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Hardware / Re: Lost HDMI output to second monitor
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 07:45:37 am »
Oddly, I'm actually holding my phone :)

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Brave's model will also ultimately fail .. advertisers will quickly learn that the only people who are viewing their ads are those attempting to make money with no intention of buying.

That's true; I've already seen the model fail myself.   Boost Mobile offered to knock a dime off our mobile phone bills every time we watched an ad on one of its late apps(I think it was called Boost Dealz).  Well, Boost Mobile has to discontinue the project.  Though left unspoken, I'm certain it had been exploited to the point of failure.
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New Users / Re: LXDE future? [SOLVED]
« Last post by perknh on Today at 07:23:12 am »
I've been using Peppermint Linux since the days of Peppermint 7 and have found it to work well on the computers I've installed it on.

Welcome to the forum, 151tom.

I also use Antix 17.4.1 Helen Keller.

That name has got to be from anticapitalista!  Knowing a little of her politics, it's such a clever name. ;)
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Software & Applications / Re: tarring with the same brush
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 07:07:59 am »
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tar -cf ~/shotwell-backup.tar -C ~/.local/share/shotwell .
note the -C option which basically changes the current directory for you, and "." at the end which basically means 'start from the current directory'.

This will tar the CONTENTS of the ~/.local/share/shotwell directory only (not the parent directory itself).

It's the single line equivalent of:
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cd ~/.local/share/shotwell
tar -cf ~/shotwell-backup.tar .
BTW, you shouldn't need 'sudo' to do this as you're creating the tarball in your own home folder.



If you don't just want the CONTENTS, but also want the parent ~/.local/share/shotwell directory
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tar -cf ~/shotwell-backup.tar -C ~/.local/share ./shotwell
which is the single line equivalent of:
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cd ~/.local/share
tar -cf ~/shotwell-backup.tar ./shotwell

[EDIT]

Personally I'd have created a tar.gz .. so:
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tar -czf ~/shotwell-backup.tar.gz -C ~/.local/share ./shotwell
but that's obviously for you to decide.
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New Users / Re: Nvidia still doesnt create a x11.conf file (p9 respin)
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 06:45:05 am »
So all you really want is to set font scaling to 96 DPI ?

If so, run:
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xed ~/.Xresources
and when a blank file opens, add this line:
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Xft.dpi: 96
SAVE the file, then log off/on.

We're looking into a fix for this nvidia font scaling weirdness in Peppermint 10
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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2019
« Last post by PCNetSpec on Today at 06:37:12 am »
Performance wise I've come to the conclusion (with a few exception) SSD's are much of a muchness .. they pretty much all now exceed the performance of SATA III so themselves aren't the bottleneck.

It's all about longevity (chip quality, and firmware) and warranty now.
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Wouldn't this amount to just swapping Google for the Brave devs as the web funding monopoly ?

Personally I like DDG's model, no tracking and ads only where you search (not following you around):-

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How Does DuckDuckGo Make Money?

Most search engines make money by showing you advertisements related to the keywords you type in the search box. It is an acceptable approach except most search engines save the data about what you search.

DDG is different here: DDG makes sure it doesn’t save your IP, look at your cookie data or even remember who you are when you make consecutive searches. Basically, every time you use DDG, it is as if you are using the search engine for the first time.

So how do they give you targeted ads?

They don’t. They use keywords typed in to show advertisements (which are syndicated through Yahoo!). For example: If you search for ‘buy headphones online’, you will be shown headphones advertisements without peeping into your private data.

Simple concept, private, actually useful (not serving me ads for random things it picked up in a conversation elsewhere a week ago based on an algorithm that's attempting to build a snapshot of my likes and dislikes, just what I'm CURRENTLY searching for), and the way it should have been from the getgo.



Brave's model will also ultimately fail .. advertisers will quickly learn that the only people who are viewing their ads are those attempting to make money with no intention of buying.
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General Discussion / Re: New Purchases 2019
« Last post by VinDSL on Today at 03:25:22 am »
BTW, in case you might think I'm crazy for buying this obscure SSD...

There's a method to my madness   :-\

I know I could buy a Sammy EVO, or Crucial MX500 SSD, for a few bucks more. But, the next time I'm building a new rig, I know I'll be thinking about that drive, lingering inside my lowly netbook, 'gathering dust.'

I'll end up swapping it out, again, and be in the same dilemma, a few weeks or months down the road.

I'll be less likely to rob this SSD from the Asus, unless it magically turns out to be a stellar performer - which I highly doubt.
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I'd rather not watch the ads.
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Brave Wants to Destroy the Ad Business by Paying You to Watch Ads in Its Web Browser
By Catie Keck, Gizmodo, 23-April-2019

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This ad-viewing option will be available to Brave desktop users on macOS, Windows, and Linux, the company said in a Wednesday announcement. For each ad viewed, Brave says its users will receive 70 percent of the revenue while the company will keep the change. The company reportedly saw about 40 percent of its beta users and developers opt-in to the program, according to TechCrunch, which isn’t bad!

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