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by joany
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Technology run amok?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Technology run amok?

I saw an interesting news article about a recent Apple patent that disables smart phone cameras when a certain infrared signal is detected. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/06/29/apple-patents-technology-for-deactivating-iphone-cameras-at-live/ Ostensibly, the purpose is to prevent people ...
by joany
Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Rebooting Virtual Machine
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Rebooting Virtual Machine

I'm currently have a Win7 virtual machine installed in VirtualBox Version 5.0.24 with the latest VirtualBox extensions installed (although this particular problem goes back to earlier versions as well). The problem involves rebooting Win7 after installing a software upgrade, or applying the Start --...
by joany
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 22
Views: 599

Re: The Weather

The weather here in Pennsylvania has been kind of goofy this year. We had a Winter with mild temperatures and a record snowfall, followed by an early "Spring" in March, then a drop in temperatures in April-May. June has been very hot and dry, although today we have a welcome break from hot...
by joany
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Inconsistency from SMTube
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Inconsistency from SMTube

When playing certain YouTube videos on SMTube, they will stream perfectly when SMPlayer is selected from the list of choices on the playback menu, but neither VLC, nor UGet, nor others will handle them. However, this only happens with certain videos. Most videos will play on VLC, UGet, and all other...
by joany
Sun May 29, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Community Fun
Topic: Warning! You're being hacked by a Linux user!!
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Warning! You're being hacked by a Linux user!!

When enrolling in various Internet sites that require providing an email address, I always use a "disposable" email account so my personal email account doesn't get clogged up with spam. I recently set up a new gmail account for that purpose, but Google keeps sending me warning messages th...
by joany
Sun May 15, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Incorrect dependency for Thunderbird in CR?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Incorrect dependency for Thunderbird in CR?

I uploaded the fixed version--if you want it quickly, the debs can be downloaded in a 140 MB zip file here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxE7wbgixC4GSEJYRmNPNWtidWs Thanks so much. Could you provide a fixed version for MX-14 as well? BTW, I don't see a little "thumbs up" anywhere. Ho...
by joany
Sat May 14, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Incorrect dependency for Thunderbird in CR?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Incorrect dependency for Thunderbird in CR?

Apt-Notifier and Synaptic both show the following Thunderbird upgrade: 45.0-mozillabinaries-1mcr120+1 --> 45.1.0-mozillabinaries-1mcr120+1 However, when I try to upgrade Thunderbird, I get this error: Thunderbird: Depends: libpango-1.0-0 (>=1.14) but it is not installable I checked my installed pack...
by joany
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Since the MINT hack, I've been wondering ...
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Since the MINT hack, I've been wondering ...

To answer KernSpy's questions: - I have MX-14 installed currently, but plan on upgrading to MX-15 in due time (upgrading to a new OS running KDE is a rather long process for me). - My firewall runs in full stealth mode. - I use Firestarter (it's very easy to configure) - If "sandboxware" m...
by joany
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Linuxmint downloads links hacked
Replies: 51
Views: 2537

Re: Linuxmint downloads links hacked via WordPress

Does anyone install an iso and install it without first comparing its md5sum to the hash code that's published??
by joany
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: KDE MX-15
Topic: MX-15 - favorite KDE tweaks
Replies: 112
Views: 6262

Re: MX-15 - favorite KDE tweaks

Around February 2014, I posted a list of things I had to do in order to get KDE up and running on MX-14. I haven't attempted this with MX-15 64-bit as of yet because things are much too busy ATM, but I'll probably get around to it sometime in January '16. It should only take 15 minutes to get a semi...

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