPhones are allergic to helium !

Well, there goes *my* birthday plans...

Lol... Just kidding, I don't own an iPhone.
by Portreve
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Time to talk about WhatsApp
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Time to talk about WhatsApp

I'm certain that if Richard Stallman were a part of this discussion, he would remind us all that proprietary software of any description carries with it the potential for unknown hazard because there is no way to validate the source code. He'd also reemphasize, no doubt, the importance of free and o...
by Portreve
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: MicroSD card reader
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: MicroSD card reader

Hello, my built in micro-sd card reader doesn't work in linux mint 19 cinnamon, but it works in Windows. I would second phd21 's advice. When it comes to a number of these sorts is issues, if your existing hardware is problematic, there's any of a variety of other replacement hardware options to go...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: IBM to buy Red Hat
Replies: 61
Views: 1906

Re: IBM to buy Red Hat

Stumbled across this a few moments ago and thought it was interesting. Looks like IBM will be acquiring Red Hat: https://www.wired.com/story/ibm-buying-open-source-specialist-red-hat-34-billion/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/business/ibm-red-hat-cloud-computing.html This makes me want to buy a...
by Portreve
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: The 2 icons dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 412

Re: Odd Random Jokes

'Twas the midnight ride of Paul Revere.
He jumped in the car
and slammed on the gas.
The floor fell out!
He landed on his...

...arm.

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