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    An Open Letter To LinuxQuestions

    i might one day make a blog post titled "We are all Trolls (to some degree)".

    Originally Posted by cynwulf View Comment
    My experience of forum staff over the last decade or so, is that if you challenge the status quo in anyway, you will have a target painted on you. Mud sticks and all that.
    thanks for your comment, too, and sorry for not noticing it earlier.
    the strange thing is that my "challenge" actually helped me with that feeling.
    as you say later on in this comment: I am mostly "myself", but I tend to keep "shields up".
    i am more relaxed now - if not, i'd have to seriously question the point of frequenting these forums. because let's face it, who really comes here only to ask & answer technical questions (i know, there's always some hypocrites who maintain that they do)?

    The reality is that the staff can't read everything. This is why provoke - report trolls are successful in this kind of environment. They dance the line, use weasel words and then when the time is right, hit the button.
    The trolls know they will win every time against the more emotional or direct members, in this kind of environment.
    From my perspective, if I get an inline reproach or warning at LQ about one of my posts, it's because there has been a report. The staff will of course not reveal that.
    all of this.

    Sadly you either host and run your own board, or you deal with it. I've seen far worse than LQ...
    i deal with it and still manage to have some fun.

    On a board I frequented for many years and recently returned to - along with another long absent member, a far worse scenario recently played out.
    sounds familiar. i had similar experiences.
    a few (*) trolls are very clever, much cleverer than many moderators.

    (*) very few. the majority is dumb as ... and very, very transparent.
    Posted 04-14-2019 at 03:26 AM by ondoho ondoho is offline
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    An Open Letter To LinuxQuestions

    Originally Posted by Philip Lacroix View Comment
    Hello Ondoho
    thanks for your comment.
    i have noticed it only now; i have to check if there's some cp setting to notify me of blog comments.
    anyhow, the thread ran its course and everything's been discussed.
    writing the original post was cathartic for me and as I said therein, one of the desired effects was to gain some distance from all this BS, and not take it too seriously.
    that i have achieved.

    i might one day make a blog post titled "We are all Trolls (to some degree)".
    Posted 04-14-2019 at 03:09 AM by ondoho ondoho is offline
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    Upgrade of HP 2133 Mini-note PC from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04

    Addendum: Using an external display on HP 2133 under Ubuntu 16.04

    Since the HP 2133 has a 9-inch viewable diagonal screen, I find it more comfortable to work on the machine with an external display. I use a 23-inch 16:9 Dell connected to my various machines through a Netgear GCS1724 KVM switch with VGA connectors.

    Under Ubuntu 14.04, after the HP 2133 booted and after log in, pressing Fn+F2 on the HP keyboard caused the external display to activate. Under 16.04, this procedure no longer works.

    What I have found that usually works under 16.04 is to boot the machine, log in, log off, and log in again. Usually, after the log off, the external display activates. Occasionally, this does not work and I must log off and on a second time before the external display activates. Further, the external display sometimes (rarely) activates immediately after boot. I can offer no deeper explanation of what is happening here.

    So far, I have not found any way to access the 'System Settings/Display' from IceWM. The Gnome Control Center is listed on the IceWM menu, but it will not start.
    Posted 04-09-2019 at 09:13 AM by flshope flshope is offline
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    Android-x86_64 Pie 9.0 with Aptoide App Manager, Netflix, Spotify, Firefox with YouTube, Clash of Clans and Angry Birds – Build 190326

    Softpedia 190402: You Can Now Run Android 9.0 Pie on Your PC with the AndEX Project

    "Arne Exton has updated his Android-x86-based AndEX project to the latest Android 9.0 Pie mobile operating system, which now lets users run Android 9 Pie on their personal computers.

    AndEX Pie 9.0 Build 190326 is now available, based on the Android-x86 project, an open source initiative that let you run Android on your PC. It comes with comes pre-installed with numerous popular apps, among which we can mention the Aptoide app manager, Mozilla Firefox web browser, Clash of Clans game, and several useful utilities."

    Posted 04-04-2019 at 02:36 AM by exton exton is offline
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    RaspEX Kodi Rpi3 with LXDE and Kodi 18.1 Media Center “Leia” with Netflix, Plex and Amazon Video addons – Build 190321

    Softpedia 190321: RaspEX Project brings Kodi 18.1 and Linux Kernel 5.0 to Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

    "RaspEX developer Arne Exton released today a new version of his Raspbian/Debian-based distribution for the tiny Raspberry Pi single-board computers with all the latest GNU/Linux technologies.

    Based on Debian GNU/Linux and Raspberry Pi's Raspbian operating systems, RaspEX Kodi Build 190321 is now available with the latest Kodi 18.1 "Leia" media center software featuring add-ons for watching Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Plex, as well as the lightweight LXDE desktop environment with VLC media player and NetworkManager.

    RaspEX Kodi Build 190321 is also powered by the latest and greatest Linux 5.0 kernel series, which apparently works very well with the recently launched Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ single-board computer. However, while Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ is recommended for RaspEX, you can also install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B or the older Raspberry Pi 2 Model B."

    Posted 03-22-2019 at 06:19 AM by exton exton is offline


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