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by Portreve
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 85
Views: 4205

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

Moem wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:08 am
You're right, it's not healthy. Perhaps you should, in fact, try needlepoint. Why on earth not?
*points needle at Moem*

Well hey, would you look at that! That's the most fun I've had in weeks.
by Portreve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?
Replies: 85
Views: 4205

Re: Anyone got any interesting hobbies?

I looked at this thread several times before deciding to open my (big a$$) mouth and say something here. I thought about responding with a humorous retort; for example: ME: Needlepoint. ANOTHER MEMBER: Needlepoint? Really? ME: That's right. Give me a needle, and I can point that sucker anywhere. How...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: New iPhone Next Month, Android vs iOS
Replies: 29
Views: 508

Re: New iPhone Next Month, Android vs iOS

I am very interested in following the actions and (hopefully) successes of Purism. Their Librem 5 is very interesting to me. If WhatsApp was written for it, and if it had a full on replacement for Google's suite of Calendar/Maps/Navigation, I would switch the day it came out. Because of the nature o...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux
Replies: 40
Views: 695

Re: 10 Reasons to Replace Windows with Linux

The article contains any number of basic reasons to use GNU+Linux, but I have two niggles with it: 1. It misses the point when it talks about free and freedom; and 2. Using is not the same thing as switching, and this article isn't particularly motivating in that regard I know from my own experience...
by Portreve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?
Replies: 45
Views: 744

Re: What is your favorite internet search engine and why?

Have you folks ever tried Google's exclusive premium Find Anything service? I hear it works really well, but I know a number of you like to avoid Google
by Portreve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I hate it when people do not return to their threads
Replies: 29
Views: 473

Re: I hate it when people do not return to their threads

I hate people who never finish anythi
by Portreve
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Saving Throw vs. Real Life...
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Saving Throw vs. Real Life...

If it were possible, is there anything you wish you could do a saving throw vs. against? This could be technology related or not. I'll go first: Right this second, I'd love to be able to do a saving throw vs. a certain situation which just happened to me at work today where an error was made by some...
by Portreve
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Car-related Question
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Car-related Question

Hey Folks! So, what I was seeing (and you all have seen) was one of several wear marks caused by a sticking tensioner pulley. They took the belt off and were looking around and found it and showed me how it was stiff to turn. I know how a failing bearing package presents, and this was in line with t...
by Portreve
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Be more active in life..not just computer science
Replies: 28
Views: 536

Re: Be more active in life..not just computer science

With a few exceptions, it seems as though I've worked little more than burger-flipper jobs (meaning: worthless but I needed a paycheck and it was all I could get) and I just feel my life has largely been lived in neutral. I did not get on at all with my peers in K-8, and entered high school "knowing...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: I would LOVE to use LInux Mint but...
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: I would LOVE to use LInux Mint but...

From time to time, I see topics like this one, or like this , and I'm left wondering if these aren't staged somehow, perhaps as a way to create search results to dissuade people searching for GNU+Linux information from using it. Maybe not; and if I'm wrong, I humbly apologize in advance, but that's ...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Car-related Question
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Car-related Question

I just set up an appointment for Monday at a local Meineke service center to change it. They quoted me $99 (€85) and to me it's money well spent.

Thank you all for your feedback. It has made a positive material difference in the life of a real person (me).
by Portreve
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win-95 As An App
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Win-95 As An App

gm10 wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:06 am
But MS was never incompetent.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAJAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Portreve
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Win-95 As An App
Replies: 11
Views: 422

Re: Win-95 As An App

I remember Windows95's release very well. I remember how Microsoft paid The Rolling Stones to do a song for it: Start Me Up . I feel sorry for those who only ever knew MS operating systems and who, perhaps under MS-DOS, but from Win95 onward have been battered to and fro with Microsoft's incompetenc...
by Portreve
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Car-related Question
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Car-related Question

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I realized after paying this image that the belt featured in this image is not my car's timing belt. However, does anyone have a guess which one this is, and if the threadbare spot visible in the image is a concern or not?

Car is a 2004 Chevy Aveo.
by Portreve
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Installing Mint on older portables: wifi in particular
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Installing Mint on older portables: wifi in particular

Not sure about the need for all the complexity above.

Look for dongles which use Atheros chip sets. They are supported in GNU+Linux.
by Portreve
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 18
Views: 476

Re: older cannon scanners

I agree with you portreve as regarding the apparent lack of interest in scanner's and updating xsane. However, I do believe that they still have a purpose for the home user for sending docs via email and getting pages onto the computer, although camera's are improving and may take over that task. I...
by Portreve
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: Seymour Cray - a genius , a wizard , a true star !

My dad used to work as an electronics technician for NASA in the 60s and 70s, retiring when they did the big reduction-in-force in 1981/2. He loved electronics, and used to come up with all kinds of his own circuitry. When he would execute a design, you could compare it to a factory-built device and...
by Portreve
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: IOT may be the next security issue.
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: IOT may be the next security issue.

It was actually quite some time after IoT became a "thing" that I'd even heard the term, and I didn't pay any attention to it (which is kind of typical for me, actually) for a long while. Eventually, I got tired of feeling like I just fell off the turnip truck, so I read up on it, and yeah, I have h...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles
Replies: 55
Views: 1195

Re: Advice For Linux Newbies - 7 Principles

I don't know if I have a "rule" to add to this discussion, but rather the following is an observational opinion. Like it, hate it, or treat it with indifference if you like. Not everyone should have a computer, regardless of how this may affect them in their ability to function in modern society. Pe...
by Portreve
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: older cannon scanners
Replies: 18
Views: 476

Re: older cannon scanners

Back in the day, I used to use flatbed scanners quite a lot because I worked in the graphic design and desktop publishing world. In fact, I owned three myself: a Mustek unit which was a three-pass unit (basically, a grayscale scanner with three different color filters used on three successive passes...

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