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by duped
05 Mar 2015 18:00
Forum: Hardware
Topic: laptop monitor black/purple after boot since update
Replies: 0
Views: 784

laptop monitor black/purple after boot since update

Solydk-BE My laptop had an uptime of about 30 days until yesterday when I accidently pulled the battery lock swtich and it fell out so the machine lost power. I had been installing updates in the meantime but upon startup, nothing would display on the laptop screen. It seems that others are having p...
by duped
22 Jan 2015 04:06
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: 2 Years since switching to Linux!
Replies: 17
Views: 3010

Re: 2 Years since switching to Linux!

My time line is very similar. I have had linux as dual boot since 2008 but in Jan 2013 when I got a new machine I decided to make Linux my daily OS. I had used DOS and windows since 3.1 and new a bit of unix from mainframe days in university in the late 1980s and 1990s. I am very happy with the move...
by duped
21 Jan 2015 19:34
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED] fresh install but want to transfer vbox, mysql
Replies: 2
Views: 744

Re: fresh install but want to transfer vbox, mysql

Worked great. Thanks wildman. Somehow I thought it would be a lot harder. I am always amazed by the modularization of unix-liek systems and how one can move things around. It not a big brittle framework.
by duped
21 Jan 2015 14:31
Forum: Installation
Topic: [SOLVED] fresh install but want to transfer vbox, mysql
Replies: 2
Views: 744

[SOLVED] fresh install but want to transfer vbox, mysql

Hello. I just bought an SSD and my plan is to have it as only solydk whereas now I have a dual boot magnetic drive (MD) with win7 and solydk. Eventually I will remove linux completely from the MD and just choose the boot sequence starting with the SSD. I made a fresh install on the SSD with a slight...
by duped
27 Nov 2014 14:48
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye! and an explanation...
Replies: 32
Views: 6440

Re: Goodbye! and an explanation...

I wish all the best to you. Your insights and and help will be dearly missed.
by duped
18 Nov 2014 13:59
Forum: Software
Topic: btsync backdoor - ever used syncthing?
Replies: 0
Views: 546

btsync backdoor - ever used syncthing?

I love btsync for keeping music and photos synced between my various machines and devices but today I just read that there may be a backdoor. I know that this is not really a surprise and much proprietary code in wide usage probably has a backdoor but the increased suspicion of it makes me want to s...
by duped
04 Nov 2014 17:44
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Steve in Canada ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1011

Re: Hello from Steve in Canada ...

Welcome Steve. Me too, I settled on solydk-be last winter and I am really happy with it and do not see reasons to change now while before I was never quite satisfied with my distro
by duped
23 Sep 2014 19:08
Forum: Community Packages Requests
Topic: [Request] Bittorrent Sync
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Re: [Request] Bittorrent Sync

Sorry my fault, I just ask it to show me new posts since I last came to the forum and it automatically puts [request] in front so I now see it was in the request part of the forum - I have not examined the forum structure that well, I just ask for all new posts. Yes, it is really a great package and...
by duped
23 Sep 2014 16:51
Forum: Community Packages Requests
Topic: [Request] Bittorrent Sync
Replies: 3
Views: 2450

Re: [Request] Bittorrent Sync

I have used btsync since it came out. I have my music and some other files synced between my solydk laptop, 2 different windows 8.1 machines and 4 different android tablets. Works great and I see nothing even close as a viable alternative. That said, I am not sure what you are requesting?? It is eas...
by duped
14 Aug 2014 17:09
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: So What drives You Up the Wall?
Replies: 31
Views: 4430

Re: So What drives You Up the Wall?

Harley Davidson bikes with straight pipes burning past my house. Especially just after the kids fall asleep. Motorbike sound laws are not enforced where I live.
by duped
27 Jun 2014 02:10
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in artificial intelligence?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Anyone interested in artificial intelligence?

Great, found a nice line of conversation. First, your idea do not seem crazy at all but who am I to judge - my wife thinks I am a nut. We are all going to be approaching these things from our perspective of experience but if those are different than most people's then there can be some unique ideas ...
by duped
26 Jun 2014 02:20
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in artificial intelligence?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: Anyone interested in artificial intelligence?

I know how it is. Anyway, maybe we can keep some discussion alive here. I quite interested in AI and for the past years the idea of the technological singularity has intrigued me. Though I have not read a Kurzweil book I have read some other things. I am not naturally taken to grand speculations but...
by duped
23 Jun 2014 15:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Anyone interested in artificial intelligence?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: [Project Idea] Anyone interested in artificial intellige

So how are things going? No doubt you heard about the chatbot passing the Turing test a couple of weeks ago. It seems a pretty weak test but nevertheless certainly has people talking.

http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/06/20/can ... ring-test/
by duped
30 May 2014 15:55
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Microsoft or Apple-who will die first
Replies: 10
Views: 1947

Microsoft or Apple-who will die first

I think Apple is on the way out, well not completely out but just and average player producing functional products in a sea of many similar. I think their fate was almost sealed with the huge success of the ipod and iphone which canalised them into a stylised gadget company and there is always a bet...
by duped
30 May 2014 15:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Reasons that are NOT obvious why some use Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 1475

Re: Reasons that are NOT obvious why some use Linux

The real clincher for me is that I completely control my machine. My employer provides me with a laptop and Win7. On that I have many restrictions and funny scripts at startup including limited ability to even install programs. I just feel that big brother is not just watching me but limiting me is ...
by duped
30 Apr 2014 16:51
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: What do you remember as a kid?
Replies: 64
Views: 10428

Re: What do you remember as a kid?

The things that would mostly notably date me and place me would be: my dad's 72 dodger charger 440 magnum, blue, white vinyl top The last days of the make-and-break engine in small inshore commerical fishing boats and hearing them head out from several kilometres over the bay on summer mornings Fish...
by duped
29 Apr 2014 17:33
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: multi-monitor blackout after disconnect from docking station
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: multi-monitor blackout after disconnect from docking sta

Thanks for the response. I do have the laptop as the primary display and absolute. The monitor is to the right of. I have this saved as the default. I did try to remove the monitor and then disconnected the laptop from the docking station and set that as the default. Unfortunately, the result is sti...
by duped
29 Apr 2014 03:04
Forum: KDE specific (SolydK)
Topic: multi-monitor blackout after disconnect from docking station
Replies: 2
Views: 860

multi-monitor blackout after disconnect from docking station

I run solydk-BE on my laptop. At work I have a docking station with separate monitor. Works fine - I can clone them, side-by-side without issue. The issue comes when I disconnect the laptop from the dock station, close the cover to put it to sleep. I then re-open the top at home, get a few lines of ...
by duped
23 Apr 2014 14:27
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Hello from Canada

cheers !

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