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by yogi
12 Jun 2019, 13:42
Forum: Computers
Topic: Multiboot Linux and Windows
Replies: 13
Views: 62

Re: Multiboot Linux and Windows

It's a shame in some ways that Linux is as flexible as it is because it appears there is little if any standardization among the popular distributions. The unpopular distributions are a game of Russian Roulette in that several don't work even on legacy BIOS. Based on what I already tried with Linux ...
by yogi
12 Jun 2019, 12:04
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 34
Views: 121

Re: Warranty Irony

Of course I believe you have a 286 stashed away in your closet. I do as well with Windows 3.1 on it. It's the first computer I bought for my youngest daughter. Now that you mention it, I probably should check to see if the batteries are ok. My greatest problem with laptops is the flat keyboard and m...
by yogi
11 Jun 2019, 17:32
Forum: Computers
Topic: Multiboot Linux and Windows
Replies: 13
Views: 62

Multiboot Linux and Windows

We tend to be a little bit random here and not stick to the subject line for very long. That's perfectly fine with me, but it does create a problem when I'm trying to recall a sub-topic we were discussing. So, the solution is to start a new thread and tell you it's related to something we talked abo...
by yogi
11 Jun 2019, 12:32
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 34
Views: 121

Re: Warranty Irony

There are several options for solid state memory. One is what you probably have seen and are most familiar with, a clone of the traditional HDD's you'll find in any laptop. This is the kind of SSD I used to turbocharge my Windows 7 installation. I was stunned at what it did for booting. I never real...
by yogi
11 Jun 2019, 12:07
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 188
Views: 1508

Re: Another Win For Linux

The GE fridge we had up north went south a few years after we owned it. It stopped cooling, but not altogether. We limped along for a few weeks then called in service. The tech had to disassemble the entire freezer section to get at the problem. It seems that for whatever reason the cooling coils we...
by yogi
11 Jun 2019, 11:52
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 57
Views: 277

Re: Block This

Sorting through a mish-mosh of files to find duplicates doesn't have to be complicated. There are built in commands right in Linux that will do it for you pretty quick. What you decide to use depends on the final results you are looking for, of course, but I can say from your brief description that ...
by yogi
10 Jun 2019, 15:47
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 57
Views: 277

Re: Block This

I think Microsoft and Ubuntu have some kind of sweetheart deal going for them. The first version of Ubuntu I tried out about ten years ago made me think of the Windows desktop. Then when Microsoft decided to support instead of fight Linux, they went to Ubuntu first. I'm not surprised to see a lot of...
by yogi
10 Jun 2019, 15:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 188
Views: 1508

Re: Another Win For Linux

I knew somebody that worked at Best Buy. She claimed that they routinely removed those doors in order to jam the cooker though a tight spot. I asked how they put the door back on and she didn't know because she personally never had to do it. But, I was thinking, if the idiots in Best Buy's warehouse...
by yogi
10 Jun 2019, 15:15
Forum: Computers
Topic: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome
Replies: 24
Views: 89

Re: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome

The Bootstrap framework is slowing down your website. It may not be perceptible but the CSS from that library is not as clean and straight forward as when it's manually written. This works for a lot of people who don't have the time or the knowledge to do things the long way. Actually it would run q...
by yogi
10 Jun 2019, 14:57
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 34
Views: 121

Re: Warranty Irony

Let me tell you, Gary, nobody has more concern about the location of that prodigal screw than me myself. I spent my entire working life tinkering with electronic assemblies and know very well what the potential for irreversible damage could be. I did everything but remove the motherboard from its mo...
by yogi
09 Jun 2019, 19:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Warranty Irony
Replies: 34
Views: 121

Warranty Irony

This is a continuation of the thread wherein I ask if Linux is worth all the trouble. I'm not so pro-Windows that I refuse to evaluate and explore the potentials of Linux. Yet, as of this writing, I would have say, no, Linux is not worth all the trouble. That is a qualified "no" which only applies t...
by yogi
09 Jun 2019, 15:00
Forum: Computers
Topic: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome
Replies: 24
Views: 89

Re: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome

The home page for Brainformation Forums is the only HTML i wrote for this site. The rest of it is all generated within phpBB automatically. It's kind of like a helper program, but a heck of a lot cleaner and compliant with accepted standards. I could get into the core and modify anything I want here...
by yogi
09 Jun 2019, 14:43
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 188
Views: 1508

Re: Another Win For Linux

My wife has an LG phone and it's acceptable. The voice quality is poor at best. When I talk to my daughters on that phone they sound like somebody else. I have no trouble recognizing their voices on my Pixel, which is only about four times the price of the LG phone. When we moved down here we looked...
by yogi
09 Jun 2019, 14:23
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 57
Views: 277

Re: Block This

I think you got the better end of the deal. LOL That's a pretty impressive hub if you have a need for all those ports. I know you never throw anything away and that you will be very happy with your new found IDE bus. Now all you need is the time to go through your collection of antique memory devices.
by yogi
08 Jun 2019, 14:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: Another Win For Linux
Replies: 188
Views: 1508

Re: Another Win For Linux

I think MSI might be on shaky grounds with the way they worded their warranty advisory. However, there is always a question of how the failure occurred. Typical warranties cover "parts and workmanship" for whatever period stated. If the processor died, for example, a sealed unit would guarantee that...
by yogi
08 Jun 2019, 14:15
Forum: Computers
Topic: Block This
Replies: 57
Views: 277

Re: Block This

I can't deny that I grew up in a toxic environment. In theory all those things are bad and will shorten your life if not make your long life miserable. I think that is the key. You and I are living in marvelous times. If it wasn't for all the high tech drugs that became available since we left those...
by yogi
08 Jun 2019, 13:50
Forum: Computers
Topic: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome
Replies: 24
Views: 89

Re: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome

A funny thing about the hosting service I have now is that it's cheaper to run a business plan than to run a hobby site. I don't recall the details now, but I think the very first version of this site was one of two plans offered by 3essentials. I took the cheaper one solely based on cost. All the g...
by yogi
08 Jun 2019, 13:27
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 57
Views: 353

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

Two of the puzzles on that linked page are missing some heavy black borders. All the other puzzles look pretty good. My total experience with WordPress is under one hour of my time investigating it. It dfidn't look all that complicated but I wasn't interested in blogging at the time. Templates are a...
by yogi
07 Jun 2019, 14:58
Forum: Computers
Topic: Is Linux Really Worth it?
Replies: 57
Views: 353

Re: Is Linux Really Worth it?

My wife is the Sudoku player. She now has an app for that on her iPad and her smartphone. I doubt that those puzzles extend into the super braniac range, but some are very challenging. It's my wife's interest that got me going one day. I played Sudoku for a few weeks and then decided it was a Japane...
by yogi
07 Jun 2019, 14:41
Forum: Computers
Topic: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome
Replies: 24
Views: 89

Re: Ad Blocking Blocked in Chrome

I think companies that specialize in web hosting go about their business in a different manner than those companies who offer it as a service in addition to their core product. The dedicated hosting folks know what they are doing and have a team of technicians dedicated to the hosting servers. They ...