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Offline mauzki

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The comfort of linux!
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:41:22 AM »
Does anyone else just appreciate that Linux acts as a safe harbor for us? Like, were not at the whim of Microsofts big privacy change or Apples push towards IOS on a desktop? For example as a person who's not a fan of flat icons, I have no where else to go! But no matter what happens with the horrible theme trends of the time, their will be someone providing a theme I like, hah even now I'm running a **** skin! How long till that  whole platform of customization implodes thanks to the windows platform!?

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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 09:00:24 PM »
safe in other ways too...

I'm currently working at The Salvation Army thrift Store in my area...   and we were going through a bunch of stuff that was on some shelves in the back room, and turned up a Passport external HD. They decided to price it at $15 (I have no idea what size it is) but people are worried about hooking it up to any of the windows computers because who knows if it has a virus on it, or maybe is full of child porn or what?

So I figure if nobody buys it (we employees are not permitted to buy anything unless it's been on the shelf for a week) I will buy it, because I really don't have to worry if it has a virus... I can easily wipe it in Linux and have no serious concerns that it might infect my computer...
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 04:14:13 PM »
You are preaching to the choir, Mazuki... I have 4 "Linux does what win don't" videos which cover 40 reasons why I think Linux is superior and that does not even come close to the number of advantages you gained by kicking proprietary operating systems to the curb... I am always discovering new ways to get things done.... Manjaro powers my main machine and Lubuntu powers my netbook server... it is YOUR OS... and you can make it do anything YOU want... Look at the code, change it... Leave the plastic factory wrapping on... or.... RIP OUT THE DVD BAY and INSTALL A CUISINART... then carve your name into the chassis to REALLY MAKE IT YOURS! The only limit is your imagination! HA HA!
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Re: Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 11:05:11 PM »
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You are preaching to the choir, Mazuki... I have 4 "Linux does what win don't" videos which cover 40 reasons why I think Linux is superior and that does not even come close to the number of advantages you gained by kicking proprietary operating systems to the curb... I am always discovering new ways to get things done.... Manjaro powers my main machine and Lubuntu powers my netbook server... it is YOUR OS... and you can make it do anything YOU want... Look at the code, change it... Leave the plastic factory wrapping on... or.... RIP OUT THE DVD BAY and INSTALL A CUISINART... then carve your name into the chassis to REALLY MAKE IT YOURS! The only limit is your imagination! HA HA!

When you making a video on that Cuisinart thing?
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2018, 07:07:31 AM »
A Linux powered (non-alcoholic) SMOOTHIE MAKER!
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Re: Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2018, 02:20:34 PM »
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2018, 03:36:43 PM »
Maybe I've become a crotchety old man but I don't see any need for kitchen appliances to have an internet connection.
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Re: Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2018, 11:04:08 AM »
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Maybe I've become a crotchety old man but I don't see any need for kitchen appliances to have an internet connection.

Definitely just crotchety. I want to be able to make video calls on my FRIDGE GAL DARNIT!
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2018, 04:14:17 PM »
Your refrigerator needs an internet connection to order supplies from your local grocer in order to have them shipped to your home on grocery day. These days your refrigerator knows when you run out of milk, eggs, cheese and other foods! Gadgets like that are perfect for people who can afford to wipe with SILK instead of TOILET PAPER! HA HA HA HA HA!
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2018, 09:32:49 PM »
all I can say is look for the episide of the X Files from season 11 called:
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you might have a different view of IoT once you've seen that
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2018, 07:23:26 AM »
fraterchaos.... YOU'RE FIRED! How many times do we need to tell you not to believe everything you see on TV? <shakes head> Now clean off your desk and turn in your name-tag! LOLOL
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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2018, 04:02:45 PM »
oh Spat, I don't believe EVERYTHING I see on TV... just the X-Files...

them aliens is comin' I tells ya...
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Re: Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2018, 12:37:54 PM »
I haven't seen it, probably never will.  However, my view of IoT needs no more evidence than the Android ecosystem where you have millions of older devices that haven't seen updates in YEARS.  Devices are released with vulnerabilities and never see any sort of update, I've had devices that NEVER  saw an update in spite of the fact that I knew they had vulnerabilities that could be exploited.  That's why I never keep anything important on my phone and treat it as completely disposable. 

If some enterprising troublemaker wanted to cause complete chaos, they could probably shut down half of the internet simply by hijacking IoT devices.

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all I can say is look for the episide of the X Files from season 11 called:
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you might have a different view of IoT once you've seen that
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Re: Re: Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2018, 05:02:59 PM »
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I haven't seen it, probably never will.  However, my view of IoT needs no more evidence than the Android ecosystem where you have millions of older devices that haven't seen updates in YEARS.  Devices are released with vulnerabilities and never see any sort of update, I've had devices that NEVER  saw an update in spite of the fact that I knew they had vulnerabilities that could be exploited.  That's why I never keep anything important on my phone and treat it as completely disposable.

If some enterprising troublemaker wanted to cause complete chaos, they could probably shut down half of the internet simply by hijacking IoT devices.

the stroy line is pretty twisted, but enjoyable.

Mulder and Scully go to a fully automated sushi restaurant. The thing serves Mudler a blobfish instead of what he ordered.

He puts his card in to pay and the thing won't release his card, so he bangs on the counter, and it warns him not to bang but still wont release his card. Meanwhile it keeps sending friend requests and tip requests to their phones, which they ignore.

The restaurant doesn't want to let them out when they finally decide to give up on getting Mulder's credit card back. Some kind of self driving Uber arrives for Scully and takes her home, only it plays music really loud and won't drive at a reasonable speed, and Mulder's GPS keeps sending him back to the restaurant.

When Scully gets home her alarm system won;t stop going off, her TV and sound system keep playing at full volume, she receives a drone package of an automatic robot vacuum that starts smashing stuff and spying on her...

Meanwhile Fox vcan't get through to his credit card company either on his phone or online, then little quadcopter drones begin invading his house.

Eventually they meet back up when Scully's house explodes because the gas fireplace3 turns on and she barely gets out through a plate glass patio door.

They are chased halfway across the city by drones, and end up in an automatic factory (al la Terminator) after ditching all their ph9ones and other devices in a garbage can. The automatic factory tries to kill then and they end up locked in an office or science lab. Finally a robot enters, holding their phones.

Mulder takes his phone from the robot when it offers it, and it is warning him he's only got 15 seconds left to give a tip to the restaurant... he finally gives a tip and all the machines go back to acting normal, except the robot says as it is leaving "We Learn From You"

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Re: The comfort of linux!
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2018, 06:48:57 AM »
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 "We Learn From You"

I learn from you too! I just sent a message to Mulder and Scully... They are coming for you carrying a nice snug straitjacket... You will get Class A accommodations at the nearest RUBBER ROOM! HAH! 
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