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CptnChrysler

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  1. While I'm not surprised that linux isn't the best choice for some of you. I am quite surprised by the complaints about drivers, I now find the driver situation on Linux much better than for Windows. I'm using Arch Linux on two machines and Mythbuntu 16.4 on the media center at home. I can't remember the last time I even thought about drivers on linux, though admittedly I don't buy bleeding edge Motherboards or Graphics cards. In fact my Canon flatbed scanner which hasn't worked under Windows since 64bit arrived, 'works out of the box' under linux. As do my TV tuner cards and every other device I own, every diver I have needed for years has been compiled into the kernel by default. The only driver I've needed to install manually in quite a few years was the Brother printer driver. (I suppose there is always an exception to prove every rule.) On the upside, what I love about linux is : the lack of 'tag along crapware' trying to install itself when you install software the consistency of distro repositories and especially the pacman package manager on Arch the smaller target linux based OS's present to malware not needing to concern myself with licences and serials the OS and all the software I need is freeware the Open Source and Free Software communities no Windows Registry That last is important, I prefer human readable text configuration files that I can understand and edit with confidence. As for Docker - It probably has a place in some limited way but there are problems with that approach also. I prefer distro specific packages maintained for that distro by package maintainers. Here's some reading http://kmkeen.com/maintainers-matter/index.html
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    Nexus device Android updates

    Hi Jeruselem, The current version for Nexus Player is 6.0.1 as at 20/08/16. Looks like you're up to date. Source: https://developers.google.com/android/nexus/images
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    Homosexual sex is disgusting

    That's why I keep coming back here...
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    Recommend me a VPN

    Hi bowiee, I've been using https://www.privateinternetaccess.com for a while now - have never had a glitch and at $39.95US a year not too costly. No Log files kept, multiple exit points, OpenVPN, PPTN, IPSEC/L2TP, SOCKS5 proxy. Up to 5 devices simultaneously. There is good setup instructions on the site but I've never needed tech support so can't comment on that (Maybe thats a good thing?).
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    Do you still identify with your handle?

    Mine was a reference to my car at the time. Now 7 years and 3 cars later...Not so relevant. This is the only place I use that tag.
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    What's on your mind?

    Just sitting here watching the police dealing with the aftermath of a fatal traffic collision 50m out front of my business. Drive safe people - for your loved ones.
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    The night my father died.

    Smakme - Sounds like you were in the right place at the right time AND had the courage to do what needed doing. To keep him oxygenated for 12mins with no pulse is an amazing feat. I congratulate you.
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    Which personal cloud?

    Owncloud is worth a look. http://owncloud.org/
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    Missing articles (website)

    Is this the one? http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/82898,everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-video-codecs.aspx/1
  10. No Prob, Just check with one stick installed at a time.
  11. Memtest86+ http://www.memtest.org/
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    So Bbc Thinks That Vpn = Piracy Now?

    The TV Licence inspector... _CQI44K0QoQ But on a serious note, the BBC alleging that heavy VPN usage = Piracy is just wrong. As a quick example: What about UK residents with a TV licence using VPN to keep up with their homegrown content whilst travelling? They've paid for the content via their licence already. If the BBC have a problem with people using VPN for bypassing region blocking then they need to revisit their licencing and content provision and offer other legitimate means to access that content from outside the UK. Overseas people can be paying customers if done right. Draconian measures won't stop piracy - you need to make it simpler and cost effective to just purchase the content rather than to try pirate it. Bugger - the forums changed how youtube links are done. Try this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CQI44K0QoQ
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    Email Client

    If I remember correctly, Thunderbird uses mbox format - Sylpheed can import this format.
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    Email Client

    I like Sylpheed - I run it on a low memory netbook - Never crashed on me so far.
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    Because You’re Worthless: The Dark Side Of Indie PR

    How right he is. Individuals can be pleasant, smart and a pleasure to deal with. Working with the general public you're commonly dealing with the lowest common denominator in all these categories.
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