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Messages - VinDSL

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It's a handy client/app - simple and useful, yet powerful, like Peppermint.

I'm thinking about syncing my Office 365 E3 business account locally, too.

I've got 1TB of storage at my bidding, over there...  :)




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Yup, Zeb took one for the Team. Biscuits n' Gravy is gross.  ;D

The only thing that's worse, in North America, is Poutine (Montreal, Canada)






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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: My custom PC desktop
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:57:12 pm »
Welcome aboard, sharkantropo  :)








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General Discussion / Re: For those of us maintaining mail servers
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:44:00 am »
Remember when everything was done with sendmail?   ;D

They accidentally discovered the exim vuln during a recent exim update. Then, the idiots posted the full attack vector online. Doh!

Long story short: it takes a week for exim to time-out a bounce (default settings). The bounce timer gets reset every 5 minutes, so the perps are resending it every 4 minutes (to play it safe) for 7 days. When exim eventually times-out the bounce, a week later, exim marks it as undeliverable, and navigates to whatever link is crafted in the body of the message. This allows system commands to be initiated on the mail server with root auth.

Nice, eh what?


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What are you running Peppermint on? / Re: ASUS X540S notebook.
« on: June 16, 2019, 02:10:29 am »
Glad to see you're back online, Pepper9.

Have fun!  :)







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New Users / Re: Lost panel
« on: June 15, 2019, 11:53:23 pm »
/usr/bin/reset-xfce4-panel   no such file found

ps aux | grep
  • fce4-panel  no output


How about:
Code: [Select]
ps aux | grep -e "xfce4-panel" 

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General Discussion / For those of us maintaining mail servers
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:00:20 pm »
A Vulnerability in Exim Could Allow for Remote Command Execution

Yes, REMOTE COMMAND EXECUTION, e.g. execute Linux commands remotely as root (not simply remote code execution).

If you've updated Exim in the past week, you're probably okay.

Otherwise, read n' heed  ;)


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News and Reviews / Re: Apple Engineer Explains $999 Mac Pro Stand
« on: June 15, 2019, 08:18:26 pm »
Most Mac Pro users will just add it to their wall of other monitors - or their tree, if it's on a desk.

Not without the optional vesa adapter they won't .. erm which will cost them $199 :))
(you couldn't make this stuff up)

Meh. A mere pittance for Mac Pro users...

They probably spend that much on Sexagintuple Vanilla Bean Mocha Frappuccinos at Starbucks every day.

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News and Reviews / Re: Apple Engineer Explains $999 Mac Pro Stand
« on: June 15, 2019, 07:55:00 pm »
Did a quick search. Found for that magnificent Jap scanner on the web - $43,000 new (+$1800 shipping)

https://www.largeformatspecialist.com/Kurabo-K-IS-A1FW-ARCH-D-Size-24-x-36-Color-Flatbed-Scanner-400-DPI_p_436.html

I'd rather have one of those, than a Mac Pro, but I'll need to think about it a little.

Whatta ya think?

EDIT

Oops! That cheap POS is only 400 DPI. Hello ?!?!

800 DPI is $53,545.66 (+ $1800 shipping)

https://www.largeformatspecialist.com/Kurabo-K-IS-A1FW-Plus-ARCH-D-Size-24-x-36-Color-Flatbed-Scanner-800-DPI

Or, I could go for The Crown Jewel - $74,144 (free shipping)

https://www.largeformatspecialist.com/Kurabo-K-IS-A0FW-ARCH-E-Size-36x-50-Color-Flatbed-Scanner


Decisions, decisions...  ::)

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News and Reviews / Re: Apple Engineer Explains $999 Mac Pro Stand
« on: June 15, 2019, 07:35:12 pm »
Now you guys did it. You got me thinking...

I'm setup with enough PCs to last me a lifetime, but I forgot about that scanner the graphic artist used.

Think it would be silly of me to purchase something like this, for personal usage?

I judge it's no worse than spending $30K USD on a Mac Pro.

http://www.allied-images.com/index.php/specialist-scanners/kurabo

A Mac Pro wouldn't be necessary. Simple Scan could handle it, right?

Then, I could start scanning/reducing shop manuals to A4 myself.

Hrm... wonder if I can find something like that on eBay  :-\

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News and Reviews / Re: Apple Engineer Explains $999 Mac Pro Stand
« on: June 15, 2019, 04:06:45 pm »
Okay, I got it now - fake video gag.

That's funny...

Most Mac Pro users will just add it to their wall of other monitors - or their tree, if it's on a desk.

Only Mac Pro user I've run across, with a single monitor on his desk, was a graphic designer that reduced the pictures in a German manual down to an A4 printable size. I needed them for training purposes.

Gotta say, it was the biggest baddest Apple monitor I'd ever seen, at the time. I was impressed. The professional scanner he used was as big as a deep-freeze and equally impressive.

This guy's job was to design display advertising for newspapers. And, yes, he was a pro, not a poser.

Just saying...

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News and Reviews / Re: Apple Engineer Explains $999 Mac Pro Stand
« on: June 15, 2019, 03:44:39 pm »
Guess I should watch the vid, to see what you're basing these declarations on, eh what?  ;D








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News and Reviews / Re: Apple Engineer Explains $999 Mac Pro Stand
« on: June 15, 2019, 03:31:37 pm »
IMHO, Mac Pros et al. come down to 'bragging rights' for professionals.

Apple hadn't updated their Mac Pros in years, and it was time. It's a niche product.

I can understand it, on a somewhat personal level. At one time, I was getting by at board meetings with a Asus Eee PC.

Who cares what 'they' think, right?

However, I eventually started *feeling* uneasy sitting at a boardroom table with a netbook. Everyone else had high-end Apples, HPs, and Dells. So, to protect my ego/reputation, I bit the bullet and started lugging around a Dell.

I judge the same applies to Mac Pro users. There's a whole subculture of professions out there, that the common man doesn't understand.

Does the average user understand the need for a $30,000 computer system?  No.

Would the average consider buying a $5,000 monitor, which doesn't come with a stand?  No.
 
Do professional users with $30,000 systems even need a monitor stand?  No. Think about it.

Are professionals willing to pay the price?  You bet. They probably aren't footing the bill, anyway  ;)

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