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RE: Android and Linux

You might wish to investigate that new linux sign in. As I recall the notices I get say "android" or "Chromebook" or Windows' thanks for the advice. Ed
mr. ed 01/10/22 10:38am Technology Corner
RE: Android and Linux

Thanks for the replies. While checking my gmail today, I noticed Google informed me of a new sign in on a linux account. I didn’t know what that’s about? But not to worry, everything is working normally on my device. I just didn’t know how linux was involved. Both of your replies have answered my question perfectly; thanks for that! :)
mr. ed 01/08/22 07:16am Technology Corner
Android and Linux

I just purchased a new tablet from Walmart (Onn Surf 8, 2nd gen), which I’m quite pleased with so far. The OS is android 11. I’ve noticed something interesting; even though the tablet is running android, I’m getting indications that linux is somehow involved. I don’t know much about linux except many people think highly of it. I can’t go into explaining how I know linux is involved somehow, except I see the word “linux” come up occasionally on the screen, almost as if that’s the OS. So, my question is: is there any sort of relationship between android and Linux? Other than that, there are no issues with my device., so it doesn’t matter. I’m just curious.
mr. ed 01/07/22 03:01pm Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

My trusty Toshiba laptop is getting long in the tooth (over 10 yrs old), but still works well. When support for W10 runs out in 2025, and if my Toshiba is still going strong, I may opt for a different operating system at that time (Linux?) ;)
mr. ed 01/04/22 10:03am Technology Corner
RE: Windows 11

I would love to keep my Windows 10 Pro forever, if that were allowable. I don”t thinking that’s gonna happen, though. My Toshiba laptop isn’t able to upgrade to W11, anyway. :S
mr. ed 12/31/21 12:54pm Technology Corner
RE: Laptop Google issue??

I have 3 browsers installed: Edge, Firefox and Chrome. I rarely use Chrome but almost exclusively use Edge. No problems with Edge at all. Due to other issues ( not with Edge), I’ve reset my device several times, thus reinstalling the OS (W10 Pro). I wonder if you could just go ahead and reset your computer. This process restores your OS to a virtually new condition. The process takes a while to complete, but it’s always worked well for me. You have a choice keeping your saved documents, photos, etc. or wiping everything clean. Be sure your stuff is backed up first You can find the reset instructions in Settings.
mr. ed 12/31/21 12:45pm Technology Corner
RE: A Very Touching Movie

'GLORY', one of my favorite moving films worth watching again. Considered one of the more historically accurate movies made. A theatrical poster hangs in my office. The movie led me to read the books and letters GLORY was based. One particular quote stands out is when 54th Massachusetts regiment marched through Boston, and Col. Robert Gould Shaw saluted his family from his horse, his sister Ellen is quoted as saying “his face was as the face of an angel and I felt perfectly sure he would never come back.” Needless to say, two months later he would be killed at 25yo along with 272 of his soldiers on the assault on Fort Wagner. Yep, I rememember that movie and now plan to watch it again, now that you've reminded me. I like historically accurate movies, too, such as Freedom, which I mentioned above. Even if a movie isn't 100% accurate, I take it for what it is, and still enjoy it. Another movie, which I think also has a measure of historical accuracy, is Master and Commander, starring Russell Crowe. I think it's a must-watch. :)
mr. ed 12/23/21 10:47am Around the Campfire
RE: A Very Touching Movie

I've recently watched "Freedom" for the 2nd time. Stars Cuba Gooding,from 1982. Free on Youtube. Historic movie, taking place in first third of 19th century. Plot: The underground railroad helping black slaves escape to the north prior to the Civil War. It's very interesting, and will hold your attention especially because it's real history.
mr. ed 12/22/21 01:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Finally Found a Cold Cereal I Like

Used to work with a chemist who had previously worked for Kroger at their food lab. One of the things he said to me that stuck with me was that the name of the game is making it as cheaply as possible. Thus the inclusion of more and more air in the ice cream, the injection of more and more water into everything, and inclusion of lots of sugar. Sugar and salt are the two cheapest solids in the food industry, so the more of them they can put in stuff, the cheaper they can make it. A lot of products like to use high fructose corn syrup in place of sugar ( I think the reason is it’s cheaper): high fructose corn syrup has been reported to be damaging to the liver, in addition to other problems. So I avoid products using that stuff, which is sometimes hard to do since it’s so ubiquitous. Even though regular sugar has a bad rap , I’d rather use that in limited amounts (my preference is turbinado sugar, aka Sugar in the Raw. Probably not a whole lot better, but I’m more comfortable with that, in limited quantity, of course). ;)
mr. ed 12/07/21 08:09am Around the Campfire
RE: Finally Found a Cold Cereal I Like

For years, I have had a homemade breakfast "cereal". Oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds (occasionally some mixed nuts), laid out on a baking tray. Sprinkled with olive oil, liquid honey and dusted with powdered cinnamon. Placed in the oven for 1/2 hr at 325. Once cooled, put in a container in the fridge. Every morning I combine a cup or two, with unsweetened, gluten free Heritage Flakes, a 1/4 cup of All Bran Buds, a 1/4 - 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries and unsweetened Oat Milk. The Heritage Flakes and All Bran Buds are optional. Can't remember the last time I had conventional cereal. Lasts for a couple/three weeks before it runs out and a new batch is made. Marv That looks pretty good, Marv. Unfortunately, I don't have an oven, just a 2 burner stove top. Thanks to the other respondents who recommended the other products. Fortunately, I've qualified for an EBT card, so, in effect, My Kind Cranberry/Almond cereal costs me nothing. :C
mr. ed 12/01/21 07:15am Around the Campfire
Finally Found a Cold Cereal I Like

I stopped buying cold cereals a long time ago because they've become too sweet for me. Instead, I use hot cereals (oatmeal, etc) which allows me to regulate the amount of sugar. At one time certain flake cereals were acceptable, such as raisin bran, even though the raisins were sweet; at least the flakes seemed not as sweet at that time compared to now (I guess these cereal compnies are trying hard to get more people addicted to sugar). Even plain bran flakes, without raisins, is too sweet IMHO. Other flakes may be more acceptable due to having less sugar content (examples,corn flakes, Special K). Anyhow, I thought I'd give cold cereals another try. While perusing the cereals aisle at my local Walmart, and viewing the large selection of truly unhealthy choices on the shelves, I noticed a brand I'd never seen before. It is manufactured by the Kind Company, their Cranberry/Almond selection. I looked at the ingredients, and first on the list was slivered toasted almonds (they don't skimp on these), then came oats, followed by cane sugar, followed by various other healthy grains; there was no sweetness in the flakes, the sugar no doubt being used to coat the dried cranberries, which would be too tart otherwise. The only drawback for some folks may be the price. A 15 oz box is almost $7.00 at Walmart. I don't mind the cost so much since I don't eat it every day. I also find I don't need any added sugar, just pour it into the bowl and add milk (I use almond or oat milk) and enjoy. In closing, I post this information to benefit those who may be looking for a healthier change from those widely advertised, sugary sweet cereals commonly found on your grocer's shelves. :)
mr. ed 11/30/21 10:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Can't imagine a world without internal combustion engines

I can’t imagine it, either. I have my own reasons for preferring internal combustion engines, even though that may not be politically correct nowadays.
mr. ed 11/17/21 07:44am Around the Campfire
RE: Chrome and Edge Freezing with white screen

My Windows 10 laptop isn't upgradable to W11, so I'll use W10 until the 2025 cutoff date. I like W10, and don't care if I never get W11. As far as Edge browser goes, that's my default browser, and I'm completely happy with it. It's never caused a white screen, as in your case. I also have Firefox installed as a backup; no trouble with it either. I've also played around with Vivaldi browser. I liked that, too, but feel 2 browsers are enough. Win10 will run way past the 2025 date, that date is nothing more than the date that MS will no longer pay attention to it as far as security patches. Might even do you a huge favor by not installing broken haphazard and buggy updates that were never tested before being released. Fair chance, like XP, 7, 8.1 that date will be a moving target due to those OS versions being highly embeded into machines and equipment that everyone highly depends on like bank ATMs and even hospital equipment. Takes a huge effort and expense to replace/upgrade or flip embeded products and sometimes there simply is no replacement due to manufacturer bowing out of a product segment or just going bankrupt. Spent 22 yrs of my life working in a industrial high tech environment building PCs for robotics systems that operate in the background but have a significant role in healthcare settings.. I have seen it take as long as 3 yrs to test and qualify new PCs and OS systems for the companies products with the software. Then replacing tens of thousands of PCs in the field takes considerable time and manpower.. When I left the company last yr, they still had well over half of the systems still running Win7.. thanks for that info, GDetrailer. My older Toshiba will probably be due for replacement in a few years, anyway, and I may opt for an entirely different OS, such as ios or Chromebook. Who knows? :)
mr. ed 11/16/21 05:49pm Technology Corner
RE: Chrome and Edge Freezing with white screen

My Windows 10 laptop isn't upgradable to W11, so I'll use W10 until the 2025 cutoff date. I like W10, and don't care if I never get W11. As far as Edge browser goes, that's my default browser, and I'm completely happy with it. It's never caused a white screen, as in your case. I also have Firefox installed as a backup; no trouble with it either. I've also played around with Vivaldi browser. I liked that, too, but feel 2 browsers are enough.
mr. ed 11/16/21 09:31am Technology Corner
RE: Happy Birthday

Vietnam, 3rd battallion, 26th Marines, L Company 1964-1968
mr. ed 11/12/21 07:34am Around the Campfire
RE: A cappuccino, a cruller and a life decision

Here's wishing you health and hapiness in Maine. When I was living in New York, as a youngster, we'd vacation in Maine during the summer. I remember we rented a cabin close to the water (I think it was the ocean, but may have been a lake). It's a beautiful state with lots of wilderness areas. One of my fondness memories is the food found in the general New England area...unbeatable fish dishes. I think my favorite is lobster bisque; never found any area in the country where it was made as good as in New England. Anything from the sea is better there, and you know it's fresh caught. ;)
mr. ed 11/12/21 07:31am Around the Campfire
RE: Use it or Lose it

My wife's biggest fear is what happens when I retire. I work in extremely complex issues, often solving problems that normally go to much higher pay grades. I cross back and forth between business office and engineering. Highly project orientated, love the complex issues, and easily bored. I have no intention of working past 65, currently 63+, and seriously considering stopping at 64-6. I retired at 62 and haven’t regretted it. I owned a good business which allowed me to retire early. I could never have done that working for someone else. ;)
mr. ed 10/24/21 09:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Amazing 7 yr old Pianist

Here is, now at age 9, playing a Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt. Still amazing. Looks like he’s the same physical size. click here Here he is again, reportedly at 5yrs old, playing an incredibly difficult, yet beautiful Chopin piano work. click here
mr. ed 10/24/21 11:23am Around the Campfire
Amazing 7 yr old Pianist

I'm always amazed at how incredible the human brain can be, even at a very early age. This young kid, Jonah Ho (Chinese,I think) is an incredible example, playing as well as many older, accomplished pianists. Of course, he has smaller hands, but is still capable of performing the feat. Watch him play Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Try to watch at least the first 3 movements (the 2nd and 3rd movements are progressively more challenging). Clicky PS: There are even younger kids onine who are also amazing players. Simply amazing, I just needed to post this topic. :C
mr. ed 10/24/21 07:56am Around the Campfire
RE: Use it or Lose it

I'd have a hard time remembering that, but you're only 70; I'm 7 years beyond that.:W
mr. ed 10/24/21 06:26am Around the Campfire
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