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I agree with RC.  Scholastically, I would think a Danish high school would be superior to most US public high schools.

A year studying in the US might be better at a University level.

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Water Cooler / Re: Damned the privacy. Full speed ahead!
« on: Today at 12:13:31 PM »
>Google is tracking

There we go.

Instead of the All Seeing Eye at the top of the pyramid on the back of the US $1 bill we should put the Google "G" logo.

@ukgimp

The only reason I'd want to scan my receipts would be those from Aldi and regular supermarkets to compare between the two.

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Water Cooler / Re: Damned the privacy. Full speed ahead!
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:40:55 PM »
Amazon knows almost everything I shop for and everything I buy already.  No need to duplicate.

And anything Amazon does not know, Google probably does.

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Water Cooler / Re: If Gimp were the Fuzz
« on: May 18, 2019, 11:24:42 PM »
No hound? 

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If they stick with a proven, off the shelf Linux distro and reuse as many PC's as they can, this ought to work well for them.  Although it's more secure, there really is nothing special about Win 10 and it is a resource hog.

It might be cheaper to upgrade hardware at the same time if you factor in the labor costs of installing Linux on existing machines.   

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Water Cooler / Re: RC Arrow on Ballot Paper
« on: May 09, 2019, 06:55:29 PM »
Arrows are so useful.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Linux Based PinePhone Coming Soon $149
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:43:23 PM »
A little more info on this:  it looks like there will be several "builds" each with a different Linux based system.  Most notable are:

1. UBPorts - the continuation of Ubuntu Phone project.
2. Sailfish - formerly Nokia's Linux based OS abandoned when they got Borged by Microsoft.
3. KDE Plasma - previously listed
4.  Several others.

https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php/Project_Don't_be_evil

Love the Project Name "Don't be Evil".  I wonder what they are referring to?

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Darling!
« on: May 03, 2019, 06:32:20 PM »
I haven't tried it. I only just heard about it.  I've never had any luck with Wine although it's been years since I tried it and I hear it's gotten much better. 

This might get more Mac users to try Linux if Darling will run those few programs they just can't live without from a a Mac.  I do know there are grumbles from Mac users about bad Apple keyboards etc.

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Hardware & Technology / Darling!
« on: May 03, 2019, 05:50:43 PM »
Darling lets you run macOS apps on a Linux computer.  Much like Wine lets you run Windows apps on a Linux machine.
https://www.darlinghq.org/

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Web Development / Re: Verizon looking to sell Tumblr
« on: May 03, 2019, 02:02:16 PM »
Rumor is that PornHub (I think that's the name) is interested.

>deleted

The idiots poisoned the well and now want to dump it.  Verizon is clueless.  Watch as they repeat this with Yahoo and AOL.

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Somewhere I heard that doctors were the slowest to pay their bills.  This was back 40 years ago when doctors were at the top of the heap.

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Hardware & Technology / Microsoft Azure?
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:29:00 PM »
Does anyone here know what Microsoft Azure is?  If so, can you explain it to me as if you are talking to a 4 year old?  hhh.

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Water Cooler / Re: Intertubes to go ballistic
« on: April 28, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
America too, only it's fish, snakes and birds.   Watch the poop hit the fan once the Asian Carp reach the Great Lakes.

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Water Cooler / Re: BBQ the hard way
« on: April 27, 2019, 10:40:21 AM »
Now I'm hungry.

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Traffic / Is DDG's Search Quality Slipping?
« on: April 23, 2019, 01:55:14 PM »
I'm still pretty happy with DDG, but this came up on a social network and a few people chimed in to agree:
https://tyler.io/moving-back-to-google-just-a-little-bit/

If this is true it means DDG's main feed from Bing is degrading because that is where most of DDG's results come from.  Hopefully, DDG has a Plan B, like running their own crawler more.

Also there might be an opportunity for Mojeek here as they increase their index.

Have any DDG users here noticed a slip in quality?

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