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    account closure

    IRL problems once again are spilling over into the forum for me and affecting my interactions here negatively, like my previous yetiman64 account :(
    Please close my account and remove my personal...
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    Re: Bill Gates a champion for openness!?

    Understood.

    I definitely would not "discard" the research, that would be foolish. Use in good faith but independently verify every last thing you use from that source is how I'd view it. The...
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    [xubuntu] Re: reloading XP

    What sort of hardware specs do you have ? What brand/model of printer ?

    With XP being unsupported and your need only for it to run a printer, it may pay for you to consider running XP in a virtual...
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    Re: Bill Gates a champion for openness!?

    +1, yes.


    ...

    Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/india-holds-bill-gates-accountable-for.html
    I found this story while looking up a similar story regarding Bill Gates views on...
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    Re: Bill Gates a champion for openness!?

    Yeah same here for the thread title.
    You should consider dropping the exclamation mark in the title OP.
    Had to read the quote twice while wondering how Bill was being a champion for openssl. ...
  6. [SOLVED] Re: How Do I Disable ~/.local/share/recently-used.xbel

    Bleachbit will clean it but the file is still usable, the next document opened after bleachbit is used will have an entry in a new version of that file.
    The OP appears to be wanting to disable it...
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    Re: What is "material design" all about?

    Wow ... Huh ? :-s :-?

    :-k Wonder if trying to comprehend that sort of stuff can damage your brain. Feels a bit like it after reading only that far.
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    Re: gedit - comment code

    Same here after checking ... looks like I got some words to eat back in post 3 ... Now edited out (with stikeout tags) and noted as wrong.

    Thanks for pointing that out CantankRus, I had absolutely...
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    Re: Is there anyway to undo wipefs?

    That is fantastic news.
    Could you mark the thread as [SOLVED] please ? The last link in my sig line has a guide on how to if needed. Cheers.
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    Re: Is there anyway to undo wipefs?

    I am just looking at an online man pages for wipefs.
    Source : http://linux.die.net/man/8/wipefs

    That bolded bit sounds like your data may still be on the drive and may possibly be recoverable...
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    Re: gedit - comment code

    If I am reading your question right, then what nerdtron said sounds correct, only lines of code can be commented out (by inserting the cursor at each line start and by pressing the "shift + 3"...
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    Re: Reconnect to xsession

    I have done minimal installs of both Ubuntu and Debian. Every time I have used startx from tty1 the GUI is automatically launched on tty7, if from tty2 then the GUI used to fire up on tty8. I assumed...
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    Re: Reconnect to xsession

    The GUI only exists on one tty, usually tty7 (ctrl + alt + F7) or higher, even if you launch from a lower number tty (1 to 6). If you swap to say tty2 with ctrl + alt + F2 then to return to the GUI...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    You use a bash alias to just "install beer" without any prompting (-y) :tongue:.

    From ~/.bash_aliases

    alias install='sudo apt-get -y install '
    alias purge='sudo apt-get -y purge '

    ...

    I...
  15. Re: Clubbing Seals: Exploring the Ecosystem of Third-party Security Seals

    Understandable considering the unfortunate imagery the first part can bring into the readers mind. It did catch my eye very quickly here for that reason, but the second part "Exploring the Ecosystem...
  16. [ubuntu] Re: Chrome browser displays googlead banner at bottom of full screen video

    Have you tried out a chrome extension for script blocking ? I use "scriptblock" here for blocking most ads, but have never tested it on such streaming sites (limited bandwidth on my internet service...
  17. Re: Disabling autolock, auto screen off/dim and lock in general

    Sorry. No I didn't note your join date.
    OTOH, even some "old timers" don't use them (or [SOLVED] tags ;)) Good to see you've got it fixed. Cheers. :)
  18. Re: Clubbing Seals: Exploring the Ecosystem of Third-party Security Seals

    Yes, it certainly got my attention when used here. Very witty title. :)

    Also a fascinating read. Something I've wondered about in the past when seen; I have always been skeptical on sites that...
  19. [lubuntu] Re: XFCE Windows black out in several apps(eg gThumb)

    You say upgrading; from what, an older Lubuntu version? If so which one ?
    And do you mean an in place upgrade with an update manager application (as compared to a fresh install of a newer version.)...
  20. Re: Disabling autolock, auto screen off/dim and lock in general

    That sounds like you may have a standby or some other setting active if locking occurs.

    Post back that first code here in a code box, use the advanced editor here and the # button on the toolbar...
  21. Re: Disabling autolock, auto screen off/dim and lock in general

    Glad you noted in the other post the duplicate, I'll report it to the mods for you and have it closed. My draft for over there is now posted here ...

    Please post back the output of the next...
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    Re: How can I undo the shred command?

    Hi Bucky Ball, I just downloaded the file from google docs and tried opening with libreoffice.
    It asks for Character set etc.; then when actually opened with "utf-8" has scrambled looking contents....
  23. Re: The open-source software Stephen Hawking says changed his life.

    Nah, just "bounced off the bull bar" :lol: All good now I've brushed off the dust. ;)
  24. Re: The open-source software Stephen Hawking says changed his life.

    +1.
    This is the important bit alright.
    :shock: ... Whoa !
    Note, the bolded word "simply"... this statement is a serious over-simplification of closed vs open source.
    Open source is far more...
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    [ubuntu] Re: audio icons in mp3

    That surprised me. You seem to have a bit deeper problem with the gnome thumbnailer ... wait for further replies from other helpers.

    Yes, the "hex-numbered" files sound perfectly normal.
    I've...
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