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Title: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: DenW on April 03, 2018, 10:27:16 am
 English Bob has started Live Streaming new series "Peppermint OS Master Class LIVE for Beginners  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Px05z8CaU&t=106s
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_Px05z8CaU&t=106s)  which should be of interest to all new Peppermint users.  Also more exposure for Peppermint and, as pointed out in video, Distrowatch ratings mean nothing in terms of actual quantity of users for a particular distro.
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: zebedeeboss on April 03, 2018, 11:57:13 am
Thanks DenW,

His "Static" Masterclass on Peppermint is better.  Less chance of him making mistakes and a VM is never the best place to demo stuff IMHO.

But EB does shout loud and hard for Peppermint :D

Regards Zeb...
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: DenW on April 03, 2018, 12:35:29 pm
Yes I agree his static Master Class videos are a quicker watch but I think you can also learn from the live stream comments (including yours!) and even the "mistakes".  He is doing a second live stream in the series tomorrow. Agreed VM install not as good as bare metal.
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2018, 12:45:50 pm
But EB does shout loud and hard for Peppermint :D

That he does :)
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: mac on April 03, 2018, 12:57:02 pm
I can't understand much of what he says.  You'd think that with a name like English Bob he'd speak English.........Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Go USA.

Other than that, great job! 

cheers
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2018, 01:29:01 pm
I've never understood why Americans have such trouble understanding Englishmen .. maybe we're just more accustomed to widely varying accents (?)

Which is something else that always amazes me, the US is massive but basically has 2 accents with some minor variations, little old England is tiny but has loads of very different accents :-\
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: mac on April 03, 2018, 02:24:04 pm
I guess the big problem is my aging ears....can't pick up on unfamiliar sounds (or is that my aging mind?).
What really bugs me is that I can't even understand British print.  Ha!     :P 
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2018, 02:24:53 pm
Bwahahaha :))

Is it the use of "S's" instead of "Zed's" and the colours ?
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: VinDSL on April 03, 2018, 04:35:09 pm
I can't understand much of what he says.  You'd think that with a name like English Bob he'd speak English.........Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!  Go USA.

I have the same problem, Mac  :)

I learned to use Closed Caption(ing) AKA 'CC' when watching UK movies, TV series, and so forth.

YT has 'CC' available on most videos - UK or otherwise. Just click the ... CC button (bottom-right panel)


(http://vindsl.com/images/VinDSL-Selectionshot_2018-04-03_16:18:55.2.png)
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2018, 04:50:04 pm
LOL .. It's like you Americans think we speak a foreign language or sommink ???

Good job forums are text based because I'm from just up the road a bit from EB .. West Midlands, and if you have trouble with his accent you'd think someone with a Black Country accent was from another planet :)
(heck even other Brits take the p*ss outa our accent)
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: VinDSL on April 03, 2018, 04:56:49 pm
LOL .. It's like you Americans think we speak a foreign language or sommink ???

Good job forums are text based because i'm from just up the road a bit from EB .. West Midlands :)

Part of it is your idioms. Even if we understand them - we don't know what they mean.

Examples: https://goo.gl/XRiUbT

Bwahahahaha! Remember me telling you that I got a 1-month 'timeout' in the Ubu Forums, for calling someone a toilet hugger?  :D
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2018, 05:00:43 pm
Part of it is your idioms. Even if we understand them - we don't know what they mean.

Ahh right, gotcha me old cock :)

[EDIT]

Sorry .. I've had a chuckle fit for the last five minutes since typing that :))
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: mac on April 03, 2018, 07:10:17 pm
Gives me a headache :-\
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: VinDSL on April 03, 2018, 08:42:55 pm
That's what the missus says ... LoL  :D
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: mac on April 04, 2018, 02:50:05 am
 ::)
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: alynur on April 15, 2018, 03:34:19 pm
English Bob mentions installing that long list of sites to the Hosts file. IYHO, is that a good idea?
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: zebedeeboss on April 16, 2018, 12:14:00 am
English Bob mentions installing that long list of sites to the Hosts file. IYHO, is that a good idea?

I do not know of any harm being caused by someone having additional entries to block bad sites in your host file.  The question will always be "who" said they were bad and "why".

I am also not aware of any slow down in internet use by having said additional entries loaded. I use a modified host file myself.

It is down to the user how many layers of security they want to put in place.  I am sure addons like uBlock Origin and the like are just as effective.

I will leave it to the clever techies to provide the least resource hungry method and the one that affords better overall protection.

Regards Zeb...

ps for the record I have chosen to trial using a VPN for the first time in my computer use (since mid 80's).  The criminal element out there is getting smarter and more prolific every year. Time to re-think protection.
Title: Re: New Master Class LIVE series for Peppermint OS 8 Respin
Post by: alynur on April 16, 2018, 11:22:40 am
Thanks Zeb, I do have Ublock enabled, I'll hold off on this list until I get a chance to go over them, there may be a site I frequent on it.  :)