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    • in reply to: Chredge coming to Linux #2299281
      Charlie
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      I’m assuming that Chredge needs to be updated, as was IE.  I wonder how that will work, thru Linux or MS?  If it’s MS, it would not be worth the risk.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Risk of Internet Graphics #2298870
      Charlie
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      Doesn’t UBlock Origin do that?  It’s not a firewall but blocks a ton of ads and their graphics.  This to me would seem to make web browsing a bit safer.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Windows Update quits checking? #2298444
      Charlie
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      Well, knock on wood, things have been good with no more update problems.  Just reporting in, in case anyone was wondering.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Docking stations: Combining the best of laptops and desktops #2298178
      Charlie
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      I’m still using an old circa 2003 IBM ThinkPad T-40 laptop with a matching IBM ThinkPad docking station made for it exactly.  I’m not sure if it’s hot detachable (I never had reason to try it).  It has everything a person could want back then – mouse port, keyboard port, parallel port, VGA port, and 4 USB ports.  I mainly use it because I can plug in a 15″ external monitor in lieu of the small 14″ screen that’s part of the laptop.  Also have a USB mouse and a PS1 keyboard plugged into it.  Still works fine but you have to make sure dust doesn’t get into the connector.  Things go a bit haywire then.  These are original IBM, not Lenovo.

      I’m looking for a docking station to use with my 2007 Sony VAIO laptop, but from what I’ve read here it sounds like the more current stations are not as reliable as the older ones.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Smartphone Survey #2297639
      Charlie
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      Not really so foolish, in the 80’s & 90’s I would turn my CB on in my car and listen to the truck drivers on channel 19.  I got first hand news of car crashes and other things that slowed or stopped traffic when I was commuting to and from work.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

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      in reply to: Smartphone Survey #2297543
      Charlie
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      That is really a matter of opinion. I get photos sent to me in emails that are 4, 5, & 6 Megabytes each in file size, mainly because of the extremely high megapixels used by phone cameras today.  Pictures taken at 10 to 12 or more megapixels could be used to print a wall mural! My cellphone camera uses two or three megapixels and I get great pictures to put in emails or print normal size pictures if needed and they’re less than 1 Megabyte in file (jpg) size.

      All that extra file space costs you either hard drive space or cloud space that you pay for.  And by the way, my flip phone is less than a year old.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Smartphone Survey #2297508
      Charlie
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      We are talking about Smartphones here and they are bigger and put out more light in a dark room.  It seems that many people today can’t seem to bear the idea of turning off their smartphone so they “silence” it by putting it in vibrate mode.  Even though you can’t hear their phone go off in a movie theater, you sure can see that big bright screen when the person checks to see who is calling or emailing them.  This is very annoying to me.

      My Flip Phone has a nice camera too.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Smartphone Survey #2297352
      Charlie
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      I have a flip open Star Trek type cell phone.  The main reason I got it was because there are so few, if any, public telephones that are convenient anymore.  I mainly carry it for emergencies when I’m out, especially in my old cars.  It costs me around $12.90 a month plus 23 cents a minute if I make a call.  I’ve only given the number to a few trusted relatives and I keep it turned off.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

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      in reply to: Not getting Firefox 80.0.1 #2296551
      Charlie
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      Yeah, same here.  But if I see complicated things like that I at least know that there’s probably something relatively important.  “Bug” is a keyword too.  Feature updates like picture-in-picture and the like are not important to me.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Yes, you do need to patch sooner or later #2296542
      Charlie
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      A few years ago, I hardly ever installed updates. Had one XP desktop with two kids pounding on it for year with no AV operating (oops!) and no issues beyond all the junkware they downloaded.

      The key words here are Kids and Junkware they downloaded.  In general, kids will click on anything that grabs their attention.  You just can’t do that anymore.  Thanks for bring up a very good point.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

      in reply to: Not getting Firefox 80.0.1 #2296309
      Charlie
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      I always check Mozilla’s Release Notes to see what’s being changed and depending on what I see, that makes me update sooner or later.  Security changes and improvements get my attention first.  Cosmetic nonsense will make me wait, unless there’s a necessary security fix in there too.  I hate it when they combine the two.  Here’s an example from Mozilla:

      Release Notes – Mozilla
      http://www.mozilla.org › en-US › firefox › notes
      Sep 1, 2020 – 80.0.1. Firefox Release. Fixed a performance regression when encountering new intermediate CA certificates (bug 1661543). Fixed crashes possibly related to GPU resets (bug 1627616). Fixed rendering on some sites using WebGL (bug 1659225). Fixed the zoom-in keyboard shortcut on Japanese language builds (bug 1661895).

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      in reply to: Not getting Firefox 80.0.1 #2296057
      Charlie
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      I just got mine today too.  It’s installed and running now.  I don’t know what the big deal was over a 0.0.1 update but I guess they had their reasons.

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      in reply to: Not getting Firefox 80.0.1 #2295813
      Charlie
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      I’ve been offered that 4.15.0-117 kernel in Update Manager too and I haven’t yet installed it.  It seems like I no sooner install a new kernel update, and another one comes along.  This was something I didn’t expect, but if they are just security or program fixes coming from the Update Manager then I guess they’re not too dangerous.

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      in reply to: Not getting Firefox 80.0.1 #2295812
      Charlie
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      If you decide to download 80.0.1, then you will likely need to reconfigure it to match any personalization/custom settings, addons, etc. you currently have. To me, I’m not sure it’s worth the hassle, so I’m sitting tight on what I have (FF80.0)

      Yeah thanks, that makes sense to me.  I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one waiting.  Hope they get it straightened out soon.  Like you, I’m going to sit tight where I am, and everything works fine.

      Win 7, Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz, Linux Mint 19.1, Klaatu barada nikto

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      in reply to: Not getting Firefox 80.0.1 #2295807
      Charlie
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      I’m sorry but I’ve never had to update Firefox outside of the Update Manager that comes with Mint 19.1, the updates have always been there within a few days of release.  To do it this way do I have to use something like apt-get in Terminal?  I’m not real comfortable with that yet.  I’m wondering why the Linux guys are dragging their feet on this – or do I need to get a newer Kernel?  I wouldn’t think that should matter since I already have FF 80.

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