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    Re: Backing Up - need help please

    I do as much as possible on-line, using Google Documents, & Sheets, they are automatically saved to Google drive as I work.
    Other work like graphics, and website management are done on the computer,...
  2. Thread: Ransomware

    by mzee
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    Re: Ransomware

    I may be wrong, but Google always suggests that I enable synchronization so that all my devices are kept up to date.
    This seems an excellent way to spread malware to all my devices, and infect my...
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    'Laptop' batteries.

    How should a Lithium Ion battery be treated for maximum longevity?

    My Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Series has the charger plugged in all the time (1 year old). Is this good?
    My Granddaughter's HP 11 G3...
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    Linux partition formats.

    If Linux Fat Dog 64 is installed to an ext3 partition it loads twice as fast as when installed to an ext4 partition.
    Why is this?
    What is the difference between ext3 & ext4?
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    Re: Using Macrium Reflect

    Macrium Reflect is brilliant! One feature I like is that you can easily restore a single partition, simply by deleting the faulty partition, and dragging a new partition from the backup to the empty...
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    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    I think I have figured it out. They run their adverts on Flash. If the Flash is not active, for whatever reason, the video waits for the advert to play which never happens, and stops. If there is an...
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    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    Chrome & Chromium are both working on TV2 now. The default setting for Flash in Chrome is OFF. I updated the Flash, & switched it ON.
    I understood that Flash was a security risk, and they all use...
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    Re: Problems with TVNZ on demand

    Problem solved. Removed Firefox Quantum 70.
    Installed Firefox Browser 70.0.1 (64-bit)
    Mozilla Firefox for Linux Mint-1.0

    This was a new entry in the Mint repository. Works fine.
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    Problems with TVNZ on demand

    For the past week, or so, I have not been able to use TVNZ on demand. The files will not run, just go blank when activated. No error notifications.
    This is the same on several computers, W10, Mint,...
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    Google Docs saved offline files

    When you use Google Docs offline, a file is saved locally somewhere. This file is then synced to Google Drive when next online.

    Where are these files located? I believe in the Google Cache,...
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    Re: Corrupted windows 7

    I had 3 machines with Windows 7 Ultimate. About 2 weeks ago Microsoft Security, on all 3 refused to update. They downloaded the updates, but will not install them. I have now installed Linux Mint...
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    Re: Is there a file size limit for a USB drive?

    Linux reads & writes to NTFS & Fat32, but Microsoft does not read or write to Ext4 etc
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    Re: Invalid file uploads?

    They are txt files.one is 400 bytes, and the other 1.4 Kbytes
    I converted them to pdf & jpg, still no go!
    I suppose I could paste the text into the thread, but I shouldn't have to. Never had this...
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    Invalid file uploads?

    Every time I try to upload a txt, pdf, jpg, file attachment I am told that the file is invalid.
    This was never a problem before.
    Same problem using Mint, W7, & W10 in Chrome browser.
    What am I...
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    Re: New prescription glasses

    I had an implant in my right eye a few years ago. The left eye has a cataract, but up to now it hasn't been too bad. I use ordinary reading glasses from the Chemist. I can work on my computer with...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop slowed by Win10

    I use the command line quite often; most of the time I don't know what I am doing. Usually software vendors that require the command line to install their software, have instructions on their...
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    Re: Toshiba laptop slowed by Win10

    Install Linux Mint 19.2 & all your troubles will go away :)
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    Re: When To Replace Car Battery?

    The Green plastic ball floats to the top when the specific gravity of the acid is high, and sinks out of sight when discharged. The problem with this is that it only reads one cell. If it is showing...
  19. Thread: PM stranded in Oz

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    Re: PM stranded in Oz

    Why should New Zealand be responsible for the welfare of the Tokelau's? If they hope to compete with the Chinese - forget it! Actually, I don't believe that China would be interested in the...
  20. Thread: PM stranded in Oz

    by mzee
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    Re: PM stranded in Oz

    Why didn't the PM get a ticket on Air New Zealand? Save money with no hassles.
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    Re: When To Replace Car Battery?

    With old style batteries it was much easier to check the condition of each cell with a Hydrometer which reads the specific gravity of the acid. If the spg was even on all cells the battery would be...
  22. Thread: laptop sicky ?

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    Re: laptop sicky ?

    It is possible that the battery is faulty and draining power from the mains adapter. I have a battery that does that, it is 10 years old.
    Use the computer with the battery removed, or buy a new...
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    A question for PREFECT. Slow starter.

    I have 3 HT51s 1.3 litre Suzuki Swifts. Two of them have fast starter motors, and the third has a slower starter motor.
    All three have new batteries.
    Some Swifts have 10 tooth pinions, and others...
  24. Thread: Interesting week

    by mzee
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    Re: Interesting week

    Hi Ken. Hope you heal quickly. I am 85 and my balance is terrible, I dare not climb a ladder. I keep trying to do relatively easy tasks,and end up in trouble, a few weeks ago I got under my car to...
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    A reason for boycotting Microsoft products.

    Yesterday I received an email from Microsoft advising me of changes to the terms & conditions for the use of their products.
    It's a very long document, but from the contents I understand that...
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