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by chrisuk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will life imitate art?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Will life imitate art?

...it appears it was reworked into an actual novel (author being involved in Dr.Who series as well): https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/418959.Kit_Pedler Will try to score a copy of the episode online... Personally, I'm a bit hesitant believing 'as is' that they discovered such 'accidentally' in...
by chrisuk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will life imitate art?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Will life imitate art?

For those that can't find it, here's the aforementioned episode synopsis: S1, Ep1 9 Feb. 1970 The Plastic Eaters 7.6 (14) Rate A plane dissolves in mid-air, its plastic components eaten away. Doomwatch faces its first challenge: to halt the disastrous spread of a man-made virus with the power to mel...
by chrisuk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will life imitate art?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Will life imitate art?

thx-1138 wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:01 am
chrisuk wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:45 am
.........................
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43783631
...Run - Don't Walk... :D

Yep, it will get us some day (that film gave me nightmares at the time) ;)
by chrisuk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will life imitate art?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Will life imitate art?

What's 'syfi'? Is that a variant of 'sci-fi' or science fiction? Yeah, just another science fiction abbreviation... or maybe a typo ;) Bearing the above in mind, I found the following news story interesting ;) Both stories, news and DoomWatch, are interesting. Fortunately, 'plastic eating' is the o...
by chrisuk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Will life imitate art?
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Will life imitate art?

I've always had an interest in Syfi - and when I was a young man, I read and watched just about everything I could get my hands on. It just so happens that I remember (well, vaguely) the first ever episode of a TV series by the name of Doomwatch. I even remember the title of the episode: "The Plasti...
by chrisuk
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: A GUI for vnstat
Replies: 5
Views: 1098

Re: A GUI for vnstat

I've only just remembered that I posted this (it happens more often as you age)... still, better late than never ;) I've zipped up the entire project directory that I worked on, so there's redundant files there too - just double click on vnstatGUI.py after browsing the code and ensuring the file is ...
by chrisuk
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Virtualization
Topic: Migrate existing Win 10 to Virtualbox
Replies: 9
Views: 1735

Re: Migrate existing Win 10 to Virtualbox

Disk2VHD is what you need. I've used it with XP and Win 7... I've no access to Win 10. There's plenty of info online about using it... Here's one that's Win 10 specific, though I've only used the .vhds on Virtualbox.
by chrisuk
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint to LMDE2 to Debian
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: Mint to LMDE2 to Debian

IME, you can't trust the GUIs of Task Manager on XFCE or System Monitor on MATE to accurately report RAM usage. For example; on Manjaro MATE with Firefox and Caja running the System Monitor might show 1.4GB used - typing free -h into the terminal will return less than 1GB. And on MX 17 XFCE; Task Ma...
by chrisuk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Censorship on the forum
Replies: 65
Views: 3030

Re: Censorship on the forum

Flemur wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:11 am
I don't see any missing posts. :D
I bet Google sees them... they was cached before the Mods deleted them ;)
by chrisuk
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Censorship on the forum
Replies: 65
Views: 3030

Re: Censorship on the forum

I've seen only very few possible examples of what (I think) you mean over the last 10 years... of those examples, I only remember one being flagged by other users. So although the behaviour may exist, it's not common, nor something anyone else even notices. IMO, the Mods do a pretty good job moderat...
by chrisuk
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What other distros do you guys like? Arch/Manjaro? Straight Debian? Something else???
Replies: 32
Views: 2089

Re: What other distros do you guys like? Arch/Manjaro? Straight Debian? Something else???

I'm wary of what I say about other Distros, as last year I sort-of praised/recommended another distro to another member and my post vanished as if by magic ;) I've used Manjaro for months now... even the testing branch is pretty stable - I'd suggest the stable branch, and only update after checking ...
by chrisuk
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Windows based apps: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?

Have a look at the results from Google for rawtherapee vs lightzone vs darktable. All three are regarded by some as capable alternatives to Lightroom. I use Photoshop CS2 ( I used Playonlinux to install it) every day under Wine on Linux....
by chrisuk
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Firefox 59...when will it be available?
Replies: 20
Views: 1403

Re: Firefox 59...when will it be available?

If you look here you'll see that Mint isn't alone in being on an older Firefox version. Although I find it a bit odd that Mint 17 is on v59.01 and all other Mint versions are on v58.02... unless it's a typo/error.

(I can't check Mint or LMDE as I'm on neither ATM)
by chrisuk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws

wouldn't it be better to research/investigate/debunk/expose? I doubt many on this forum have the skills for hardware security issue analysis. lol, I think you know what I meant... let others do the work by, for example, posting similar links to the one in my previous post. The only skill required i...
by chrisuk
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: AMD allegedly has its own Spectre-like security flaws

I'd in fact feel it advisable to lock the thread. Not good to have this forum participate in AMD stock manipulation. That would be a bit silly... wouldn't it be better to research/investigate/debunk/expose? Bear in mind the "allegedly" in the thread title Further reading: AMD And CTS Labs: A Story ...
by chrisuk
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: K3b Dvd burner has got root acces. Is this safe?
Replies: 26
Views: 626

Re: K3b Dvd burner has got root acces. Is this safe?

Pjotr wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:38 am
newbie serena wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:14 am
Why did they ditch Brasero? I liked that program.
Possibly because Brasero is unreliable and buggy. [...]
Not for everyone... and you might find what the developer of libburn has to say in this thread
by chrisuk
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: 58.66GB used on newly formatted external disc? - SORTED
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: 58.66GB used on newly formatted external disc?

Ext4 reserves a percentage of the partition when formatted so, for example, root could sort out a partition than ran out of space. Assuming your partition is sdb1 (which it may not be) - type sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sdb1 | grep 'Reserved block count' into the terminal to see how much is being reserved....
by chrisuk
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: "reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci" in dmesg
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: "reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci" in dmesg

I suppose it could be a regression connected to this "Won't fix" bug from years ago.

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