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    whitroth @ 1061: Well, in the US, the GOP represents billionaires, period. Very few representatives or senators are themselves billionaires, so they occasionally have warm feelings for mere multi-millionaire....
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    Nix @ 1040: I'm in the biz, so obviously I'm In On The Conspiracy, but I can more or less guarantee that the answer is 'none of the above'. The problems seen with modern software are simply because modern machines...
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    John Hughes @ 1036: "We are not a democracy, we are a republic" Just can't get their tiny little heads around the idea that they might be both. "It's not just a dessert topping, it's also a floor wax!" It's...
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    David L @ 1035: CS6 is Creative SUITE 6. And is years old. And the last of the "buy it and install it on your computer for a one time license fee". I know. That's why I bought it, so...
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    David L @ 1030: If I'm going to run Photoshop in a VM, can't I run Windoze7 in there and use my existing Windows version of Photoshop? In that case I wouldn't need the Mac version of Photoshop. Your earlier...
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    Pigeon @ 1025: "It also looks like some of my scanner software (Nikon & Epson) might not be Linux compatible" Oh bugger, I'd forgotten about those things. This is the site to check for compatibility of scanners and scanneroids: http://www.sane-project.org/sane-supported-devices.html...
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    David L @ 1020: Even with SSDs in that MacMini you might feel that Photoshop in CS6 is slow. Or maybe not. But I'd plan to bump the RAM to 16gb. Probably will, but as I noted I'm not really...
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    David L @ 1016: "There's an outside chance I may acquire a retail copy of Photoshop CS6 Extended for Mac. If that comes through, I'll switch to Mac for Photoshop." I MIGHT have some licenses (real ones) of that in...
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    Troutwaxer @ 1001: also, I find that the sheer ugliness of Windows 10 comes very close to being intolerable. Plus, Cortana would NEVER STFU! !!!. At least you can gag Siri. Maybe even turn her off completely. I don't know,...
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    David L @ 998: Meetup wants me to enter my user id & password and I don't have a record of having a Meetup User ID & password ??? So if I don't have them, how did I get to...
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    TonyM @ 994: Photoshop. This seems to be one that comes up all the time, and no, Photoshop is not available for Linux. I have never ever used Photoshop and don't have a need for it. GIMP I have never...
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    whitroth @ 987: Speaking of Daleks, have you seen the t-shirt (I gave it to one of my daughters) with a picture of one, and a caption reading, "It's R2-D2! I loved him in Star Trek!"? I've got one of...
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    Keithmasterson @ 980: ... then maybe before Windows 10 does an install, first it surveys the hardware for loopholes and rejects any it doesn't recognize. So a system that's been continually upgraded since the 90s like JBS described might be...
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    Rabidchaos @ 978: "I looked for Linux training. I need to learn how to do this." These days most Linuxes are downright friendly. While most have little quirks* to get used to, some take great pains to mimic the Windows...
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    David L @ 976: The only Linux classes I've found so far are "Enterprise" level classes I KNOW you are on Meetup. Or your were. Go here. Attend a meeting. Ask for help. They will be glad to bring you...
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    paws4thot @ 971: One of the consultants came to me - he'd spent hours or a PowerPoint (gag), and then went to save it. He'd just hit yes, and now his machine was hung. I'm sorry, but why does he...
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    whitroth @ 130: For a very long time, I have appreciated the fact that there are no large flying livestock. Consider that you'd constantly have to watch the sky... and carry a steel umbrella (unless you expect them all to...
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    Greg Tingey @ 122: Charlie @ 120Almost happened. Consider the R 100 Cheif designer one Mr Barnes Wallis. R 100 scrapped after violent & ignorant press campaign, after crash of fucked-over & fucked-up R 101. At the top of the...
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    Dave P @ 959: I did buy a Win 10 laptop to replace a much older laptop in 2017; it has been trouble-free. The lesson I drew from this is NEVER "upgrade" an OS. The only success I had doing...
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    Mikko Parviainen @ 957: I could argue that it's pretty hard to accidentally insert a USB stick, too. I agree that in most cases something less drastic than the epoxy is enough, and having to open the case is a...
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    Greg Tingey @ 951: THERE ARE people still runningn the only really good version of Windows there was, that I was reluctant to leave .... Windows XPBut, their systems are isolated from the main net.Network Rail's signalling systms mostly run...
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    Mikko Parviainen @ 949: The main thing is that any "solution" that requires me to disconnect the computer from the internet is NOT a solution, any more than any "solution" that requires Windows10. I'm retired, but the very little bit...
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    Pigeon @ 947: "I don't know enough about Linux to make the distinction about an emulator" That is not a required precondition for that purpose. It's more or less like this: Windows is Chinese.WINE tells your computer how to speak...
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    _Moz_ @ 940: he depth of my anger against Micro$oft & Windows10 I set out three options and you're angry about one of them. But you're not grateful, or even willing to discuss, the other options. Are you just angry...
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    Rabidchaos @ 930: Regarding WINE in general, it has been getting steady updates and extensions over the years, even if the default graphics look like they came from Windows 95, as most users care a lot more about what's inside...
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    David L @ 927: What Mac(s) do you have? "Late 2012" Mac Mini - I don't think it's late enough to be the 2014 version. IIRC, I got it in October/November 2013. John Hughes @ 928: Plus, I don't think...
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    _Moz_ @ 926: What may be an option is to install Win10 then take it off the network/internet. That mitigates some of the worst aspects while allowing you to use hardware that Win7 doesn't support. Maybe not this week, but...
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    Mikko Parviainen @ 925: I absolutely refuse to have Windows 10 on any computer I own. Obviously it's a problem if one wants to do something that requires a network connection. I'd probably get myself an another box running Linux...
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    Vulch @ 917: Maybe the "black boxes" have a separate power supply and kept on recording voice/data, but I doubt it "Depends" appears to be the answer. Cockpit Voice Recorders tend to use solid state storage instead of tape these...
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    Completely off topic, but I think we're far enough in that it's not out of line. What do I do about Windows 7. I absolutely refuse to have Windows 10 on any computer I own. I won't repeat all the...
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