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by yogi
Yesterday, 16:53
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 28

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

After explaining my current understanding of the UEFI situation, I found this post on one of the help boards. It's technical but not so complicated that you will not understand it. "Complicated" is the key word here. I love the last comment in the post. I think the author was being sarcastic making...
by yogi
Yesterday, 15:55
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 28

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

Reality bites! And always wins. :bleh: To answer your question about why I am still fooling with Linux, I can say that in spite of all the frustrations I love the mental challenge of it all. Tinkering around with high tech is one of the last few things I can do to keep my mind active and dementia at...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:40
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 110
Views: 673

Re: Another Win For Linux

Only you, the webmaster, can accurately assess how much security your websites need. In general I'd agree with you that no sensitive information is being passed through your domain. That makes you (and me) happy so, as you say, why bother with any proactive security? There are people who for whateve...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:26
Forum: Chats
Topic: .htaccess
Replies: 26
Views: 87

Re: .htaccess

Twitter made some tweaks to the way they do things. The only thing I'm interested in knowing is if the people I'm following are real or robots. One day I lost about 40 followers which Twitter deemed were not real people. Why the hell a robot would follow me is a mystery. It's easy enough to tell the...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 49
Views: 196

Re: Migration Paths

Cable networks are typically fiber optics. Your home Internet connection could be anything and most likely not fiber. Thus there is a technical limit to what you can see over the Internet. It boils down to bandwidth which old guys like myself have a hard time seeing the difference. I'm happy with VG...
by yogi
Yesterday, 14:10
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 236
Views: 2329

Re: Ski By Fire

I know why the schools only wanted to teach what the manufacturers were selling. It all has to do with warranty work. Any unconventional methods would void the warranty, which is why the dealer never did anything but put in a cork gasket on my transmission. I'm certain the mechanics at the Chrysler ...
by yogi
Yesterday, 07:48
Forum: BFChat Happenings
Topic: Software Updates
Replies: 17
Views: 3608

Re: Software Updates

Nice to see you again. Come by more often if you can. :grin:
by yogi
17 May 2019, 15:39
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 28

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

I think if I were trying to do something simple here we would not be having this conversation. Dual boot is a feature that appeals to a specific audience which is not in the majority of computer users. But, there are enough of us out there, and Microsoft truly has taken a liking for Linux so that th...
by yogi
17 May 2019, 14:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 110
Views: 673

Re: Another Win For Linux

I was offered the opportunity to go with SSL, and they never mentioned it would cost any extra. As I say, the directory is already on the server. All I need to do is move the site over there and supply an encryption key. About the only thing needing protection here is the password. Many people use t...
by yogi
17 May 2019, 12:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 236
Views: 2329

Re: Ski By Fire

Manually shifting an automatic transmission kind of defeats the purpose of it being automatic. LOL I loved all the cars I had with manual shifts, but when I had to switch it was complete. Once in a great while I have tried lower gears to get up a slippery driveway in winter. The traction actually wa...
by yogi
17 May 2019, 12:35
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 49
Views: 196

Re: Migration Paths

I have heard that story about free light in the past but never heard about shatterproof florescents. It makes sense, I suppose, but the only time I ever broke one was on purpose inside a trash can. You would think with all the free RF energy floating around that somebody would have figured a way to ...
by yogi
17 May 2019, 12:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: .htaccess
Replies: 26
Views: 87

Re: .htaccess

Yes, that is the intelligence/counter intelligence game. There are times when we let the enemy know some "secrets" just to mislead them. And, of course, they reciprocate with the same ploy. Last I read about the unsecured private phone carried by the president, he refused to give it up. A lot of thi...
by yogi
16 May 2019, 16:53
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 15
Views: 28

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

It's an endless discussion, isn't it? Linux or Windows, which is better? LOL The argument which points the finger at Microsoft for UEFI is flawed. BIOS/MBR was invented in 1975, more or less. It went 40 years without becoming obsolete. I think that is an exceptional run in the high tech computer wor...
by yogi
16 May 2019, 16:02
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 110
Views: 673

Re: Another Win For Linux

Setting your site to an Informational class doesn't change the security level. Whether you are offering information or collecting data about the site visitor, it's clear that you are not using SSL via the https:// protocol. It's a pain in the butt to set up which is why I never did it, but if more p...
by yogi
16 May 2019, 15:16
Forum: Chats
Topic: .htaccess
Replies: 26
Views: 87

Re: .htaccess

It's spread spectrum. There are many (I don't know exactly how many) channels of secure communication in use during one transmission. I'd guess no less than 128, but there could be more. The voice is chopped up into pieces and the pieces are spread out over all the channels in random order. Even if ...
by yogi
16 May 2019, 15:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 49
Views: 196

Re: Migration Paths

I am guessing here, but if everything were run perfectly and as efficiently as it could be, the cost of running this entire country would be in the millions and not in the billion/trillion dollar range. About half the work force, maybe more, would be without jobs if everything ran a max performance....
by yogi
16 May 2019, 14:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 236
Views: 2329

Re: Ski By Fire

The Saturn I drive has paddles on the steering wheel to allow shifting of gears without taking your hands off the wheel. I thought that was a brilliant idea, even if it was a feature I never had a use for. Why the hell would I want to manually shift a car that I paid to have automatic transmission i...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:34
Forum: Current Events
Topic: It's Not The Sun's Fault
Replies: 8
Views: 21

Re: It's Not The Sun's Fault

Anything but global warming, of course. LOL
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:31
Forum: Chats
Topic: Ski By Fire
Replies: 236
Views: 2329

Re: Ski By Fire

I never liked automatic transmissions for the exact reasons you describe. There is lag and in some cases no control over the transmission of power. I suppose I burned out a few clutches in my time downshifting manual transmissions, but at least I had the control I was expecting. I don't know that th...
by yogi
15 May 2019, 12:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Migration Paths
Replies: 49
Views: 196

Re: Migration Paths

You are correct about the attempt to put the power grid under computer control. Those computers, however, are the targets of those foreign agents who are trying to learn as much as they can about what we are doing. It's not right for a huge block of the country to go down, and I can assure you that ...