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by yogi
Today, 15:50
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 30
Views: 332

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

Ryan Knight🗽 @ProudResister Zuckerberg allowed Russia to spread disinformation in 2016. Zuckerberg is allowing Trump to run ads with lies that TV networks banned. Zuckerberg is hosting secret dinners with conservative pundits. Our democracy is under attack and @facebook is on the side of the assaila...
by yogi
Today, 15:24
Forum: Computers
Topic: Way To Go - Finally
Replies: 93
Views: 495

Re: Way To Go - Finally

My empathy and sympathy for you is only exceeded by my delight to know I am not the only one experiencing said problems. :lol: The truth in the matter is that it took me six weeks to come to an understanding of why I was having problems. (I was educated by two decent folks in a Linux Mint forum, by ...
by yogi
Today, 15:06
Forum: Chats
Topic: Unclaimed Property
Replies: 4
Views: 8

Re: Unclaimed Property

The house, and all the improvements to that one acre lot, were located on the front third of the property. Thus, about two thirds of my property was unimproved. It was wooded and a natural habitat. I have photos of the deer, pheasant, skunks, and various other critters that roamed around back there....
by yogi
Today, 14:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: TinyPics Demise
Replies: 63
Views: 302

Re: TinyPics Demise

I guess we got around to the gist of this in some other thread. I didn't read that one first. LOL Yes, Windows wants you to think it is in total charge of updates. It is, if you don't know how to turn them off altogether. Just as an aside, the last Insider Preview update was Wednesday past. I've not...
by yogi
Today, 14:45
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 8
Views: 14

Re: Not An Inch to Spare

It's hard enough negotiating driving space with a normal semi. I am glad there are laws prohibiting two and three trailers going down Main Street O'Fallon. The only place I've seen those double trailers are on I-70 and I-55 when I head north to Chicago. I don't think I've ever seen one get off or on...
by yogi
Today, 14:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Canned Pumpkin Isn't
Replies: 10
Views: 18

Re: Canned Pumpkin Isn't

Windows 10 will only work in UEFI boot. That tells me the computer you are using must be configured for UEFI. Part of the EFI standard is to provide legacy BIOS as an option. It appears that most computers purchased within the last ten years or so are UEFI, with a BIOS legacy option plus a compatibi...
by yogi
Today, 14:12
Forum: Chats
Topic: Roku Ad Blockers
Replies: 6
Views: 10

Re: Roku Ad Blockers

i don't know if Spectrum has that feature on their phone service, but then I never bothered to check. I may do it the next time I'm on their website just to determine what is available. The spam bots are pretty sophisticated and probably bypass anything you or I would have access to. It's rare that ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:31
Forum: Computers
Topic: Way To Go - Finally
Replies: 93
Views: 495

Re: Way To Go - Finally

My recent experiences with Linux Mint have been confined to the 19.2 Tara and Tina versions. Apparently the only difference between the two gals is the desktop environment. I know nothing about Maya. Because of my special circumstance with the nVidia drivers, I chose Tina, which is the Xfce desktop,...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: Roku Ad Blockers
Replies: 6
Views: 10

Re: Roku Ad Blockers

I'm certain you are correct about the availability of spoofing programs. That's why it's done so often. It seems like apples vs oranges, however. The telephone generally isn't part of a computer that can be programmed. At least that is true of landlines. And, they do use mobile phones for spamming, ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Canned Pumpkin Isn't
Replies: 10
Views: 18

Re: Canned Pumpkin Isn't

I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish there, but the correct location of the boot loader is critical. It all depends on your desired end results. In my epic failure, the Ubuntu installer overwrites the Windows bootloader. This is what gave me several weeks of near migraine headaches. LOL In...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 8
Views: 14

Re: Not An Inxh to Spare

My best guess, after looking over some specs, is that the cab with two trailers is a wash compared to the standard 53 footer. Each of those two trailers are 28.5 feet long. Double that and it amounts to 57 feet which is only four more than the standard trailer. I don't see what is gained by hauling ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:21
Forum: Chats
Topic: TinyPics Demise
Replies: 63
Views: 302

Re: TinyPics Demise

As an aside: The installer finished installing the program, and is now installing packages and updates it is fetching from on-line. I guess that's a good sign, means the internet part is working, and it did pick the right size for the square display I'm using for the install. Windows 10 did boot up...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:10
Forum: Chats
Topic: Unclaimed Property
Replies: 4
Views: 8

Re: Unclaimed Property

The property I'm talking about is like yours in that it is two parcels of land. The house is on the greater 90% of the total, and this claim I'm making refers to a small parcel between the house and the street. The Board of Ed owned it but gave it to us so that we can build. Over the years I conside...
by yogi
12 Oct 2019, 14:29
Forum: Chats
Topic: Unclaimed Property
Replies: 4
Views: 8

Unclaimed Property

The state of Illinois, as well as others, has a division in their Treasury Department which keeps track of unclaimed properties. They publish a list of what they have and it's up to you to find it. I go looking every so often but never found my name on any lists until recently. Then again, it wasn't...
by yogi
12 Oct 2019, 14:10
Forum: Computers
Topic: Way To Go - Finally
Replies: 93
Views: 495

Re: Way To Go - Finally

I'm stretching my imagination here to try and recall what those Lisa boxes had in them. I don't recall them having any external driver and I'm pretty sure it was all 3 1/4" floppies. I was far from the first one to use a Lisa so that things might have been upgraded by the time they got around to me....
by yogi
12 Oct 2019, 13:58
Forum: Chats
Topic: Not An Inch to Spare
Replies: 8
Views: 14

Re: Not An Inxh to Spare

I tried backing up a U-Haul a time or two in my life. Needless to say I didn't make a career of it. I have to admire truckers who can manipulate their trailers with such precision. Do it often enough and it becomes instinct, I suppose. I also must admire those UPS OTR drivers who have two trailers i...
by yogi
12 Oct 2019, 13:51
Forum: Chats
Topic: TinyPics Demise
Replies: 63
Views: 302

Re: TinyPics Demise

I"m guessing that home with the zone climate control had something like that header you showed me for your water distribution. Each individual zone could be heating or cooing depending on the need. I'd suppose something like that would require a lot of piping, and not just two lines connecting all t...
by yogi
12 Oct 2019, 13:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Canned Pumpkin Isn't
Replies: 10
Views: 18

Re: Canned Pumpkin Isn't

Pumpkin extract isn't exactly the same as pumpkin itself. I don't think it much matters what the fruit itself looks like in that case. Canned pumpkin seems like a limited use food. Bakeries would use it and this is the time of year home bakers would sock up on it too. But that's it. Speaking of surp...
by yogi
12 Oct 2019, 13:29
Forum: Chats
Topic: Roku Ad Blockers
Replies: 6
Views: 10

Re: Roku Ad Blockers

I get how they spoof e-mail return addresses. Caller ID, however, is beyond my comprehension. It's all automated. How in all goodness does one go about changing the ID? I know there is a code you can use to prevent identification, but changing it to somebody else is weird. There are such things as t...
by yogi
11 Oct 2019, 14:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Roku Ad Blockers
Replies: 6
Views: 10

Roku Ad Blockers

I've read about the benefits of ad blockers being used in browsers. Personally I don't bother with them unless it's a default setting I don't look at in the first place. I never gave much thought to Roku, or their likes. But, apparently you can load apps onto it, and guess what. They track your ever...