* Posts by sansva

15 posts • joined 29 Aug 2019

Another Debian dust-up with Firefox dependencies – but there is an annoying and awkward workaround

sansva

Install Firefox directly from mozilla.org

Why doesn't this article mention installing Firefox by downloading it from mozilla.org, which is actually the best way to install it IMHO. For many desktop applications which get updated frequently the preferred way of installing them is directly from the vendor unless there's some overriding or exceptional need to do otherwise.

Also, the article mentions nothing about the non-free Debian repository, which a desktop user is almost certainly going to want to enable, unless again there's some overriding or exceptional situation.

Linus Torvalds went six days without electricity, swears smaller 5.12 kernel is co-incidental

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No Backup Gen?

Whoa no backup gen for da man? No solar-charged smart home battery??

So, bye-bye mighty nerd haven Fry’s, took Silicon to the Valley... and now you must die

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To me it was over when the Robert Austin computer shows ended. Here is one of the e-mails they used to send:

Dear ,

Here is your email Discount Coupon for Computer Show at the

OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER. Look for the admission offers below

to save on admission prices.

*****************************************************

** NOW GET FREE COMPUTER SHOW ADMISSION *************

*****************************************************

*****************************************************

SEND OR BRING 5 FRIENDS AND GET A FREE ADMISSION COUPON BY MAIL !

We are pleased to present our VIP Free admission program.

For each 5 of your coupons turned in toward admission we will

send to you, by snail mail, one VIP FREE ADMISSION COUPON Good

at any show. With this VIP Admission Ticket you can walk

straight to the turnstile and turn it in as your ticket to

the show. The Red Carpet is Back ! !

So what this means is that you can take your coupon and copy it

and give it to all of your friends, co-workers, club members,

classmates or customers and receive by U.S. Mail one

VIP FREE ADMISSION TICKET for each 5 of your coupons turned in.

Each of the coupons has an account number on it, that is used to

keep track of your coupon usage. We only ask that you do not

distribute the coupons at the show. The Robert Austin Corporation

has put this program into place to encourage wide distribution of

the discount coupons. This will make for a bigger show where we

can bring you more exhibitors, lower prices and expanded seminar

topics.

Best regards

Fred Hansen

Robert Austin Corp.

***** SHOW CALENDAR ****************** 1376 E **********

The above coupon is also good for these shows:

OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER

10th and Broadway, Downtown Oakland In The Beautiful Marriott Hotel

June 17, 2000 Saturday Show

July 8, 2000 Saturday Show

San Mateo show at the COW PALACE

Geneva and Santos in Daly City

July 1, 2000 Saturday Lower Level enter Gate 5

July 22, 2000 Saturday Lower Level enter Gate 5

********* Seminars ************** Seminars **********************

SEMINAR AREA 1 -- THE TECH BENCH

10:00 - 4:00 Do you have a PC problem that has you stumped? Bring

your computer to the show and we will have an area for you to set it

up. We will have technical experts available that will give our

best advice on how to solve your problem. Hardware, Software

installation,

Software operation, Bring us any problem. There is no charge for

this service (and no guarantee of success) but we will do our best!

Hosted by Tyrrell Morris TURBO LABS

SEMINAR REQUESTS If you have any special interests for seminars please

let us know. We welcome your input. Please tell us your idea by emailing

us at emailto:suggestions@groupten.com

********************************* 1376 E **********

This Computer Show is the INTERNET information & shopping place

For show information on the web Visit and BOOKMARK us at

http://www.robertaustin.com

BOOKMARK this site to get up to the minute show information and

directions

Please make as many copies of your discount coupon as needed and

BRING YOUR FRIENDS to the show.

***** Be an Exhibitor **** 1376 E **** Be an Exhibitor *****

Some of the benefits of exhibiting in the computer shows are:

Large amount of daily sales at the shows, Tremendous amounts

of advertising exposure for their stores, Opportunity to start

and run a new business quickly and easily at a very low cost. Let

Robert Austin bring the customers to you.

If you would like information on exhibiting in the

shows, please call the sales office at 650-342-1400.

******* WHAT YOU WILL SEE ************* 1376 E ******

SEMINARS FREE to hear from and talk to experts on the HOT

topics regarding Internet and computers. DON'T miss this ! !

BUSINESS COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE

If you use the computer or Internet at your company this is the

place to learn about them and buy

DON'T PAY RETAIL PRICES FOR YOUR COMPUTER NEEDS

FABULOUS PRICES--- 40 Companies all bringing their best

selection of merchandise and selling at rock bottom prices.

DON'T MISS THE BARGAINS. NO LOWER COMPUTER

PRICES IN THE BAY AREA. Wholesale to

the public. Save up to 90% on new name brand equipment

HARDWARE Huge selection of computer systems, and accessories at

rock bottom prices

SOFTWARE You will not find a better selection of computer software

including CD ROM's anywhere, being sold at prices that you must see to

believe

BAY AREAS ONLY RETAIL COMPUTER SHOW HUGE SELECTION -Over 40 companies

all come together to compete for your business by providing

the lowest prices, best selection, and best customer service possible.

CAREERS IN COMPUTERS - EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES

See Computer education schools to explore careers in computers or to

upgrade

your talents in the computer field.

LATEST TECHNOLOGY -- These shows bring you together with the

manufacturers

that are introducing the very latest advances in technology

EXPERT ASSISTANCE -- Are you tired of purchasing products from stores

with

clerks that have no product knowledge. Each of the vendors has personal

knowledge of

their products for immediate answers to your questions

CELLULAR SERVICES AND PROVIDERS Looking for wireless communications?

This is the perfect place to shop and save on pagers and cellular

service.

*********** SHOW PROGRAM ******************* 1376 E ******

[The e-mail continues with a listing of the show's vendors, too long to post here]

LastPass to limit fans of free password manager to one device type only – computer or mobile – from next month

sansva

Alternatives

Install f-droid and search for "password manager". The top two entries (according to most recently updated) are NC Password which interfaces with Nextcloud Passwords "Passwords is the most advanced password manager for Nextcloud and allows you to manage and store your passwords safely in your own cloud."

The other is KeePassDX which works with KeePass-format password entries, so you could use it with KeePass on your desktop. "KeePass is a free open source password manager, which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way."

Red Hat defends its CentOS decision, claims Stream version can cover '95% of current user workloads'

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Re: How to switch?

"The subtle differences" LOL A good Linux admin will easily understand the nuances between different distros. Many of the comments to this article really reveal a lot about the "market" for CentOS.

sansva

Re: Wow

Cringe. It's naive to evaluate an entire OS based on one particular network tool or other tools that might be provided as defaults. Many tools exist and a good sysadmin will know then all and how to choose the most appropriate ones.

sansva

As a long-time Debian user I stand back and watch and think to myself about all the CentOS fans "You get what you deserve". It's not like you all didn't know what you were dealing with the entire time.

Linux 5.10 to make Year 2038 problem the Year 2486 problem

sansva

How is this a fix for "Linux"? It is a patch to the optional XFS filesystem which yes is included in the Linux kernel, along with multiple other filesystems. XFS is not even used by default when installing any major Linux distros. It has to be manually selected.

Trump U-turns on foreign student crackdown: F-1, M-1 visa holders allowed to study online mid-pandemic in the US

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Treason

This is treason against the people of the United States. Trump is a sell out and no better than Biden. There is no choice. America is finished as a country.

Welcome to life in the Fossa lane: Ubuntu 20.04 let out of cage and Shuttleworth claims Canonical now 'commercially self sustaining'

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Go Ubuntu!

Go Ubuntu!

WSL is a waste. Last time I tried it it was nowhere close to Cygwin in terms of functionality. For example, you couldn't even run services on it. I don't use Windows anymore, but if I did I would use Cygwin and not mess with WSL at all since it can actually mess with Cygwin.

Already in final beta? That's Madagascar: Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' gets updated desktop, ZFS support

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I *will* not pronounce it "foosa". If whoever created the spelling for it wanted it pronounced that way, they should have spelled it that way. If the claim is made that that is the way it is pronounced in whatever dialect that is supposed to be, then it isn't English.

sansva

I hope you guys will do a proper review of Kubuntu 20.04 as well.

Dot-com price rises on their way over the next four years: ICANN approves Verisign contract, walks off with $20m

sansva

Registration should be non-profit by law

It should be illegal to profit from domain name registration. Meet operating expenses, ok. Profit, absolutely not. This is so corrupt it's outrageous.

Capital One 'hacker' hit with fresh charges: She burgled 30 other AWS-hosted orgs, Feds claim

sansva

I always wonder what's the appeal of accessing data like that? Unless the intention is overtly criminal - for example to sell the data on the black market - what other appeal is there? Just to get away with it? To be l33t? Whatever it is, it's l4m3.

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