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  1. [SOLVED] Re: Phone number leaked to India-based scammers

    Another common scam is where they claim your bank /credit card is at risk and ask you to call the bank/credit card company. Again they don't hang up, but stay connected. They can even play a recorded...
  2. Re: [Observatory] Daily/Weekly native commercial linux videogames

    Well, I read this thread with much interest. Downloaded Steam to my computer. Had a look at the Linux Games (100 games). There's only one that's free, (Haunted Memories) so thought I'd D/L that and...
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    Gesture control

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24474342

    Yep I can see Apple using this technology in the near future. Only problem I can see is,, Apple will copyright hand gestures. Walking down the...
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    Re: Linux Rant threads

    Is Win 8.1 really a different OS from version 8.0? Be fair to remember that Ubuntu brings out a "new ?" version every 6 months. Not much is different between 12.04 and 13.04 . Slightly different...
  5. Re: An open letter to new users from a previous new user. :)

    Biggest frustration I've had with Ubuntu, is actually on these forums, where people seem to assume you will know how to use the terminal, like a seasoned pro.. Ahh do this, type in that, sudo this,...
  6. Re: New assembled PC- Blank HDD- Wubi install only one listed at Ubuntu.com?

    Much easier to download the ISO file to a usb stick, using Unetbootin. http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ Alter the startup order (in bios) on the computer you want to install on and Robert's your...
  7. Re: Would screening 1st posts prevent spam?

    I'm a moderator on a forum I frequent quite a lot and find that some spam comes in waves. A few months ago it was all "Watch the Washington Redskins V New York Yankees",,:D "Watch Manchester United...
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    Re: Audio input(Mic) is not working

    Have you plugged the microphone into the correct socket on your computer? Might seem a silly question, but I had exactly the same problem, and I'd inadvertently plugged it into the wrong socket....
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    Re: Who Uses a Mouse with their Laptop?

    A few years ago I had a laptop from the company I worked for. First thing I did was buy a usb mouse and keyboard. I much prefer the mouse and prefer a "proper" keyboard . I find the track pad on most...
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    Re: how long can you survive without..

    I once went just over 3 days without sleep. Started hallucinating on the 3rd day though and finally got to my bed. Surprisingly only slept about 8 hours before waking again and carrying on my usual...
  11. Re: Name suggestions for my Ubuntu remaster :P

    Hows about just shortening the name to UMate? Or extending that to UltiMate. ;)
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    Re: New information surrounding global warming

    Can you explain what the dinosaurs etc did to cause this global warming , during the Permian period? Yep I'm a bit sceptical about "Man made" climate change. I reckon it's a cyclical thing , over...
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    [ubuntu] Skype not upgrading

    Tried to upgrade Skype today, but it won't upgrade. Here's the message I get



    Anyone know what to do? Keep it simple please ;)
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    Re: New information surrounding global warming

    It's a real shame our politicians are so greedy for money, they bought into the scam that is "Climate Change". Used to be called"Global Warming" until the scientists realised the planet wasn't...
  15. Re: Anyone using Clementine's "rain" function?

    I used to have one of those "Aquarium " screensavers on my last computer c/w sound effects. Someone was in my office one morning and told me they thought there was a serious water leak somewhere,...
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    Re: Would you fuel greed?

    If the hardware runs slow on Ubuntu, you can almost guarantee it will be like a snail on diazepam on Windoze. :):):):)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems after updating

    The kernel that's installed via update manager today is linux-image-3.2.0-41-generic-pae. Can't understand why this would cause problems though. Surely it's thoroughly tested on many...
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    Re: Things that you dislike in Ubuntu

    The one thing I hate in Ubuntu at the moment is the many kernel updates, which quite frankly "Just don't work" An update tonight has resulted in me not being able to play games online as intended....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems after updating

    Well, Just d/l'd Chromium and it's the slowest out of the lot. Even a snail on diazepam could go faster than it. Anyone know how to roll back the kernel to a previous version (and ignore further...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems after updating

    Cheers Warprunner (nice username wonder if you play Eve online? ) I think there was an update to Chrome a few weeks ago. That's when it started running a bit slower than usual and videos didn't play...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problems after updating

    Sadly, it's not a connection speed problem. Just checked it and my d/l speed is 32Mb/s (on both computers Ubuntu and Windoze) Must be something to do with the latest kernel I reckon ??...
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    [ubuntu] Problems after updating

    Downloaded the latest updates today, New generic kernel etc,etc, yadda, yadda (usual stuff) Now Google Chrome is running at a snails pace. Flash games run like they're in thick syrup. Same with...
  23. Re: Is Google Chrome acting up lately for anyone else?

    I had problems a week ago (on 12.04) with Chrome. Youtube videos either wouldn't play or played with very jerky video. Turned out one of the updates had activated libflash or pepper flash in addition...
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    Re: Virus pretending as flash update

    I was browsing the web a few days ago and a popup told me "Your "Windows Media Player" needs updating" :lolflag::lolflag::lolflag:
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    Re: What drives people away from Linux?

    I think you should re-phrase the original question. IMHO people are not driven away from Linux. Linux users generally stay with Linux. Linux users have generally been driven away from Windows,...
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