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by Faust
Mon May 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: How about having a subforum dedicated to security/malware related issues?
Replies: 22
Views: 437

Re: How about having a subforum dedicated to security/malware related issues?

It's a good idea , and I've sometimes thought the same thing myself . I spend a fair deal of time on such issues and I always enjoy discussions with like-minded folk , but I really don't think it would work well on this forum , for these reasons - a] there are already a few good forums with these ma...
by Faust
Sun May 13, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to donate without PayPal? SOLVED
Replies: 29
Views: 704

Re: How to donate without PayPal?

Pierre wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 6:46 am
you would still have to redeem that pre-paid gift card - via Paypal, anyway.
- which would still be against some folks principles, in dealing with PayPal.
I had a feeling it might not be so simple ....
... someone in the middle is still going to take a handling fee .
by Faust
Sun May 13, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to donate without PayPal? SOLVED
Replies: 29
Views: 704

Re: How to donate without PayPal?

I've seen people recommend paying for VPN service using pre-paid gift cards ( purchased with cash of course )

but no idea how that would work across differing currencies .
by Faust
Sun May 13, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: How to donate without PayPal? SOLVED
Replies: 29
Views: 704

Re: How to donate without PayPal?

catweazel wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 5:57 am

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I have something for sale that you might be interested in...
That looks like an attractive investment .

Are you related to Victor Lustig by any chance ?
:lol:
by Faust
Thu May 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Privacy Possum - for Firefox and related browsers
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Re: Privacy Possum - for Firefox and related browsers

Thanks for the replies folks . I always try to support projects that I feel are worthy ( such as Privacy Badger ) and I used Ghostery for years , until I saw how they had cosied-up to the very type of data-harvesting business that I want out of my life . I also felt that Privacy Badger had gone a bi...
by Faust
Wed May 09, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Privacy Possum - for Firefox and related browsers
Replies: 14
Views: 411

Privacy Possum - for Firefox and related browsers

Has anyone been using this ? It looks like a fork from Privacy Badger ( the dev was part of that project ) It certainly looks more aggressive than Privacy Badger https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/privacy-possum/ " Privacy Possum monkey wrenches common commercial tracking methods by redu...
by Faust
Sat May 05, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: BleachBit breaks Mint Software Manager in KDE 18.3
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: BleachBit breaks Mint Software Manager in KDE 18.3

i use bleachbit in arch linux, linux mint , pclinuxos, ubuntu since 2011 and nothing has happened . i use it very aggressively adding extra files, folders to delete and use it every time i update Thank you , that is refreshing to read . Bleachbit boots with a menu of actions , and some of those opt...
by Faust
Tue May 01, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Ventilator going wild
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Ventilator going wild

I looked at your charts , and from the hardware perspective there is more info needed there also .

I can't see a timescale , and peak temperatures are vital to know .
and I would be looking for a temperature plot from the moment the fan started spinning fast .
by Faust
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

I almost understood a line of code written in Perl once... but I might have just dreamt it ;) Have a look here ... there's a single line quine in perl, and an explanation of the code Bingo ! Being able to code a quine , regardless of language , was at the very root of what I asked . It is much more...
by Faust
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

[...] PS - you are not getting either of the prizes :P Damn ;) Actually, I'm sure you'll get at least one one-liner posted if you wait a bit (there's one in Python, probably other languages too) I wondered if anyone would come up with an example using perl . It's pretty good at juggling strings / v...
by Faust
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

An old (and over used) example in Python: s = 's = %r\nprint(s%%s)' print(s%s) Right , well that's the end of that .... Ha ! I'm now thinking ( a little late perhaps ) that I should have asked for solutions via PM ... :lol: A bit like Fool's mate .... when you know it , you know it . To be truthful...
by Faust
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

Oh dear , oh dear ! " You talk the talk , but can you walk the walk " Why not take my challenge , 5 posts back ? Freestyle event ..... pick a language and code it up ! For the sake of argument , let's say that the solution with the fewest number of lines wins , and gets the title " Coding Master " ...
by Faust
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Scripted vs compiled programming languages
Replies: 27
Views: 429

Re: What's the programming language Linux Mint has been coded in?

....... I find Python to be one of the most efficient and effective general purpose programming languages I've used. It fits in every field. ..... There's no reason to brush off Python just because it is a scripted language. Well said ! Students often wonder why so many languages co-exist . " Diffe...
by Faust
Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Project: sync tool
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Re: Application recommendations for sync (not backup)?

........... Well, I guess this is a call for suggestions now. I had planned to call it SyncBack but that name is taken, as is qrsync, qtrsync, backsync, synctool... How about Touchwood? With a toad for an icon. :lol: double-entendre. "Touchwood! I have a backup!", and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
by Faust
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How do I ssh to a Raspberry PI server with shell script
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: How do I ssh to a Raspberry PI server with shell script

Hello, I want to ssh to the raspberry server automatically . I am able to get the ip of the pi from the following script. sudo arp-scan 192.168.0.100-192.168.0.200|grep "b8:27:eb"|awk '{print $1}' The result is 192.168.0.120 which is the ip of raspberry pi. Thanks in anticipation. I'm on a similar ...
by Faust
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unsupported browser
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: unsupported browser

Install User Agent Switcher in Firefox. ........ I hate it when people require the use of a particular browser and/or OS to use their website. Properly built websites should work with any standards-compliant browser. I agree with your point in general , and I've used an "agent spoofer " in my main ...
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Whats your opinion about using Raspberry Pi as your daily driver ?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Whats your opinion about using Raspberry Pi as your daily driver ?

It is certainly feasible , if not exactly desirable . Pi is at it's best doing dedicated jobs but the recently released Pi B3 + offers a few extra benefits for anyone who wants to make it their " Daily Drive " .... " Just because I can " .... :D It is moderately over-clocked , right out of the box ,...
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: unsupported browser
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: unsupported browser

lsemmens wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:11 am
It is a problem with your bank, not your browser........
Yes to that .... I've seen it many times .

Banking software is a mess .
They are certainly not hiring the best talent available , and they are constantly playing " catch-up " .
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What is swappiness ?
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: What is swappiness ?

Since my previous post , I decided to test this further . I started booting VMs , one after another and I got to 4 running with no swap being used . After the fifth one , a few hundred Meg of swap action showed up .... so when I said " Never " , I should have said " Rarely " .... :) @Wompoo I only j...
by Faust
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Caution - A Virus Has Been Detected"
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: "Caution - A Virus Has Been Detected"

Has anyone had this scam phone call yet ?

" Hello , I am calling from GNU/Linux Customer Support .
We have detected a problem with your computer "

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