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Discussions - Public / What Windows programs run in WINE with *no hassles*?
« Last post by The Gorn on November 04, 2017, 09:02:34 AM »
I've found exactly one so far: Beyond Compare by Scooter Software (an incredibly useful file compare utility.) I have one of the last revisions of the version I bought, from 2008. I just ran the installer from Wine, which completed with no errors, and BC works with NO problems.

I think I got Evernote to install on Linux a few months ago but I deinstalled it because that version was complaining about too many apps on the free account.

Most Windows applications I've tried choke in the installer because the installers usually want things like IE to be relatively current (and of course Wine has no IE look-alike.) Or the installers just exit with a cryptic error message.

I'm really kind of impressed with the integration with Linux in WINE when things do work. BC can readily see the entire hard drive and compare files outside its "C drive" space under the Linux file root.
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Discussions - Public / List of Colorado school and public places shootings
« Last post by I D Shukhov on November 02, 2017, 01:20:14 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_shootings_in_Colorado

9 have occurred including and since Columbine. 

6 years before Columbine, in 1993, things got started off (not counting the 1914 Ludlow Massacre):
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Nathan Dunlap, 18, who was fired from a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant as a cook, opened fire, killing four employees and wounding another.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by unix on November 02, 2017, 03:35:05 AM »
Interesting
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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by HiredGunn on November 01, 2017, 05:49:26 PM »
I like my LG G5, I can replace the battery easily and have 4 or 5 of them charging at home.  I was also able to add a huge internal memory card.

I am so glad I left the iPhone a few years ago. The constant spam to sign up for cloud pictures cloud music drive me away.

i was going to build a great home lab workstation with loads of ram for virtual clusters, full tower case but I just cannot commit over on Newegg.  The case reviews are nearly all bad.  I work for a cloud company - private cloud, public cloud but I like to work offline when researching and learning.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by unix on October 31, 2017, 09:18:10 AM »
re: planned obsolescence

good point. Did you notice how fewer and fewer smart phones have removable batteries? A Li-ion battery is the primary and maybe the only thing that wears out. It can only take a finite number of chargers and that number is not very large. Between 1000 and 1500. And the capacity doesn't just walk off the cliff when you get to charge #1500, it gradually declines.  So a 6 month old iPhone with 200-300 charges on it just does not have the mAh capacity of a new one.

They had several flagship phones where you could easily remove the battery and install a new one without replacing the entire device. 30 minute charging? F-that, it's 20 seconds for me. As easy as removing the back cover and installing a new one.

samsung just released Galaxy Note 8, a fine device but sealed, tiny battery. LG released V30, another fine phablet but again, smallish sealed Li-ion battery, a deal breaker.

Designed to last about a year.

Just f-them. I am currently running Samsung Galaxy  Note 4 which is of 2014 vintage. Will upgrade to LG V20 which is 2016 vintage and keep the same model until they run out of it. No shortage of it on Ebay.



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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by benali72 on October 31, 2017, 08:58:05 AM »
That being said, its way, way to much. I am content to be one generation behind.

I got 6 years out of my last one. If I get 4-5 out of this one I will be happy.

I'm with you, ilconsiglliere. Used to be the computer manufacturers had us on the short leash like this, but now everyone knows you don't need to buy a new computer every couple years. So Apple has transferred that planned obsolescence cycle to our smart phones.  If you can minimize your need for apps, you can still get years out of a good phone.

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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by unix on October 31, 2017, 04:36:35 AM »
I think my numbers are off then. If iphone 7 is 769, then what does 8 and X sell for.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by The Gorn on October 30, 2017, 06:50:12 PM »
I have a Kindle Fire that I like a lot.  I use that more than my phone.

I have a cheap older model Kindle Fire I bought off Woot this summer for $30. It's cute. But it displays friggin' ads on the unlock screen, which even though they don't exactly get in the way, they irritate the hell out of me.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by The Gorn on October 30, 2017, 06:24:18 PM »
I just checked out Straighttalk's phones for sale page (I'm with StraightTalk and it's been pretty good on the AT&T GSM network). To buy outright:

iPhone 7 plus is $769  >:(

iPhone 5s is $99

iPhone 6 is $199

The somewhat older iPhones are affordable and in the range of lower end Androids.
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Discussions - Public / Re: Buying hardware one generation behind
« Last post by JoFrance on October 30, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »
I still have my iPhone 4S, but its getting pretty clunky.  I don't really download many apps, but my iHeartRadio won't load a lot of stations anymore and I can't upgrade that app, so I was thinking about the iPhone 7.

I have a Kindle Fire that I like a lot.  I use that more than my phone.
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