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by yogi
Today, 13:32
Forum: Computers
Topic: Installing Ubuntu
Replies: 14
Views: 33

Re: Installing Ubuntu

I think if there was going to be any residual or collateral damage from the ransomware attack, you would have known it by now. The payloads are stored in many exotic places, but the more recent ones load into the temp directory, plant a seed, and then erase themselves. The seed could be hidden insid...
by yogi
Today, 12:47
Forum: Computers
Topic: Peppermint Linux
Replies: 53
Views: 198

Re: Peppermint Linux

You were quite the magician when you used Windows. LOL Those .dll files are program specific, but they often refer to shared resources such as audio drivers. The program developer has the responsibility of keeping his dll's current but that rarely happens in practice. Microsoft changes things too of...
by yogi
Today, 12:21
Forum: Computers
Topic: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel
Replies: 26
Views: 74

Re: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel

So who decides what money needs to be taken out of circulation, and exactly from where do they take that money? I can imagine banks exchanging old money for new money, but again, how do they decide? The quantities of old bills that get destroyed is enormous and I'm wondering if banks are the only pl...
by yogi
Today, 12:12
Forum: Chats
Topic: Avatar Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 578

Re: Avatar Issues

My wife's brother-in-law just bought a new car. He said the sales person was a pretty nice guy and he didn't have to haggle with him a whole lot. Part of the sale, however, was instructions on how to use the new systems in the car, such as anti-collision. He said it took nearly an hour for the sales...
by yogi
Yesterday, 17:25
Forum: Computers
Topic: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel
Replies: 26
Views: 74

Re: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel

One of the more amazing memes I've seen on the Internet involves some dude burning pallet loads of money. I guess the fed take old bills out of circulation and destroy them. That would be an interesting job for one's resume: burning money. LOL
by yogi
Yesterday, 17:13
Forum: Computers
Topic: Peppermint Linux
Replies: 53
Views: 198

Re: Peppermint Linux

The Windows vs Linux argument is so old that it has hairy mold growing on it already. I've read quite a bit outside these forums and have visited a lot of the tech support websites for Linux. Add that to my personal experience with everything we just talked about, and I must say that I've had a lot ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 16:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: Installing Ubuntu
Replies: 14
Views: 33

Re: Installing Ubuntu

Some of the security experts suggest that 95% of the malware that people see was enabled by the computer user. Very few computers are hacked unless you are high profile and have something the Russians or Chinese think they want. That means Deb probably did something she should not have done and allo...
by yogi
Yesterday, 16:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Avatar Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 578

Re: Avatar Issues

There are quite a few extra services you can subscribe to with GPS equipment. The last trip we took up north was done via my wife's smartphone and Google Maps. We don't have anything extra and the direct route is foolproof, but there have been times when we varied from the main road and needed some ...
by yogi
16 Jan 2020, 19:39
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 65
Views: 1173

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

Programming Wisdom @CodeWisdom

“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence boils down to curiosity.” - Aaron Swartz
by yogi
16 Jan 2020, 13:30
Forum: Computers
Topic: Installing Ubuntu
Replies: 14
Views: 33

Re: Installing Ubuntu

As far as all the things you are trying to do on your computer, you really are a glutton for punishment, hi hi. That may be true, but it feels so good when I stop. :lmao1: Just to recap, my current mission is to migrate Windows 7 from it's current HHD that is MBR formatted to a new SSD that is GPT/...
by yogi
16 Jan 2020, 12:26
Forum: Computers
Topic: Peppermint Linux
Replies: 53
Views: 198

Re: Peppermint Linux

Well, I have to disagree on one point. I just installed a brand new version of Windows 7 on an empty disk right out of the box. All I had to tel lit was my name, password, and what language I wanted. It never asked about my keyboard layout as does ever Linux OS I ever installed. More importantly Win...
by yogi
16 Jan 2020, 12:03
Forum: Computers
Topic: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel
Replies: 26
Views: 74

Re: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel

Back in the days when gold was used to make some coins, it was common practice to put a bunch in a bag and then shake them up. Tiny pieces of gold would flake off the edges which you could amass and sell as gold dust. I believe that is the source of the laws about defacing currency. I'm not as well ...
by yogi
16 Jan 2020, 11:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: #DeleteFacebook
Replies: 41
Views: 156

Re: #DeleteFacebook

The sad thing is, because medicine is socialized, they can't go out and buy supplemental insurance as we can here. In theory all the costs are covered and there would not be a need for supplementary coverage. The systems in the UK and Canada are what we in America would call socialized and are paid...
by yogi
16 Jan 2020, 11:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Avatar Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 578

Re: Avatar Issues

GPS maps are notoriously out of date. Given all the road work going on constantly it would be difficult for the average GPS system to stay current. The navigation systems you will see in autonomous vehicles will not be of the same caliber. They can't be. As you noted before it is critically importan...
by yogi
15 Jan 2020, 18:52
Forum: Blogs
Topic: Tweets - Notes to Self
Replies: 65
Views: 1173

Re: Tweets - Notes to Self

⚜️French Benefits⚜️ @10kbabyspiders

*rubs Doritos on both of my wrists and behind each ear*

*opens Twitter*
by yogi
15 Jan 2020, 14:55
Forum: Computers
Topic: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel
Replies: 26
Views: 74

Re: Windows Moving To A Linuix Kernel

I know we are only talking pennies here, but I thought it was highly illegal to modify any currency whatsoever. It seems like plating pennies would be a crime. LOL I have no real knowledge of how they date things millions of years old, but it used to be by measuring the amount of residual radio acti...
by yogi
15 Jan 2020, 14:42
Forum: Computers
Topic: Peppermint Linux
Replies: 53
Views: 198

Re: Peppermint Linux

I do know people are making money selling products with the Linux kernel - I'm thinking of your suggestion that iOS and Android is really Linux in disguise. Didn't realize Ubuntu was that profitable and only was vaguely aware of Fedora's business adventures. All those companies might be rooted in a ...
by yogi
15 Jan 2020, 12:25
Forum: Computers
Topic: Installing Ubuntu
Replies: 14
Views: 33

Re: Installing Ubuntu

I have notes, but not of a book publishing quality. LOL One of the things I learned is that it's futile to come up with a set of instructions for anything complex. The general requirements are well known, but looking into the support forums you would be astonished at how many variations there are in...
by yogi
15 Jan 2020, 12:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Avatar Issues
Replies: 116
Views: 578

Re: Avatar Issues

The legalities of autonomous vehicles are all but worked out. I don't know who ends up being responsible, probably the owner, but the idea behind those vehicles is to avoid collisions. There is some very sophisticated equipment in those robotic cars and that includes GPS. If there is a traffic jam i...
by yogi
15 Jan 2020, 12:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: #DeleteFacebook
Replies: 41
Views: 156

Re: #DeleteFacebook

The general idea in healthcare is the same as in any other business; maximize profits. There are incentives built into our system to be competitive and provide a high quality service or product. Those incentives are what drives the business people to do better than the competition so that the bottom...